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This Day in Braves History: Upton Brothers go deep

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This Day in Braves History: June 24

1953 - The Braves sign 17-year old RHP Joey Jay making him the first Little League player to make it to the major leagues. Jay would go on to have a 13-year career in the majors posting a 3.77 ERA with 999 career strikeouts in 310 career appearances.

1975 - Joe Morgan hits a three-run home run off of Phil Niekro to account for all the scoring in a 3-0 win by the Reds.

1976 - Atlanta defeats the Expos, 2-1, but Rowland Office’s 29-game hitting streak comes to an end. The streak began back on May 23 and Office hit .408 over the 29 games.

1996 - Ron Gant hits a lead off homer as the Cardinals go on to defeat the Braves, 9-2 snapping John Smoltz’s 14-game winning streak. Brian Jordan drove in six runs in the win for St. Louis. Smoltz was one win away from tying Gaylord Perry who put together a 15-game streak in 1974. The loss dropped Smoltz’s record against the Cardinals to 4-9.

2014 - Justin and B.J. Upton homer in the same game for the Braves for the fourth time since becoming teammates tying the record for brothers homering for the same team in one game. Wilton and Vladimir Guerrero and Jason and Jeremy Giambi share the mark. Justin and B.J. homered together three times in their first 20 games in a Braves uniform.