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This Day in Braves History: Atlanta takes Bob Horner with 1st pick in 1978 Draft

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Our daily look back at the major events in history of the Braves continues. As always, we would like to thank Baseball-Reference and NationalPastime.comfor providing the background information for these articles.

This Day in Braves History: June 6

1978 - Atlanta takes Bob Horner with the first overall pick in the June draft and immediately promote him to the big leagues. Horner would go on to be named NL Rookie of the Year after hitting .266/.313/.539 with 23 home runs in 89 games. He spent nine years in a Braves uniform and one 60 game stretch with the Cardinals in 1988 before retiring with 218 career home runs.

1986 - Padres manager Steve Boros is ejected before the first pitch of the game agains the Braves when he tries to give umpire Charlie Williams a videotape of a disputed play in the previous night’s 4-2 loss.

2019 - Atlanta signs free-agent lefty Dallas Keuchel to a one-year, $13 million deal. Keuchel would start 19 games for the Braves posting a 3.75 ERA (4.72 FIP) in 112 2/3 innings.