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This Day in Braves History: Atlanta trades Kelly Johnson to Mets.....Again

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This Day in Braves History: June 8

1961 - The Milwaukee Braves set a major-league record by hitting four consecutive home runs in the seventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds. Eddie Matthews and Hank Aaron hit back-to-back homers off starter Jim Maloney prompting a pitching change. Joe Adcock and Frank Thomas then went back-to-back off of reliever Marshall Bridges. Despite the homers, the Braves lose the game, 10-8.

2016 - Kelly Johnson becomes only the second player in baseball history to be traded from one team to another in consecutive seasons when the Braves dealt him to the Mets for minor league right-hander Akeel Morris and cash. In 2015, Atlanta sent Johnson to New York along with Juan Uribe for right-handers John Gant and Rob Whalen. Catcher Chad Kreuter is the only other player to be dealt twice to the same team in consecutive seasons going from the White Sox to the Angels in both 1997 and 1998