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This Day in Braves History: September 11
1964 - In a pitching duel between the Braves’ Denny Lemaster and Reds’ Jim Maloney, Milwaukee pushes a run across in the eighth to secure a 1-0 win. Gene Oliver doubles and scores after a double steal and a fly out. Leo Cardenas records the only hit of the game off of Lemaster.
1965 - Tony Cloninger’s one-hit, 9-0 win is Milwaukee’s second straight one-hitter against the Mets, tying a major league mark. Hank Aaron finishes with two hits, a stolen base, RBI, and a run scored.
1966 - Braves pitcher Pat Jarvis becomes the first of Nolan Ryan’s 5,714 career strikeout victims.
1977 - Gary Matthews, Biff Pocoroba and Pat Rockett pull off a triple steal for the Braves in a 7-3 win over the Padres.
1991 - Kent Mercker, Mark Wohlers and Alejandro Pena combine to toss a 1-0 no-hitter against the Padres. Phil Niekro tossed the first no-hitter in Atlanta history in 1973 also against the Padres.
2002 - The Braves and Mets split a doubleheader with Atlanta winning the first game 8-5 and New York taking the second 5-0. John Smoltz pics up the save in the opener making him the seventh pitcher in history to record 50 saves in a season. Smoltz will go on to set the National League record for saves with 55 topping the old mark of 53 shared by Randy Myers and Trevor Hoffman. Chicago’s Bobby Thigpen set the major league record with 57 in 1990. Francisco Rodriguez broke Thigpen’s mark in 2008 finishing with 62 saves. Edwin Diaz tied Thigpen with 57 in 2018.
2010 - Alex Gonzalez hits a walk-off home run in the 12th inning off Mitchell Boggs to give the Braves a 6-3 win over the Cardinals. The win moves Atlanta into a tie with the Phillies atop the NL East.