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This Day in Braves History: Denny Neagle gives Atlanta five 15 game winners

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This Day in Braves History: September 17

1917 - The Braves beat the Pirates 4-1 as Honus Wagner plays in the final game of his Major League Career for Pittsburgh.

1930 - Wally Berger clubs three homers in a doubleheader against the Reds. Berger will finish the season with 38 home runs.

1941 - Stan Musial makes his major league debut against the Braves going 2-for-4 while driving in a pair of runs.

1965 - The Braves snap San Francisco’s 15-game winning streak as Phil Niekro bests Juan Marichal.

1997 - Ryan Klesko records four hits including a grand slam to push the Braves to a 10-2 win over the Mets. Bobby Jones starts for New York and doesn’t retire a batter. Greg Maddux wins his 19th game for the Braves who clinch their sixth straight postseason birth. Klesko’s grand slam is Atlanta’s 12th of the season setting a new major league record.

1998 - Denny Neagle notches his 15th win of the season by tossing six shutout innings in a 1-0 win over the Diamondbacks. The Braves become the first team since the 1930 Washington Senators to have five pitchers with at least 15 wins each.

2010 - Joe Torre announces he will retire at the end of the month ending a 30 year stint as a Major League manager. Torre managed the Braves from 1982-1984 going 257-229.