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This Day in Braves History: Davey Johnson launches 43rd homer

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This Day in Braves History: September 19

1925 - The Pirates defeat the Braves 2-1 as both teams combine for 23 hits but score just three runs.

1961 - Not a good day for Warren Spahn who allows four home runs including a grand slam by Willie Mays. Still the Giants needed run scoring singles in the eighth and ninth to secure an 11-10 victory. The two teams combine for eight home runs and 57 total bases.

1971 - Al Downing and Don Sutton throw shutouts as the Dodgers beat the Braves 12-0 and 4-0 in a doubleheader.

1973 - Davey Johnson hits his 43rd home run and his 42nd as a second baseman tying Rogers Hornsby Major League record.

1998 - Tom Glavine shuts out Arizona to record his 20th win of the season. It is also Atlanta’s 100th victory of the season. The Braves are the first team since the 1976 and 1977 Phillies to record 100 wins in back-to-back seasons.

2002 - Atlanta defeats the Phillies 6-0 as Bobby Cox becomes the 12th manager in major league history with at least 1,800 career wins.

One year ago - Mike Soroka outduels Aaron Nola as the Braves defeat the Phillies 5-4. Soroka allows five hits and two runs over five innings. Ronald Acuña Jr. launched his 40th home run off the season off of Nola in the third. Austin Riley hit his 18th home run in the sixth.

Five years ago - The Braves score two runs in the eighth inning to take home a 2-1 win over the Phillies. Freddie Freeman brings both runners home with a double. Ryan Weber turned in a great start allowing two hits and one run over seven innings.

10 years ago - Atlanta batters Glendon Rusch and the Mets for seven runs in the second inning on their way to a 12-4 win. Chipper Jones has three hits and drives in a pair of runs. Andy Ashby picked up the win for the Braves allowing one unearned run over seven innings.