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This Day in Braves History: Atlanta fires GM Frank Wren

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This Day in Braves History: September 22

1997 - The Braves clinch their sixth straight division title as the Mets defeat the Marlins. Atlanta will defeat the Expos 3-2 later in the evening.

1998 - Eddie Perez’s solo homer is Atlanta’s 208th of the season breaking a franchise record. The Braves will finish with 215 homers.

2013 - The Braves clinch its first NL East title since 2005 after losses by the Nationals and Marlins along with a win over the Cubs.

2014 - The Braves fire General Manager Frank Wren one day after the team was mathematically eliminated. John Hart takes over on an interim bases.

2018 - Atlanta clinches the NL East with a 5-3 win over the Phillies.

One year ago - The Braves fall to the Giants 4-1 as Dallas Keuchel allows six hits and two earned runs over six innings. Will Smith picks up his 34th save of the season for the Giants.

Five years ago - Jace Peterson and Hector Olivera homer to help the Braves to a 6-2 win over the Mets. Matt Wisler allows five hits and two runs over seven innings to pick up the win.

Ten years ago - Tommy Hanson and Roy Oswalt lock up in a pitcher’s duel as Atlanta falls to Philadelphia 1-0. Hanson allows two hits over six shutout innings while Ozwalt allowed one hit over seven scoreless frames. Raul Ibanez doubles home the game’s only run in the eighth inning off of Jonny Venters.