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This Day in Braves History: September 23
1948 - The Braves clinch the NL pennant defeating the Giants 3-2. They will finish 6 1/2 games ahead of the Dodgers.
1950 - Johnny Sain fails to win his 20th game but hits his first major league home run. The Braves fall to the Giants 4-3 as Sam Jethroe loses Don Mueller’s fly ball in the sun with two outs in the 10th. Mueller ends up at third and scores on a single by Hank Thompson.
1957 - Hank Aaron homers in the 11th inning to give the Braves a 4-2 win over the Cardinals and clinch the National League pennant.
1977 - George Foster hits homer No. 50 off Buzz Capra as the Reds beat the Braves 5-1.
1987 - Albert Hall becomes the first Braves player to hit for the cycle since 1910. Atlanta defeats the Astros 5-4.
1996 - The Braves defeat the Expos 8-2 to clinch the NL East becoming the first NL team to win five straight division titles.
2000 - The Braves blow out the Expos 10-0 clinching their 9th straight division title. Greg Maddux tosses the shutout extending his scoreless inning streak to 36 1/3 innings.
2009 - Bobby Cox signs a one-year extension as manager but announces that it will be his last season in the dugout.
One year ago - Atlanta enjoyed its final off day of the season having clinched the division with a 96-61 record.
Five years ago - The Braves score three runs in the ninth to defeat the Mets 6-3. Freddie Freeman doesn’t start but enters as a pinch hitter and goes 2-for-2 with a double and a homer. Williams Perez allows two runs over six innings.