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This Day in Braves History: Warren Spahn throws 41st career shutout

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This Day in Braves History: September 3

1913 - Boston Braves sidearmer Lefty Tyler throws a one hitter in a 2-1 win over Christy Mathewson and the Giants. Mathewson allows eight hits and two runs.

1927 - Doc Gautreau steals home twice in a game against Brooklyn to tie the major league record. No other player would record two steals of home in the same game until Vic Power did it in 1958.

1956 - The Braves set a home night game record by drawing 47,604 to see a doubleheader split with the Cincinnati Redlegs.

1957 - Warren Spahn throws the 41st shutout of his career against Chicago. That is the most career shutouts by a National League left-handed pitcher.

1966 - 18-year old Charlie Vaughn picks up his first and only win in a 12-2 victory over the Astros. Vaughn will make only one other major league appearance in relief in 1969.

1991 - Braves shortstop Jeff Blauser breaks his big left toe and will miss two weeks. Atlanta calls up shortstop Rico Rossy to take Blauser’s place on the roster. Rossy will appear in five games and will strike out in his only plate appearance.

1996 - Marquis Grissom hits a leadoff home run off of Reds pitcher Dave Burba, but it is the only hit the Braves will record in a 5-1 loss.

2015 - The Braves fall to the Nationals 15-1. Bryce Harper scores four runs in the game but does not have an official at-bat logging four walks in four plate appearances. Only three other players have scored four runs in a game without logging an at-bat: Larry Doby in 1951, Joe Morgan in 1973 and Rickey Henderson in 1989.