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This Day in Braves History: Warren Spahn becomes a 20-game winner for the final time

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This Day in Braves History: September 8

1963 - Warren Spahn earns his 20th win of the season with a 3-2 victory against the Phillies. It is the 13th and final time Spahn will have 20 wins in a season in his career.

1967 - The Braves drop a 4-1 decision to the Phillies despite a brilliant relief effort by Dick Kelley who ties an NL record for relievers with six consecutive strikeouts.

1969 - The Braves acquire veteran pitchers Hoyt Wilhelm and Bob Priddy from the Angels in exchange for minor leaguers Mickey Rivers and Clint Compton. Wilhelm will be waived in September of the 1970 season and will be claimed by the Cubs.

1981 - Houston’s Cesar Cedeno is fined but not suspended after attacking a fan during a 3-2 loss by the Astros to the Braves.

2011 - Atlanta sweeps a doubleheader with the Mets at Citi Field increasing their lead in the Wild Card race to 7 1/2 games. Mike Minor earns the victory 6-5 in Game 1 while Julio Teheran earns his first major league victory 5-1 in the second game.