Warren Spahn is born in Buffalo, New York. The future Hall of Fame southpaw, a mainstay with the Braves in the 1950's, is named after Warren Harding, a right-hander who was just recently sworn in as the president of the United States.
At Busch Stadium, Hank Aaron hits the first of his 755 career home runs in his seventh major league game. The Milwaukee outfielder's sixth-inning solo round-tripper is hit on a pitch thrown by Cardinal right-hander Vic Raschi in the Braves' 7-6 extra-inning victory in St. Louis.
Atlanta teammates Justin and B.J. Upton both hit home runs in the Braves' 10-2 rout of Colorado at Coors Field. It marks the 27th occurrence in major league history that brothers have homered in the same game, but is only the second time it has been accomplished in consecutive at-bats since 1938 when Lloyd and Paul Waner went back-to back for the Pirates.