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September 23rd

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1957 The Braves clinch the National League pennant, defeating the Cards 4-2 thanks to Hank Aaron's 11th inning home run. Milwaukee's accomplishment marks the first time since 1950 that a team that plays its home games in the state of New York team hasn't finished first in the National League.

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1987 Albert Hall, needing a three-bagger to complete the cycle, hits a bases-empty, two-out triple in the bottom of the ninth inning, and will score the decisive run on Dave Smith's wild pitch, giving Atlanta a 5-4 walk-off victory over the Houston. The 29 year-old outfielder is the first Braves' player to hit for the cycle since 1910 when Bill Collins accomplished the rare feat.

1996 Atlanta beats the Expos, 8-2, to clinch the National League East. The Braves become the first National League team to take five straight division titles.
2000 Surpassing the major league team mark shared by the 1997 Braves and the 1999 Indians for grand slams in a season, Ben Grieve's seventh-inning home run with bases loaded gives the A's a record-breaking 13 grand slams. The four-run homer off Mariner's right-handed reliever Jose Paniagua fuels the team's 8-4 victory at Safeco Field.
2006 In Milwaukee's Miller Park, Barry Bonds hits his 734th career homer, surpassing Hank Aaron, and establishes a new all-time National League home run mark. The historic long ball hit by the unpopular 42 year-old Giants slugger receives little fanfare in the city in which 'Hammerin' Hank,' a former player for the Braves and Brewers, is a local legend.
2009 After signing him to a one-year contract extension for 2010, the Braves announce Bobby Cox will retire as the manager of the Braves after next season. The 68 year-old skipper has led the team to a string of 14 consecutive postseason appearances and a world championship during his 24-year tenure in Atlanta.

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