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1979 In a 6-5 victory at Veterans Stadium, Giants' first baseman Willie McCovey hits his 505th home run off Larry Christenson, establishing him as the National League all-time left-handed home run leader. Southpaw swinger Eddie Mathews had previously led the NL, collecting 504 round-trippers playing for the Braves and Astros, adding another nine for Detroit in the American League at the end of his 17-year career.
1998 Greg Maddux wins his 200th career game as the Braves beat the Giants, 8-4. All of Atlanta's nine hits in the game were doubles.

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