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This Day in Braves History
September 13th

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1951 At Sportsman's Park, the Cardinals split a three-team twin bill, beating the Giants 6-4 in a rescheduled afternoon game due to rain the day before, and then the Redbirds are blanked by the Braves in the regularly scheduled night game, 2-0. It is the first time since 1883 that a three-team twin bill has been played.
1968 Jerry Koosman ties the National League rookie record when he hurls his seventh shutout of the season, blanking Pittsburgh on just three singles. The left-hander's 2-0 victory, the Mets' 67th win of the season - a franchise high, equals the mark shared by Irving Young (Braves, 1905) and Grover Cleveland Alexander (Phillies, 1911).
1969 Bobby Bonds, with his first-inning two-run homer in the Giants' 6-4 defeat to the Reds at Candlestick Park, becomes the fourth player in major league history to steal at least 30 bases and hit at least thirty home runs in the same season. The other members of the 30/30 club are Ken Williams (1922-Browns), Willie Mays (1956 & 1957-Giants), and Hank Aaron (1963-Braves).
2013 In a much anticipated start, Atlanta rookie David Hale sets a franchise record with nine strikeouts in his major league debut, but does not collect the victory when San Diego stages a late rally off the bullpen to overcome a three-run deficit to beat the Braves at Turner Field, 4-3. The 25 year-old right-hander from Marietta, GA surpasses the previous mark of eight shared by Bob Dresser (1902) and Kenshin Kawakami (2009).

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