This Day in Braves History – The Braves trade Dale Murphy to the Phillies

Braves Franchise History

1973 – Despite Dave Winfield’s pinch-hit home run, the Braves hold on to defeat the Padres 5-4. Before September 29, 1990, Winfield won’t have another pinch-hit home run.

1990 – The Braves deal Jeff Parrett, Jim Vatcher, and Victor Rosario to the Phillies in exchange for Dale Murphy and Tommy Greene. At the time of the deal, Murphy’s batting line was.232/.312/.418 with 17 home runs. By moving him, David Justice was given the opportunity to take over as Atlanta’s regular right fielder. Down the stretch, Murphy played in 57 games for the Phillies, hitting.266/.328/.416 with seven more home runs.

1996 – After 18 innings and 2 2/3 hitless innings from rookie pitcher Brad Woodall, Atlanta defeats the Dodgers 5-3.

2011 – In a 6-4 victory over the Nationals, Dan Uggla singles and slugs a three-run home run to extend his hitting streak to 25 games. On July 4, Uggla was batting.173, and the streak helped him boost his average by 42 points.

2020 – After throwing a pitch in a 7-2 loss to the Mets, Mike Soroka tears his Achilles tendon.

MLB History

1909 – Judge A commotion breaks out as Tim Hurst spits in the face of Eddie Collins, the second baseman for the A’s. Police remove Hurst off the field; as a result of the event, he will no again play baseball.

Lou Gehrig plays 1,900 consecutive games starting in 1937.

1948 – In front of more than 72,000 spectators, Cleveland wins 5-3 thanks to Satchel Paige’s seven-inning performance in his first start.

1957 – Bobby Bragan, the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, hears on the radio that Danny Murtaugh has been hired in his place.

1987 – During the fourth inning of an 11-3 victory over the Angels, Twins pitcher Joe Niekro is found using a nail file on the mound and is dismissed from the game. The American League will impose a ten-game ban on him.

2012: On the same day, the Upton brothers each hit their 100th career home run. Justin makes his appearance in Arizona’s 4-2 victory over Philadelphia. An hour later, B.J. scores in the Rays’ 2-0 triumph over Baltimore.