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1952 After purchasing Hank Aaron from the Indianapolis Clowns for $10,000, the Braves sign the 18-year-old Negro League player, assigning him to the Eau Claire Bears, their Class-C farm team. The future home run king, named the Northern League's Rookie of the Year when he hits .336 and nine homers in 87 games, will play second base for the Wisconsin minor league team.
1952 Warren Spahn goes the distance in the Braves' 3-1 loss to the visiting Cubs, whiffing 18 batters in 15 innings. The Boston southpaw, who homers for the team's lone run, becomes the sixth pitcher to compile 18 or more strikeouts in a game but the first hurler who needed extra frames to accomplish the feat.
1990 The National League announces plans to expand from 12 to 14 teams. The two new franchises that will begin playing in 1993 are the Florida Marlins and Colorado Rockies.

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