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This Day in Braves History
October 9th

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1948 At Cleveland Stadium in front of 81,897 fans, the solid pitching of Steve Gromek helps the Indians win pivotal Game 4 of the Fall Classic, edging the Braves, 2-1, to take a 3-1 series lead. Larry Doby's third-inning solo home run, the first by a black player in World Series history, proves to be the difference in the Tribe's victory.

1958 In Game 7, the Yankees beat the defending World champion Braves in Milwaukee's County Stadium, 6-2, for their eighteenth title, the club's seventh in the past decade. The Bronx Bombers become only the second team, the first being the 1925 Pirates, to come back from a 3-1 deficit to win a best-of-seven Fall Classic.
2005 At Minute Maid Park, Chris Burke's 18th-inning homer ends the longest postseason game in baseball history as the Astros defeat the Braves, 7-6, to advance into the National League Championship Series. Atlanta's five-run late lead in the contest vanishes with an eighth-inning grand slam by Lance Berkman and a two-out ninth-inning solo shot by Brad Ausmus, which barely clears Gold Glove center fielder Andruw Jones' outstretched hand.
2019 After posting a historic opening frame, the Cardinals cruise to a 13-1 victory over the Braves in the decisive Game 5 of the NLDS at SunTrust Park. St. Louis tallies ten times before Atlanta bats, scoring the most runs in the first inning of a postseason game.

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