Braves Franchise History
1979 – The Braves sign reliever Al Hrabosky to a five-year, $2.2 million deal.
1997 – Atlanta signs first baseman Andres Galarraga to a three-year, $24.8 million deal.
1888 – The Joint Rules Committee reduces the number of balls for a walk from five to four.
1950 – Pirates general manager Roy Haley resigns from his job and is replaced by Branch Rickey.
1962 – Mickey Mantle wins his third American League MVP Award after hitting .321 with 30 homers. Mantle also led the AL in walks and slugging percentage.
1967 – Tom Seaver wins the NL Rookie of the Year Award after posting a 16-12 record with a 2.76 ERA and 170 strikeouts.
1984 – Dwight Gooden becomes the youngest player ever to win the National League Rookie of the Year Award. Gooden went 17-9 with a 2.60 ERA and led the majors with 276 strikeouts.
1985 – Don Mattingly wins the MVP Award for the American League after hitting .324 with 35 home runs and 145 RBI.
1985 – The Pirates name Jim Leyland as their new manager replacing Chuck Tanner.
1990 – Rickey Henderson beats out Cecil Fielder for the MVP Award in the American League.
2001 – Ichiro Suzuki becomes the second player in major league history to win the MVP Award and the Rookie of the Year Award in the same season.