Baseball Glove

August 7, 1947

Warren Spahn not only posted his 14th win of the season, he had an RBI triple in a 7-3 Braves victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers at Braves Field.

Bob Elliott’s three-run homer in the fourth inning put the Braves ahead for good. Spahn needed the cushion to end his streak of games without a win.

It kept the Braves on the fringe of the National League pennant race, in fourth place, nine game behind the Dodgers.

A crowd of 32,252 was on hand, making it a combined 86.807 for three straight night games against Brooklyn. The lights went on at Braves Field on May 11, 1946. The Red Sox hoisted the light poles at Fenway Park a year later.

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