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July 1, 1948

July 1, 1948 Boston Braves right-hander Bill Voiselle put an end to a measure of personal and team frustration with a 3-1 win over the New York Giants. It marked Voiselle’s eighth win of the season and broke a string of nine straight starts in which he failed to throw a complete game. Starting pitchers in the olden days actually loathed handing the ball to a relief pitcher. It was Boston’a first win of the season over the Giants at Braves Field. It gave the first-place Braves a 1½ game lead in the National League. RBI singles ...

May 21, 1952

May 21, 1952 With his team stuck in seventh place at 11-15, Boston Braves manager Tommy Holmes decided to shake up his lineup. The alterations began by benching first baseman Earl Torgeson in favor of rookie George Crowe. “Crowe is the only new man on our club who hasn’t been given a fair trial,” Holmes said. “… I don’t want anyone to feel that I’m down on Torgeson. Torgeson hit .230 for the year. He had played in every Braves game since the 1950 opener. How could anyone think that Holmes, who was fired two weeks later, ...

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