On August 9, 1966 — 1966 – The Braves fire Bobby Bragan (52-59) and install coach Billy Hitchcock as their new manager. In today’s game, 52,270 watch as Felipe Alou hits a leadoff home run off Sandy Koufax. The Dodgers tie it, but Eddie Mathews adds a 9th-inning solo home run to beat the Dodgers’ ace, 2 – 1.

Baseball Reference August 9
National Pastime
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
SABR Games Project
Replay The Game