Phil Niekro started and won his 7th game on the season, a 3-0 5 hit shut out vs the St louis Cardinals. Clete Boyer delivered the big hit a 2 out 2 run hommer off Briles. Chief Noc a homa who lights off smoke bombs after braves home runs had one backfire after Boyers blast and his tent catches fire. The flames shot out 2 feet over the tent. He tried to put the fire out with a broomstick he keeps for housekeeping. The chief claimed sabotage, “Someone got into my tent and fooled with the bombs.”
Hank Aaron becomes 3rd player to reach 500 Doubles and Homeruns
On May 26, 1969, At Atlanta Fulton County Stadium Hank Aaron hits his 500th career double off Nelson Briles, becoming only the third major leaguer to reach 500 doubles and home runs.