John Smoltz owns August 19

Nine years ago on this date, Smoltzie recorded his 142nd save as a Brave, breaking Gene Garber’s franchise record.

Three years later, on 8/19/07, the future Hall of Famer retired Mark Reynolds for his 2,913th K as a Brave, surpassing Knucksie to become the team’s all-time strikeout leader.

Safe to say no other pitcher holds his team’s record for saves and strikeouts.

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