Today marks a sad anniversary, as well as a franchise-altering one. And Aug. 12 also marks one of the most bizarre games in Braves history:
Five years ago tonight, we learned that Ernie Johnson Sr. died. Check the link for a tribute to the old righthander.
On Aug. 12, 1987, John Smoltz joined the franchise after Bobby Cox consummated the best trade in franchise history.
Three years earlier, all hell broke loose at Fulco between the Braves and Padres.
Also on this date, in 2011, the best Braves pitcher off all time walked Steve Finley, the first free pass allowed by Greg Maddux in 72-1/3 IP.