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This Day in Georgia History

April 16, 1982

Braves Won Ninth Straight

In the 6th inning, the Atlanta Braves scored 5 runs against Houston Astros pitcher Nolan Ryan. The runs proved sufficient to defeat the Astros with a 5-3 victory. This marked the ninth consecutive win since the season opened, tying the Braves’ franchise record for best start since the Boston Beaneaters went 9-0 in 1888.