This Day in Georgia History
August 08, 2002
Smoltz Set Franchise Saves Record
With a full month left in the season, relief pitcher John Smoltz got his 40th save as the Atlanta Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 in Phoenix. Relieving Tom Glavine to pitch the final inning, Smoltz’s save broke the Braves franchise record for season saves.