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This Day in Georgia History

September 23, 1996

Last Regular Season Game in Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

In their 2,431st - and last - regular season game in Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, the Atlanta Braves beat the Montreal Expos by a score of 3-1. Former Atlanta mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. - who was instrumental in getting the Milwaukee Braves to agree to move to Atlanta - threw out the first pitch. After the game, ex-Braves appeared in a salute to mark the 31 years the Braves had played in the stadium.

To view an image of Atlanta-Fulton County stadium, see the Digital Library of Georgia.