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Atlanta Braves History: Game delay due to dog on the field (July 5, 1953)

In their final season in Boston, on July 5, 1953, the Braves play in front of the largest home crowd of the season when 13,405 fans watch Brooklyn beat their team for the 12th consecutive time, a 5-3 complete-game victory by Carl Erskine. The most memorable moment of the contes

Brooklyn Dodgers at Braves Field

Brooklyn Dodgers at Braves Field (Photo credit: Boston Public Library)

t occurs in the second inning when the game is delayed because a small dog has to be escorted off the field by Dodger outfielders Carl Furillo and Duke Snider.

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