The Braves Record for RBI in One Game

Their record is 9.

It wasn’t done by Hank Aaron.  …or Eddie Matthews.  …or Joe Torre.  …or Jeff Burroughs.  …or Dale Murphy.  …or Chipper Jones.

it was done by Tony Cloninger, a pitcher.  It’s also the MLB record for most RBI in a game by a pitcher.

The date was July 3, 1966, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. It was the first year of the Atlanta Braves, after 13 years in Milwaukee.  Cloninger hit two grand slams (at the time only the 5th time a batter got two grand slams in one game) and an RBI single.  He went 3-5 at the plate that day.  He was also the winning pitcher, pitching a complete game the Braves won 17-3.  He gave up 7 hits, with two runs scoring on solo homers.  He struck out 5, walked 2.
He went 14-11 with a 4.12 ERA that year.  1965 was his best year, 24-11, 3.29 ERA.

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