» May 16, 1953:
After the Braves' Billy Bruton's leadoff single in the first, Phillies P Curt Simmons retires the next 27 batters to win, 3–0 at Milwaukee. The loss snaps the Braves six-game win streak.
» May 15, 1955:
After the Braves win the lidlifter with the Phils, 6–5, Philadelphia comes back in the nitecap to win, 9–1, and break their 13-game losing streak. Robin Roberts is the victor. Billy Bruton's leadoff home run is the only run off Roberts.
» May 30, 1956: The wind is still blowing out at Wrigley as Braves Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron and Bobby Thomson hit consecutive first-inning home runs against the Cubs Russ Meyer. Meyer then hits the next batter, Billy Bruton, with a pitch, and when Bruton charges the mound, both he and Meyer are ejected in the ensuing fight. The Cubs plate three in the 1st and reliever Turk Lown homers in the 2nd for his first ML roundtripper. Thomson adds another home run, but the Braves lose the first game 10–9. They hold on to win the 2nd, 11–9. Fifteen home runs in the two games, including four by Thomson, sets a ML-record in a doubleheader. All but three of the homers are solo.
» May 26, 1957: At Wrigley Field, rookie Dick Drott, 20, of the Cubs strikes out 15 Braves, including Hank Aaron and Billy Bruton three times, en route to a 7–5 victory in game one. Drott's 15 K's is a Cubs 20th C. mark for nine innings (to be broken by Kerry Wood) and one shy of John Clarkson's 1886 club mark. His 15 wins this year are the most for a Cub rookie since Pat Malone won 18 in 1928. Chicago sweeps, winning the nitecap, 5–4.
» July 11, 1957:
In Pittsburgh, Braves IF Felix Mantilla and OF Billy Bruton collide while chasing a pop fly. Mantilla will miss 19 games while Bruton will suffer knee damage and be out almost a year.
» August 2, 1959:
Billy Bruton of the Braves hits three triples in an 11–5 win over the Cardinals. Two of the triples are with the bases loaded, the only time it has happened in the National League in the 20th C.
» December 7, 1960: Detroit trades 2B Frank Bolling and a player to be named later (OF Neil Chrisley) to Milwaukee for OF Billy Bruton, 2B Chuck Cottier, C Dick Brown, and P Terry Fox.
» August 18, 1961: Ron Kline, purchased from the Angels on August 10, blanks the Red Sox on four hits to give the Tigers a 5–0 win. Bill Monbouquette fails for the 9th time to win his 9th, lasting just four innings and gives up homers to Billy Bruton and Rocky Colavito.
» May 19, 1963: Billy Bruton ties a major-league record for doubles in one game with four straight, and Bill Faul pitches a 3-hitter at Washington in his first ML start for Detroit, a 5–1 winner.
» July 27, 1978: The Yankees win the first game of a doubleheader 11–0, but the Indians rebound to win the 2nd, 17–5. Duane Kuiper ties the major-league record with two bases-loaded triples in the nightcap, only the 3rd player (after Bill Bruton and Elmer Valo) to do so in the 20th century.