Braves right-handed pitcher Tony Cloninger hit two grand slams and got the win  in a 17-3 victory over the Giants on July 3, 1966. (AP photo)
Photo: AP
Photo: AP

Fun facts, video and more about Jaime Garcia’s historic home run

Braves pitcher Jaime Garcia hit a grand slam in a 12-3 win over the Dodgers Friday night in Los Angeles.

Garcia’s blast made history. Here’s some fun facts about his feat:

-- Garcia became just the second Atlanta Braves pitcher to hit a grand slam in franchise history. Tony Cloninger hit two, yes two, in one game on July 3, 1966 at San Francisco.

 --García is just the fifth Braves pitcher to hit a grand slam since 1900, joining Cloninger, Lew Burdette (1958), George Ferguson (1910) and Patsy Flaherty (1907).

 --Prior to García, the last Braves pitcher to hit a home run was Mike Minor on July 12, 2014 in a game against the Cubs in Chicago. 

-- García is just the fourth Atlanta pitcher to drive in at least four runs in a game and the first to do it since Phil Niekro on September 26, 1979. Niekro also did it in 1976, Ron Reed had four RBIs in a game in 1973 and Cloninger accomplished it twice in 1966).

Veteran lefty Garcia pitched seven strong innings and hit a grand slam off Dodgers lefty Alex Wood in a 12-3 Braves rout Friday at Dodger Stadium. (Video by David O'Brien)
Braves' Jaime Garcia looks up after hitting a grand slam off a pitch by Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood on Friday. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
Photo: Kelvin Kuo/AP
Braves pitcher Ron Reed had four RBIs in a game in 1973.
Pitcher Phil Niekro hit seven home runs in his Braves career. (AJC file photo)
Photo: AJC file photo
Mike Minor was the last Braves pitcher to hit a home run. It came in 2014. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Braves manager discussed 12-3 rout of Dodgers and performance of Jaime Garcia, who pitched 7 strong innings and hit a grand slam. (Video by David O'Brien)

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