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On July 9, 1986, in a game at Veterans Stadium against the Phillies, Braves manager Chuck Tanner starts an outfield of Ken Griffey, Omar Moreno, and Terry Harper, giving MVP outfielder Dale Murphy the day off.

This ends a streak of 790 consecutive games played by Murphy, going back to September 26, 1981. It is currently the 13th longest MLB consecutive-game streak on record, and only one player (Miguel Tejada) has since posted a longer streak.

In the game, Griffey goes 2 for 5 with a triple, and the Braves win 7-3.