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David Hale to Make Major League Debut for Atlanta Braves

September 13th, 2013 at 5:34 PM
By David Batson

Atlanta native David Hale, recalled last week from Triple-A Gwinnett, will make his major league debut for the Atlanta Braves tonight at Turner Field.

Smoltz on the mound

Hale, a Princeton graduate, grew up watching the famed trio of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and John Smoltz and visited the old Fulton County Stadium many times during his childhood. He explained his feelings to MLB.com.

"It's crazy to think I was 4 or 5 years old going to Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium watching these guys play. It's going to be cool to be a part of it."

In twenty starts with Gwinnett this year, Hale went 6-9 with a 3.22 ERA. His start tonight will allow Atlanta to give their starting rotation some much needed rest.

The Braves drafted Hale in the third round of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft.

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