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Atlanta Braves Officially Retire Chipper Jones’ Number
June 28th, 2013 at 7:55 PM
In a pregame ceremony Friday evening, the Atlanta Braves inducted Chipper Jones into the Braves Hall of Fame and retired his no. 10 jersey. With a stage packed with Ted Turner, scout Paul Schneider, Dale Murphy, Bill Bartholomay, Bobby Cox, Frank Wren, John Schuerholz, parents Larry and Lynn Jones, Dan Uggla,...

Chipper Jones, Atlanta Braves Win 1995 World Series: Throwback Video
June 28th, 2013 at 3:34 PM
Since the Atlanta Braves are honoring Chipper Jones by retiring his number on Friday, let's have a look at the most memorable moment of his career - when the Braves beat the Cleveland Indians in the 1995 World Series. ***VIDEO1*** While Tom Glavine won the World Series MVP, Chipper hit .286 with three...

Atlanta Braves to Retire Chipper Jones’ Number in Pregame Ceremony Friday
June 28th, 2013 at 9:13 AM
The time has come. A scant eight months after Chipper Jones retired, the Atlanta Braves will retire his no. 10 in a pregame ceremony at Turner Field on Friday before they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. ***VIDEO1*** In the 20 years since he made his Major League debut, the Ted saw Chipper...

Alex Cobb Injury Points to Need for Mechanics, not Helmets
June 16th, 2013 at 10:31 PM
Once again, a Major League pitcher has gone on the disabled list with a concussion stemming from getting hit with a comebacker. This time it is Alex Cobb of the Tampa Bay Rays. Instead of renewing the call for greater pitcher protection, more should look at the mechanics of former...

Former Atlanta Brave Otis Nixon Loses House to Arson
June 11th, 2013 at 10:15 AM
Otis Nixon just can't catch a break these days. First he was accused in February of running a halfway house scam, then he was arrested on drug charges in May. Now, Nixon has lost a house he owns to a fire caused by arson, ajc.com reports. ***VIDEO1*** The Acworth, Ga., home caught...

Former Atlanta Braves Outfielder Otis Nixon Arrested on Drug Charges
May 6th, 2013 at 9:00 PM
Former Atlanta Braves outfielder Otis Nixon has been arrested on drug charges (again), foxsports.com reports. ***VIDEO1*** Nixon was arrested during a traffic stop early Saturday morning resulting from another driver calling in to complain about Nixon's truck weaving between lanes. Police found a crack pipe in Nixon's pants pocket and found what...

Atlanta Braves Legend Hank Aaron Gets Twitter Account
March 19th, 2013 at 9:42 PM
Atlanta Braves legend and all-time homerun king Hank Aaron joined the Twitterverse on Tuesday when he secured the @henrylouisaaron handle. The Braves and Twitter have officially confirmed Aaron's account, from which he sent his first message at 3:02 p.m. ***PHOTO1*** Hammerin' Hank currently has over 23,000 followers on his first day of being active and...

Former Atlanta Braves Pitcher Greg Maddux Joins Twitter, Has Greatest Avatar Ever
March 16th, 2013 at 3:14 PM
Former Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Greg Maddux is finally getting his Twitter account up to snuff with the social media world, as confirmed that @31gregmaddux is actually his by Major League Baseball's account, along with the fact that Maddux's avatar may be the greatest of all-time. ***PHOTO1*** Maddux may have to switch his...

Atlanta Braves to Hold Dale Murphy Bobblehead Night
March 12th, 2013 at 8:34 AM
The Baseball Writers Association of America may not have had the sense to put Dale Murphy in the Hall of Fame in his last year of eligibility, but the Atlanta Braves, who have already retired his number and inducted him into their Hall of Fame, are planning a Dale Murphy...

Georgia State House to Recognize Chipper Jones Day
March 2nd, 2013 at 5:46 PM
Former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones will be honored by the Georiga House of Representatives next week after a resolution was passed on Friday, ajc.com reports. Rep. Sam Teasley, R-Marietta, sponsored the resolution, and Jones is scheduled to appear for Chipper Jones Day on Tuesday. Chipper's no. 10 is also schedule to...

Dale Murphy to Coach First Base for Team USA in World Baseball Classic
February 23rd, 2013 at 8:40 PM
Atlanta Braves fan favorite Dale Murphy will serve as Team USA's first base coach in the World Baseball Classic, braves.com reports. The 56-year-old Murphy, whose no. 3 jersey is retired by the Braves, will serve under former Braves and New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, who managed Murph in the early...

Atlanta Braves to Induct Chipper Jones into Hall of Fame, Retire Number
February 19th, 2013 at 9:10 AM
That didn't take long. The Atlanta Braves are already planning on inducting Chipper Jones into the Braves Hall of Fame and retiring his no. 10 jersey in a pre-game ceremony June 28, according to a braves.com press release. Atlanta will roll out the red carpet for Jones just like they did...

Chipper Jones a No-show at Atlanta Braves Camp
February 15th, 2013 at 5:31 PM
The fact that Chipper Jones is not at Spring Training with the Atlanta Braves yet shouldn't be surprising with the fact that he's finally retired, but had been expected to come and throw around a few pointers, only to not show up the first day of camp, braves.com reports. Alas, it...

Former Atlanta Brave Otis Nixon Accused of Halfway House Scam
February 12th, 2013 at 3:47 PM
A little less than 14 years after his career ended, it looks like Otis Nixon is stealing things other than bases. In a heartbreaking story for Atlanta Braves fans, Fox 5 Atlanta has uncovered a prison and parole scam Nixon is running. Fox 5 reporter Randy Travis investigated claims by victims...

Chipper Jones to Spend Time at Atlanta Braves Spring Training
February 9th, 2013 at 9:40 AM
Former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones will be at Spring Training this season after all, as a guest, Mark Bowman reports. The Braves officially report to camp in Kissimmee, Fla., on Feb. 14, and Chipper, by team request, will spend five days at Spring Training starting Feb. 15. Instead of...

Former Atlanta Braves Kevin Millwood Retires
February 4th, 2013 at 7:19 PM
Former Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Kevin Millwood officially called it a career Saturday, Yahoo! Sports reports. Millwood retired after 16 Major League seasons. The 38-year-old righty was looking to pitch for either the Braves or Tampa Bay Rays in order to stay close to his Gainesville, Ga., residence and spend more time...

Former Atlanta Braves Rookie of the Year Earl Williams Dies
February 1st, 2013 at 9:16 PM
Earl Williams, who won the 1971 National League Rookie of the Year while with the Atlanta Braves, has died at the age of 64 at his Somerset, N.J., home, braves.com reports. He had been diagnosed with acute leukemia just last summer. Williams made 10 games worth of a debut in 1970,...

Chipper Jones Honored by BBWAA, Admits Desire to Return to Atlanta Braves
January 20th, 2013 at 6:25 PM
Former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones was in New York City for a Baseball Writers Association of America dinner Saturday night. While he was being honored for his legendary career, Jones admitted to wanting to momentarily make a comeback with the Braves, Adam Rubin reports. Jones says the yearning was...

Atlanta Braves’ Kris Medlen and Craig Kimbrel to Pitch for Team USA
January 17th, 2013 at 11:25 AM
The World Baseball Classic is set for it's third installment this spring, and two prominent members of the Atlanta Braves pitching staff have been invited by manager Joe Torre to take part: Kris Medlen and Craig Kimbrel. Medlen, led the major league in nearly every category over the second half of...

Dale Murphy Grateful to Be on Hall of Fame Ballot
January 9th, 2013 at 9:51 PM
Atlanta Braves fan favorite Dale Murphy lacked the 75 percent of votes to get into the Hall of Fame in his 15th and final year of eligibility. Regardless of any feelings over whether the Baseball Writers Association of America got it right or wrong, Murph is just grateful for the...