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No One Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
January 9th, 2013 at 2:30 PM
In what seems to not be a surprise to anyone, no one will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, in 2013, also dashing Dale Murphy's hopes in his final year on the ballot. It is the first time no one has been elected to the...

Teams Still Attempting to Court Chipper Jones
January 8th, 2013 at 4:02 PM
Atlanta Braves legend Chipper Jones reiterated his commitment to retiring after the 2012 season countless times in his final year, but that hasn't stopped teams from inquiring into the 40-year-old slugger, the New York Post's Mark Hale reports. Hale says that B.B. Abbott, Chipper's agent, confirmed that numerous teams have called...

Dale Murphy’s Son Illustrates Cartoon in Support of Hall of Fame Bid
December 18th, 2012 at 10:10 PM
With former Atlanta Braves outfielder Dale Murphy entering his 15th and final season of Hall of Fame eligibility, support has poured in from all corners of Braves Country, most notably his family sending open letters to the Baseball Writers Association of America and starting a petition. The most recent, a...

Dale Murphy’s Son Makes Push for Hall of Fame Induction
December 10th, 2012 at 5:03 PM
Former Atlanta Braves outfielder Dale Murphy is entering his 15th and final year of Hall of Fame eligibility, and though he is a long shot to gather the 75 percent of votes necessary for induction, his son Chad sent an open letter to the Baseball Writers Association of America to...

Chipper Jones Wins Man of the Year Award
November 7th, 2012 at 7:55 AM
Now retired Atlanta Braves legend Chipper Jones got one more award before he ends up in the Hall of Fame. He was presented with the Marvin Miller Man of the Year award Monday. The Man of the Year is given annually to the player who is deemed most inspirational in a...

Domincan Police Arrest Three Suspects in Killing of Pascual Perez
November 4th, 2012 at 6:50 PM
Domincan Republic police have arrested three men in connection with the murder of former Atlanta Braves pitcher Pascual Perez, foxsports.com reports. They are also seeking two other men. One suspect confessed that he and four other men conspired to rob Perez's home, says criminal investigations director Maximo Baez. Contrary to reports of...

Former Atlanta Braves Pitcher Pascual Perez Murdered in Dominican Republic
November 1st, 2012 at 6:02 PM
Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Pascual Perez was murdered at his home Wednesday night in the Dominican Republic, Yahoo! Sports reports. Perez was killed at his home in San Gregrorio de Nigua, reportedly for his $2,000 Major League Baseball pension check. He was terminally ill with liver and kidney problems and just 55...

Chipper Jones Cleans Out Locker at Turner Field
October 6th, 2012 at 7:13 PM
A day after his Atlanta Braves were eliminated in the National League Wild Card game by the St. Louis Cardinals, Chipper Jones cleaned out his locker at Turner Field for the final time. The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports that Jones usually leaves some things at the Ted since he'll be back the...

Imposter Infiltrates Atlanta Braves Alumni Festivities
June 10th, 2012 at 10:48 PM
It's not often that one's choice of hosiery will give away their identity, but such was the case on Saturday when it became apparent that the man claiming to be former Atlanta Braves coach John Sullivan during John Smoltz's number retirement ceremony and Braves alumni weekend was an imposter. The real...

Former Atlanta Braves Pitcher John Rocker Still Ruffling Feathers with Political Comments
June 5th, 2012 at 3:10 PM
Best known for his comments about the No. 7 train that ran to Shea Stadium in 1999, former Atlanta Braves reliever John Rocker has gotten under some people's skin once again with his comments to World Net Daily that he would vote for "the devil himself" over President Barack Obama...

Javy Lopez in Spring Training as Instructor
February 23rd, 2012 at 12:11 AM
An old, familiar face to Atlanta Braves fans has been walking around Lake Buena Vista, Fla., the home of the Braves' Spring Training complex. It belongs to Javy Lopez, and he is working for the club as an instructor. It may have been eight years since Lopez played behind the plate...

How Other Former Atlanta Braves Fared in 2012 Hall of Fame Voting
January 10th, 2012 at 8:29 PM
Dale Murphy may have been denied entry into Cooperstown for the 14th time, but several other former Atlanta Braves fared much worse in their first and final year on the ballot. ***PHOTO1*** Former fan favorites Javy Lopez and Brian Jordan, along with Terry Mulholland, made their first and last appearances on the...

Dale Murphy Snubbed by Hall of Fame Again
January 9th, 2012 at 4:26 PM
Former Atlanta Braves center fielder Dale Murphy was on 14.5 percent of ballots for the 2012 class of the Hall of Fame, denying him entry in his 14th year on the ballot. ***PHOTO1*** Murph, as fans endearingly called him, played for the Braves from 1976-1990 before being traded to the Philadelphia Phillies....

John Rocker Fesses up to Steroid Use During Career
December 14th, 2011 at 11:33 PM
One of the most polarizing figures in Atlanta Braves history is making waves yet again. Former pitcher John Rocker admitted during a radio interview earlier this week that he tested positive for steroids in 1999. Rocker informed radio host Mike Silva that after his inflammatory Sports Illustrated interview in 1999, he...

John Schuerholz: Put Dale Murphy in Hall of Fame
November 16th, 2011 at 6:48 PM
  There was once a time when 300 or 400 home runs automatically landed a player in the Hall of Fame. Such has not been the case for Dale Murphy, who only has two years of ballot eligibility left for his standout years with the Atlanta Braves. In order to help...