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If Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine Aren’t Elected to Hall of Fame, Something is Wrong
December 1st, 2013 at 6:51 PM
It's totally understandable that no one got in the Hall of Fame last year. It was the first year anyone from the steroid era was eligible, and the writers had their say that they weren't getting in. But if former Atlanta Braves Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine aren't elected this...

David Hale to Make Major League Debut for Atlanta Braves
September 13th, 2013 at 5:34 PM
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. 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...

Atlanta Braves Remain Calm with Brandon Beachy’s Elbow
August 25th, 2013 at 12:30 AM
When Brandon Beachy went on the disabled list with discomfort in his right elbow five starts after Tommy John surgery, it seemed logical to panic. But the Atlanta Braves aren't looking at it that way. In fact, the situation is strikingly similar to that of former Brave John Smoltz, who was...

Cooperstown, Site of Atlanta Braves Reunion in 2014; Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Bobby Cox on Ballot for First Time
August 17th, 2013 at 8:06 AM
Atlanta Braves fans should reserve their tickets now for an exciting reunion taking place next July at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. With Braves legends Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine joining former manager Bobby Cox and former general manager John Schuerholz on on the ballot for the first time, next...

Craig Kimbrel, John Smoltz Only Atlanta Braves with Three 30-Save Seasons
July 29th, 2013 at 8:38 AM
With Saturday's save, Craig Kimbrel joined Atlanta Braves legend John Smoltz as the only closers in Braves history with three 30-save seasons. Kimbrel, while recognizing the enormity of that feat, was focused more on his team's performance than his own. "Like I say every Spring Training, I'm not going into a season saying...

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...

John Smoltz Inducted into Braves Hall of Fame and Has Number Retired
June 8th, 2012 at 10:53 PM
One of the greatest Atlanta Braves of all time was forever immortalized on Friday night. John Smoltz was inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame and had his number retired in a ceremony prior to the Braves' series opener with the Toronto Blue Jays.  Smoltz was not only one of the...

The Best of the Best: Looking Back at the 1991 World Series Between the Atlanta Braves and Minnesota Twins
October 28th, 2011 at 1:02 AM
As the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals will end an unbelievable World Series with a Game 7 tomorrow night, it's impossible not to be reminded of perhaps the greatest World Series ever played. The year was 1991. Both teams were wrapping up worst-to-first seasons, but in vastly different ways. The...

Worst to First: Looking Back on the Miracle Season of the 1991 Atlanta Braves
October 15th, 2011 at 11:21 PM
After finishing dead last in 1990, the Atlanta Braves would probably have been happy with simply an average team. A couple of key free agent signings and a 39-40 record during the first half showed the Braves were on the right track, but no one could have predicted what this...