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5 best Braves not in the Hall of Fame

January 24, 2023

As Chipper Jones, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, Bobby Cox and John Schuerholz were being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame within a five-year span (2014-18), Wade Boggs playfully said it might be time for a Braves wing to be built in Cooperstown. With Hank Aaron, Warren

10 moments that defined Sutter's career

October 14, 2022

There are a few select bullpen forefathers who paved the way for baseball's era of late-inning specialization. Bruce Sutter, who passed away at 69, is on that short list of arms who blazed the trail for today's closers. Sutter was a workhorse closer of the 1970s and '80s who, along

The best baseball players born on Oct. 4

October 4, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 4.

The best baseball players born on Sept. 28

September 28, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Sept. 28.

The top Braves Draft pick from every season

July 27, 2022

ATLANTA -- Looking back over the Braves’ Draft history, it’s apparent that their success throughout the 1990s and early 2000s was significantly influenced by the success they had with the early selections made during the years leading into this stretch. At the same time, the struggles they had throughout most

The best baseball players born on April 21

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April 21, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for April 21:

10 moments that defined Maddux's career

April 13, 2022

When it comes to pitching as an art form -- one built around planning and precision, rather than pure power -- Greg Maddux is baseball's preeminent ace. He left a long line of batters perplexed on his path to the Hall of Fame. A franchise icon for both the Cubs

Knuckleball paved Phil Niekro's path to Hall

April 1, 2022

For many hitters, using a bat to try to get a hit off Phil Niekro was a farce. Taking a fly swatter to the batter's box would have worked just as well. Niekro, who was born April 1, 1939, and died in 2020 at 81, excelled by using the elusive

Aaron capped acclaimed career with No. 715

@nymfan97
February 23, 2022

When Babe Ruth hit his 714th and final home run on May 25, 1935, many in the baseball world thought his extraordinary career mark would never be broken. For 39 years, the Babe stood alone as baseball’s all-time home run king. Then, on April 8, 1974, Ruth passed the torch

Hank Aaron's most memorable moments

February 5, 2022

Hank Aaron combined consistency with productivity as nobody else has. Aaron, who was born 88 years ago Saturday, was the game’s ultimate offensive force for much of his 23-year Major League career and from 1974-2007 held the title as baseball’s all-time home run leader. He topped 100 runs scored and

The best baseball players born on Sept. 25

@jdolezar
January 26, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Sept. 25:

10 moments that defined Simmons' career

January 21, 2022

MILWAUKEE – Ted Simmons was a switch-hitting force, compiling a .285/.348/.437 slash line with 248 career home runs while catching for the Cardinals, Brewers and Braves. He made eight All-Star teams, batted .300 or better seven times and at the time of his retirement in 1988, led all catchers in

The best baseball players born on Oct. 13

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January 10, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 13:

A look at key moments in Snitker's career

December 6, 2021

A little more than a week after winning the World Series, Brian Snitker was back in the same recliner he had sat in while watching other managers celebrate a world championship over the past few years. This year’s celebratory conclusion added to the splendor of Snitker’s career. Five years ago,

Ranking Braves' 5 best pitching campaigns

December 1, 2021

ATLANTA -- When compiling a list of the greatest seasons ever recorded by a Braves pitcher, you are immediately reminded of the fact that over the course of two seasons, Greg Maddux constructed two of the greatest seasons the baseball world has ever seen. Going all the way back to

10 players you forgot were Braves

December 1, 2021

ATLANTA -- The list of Hall of Famers who have played for the Braves includes a Babe (Ruth), a Kid (Nichols), a Rabbit (Maranville), an Old Hoss (Radbourn) and a Deacon (White). Some of these Hall of Famers enjoyed long careers within the Braves organization. Others, like Ruth, simply stopped

Truist Park's biggest moments ... so far

December 1, 2021

ATLANTA -- Julio Teheran threw the first pitch and Ender Inciarte recorded many of the other “firsts” when the Braves opened Truist Park (then going by a different name) with a 5-2 win over the Padres on April 14, 2017. Through the first four seasons of this stadium’s existence, the

Braves' all-time retired numbers

December 1, 2021

ATLANTA -- There is certainly reason for the Braves to proudly display each of the 10 numbers they have retired to honor the legendary figures who enriched baseball while representing the organization. Nine of the numbers retired were worn by players and a manager who have been enshrined in the

Best Braves player to wear each uni number

December 1, 2021

ATLANTA -- Did you know that Freddie Freeman is wearing Hank Aaron’s first number and that Brian McCann wore the number first assigned to both Chipper Jones and Warren Spahn? These are just a couple of facts found while attempting to determine which Braves player was the best to wear

Which Brave has the best offensive season?

December 1, 2021

When constructing a list of the top five seasons ever produced by a Braves position player, one of the challenges is determining how many of Hank Aaron’s greatest seasons to include. Aaron accounts for two of the top four OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging percentage) marks ever produced in franchise

10 biggest trades in Braves history

December 1, 2021

ATLANTA -- Whether it be a child dealing a glossy card from a newly unsealed pack or a general manager trying to make the most of his assets, trades have always had a place in baseball culture. Everyone wants to win the trade, and there are many instances when one

The Braves' all-time single-season team

December 1, 2021

ATLANTA -- As you go through Braves history, you can debate whether any of Chipper Jones’ seasons trumped the great ones produced by fellow Hall of Famer Eddie Mathews. You should also remember that Hank Aaron produced MVP-caliber seasons as a right fielder, center fielder and first baseman. It's all

Top Astros-Braves playoff moments

@AndrewSimonMLB
October 24, 2021

The Braves and Astros are set to meet in the World Series for the first time, beginning with Game 1 on Tuesday night in Houston. But this is not the teams’ first postseason clash. In fact, for a short time in a previous era, the two became frequent foes in

Top Opening Day moments in Braves history

March 31, 2021

ATLANTA -- More than a quarter-century later, Chipper Jones and Greg Maddux remain thankful they can still laugh about the first Opening Day they spent together. As the Braves opened the 1995 season against the Giants at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Maddux was gunning for a fourth straight Cy Young Award

The 5 best seasons in Braves history

February 22, 2021

ATLANTA -- As the Braves won 14 consecutive division titles, captured five National League pennants and won a World Series from 1991-2005, they enjoyed the greatest era within the franchise’s long history. Here’s a look at which teams from that era rank among the best: