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Braves honor Hall of Famers Maddux, Glavine, Cox

ATLANTA -- The Braves kicked off Alumni Weekend on Friday with a pregame ceremony that recognized their three newest Hall of Famers -- Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Bobby Cox.

When Maddux, Glavine and Cox were being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 27, they each made mention of the fans back in Atlanta who were watching the festivities taking place in Cooperstown, N.Y. Some of those fans who were not able to be present for those induction ceremonies were at Turner Field on Friday night to show their appreciation for the trio. All three threw out ceremonial first pitches.

Braves first-base coach Terry Pendleton was also looking forward to congratulating his two former teammates and manager.

"We don't get to see [Maddux] too often around here, so whenever he is here, it's special," Pendleton said. "We get a chance to see Bobby and Glavine all the time around here, but we don't get a chance to see all three of them together, especially after the induction. We knew they were Hall of Famers already, but it's been stamped with a seal of approval."

Mark Bowman is a reporter for
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