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Tom Glavine Deserving of Hall of Fame First Ballot Nod
December 3rd, 2013 at 8:12 AM
Tom Glavine was never linked to performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). As a member of the Atlanta Braves, he was part of 11 of the Braves MLB record 14 consecutive division titles. And not counting PED users, he was one of only three pitchers of his era to win 300 games. Those...

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...

Former Atlanta Brave Mark DeRosa Retires; Joins MLB Network
November 15th, 2013 at 12:17 PM
Former Atlanta Brave Mark DeRosa has retired after a 16-year career that began in Atlanta and ended with the Toronto Blue Jays, his eighth Major League team.  The 38-year-old DeRosa was drafted by the Braves in the 7th round of the 1996 amateur draft. He debuted on September 2, 1998 and played...

Former Atlanta Braves Skipper Bobby Cox on Hall of Fame Ballot
November 5th, 2013 at 2:12 PM
Baseball's Veteran's Committee will vote next month on the National Baseball Hall of Fame Expansion Era ballot that will feature three prominent managers of the past generation, Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa, and Joe Torre. The sixteen member committee will vote on a 12-man ballot that also includes manager Billy Martin, players...

Former Milwaukee Braves Outfielder Andy Pafko Dies at Age 92
October 9th, 2013 at 8:41 AM
Most Atlanta Braves fans know Andy Pafko as the right fielder Hank Aaron replaced during the Milwaukee Braves days, but the man who had a successful 17-year Major League career died in a Michigan nursing home at the age of 92 on Tuesday, jsonline.com reports. Pafko was born in Boyceville, Wis., in...

Atlanta Braves Players Boycotted Chipper Jones’ First Pitch in NLDS
October 7th, 2013 at 10:36 PM
It's true. Chipper Jones throwing out the first pitch of game one of the National League Division Series to the mascot was weird enough, but the reason no Atlanta Braves players caught it was because they boycotted him, nypost.com reports. The Braves' distaste for Jones apparently dates back to his prediction...

Former Atlanta Braves Manager Bobby Cox Throws Out First Pitch of NLDS Game Two: Video
October 5th, 2013 at 8:51 AM
There are few personalities as beloved in Atlanta Braves lore as Bobby Cox, and that showed up once more when he threw out the first pitch of game two of the National League Division Series on Friday. ***VIDEO1*** Cox said previously that he was nervous about throwing a strike or not, but...

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...

Former Atlanta Brave Phil Niekro Helping Baltimore Orioles Minor Leaguers Develop Knuckleball
August 12th, 2013 at 9:23 PM
Atlanta Braves Hall of Famer Phil Niekro is still busy at the age of 74. The ageless knuckleballer has found a home with the Baltimore Orioles in helping develop pitchers who utilize the pitch that made his career. Niekro is helping turn Orioles minor leaguers Zach Clark, Zach Staniewicz and Eddie Gamboa into full-time knuckleball...

Former Atlanta Brave Chipper Jones Vows to Quit Twitter, Blames Trolls
August 7th, 2013 at 8:38 AM
In a sad day for the Twitterverse, Atlanta Braves legend Chipper Jones has said he will stop posting on Twitter, partially blaming the trolls.   No more twitter for me. Said I'd do it for one year and the time is up. Too much hate and too many trolls. Much love to...

Police Make Arrest in Burglarly of Atlanta Braves Great Hank Aaron’s Home
August 6th, 2013 at 8:15 AM
Atlanta police have made an arrest in the burglary of Atlanta Braves legend Hank Aaron's home, ajc.com reports. Jewelry and two BMWs were stolen while Aaron and his wife were at the All-Star Game in July. A name hasn't been released for who police arrested on grounds that the investigation is...

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...

Former Atlanta Brave Dale Murphy Calls for Lifetime Ban of Steroid Users
July 23rd, 2013 at 3:42 PM
Retired Atlanta Braves fan favorite Dale Murphy has always been known for being one of the classiest guys in baseball. While still classy, he offered up some unusually harsh words on the heels of Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun being suspended the rest of the 2013 season for steroid use,...

Atlanta Braves Legend Hank Aaron’s House Burglarized
July 19th, 2013 at 8:25 PM
Former Atlanta Braves outfielder and true home run king Hank Aaron and his wife were away from their southwest Atlanta, and police told ajc.com Friday that burglars broke in, stealing jewelry and two cars on Sunday. The 79-year-old Aaron missed a call his home security company Sunday night, so he requested...

Former Atlanta Brave Eric Hinske Likely to Retire After Being Released by Arizona Diamondbacks
July 19th, 2013 at 8:01 AM
The Arizona Diamondbacks have officially released former Atlanta Braves utility player Eric Hinske from Triple-A Reno after being designated for assignment and playing five games in the minors. Chris Gabel of the Reno Gazette-Journal also reports that Hinske is likely to retire.   1B/DH Eric Hinske is expected to retire after he...

Former Atlanta Braves Pitcher Derek Lowe Retires
July 18th, 2013 at 4:10 PM
Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Derek Lowe is calling it a career, USA Today reports, but he's not exactly using the word "retirement" to describe the end of his 17-year-career. The 40-year-old righty had a 176-157 career record and 4.03 ERA in 681 games, which includes 377 starts. His most notable accomplishment...

Former Atlanta Brave John Rocker: Steroids Made Baseball Better
July 11th, 2013 at 8:29 AM
Former Atlanta Braves reliever John Rocker has a history of saying stupid, or at least controversial things. His appearance on CBS Sports Radio in Cleveland on Wednesday was no different. Rocker said that Major League Baseball was "better" with steroid usage and that players would use PEDs to "almost keep up with the...

Former Atlanta Brave Chipper Jones Calls for Boycott of Angel Hernandez
July 6th, 2013 at 11:45 AM
When someone has had his number retired by the Atlanta Braves, people generally take what he says seriously, so it will be interesting to see if fans heed to call of Chipper Jones to boycott games umpired by Angel Hernandez.   Our only recourse, as fans, is to turn the station whenever...

Chipper Jones Speaks on Atlanta Braves Retiring Number: Video
July 1st, 2013 at 8:35 AM
***PHOTO1*** It may be a few days since the Atlanta Braves retired no. 10, but Chipper Jones will always hold a special place with the fans. Many saw his speech during the ceremony, but not as many realize how emotional his night was. ***VIDEO1*** "I take great pride in the fact that I...

That Awkward Moment for Atlanta Braves During Chipper Jones’ Jersey Retirement
June 28th, 2013 at 9:58 PM
Make no mistake, the ceremony the Atlanta Braves put on for Chipper Jones and his jersey retirement was great, but there was one subtly awkward moment most people missed. When Chipper thanked his former Braves teammates who now play for the Arizona Diamondbacks, it seems he didn't know that Eric...