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Lenny Dykstra’s Son Selected by Braves in MLB Draft

In 1993, former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Lenny Dykstra broke the hearts of many Braves fans when he crushed a 3-2 pitch in the top of the 10th inning for a home run to give the Phillies the 4-3 win in Game 5 of the 1993 NCLS, helping to bring a halt to the Braves 104-win …

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Braves Stadium Concept Drawings Released

On Wednesday, the Atlanta Braves released 6 concept drawings and renderings of the new stadium in Cobb County that is said to seat more than 41,000. Based on the designs that were released, the new stadium will be much more than just a baseball park. It will also serve as a showpiece for the Atlanta Braves’ own city located northwest …

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Atlanta Braves Sign Pitcher Ervin Santana

Ah yes, Spring is just around the corner. While most of America is ready for Spring so we can finally enjoy some warmer temperatures that will actually stick around for a while, baseball fans are just happy to see their favorite players again at Spring training. Some of those players may be wearing a different uniform this season. Like ex-Kansas …

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Tracy McGrady May Attempt Baseball Career

It looks like Tracy McGrady may be considering a career in baseball after retiring from the NBA last year. ESPN commentator Jeff Van Gundy set off a swirl of rumors during a telecast of Friday night’s game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Oklahoma City Thunder. “I think he’s going to play independent league baseball as a pitcher this year,” …

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Greg Maddux Easily Finesses His Way Into Cooperstown

There are not too many sure-fire first ballot Hall of Famers in baseball. However, there was very little doubt that Greg Maddux, one of the best if not the best pitcher of his generation, would be granted access to sport’s most prestigious Hall on his first try. The only question would be whether or not he would receive an unheard …

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Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas Among MLB Players To Enter Hall Of Fame

It is no surprise to any major fans of the sport to see these types of players being inducted into the major league baseball hall of fame. Greg Maddux was one of the three players to be inducted into the Cooperstown Hall Of Fame in 2014, and he is also joined by one of his former teammates. Greg Maddux is …

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Fan Fell 65 Feet At Turner Field And Died

Tragedy struck Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves, on August 12, 2013. Ronald Lee Homer, Junior, was a devoted Atlanta Braves fan. He was tall, standing at six feet and six inches, noticeable from a distance, and was deeply loved by those who knew him. The thirty-year-old from Conyers came to show his support for the Atlanta Braves in …

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Otis Nixon Arrested on Drug Charges

Former Atlanta Braves outfielder Otis Nixon was caught with a crack pipe and crack rock during a traffic stop near Atlanta on Saturday. According to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report on the arrest, Nixon told police that the crack cocaine found in his truck did not belong to him, and that the pipe belonged to his son. Another crack pipe was …

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Chipper Jones Yankees Rumors Shot Down

Earlier this week, the New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman stated that Larry “Chipper” Jones would be “perfect” for the Yankees. Now, Chipper Jones himself has shot the rumors down, much to the delight of Atlanta Braves fans. The rumors fueled rampant speculation that the Yankees, who are plagued with injuries, could be getting desperate, and are looking for …

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Chipper Jones And Atlanta Braves To Part Ways, Retirement Announced

Chipper Jones, who has spent his entire 18-year career with the Atlanta Braves, has announced he plans to retire after the 2012 season. The Braves say they want him to remain with the franchise but haven’t determined yet in what capacity. Jones, who is coming up on his 40th birthday, planned to retire two years ago after a string of …

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