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He missed the entire Braves had two players win the 1971 season with a leg injury, Rookie of the Year Award. They however, and was never the were Earl Williams in 1971 and same player again. Also in 1970, Bob Horner in 1978. Aaron collected the 3,000th hit of his career. Despite struggling for more than a decade, the Braves came Niekro threw a no-hitter into 1982 with high hopes. “We on August 5, 1973, shutting can win the division. It isn’t beyond the realm of possibility,” Murphy Repeats One of the most popular and most respected players in Braves history was Dale Murphy.

40 ATLANTA BRAVES Chipper Jones salutes fans in the last at-bat of his career during the 2012 wild card game. Jones retired after 19 seasons with the Braves. The team retired his number the following year. Over the years, the Braves All-Star players. Some teams have had their ups and downs. have more championships, and Through it all they have always others have had more Hall of managed to provide their fans Famers, but few teams have with exhilarating moments and the rich history of the Braves.

Jsp This has been the Braves’ home field since 1997. Tours are available when the Braves are not playing. 47 INDEX Aaron, Henry “Hank,” 5–9, 20–24, 27, 29–30 Aaron, Tommie, 8 Adcock, Joe, 5 Alexander, Doyle, 36 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, 6, 8 Avery, Steve, 34 Blauser, Jeff, 34 Bonds, Barry, 8, 39 Braves Field, 17 Bream, Sid, 36, 39 Bruton, Bill, 19–20 Buhl, Bob, 20 Burdette, Lew, 20–22 Cabrera, Francisco, 39 Carty, Rico, 29–30 Cepeda, Orlando, 29 Chambliss, Chris, 30 Clarkson, John, 13 Cloninger, Tony, 27 Collins, Jimmy, 13 Covington, Wes, 20 Cox, Bobby (manager), 33, 36, 39, 40 Dark, Al, 17 Duffy, Hugh, 13 Elliott, Bob, 15, 17 Evers, Johnny “Captain,” 14 Furcal, Rafael, 15, 36 Gant, Ron, 33, 36 Glavine, Tom, 34, 36–40 Gonzalez, Fredi, 40 Gowdy, Hank, 14 Grissom, Marquis, 36 Hamilton, Billy, 13 Haney, Fred (manager), 20, 22 Heyward, Jason, 39 Horner, Bob, 30 Hudson, Tim, 39 Jones, Andruw, 36, 40 Jones, Chipper, 36, 40 Jordan, Brian, 36 Justice, David, 33, 36, 39 Kelly, Michael “King,” 13 Klesko, Ryan, 36 Leibrandt, Charlie, 34 Lemke, Mark, 35 Lopez, Javy, 36 Maddux, Greg, 36, 39, 40 Maranville, Walter James Vincent “Rabbit,” 14 Mathews, Eddie, 20, 22 McCann, Brian, 39 McCarthy, Tommy, 13 McGriff, Fred, 36 Milwaukee County Stadium, 20 Murphy, Dale, 30 Nichols, Charles “Kid,” 13 Niekro, Phil, 28–30 Nixon, Otis, 33 Padgett, Ernie, 15 Pendleton, Terry, 34, 36 Perini, Lou (owner), 17, 19 Prado, Martin, 39 Rosen, Al, 33 Sain, Johnny, 17 Schafer, Harry, 11 Sheffield, Gary, 36 Smoltz, John, 34, 36, 40 Spahn, Warren, 17, 20, 22, 24, 36 Torre, Joe (manager), 30 Turner, Ted (owner), 29 Wagner, Billy, 39 Williams, Earl, 30 Willis, Vic, 13 World Series 1914, 14–15, 21 1948, 17 1957, 20–21 1958, 22, 27 1991, 33–35 1992, 39 1995, 36–37, 40 1996, 40 Wright, George, 13 Wright, Harry (manager), 13 Wright, Sam, 13 About the Author Brian Howell is a freelance writer based in Denver, Colorado.

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