The Atlanta Braves will retire Chipper Jones' number and induct him into the team's hall of fame on June 28. The Braves announced Tuesday they will hold a banquet and ceremony honoring Jones before their game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Atlanta Braves get at least one more home game this year, entering the National League wildcard playoff Friday night behind a hot pitching rotation and a strong bullpen. The Braves face the St. Louis Cardinals in a win-or-go-home game at Turner Field.
The father of a girl who suffered brain injuries from a foul ball at a 2010 Atlanta Braves game is suing the team and Major League Baseball. He says the team didn’t provide proper protection to keep the accident from occurring.
The Atlanta Braves return to the baseball diamond Saturday. The team's spring training game schedule begins in Lake Buena Vista, Florida with a home exhibition game against the Detroit Tigers. First pitch between the Braves and Tigers is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. EST.
The Braves’ baseball franchise won its 10,000th game on July 15th. The Braves are only the third team in history to achieve that mark—with wins threaded through Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta. The Braves’ fan base is strong as a recent nationwide poll of team popularity showed—where the Atlanta Braves rank third. Writer Jack Wilkinson taps into the history and popularity of the team with a new book -- “100 Things Braves Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die”.
Harris Polling reports that for the third year in a row the Braves trailed only the Yankees and Red Sox in fan support. The Braves have been one of the most popular teams for over ten years, despite the fact that, according to Harris, baseball is less popular in the South. The survey also found the team as the fourth most popular choice to win this year’s World Series.