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December 21, 1911
He was known as the black Babe Ruth, and some consider him baseball’s all-time home run king. Josh Gibson was born in Buena Vista, Georgia, in 1911...
August 19, 1921
The man known as “the Georgia Peach” reached a major milestone on this day in 1921. At age 34, baseball great and Georgia native Ty Cobb got career...
May 21, 1941
He holds the dubious distinction of having been thrown out of more ballgames than anyone in baseball history—but few managers ever won more games....
December 27, 1956
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” The words of baseball great and civil rights pioneer Jackie Robinson, who was...
April 15, 1964
Build it and they will come. Atlanta Stadium was the city’s field of dreams, the brainchild of Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., who promised in his 1961...
April 14, 1966
His teammates called him “Mad Dog” or “Professor.” We can’t say what opposing batters called him. He was unhittable, one of the best pitchers in...
August 9, 1967
One of the most gifted and versatile athletes in Georgia sports history was born on this day in Fort Myers, Fla. Former Atlanta Brave and Atlanta...
July 25, 1972
Baseball fans, about this for an outfield trio? Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Willie Stargell. That’s who started for the National League in the...
January 13, 1982
He was 14 when he saw Jackie Robinson play, and knew he wanted to play major league baseball. There were few better. Henry Louis Aaron was born in...
February 16, 1985
Knucksie won more games after age 40 than any pitcher in Major League history. Phil Niekro, one of the most popular Atlanta Braves of all time, was...
July 23, 1988
John Smoltz was a major part of the Atlanta Braves championship teams of the 1990s. Smoltz was born in Michigan in 1967. His favorite team, the...
October 28, 1995
Ted Turner called them “America’s Team,” but for most of their time in Atlanta they were lovable losers. The Braves played their first Atlanta season...
April 24, 1999
The largest state sports hall of fame in the country is here in Georgia. The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame began in 1956, when the Georgia Athletic...
August 3, 2008
For Atlanta Braves fans, the phrase “Braves win” will always belong to one voice—Skip Caray. Caray was born in 1939 in St. Louis, and grew up in...