The Dawn of Free Agency: Andy Messersmith

February 23, 2018 Matt Chrietzberg 0

In an earlier piece I wrote about Marvin Miller, I mentioned briefly the Seitz decision.  This decision was a ruling by independent arbitrator Peter Seitz late in 1975 that essentially killed the "reserve clause", which tied players to one team in perpetuity.  This kept their pay low since there was no competition for their services. This…

The Best Brave to Wear #34

February 23, 2018 Brent Blackwell 0

As we count down the days to 2018’s opening day, we take a look at the greatest Braves to wear each jersey number that’s been worn. Kevin Millwood wasn't really supposed to be that good. An 11th round pick in 1993 out of HS, Millwood didn't make prospect lists in the minors. Heck, he wasn't…

The Best Brave to Wear #35

February 22, 2018 Brent Blackwell 0

As we count down the days to 2018’s opening day, we take a look at the greatest Braves to wear each jersey number that’s been worn. So, when it comes to the retired jerseys, we have a simpler process. If you are reading these words, you're probably a Braves fan of some sort. If you're…

The Best Brave to Wear #36

February 21, 2018 Brent Blackwell 0

As we count down the days to 2018’s opening day, we take a look at the greatest Braves to wear each jersey number that’s been worn. The best Brave to wear #36 is the outfielder affectionately known as Sarge. Wearing #36 from 1977-1980, it's Gary Matthews. A 1968 first round pick by the Giants, Matthews…

The Best Brave to Wear #37

February 20, 2018 Brent Blackwell 1

As we count down the days to 2018’s opening day, we take a look at the greatest Braves to wear each jersey number that’s been worn. The best Brave to wear #37 is the greatest hitter in MLB history in at-bats occurring at 3:45 AM. It's former pitcher Rick Camp. There are 3 things you…

The Best Braves to Wear #’s 40, 39, and 38

February 19, 2018 Brent Blackwell 0

As we count down the days to 2018’s opening day, we take a look at the greatest Braves to wear each jersey number that’s been worn. Before we get to today's #38, we take a look at the weekend's numbers. The best Brave to wear #40 is Tony Cloninger. If you have quibbles with the…

ICYMI: Atlanta Braves Weekly Blog Recap 2/17/18

February 17, 2018 Chris Jervis 0

Welcome to ICYMI: Atlanta Braves Weekly Blog Recap. For ICYMI, we collect a sampling of the week's best articles, podcasts, and other news about the Atlanta Braves. This is a way to get a weekly recap of all things Braves, from multiple outlets, all in one place. Enjoy!   Saturday OFR's Dylan Short welcomed the…

The Best Brave to Wear #41

February 16, 2018 Brent Blackwell 1

As we count down the days to 2018’s opening day, we take a look at the greatest Braves to wear each jersey number that’s been worn.  The best player to wear #41 is the only player to play for the Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, and Atlanta Braves. It's the hard-drinking life of the Milwaukee Braves,…

The Best Brave to Wear #42

February 15, 2018 Brent Blackwell 0

As we count down the days to 2018’s opening day, we take a look at the greatest Braves to wear each jersey number that’s been worn. The greatest Brave to wear #42 is Rick Mahler. Signed as an amateur free agent in 1975, Mahler's pitching development was somewhat backwards. As he worked through the minor…

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