Noc-a-homa’s revenge

On this date in 1982, according to the Atlanta History Center, Ted banished the chief and his teepee from the stands to sell more tickets.

Legend holds that the Braves promptly lost 19 of 21 games, but if the history center is correct about the date then the legend is a bit off, as the skid occurred in August. Does anyone know the definitive answer?

The chief would return, and the Braves rebounded to claim their second division title in Atlanta. Four years later, the team severed ties with Levi Walker, ushering in a cacophony of awful mascots including Rally, Homer and Ernest P. Worrell.


3 Comments on Noc-a-homa’s revenge

  1. Lane Walker // May 30, 2013 at 10:15 am //

    From what I remember, I think it was August….”In 1982, for instance, he says when the tepee was taken down in left field to reconfigure the stadium for an exhibition football game — and then was kept down — the Braves went into a tailspin, eventually losing 19 of 21 games and falling out of the National League West lead.”

  2. Lane, you’re not related to the chief, Levi Walker, are you?

  3. Lane Walker // May 30, 2013 at 1:07 pm //

    No…not that I know of anyway. Always kind of got a kick out of that though.

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