Dead at 29

Tommy Hanson, pronounced dead Monday of catastrophic organ failure,  had 10 wins and a 2.44 ERA through 17 starts in the 2011 season, his third with the Braves. If you had asked me then where Hanson would be today I would've probably guessed New York or Los Angeles or some other big-market team that could... Continue Reading →

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The ‘Latin Jackie Robinson’ among Cooperstown’s biggest oversights

Orestes "Minnie" Minoso was the player Roberto Clemente wanted to be, said Hall of Famer, and former Brave, Orlando Cepeda. “(He) was the Jackie Robinson for all Latinos; the first star who opened doors for all Latin American players,” said Puerto Rican native and future Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda. “He was everybody's hero." Minoso... Continue Reading →

RIP Gerbil

Don Zimmer, who spent 65 years in professional baseball, never had a job outside of the game. If that's not living a dream I don't know what is. Here's one of Zim's more animated moments, as third base coach for the Little Bears, arguing a home run call (just past 2 min. mark). He gets... Continue Reading →

A phenom’s plight

Old school Braves fans probably remember Hank Small, an Atlanta native and University of South Carolina legend once primed for stardom. The big first baseman hit 25 homers, drove in 101 runs and hit .289 for the Richmond Braves in 1978. With Murph alternating between first and catcher, showing little aptitude for both, there seemed... Continue Reading →

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