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Major League Season Recap 1992

Major League Season Recap 1992 World Series – Toronto Blue Jays AL over Atlanta Braves NL 4 games to 2 World Series MVP – Pat Borders Babe Ruth Award – Dave Winfield ALCS Toronto Blue Jays over Oakland...

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Braves walkoff with late HR barrage

The Braves stage a late-game homer barrage to beat the Phillies, 4 – 3. Trailing 3 – 0 entering the bottom of the 9th, after being muzzled for 8 innings by Kyle Kendrick, who had entered the game with a 17.47 ERA, the Braves tee off against Ryan Madson after two outs. Troy Glaus goes deep with a runner on base and rookie Jason Heyward follows with a game-tying blast. Nate McLouth then hits a walk-off long ball against Jose Contreras in the 10th inning.

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Pat Venditte, the first ambidextrous pitcher in organized baseball since Greg Harris retired in 1995, gets to show his stuff in an exhibition game 

Pat Venditte, the first ambidextrous pitcher in organized baseball since Greg Harris retired in 1995, gets to show his stuff in an exhibition game for the Yankees against the Braves. The 24-year-old ends the 5th inning by retiring Yunel Escobar on two pitches from the right side; he then moves from one arm to the other as he works his way through the Braves’ batting order in the 6th. When switch-hitter Brooks Conrad steps to the plate, home plate umpire Mike Reilly reminds Venditte of rule 8.01 that states that he must commit to one arm, in order to avoid the fiasco of his professional debut with the Staten Island Yankees in 2008, when he and switch-hitter Ralph Henriquez Jr. changed sides repeatedly in a cat-and-mouse game. Venditte choses to face Conrad right-handed, and retires him on a ground ball to end his turn on the mound, Venditte will start the year with the Class-A Tampa Yankees, where he was 2-0, 2.21 in 21 games last year.

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Nationals Park opens for action with the host Nationals beating the Braves 3-2

2008 – Nationals Park opens for action with the host Nationals beating the Braves, 3 – 2. Odalis Perez pitches a solid game and Jon Rauch gets the historic first win after blowing a save. Nick Johnson drives in a run with a double in his first at-bat in over 18 months. With two outs in the bottom of the 9th, Ryan Zimmerman hits a walk-off home run off Peter Moylan.

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Troy Tulowitzki performs the 13th unassisted triple play in major league history

On April 29, 2007, Colorado rookie shortstop Troy Tulowitzki performs the 13th unassisted triple play in major league history. Tulowitzki catches a line drive off the bat of Atlanta’s Chipper Jones, steps on second to double off Kelly Johnson, and tags Edgar Renteria as he heads to second base. Tulowitzki is the second rookie to accomplish the rare feat.

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Craig Biggio pops his first postseason home run  and Houston leads Atlanta, 5-2, in Game Four of the N.L.D.S.

2004 – Craig Biggio pops his first postseason home run  and Houston leads Atlanta, 5-2, in Game Four of the N.L.D.S. with a chance to advance. Then Chad Qualls gives up a three-run homer to Adam Laroche and the Braves push across the winning run in the ninth to steal a 6-5 verdict and fly back to Atlanta for a decisive fifth game. Jeff Kent rolls into a double play with two men on in the bottom of the ninth to end a painful day – made worse by the news of ex-teammate Ken Caminiti’s death in New York at age 41. 

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The Braves trade John Rocker  after his negative comments about New Yorkers, homosexuals, unwed mothers and immigrants appeared in Sports Illustrated.

The Braves trade John Rocker along with minor league third baseman Troy Cameron to the Indians in a four-player deal in return for relievers Steve Karsay and Steve Reed as well as cash. The Atlanta fireballer became a national figure after his negative comments about New Yorkers, homosexuals, unwed mothers and immigrants appeared in Sports Illustrated.

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Paul Byrd of the Phillies plunks Braves catcher Eddie Perez on the back, precipitating a bench-clearing brawl between the two already unfriendly ball clubs. As the battle rages on, the two instigators are discovered praying together when the pitcher’s prayer for forgiveness is overheard by the angry batter.

Paul Byrd of the Phillies plunks Braves catcher Eddie Perez on the back, precipitating a bench-clearing brawl between the two already unfriendly ball clubs. As the battle rages on, the two instigators are discovered praying together when the pitcher’s prayer for forgiveness is overheard by the angry batter.

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The Braves defeat the Phillies, 11 – 3‚ behind Greg Maddux. Maddux hits a homer and two-run single in Atlanta’s 8-run 4th inning‚ becoming the first pitcher since Todd Stottlemyre in 1996 to get 2 hits in the same inning.

The Braves defeat the Phillies, 11 – 3‚ behind Greg Maddux. Maddux hits a homer and two-run single in Atlanta’s 8-run 4th inning‚ becoming the first pitcher since Todd Stottlemyre in 1996 to get 2 hits in the same inning.

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Many considered Drayton McLane a fool for hiring broadcaster Larry Dierker as his manager, replacing Terry Collins. Dierker had never managed on any level. Dierker’s debut comes on April Fool’s Day, getting the last laugh on the Atlanta Braves, the defending league champs. Pat Listach drives in Brad Ausmus with a sacrifice fly in the third inning. Shane Reynolds and Billy Wagner make it stand up for a 2-1 victory. 

1997 – Many considered Drayton McLane a fool for hiring broadcaster Larry Dierker as his manager, replacing Terry Collins. Dierker had never managed on any level. Dierker’s debut comes on April Fool’s Day, getting the last laugh on the Atlanta Braves, the defending league champs. Pat Listach drives in Brad Ausmus with a sacrifice fly in the third inning. Shane Reynolds and Billy Wagner make it stand up for a 2-1 victory. 

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Greg Maddux of the Atlanta Braves becomes the first pitcher in major league history to win three straight Cy Young Awards, unanimously sweeping the National League honor.

1994 – Greg Maddux of the Atlanta Braves becomes the first pitcher in major league history to win three straight Cy Young Awards, unanimously sweeping the National League honor. Maddux posted a 16-6 record with a 1.56 ERA, the third-lowest in 75 years.

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Atlanta Braves pitcher Kent Mercker no-hits the Dodgers, 6 – 0, striking out 10 in the process. For Mercker, it is his first complete game in the majors. Chan Ho Park comes on to pitch in the 9th inning for the Dodgers, becoming the first Korean player to appear in a major league game.

Atlanta Braves pitcher Kent Mercker no-hits the Dodgers, 6 – 0, striking out 10 in the process. For Mercker, it is his first complete game in the majors. Chan Ho Park comes on to pitch in the 9th inning for the Dodgers, becoming the first Korean player to appear in a major league game.

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The Braves sign free agent Cy Young Award and Gold Glove winner Greg Maddux to a five-year contract

The Braves sign free agent Cy Young Award and Gold Glove winner Greg Maddux to a five-year contract, and then trade pitchers Charlie Leibrandt and Pat Gomez to the Rangers in exchange for 3B Jose Oliva. Leibrandt (15-7) saw his star fall in Atlanta when he gave up 11th-inning extra base hits in the 1991 World Series and 1992 World Series. Maddux, who turned down a $28.5 million contract extension in mid-season with the Cubs, signs for $28 million, $6 million less than the Yankees offered.

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Major League Season Recap 1991

Major League Season Recap 1991 World Series – Minnesota Twins AL over Atlanta Braves NL 4 games to 3 World Series MVP – Jack Morris Babe Ruth Award – Jack Morris ALCS Minnesota Twins over Toronto Blue Jays 4...

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Nick Esasky, who became one of the most coveted free agents signs a three-year contract with the Atlanta Braves

1989 – Nick Esasky, who became one of the most coveted free agents after hitting .277 with 30 home runs and 108 RBI for the Boston Red Sox, signs a three-year contract with the Atlanta Braves. Esasky lives in Marietta, Georgia. However, he will be forced into early retirement because of an inner-ear infection that gives him chronic vertigo.

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