March Madness Bracket: Greatest Player in Atlanta Braves History
We’ve had upsets and close calls, but finally we get down to the question many people may have guessed from the start: Aaron or Jones?
One is arguably the greatest switch-hitter of all-time, while the other could simply be the greatest hitter of all-time.
On one hand, Chipper played his entire career with the Atlanta Braves, so he may be supremely qualified to be called “Greatest Player in Braves’ History.” But, then again, Aaron played 20 years with the Braves, which was one more than Jones. Does the two years Aaron spent with the Milwaukee Brewers really supersede the 20 that came before it? He did get his number retired by the Brewers, but many could argue that they were just trying to steal a little bit of his legendary image to lend some credibility to their franchise.
I can’t choose. I’ve tried everything. Chipper won two out of three in Rock-paper-scissors, but Aaron beat him in “One Potato, Two Potato,” and their Candy Land battle is currently neck and neck.
Alright, I’m casting the final vote. The answer was really starring me in the face this whole time. Which player has transcended the game of baseball? Hank Aaron received the Presidential Medal of Freedomfrom President George W. Bush in 2002. But the deciding factor is that Turner Field is located at 755 Hank Aaron Drive. Winner: Hank Aaron
Braves Announce Exhibition Roster For Future Starts Team
The Future Stars team includes 10 players that are expected to begin the 2013 season with the Mississippi Braves. Returning players include right-handed pitchers J.R. Graham, Mark Lamm, and Chasen Shreve. CatchersChristian Bethancourt and Braeden Schlehuber along with second-baseman Phil Gosselin are also expected to return.
New faces likely to begin the season with Double-A Mississippi are right-handers Ryne Harper and Gus Schlosser along with lefty Alex Wood. Third baseman Edward Salcedoshould also start the season at Trustmark Park.
NL East Preview: The Nationals and the Braves are battling for first, can the Phillies keep up?
Order of Finish
NL East Rookie of the Year:
Oz: Andrelton Simmons (Braves)
DB: Julio Teheran (Braves)
Projected Opening Day lineups for all 30 clubs
Do you agree with MLB.com about the opening day lineup? – I don’t