October 5, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones (10) hits a broken-bat single in the final at-bat of his major league career during the ninth inning of the 2012 National League wild card playoff game at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

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Top Atlanta Braves Trivia Questions

How many different team names has the franchise used?

Answer: Seven – Although the franchise started playing baseball with the word “Braves” scrawled across its chest in 1911, the team has been known by seven different monikers. Those names include the Braves, Bees, Doves, Rustlers, Red Caps, Red Stockings — and my personal favorite — and the Boston Beaneaters from 1883 to 1906.

October 5, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones (10) hits a broken-bat single in the final at-bat of his major league career during the ninth inning of the 2012 National League wild card playoff game at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Who recorded the first regular-season hit at Turner Field?

Answer: Chipper Jones – The first regular season hit at Turner Field came on April 4, 1997 when the Braves opened the season with the Chicago Cubs. After starter Denny Neagle shut the Cubs down 1-2-3 in the top of the 1st inning, it was the Braves’ turn to bat.

Kenny Loften and Michael Turker were unable to get a hit to start the contest, but Chipper Jones — batting in his customary No. 3 spot — came up and laced a line-drive single into left to officially christen the ballpark.

Who was the first Braves player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame?

Answer: Babe Ruth This one might get categorized as a trick question because Ruth did not enter the hall as a member of the Braves, but after a stellar career — first with the Boston Red Sox and then the New York Yankees – Ruth ended his run in1935 with the Boston Braves. He was inducted into the Hall one year later, in 1936.

Ruth hit just .181 with six home runs and 12 RBIs for the Braves that season, but he did hit his final home run (No. 714) in a Braves uniform. Ironically enough, Hank Aaron would also hit No. 715 to break Ruth’s record as a member of the Braves franchise.

 

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Arizona Fall League & Dominican Winter League Weekend Recaps: 10/28

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  • Christian Bethancourt – 0-4, R, BB, K, 0/1 stolen bases against

  • Jose Lugo – 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 K

 

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