A report on Atlanta Braves and Greg Maddux

Maddux in 2009
King Kelly cigarette card (Goodwin & Company, 1888)
Maddux pitching for the Braves in 1994
Boston Beaneaters team photo, 1890
Hall of Fame pitcher Warren Spahn
Maddux pitching for the Cubs in 2006
Milwaukee Braves cap logo
Hank Aaron
Maddux pitching for the Padres
The fence over which Hank Aaron hit his 715th career home run still exists outside of Center Parc Stadium.
Maddux in the dugout in 2008
Media magnate Ted Turner purchased the team in 1976, and played a large role in the team's operation.
The 1995 World Series Commissioner's Trophy on display in the Ivan Allen Jr. Braves Museum and Hall of Fame at Turner Field
Brian McCann bats for Atlanta in July 2007
Braves manager Bobby Cox retired in 2010 after 25 years of management
Braves closer Craig Kimbrel pitching in 2011
Chipper Jones salutes the crowd at Turner Field prior to his final regular-season game on September 30, 2012. Jones announced he would retire after 19 seasons with the Braves
Jason Heyward runs the bases in 2014
SunTrust Park (now Truist Park) prior to its first regular-season game
The Atlanta Braves encouraged fans to gesture with the "Tomahawk Chop", distributing foam tomahawks at games and other events.
Braves Hall of Fame wall at Truist Park
P Greg Maddux, Hall of Famer
2× MVP Dale Murphy, outfielder
3B Eddie Mathews, Hall of Famer
Chipper Jones
Phil Niekro

Maddux is best known for his accomplishments while playing for the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs.

- Greg Maddux

Most notably, this rotation consisted of pitchers Greg Maddux, John Smoltz, and Tom Glavine.

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1995 World Series

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The championship series of Major League Baseball's 1995 season.

The championship series of Major League Baseball's 1995 season.

The Braves won in six games to capture their third World Series championship in franchise history (along with 1914 in Boston and 1957 in Milwaukee), making them the first team to win at least one crown in three different cities.

The team relied on clutch hitting and its powerful pitching rotation, which was made up of perennial Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, and Steve Avery.

Smoltz in 2016

John Smoltz

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Smoltz in 2016
Smoltz in 2007
Smoltz in 2007
Smoltz with the Boston Red Sox
Smoltz with the Cardinals on September 3, 2009
Fans at Turner Field stand and applaud after Smoltz's 3000th career strikeout on April 22, 2008.

John Andrew Smoltz (born May 15, 1967), nicknamed "Smoltzie" and "Marmaduke", is an American former baseball pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1988 to 2009, all but the last year with the Atlanta Braves.

An eight-time All-Star, Smoltz was part of a celebrated trio of starting pitchers, along with Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, who propelled Atlanta to perennial pennant contention in the 1990s, highlighted by a championship in the 1995 World Series.

Glavine playing for the New York Mets in 2005

Tom Glavine

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Glavine playing for the New York Mets in 2005
Glavine delivers a pitch in spring training, 1998
Glavine being introduced at Turner Field in his first game back with the Braves in 2008
Glavine with the Atlanta Braves in 1993.
Glavine signs autographs for fans in 2014

Thomas Michael Glavine (born March 25, 1966) is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball, for the Atlanta Braves (1987–2002, 2008) and New York Mets (2003–2007).

With 164 victories during the 1990s, Glavine earned the second-highest number of wins as a pitcher in the National League, second only to teammate Greg Maddux's 176.

Steve Avery (baseball)

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American left-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB).

American left-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB).

He played for the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers in his career.

In Game Four of the 1995 World Series, he was the surprise starter over ace Greg Maddux, and he was also the winner, 5–2, pitching six innings and giving up one run.

1993 National League Championship Series

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Played between the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves.

Played between the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves.

The heavily favored and playoff-seasoned Braves brought their legendary pitching rotation of Cy Young winner Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, and Steve Avery into the NLCS with them.

1993 NLCS (4–2): Philadelphia Phillies over Atlanta Braves

Spahn in 1952

Warren Spahn

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American professional baseball player.

American professional baseball player.

Spahn in 1952
Spahn (right) with Johnny Sain
Spahn in 1958.
A statue of Spahn was situated outside of Turner Field, and is now outside of Truist Park

Spahn's major league career began in 1942 with the Braves and he spent all but one year with that franchise, first in Boston and then in Milwaukee.

On June 11, 1950, Spahn and pitcher Bob Rush of the Cubs each stole a base against each other; no opposing pitchers again stole a base in the same game until May 3, 2004, when Jason Marquis and Greg Maddux repeated the feat.

Turner Field in 2013

Turner Field

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Baseball stadium located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Baseball stadium located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Turner Field in 2013
Turner Field exterior pictured from the parking lot.
The final message displayed on the Turner Field video board after the conclusion of the final game & accompanying events.
Inside the Braves dugout
View from the outfield.
Retired numbers (removed prior to the 2013 season and replaced with markers along the terraces)
Six of the eleven retired numbers at Turner Field (2013)

From 1997 to 2016, it served as the home ballpark to the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Prior to the game, the Braves unveiled their All-Turner Field Team, as chosen on the team's website by fans: catcher Javy López, first baseman Freddie Freeman, second baseman Marcus Giles, shortstop Rafael Furcal, third baseman Chipper Jones, left fielder Ryan Klesko, center fielder Andruw Jones, right fielder Brian Jordan, utility player Martin Prado, pitchers Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, Tim Hudson, and Julio Teheran, and relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel.

Perez, as bullpen coach for the Braves in 2007

Eddie Pérez (baseball)

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Perez, as bullpen coach for the Braves in 2007
Pérez before a spring training game

Eduardo Rafael Pérez (born May 4, 1968) is a Venezuelan-American former professional baseball player and coach who currently serves as Catching Coach for the Atlanta Braves.

During his tenure with the Braves, Pérez was notable for being the personal catcher for Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux and for being named the Most Valuable Player of the 1999 National League Championship Series.

Clemens with the Red Sox in 1986

Roger Clemens

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American former professional baseball pitcher who played 24 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), primarily with the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees.

American former professional baseball pitcher who played 24 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), primarily with the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees.

Clemens with the Red Sox in 1986
Clemens pitches at Fenway Park, 1996
Clemens with Boston teammate Don Baylor and President Ronald Reagan
Clemens pitching for the Astros in 2004
Clemens pitching for the Astros in 2005.
Clemens with the Yankees in 2007
Clemens in 1990

Clemens pitched 7.2 innings of 1-run baseball during the Yankees' game 4 clincher over the Atlanta Braves.

His 1.87 ERA was the lowest in the major leagues, the lowest of his 22-season career, and the lowest by any National Leaguer since Greg Maddux in 1995.

Mazzone with the Baltimore Orioles in 2007

Leo Mazzone

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Former pitcher in minor league baseball and pitching coach in Major League Baseball.

Former pitcher in minor league baseball and pitching coach in Major League Baseball.

Mazzone with the Baltimore Orioles in 2007

He worked with the Atlanta Braves' organization from to and was the pitching coach for the Baltimore Orioles from to.

Greg Maddux also enjoyed his best seasons under Mazzone.