Braves by Decade: 1930s Boston Braves/Bees

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The 1930s were an era of extreme hardship in America. The Great Depression took its toll on everything, tanking the economy. However, in baseball, Babe Ruth continued his superstardom. He signed a $160,000 contract with the Yankees in 1930. This made him the highest-paid player in the game. In fact, his salary was higher than […] READ MORE


Braves by Decade: 1920s

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The dawn of the 1920s saw a new era form in Major League Baseball. The dead balls of the past two decades were gone. Offensive totals began leaping across both leagues. In 1919, Gavvy Cravath led the National League with 12 homers. In 1920, Cy Williams hit 15. But these paled in comparison to baseball’s […] READ MORE


Braves by Decade: 1910s Boston Doves/Rustlers/Braves

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The 1910s saw the Dead Ball Era begin to fade. As the balls became less scuffed and doctored, they began to fly farther. By the end of the decade, a superstar named Babe Ruth emerged. The time also saw the banning of “syndicate baseball.” Up until that point, owners could invest in more than one […] READ MORE


2020 Cy Young Award Finalists Announced

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The finalists have been announced for the 2020 Cy Young Awards. These are given to the best pitcher in each league. In the American League, Shane Bieber, Kenta Maeda, and Hyun Jin Ryu are up for the award. For the National League, Trevor Bauer, Yu Darvish, and Jacob deGrom are in the running. Five out […] READ MORE


Atlanta Braves 2020 Season in Review

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Atlanta Braves 2020 Season in Review “Wait ‘til next year.” These four words are very familiar to baseball fans from the 1950s. It was the rallying cry for the Brooklyn Dodgers. From 1947 to 1955, they went to the World Series five times. The first four times were defeats, and thus the saying began. “Wait […] READ MORE


Braves by Decade: 1900s Boston Beaneaters/Doves

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The 1900s in baseball were marked by two things: a significant lack of offense and a brand new major league. The Dead Ball Era was in full swing and impacted power numbers severely. Players were considered terrific if they hit five or six homers a year. So, teams came up with a plan to combat […] READ MORE


Atlanta Braves Watch Party

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For the NLDS, the Atlanta Braves have been selling tickets to Truist Park. Of course, the game is not played live. Instead, it is shown on the big screen in center field while socially distanced fans watch and cheer at a Braves Watch Party. The differences between this and a real game are palpable, but […] READ MORE


Braves By Decade: 1890s Boston Beaneaters

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In the 1890s, there was a period of rapid growth for baseball, followed by a fast descent. With the advent of a salary cap and a reserve clause, an organization called The Brotherhood formed a new major league. They referred to it as The Players League, and it ended almost as quickly as it began. […] READ MORE


Atlanta Braves Clinch National League East Title

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The Atlanta Braves have clinched the National League East for 2020. This is their third consecutive division championship and the 20th overall for the franchise. Despite their magic number being three, they were able to clinch via a tiebreaker. First, they needed the Washington Nationals to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies. Then, all that would remain […] READ MORE


Atlanta Braves to sign Pablo Sandoval

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MLB Network insider Jon Heyman has tweeted that the Atlanta Braves are going to sign third baseman Pablo Sandoval. Breaking: Braves sign Pablo Sandoval. Minors deal. Will start at alternate site. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) September 14, 2020 It will reportedly be a minor league deal, and Sandoval is expected to report to the team’s […] READ MORE