Category: MLB

Braves look to repeat in 2022

On Nov. 2, 2021, the Atlanta Braves became World Series champions for the first time since 1995. Atlanta sports fans rejoiced knowing the Braves had just ended a difficult spell for Atlanta sports. After the heartbreak of the Falcons 28-3 Super Bowl choke, the Bulldogs’ multiple losses to Alabama and the Braves choking a 3-1 [...]

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Braves and Bulldogs overcome odds to bring hardware home to Georgia

University of Georgia senior running back James Cook carries the football against the University of South Carolina on Sept. 18. (Wikimedia Commons/Gamecock Central) Georgia, historically a state of disappointing and underachieving sports teams, has been home to two championship teams in 2021. The Atlanta Braves stunned the Houston Astros in the World Series after an [...]

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Tim Tebow’s Divisive Athletic Career

After five years in minor league baseball, Tim Tebow has retired from the sport. On paper, the former Heisman Trophy winner’s baseball career is unimpressive, as Tebow was one of the worst hitters in the minor leagues in his last season. Despite this, his short-lived career surpassed many analysts’ expectations and drew record attendance numbers [...]

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Bigger Than Baseball: The Legacy of Hank Aaron

On Emory’s Atlanta campus, stories above the cigar-smoking statue of Robert W. Woodruff, lies a legend. Well, pieces of one.  In 2014, three Emory baseball players curated the “He Had a Hammer: The Legacy of Hank Aaron in Baseball and American Culture” exhibit at Emory’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library. The [...]

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A Look Ahead at the MLB Postseason

After a delayed start to the regular season, the MLB began 2020 season play on July 23. The league’s restart was filled with rule changes, COVID-19 complications and empty seats, but the regular season was played through and finally came to an end on Sept. 27. America’s pastime now continues with postseason play through Oct. [...]

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Braves’ Young Core Opens 2020 Season with a Bang

The Atlanta Braves discuss gameplay in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sept. 18, 2018. This year, the Braves are partaking in the MLB's shortened season due to coronavirus./Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons With very few professional sports continuing during the coronavirus pandemic, the fate of the 2020 Major League Baseball (MLB) season was [...]

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