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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MLB Hall of Fame: When Polarization Clashes With a Moral Reckoning

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Cooperstown, New York, is home to the most talented and accomplished baseball players to ever play the game. For baseball players all over the world, induction into the Hall represents the game’s greatest honor and is a sign of recognition for all that they have [...]

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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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