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Atlanta Braves Win First World Series Since 1995

Beating the Houston Astros in Game 6

(Newser) - Most of the season, it just seemed this wasn’t their year. They dropped their first four games, and soon injuries piled up. They lost their most dynamic player before the All-Star break. They were stuck below .500 in August. Yet out of nowhere, suddenly, these Atlanta Braves transformed themselves...

Native Americans' Calls to Drop Gesture Fail to Move Braves

Groups dispute baseball's contention that they support the 'dehumanizing' imagery

(Newser) - The NFL's Washington Football Team has dropped its slur of a team nickname. The Cleveland Indians are becoming the Guardians. High schools are rethinking their warrior mascots . But in Atlanta, the Braves have only doubled down on their long-criticized "Tomahawk chop"—in which fans gesture with their...

Braves Pitcher's Injured Move 'Blows My Mind'

Charlie Morton kept pitching on broken leg in Game 1 of the World Series

(Newser) - Charlie Morton spun a curveball past Jose Altuve for a called third strike, his 16th pitch after taking a 102mph comebacker off his right leg. Morton stumbled and started to fall. Turns out the leg was broken. Morton's right fibula was fractured by Yuli Gurriel's one-hop screamer leading...

Hitter Takes 94mph Pitch to the Face

Kevin Pillar suffered nasal fractures but says he's fine

(Newser) - A New York Mets outfielder has assured everyone that he's OK after taking a fastball to the face in a game Monday night. Kevin Pillar was left with multiple nasal fractures, however, and plans to meet with a specialist, CNN reports. The scare took place in Atlanta, where he...

Frustrated Braves Pitcher Breaks His Own Hand

Huascar Ynoa punched a dugout bench Sunday

(Newser) - Atlanta Braves pitcher Huascar Ynoa was apparently frustrated during Sunday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers, but his reaction did not improve the situation. After allowing five earned runs in 4 1/3 innings, Ynoa punched a dugout bench ... and broke his pitching hand, USA Today reports. The Braves' manager tells...

Aaron Fans Hammer Braves to Change Team Name

Hank Aaron's death prompts calls for renamed Atlanta team

(Newser) - As his adopted hometown mourned Hank Aaron's death, some fans called on the Atlanta Braves to change their name to the Hammers in his honor, per the AP . "Hammerin' Hank" died Friday at age 86, drawing praise from all segments of society—including the current and former...

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Don Sutton Dead at 75

The Los Angeles Dodgers legend had cancer

(Newser) - Don Sutton, a Hall of Fame pitcher who was a stalwart of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ rotation spanning an era from Sandy Koufax to Fernando Valenzuela, died Tuesday, the AP reports. He was 75. The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, said Sutton died at his home in Rancho...

Braves Ditch Tomahawks After Pitcher Complains

Cardinals rookie Ryan Helsley is of Cherokee descent

(Newser) - Atlanta Braves fans cheering on their team against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday night did not have a traditional tool to help: The team did not place foam tomahawks on seats before the game, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch . The reason? Cardinals pitcher Ryan Helsley, who is a member of...

Former Atlanta Braves Player Otis Nixon Is Missing

He disappeared after leaving home to play golf

(Newser) - Police in Georgia are looking for a former Atlanta Braves player who left his home to play golf Saturday morning and hasn't been seen since. Otis Nixon, 58, was reported missing by his girlfriend Sunday afternoon, a Woodstock Police Department rep tells CNN . He was driving a gray 2011...

31 Georgia Residents to Have Homes Demolished for Ballpark

County wants to build a 4-lane road to help with traffic

(Newser) - Cobb County, Ga., just told the residents of a neighborhood next to the new Atlanta Braves stadium to say goodbye to their homes. The county is using eminent domain to take over at least 16 Turnberry Lane homes, and likely 15 more, and bulldoze them in order to make room...

Former Star MLB Pitcher Dead at 29
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 MLB Pitcher 
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Former Star MLB Pitcher Dead at 29

Ex-Braves player Tommy Hanson suffered 'catastrophic organ failure': report

(Newser) - Tommy Hanson, the friendly pitcher known as "Big Red" whose MLB career was stalled by injuries and personal loss, died Monday night at the age of 29, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Hanson, who pitched four seasons for the Atlanta Braves and ended his major league stint with the Los...

This Might Be the Best Kiss Cam Moment Ever

Jimmy Carter kisses wife Rosalynn at Braves game

(Newser) - It's not every day you catch a former president on the Kiss Cam, but that's what happened last night at the Atlanta Braves game, USA Today reports. Jimmy Carter was attending with wife Rosalynn, and when the camera turned their way and popped their faces up on the...

Accident Makes Turner Field Baseball's Deadliest

There have been 3 fatal falls since 2008

(Newser) - The death of a Braves fan on Saturday at Turner Field was not only tragic, it was the third such death at the stadium since 2008, giving it the unwelcome title of baseball's deadliest, according to ballpark expert Robert Gorman. He tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the death of...

Baseball Fan Killed in Fall From Upper Deck

Older man was in Atlanta watching Braves play Yankees

(Newser) - Tragedy in Atlanta tonight as a baseball fan fell from the upper deck during the Braves-Yankees game and was killed, reports 11 Alive . The man, believed to be in his 60s, fell from the 400 level about 40 feet and landed on concrete on the stadium's first level, reports...

Braves Set US Flag on Fire
 Braves Set US Flag on Fire 

Braves Set US Flag on Fire

Fireworks were too close at home opener

(Newser) - A pretty inauspicious start to the season for the Atlanta Braves: At their home opener Tuesday night, a fireworks blunder ended up setting the American flag on fire in front of 50,000 fans, WXIA reports. For the first—and last—time, the team tried setting off fireworks from the...

Man Dies in 65-Foot Fall at Atlanta's Turner Field

It's believed to be the 2nd death at the stadium

(Newser) - Tragedy in Atlanta last night, where the Journal-Constitution reports a 29-year-old man died after falling from the upper deck at Turner Field. He tumbled some 65 feet and landed in a parking lot outside of the stadium. Still no word on what caused Ronald Homer to fall, but a police...

Crazy Call Creates Mayhem in Playoff Game

Disputed infield fly rule helps Cardinals beat Braves

(Newser) - The first wild-card playoff game in baseball history turned out to be just plain wild yesterday, thanks to a complicated rule that has long been part of baseball, even if many people don't know exactly what it is. The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3, with help...

Baseball's New Fave Booze: Tequila

Five clubs sign sponsorship deals with distillers

(Newser) - Big-league baseball teams are hitting the hard stuff. After years of sponsorship from beer companies, five ball clubs this year have teamed up with liquor brands. The spirit of choice: tequila, which saw the biggest sales jump among spirits between 2001 and 2010. “Lots of people think of beer...

Braves Suspend Pitching Coach Over Gay Slurs, Threat

Also, pitcher Derek Lowe is charged with DUI

(Newser) - This turned out to be a banner week for the Atlanta Braves pitching staff. In the most high-profile event, the team today placed pitching coach Roger McDowell on administrative leave after he allegedly hurled gay slurs at heckling Giants fans ("Are you a homo couple or a threesome?"),...

Braves Coach Loses Eye to Rogue Foul

Minor league manager Luis Salazar will return to work this season

(Newser) - An Atlanta Braves coach has lost his left eye after a foul ball hit him in the face. Luis Salazar, a minor league manager, was watching a spring training game when a line drive off the bat of the Braves’ Brian McCann hit him in the dugout. He was knocked...

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