Marcell Ozuna Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges

Marcell Ozuna faces two charges, including strangulation. His team says it will cooperate with an M.L.B. investigation.

#atlanta-braves, #baseball, #domestic-violence, #major-league-baseball, #ozuna-marcell

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Madison Bumgarner Throws a No-Hitter. Kind Of.

In a game limited to seven innings as part of a doubleheader, the Arizona lefty gets a shutout but won’t be credited with a no-no.

#arizona-diamondbacks, #atlanta-braves, #baseball, #bumgarner-madison, #elias-sports-bureau, #major-league-baseball, #statistics

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Sean Kazmar Jr. Makes First MLB Appearance Since 2008

Sean Kazmar Jr., who pinch-hit for Atlanta on Saturday, had been in the minors since a brief call-up in 2008.

#atlanta-braves, #baseball, #content-type-personal-profile, #kazmar-jr-sean

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Hank Aaron’s Name Will Replace a Confederate General’s on an Atlanta School

Forrest Hill Academy, named for Nathan Bedford Forrest, also an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan, will become Hank Aaron New Beginnings Academy.

#aaron-hank, #atlanta-ga, #atlanta-braves, #baseball, #baseball-hall-of-fame, #black-people, #education-k-12, #forrest-nathan-bedford, #names-geographical, #names-organizational

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Life Has Moved On, but Fans in Atlanta Mourn the All-Star Game

Friday’s home opener offered some prepandemic-like excitement, but even fans who support M.L.B.’s choice to move the signature event are sad to see it go.

#atlanta-braves, #baseball, #major-league-baseball, #philadelphia-phillies

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M.L.B. Applauded for All-Star Game Move by Former Players

M.L.B. is not known for activism, but former stars say pulling the All-Star Game from Georgia honors the legacies of Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente and others.

#aaron-hank, #all-star-games, #atlanta-braves, #baker-dusty, #baseball, #blass-steve, #discrimination, #georgia, #jackson-reggie-1946, #major-league-baseball, #manfred-robert-d, #minorities, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Baseball Joins Other Sports in Flexing Its Activist Muscles

Pulled by public opinion and sometimes their own players, leagues and teams are wading in to issues around race and social activism as never before.

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2021 MLB Season Preview: Team-by-Team Capsules

Reasons for optimism and pessimism abound. Catch up with where each team stands ahead of opening day.

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Hank Aaron Interview: ‘I Recognized That I Had a Gift’

No matter what happened in America, his greatness still shone.

#aaron-hank, #atlanta-ga, #atlanta-braves, #baseball, #black-people, #carter-jimmy, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #discrimination, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #king-martin-luther-jr, #milwaukee-braves, #negro-league

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Al Downing, the Pitcher for Home Run No. 715, Reflects on Hank Aaron

Forever linked to a legend, Al Downing says Aaron, the Hall of Famer who died on Friday, “couldn’t have been a nicer man.”

#aaron-hank, #atlanta-braves, #downing-al-1941, #los-angeles-dodgers, #records-and-achievements

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There Are Hall of Famers, and Then There’s Hank Aaron

The Braves slugger occupied the rarefied space of a player who stands out in every crowd — even one full of Hall of Famers.

#aaron-hank, #atlanta-braves, #baseball, #halls-of-fame, #jackson-reggie-1946, #jones-chipper, #torre-joe

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Hank Aaron Honored by Teammates, Hall of Famers and Former Presidents

Teammates, Hall of Famers and former presidents mourned the loss of Hank Aaron, a player so terrific he could be taken for granted.

#aaron-hank, #atlanta-braves, #baker-dusty, #baseball, #selig-bud

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Hank Aaron, Baseball’s Home Run King Who Defied Racism, Dies at 86

He held the most celebrated record in sports for more than 30 years.

#aaron-hank, #atlanta-braves, #baseball, #baseball-hall-of-fame, #blacks, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #deaths-obituaries, #milwaukee-braves, #milwaukee-brewers, #mobile-ala

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With Phil Niekro’s Death, Baseball Has Lost the Knuckleball and Its Master

Phil Niekro is the seventh member of the Baseball Hall of Fame to die this year. The pitch he perfected also appears to be lost.

#atlanta-braves, #baseball, #baseball-hall-of-fame, #niekro-phil

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Phil Niekro, Hall of Fame Knuckleball Pitcher, Dies at 81

A five-time all-star, he played in the major leagues for 24 seasons, but never made it to the World Series.

#atlanta-ga, #atlanta-braves, #baseball, #deaths-obituaries, #niekro-phil

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No Chiefs, Braves, Blackhawks and Seminoles. Remove Indigenous Names Now.

The Chiefs, Braves, Blackhawks and Seminoles need to follow the Cleveland baseball team in dropping their offensive names.

#atlanta-braves, #baseball, #chicago-blackhawks, #cleveland-indians, #florida-state-university, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #kansas-city-chiefs, #mahomes-patrick-1995, #mascots, #national-football-league, #native-americans, #seminole-indians, #thorpe-jim

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Dodgers Rally to Win N.L.C.S. and Reach 3rd World Series in 4 Years

Los Angeles, once down by three games to one in the series, fell behind in Game 7 but came back to earn a return trip to the World Series.

#atlanta-braves, #baseball, #los-angeles-dodgers, #world-series

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‘How Weird Is All of This?’ Fans Return to a Warped Ballpark Experience

The National League Championship Series gave fans their first chance to watch M.L.B. action in person, but it wasn’t a typical stadium outing.

#arlington-tex, #atlanta-braves, #baseball, #globe-life-field-arlington-tex, #los-angeles-dodgers, #playoff-games, #texas-rangers

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Will Smith Homers Off Will Smith, and the Dodgers Top the Braves

Yes, you read that correctly.

#atlanta-braves, #baseball, #los-angeles-dodgers, #smith-will

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Dodgers Bury the Braves and Rewrite the Record Books

Five home runs, 13 hits, and 15 runs scored — and that was all in just the first three innings.

#atlanta-braves, #baseball, #los-angeles-dodgers, #playoff-games, #records-and-achievements

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Dodgers and Braves Have Won With the Home Run. Can They Win Without It?

They were the top two teams in hitting the long ball. But Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, which will host the N.L.C.S., has proved to be stingy.

#atlanta-braves, #baseball, #globe-life-field-arlington-tex, #los-angeles-dodgers, #major-league-baseball, #playoff-games, #roberts-dave-1972, #snitker-brian-1955

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Braves Buck Their Narrative and Break Through to the N.L.C.S.

After years of reaching the playoffs and then falling short, Atlanta is in the league championship series for the first time since 2001, thanks to a resurgent pitching staff.

#anthopoulos-alex, #atlanta-braves, #baseball, #fried-max-1994, #playoff-games, #wright-kyle-1995

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NLDS: Atlanta’s Travis d’Arnaud, Long an October Footnote, Gets His Moment

The 31-year-old Braves catcher has had a career hindered by injuries, but he delivered a momentum-swinging home run in Game 1 against the Marlins.

#anthopoulos-alex, #atlanta-braves, #baseball, #darnaud-travis, #miami-marlins, #philadelphia-phillies, #playoff-games, #snitker-brian-1955

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Division Series: Faces Are Familiar, but the Landscape Has Changed

All four series feature division rivals facing off, but the packed schedule means regular-season tactics might not cut it.

#atlanta-braves, #baseball, #houston-astros, #los-angeles-dodgers, #miami-marlins, #new-york-yankees, #oakland-athletics, #playoff-games, #san-diego-padres, #tampa-bay-rays

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In Campaign Against Racism, Team Names Get New Scrutiny

It is not just the N.F.L.’s Washington team that could get a name change. A number of schools are also reconsidering nicknames, though some are resisting any switch.

#american-indian-movement, #atlanta-braves, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #cherokee-indians, #chicago-blackhawks, #cleveland-indians, #colleges-and-universities, #florida-state-university, #harjo-suzan-shown, #kansas-city-chiefs, #mascots, #national-football-league, #native-americans, #san-diego-state-university, #snyder-daniel-m, #trademarks-and-trade-names, #trump-donald-j, #washington-redskins

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