Mark your calendars for August 6th, Braves fans. Before the Braves take on the Giants that evening, Tom Glavine will be inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame and then, in a pre-game ceremony, his number will be retired. This will be the seventh retired number for the Braves; Glavine will be joining company of Dale Murphy (3), Warren Spahn (21), Greg Maddux (31), Phil Neikro (35), Eddie Matthews (41) and Hank Aaron (44).
In 17 seasons with the Braves, Glavine amassed 244 of his 305 career victories and attempted to return to the Braves in 2008 but was placed on the DL and had surgery after just 3 starts. Glavine has assumed a new role with the Braves this season, however, working as a special assistant to John Schuerholz and taking some TV and radio broadcasting duties.
Welcome to the club, Tom. We’ll see the likes of Chipper and Smoltzie up there with you soon.
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