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    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    Dan Petry, who pitched for the 1984 Tigers
    Good job!

    When Jarrod Saltalamacchia set the record for longest name in MLB history, he beat out a former Brave, who once infamously said that the Braves would fail without him after he was traded to the Marlins. Who was it?
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  2. Tim Spooneybarger (13 letters... wow!)
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    Yes, sir!

    As of this moment, only two players have career OBPs of .400 in Braves history. Chipper Jones is one. Who is the other?
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  4. Well, this might be a stretch, but is it Willie Harris? Right now he has .500 OBP, and it's his first year with the Braves...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzychad View Post
    Well, this might be a stretch, but is it Willie Harris? Right now he has .500 OBP, and it's his first year with the Braves...
    *laughs* Good answer, but that's not really what I'm looking for. The guy I'm thinking of played a LOT longer.
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    Yes, sir!

    As of this moment, only two players have career OBPs of .400 in Braves history. Chipper Jones is one. Who is the other?
    It took me a long time to think of it, but it has to be Billy Hamilton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbenson5 View Post
    It took me a long time to think of it, but it has to be Billy Hamilton.
    Yep! That's pretty crazy. I wonder if people will soon realize Chipper Jones's greatness.

    One of the most infamous brawls in Braves history occured when Phillies pitcher Wally Richtie plunked this Braves player leading off in the eighth innning of a 7-3 game, and he kicked Richtie so hard, he got his cleats caught in Richtie's jersey and ripped it. Who was this Braves player?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamtheBravesFan View Post
    One of the most infamous brawls in Braves history occured when Phillies pitcher Wally Richtie plunked this Braves player leading off in the eighth innning of a 7-3 game, and he kicked Richtie so hard, he got his cleats caught in Richtie's jersey and ripped it. Who was this Braves player?
    Otis "My Man" Nixon


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Dog View Post
    Otis "My Man" Nixon

    Yep! That's the picture I had in mind too.

    Another brawl question: In 1998, this Braves player was getting sick and tired of being plunked (He had 25 HBP in 1998, a career high). When Darren Dreifort, the Dodgers hurler on August 22, plunked him, the Braves player rushed the mound and took a wild swing, and Dreifort ducked. Both benches cleared, and the Brave was ejected. Dreifort was not ejected, but he had to leave the game with a cut on his hand. Who was the Brave?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamtheBravesFan View Post
    Another brawl question: In 1998, this Braves player was getting sick and tired of being plunked (He had 25 HBP in 1998, a career high). When Darren Dreifort, the Dodgers hurler on August 22, plunked him, the Braves player rushed the mound and took a wild swing, and Dreifort ducked. Both benches cleared, and the Brave was ejected. Dreifort was not ejected, but he had to leave the game with a cut on his hand. Who was the Brave?

    Andres Galarraga


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Dog View Post
    Andres Galarraga

    Darn you and your cool photos. I was actually at that game. We had the video camera. Dad recorded Walt Weiss. I told him to get it out for Galarraga. He didn't. Then the brawl happened. I let him have it the rest of the game.

    What former Brave had connections with the Minneapolis team of the independent Prarie League that allowed the Braves to trade 24 bats and 72 baseballs for pitcher Kerry Ligtenberg?
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    It reminded me once that once a pitcher had an altercation with a Braves catcher, and ended up in a ugly brawl, years later, they ended up teammates.

    Who were they?
    Last Player to hit for the Cycle: Matt Kemp, San Diego Padres (August 14, 2015)

    Last Pitcher to throw a Regular Season No-Hitter: Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals 2-0 (October 3, 2015)

    Last Pitcher to throw a Postseason No-Hitter: Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 (October 6, 2010)

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    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    It reminded me once that once a pitcher had an altercation with a Braves catcher, and ended up in a ugly brawl, years later, they ended up teammates.

    Who were they?
    I have noooooooo clue.
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    I'll give you a hint, it was the pitcher's only year in Atlanta.
    Last Player to hit for the Cycle: Matt Kemp, San Diego Padres (August 14, 2015)

    Last Pitcher to throw a Regular Season No-Hitter: Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals 2-0 (October 3, 2015)

    Last Pitcher to throw a Postseason No-Hitter: Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 (October 6, 2010)

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    Was it anyone of significance?

    And was my question too easy? :P
    Last edited by SamtheBravesFan; 05-15-2007 at 06:28 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamtheBravesFan View Post
    What former Brave had connections with the Minneapolis team of the independent Prarie League that allowed the Braves to trade 24 bats and 72 baseballs for pitcher Kerry Ligtenberg?
    Greg Olson



    Any update on how the balls and bats did in that trade?

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    7/30/99 Phillies won 9-2

    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    It reminded me once that once a pitcher had an altercation with a Braves catcher, and ended up in a ugly brawl, years later, they ended up teammates.

    Who were they?
    Paul Byrd and Eddie Perez


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Dog View Post
    Paul Byrd and Eddie Perez

    Nice. And it was Greg Olson too.
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    This Braves pitcher pitched in Game 1 of the 1982 NLCS, and was effective in shutting down the Cardinals.

    But then it started to rain.

    It was before the bottom of the fifth.

    The game was called and this pitcher started Game 2, and the Braves ended up losing when Gene Garber blew it. The Cardinals swept the Braves.

    Who was the unlucky pitcher?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Dog View Post
    Paul Byrd and Eddie Perez

    Finally, they got the answer
    Last Player to hit for the Cycle: Matt Kemp, San Diego Padres (August 14, 2015)

    Last Pitcher to throw a Regular Season No-Hitter: Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals 2-0 (October 3, 2015)

    Last Pitcher to throw a Postseason No-Hitter: Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 (October 6, 2010)

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