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The baseball cap seems innocuous enough. A brimmed hat emblazoned with a team logo for players to wear while on the field for protection from the sun. Simple. But over the past couple of decades, the baseball cap has become a lightning rod. Depending on the direction it is turned, or who wears it, the […]

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Satchel Paige reached out to the 20 Major League Baseball teams about the prospect of joining them in 1968. The 62-year-old pitcher needed only 158 days on an active roster to reach the five-year minimum required to receive his pension. Nineteen teams turned him down, but on Aug. 12, 1968, Atlanta Braves president William C. […]

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GAME. BLOUSES. Almost a year to the day after Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista got the left side of his face rearranged by Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor, the man they call Joey Bats was back at it again Wednesday night, this time against the Atlanta Braves. This time, instead of a slide, […]

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ATLANTA — Hank Aaron, the man who broke Babe Ruth’s home run record and went on to hit 755 in his career, now wants to be remembered for something entirely different. The Hall of Fame right fielder and his wife, Billye, have spent two decades building a philanthropic legacy that began with paying extracurricular activity […]

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It was a beautiful 73 degrees in Milwaukee on July 20, 1976. In their sixth season in the city, the Milwaukee Brewers played host to the California Angels for a night game. Only 10,134 spectators – 21 percent capacity – were in County Stadium that day to witness designated hitter Hank Aaron’s 755th and final […]

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You know how you can tell baseball has a problem on its hands? Former Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez found out he was being fired via a travel-reservation email this week and it wasn’t close to the biggest talking point about the man’s dismissal. Instead, the conversation centered around one important question: Why isn’t there […]

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OPINION - If these three and go out there and prove it like generation and generation before them did, then a new generation of kids will look up to them...

The post Why the Atlanta Braves’ all-black outfield is big for baseball appeared first on theGrio.

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