Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Braves to honor Tom Galvine, retire his #47

Even though 300 game winnerTom Glavine didn't qualify for this year's US Open, not all the news was bad for Glavine, as the two-time National League Cy Young Award winner, and 1995 World Series MVP found out that he will have his #47 retired by the Atlanta Braves, joining a legendary list of players...Hank Aaron #44, Eddie Matthews #41, Warren Spahn #21, Dale Murphy #3,  and Phil Niekro #35, and Greg Maddux #31.

 Glavine won 244 big league games for the Braves from 1988-2002, 2008. In between Glavine pitched for the New York Mets, were he won his 300th game on August 5th, 2007 against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Besides retiring his jersey, the Braves will also welcome Glavine into the Braves Hall of Fame. The ceremonies will take place before the Braves play the San Francisco Giants on April 6th.

Today Glavine is a special assistant with Atlanta, and does work for the Braves on radio and TV.

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