Found September 30, 2012 on Fox Sports:
The Atlanta Braves won for a major league record 23rd straight time in games started by Kris Medlen, beating the New York Mets 6-2 on Sunday in the regular-season home finale for Chipper Jones. Medlen (10-1) gave up one unearned run and three hits in six innings, adding to his momentum heading into the postseason. The Braves have already clinched an NL wild-card spot and are on track to host the one-game playoff, which Medlen would start. According to STATS LLC research going back to 1921, only two other teams won 22 straight starts by a pitcher: the New York Giants with Carl Hubbell (1936-37) and the Yankees with Whitey Ford (1950-53). Ford's streak was interrupted by military service. The Braves began the day four games behind Washington in the NL East.

I am not a Chipper Jones fan.

I always said I wasn't going to discuss this publicly, but I'm tired of the supposed "Braves Fam" bullying me about it, so here's why I'm not a Chipper fan. He made my brother cry. My mom was sick pretty often when I was a kid. I won't go into details, but it's a chronic (and possibly eventually terminal) illness, and I ended up mothering my little...

Chipper Jones Receives Ultimate Recognition By Braves Organization During Ceremony

All year long, Chipper Jones received parting gifts for his pending retirement. From a Fenway Park plaque, to a surfboard, to a year's supply of sausages, Jones was showered with presents this season. But on Friday night, the Braves third baseman capped his farewell tour with the ultimate ceremony. During a pregame ceremony, the organization announced it would renovate 10 youth...

Braves fan’s sign ‘I skipped chemo to see Chipper’ (Picture)

How big of a deal was Chipper Jones’ last weekend for regular-season action at Turner Field in Atlanta? Enough to make one Braves fan claim they skipped a chemotherapy session to watch the franchise legend play his last regular-season game at home for the Braves.Chipper Jones’ retirement tour has been a huge deal all season with the former MVP receiving gifts at nearly every...

Braves fan 'skipped chemo' to see Chipper

Chipper Jones was making his final regular season appearance at Turner Field this past weekend against the Mets, which meant that it would be the last opportunity for many Braves fans to see the beloved third baseman. Needless to say that there were more than a few people who scraped and sacrificed to make their way to the stadium to watch Chipper play one last time, but guaranteed...

Minor wins 5th straight decision for Braves

ATLANTA (AP) -- Mike Minor pitched 6 1-3 sharp innings to win his fifth straight decision, Martin Prado and Jason Heyward each had an RBI and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 2-0 on Saturday night. Chipper Jones, who played his next-to-last regular-season game at Turner Field, was hitless in four at-bats. Craig Kimbrel earned his 41st save of in 44 chances with a scoreless...

Braves' loss gives Nats division title

The Atlanta Braves' hopes of winning the National League East ended Monday night with a 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates that clinched the division title for the Washington Nationals. The Braves, who needed to sweep the Pirates and have first-place Washington drop three games to Philadelphia to tie for the division lead, will instead be the top wild card team when the postseason...

Braves' bid for NL East title ends

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Fredi Gonzalez didn't really expect the Atlanta Braves to catch the Washington Nationals. Not after trailing the front-running and rarely faltering Nationals all summer and into the fall. Still, the Braves manager took pride in the way his team stubbornly hung in there. And while Atlanta's chase for the National League East title officially ended with...

Braves-Pirates Preview

While they've already wrapped up a spot in the postseason, the Atlanta Braves are still holding out hope for a bigger prize. The Braves will try to bolster their faint NL East title hopes Monday night by taking advantage of a visit to the stumbling Pittsburgh Pirates. Atlanta (93-66) is rolling into its second postseason appearance in three years having won 12 of 15, but will...

Young Bucs take down Braves

 The Pirates came up with a nice victory on Monday night…and while it didn’t matter for them, they set off a celebration in Washington D.C. because the Braves loss clinched the NL East for the Nationals. So it was kind of relevant. Jeff Locke finally earned his first major league win, and he certainly deserved it. He was uncharacteristically wild (five walks) but for the first...

Braves 6, Mets 2

ATLANTA -- David Ross's second-inning, three-run home run led the Braves to a 6-2 win over the Mets in Chipper Jones' final regular-season home game on Sunday. The Braves have won 23 consecutive games started by Kris Medlen, a major league record, surpassing the 22 straight victories in games started by the Yankees' Whitey Ford from 1950-53 (he missed the 1951-52 seasons...
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