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Braves' Smoltz makes first appearance on Hall of Fame ballot

A year after putting three of the biggest pieces of their 1990s dynasty into the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Braves are in position to add another with Monday's announcement of the 2015 ballot. John Smoltz, the National League Cy Young winner in 1996, who was a rotation mate of '14 inductees Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and who played under recently enshrined manager Bobby...
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Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz on Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK (AP) Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball's 2015 Hall of Fame ballot. Craig Biggio, who fell two votes short of the 75 percent needed in the 2014 balloting, tops 17 holdovers on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot announced Monday. That group includes Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mike Piazza, Jeff Bagwell and Tim...
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AA Podcast #98 – John Smoltz

With the dawn of the 2014 MLB Postseason, we’re joined by one of the best playoff pitchers of the last generation – John Smoltz. After an illustrious career with the Atlanta Braves, Smoltz moved to the broadcast booth and has been a consistent presence covering the sport. In today’s podcast, we talk about John’s TV career, his duel with Jack Morris, and which pitcher is most...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves poised for quick return trip to Cooperstown with Smoltz, others

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- While soaking in an historic weekend for the Atlanta Braves organization, a collection of fans staged a impromptu demonstration behind the MLB Network set following the Hall of Fame induction speeches of Bobby Cox, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine on Sunday afternoon. Staged on a Cooperstown lawn cluttered with chairs and tents and tomahawks, the set obscured the...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Maddux zings John Smoltz in HOF induction speech

Greg Maddux used his Hall of Fame induction speech to get a zinger in on his former teammate John Smoltz.
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 6/10 – 6/15

Tuesday, June 10 Los Angeles Dodgers at Cincinnati Reds (MLBN 7 pm) Matt Vasgersian, John Smoltz [alt: Red Sox at Orioles] Wednesday, June 11 Minnesota Twins at Toronto Blue Jays (MLBN 12:30 pm) Local Broadcast Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles (ESPN 7 pm) Jon Sciambi, Rick Sutcliffe Thursday, June 12 Los Angeles Dodgers at Cincinnati Reds (MLBN 12:30 pm) Local Broadcast [alt...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves' Kimbrel passes John Smoltz with franchise record 155th save

ATLANTA -- Randy Putman's drive from the Wallace State Community College campus to Joe Davis Stadium, a Double-A ballpark in Huntsville, Ala., lasted little more than an hour back in 2005, a 65-mile venture through the northern part of the state. It was a mining expedition, a search for a hidden gem, the lifeblood of a JUCO baseball coach. Putman was scouring a college showcase...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Kimbrel ties Smoltz's franchise mark of 154 saves in Braves' win

Craig Kimbrel has only been in the big leagues for four calendar years, but he already owns a piece of Atlanta sports history. On Saturday, as part of Atlanta's never-dull victory over the Miami Marlins, Kimbrel earned his 154th career save for the Braves, tying John Smoltz's all-time franchise mark. Kimbrel has been an elite-level reliever for the Braves since breaking into...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Fox adds Matt Vasgersian and John Smoltz to MLB coverage

Heading into the 2014 MLB season, Fox has finally announced their #2 broadcasting duo behind the newly-named trio of Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds, and Tom Verducci - long-time MLB Network play-by-play commentator Matt Vasgersian, and rising broadcasting star John Smoltz. Vasgersian is a veteran of the game, and is an alumnus of the San Diego Padres and Milwaukee Brewers broadcasting...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine Rag on John Smoltz About ‘Chicks Dig the Long Ball’ Nike Commercial (Video)

Chicks dig the long ball, not the bald spot. Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux — both of whom were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame this week — joined former teammate John Smoltz for an MLB Network interview shortly after learning of their induction. Host Greg Amsinger asked the trio to reveal the best hitter of the bunch, and the attention quickly shifted toward the famous...
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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