Braves Rewind: Whatever happened to...Kent Mercker?

Let's take a look at Braves from years past. Not often can a pitcher say he's done something not even a Hall-of-Famer has accomplished, but Kent Mercker can. Mercker was the fifth overall pick in the 1986 draft, and while his career wasn't as successful as one might expect from a top-5 pick, he can lay claim to something Maddux, Glavine, or Smoltz have never done: he's pitched both...
Via Talking Chop
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Troy O’Leary, Last Son of Krypton

On Monday, I made my annual St. Patrick’s Day joke about Troy O’Leary being Ireland’s favorite son. And it got me thinking about Troy and, inevitably, the 1999 ALDS. Because when you talk about Troy O’Leary — a career .274 hitter who worked the outfield in a tidy but unspectacular fashion for the Red Sox during the lean years of 1995 through 2001 — all roads lead to game...
Via Surviving Grady
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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