Smoltz’s Hall of Fame induction, Sid’s slide celebrates 20 a few days ago at Turner Field
Obviously, the primary need to lose your voice screaming in the Ted a few days ago is tonight’s sure-to-be-tearful salute to John Smoltz as his No. 29 jersey is upon the market forever once the legendary pitcher is awarded with a Braves Hall of Fame throughout a pre-game ceremony at Turner Field. Smoltz’s jersey joins just nine other players in Braves Hall of Fame history, including Hank Aaron, Eddie Mathews, Dale Murphy, Phil Niekro, Warren Spahn, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and former skipper Bobby Cox.
But longtime Braves fans won’ doubt wish to be in the downtown stadium Saturday mid-day at 3:40 too and never since the Toronto Blue Jays have been in town. Included in 2012’s alumni weekend celebration, the Braves organization is marking 2010 20th anniversary of Sid Bream‘s legendary slide into the dish within the ninth inning from the 1992 National League Championship Game 7 that required they around the world Series for that second time. With that particular evening, Braves fans’ left ventricular muscles were pulsating alongside our molars as Beam hit a line drive after which required a Sunday stroll (Bream was perhaps the slowest runner in Major league baseball history…) because he hobbled round the bases using the ball jetting home just in front of him. Being an entire city stopped blinking, Braves announcer Skip Caray screeched, “Here comes Bream! Here’s the throw towards the plate! And that he is…safe! Braves win! Braves win! Braves win! Braves win!”
To commemorate this historic event Saturday mid-day, the very first 20,000 Braves fans in to the park will get the immortal Sid Bream Slide Bobblehead, because of Coca Cola and Delta Airlines. A unique pre-game ceremony located by longtime Braves announcer Pete Van Wieren will recognition Bream, together with Braves catcher Francisco Cabrera and the dish umpire Randy Marsh.
Before Friday and Sunday’s games, Bream together with a large number of other Braves alum, will greet fans and sign autographs at various locations round the stadium. Check Braves.com for details.