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This Day in Georgia History

August 06, 2010

Glavine’s Number Retired

Earlier in the day, Atlanta Braves pitching great Tom Glavine was inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame. During his career, Glavine was two Cy Young awards and was selected to play in ten All-Star Games. That evening, at ceremonies in Turner Field , the Braves retired Glavine’s number - 47. As part of the ceremony, Glavine’s number was unveiled along the railing at the top of the stadium where Braves’ retired numbers are displayed. As it turned out, the evening was historic for another reason. Glavine’s ceremony occurred before the Braves’ game with the San Francisco Giants, which marked the Braves’ 20,000th game since the franchise began in Boston. Glavine became the seventh Braves player and the fourth Braves pitcher to have his number retired. In addition to the retired numbers of Braves players, Jackie Robinson’s number - 42 - has been retired by all major league teams.

Image of Glavine’s Number Retired View large image
Source: Photo: Ed Jackson