February 21, 2011

Atlanta Braves stories in the SI Vault

Are Lefties Human?By Robert Creamer, June 25, 1956Left-handers like Warren Spahn are serious craftsmen, but memories of odd Rube Waddell raise the question: are lefties human?

Return Of The Redhead By James Murray, June 06, 1960Winner over tuberculosis, Red Schoendienst wants to forget it now and concentrate on his job?playing the best second base for the Braves.

End Of The Glorious Ordeal By Ron Fimrite, April 15, 1974Henry Aaron gracefully endured the pressure of the chase, and then stopped it with one lash of his bat.

Not Home Free Yet By Steve Wulf, August 09, 1982Atlantans were "World Serious" after their sweep of San Diego. Then L.A. dropped in.

Murphy's Law Is Nice Guys Finish First By Steve Wulf, July 04, 1983Atlanta's Dale Murphy was the National League's MVP and Gold Glove centerfielder in 1982, and this year he's even better.

Unbelievable By Steve Rushin, October 26, 1992The Atlanta Braves earned a place in the World Series with the most stunning comeback in playoff history.

Once In A Life Time By Tom Verducci, August 14, 1995Greg Maddux of the Braves is the best righthander in the past 75 years -- but he would rather you didn't know it.

Eye Opener By Tom Verducci, June 10, 1996Atlanta's John Smoltz is off to a blazing start and has his sights set on a Cy Young Award.

A Jones For Hitting By Michael Bamberger, June 16, 2008Old of head, fast of twitch and occasionally achy of muscle, Braves third baseman Chipper Jones, the baddest switch-hitter since Mickey Mantle, is batting over .400 -- still! -- thanks in part to an old pro's secrets that will help pave his road to Cooperstown.

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