The Atlanta Braves will retire longtime pitcher John Smoltz's jersey No. 29 in June, according to Major League Baseball’s official Twitter account.
NO ORDINARY JOHN: @Braves to retire John Smoltz's No. 29 on June 8.— MLB (@MLB) April 16, 2012
Smoltz played 20 seasons for the Atlanta Braves posting a 210-147 record with a 3.26 ERA while also collecting 154 saves. He is one of the few pitchers in Major League history to ever win a Cy Young award as a starter and also lead the league in saves.
His best season as a starter came in 1996 when he led the league in wins (24) and strikeouts (276) while posting a 2.94 ERA. His best year as a reliever came in 2002 when he led the league in saves (55) while posting a 3.25 ERA.