Atlanta Braves To Retire John Smoltz's Jersey

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Monday April 16th, 2012

The Atlanta Braves will retire longtime pitcher John Smoltz's jersey No. 29 in June, according to Major League Baseball’s official Twitter account.

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.

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