Last summer, Braves fans watched as Greg Maddux‘s No. 31 was retired into Turner Field’s Hall of Fame.
On Friday, August 6, former pitcher Tom Glavine‘s No. 47 will retire next to Maddux’s during a Braves Hall of Fame luncheon and pre-game ceremony at the downtown stadium.
Via an email to Intel, Braves president John Schuerholz says: Tom has been and continues to be a very special part of the Atlanta Braves organization. There is no greater honor than inducting him into our Hall of Fame and making sure Braves uniform number 47 is retired and finds its rightful place alongside other great Braves hall of famers.”
Glavine is currently serving as a special assistant to Schuerholz and also a broadcaster for Braves TV and radio. He spent a total of 19 years with the Braves organization.
The classy move by the Braves will likely provide some much needed salve for fans and Glavine after the organization unceremoniously dumped the two-time Cy Young Award winner in 2009 as he was battling back from elbow surgery.
Glavine’s number will join those worn by Maddux, Hank Aaron, Dale Murphy, Phil Niekro, Warren Spahn, Eddie Mathews on the wall of The Ted.
Tickets for the August 6 festivities and game against the San Francisco Giants can be purchased via 1-800-745-3000 or going to the Braves official website.