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High schoolers play like the pros at the Braves’ Native American All-Star Baseball Showcase

High schoolers play like the pros at the Braves’ Native American All-Star Baseball Showcase

50 high school baseball players of Native American descent, representing 23 tribes from 16 states across the U.S. and Canada, participated in the third-annual Native American All-Star Baseball Showcase at Truist Park. The players went through pro-style workouts with former Braves players as their coaches and talked to MLB and college scouts. On Sunday, they played a showcase game against one another, with many family members of the players attending and cheering for both teams.
The Braves home opener is just one game in a long season. But to the fans, it’s everything.

The Braves home opener is just one game in a long season. But to the fans, it’s everything.

On Friday, the Atlanta Braves opened up their Truist Park account with their first home game of the year. The game itself is just one of 162 and in the win-loss column, the result has little impact on the outcome of the season. But the experience for Braves’ fans matters more than any other regular season game in the year. 
Hank Aaron 50th anniversary of 715th home run

In 1974, Hank Aaron broke the most hallowed record in baseball. I can still hear the echo.

It was 50 years ago this month—April 8, 1974—that Henry Aaron hit his 715th career home run off pitcher Al Downing in Atlanta, breaking Ruth’s 39-year record. When he finally reached that summit, it seemed less a cause for celebration for Aaron than reason for a long sigh of relief: The chase was finally over.
Interesting facts about Truist Park

Fans ate 550,000 hot dogs at Truist Park last year—and 8 other interesting facts about the Braves ballpark

Truist Park: The home of the Braves is an enigma. It’s an artificial mecca of baseball that displaced Turner Field to the chagrin of many, but now draws some of the best crowds in baseball. The stadium itself is a beauty, with faux red brick that creates an old-school ballpark feel in a sea of corporate office parks. Let’s leave behind its contradictions for a moment to focus on Truist Park and the great baseball played there since 2017.
Ronald Acuña Jr.

Ronald Acuña Jr. takes flight

Former Braves coaches Ron Washington and Eric Young Sr. mentored Acuña to an MVP season in 2023. Can the young outfielder thrive without them?
Savannah Bananas

The man in the yellow hat: Meet the owner of the Savannah Bananas

Jesse Cole owns seven yellow tuxedos. He shows me during our Zoom interview, adjusting his camera to fit an open closet door into the frame: sure enough, six canary-yellow tuxes, hanging at the ready. He’s wearing the seventh while we speak—top hat included.
The Braves' OutKast night was everything we love to see in baseball

The Braves’ OutKast night was everything we love to see in baseball

Even for fans who missed out on the instantly iconic bobblehead—which featured Big Boi and André 3000 sitting in a red Cadillac, decked out in custom Braves jerseys and caps—OutKast night at Truist Park was a grand slam.

Up to Bat: Five Southern baseball teams that are in a league of their own

Governed by the maxim “we make baseball fun,” the Savannah Bananas have sold out every game since their founding in 2016. Following their own eccentric brand of play, dubbed “Banana Ball,” the team eschews anything that could make the sport feel sluggish.
A guide to Atlanta Braves spring training

A guide to visiting Atlanta Braves spring training in Sarasota County

Fans flock to Sarasota County, where they can get close to their team, and their companions can find plenty of other distractions.
Austin Riley Atlanta Braves

The Talented Mr. Riley: Q&A with the Braves third baseman on making the All-Star team and fatherhood

In July, Austin Riley earned his first All-Star Game invitation and was named National League Player of the Month. He talks about his routines on the field, chances for another Braves World Series, and what he's learning as a brand-new dad.

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