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Austin Riley Atlanta Braves

If the Braves want to win it all, they’ll need Austin Riley’s thunderous bat and cannon arm locked and loaded

The young Braves slugger speaks on the team’s new look on the mound, the late Hank Aaron’s legacy, and his fresh approach to hunting down opposing pitchers’ fastballs.
C.J. Stewart Hank Aaron

How Hank Aaron inspired my professional career

"One thing most people know about me is that I love my wife and daughters with a fierce, protective love. I cannot imagine leaving home, knowing that my family faced FBI-level threats, and still going to work and hitting bombs daily."
Tyler Perry Studios opening Atlanta

Photos: The opening of Tyler Perry Studios was beyond star-studded

Tyler Perry marked the opening of his new, 330-acre Tyler Perry Studios at Fort McPherson with a gala that brought a monumental number of stars, including everyone from Oprah to Hank Aaron to Beyoncé to Andrew Young.
Ross Rossin

“My paintings don’t look like photographs. Photographs look like my paintings.”

Ross Rossin has undoubtedly reached the top tier of American portraiture, commanding prices that can approach six figures. Four of his portraits—of Andrew Young, Morgan Freeman, Hank Aaron, and Maya Angelou—have hung in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. And yet Rossin is largely unknown in Atlanta’s insular arts community—largely by his own choice.

With just two seasons left at Turner Field before they decamp to Cobb, a look back at the Braves’ top 10 wins in the city of Atlanta

The Braves will leave Atlanta for Cobb County after the 2016 season. But in essence, they’re already gone. Las Vegas oddsmakers have them losing more games this season than all but four MLB teams. Barring a miracle showing, what’s an Atlanta fan to do? Well, you could embrace the sorrow and reminisce with us. Through six decades in our city, the Braves gave us some wonderful memories.

Atlanta Braves break ground on Cobb’s SunTrust Park

It was party time in East Cobb, Tuesday morning be damned, courtesy of the county’s newest corporate citizen. The Braves laid down AstroTurf beneath the dance hall-sized tent they pitched in the middle of the barren Cumberland construction site that will, in two years time, be their new home—the newly christened SunTrust Field.

Is it 1974 all over again?

In the media scrum to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Hank Aaron’s record-breaking home run, the undercurrent—the moral—of the story was the blatant racism he faced while chasing down Babe Ruth in 1974. In many of those commemorative stories, Aaron explained that he held on to the epithet-laced letters to remind him that racism still exists. Well more than a few “fans” have gone out of their way to prove Aaron right.

Hank Aaron: 44 at 80

For Aaron, this is a season of big, round numbers: eighty years on earth, forty years since breaking Babe Ruth’s career home run record. Big, round numbers tend to send reporters and fans scurrying to revisit legends and milestones to remind themselves that a figure of such Rushmorean proportions in American sports is still a flesh-and-blood man among us, and to beg a moment of his time. I was one such beggar.

Hank Aaron

Thirty-five years after retiring from baseball, the man many still consider the once and forever home run king keeps his hands in the sport he transformed.

The first Braves game in Atlanta

April 9, 1965 was the first major league game in Atlanta—an exhibition outing against the Detroit Tigers by the Milwaukee Braves. Although Atlanta won the franchise in 1964, legal disputes kept the team tied up in Milwaukee into early 1966.

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