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Braves to Retire Glavine's Number

The Braves will retire their second number in as many years on August 6th, when they retire Tom Glavine's uniform number 47. Here is the blurb from the official release:

The Atlanta Braves will pay tribute to their former pitcher Tom Glavine on Friday, August 6 by inducting him into the Braves Hall of Fame and retiring his uniform number.  The induction will take place at a special luncheon and the uniform number retirement will occur in a pre-game ceremony that night before the Braves take on the San Francisco Giants.

"Tom has been, and continues to be, a very special part of the Atlanta Braves organization," said Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz.  "There’s no greater honor than inducting him into our Hall of Fame and making sure his Braves uniform number 47 is retired and finds its rightful place alongside other great Braves Hall of Famers."

Glavine’s number 47 will be the seventh Braves uniform number to be retired, joining Hank Aaron (44), Eddie Mathews (41), Dale Murphy (3), Phil Niekro (35), Warren Spahn (21) and Greg Maddux (31).  The Braves also retired the number 42 along with all Major League Baseball teams to honor Jackie Robinson.

And the healing process between the Braves and Glavine should be complete after this. I'm guessing next year we'll get #6 and #29 added to that list of retired numbers... and at this pace we might get #10 too.

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