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Leo Mazzone will reportedly headline 2021 Braves Hall of Fame class

Former pitching coach oversaw Atlanta’s dominant run through the 90’s

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Mazzone talks strategy with Mercker Photo by Craig Melvin/Getty Images

When the pandemic forced many changes to Major League Baseball in 2021, one of the events that was lost was the annual Braves Hall of Fame event. So far, 35 former team members ranging from players, owners and executives have been enshrined. That number will increase by three this year with the additions of Leo Mazzone, Joe Torre and Joe Adcock according to a report by The Athletic’s David O’Brien.

Mazzone was a recent guest on O’Brien’s “755 Is Real” podcast where he discussed his memories of Hank Aaron.

The Braves’ last Hall of Fame class consisted of Terry Pendleton and Hugh Duffy in 2019. Mazzone oversaw Atlanta’s dominant pitching staff throughout the 90s. Torre played nine seasons for the Braves and managed the team from 1982-1984. He helped lead the team to a division title in 1982. Adcock played 10 seasons for the Milwaukee Braves and hit .285/.343/.511 with 239 homers over that span.

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