7/27/2014 | Glavine's stubbornness the hallmark to a HOF career
Tom Glavine was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday for a number of reasons -- 305 victories among them. And it was his practice of playing keep away that enabled him to produce a career that was Cooperstown-worthy.
7/27/2014 | Cox's 'great ride' culminates with induction into Hall
Bobby Cox, the great manager of the Atlanta Braves, spent part of his Hall of Fame induction speech on Sunday putting his career in perspective. Sure, he'd love to go down in history as one of the smartest managers who ever lived, but not if it robs him of a chance to be self-deprecating.
7/27/2014 | Braves need to be thrifty as Deadline approaches
Like many other legitimate postseason contenders, the Braves have a few areas they would like to improve before heading into this season's stretch run. But their dire need to mend their fractured starting rotation during Spring Training has left them with essentially no financial flexibility with Thursday's Trade Deadline approaching.
7/27/2014 | Parental love common thread among Hall inductees
For almost all of us, it starts the same way. Mom or dad give us a bat and a ball, maybe even a glove. They send us out to play and they keep an eye on us to see what happens. You never ever know. That's the best thing about baseball, whether the players are the best in the world or the kids on your block.
7/27/2014 | Torre's Hall speech: Game 'part of the American soul'
Joe Torre batted sixth on Sunday, delivering his Hall of Fame speech eloquently, if not briefly, to end this year's induction of the grand Class of 2014. Torre spoke about his family and his love of the game, and he detailed each of the six times the Yankees went to the World Series during his 12-year tenure as manager, winning four of them.
7/27/2014 | Maddux's Hall speech filled with gratitude, humor
While serving as his teammate in Atlanta, Tom Glavine watched Greg Maddux prepare for more than 350 starts, many of which took place in the midst of the pressure-packed postseason. But Glavine said he had never seen Maddux nervous until Sunday afternoon, when they sat in front of approximately 50,000 folks who came to Cooperstown to watch this year's Hall of Fame induction speeches.
7/27/2014 | Class of 2014 takes its place among game's legends
The big day finally arrived on Sunday for a memorable Hall of Fame Class of 2014 -- 300-game winners Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, slugger Frank Thomas and managers Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa. The Big Six were inducted during the annual ceremony held on a stage behind the Clark Sports Center before a crowd of approximately 48,000.
7/26/2014 | Braves unsuccessful on fourth-inning challenge
The Braves challenged a foul call on Freddie Freeman's shot down the left-field line against the Padres on Saturday night, but upon review, the call stood.
7/26/2014 | Despite great heights, Maddux true to roots
Greg Maddux surprised many when he decided that the hat on his Hall of Fame plaque would not include a team logo. But those folks who simply assumed that he would be inducted as a Brave were ignoring the genuine appreciation and love he has always had for the Cubs and the city of Chicago.
7/26/2014 | Cox grateful to enter Hall of Fame with Braves aces
With his focus always on the next game or season, Bobby Cox never allowed himself to fully savor the incredible accomplishment of guiding the Braves to 14 consecutive division titles. But nearly a decade after this unprecedented streak concluded, he finds himself in Cooperstown savoring a chance to celebrate this era with Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and the countless fans who have flocked to upstate New York this weekend to see these Braves legends experience baseball's greatest honor.
7/26/2014 | Master of corners, Glavine to cut some today
Speaking to a tens of thousands -- the police and the Hall estimate 40,000 people might attend today -- is different from pitching in front of 50,000 in October. "It's not what I do," 2014 Hall of Fame electee Tom Glavine said. "It's not what I got paid for."
7/26/2014 | Maddux, Thomas worthy of Hall's inner circle
Hall of Famers know who got in on the first ballot and who had to agonize over a long selection process. And within the former group, there's a subset that is truly iconic. In the historic six-man Class of 2014, the Hall's most anticipated since Nolan Ryan, George Brett and Robin Yount went in together in 1999, that's where Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas come in.
7/26/2014 | Long-idled Venters eyeing bullpen session next week
Jonny Venters, who has not pitched for the Braves and since 2012 and underwent Tommy John surgery in May 2013, could throw a bullpen session next week.
7/26/2014 | Teheran struggles with arm, delivers with bat
Julio Teheran was not at his best on the mound, but he pitched well enough for his 10th win, while adding an RBI on a squeeze bunt in the Braves' 5-3 win over the Padres on Saturday night.
7/26/2014 | Stults looking to complete a strong July
Eric Stults starts for the Padres opposite the Braves' Mike Minor as the teams continue a wraparound series with the third of four games on Sunday in Atlanta.
7/26/2014 | Inductees feel nervous energy for today's enshrinement
Listening to the six men who will be inducted today in the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2014, it is definitely nervous time. Nervous for the moment, nervous for the experience, nervous for the instance they must stand up before about 50,000 fans on the stage behind the Clark Sports Center and make their individual speeches.
7/26/2014 | Pastornicky optioned, Gosselin returns to aid bench
The Braves optioned utility infielder Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett and recalled Phil Gosselin on Saturday afternoon.
7/26/2014 | MLBPipeline set to unveil new Top Prospects lists
The 2014 season is more than half over, and much has happened since MLBPipeline.com released its Top 100 Prospects list in January. With change being inevitable, it's time for a new set of rankings. Fans can see just how much difference a few months make when the new Top 100 is unveiled on Sunday night. MLBPipeline.com prospect expert Jim Callis breaks down the top 50 players during an hour-long special at 9 p.m. ET on MLB Network and MLB.com.
7/25/2014 | Braves option utilityman Pastornicky to Minors
The Braves decided to send utility infielder Tyler Pastornicky back to the Minors on Friday night, likely optioning him to Triple-A Gwinnett. He was seen packing his possessions from his locker following Atlanta's 5-2 loss to San Diego.
7/25/2014 | Young hurlers roll into matchup at Turner Field
Six days after coming four outs away from the first no-hitter in Padres history, Odrisamer Despaigne returns to the mound on Saturday night to face Julio Teheran and the Braves.
7/25/2014 | Nostalgic Francoeur enjoys return to Atlanta
Jeff Francoeur has played at Turner Field since the Braves traded him to the Mets in July 2009, but this return to his hometown is not as uneasy as previous trips.
7/25/2014 | Venters nearly ready to throw bullpen sessions
Although there is still no timetable for Jonny Venters to return to the Braves' bullpen, he has made progress since receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection in early June. Venters threw from 100 feet on flat ground on Friday, and he could begin bullpen sessions soon.
7/25/2014 | Floyd progressing a month after elbow surgery
Gavin Floyd was encouraged to see that his healing process is going well after undergoing surgery to repair the fractured olecranon in his right elbow on June 25. He met with Dr. David Altchek, who performed the surgery, on Thursday.
7/25/2014 | Varvaro returns from paternity list; Schlosser optioned
The Braves activated reliever Anthony Varvaro from the paternity list on Friday afternoon and optioned Gus Schlosser to Triple-A Gwinnett. Varvaro's wife, Kerry, gave birth to the couple's second son on Thursday at 4:04 p.m. ET.
7/25/2014 | Wood tagged as Braves can't cash in vs. Padres
The reeling Braves managed only four hits against San Diego in a 5-2 loss on Friday night at Turner Field, and starter Alex Wood allowed five runs (four earned) on a career-high 12 hits.
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