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Phil Niekro, 1939-2020: Forever a Brave

Very sad to hear about the passing of Braves legend and Hall of Famer Phil Niekro on December 26 at the age of 81.  During a career that spanned 24 years, Phil won 318 games in 5,404 innings including 245 complete games, while striking out 3,342 batters with his baffling, signature knuckleball.  Phil was one

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Catch Up on the Latest Fan Club News!

The 400 Fan Club’s December newsletter is now available online.  Read and see photos of the Club’s Zoom discussions with Manager Brian Snitker and “Cloudbuster Nine” author Anne Keene.  Breaking News!  The 2021 Gameboree is going virtual on January 20th!  Get an update on our trip to Denver next summer.  Check out Chipper’s Corner at

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Freddie Wins 2020 NL MVP Award!!

Congratulations to Freddie Freeman, 2020 NL MVP!!  Freddie had the courage to come back after having COVID, was the clubhouse leader, had awesome stats including a .341 BA and 1.102 OPS, and deservedly received the most votes in this season like no other. He became the first Braves to be name MVP since Chipper Jones

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Braves Win NL East, Fall to Dodgers in NLCS

Although we took the NL East by four games, the oddsmakers and sports pundits were calling a Braves appearance in the World Series a long shot.  Then the Braves began sweeping through the 2020 Playoffs: 2-0 over the Reds (NL Wild Card) and 3-0 vs the Marlins (NLDS) with stellar, shutdown pitching performances.  Next came

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August Tomahawk Times Now Online

Check out the Fan Club’s August newsletter as baseball comes back and our members did their best to virtually take part during these COVID times.  See how we found lots of different opportunities to join in the fun.  We also announced plans to host author Anne Keene for a Zoom virtual presentation and discussion of

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Braves Play 2020 Home Opener at Truist Park

The Braves have their 2020 Home Opener tonight at Truist Park against Tampa Bay.  The team played its first five games of the shortened 60 game schedule on the road.  In this season like no other, the Braves will come home to cardboard fans in the stands, piped-in crowd noise, and social distancing as all

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Braves 2020 Summer Camp Underway

The Braves welcomed players to Truist Park today for their first formal Summer Camp workout in preparation for the 60-game regular season.  It seems like quite a while since Spring Training was abruptly canceled on March 12 due to the spread of the coronavirus.  Now it’s time to get back to business and be ready

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Baseball is Back: 2020 Season Announced!

MLB and the Players Union have agreed to a plan that will allow for a 60-game regular season schedule that would begin on July 23rd and 24th.  In order to minimize travel, teams will play 10 games against their four divisional rivals and 20 games against the opposite league’s corresponding geographical division.  Players will report

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Check Out Our Special June Newsletter

It was a different kind of Spring for the Atlanta 400 Baseball Fan Club (and everyone else, too!) with the coronavirus pandemic.  See what the 400 Fan Club was up to in the June issue of The Tomahawk Times.  We contributed to the Braves Gameday Staff Relief Fund.  Get an update on two of our

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Fan Club’s April Newsletter is Now Available

Read about and see photos of the Fan Club’s latest activities featuring our coverage of Spring Training 2020 until it ended abruptly due to the coronavirus health crisis.  Several of our Spring events have been cancelled, but we very much look forward to resuming our activities once the baseball season resumes.  Also included in this

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