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Today in Georgia History
is a joint collaboration of the Georgia Historical Society & Georgia Public Broadcasting.

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August 03, 2008

Skip Caray

For Atlanta Braves fans, the phrase “Braves win” will always belong to one voice—Skip Caray.

Caray was born in 1939 in St. Louis, and grew up ...
April 24, 1999

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

The largest state sports hall of fame in the country is here in Georgia.

The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame began in 1956, when the Georgia Athletic Co...
October 28, 1995

Braves Win the World Series

Ted Turner called them “America’s Team,” but for most of their time in Atlanta they were lovable losers.

The Braves played their first Atlanta ...
July 23, 1988

John Smoltz

John Smoltz was a major part of the Atlanta Braves championship teams of the 1990s.

Smoltz was born in Michigan in 1967. His favorite team, the Detr...
February 16, 1985

Phil Niekro

Knucksie won more games after age 40 than any pitcher in Major League history.

Phil Niekro, one of the most popular Atlanta Braves of all time, was ...
January 13, 1982

Hank Aaron

He was 14 when he saw Jackie Robinson play, and knew he wanted to play major league baseball. There were few better.

Henry Louis Aaron was born in M...
July 25, 1972

Atlanta Hosts Baseball’s All-Star Game

Baseball fans, about this for an outfield trio? Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Willie Stargell. That’s who started for the National League in the first All-Sta...
August 09, 1967

Deion Sanders

One of the most gifted and versatile athletes in Georgia sports history was born on this day in Fort Myers, Fla.

Former Atlanta Brave and Atlanta Fa...
April 14, 1966

Greg Maddux

His teammates called him “Mad Dog” or “Professor.” We can’t say what opposing batters called him. He was unhittable, one of the best pitchers in Majo...
April 15, 1964

Atlanta Fulton County Stadium

Build it and they will come.

Atlanta Stadium was the city’s field of dreams, the brainchild of Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., who promised in his 1961 may...

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