ATLANTA (AP) — Turner Field has aged well. It’s got all the expected amenities of a modern big league ballpark, from luxury boxes to a mammoth video board to the restaurant that hovers above right field to concession stands selling all manner of food and drink.
ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis homered, rookie Aaron Blair had a career-high 10 strikeouts and the last-place Atlanta Braves damaged the Detroit Tigers’ playoff hopes with a 5-3 victory Saturday night.
Today, the Braves will play their last game at Turner Field and the stadium will move on to its next chapter, likely as a college football field. Since it opened for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, it’s been the site of many memorable moments:
ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman’s 30-game hitting streak ended when he struck out in the eighth inning of a tie game Thursday night, but the Atlanta Braves managed to score four runs after that off Philadelphia closer Jeanmar Gomez and beat the Phillies 5-2.
ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman hit his career-high 33rd homer and stretched his career-best hitting streak to 29 games, helping the Atlanta Braves begin their final homestand at Turner Field with a 7-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Blair won for the first time in 13 major league starts, Freddie Freeman drove in three runs off a misfiring Noah Syndergaard and the Atlanta Braves’ slowed the New York Mets’ wild-card chase with a 7-3 victory Monday night.
The Rome Braves returned from New Jersey late Saturday night, pulling into State Mutual Stadium to a crowd of fans waiting to celebrate the team’s South Atlantic League Championship. Rome defeated Lakewood 6-1 Friday night to take the SAL championship series three games to one.
ATLANTA (AP) — Adonis Garcia’s tiebreaking single in the 10th inning scored Dansby Swanson from third base and the Atlanta Braves snapped the New York Mets’ six-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory on Saturday night.
ATLANTA (AP) — Kelly Johnson’s pinch-hit double drove in the go-ahead run in New York’s four-run eighth inning, and the Mets rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Friday night for their sixth straight win.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg felt a pinch in the back of his elbow and was forced to make an early exit in his first start since returning from the disabled list, and NL East-leading Washington went on to defeat Atlanta 5-4 in 11 innings Wednesday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trea Turner and Chris Heisey each homered during a five-run third inning, Max Scherzer pitched seven strong innings for his 16th victory and the well-traveled Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Monday.