ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves will pay tribute to legendary pitcher John Smoltz on Friday, June 8 by inducting him into the Braves Hall of Fame and retiring his uniform number.
Smoltz, a current broadcaster for MLB Network and TBS, spent 20 seasons in a Braves uniform.
Prior to the matchup against the Toronto Blue Jays, Smoltz's uniform number will be retired during an on-field ceremony.
Smoltz's number 29 will be the ninth Braves uniform number to be retired, joining Hank Aaron (44), Eddie Mathews (41), Dale Murphy (3), Phil Niekro (35), Warren Spahn (21) and Greg Maddux (31), Tom Glavine (47) and Bobby Cox (6). The Braves also retired the number 42, along with all Major League Baseball teams, to honor Jackie Robinson.
The on-field presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m.