ATLANTA -- Cooperstown is Braves Country. It's a mantra you heard again and again in late July when three of the six Baseball Hall of Fame inductees were Atlanta Braves: Bobby Cox, Greg Maddux, and Tom Glavine. Now, a piece of Cooperstown will be traveling to Atlanta to celebrate their induction.
The Hall of Fame plaques will be on the field Friday during a special pregame ceremony, and available for fans to view Saturday and Sunday in the Home Plate Patio.
SPECIAL COVERAGE: Hall of Fame
It's also the Braves Alumni Weekend, so it will be a weekend of reminiscing at Turner Field. Former Braves scheduled to attend include:
Steve Avery, Jose Alvarez, Paul Assenmacher, Mike Bell, Sid Bream, Tony Brizzolara, Paul Bryd, Marty Clary, Bobby Cox, Adrian Devine, Johnny Estrada, Jesse Garcia, Ralph Garr, Tom Glavine, Chris Hammond, Terry Harper, Wes Helms, Jay Howell, Chipper Jones, Marquis Grissom, Luis Gomez, Randy Johnson, Brian Jordan, Ryan Klesko, Mark Lemke, Javy Lopez, Greg Maddux, Leo Mazzone, Greg McMichael, Kevin Millwood, Damian Moss, Jim Nash, Alejandro Pena, Terry Pendleton, Eddie Perez, Marty Perez, Todd Pratt, Phil Niekro, Charlie O'Brien, Horacio Ramirez, Ron Reed, Chris Seelbach, Craig Skok, Pete Smith, Zane Smith, Jeff Treadway, Jerome Walton, Larry Whisenton, Brad Woodall and Mark Wohlers
Before Saturday's game, there will also be a tribute to Braves broadcaster Pete Van Wieren followed by a moment of silence.
Friday, August 8 (7:25 first pitch)
5:30-6:30 – autograph stations will be set up around the ballpark
7:00 – we are asking fans to be in their seats early so they don't miss the special pregame ceremony recognizing the newly enshrined National Baseball Hall of Fame members Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux
Saturday, August 9 (7:10 first pitch)
4:00 – Gates open early for the Braves Legends Softball Game
4:30-5:10 – Alumni will take batting practice
5:30-6:30 – Braves Legends Game
Sunday, August 10 (8:05 first pitch)
6:00-7:00 – Alumni will be stationed around the ballpark to take photos with fans