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Wed, 20 Feb 2013 23:39:37 -0800
The Atlanta Braves will retire Chipper Jones' number and induct him into the team's hall of fame on June 28. The Braves announced they will hold a banquet and ceremony honoring Jones before their game against the Arizona Diamondbacks that day. His number 10 is the 10th number retired by the team, joining Hank Aaron's 44, Eddie Mathews' 41, Dale Murphy's 3, Phil Niekro's 35, Warren Spahn's 21, Greg Maddux's 31, Tom Glavine's 47, Bobby Cox's 6, and John Smoltz's 29. All major league teams retired No. 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson.
Wed, 12 May 2010 00:29:10 -0700
Former Atlanta Braves and New York Mets SP Tom Glavine will have his number 47 retired by the Braves, according to The Associated Press.
Thu, 11 Feb 2010 11:26:07 -0800
Mark Bowman, of MLB.com, reports free-agent SP Tom Glavine (Braves) is retiring from professional baseball and accepting a position as a special assistant to the team president with the Atlanta Braves.
Thu, 14 Jan 2010 19:35:15 -0800
Mark Bowman, of MLB.com, reports free-agent SP Tom Glavine (Braves) said he is not officially retired, but the likelihood of him returning in 2010 is very slim. "I haven't officially (retired) yet," Glavine said. "I don't know why. I think if anybody has any common sense, they can figure out that I'm probably not going to pitch again." When Glavine retires, he is expected to enter the Atlanta Braves' organization in some capacity.
Mon, 07 Sep 2009 05:17:09 -0700
The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo reports free-agent SP Tom Glavine's agent Gregg Clifton said Glavine doesn't intend to make a comeback in 2010.
Fri, 19 Jun 2009 10:54:39 -0700
Mark Bowman, of MLB.com, reports free-agent SP Tom Glavine (Braves) will not file a grievance against the Atlanta Braves after they released him, according to Gregg Clifton, Glavine's agent.
Fri, 19 Jun 2009 07:29:56 -0700
MyFOXAtlanta.com's Buck Lanford reports free-agent SP Tom Glavine (Braves) said he will not pitch in 2009, but he is not retiring. However, Glavine did leave open the possibility of being involved in baseball broadcasting this season if the opportunity presented itself.
Sat, 06 Jun 2009 17:19:33 -0700
Updating previous reports, Gregg Clifton, the agent for free-agent SP Tom Glavine (Braves), has spoken with a labor attorney and the players' union about possibly filing a grievance against the Atlanta Braves, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Players cannot be released by teams due to financial reasons, according to the collective-bargaining agreement, and Glavine would have received a $1 million bonus once he made the big league roster. He would have made an additional $1.25 million for 30 days on the roster and another $1.25 million for 90 days on the roster. However, Braves general manager Frank Wren claimed Glavine was released for performance reasons rather than financial reasons.
Fri, 05 Jun 2009 09:10:55 -0700
The Dallas Morning News' Jeff Wilson reports the Texas Rangers haven't ruled out pursuing SP Tom Glavine (Braves), but they are unlikely to do so.
Thu, 04 Jun 2009 07:00:39 -0700
FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports three teams have contacted the agent for SP Tom Glavine (Braves), but Glavine is unsure he wants to continue pitching.