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Braves exercise 2024 option for manager Brian Snitker

Nov. 30, 2021 09:55 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have locked up manager Brian Snitker for three more seasons after he guided the team to its first World Series title since 1995. The Braves announced Tuesday they have exercised the option for the 2024 season on Snitker's contract, an...

Cash wins 2nd straight Manager of the Year; Kapler NL winner

Nov. 16, 2021 20:58 PM EST

For Kevin Cash, being mentioned in the same sentence with Bobby Cox is an honor. “That’s wrong. I shouldn’t be," Cash said. "But saying that, it’s incredibly humbling. When you think about greats in our game, Bobby Cox is right there.” Cash...

No Sprite, no spite: Braves' Anthopoulos beaming as WS champ

Nov. 10, 2021 20:41 PM EST

CARSLBAD, Calif. (AP) — Stuck at home while his Atlanta Braves won the World Series last week, Alex Anthopoulos wasn't sure how to celebrate when his two young kids offered an idea: “They wanted us to pull out the Sprite and spray it all over the place,” he said. ...

Hundreds of thousands fans celebrate Braves title in parade

Nov. 05, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves were cheered by hundreds of thousands of fans in a two-stage parade on Friday celebrating the team's first World Series championship since 1995. Some area schools closed, and students seized the opportunity to attend the event. ...

Braves lifer Snitker receives reward for 44-year investment

Nov. 03, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

Brian Snitker borrowed plenty from Bobby Cox learning to lead a clubhouse. Now, he's matched his mentor in chasing down the game's greatest prize, joining Cox as the only Atlanta Braves managers to win the World Series. The championship clinched with...

Column: A most improbable team brings Atlanta a title

Nov. 03, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

During three decades of nearly uninterrupted excellence, there were so many Atlanta Braves teams that seemed more championship worthy than this one. The 1993 squad chased down the San Francisco Giants to win one of baseball’s last great division races. The ’96 group...

Freeman fittingly pockets last out for Braves in WS clincher

Nov. 03, 2021 02:51 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Freddie Freeman thrust both arms in the air, let out a scream, and tucked the baseball into his back pocket. A moment later, he was in the middle of the celebration, swarmed by his Atlanta Braves teammates. Fittingly, it was their longtime star first...

Hammerin' Braves rout Astros to win 1st WS crown since 1995

Nov. 03, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Most of the season, it just seemed this wasn’t their year. They dropped their first four games, and soon injuries piled up. They lost their most dynamic player before the All-Star break. They were stuck below .500 in August. Yet out...

Fried finds footing in WS clincher for Braves after stomp

Nov. 03, 2021 02:10 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Max Fried found his footing on the mound for the Atlanta Braves after getting stepped on early in Game 6 of the World Series. The young left-hander looked like an ace again, and the Braves clinched their first championship since 1995, which came only a...

Braves GM Anthopoulos has COVID-19, misses Series clincher

Nov. 03, 2021 01:56 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos tested positive for COVID-19 and wasn’t with the team when it clinched the World Series championship Tuesday night. Anthopoulos said he tested positive for the virus Saturday. He was back in the Atlanta...