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Relentless: Atlanta Braves 2019 Season

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The Atlanta Braves wrapped up their regular season by clinching the National League (NL) East Division title over the San Francisco Giants leading 6-0 on Sept. 20, but that has not been the highlight of their winning streak. Former Braves player and Hall of Famer Chipper Jones described their regular season as, “Very consistent, I think they exceeded expectations. Most people had them winning somewhere around 90 games this year and to come out and win 97, they played extremely well.”

Centerfielder Ronald Acuña Jr.’s name comes with praise for his performance in each game. Competing for a spot as the fifth player in MLB history to go 40 and 40 (40 homeruns and 40 steals), Acuña fell short of this goal due to a pulled groin muscle, which limited his playing time. First baseman Freddie Freeman had an outstanding MVP caliber season hitting 38 homeruns and 121 RBIs. The Braves offense also featured newcomer third baseman Josh Donaldson, who Jones defined as “unreal.” He really came into form during the course of the regular season and was among the league-leading hitters in several offensive categories. Keep Reading

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