7 Best Moments of Dansby Swanson's time with the Atlanta Braves

Dansby Swanson returns to Atlanta for the first time since signing with the Cubs. Take a walk down memory lane and see some of his best moments for the Braves.
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4. Game-tying double against the Cardinals in Game 3 of the 2019 NLDS

After getting shut out for the first 8 innings, it looked like the Braves were going to waste a masterful start by Michael Soroka (then known as Mike Soroka).

Down 1-0 in the 9th, Josh Donaldson led off with a double (who was immediately pinch-run for), but Nick Markakis and Adeiny Hechavarria would strikeout. The Cardinals would intentionally walk Brian McCann (who was then immediately pinch-run for) to bring up Dansby.

On the very first pitch, Dansby hit this rope to the left field wall, bringing in Billy Hamilton from third and putting runners on 2B and 3B.

Adam Duvall would single four pitches later and the Braves grabbed a 2-1 lead in the best of three series.

We don't need to remember what happened next.

3. Dansby burns sage and breaks his slump by hitting a homer

Like everybody else not named Ronald Acuña Jr., Dansby was struggling to start the 2021 season. Coming into the Braves April 26 game against his future team, Swanson was hitting .173/.253/.293 (.546 OPS).

Sick of his poor performance, Swanson performed a sage burning ceremony before the game, saying, "You feel like you need to cleanse the air a little bit."

This worked. In the 3rd inning, Swanson took this 3-2 pitch the other way for a bomb to make the score 5-4 Braves. Swanson would add a single in the 6th inning and the Braves would win 8-7.