Atlanta Braves: Rico Carty and Fred Tenney to be inducted into Braves Hall of Fame
By Sam Peebles
The Atlanta Braves announced that both Rico Carty and Fred Tenney will be inducted into the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame on August 19th, 2023
The tweet above does a great job summarizing Carty and Tinny. One thing to point out is that none of us were probably alive during Tenney's playing days. It is refreshing to see that the commitee that decidied upon this took their time to go back in time and observe who is deserving.
40.7 fWAR for Tenney is no easy feat. For reference, Freddie Freeman had 43.3 fWAR during his time with the Atlanta Braves.
Another thing of note that sticks out is that Tenney is 5th all-time in stolen bases for the Braves as a first baseman. Odds are no other first baseman will ever pass him. A first baseman with this many stolen bases in today's game is unheard of. It is also pretty awesome to see that he was a player and manager from 1907 till 1911.
Carty has some great feats as well. Batting average by itself is not necessarily a good indicator of a hitter's overall value, but a .317 career average is extremely impressive, and should be praised. Not to mention, being first place of the Atlanta era.
25.1 of his career 34.7 fWAR was earned with the Braves. As a left fielder, that is very impressive, especially since he is the franchise leader in a long line of stars that have manned the position.
If we are being honest, this was long overdue, and a shame that these players are not talked about more.