Guessing Obscure Atlanta Braves Players From the Past 10/16/2023

Play along with our daily trivia by using five provided hints to guess the former Braves player.

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The daily trivia game ‘Immaculate Grid’ has been a fun and exciting challenge for baseball fans. We wanted to create something similar related to the Atlanta Braves. Welcome to House That Hank Built’s latest series: Guessing Obscure Braves Players From the Past! Missed yesterday’s? Play here

We will give you five hints at a random player that donned an Atlanta Braves jersey and see if you can guess from there! Have fun and no cheating! Let us know how many hints it took. Here we go!

Hint #1: This player spent a total of 14 seasons in the MLB. He made appearances for the following teams: New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels, Cleveland, and Boston Red Sox. 

Hint #2: Across his 14 season career, this player wore the following jersey numbers: 43, 45, 34, and 36. For the Atlanta Braves he wore numbers 45 and 36. He is probably most known for wearing 36. 

Do you think you know it already? If so, jump to the last slide to check your answer. If not, use the next page for more hints. 

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Hint #3: This player earned one all-star appearance in 1999 with the Philadelphia Phillies. Other than this lone mid-summer classic, this pitcher did not earn any other individual award nor did he win a World Series championship. 

Hint #4: This player had two separate stints with the Atlanta Braves. His first stint was in 1997 and part of 1998. After a few seasons elsewhere, he rejoined the Braves organization in 2004. 

Hint #5: This player was a right handed pitcher who made appearances as a starter and a reliever. He also served as a sideline reporter and analyst for Bally Sports South and the Atlanta Braves.

Do you know it now? If so, check your answer on the last page. If not, go to the last page anyway to see if you remember this player with the Braves. 

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Answer: Paul Byrd 

Paul Byrd was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 1988. He did not make his MLB debut until 1995 when he was with the New York Mets. Of his 14 MLB seasons, Byrd spent only three of those with the Atlanta Braves. 

During this time, he made appearances as a starter and reliever. He went 12-11 with a 4.46 earned run average and struck out 117 batters in 169.1 innings pitched. If Byrd had one strength, it was the fact he pounded the strike zone. 

In the 169.1 innings he was on the mound in an Atlanta Braves jersey, he only walked a total of 48 batters. Byrd played for 7 teams and he only pitched less innings for the Mets and Red Sox than he did for the Braves. This makes it interesting that he chose to stay so involved with the organization after retirement. 

Did you get today’s? If so, look to continue your streak tomorrow. If not, tomorrow is a great day to start a streak.