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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Paul Byrd
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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. 

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