Guessing Obscure Atlanta Braves Players from the Past: 10/17/23

Play along with our daily Atlanta Braves trivia! Use five provided hints to guess the former Brave from the past!

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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 8 seasons in the MLB. During this time he made appearances for the following teams: Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves, Arizon Diamondbacks, Cleveland and Miami Marlins.

Hint #2: In his 8 seasons, this player wore the following jersey numbers: 23, 28, 30 and 12. With the Atlanta Braves he wore number 23.

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 was never an all-star nor did he win a World Series. He was a position player and was never presented with an individual award. Most players like this were role players for the Braves, however, he was a starter for Atlanta.

Hint #4: This player primarly played third base. He also made appearances as a first basemen as well. He was a tall right handed bat who also threw right handed.

Hint #5: 2013-2015 was when this player was wearing an Atlanta Braves jersey. He was the starting third basemen on a power loaded lineup. When Freddie Freeman needed a day off, he would take over the other corner of the diamond.

Do you know it now? If so, check your answer on the last slide. If not, click to the next page to see if you remember this player in a Braves jersey.

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Answer: Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson began his MLB career in 2009 with the Houston Astros. He found his way to the Atlanta Braves in 2013 and stayed until the middle of 2015.

Over this stretch, Johnson hit .283 with 24 home runs and 137 runs batted in. Johnson fit in perfectly with the Braves roster that was loaded with power. With the protection he had in front and behind him in players like Freddie Freeman, Justin Upton and Evan Gattis, Johnson was given a lot of good pitches to hit and took advantage.

Chris Johnson ended his MLB career after just eight seasons following the 2016 season. He is a former Brave that people tend to forget about because of the incredible players he was around that stole the spotlight and the fact that he was part of the beginning of an Atlanta rebuild.