Guessing Obscure Atlanta Braves Players from the Past: Frankly, you should get this one

Play along with our daily Atlanta Braves trivia! Use 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 new 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! Frankly, you should get this one. Here we go!

Hint #1: This player spent a total of 23 seasons in the MLB. He played for Cleveland, the Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers, New York Mets, Tampa Bay Rays, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, and Milwaukee Brewers. 

Hint #2: This player wore jersey numbers: 15, 14, 23, 25, 18, and 4 throughout his career. With the Atlanta Braves, he wore jersey number 14.

Think you know it? If so, jump to the last slide to check your answer. If not, check out the next page for more hints.

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Hint #3: In 1983 with Cleveland, this player finished 2nd in American League Rookie of the Year voting. He is a three time all-star. He racked up a total of five Silver Slugger Awards, won the batting title in 1991 with an absurd average of .341 and was an All-Star Game MVP.

Hint #4: Although, he is probably most known as a first basemen, this player also made appearances at second base and shortstop throughout his impressively long MLB career.

Hint #5: When this player comes up in conversation, it is almost always mentioned how he played into the later years of his life compared to most MLB players. He began his MLB journey back in 1982 at the age of 23 and remained in the league until he retired at the age of 49 following the 2007 season.

Do you know it now? If so, check your answer on the next page. If we have you stumped, see if you remember this name.

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Answer: Julio Franco

Julio Franco debuted in the big leagues in 1982 with the Phillies. He joined the Atlanta Braves in 2001 and stayed through the 2005 season. He returned to the Braves for 15 games in 2007 to finish up his 23 season career.

In the two decades and three years Franco spent in the MLB, he hit .298 with 173 home runs and 1,194 runs batted in. He appeared in over 2,527 games with only 501 of those coming with the Atlanta Braves.

In his time with Atlanta specifically, Franco hit .291 with 29 home runs and 179 runs batted in across roughly 6 seasons.

If you got it, nice job! If not, there is always tomorrow! Check back in each day to particpate in this fun, Braves related trivia game!