Guessing Obscure Atlanta Braves Players from the Past: Make your bed

Play along with daily trivia! Guess Atlanta Braves players from the past based on five hints.

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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! This guy has been with the Braves? 

Hint #1: This player spent a decade in the Major Leagues. He spent the majority of his career with the Milwaukee Brewers but also made appearances for the Oakland A’s and Atlanta Braves. 

Hint #2: Over the course of his ten seasons, this player only wore two jersey numbers: 15 and 30. He was most known for wearing number 15 but wore number 30 for the Atlanta Braves. 

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 pitcher was an all-star four times in his ten seasons (2001, 2004, 2007, 2008). In 2004, he finished 8th in the National League Cy Young Award voting and led all of the MLB with a 8.25 strikeout to walk ratio. 

Hint #4: This player only appeared in 9 total games with the Atlanta Braves. He was with the team at age 33 in the 2012 season. 

Hint #5: This pitcher was known as a flamethrower in his younger days. He struck out 1,325 batters in his career. 

Do you know it now? If so, check your answer on the next page. If not, where have you been? See if you remember this name!

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Answer: Ben Sheets

Ben Sheets was the 10th overall pick out of UL Monroe in 1999. He was with the Brewers from 2001-2008. Injuries caused him to step away from baseball for a little while. In 2010, the Oakland A’s took a chance on him and gave him 20 games to prove he still belonged. 

Sheets did not play in the MLB in 2011 and joined the Atlanta Braves in 2012, taking one last stab at reviving his career. After going 4-4 in 9 games with the Braves and a 3.47 ERA, Ben Sheets’ professional career came to a close. 

The four time all-star had a very memorable career, mostly with the Milwaukee Brewers. He is a player that we often forget put on a Braves uniform. 

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