Guessing random Atlanta Braves players from the past: Bend it

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 latest series: Guessing random Atlanta Braves players from the past! Take the opportunity to participate in our daily guessing game every day. Missed yesterday’s? Play here.   

We will give you five hints at a random player who donned an Atlanta Braves jersey and see if you can guess from there! Have fun and no cheating! Here we go! 

Hint #1 (Career Length): This player has spent a total of 11 seasons in the MLB. During this time, he has made appearances for the following teams: Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Detroit Tigers, and Atlanta Braves.

Hint #2 (Jersey Numbers): During his 11 seasons in the big leagues, this player wore the following jersey numbers: 15, 18, 7, 17, 6, 1, and 29. He wore 7 with the 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 (Individual Accolades): This player was never an all-star nor was he recognized for any individual awards. He did finish 5th in Rookie of the Year voting back in 2009 for the White Sox. 

Hint #4 (Braves Stats): This player was with the Braves in 2016. During this time he hit .217 with 5 home runs, and 30 runs batted in. 

Hint #5 (Random Fact): This player was an analyst for the Braves at one point and could be found on Braves live. Some referred to him as “Gordo”. 

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

Answer: Gordon Beckham

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Gordon Beckham began his MLB career with the Chicago White Sox back in 2009. He had a solid career playing multiple infield positions. 

For his career, he hit .237 with 80 home runs and 351 runs batted in. Beckham was not exactly known for his bat but played solid defense although he never received an award for it. There was hope he would figure things out in Atlanta but that never happened.

Beckham has also served as an analyst on Bally Sports on occasion for the Atlanta Braves.

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