Guessing random Atlanta Braves players from the past: Check your texts

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 morning at 3:00 pm EST. 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 spent a total of 14 seasons in the MLB. During this time, he made appearances for the following teams: Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels and Atlanta Braves 

Hint #2 (Jersey Numbers): During his 14 seasons in the big leagues, this player wore the following jersey numbers: 23, 24 and 25. He wore 24 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 a 3X all-star, World Series Champion in 2009 with the New York Yankees, 3X Gold Glove Award winner and 3X Silver Slugger Award winner. 

Hint #4 (Braves Stats): This player was with the Braves in 2007 and 2008. Neither season was a full one as he only played in 157 total games with Atlanta across these two years. He hit .283 with 37 home runs and 134 runs batted in over this stretch.

Hint #5 (Random Fact): This player was a switch hitting first baseman who also made appearances for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. 

Answer: Mark Teixeria

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Mark Teixeria began his MLB career with the Rangers in 2003 at the age of 23. The Braves snagged him as a potential difference maker for the end of the 2007 season, but let him go before season’s end in 2008.

Teixeria was a player that the Atlanta Braves typically did not pursue. Knowing the likelihood of him staying in Atlanta was low but his price remained high made it surprising that he ended up with the Braves at all. 

He performed well in his short stint with Atlanta, but there was no way the Braves could ever match the offer the New York Yankees would give him when he hit the free agent market.