Guessing random Atlanta Braves players from the past: Dance dance revolution

Can you guess this former Atlanta Braves player before using all five of our 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 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 11 seasons in MLB. During this time, he made appearances for the following teams: Washington Nationals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers, and Atlanta Braves.

Hint #2 (Jersey Numbers): During his 11 seasons in the big leagues, this player wore the following jersey numbers: 51. He wore 51 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 did not have any accolades, but he did post a 3.14 career ERA, and racked up over 500 strikeouts.

Hint #4 (Braves Stats): This player was with the Braves from 2007-2009. In his three seasons with Atlanta he pitched in 134 games, recorded 26 saves, and posted a 2.81 ERA and 3.64 FIP.

Hint #5 (Random Fact): This player was known for his strange wind-up, which often looked like he was dancing on the mound before throwing a pitch.

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.

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Answer: Mike Gonzalez

An effective reliever for much of his career, Mike Gonzalez had one of the most memorable wind-ups in baseball. In his time with Atlanta, he was a trusted late inning option for manager Bobby Cox. Over his 11 year career, Gonzalez posted a 3.14 ERA and 3.50 FIP for his career.