Guessing random Atlanta Braves players from the past: Hit the slopes

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. Did you miss 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 12 seasons in the MLB. During this time, he made appearances for the following teams: Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks, Tampa Bay Rays, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, and Atlanta Braves. 

Hint #2 (Jersey Numbers): During his 12 seasons in the big leagues, this player wore the following jersey numbers: 11, 12, 32, 16, 14, 22 and 20. He wore 20 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 (Individual Accolades): This player was never an all-star but he was Rookie of the Year in 2004 for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Hint #4 (Braves Stats): This player was with the Braves from 2010 through 2012. He played in 339 games where he hit .236 with 23 home runs and 92 runs batted in. 

Hint #5 (Random Fact): This player was a big left-handed hitter who primarily played third base and the outfield in his career. He was also used as a DH, pinch hitter and first baseman.

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Answer: Eric Hinske

Eric Hinske began his MLB career with the Toronto Blue Jays at the age of 24 in 2004. He won Rookie of the Year that season then found himself with the Atlanta Braves six years later. He was affectionately called "Ske" by his teammates.

Hinske was no superstar for Atlanta, but he became a fan favorite quickly thanks to his joy for the game and following through when he was needed. Atlanta was able to use him as a pinch hitter and occasionally as a first baseman.

During his time with Atlanta, Hinske was able to help the Braves during a playoff push. Hinske would retire following the 2013 season after playing 52 games for the Arizona Diamondbacks.