Guessing random Atlanta Braves players from the past: My name is Earl

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 guessing game daily 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 has spent a total of 9 seasons in the MLB. During this time, he has made appearances for the following teams: the San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, and Atlanta Braves.

Hint #2 (Jersey Numbers): During his 9 seasons in the big leagues, this player wore the following jersey numbers: 58, 38, 41, 44, and 43. He wore 38 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. 

Hint #3 (Individual Accolades): This player was never an All-Star nor did he acquire any other individual award in his playing career. 

Hint #4 (Braves Stats): This player was with the Braves from 2007-2009. Over this time as a relief pitcher, he went 10-8 with a 5.09 ERA. He worked a total of 191 innings in an Atlanta Braves uniform. 

Hint #5 (Random Fact): This player was a relief pitcher who had an interesting career. He debuted in 1999 and played 9 seasons but retired in 2015. He did not play Major League Baseball in the following years: 2001-2004, 2006, 2010, and 2012. 

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: Buddy Carlyle 

Buddy Carlyle did not have a very successful professional baseball career after being drafted in the 2nd round of the 1996 draft. 

He made his debut in 1999 and retired following the 2015 seasons. During those 16 years, it was only during 9 of those years that Carlyle was in the MLB. He finished his career with a -1.3 WAR, a 13-13 record, and a 5.14 ERA. 

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