Guessing random Atlanta Braves players from the past: Uncle Rico

Play along with our weekly Atlanta Braves trivia game!

New York Yankees v Atlanta Braves
New York Yankees v Atlanta Braves / Todd Kirkland/GettyImages
2 of 3

The weekly 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! Please take the opportunity to participate in our weekly guessing game. Did you miss the last one? 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: Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Tigers, New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, and Atlanta Braves. 

Hint #2 (Jersey Numbers): During his 9 seasons in the big leagues, this player wore the following jersey numbers: 13, 26, 2, and 11. He wore 2 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. 

Chicago White Sox v Atlanta Braves
Chicago White Sox v Atlanta Braves / Brandon Sloter/GettyImages

Hint #3 (Individual Accolades): This player was never an All-Star nor did he receive any individual awards.

Hint #4 (Braves Stats): This player was with the Braves in 2001. During his time with Atlanta, he hit .248 with 3 home runs, and 21 runs batted in.

Hint #5 (Random Fact): This player was a left handed throwing, left handed hitting first baseman.

 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: Rico Brogna

Rico Brogna
Rico Brogna / Andy Lyons/GettyImages

Rico Brogna made his MLB debut back in 1992 with the Tigers at age 22. He hung around the big leagues for a total of nine seasons and finished his career with the Atlanta Braves in 2001. Brogna did not make an appearance in the majors in 1993.

For his career, Brogna was a .269 hitter with 106 home runs and 458 runs batted in. While these seem like decent power numbers, they are quite frankly underwhelming from a first baseman which is known as a power position.

More Braves News from House That Hank Built