Guessing random Atlanta Braves players from the past: We have lift off

Play along with our daily Atlanta Braves trivia game! 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 Obscure Braves Players From the Past! Missed yesterday’s? Play here

We will give you five hints at a random player that 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 17 seasons in the MLB. During this time he made appearances for the following teams: Cleveland, Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox. 

Hint #2 (Jersey Numbers): During his 17 year career, this player wore the following jersey numbers: 28, 7, 1, 12 and 6. For the Atlanta Braves, he wore number 7. 

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
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Hint #3 (Individual Accolades): This player finished 2nd in Rookie of the Year voting in 1992. He is a six time all-star and four time Gold Glove Award winner. 

Hint #4 (Braves Stats): This player was a left handed hitting and throwing center fielder. He only played one season with the Atlanta Braves in 1997. 

Hint #5 (Random Fact): This player spent the majority of his career in Cleveland (10 seasons). All of the other teams he played for, he only spent one season each with them. 

Do you know it now? If so, check your answer on the last slide. If not, click next anyway to see if you remember this player in an Atlanta Braves jersey. 

1997 NLCS: Florida Marlins v Atlanta Braves
1997 NLCS: Florida Marlins v Atlanta Braves / Ronald C. Modra/GettyImages

Answer: Kenny Lofton

Kenny Lofton began his MLB career with the Houston Astros in 1991 at the age of 24. After one season with Houston, he went to Cleveland for five seasons, came to Atlanta in 1997 and then went back to Cleveland for four more seasons. 

Lofton was an all-star in the lone season he had with the Atlanta Braves. He hit .333 with 5 home runs and 48 runs batted in. He showcased his speed with 27 stolen bases. Lofton also finished 26th in Most Valuable Player voting in 1997. 

Kenny Lofton made a big impact for the Atlanta Braves in the 122 games played for the organization but will always mainly be known for his contributions in Cleveland. 

Did you get today’s answer? If so, come back tomorrow to continue your streak. If not, tomorrow is a great day to start a streak.