Guessing random Braves players from the past: Run of the Mill

Play along with our daily Atlanta Braves trivia game. Use the 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: This player spent a total of 16 seasons in the MLB. During this time, he made appearances for the following teams: Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland, Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, Seattle Mariners and Atlanta Braves 

Hint #2: During his 16 seasons in the big leagues, this player wore the following jersey numbers: 34, 33, 40, and 25. He wore 34 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: This player was an All-Star in the 1999 season with the Atlanta Braves and had the lowest ERA in the American League in 2005. 

Hint #4: This player was with the Braves from 1997 to 2002. He was a starting pitcher who appeared in 168 games and racked up a 75-46 win/loss record for Atlanta. 

Hint #5: This player could sometimes be overlooked due to the fact he was on a pitching staff including Gregg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and John Smoltz. 

Kevin Millwood #34...
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Answer: Kevin Millwood

Kevin Millwood began his MLB career with the Atlanta Braves in 1997 at the age of 22. He was with the organization through the end of the 2002 season. 

Millwood posted a 75-46 record with an ERA of 3.73 in those 168 games he appeared in. He was a workhorse tallying over 1,000 innings pitched during his time with the Braves. This averages out to going right at six innings per start. 

One statistic that stands out in his time with the Braves is one that Millwood probably was unaware of in 1997, WHIP (walks and hits per innings pitched). During his 6 season time frame with the Braves, his WHIP was 1.216 which is impressive for a starter seeing as much mound time as he had.