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Atlanta Notes, A Jones For This, A Ryan For That

February 4, 2017

Since the Atlanta Falcons’ top two players are Matt Ryan and Julio Jones, a “top of my head,” Jones for this, Ryan for that.” (cue Boz Scaggs).

In a ’69 semi/NLCS, the eventual world champion Mets with Cleon Jones and Nolan Ryan, playing key roles swept the Atlanta Braves in 3 straight games. I always note the great Hank Aaron, albeit in defeat, homered in all three tilts.

The lone Atlanta title team, the ’95 Braves had a top player named Jones, Larry “Chipper” Jones.

Two Braves World Series losing teams, in ’96 and ’99 vs the Yankees had both Chipper and Andruw Jones.

Before losing three straight World Series to the Yankees in ’58 and aforementioned ’96 and ’99, the Braves of Milwaukee (they were there from ’53-65), won in 7 vs the Yankees in the ’57 World Series.

Their third base coach was Connie Ryan.

 

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