The two were expected to be inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame much sooner, until the pandemic hit.
David O’Brien of the Athletic reported on Tuesday that Leo Mazzone and Joe Torre would be the next Braves inducted into the Hall of Fame.
I’m hearing that Leo Mazzone and Joe Torre will be the next inductees into the #Braves Hall of Fame, with Mazzone to be the first coach so honored. Not sure of date, but it would’ve happened a year or two ago if not for the pandemic.
— David O’Brien (@DOBrienATL) May 24, 2022
Leo Mazzone worked in the Braves organization as a pitching coach from 1979 to 2005. During his tenure with the Braves, Mazzone helped lead the franchise to 14 consecutive division titles.
Joe Torre joined the Braves in 1960 and served as their catcher until 1968. His best season came in 1964 when he averaged .321 in 601 at-bats. Torre took over Bobby Cox’s role as manager in 1982. He led the 1982 Braves to 13-straight wins to open the season, setting a Major League record.
The Braves found themselves back in the win column after Tuesday’s walk-off win against the Phillies.
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The Yankees placed closer Aroldis Chapman on the 15-day IL with tendinitis in his left Achilles. Chapman underwent an MRI on Monday that came back clean. He began the year on a hot streak, but struggles have come as of late, as his opponent batting average has been .474 in the last two weeks.
The Phillies avoided arbitration with RHP Zach Eflin after agreeing to a base salary of $5.5M. Next season’s mutual option includes a $150K buyout.