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Braves set up for a brighter future

Leaving Turner Field for a ballpark in nearby Cobb County a smart decision

Originally Published: November 11, 2013
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Turner Field in Atlanta isn't a particularly distinctive or noteworthy ballpark, but it's collected its share of memories since hosting its first major-league game in 1997.

Randy Johnson threw a perfect game at the site, and Ubaldo Jimenez tossed a no-hitter there. Sammy Sosa made jaws drop with some 500-foot shots at the 2000 Home Run Derby, and Hank Aaron welcomed Jason Heyward to the fold with a ceremonial first pitch in 2010. Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and John Smoltz ...

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