John Smoltz To Have Number Retired By Braves On June 8

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 12: Former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz addresses the crowd during the Bobby Cox number retirement ceremony before the game between the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs at Turner Field on August 12, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Smoltz is one of only two pitchers ever to win 20 games and save 50 games in separate seasons. His No. 29 will never be worn again by a Brave.

There will never be another player on the Atlanta Braves to wear No. 29 after team president John Schuerholz announced on Monday that it will be retiring the uniform number of former pitcher John Smoltz. The ceremony will take place on June 8, prior to a game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Smoltz played 20 seasons with the Braves after coming over from the Detroit Tigers in a 1987 trade. He went 210-147 as a starter for the team and also notched 154 saves.

Along with Dennis Eckersley, he is one of only two pitchers ever to win 20 games in a season and save 50 games in a season over the course of his career. The 20-win season came in 1996 when Smoltz went 24-8 and won the Cy Young award.

Smoltz, though, is best known for teaming up with Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine during the 1990's to make one of the best pitching trios of all-time.

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