The Great Eight: Braves Make Noise in All Stars

The Atlanta Braves won’t be a hard team to miss in the upcoming MLB All-Star Game.

The Braves underscored their red-hot position in the league by sending eight starting players to the game, a franchise record and the first time the team’s entire infield has been sent to the All-Star Game.

Representing the Braves at the game are:

Austin Riley, infield reserve

Ozzie Albies, infield reserve

Matt Olson, infield reserve

Bryce Elder, starting pitcher

Spencer Strider, starting pitcher

Ronald Acuna Jr., infield starter

Sean Murphy, infield starter

Orlando Arcia, infield starter

The last three were selected by fans to join the All-Star Game earlier this year.

Braves manager Brian Snitker was more than happy to see most of his starters heading to the summertime classic.

“That was probably the best (All-Star selection reveal) I’ve been a part of and I’ve been part of some cool things,” Snitker told writer Mark Bowman. “To have eight guys is really something special for the organization.”

The last time the Braves sent three or more starting lineup players to the All Stars was 1998, when Greg Maddux, Walt Weiss and Chipper Jones joined the starting team for the National League.

The All Star Game is scheduled for July 11th.

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