Atlanta Braves World Series hero Marquis Grissom seen late in his career with the Giants. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
A serious player from the Atlanta Braves’ past is still taking his baseball seriously — and training the next generation.
Longtime fans of Atlanta Braves baseball remember Marquis Grissom as the guy who secured the final out to win the 1995 World Series by ranging to left-center to corral an opposite-field fly ball off the bat of Carlos Baerga.
Grissom only spent two seasons with Atlanta — some kid named Andruw Jones started winning his Golden Glove awards — but had an excellent 17 season career with 6 different clubs that didn’t end until after the 2005 season.