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Tom GlavineTom Glavine began his baseball career back in 1984 when he was drafted by the Atlanta Braves organization. He made his Major League debut August 17, 1987 against the Houston Astros and notched his first career win one start later on August 22 - a 10-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Glavine amassed a lengthy, successful reign with the Braves (which included two Cy Young awards, five seasons of 20 or more wins, and a World Series MVP), before heading to the New York Mets in December 2002 via free agency.

On August 5, 2007, he became just the 23rd pitcher in Major League Baseball to win his 300th career game, as the Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs 8-3 at Wrigley Field.

After five seasons with the Mets, Glavine became a free agent in November 2007 and returned to the Braves, signing a deal with the team he began his storied career with.

Glavine made 13 starts in the 2008 season, undergoing season-ending elbow and shoulder surgery. After rehabbing during the offseason, Glavine agreed to a one-year deal with the Braves on February 20, 2009, but he suffered a shoulder-related setback and was eventually released by the Braves on June 3.

Glavine announced his retirement on February 11, 2010 and was hired as a special assistant to team president John Schuerholz. He assists him on baseball and business projects, and works on special assignments for general manager Frank Wren. Glavine also does occasional Braves TV and radio broadcasts as well.

On August 6, 2010, Glavine was inducted into the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame and had his number retired in a pre-game ceremony. He was elected to Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame on January 8, 2014 in his first year on the ballot. He received 91.9% of votes, landing him a spot alongside Frank Thomas and former teammate Greg Maddux.

LATEST UPDATES

Thursday, January 9, 2014
More Hall of Fame updates! :) Additional photos from yesterday's press conference are added HERE. Photos from today's press conference (alongside Maddux and Thomas) are added HERE. (To view a transcript of the press conference, Click Here). Photos from their visit to the Empire State Building are added HERE. They also paid a visit to MLB Network. You can see Glavine & Maddux's interview HERE. They also did a little chipping contest, which you can view HERE. Finally, to view a photo of the three inductees together from baseballhall.org, Click Here.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Congratulations to Tom Glavine on being elected to the MLB's Hall of Fame! He received 91.9% of votes. I've added photos from a press conference he did today to the Gallery. You can view Tom's profile on the Hall of Fame web site HERE. The Mets' Jeff Wilpon released a nice statement congratulating Tom. You can read that HERE. The Braves have several videos on their web site - including Glavine's press conference and the HOF announcement. You can view those HERE. You can also read an article about his election HERE.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Tom Glavine is among the 19 newcomers to this year's Hall of Fame ballot. You can read an article about it here: (Maddux, Glavine, Thomas on Hall of Fame Ballot) Also, Tom's annual Spring Training event for the Georgia Transplant Foundation is scheduled for February 8, 2014 at Turner Field's 755 Club. Sponsorships are available starting at $1500. For more information, Click Here.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
I know, I'm nonexistent lately. Last time I said a 3-month old was time consuming. So is a 10 month old :) Tom is in the July/August issue of Simply Buckhead, which you should be able to find in the Atlanta area. You can also check it out here: Simply Buckhead. I've added two photos from it to the Gallery.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Well I fell off the face of the Earth with this site, huh? Sorry. Having a 3 month old son is REALLY time consuming (and awesome!) Tom Glavine is once again hosting his annual Spring Training event to benefit the Georgia Transplant Foundation. The event takes place on Jan. 21st. You can check out a video on the MyFoxAtlanta web site HERE. And remember to follow Tom on Twitter (Tom_Glavine)
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The latest issue of Club Diamond Nation Magazine is out and has Tom Glavine on the cover. You can check it out HERE.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
My apologies for not updating lately. I'm 32 weeks pregnant and tired, so I'm really behind on things. Southpaw Central got a very quick shoutout during the Braves telecast today. I guess they were looking up how many times Tom Glavine won Player of the Month honors and they mentioned they got the information off this site. Anyway, while you all bear with me for slacking, you can check out an interview with Tom posted on Yahoo HERE.