Behind the Braves

Behind the Braves, the official podcast of the Atlanta Braves, takes fans on a journey to uncover the stories - known and untold - about our beloved team. Former Braves closer, World Series champion and current director of alumni relations Greg McMichael and MLB.com's Ricky Mast are joined by Braves legends, players and even famous fans, to share the passion and history of this proud franchise.

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Behind the Braves - Brian Finneran
680 The Fan's Brian Finneran discusses his career and his experiences as a participant of Braves Fantasy Camp!
47 min
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Behind the Braves - Leo Mazzone
Legendary Braves pitching coach Leo Mazzone talks about his career in baseball both as a player in the minor leagues and in the big leagues as a coach!
67 min
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Behind the Braves - Jason Isbell
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jason Isbell talks about his love of Braves baseball & how it bonded him to his grandparents, going to Braves games as a kid, watching baseball with his daughter, what instrument a relief pitcher would play in a band, his music festival ShoalsFest & more!
52 min
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Behind the Braves - Top 5 Braves Moments
Greg McMichael and Ricky Mast each share their personal top 5 Braves moments and also discuss other moments, both famous and infamous, in Braves history.
70 min
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Behind the Braves - Alex Anthopoulos
Braves Executive Vice President and General Manager Alex Anthopoulos discusses the process of signing Ronald Acuña Jr. to a contract extension, who Acuña is as a ballplayer and a person, the praise and the criticism that comes with being a GM, the bullpen and more!
50 min
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Behind the Braves - David Justice
Braves Hall of Famer David Justice talks about being part of the "Worst to First" Braves & how it compares to the current young core of Braves players, his family, coaching, ending up in baseball after going to college on a scholarship to play basketball & more!
54 min
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Behind the Braves - Derek Schiller
Braves president & CEO Derek Schiller discusses the lessons he learned from his father’s incredible career in sports & the Air Force, how working in baseball compares to working in other sports, his day-to-day responsibilities, seeing SunTrust Park come to fruition, the 2019 season & more!
47 min
108
Behind the Braves - Katie Hearn
After landing her dream job with the Braves, Katie Hearn suddenly lost her vision permanently due to pseudotumor cerebri. She discusses persevering through her diagnosis, learning to live independently again, being determined to return to her dream job, her special friendship with Walter Banks and more!
57 min
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Behind the Braves - Marquis Grissom
Former Braves center fielder Marquis Grissom talks about growing up as 1 of 15 children in Atlanta, mentoring young athletes and his tremendous work with the Marquis Grissom Baseball Association. He also discusses his sons' baseball careers, what he did with the ball that he caught for the last out of the World Series and more!
56 min
110
Behind the Braves - Hank Aaron
Hall of Famer Hank Aaron talks about his relationship with Jackie Robinson, providing African American athletes better opportunities to play baseball, making his father’s dream come true, his approach to being successful in the business world, drafting Chipper Jones in 1990 and much more!
58 min
111
Behind the Braves - Jeff Francoeur
Former outfielder and current Braves broadcaster Jeff Francoeur discusses life as a family man, his playing career, pitching in the Minors and Majors, becoming a broadcaster and the preparation that goes into calling a game, singing in the car, the 2019 Braves and more!
57 min
112
Behind the Braves - Terry Pendleton
Terry Pendleton discusses his upcoming induction into the Braves Hall of Fame, being a leader, why he chose the Braves as a free agent, working with Minor Leaguers as a special advisor, sticking up for your teammates, the origin of Greg McMichael's nickname and more!
43 min
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Behind the Braves - Greg Maddux
Hall of Famer Greg Maddux talks about retirement, coaching his son at UNLV, how college baseball compares to professional baseball, how today’s pitchers differ from his era, his approach to pitching, how Greg McMichael earned his nickname, pranks in the big leagues and more!
46 min
114
Behind the Braves - Perry Minasian
Perry Minasian talks about his duties as Braves Vice President of Baseball Operations and Assistant General Manager, growing up in the locker room, learning from his baseball mentors, the current state of the team, cleaning bathrooms, wrestling with Bo Jackson & much more!
51 min
115
Behind the Braves - Josh Donaldson
New Braves slugger Josh Donaldson talks about growing up as a Braves/Ron Gant fan, learning perseverance & having a strong work ethic from his mom, being a leader, what it takes to win, making a cameo on the TV show “Vikings”, the origin of his Twitter handle, golf & more!
36 min
116
Behind the Braves - Brian McCann
Brian McCann talks about returning home to the Braves for the 2019 season!
27 min
117
Behind the Braves - Rico Carty
Braves legend Rico Carty discusses coming to the United States during segregation, hitting between Hank Aaron & Orlando Cepeda, being a fan favorite, the tragic death of his son, his charitable work with the Rico Carty Foundation & more.
66 min
118
Behind the Braves - Steve Avery
Former Braves pitcher and World Series champion Steve Avery discusses his playing days, coaching youth baseball, the unwritten rules of retaliation, playing pranks on teammates and more!
62 min
119
Behind the Braves - Dale Murphy
Braves Hall of Famer Dale Murphy discusses owning a restaurant, life as a family man, the “unwritten rules” of baseball, what it was like moving from behind the plate to the outfield, the toughest pitchers he faced and more!
57 min
120
Behind the Braves - Brian Snitker
Braves manager Brian Snitker talks about the 2018 season and winning the NL East, Minor League memories, the future of the organization, the support of his family in his career, his contract extension, his dedication to the Braves' organization and more!
41 min
121
Behind the Braves- John Smoltz
Hall of Famer John Smoltz talks about changes he’d like to see in baseball, life as a broadcaster, the parallels between the 1991 Braves and the 2018 Braves, playing in the Senior US Open and more!
43 min
122
Behind the Braves - Alex Anthopoulos
Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos discusses falling in love with baseball while growing up in Canada, what it took for him break into the baseball industry, pitching trends and the 2018 Braves season.
49 min
123
Behind the Braves - Tom Glavine
Hall of Famer Tom Glavine discusses life as a family man, pitching, his future in baseball, the 2018 Atlanta Braves and what it's like experiencing the postseason for the first time as a player.
47 min
124
Behind the Braves Trailer
Behind the Braves, the official podcast of the Atlanta Braves, takes fans on a journey to uncover the stories - known and untold - about our beloved team. Former Braves closer, World Series champion and current director of alumni relations Greg McMichael and MLB.com's Ricky Mast are joined by Braves legends, players and even famous fans, to share the passion and history of this proud franchise.
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