John Smoltz

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  • John Smoltz will serve as a game analyst for TBS’ exclusive coverage of the 2010 MLB Division Series and American League Championship Series. He was an analyst for the network’s coverage of the MLB Postseason in 2008 and a guest studio analyst during the 2007 MLB Postseason.

  • In 2010, Smoltz served as a TBS MLB game analyst during the regular season, working a portion of the network’s “Sunday MLB on TBS” games. In addition, he served as an analyst for Atlanta Braves games on Peachtree TV.

    CAREER

  • Smoltz worked as a game and studio analyst for the MLB Network in 2010.

  • A right-handed pitcher, Smoltz spent 21 years MLB, including time with the Braves (1988-2008), Boston Red Sox (2009) and St. Louis Cardinals (2009).

  • Smoltz excelled as both a starting and a relief pitcher in his career and is the only player to compile over 200 wins and more than 150 saves.

  • In 2002, Smoltz became only the second pitcher in history, along with TBS MLB analyst Dennis Eckersley, to have had both a 20-win season (1996) and a 50-save season (2002).

  • Smoltz became the 16th member of the 3,000 strikeout club on April 22, 2008.

  • Smoltz has appeared in 40 Postseason games and won the World Series with the Braves in 1995 when they defeated the Cleveland Indians in six games.

  • An eight-time All-Star, Smoltz was the starting pitcher for the NL in the 1996 contest. Also that year, he was awarded the Cy Young Award.

  • Smoltz was voted Most Valuable Player of the 1992 National League Championship Series while with the Braves.

  • Originally drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 1985, Smoltz was traded to the Braves in August 1987 in exchange for pitcher Doyle Alexander.

    PERSONAL

  • Smoltz graduated from Waverly High School in Lansing, Mich., where he was All-State in baseball and basketball.

  • Smoltz is active in the community including hosting an annual golf tournament (John Smoltz Celebrity Pro-AM) to benefit the Children's Healthcare hospitals in Atlanta.

  • In 2005, Smoltz was a recipient of the prestigious MLB Roberto Clemente Award for community service and in 2007, he was named recipient of the Branch Rickey Award for community service.

  • A well-respected player, Smoltz was chosen by his peers as the MLBPA's Marvin Miller Man of the Year in 2002 and 2003.

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