Braves Throwback Thursday: A requiem for Lonnie Smith

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Braves Throwback Thursday: A requiem for Lonnie Smith
Braves Throwback Thursday: A requiem for Lonnie Smith

There are a handful of Atlanta Braves whose careers are defined by one moment. On the good side, you have Otis Nixon (The Catch), Sid Bream (The Slide) and Francisco Cabrera (the single that led to the slide). Even David Justice to an extent is remembered largely for his home run in Game 5 of the 1995 World Series, though he had numerous big moments both before and after that. But if one former Brave is defined by failure at exactly the wrong moment, it's Lonnie Smith. His baserunning gaffe in Game 7 of the 1991 World Series — which the Braves lost 1-0 in 10 innings — will be mentioned very early in his obituary, if not in the first paragraph. And that's a shame really. Not only was Smith a wonderful

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