25 August 2014

a memorial patch for ernie johnson sr.

ernie johnson spent most of the 1950's pitching in the major leagues for the braves and orioles.  after that, he spent most of the remainder of the century in the broadcast booth, calling braves' games.  after he died in august of 2011, the braves added a memorial patch to their uniforms.  you can see it on the left sleeve of chipper jones on his 2012 topps allen & ginter card
here's a better look at the patch
johnson called braves games from 1962 through 1999, and the press box in atlanta bears his name.  he was a member of the 1957 world champion braves team, and was inducted into the team's hall of fame in 2001

1 comment:

John Miller said...

Again, Thank you for the Braves tributes.