Long-time Brave Terry Pendleton will join the team’s Hall of Fame next month.
Pendleton and Hugh Duffy, an outfielder who played mostly in the 19th century, will join 33 others in the Braves Hall during the Chop Fest Gala on Jan. 18 at the Coca-Cola Roxy within The Battery Atlanta.
Pendleton played third base for the Braves from 1991-94 and part of the 1996 season and was on the team’s coaching staff from 2003-17. He spent last season as a special assistant for the team.
Pendleton likely is best remembered as a key component in the Braves’ 1991 “worst to first” season. He signed as a free agent in the offseason and then won the National League MVP award and the league batting title in his first season with the team. He was runner-up in MVP voting and won a Gold Glove the next season, when the Braves repeated as NL champs.
Duffy played for the franchise in Boston from 1892-1900. He won NL home-run titles in 1894 and 1897 and ranks second in franchise history in batting average (.336) and stolen bases (331). He also ranks seventh in RBIs (927).
The gala is part of two days of Chop Fest activities at SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta from Jan. 18-19. For more information, go to www.braves.com/chopfest.
The other members of the Braves Hall, by year inducted:
1999: Hank Aaron, Eddie Mathews, Phil Niekro, Warren Spahn
2000: Dale Murphy, Ted Turner
2001: Lew Burdette, Ernie Johnson Sr.
2002: Bill Bartholomay, Johnny Sain
2003: Del Crandall
2004: Skip Caray, Tommy Holmes, Kid Nichols, Pete Van Wieren
2005: Herman Long, Paul Snyder
2006: Ralph Garr, Bill Lucas
2007: David Justice
2009: Greg Maddux
2010: Tom Glavine
2011: Bobby Cox
2012: John Smoltz
2013: Chipper Jones
2014: Javier Lopez, Rabbit Maranville, Dave Pursley
2015: Don Sutton
2016: Andruw Jones, John Schuerholz
2018: Tim Hudson, Joe Simpson