Smoltz to receive Atlanta Sports Award

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Smoltz to receive Atlanta Sports Award

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Former Braves pitcher John Smoltz was inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame in 2015.

Braves Hall of Fame picher John Smoltz will receive the Atlanta Sports Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the Atlanta Sports Awards.

The Atlanta Sports Awards, created in 2006, will also recognize athletes, teams and coaches from high school to college to pros during a gala event Feb. 25 at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

Smoltz was a member of the Braves from 1987 to 2008. An eight-time All-Star, Smoltz was a member of the Braves' 1995 World Series team and a Cy Young Award winner in 1996. He was inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame in 2015.

Smoltz will be the fifth member of the Braves to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, joining Hank Aaron (2006), Ted Turner (2009), Bobby Cox (2011), Chipper Jones (2013) and Tom Glavine (2015).

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