Smoltz, who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015 during his first year of eligibility, played 21 seasons of Major League Baseball — 20 of them with the Braves. He is the only person in MLB history to record 200 wins and 150 saves. He was an eight-time All-Star, the winner of the 1996 NL Cy Young award, and is 16th all-time in strikeouts with 3,084.
The other sponsors of the bill were state senators Jeff Mullis, Steve Gooch, Rick Jeffares, John Albers, Butch Miller and John Wilkinson.
Smoltz is now a broadcaster for Fox Sports.
Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz shares his delight with his first steps inside the new home for the Atlanta Braves.