Atlanta Braves have big plans for the April 8 home opener at Turner Field.
Photo: Curtis Compton
Photo: Curtis Compton

Atlanta Braves home opener - by the numbers

The Atlanta Braves open the 2014 baseball season with two road trips - March 31- April 2, at Brewers, and  April 4-6, at Nationals.

The Braves return home to Turner Field, where they'll start the season with a tribute to last season's division winners and one of the franchise's most iconic players.

Here are the digits to know:

4/8 -  The Atlanta Braves host their first home game of the season against NL East rivals N.Y. Mets. | Braves schedule

45,000 - The first fans to enter Turner Field will receive a commemorative Hank Aaron poster. | Remember him?

715 - The Braves will be honoring Hank Aaron for breaking Babe Ruth's long standing home run record. | Another Aaron milestone

40 - Braves will wear a special patch on the right sleeve of their uniforms, honoring Aaron's feat. The decal also will be on the Turner Field outfield wall.  | Sneak peak at patch

2013 - The Atlanta Braves will unveil their 2013 NL East division championship banner.  | It'd been a while

6:30 p.m. - Pre-game ceremonies begin.

1/2 - Kristian Bush, half of the award-winning duo Sugarland, will perform a pregame concert in Fan Plaza and will also sing the national anthem. | He's a solo act

7:10 p.m. - First pitch. Newly acquired pitcher Aaron Harang is scheduled to make his Atlanta debut. | Harang in rotation

7th inning stretch -  Atlanta Opera tenor Timothy Miller will sing "God Bless America." |  An Atlanta tradition

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