Braves to honor Bulldogs' 1980 national championship team

The Braves are countdowning the final season at Turner Field on the outfield wall.

In the fifth inning of every game, an honoree will tear down the numbers for every home game left before the team departs for a new stadium in Cobb County.

Wednesday's honoree will be Vince Dooley. The former athletic director and head football coach for the University of Georgia, will tear down number 80 as an homage to his national championship victory in 1980.

The Braves face the Washington Nationals at 7 p.m.

Among the other festivities planned for Wednesday's game is the presentation of a $5,000 donation by the Braves and Ponce City Market to the Atlanta BeltLine.

The first 200 fans who check in at the ballpark using the MLB Ballpark app will be eligible to receive a foam tomahawk. Fifty fans who check in with the app will receive a Braves bumper sticker, and 1 fan will win an autographed baseball by Braves pitcher Julio Teheran.

This weekend's other countdown honorees will be:

No. 79: Walter Banks, an usher for the Braves since their move to Atlanta in 1966.

No. 78: T.W. Lord, a Braves season ticket holder for the last 47 years.

No. 77: Former Brave Ryan Klesko, a member of the Braves 1995 World Series team.