“Atlanta Rules, The Story of the ’90s Braves” is a one-hour documentary that details how the Braves went from perennial underperformers to a baseball powerhouse.
An advanced, private screening is planned as part of the Braves’ Chop Fest weekend Friday at the Battery Atlanta.
The film documents how:
Playing in front of a national television audience on a nightly basis on TBS, the Braves and its many All-Star players became household names throughout the country, led by the trio of future Hall of Fame pitchers Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and John Smoltz. The birth of the tomahawk chop created by two-sport athlete sensation Deion Sanders in 1991, the near-acquisition of National League MVP Barry Bonds in 1992, and the back-to-back trips to the World Series in 1995 and 1996.
It includes interviews with Hall of Famers Maddux, Smoltz, Bobby Cox and Chipper Jones, along with sit-downs with former Braves David Justice, Mark Lemke and Terry Pendleton, who contributed to the team’s success.
“Atlanta Rules” will air on MLB Network at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13.