SunTrust Park first-game artifacts at baseball’s Hall of Fame

A few mementos from SunTrust Park’s April 14, 2017, opening game have made their way to Cooperstown, N.Y., and will be on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Ender Inciarte’s helmet and Julio Teheran’s game-worn hat will be part of the museum’s “Today’s Game” exhibit next month.

Teheran was the Braves starter who threw the first pitch at the ballpark to San Diego Padres leadoff batter Manuel Margot, who swung at the initial offering and flew out to center field.

Inciarte sparked the Braves’ 5-2 win over the Padres with a single in the first inning, and a two-run homer in the sixth inning.

A night of firsts at SunTrust Park

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Braves president John Schuerholz will be inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame in July. 

Schuerholz , who won World Series titles as GM of the Kansas City Royals and the Braves and was the architect of Braves teams that won 14 consecutive division titles, was voted in by the Today’s Game Era Committee in December.

Schuerholz will join former Braves Bobby Cox, Hank Aaron, John Smoltz, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Phil Niekro, among others in Cooperstown. 


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Braves fans headed to SunTrust Park early to experience the new ballpark on opening day. (Erica A. Hernandez/AJC)

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