Braves coach Terry Pendleton takes the field for the first full-squad workout at Champion Stadium on Saturday Feb. 18, 2017, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
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Terry Pendleton to join Braves Hall of Fame

Long-time Brave Terry Pendleton will join the team’s Hall of Fame next month. 

Pendleton and Hugh Duffy, an outfielder who played mostly in the 19th century, will join 33 others in the Braves Hall during the Chop Fest Gala on Jan. 18 at the Coca-Cola Roxy within The Battery Atlanta. 

Pendleton played third base for the Braves from 1991-94 and part of the 1996 season and was on the team’s coaching staff from 2003-17. He spent last season as a special assistant for the team.  

Pendleton likely is best remembered as a key component in the Braves’ 1991 “worst to first” season. He signed as a free agent in the offseason and then won the National League MVP award and the league batting title in his first season with the team. He was runner-up in MVP voting and won a Gold Glove the next season, when the Braves repeated as NL champs. 

Duffy played for the franchise in Boston from 1892-1900. He won NL home-run titles in 1894 and 1897 and ranks second in franchise history in batting average (.336) and stolen bases (331). He also ranks seventh in RBIs (927). 

The gala is part of two days of Chop Fest activities at SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta from Jan. 18-19. For more information, go to www.braves.com/chopfest.

The other members of the Braves Hall, by year inducted:

1999: Hank Aaron, Eddie Mathews, Phil Niekro, Warren Spahn

2000: Dale Murphy, Ted Turner

2001: Lew Burdette, Ernie Johnson Sr.

2002: Bill Bartholomay, Johnny Sain

2003: Del Crandall

2004: Skip Caray, Tommy Holmes, Kid Nichols, Pete Van Wieren

2005: Herman Long, Paul Snyder

2006: Ralph Garr, Bill Lucas

2007: David Justice

2009: Greg Maddux

2010: Tom Glavine

2011: Bobby Cox

2012: John Smoltz

2013: Chipper Jones

2014: Javier Lopez, Rabbit Maranville, Dave Pursley

2015: Don Sutton

2016: Andruw Jones, John Schuerholz

2018: Tim Hudson, Joe Simpson

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