Former Braves center fielder Dale Murphy, center, pulls the No. 3 off the left field wall to reveal only two games left to be played at Turner Field in Atlanta on Sept. 30, 2016. Murphy, a two-time MVP and five-time Gold Glove Award winner, was on the Hall of Fame ballot for 15 years but never received enough votes to be inducted.
Former Braves center fielder Dale Murphy, center, pulls the No. 3 off the left field wall to reveal only two games left to be played at Turner Field in Atlanta on Sept. 30, 2016. Murphy, a two-time MVP and five-time Gold Glove Award winner, was on the Hall of Fame ballot for 15 years but never received enough votes to be inducted. John Bazemore The Associated Press
Former Braves center fielder Dale Murphy, center, pulls the No. 3 off the left field wall to reveal only two games left to be played at Turner Field in Atlanta on Sept. 30, 2016. Murphy, a two-time MVP and five-time Gold Glove Award winner, was on the Hall of Fame ballot for 15 years but never received enough votes to be inducted. John Bazemore The Associated Press

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