Swanson joins Hank Aaron, Andruw Jones in Braves history


Rookie shortstop Dansby Swanson’s big hit Monday night put him on a list with two Braves greats.

Swanson’s walk-off single to beat the Padres was the first at SunTrust Park. The players who hit the first walk-off at the team’s other Atlanta home stadiums were Hank Aaron (Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium) and Andruw Jones (Turner Field).

Aaron beat the Astros with a solo home run in the ninth inning April 29, 1966. Aaron, a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, hit 755 career home runs.

Jones beat the Padres with a two-run homer in the 10th inning April 26, 1997. Jones hit 434 career home runs and won 10 Gold Gloves as a center fielder.

Swanson broke a tie Monday with a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth. The Braves won 5-4 to complete a four-game sweep of the Padres.



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