Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin It's a good thing the World Champion Atlanta Braves decided not to rest on their laurels. Thanks to a trio of rookies – two barely old enough to vote – the team passed the Labor Day milestone with a 84-51 record, just one game behind the New York Mets in the National League East title chase. Michael Harris II and Vaughn Grissom, both 21, made their major-league debuts this summer after earning promotions from Double-A Mississippi far ahead of their projected arrival. Spencer Strider, 23, blazed his way onto the pitching staff with a triple-digit fastball and earned a promotion of his own: moving from the bullpen into the starting rotation as June began. Harris, an Atlanta native who grew up less than an hour from Atlanta's Truist Park, did so well after his May 28 promotion that he was given an eight-year, $72 million contract extension after his first 71 games in the big leagues. Along the way, he earned National League Rookie of the Month honors for both June and August. Strider won the honor for July, then enjoyed his finest moment on Sept. 1, when he fanned 16 Rockies in eight… Read full this story
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