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    Hall of Favorites (1946 -       )

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Tommy "Kelly" Holmes Johnny Sain Jeff Heath
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Regarded as one of the better defensive catchers, Phil Masi was an offensive surprise for the Crackers in 1947. Masi hit .305 in 111 games at catcher, driving in 64 runs.

After a strong spring, 19 year old Ralph Branca began 1947 in the Cracker rotation. Branca started slowly but reeled off a six game win streak before the All-Star Break that included the first "official" no-hitter in team history. Branca, Sain, and Hutchinson give Atlanta one of the best 1-2-3 punches atop a rotation in the LBL .

Johnny Pesky was named the offensive MVP for Atlanta in 1947. Perhaps the most incredible of Pesky's stats that year was only 15 strikeouts in 684 plate appearances.