Special June 8 Broadcast
Special June 8 Broadcast

ATLANTA –Bally Sports South presents a historic Atlanta Braves telecast on June 8, as the network features three Baseball Hall of Famers in the broadcast booth for the first time ever. Chipper JonesJohn Smoltz and Tom Glavine will join lead analyst Jeff Francoeur for the call of the New York Mets at Atlanta Braves game.

Four Atlanta Braves fan favorites from the 1990’s and 2000’s will provide viewers with conversation throughout the game, sharing their elite baseball expertise, unique insight on the current Braves’ run of success and stories from their playing days together. Chipper, Smoltz, Glav and Frenchy will be joined by surprise guests throughout the night.

“On June 8, Braves fans will experience a game telecast like never before,” said Jeff Genthner, Senior Vice President, General Manager of Bally Sports South. “We’re giving play-by-play broadcaster Brandon Gaudin the night off and letting the pictures and graphics tell the story of the game while four of the most beloved and iconic Braves players share stories and their unfiltered reactions to the game.”

During their MLB careers, these four players combined for a grand total of 74 MLB seasons with 62 of those in a Braves uniform. All four of them started their careers in the Braves organization. Their accolades include one World Series Championship, three Cy Young awards, 26 All-Star game selections and 14 consecutive division titles from 1991-2005.

Francoeur and Glavine, two regular analysts for the network, also played for the Mets during their MLB career, giving them perspectives from both sides of the N.L. East rivalry.

Bally Sports South made the announcement during Braves LIVE on Tuesday night, prior to the Braves’ home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jones and Smoltz joined the telecast to tell viewers they would be joining the booth alongside Glavine and Francoeur, who were analysts on the telecast.

Coverage on June 8 will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET with the Braves LIVE pregame show, hosted by Treavor Scales alongside analysts Nick Green and Peter Moylan. The pregame show will focus on the four Braves icons and their playing careers, while behind-the-scenes footage from the day’s telecast will later be available on the network’s social media platforms: @BravesOnBally on Twitter and @BallySportsSO on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok.

How To Watch

When: Thursday, June 8, 2023

Where: Truist Park, Atlanta, Ga.

Time: 6:30 p.m. ET

Network: Bally Sports South

Streaming: *BallySports.com, Bally Sports app

*Social Media: @BravesOnBally on Twitter as well as @BallySportsSO on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok.

Braves telecasts are widely available throughout Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Central and Western North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee through cable, satellite and over-the-top providers, including AT&T U-verse, COX, DIRECTV, DIRECTV STREAM, FuboTV, Spectrum and Xfinity. Game telecasts can also be streamed live on

BallySports.com and the Bally Sports app, available on mobile and tablet devices (including iOS and Android) as well as connected devices.

About Bally Sports South and Bally Sports Southeast

Bally Sports South and Bally Sports Southeast – Diamond Sports Group-owned regional sports network – are the local destination for sports fans across the Southeast, producing 750+ live events while televising 2600+ live events and studio shows annually. Home to the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Dream, Atlanta Hawks, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Hornets, Memphis Grizzlies, Nashville Predators, and Atlantic Coast Conference, the networks are widely distributed across Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

About Atlanta Braves

Based in Atlanta since 1966, the Braves are the longest continuously operating franchise in Major League Baseball. Since 1991, Braves teams have earned two National League wild cards, 20 division championships, six National League pennants, and two World Series titles. Atlanta Braves games are telecast on Bally Sports South and Bally Sports Southeast. Radio broadcasts can be heard in Atlanta on 680 The Fan (AM)/93.7 (FM) and regionally on the Atlanta Braves Radio Network. Follow the Braves at braves.com, facebook.com/braves, and twitter.com/braves.