What's The Best Performance In ATL Sports History?

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
June 12, 2020 - 8:28 am
Julio Jones 300 yard game vs. Panthers in 2016

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While the championship history of teams in Atlanta is a pretty short list, there is no shortage of great performances in Atlanta sports. 

John and Hugh take a look back and discuss some of the best individual game performances in Atlanta sports history and which ones stick out to them.

Here are some of the best performances in each sport:

HAWKS:
Lou Hudson,                1969    57 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists         25 of 34 shooting
Dominique Wilkins     1986    57 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists         19 of 21 from FT line 
Shareef Abdur Rahim  2001    50 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists       21-30, no 3’s taken
Trae Young                  2020    50 points, 2 rebounds, 8 assists         18 of 19 from FT line

BRAVES:
Kevin Millwood           1998    9 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 13 K’s, 0 BB’s       Faced 2 over min., threw 131 pitch
Greg Maddux             1995    9 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 9 K’s, 0 BB’s         88 pitches in the CGSO, 1-0 win
Mike Foltynewicz        2018    9 IP, 2H, 0 R, 0 ER, 11 K’s, 1 BB           vs. Nationals, faced 2 over min,
Kent Mercker              1994    9 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 10 K’s, 0 BB          Last individual no-hitter in ATL hist.
Bob Horner                 1986    4-5, 4 HR, 6 RBI, 4 runs scores            Only 4 HR game in Braves history
Chipper Jones            2006    4-5, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 3 runs scored
Dale Murphy               1970    5-5, 2 HR, 1 Triple, 3 RBI 3 Runs scored         
Mark Kotsay                2008    5-5, 1 HR, 1 Triple, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1R      Hit for the Cycle, 1 of 6 in ATL hist.

FALCONS:
Michael Turner           2008    220 Rush Yards, 66 yd TD run             Matt Ryan’s first game
Julio/Matt Ryan          2016    Julio had 12 for 300 yards, 75 yd TD  Ryan threw for 503 yards
TJ Duckett                  2004    4 TD’s in a game, long of 28 yards,     Turner matched in 2008
Adrian Clayborn         2017    6 sacks in a game, forced a fumble as well

UNITED:
Josef Martinez            ??      He has SIX hat-tricks, you pick any of them!

Which of these performances stick out most to you or are there any not listed you can recall?