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Senate Simple Resolution 445
117th Congress(2021-2022)
A resolution congratulating the Atlanta Braves for winning the 2021 Major League Baseball World Series and honoring the life of Henry Louis Aaron.
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S. RES. 445 (Agreed-to-Senate)


117th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. RES. 445


Congratulating the Atlanta Braves for winning the 2021 Major League Baseball World Series and honoring the life of Henry Louis Aaron.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 4, 2021

Mr. Ossoff (for himself and Mr. Warnock) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to


RESOLUTION

Congratulating the Atlanta Braves for winning the 2021 Major League Baseball World Series and honoring the life of Henry Louis Aaron.

    Whereas, on November 2, 2021, the Atlanta Braves (referred to in this preamble as the “Braves”) defeated the American League Champions, the Houston Astros, by 4 games to 2 to win the 2021 Major League Baseball World Series in 6 games;

    Whereas this victory marks the fourth Major League Baseball World Series championship for the Braves franchise and their first Major League Baseball World Series championship since 1995;

    Whereas, in overcoming Ronald Acuña, Jr.’s heartbreaking knee injury in July 2021 to win a Major League Baseball World Series championship, the Braves demonstrated resilience, perseverance, and grit;

    Whereas, during the 2021 playoffs, the Braves defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers to make their first Major League Baseball World Series appearance in 22 years;

    Whereas the Braves were considered underdogs against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2021 National League Championship Series, but the Braves still prevailed through heart and athleticism;

    Whereas Eddie Rosario was named Most Valuable Player of the 2021 National League Championship Series;

    Whereas the Braves have won 4 consecutive National League East division titles;

    Whereas the Braves exhibited outstanding skill and ability to attain an 88-73 record in the 2021 Major League Baseball season;

    Whereas the Braves recognized baseball legends Hank Aaron and Phil Niekro during the 2021 Major League Baseball season;

    Whereas, during Hank Aaron Weekend from July 30 to August 1, 2021, fans of the Braves and members of the Atlanta community honored the legacy of Hall of Fame member Henry Louis Aaron, who set records and achieved career highlights while bravely facing racism during his career;

    Whereas General Manager and President of Baseball Operations of the Braves, Alex Anthopoulos, and the front office and the supporting staff of the Braves navigated an exemplary season and made tremendous decisions to assemble the 2021 World Series Champions;

    Whereas Manager of the Braves, Brian Snitker, and the coaching staff, clubhouse, and the supporting staff of the Braves managed the 2021 Major League Baseball season, invested in their players, and should be congratulated;

    Whereas the Houston Astros displayed teamwork, competitive spirit, and sportsmanship in the 2021 Major League Baseball World Series as they faced the Braves;

    Whereas the entire roster for the Braves of the 2021 season proved to be instrumental in the victory and included—

    (1) Ian Anderson;

    (2) Jesse Chavez;

    (3) Tucker Davidson;

    (4) Grant Dayton;

    (5) Jasseel De La Cruz;

    (6) Max Fried;

    (7) Luke Jackson;

    (8) Dylan Lee;

    (9) Yoan López;

    (10) Chris Martin;

    (11) Tyler Matzek;

    (12) A.J. Minter;

    (13) Charlie Morton;

    (14) Kyle Muller;

    (15) Sean Newcomb;

    (16) Richard Rodríguez;

    (17) Will Smith;

    (18) Drew Smyly;

    (19) Mike Soroka;

    (20) Spencer Strider;

    (21) Josh Tomlin;

    (22) Touki Toussaint;

    (23) Jacob Webb;

    (24) Kyle Wright;

    (25) Huascar Ynoa;

    (26) William Contreras;

    (27) Travis d’Arnaud;

    (28) Chadwick Tromp;

    (29) Ozzie Albies;

    (30) Orlando Arcia;

    (31) Johan Camargo;

    (32) Freddie Freeman;

    (33) Austin Riley;

    (34) Dansby Swanson;

    (35) Ronald Acuña Jr.;

    (36) Ehire Adrianza;

    (37) Adam Duvall;

    (38) Terrance Gore;

    (39) Guillermo Heredia;

    (40) Cristian Pache;

    (41) Joc Pederson;

    (42) Eddie Rosario; and

    (43) Jorge Soler;

    Whereas Jorge Soler was named Most Valuable Player for the 2021 Major League Baseball World Series;

    Whereas the Braves have inspired the people of the city of Atlanta, Cobb County, and Georgia and Braves fans across the United States;

    Whereas the people of the city of Atlanta, Cobb County, and Georgia and Braves fans everywhere are—

    (1) proud of the Braves organization;

    (2) thankful for the hard work, dedication, and teamwork of the Braves during the 2021 season; and

    (3) thankful to the Braves for bringing another World Series victory to the city of Atlanta; and

    Whereas fans of the Braves demonstrated true passion and dedication in supporting their team throughout the 2021 Major League Baseball season: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved,

That the Senate—

(1) congratulates the Atlanta Braves on winning the 2021 Major League Baseball World Series;

(2) honors the life and legacy of Henry Louis Aaron;

(3) recognizes the achievements, contributions, and dedication of the players, coaches, management, and support staff of the Atlanta Braves;

(4) recognizes the hard work and commitment of the staff of Truist Park; and

(5) respectfully directs the Secretary of the Senate to transmit an enrolled copy of this resolution to—

(A) the Chairman of the Braves, Terry McGuirk;

(B) the President of Baseball Operations and General Manager of the Braves, Alex Anthopoulos; and

(C) the Manager of the Braves, Brian Snitker.