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Braves to face Miami Marlins in Patriotic Clash

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Atlanta Braves center fielder Eric Young Jr steals second base as Miami Marlins shortstop Adieny Hechavarri leaps for a wild throw in the fifth inning of a Major League Baseball Game. Tuesday April 14, 2015 in Atlanta. Atlanta Braves center fielder Eric Young Jr steals second base as Miami Marlins shortstop Adieny Hechavarri leaps for a wild throw in the fifth inning of a Major League Baseball Game. Tuesday April 14, 2015 in Atlanta.
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The Atlanta Braves will take on the Miami Marlins on July 3 in Fort Bragg, NC in front of military members and their families.  This information comes from a press release from Major League Baseball on March 8. 

The stadium holds 12,500 people and is the first ever Major League Baseball game to be held at a military base.  ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball and ESPN radio will carry the game, first pitch is at 8 p.m. eastern time. 

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred is very excited about this new venture "“Major League Baseball’s boundless gratitude to our military has led us to a unique event that will benefit the men and women of Fort Bragg and their families for many years.  I thank the Braves and the Marlins for their participation and all of our Clubs and Players for contributing to this gesture, which will stand as a fitting new chapter in the National Pastime’s proud and distinguished military history.” 

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