Garr the face of Braves at 2010 Draft

Garr the face of Braves at 2010 Draft

When Ralph Garr was inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame in 2006, he spoke about how he appreciated the opportunity to feel like a respected part of the organization long after his playing days in Atlanta had concluded.

"I am family because you make me feel like family," Garr said on that August 2006 afternoon. "You people in Atlanta don't know how much the Braves make all of us feel like family. We are not just an organization or a corporation. We are a family."

Draft Central

This year will mark the fourth consecutive year that Garr will serve as the Braves' on-site representative at the First-Year Player Draft. This year's first round will be held on June 7, and Atlanta's only pick on that day will be the 35th overall selection, a sandwich pick they received in compensation when Mike Gonzalez signed with the Orioles.

The Braves lost their first-round pick when they signed veteran closer Billy Wagner. will offer live coverage and analysis of the entire First-Year Player Draft on June 7-9 on The first round and Compensation Round A will be broadcast live from MLB Network's Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J., on and MLB Network on Monday, June 7, beginning with the Draft preview show at 6 p.m. ET. Draft expert Jonathan Mayo will join Greg Amsinger, Harold Reynolds, John Hart, Peter Gammons and Baseball America executive editor Jim Callis on Monday's broadcast.

Coverage for rounds 2-50 will shift exclusively to Rounds 2-30 will be streamed on Tuesday, beginning at noon, and rounds 31-50 will be streamed on Wednesday, starting at noon. Host Pete McCarthy will be joined by Mayo and former general manager Jim Duquette.

Garr, who was nicknamed "The Roadrunner," spent eight of his 13 Major League seasons in Atlanta. While with the Braves, he notched three 200-hit seasons and compiled a .317 batting average.

In 1974, Garr earned his only All-Star selection and recorded a .353 batting average, which led to his only career batting title.

Rico Carty (1970), Terry Pendleton (1991) and Chipper Jones (2008) are the only other Braves to win a batting title.

Garr, who concluded his career with the Angels in 1980, has served as a Braves scout since 1985.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.