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Lemke, Garr have Draft duties forthcoming

Lemke, Garr have Draft duties forthcoming

Lemke, Garr have Draft duties forthcoming
ATLANTA -- Ralph Garr and Mark Lemke will once again represent the Braves at this year's First-Year Player Draft.

Garr and Lemke will man the team's Draft table when the first round unfolds on Monday, June 4, at the MLB Network's Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J. They will help deliver the Braves' first selection just before Commissioner Bud Selig goes to the podium to make the announcement.

The annual First-Year Player Draft takes place this year from June 4-6, beginning with the first round and Comp Round A on Monday, June 4, at 7 p.m. ET. The first night of the event will be broadcast live on MLB Network and streamed live on MLB.com. Rounds 2-40 will also be streamed live on MLB.com on June 5-6.

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The Braves' first pick will be the Draft's 21st overall selection. Because it did not lose a rated free agent this past winter, Atlanta will not make any compensatory selections between the first and second round or the second and third rounds. The Braves' second-round pick will be the 85th overall selection.

MLB.com's coverage, sponsored by CenturyLink, will include Draft Central, the Top 100 Draft Prospects list, Draft Tracker, a live interactive application that includes a searchable database of every Draft-eligible player and Draft Caster. You can also keep up to date by following @MLBDraft on Twitter. And get into the Draft conversation by tagging your tweets with #mlbdraft.

While Garr has been a fixture at previous Drafts, this marks the second time Lemke will join him as a representative.

Recognized for his blue-collar work ethic and reliable glove, Lemke remains a regular fixture at Turner Field as a member of the Braves' radio broadcast team. Many Atlanta fans still talk of his performance in the 1991 World Series, when he hit .417 with three triples and a double during the epic seven-game Fall Classic.

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

During the 1974 season, Garr gained his only All-Star selection, hitting .353 that year to earn a batting title. He was inducted to the Braves Hall of Fame in 2006.

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

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