1993 Hostess #6 Gary Sheffield
Watching Justin Upton's unbelievable start for his new team, I can't help but think of two other former Braves whose time with Atlanta also started with a bang: Gary Sheffield and Fred McGriff.
Sheffield, acquired by the Braves on January 15, 2002, began the '02 season by going 6-13 with 3 HR (one in each of his first three games) and 7 RBI against the Phillies. By the end of April, however, he had cooled off. Going into the May 1st game, his slash line read .227/.338/.364, with still only 3 home runs and only 9 RBI. By the end of the year, Sheff was sitting on 25 homers- quite a few less than one would have expected after his hot start.
Custom 1993 Hostess #33 Fred McGriff
McGriff had seven homers in his first twelve games for the Braves, and hit nineteen for the team over the final 2.5 months of the season.