Atlanta Braves

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Atlanta Braves
founded in 1871
Atlanta Braves Logo.svgAtlanta Braves Insignia.svg
earlier names)
  • Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965)
  • Boston Braves (1941–1952)
  • Boston Bees (1936-1940)
  • Boston Braves (1912-1935)
  • Boston Rustlers (1911)
  • Boston Doves (1907-1910)
  • Boston Beaneaters (1883-1906)
  • Boston Red Caps (1876–1882)
  • Boston Red Stockings (1871–1876)
Club colors
Navy blue, scarlet, white



Ball park (s)


  • World Series (3):
    1914 , 1957 , 1995
  • National League titles (17):
    1877, 1878, 1883, 1891-1893, 1897, 1898, 1914, 1948, 1957, 1958, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1999
  • Division title (17):
    1969, 1982, 1991–1993, 1995–2005, 2013, 2018, 2019
  • National Association Title (4):
  • Wild Card: 2010, 2012
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The Atlanta Braves are an American baseball team. You play in the Eastern Division of the National League .


Time in Boston (1870–1952)

The Braves can trace their history back to the Cincinnati Red Stockings, which in 1869/1870 became the first professional baseball team to ever set up a sensational series of 130 victories in a row and during this time already competed in front of 9,000 spectators. When audience interest waned after the initial defeats, the owner's threat to dissolve the franchise, only intended to reduce player salaries, led to an emigration of most players to Boston , Massachusetts in 1871 . The now founded Boston Red Stockings competed in the National Association , forerunners of today's National League. In the National Association's short time, the Red Stockings won four of the five titles (1872–1875).

After NA was dissolved, the team became a founding member of the National League (first as Red Caps, from 1883 as Boston Beaneaters ) and was very successful there until the end of the 19th century (eight titles in 1877, 1878, 1883, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1897, 1898). This time was marked by the many years of control by Arthur Soden, who was the main owner from 1876 to 1906. Two sales and renaming later (1906 Boston Doves , owned by the Dovey brothers; 1910 Boston Rustlers , owned by WH Russell) the team became the Boston Braves in 1912 . The first high point was winning the World Series against the Philadelphia Athletics in 1914 , although the team was still in last place on July 4th, nicknamed the Miracle Braves .

Between 1916 and 1946, the team in the single-track National League (eight teams) did not get past fourth place at the end of the season; In 1948, however, the NL's tenth victory could be celebrated. The second participation in the World Series, however, was lost to the Cleveland Indians . The successful team from 1948 still wanted to see 1,450,000 viewers, but afterwards the number of viewers fell rapidly (1.1 million in 1949, 844,000 in 1950, 487,000 in 1951). In 1952, when it was an absolute low, only 281,000 spectators came, which corresponded to 3,600 spectators per home game. Compared to local rivals Boston Red Sox from the American League , the Braves were neither athletically nor economically competitive. An emigration was inevitable due to the financial situation, for which negotiations were carried out with a large number of cities.

Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965)

When a deal with Milwaukee seemed possible shortly before the start of the season , the league board member Ford Frick intervened and prohibited the move. The move was approved on Friday, March 13, 1953 after threats of legal action by representatives of the home state of Wisconsin . 1,800,000 spectators promptly attended the games of the Milwaukee Braves in the first year .

The time in Milwaukee was marked by the extremely successful outfielder Hank Aaron , who stayed with the team from 1954 to 1974 and set numerous records there. The highlight was winning the World Series in 1957 over the New York Yankees and the two NL titles in 1957 and 1958 (in that year the Yankees won the revenge in the World Series).

When in 1961 a local competitor appeared with the Minnesota Twins (based in the twin city of Minneapolis / St. Paul ), after a drop in audience numbers from more than 1.8 million to 1.1 million viewers in 1962, it was sold a consortium. As the sporting success failed to come with fifth and sixth places, another move was due, and the city of Atlanta was awarded the contract. A move before the 1965 season was prohibited for contractual reasons and legal threats and postponed for a year, whereupon only 555,000 viewers wanted to see the final season in Milwaukee.

Atlanta Braves (since 1966)

Another move followed in 1966, which took the Braves to Atlanta , Georgia , where they still play today. The team plays their home games at Turner Field , named after the owner of the team, the US media mogul Ted Turner .

The Braves managed the "feat" of winning their league section (the Eastern Division of the National League) fourteen times in a row from 1991 to the 2005 season, often with flying colors, but only one championship ( World Series) 1995 against the Cleveland Indians ).

One of the most famous post-war players in their service was Hank Aaron , who broke Babe Ruth's home run record (714) with 755 in 1974 . Barry Bonds only managed to break this record in 2007.

Members of the Baseball Hall of Fame

Atlanta Braves Hall of Famers
Membership in the National Baseball Hall of Fame
Boston Braves
Earl Averill

Dave Bancroft
Dan Brouthers
John Clarkson
Jimmy Collins
Hugh Duffy
Johnny Evers

Burleigh Grimes

Billy Hamilton
Billy Herman
Rogers Hornsby
Joe Kelley
King Kelly
Ernie Lombardi

Rabbit Maranville

Rube Marquard
Tommy McCarthy
Bill McKechnie
Joe Medwick
Kid Nichols
Jim O'Rourke

Charley Radbourn

Babe Ruth
Frank Selee
Al Simmons
George Sisler
Casey Stengel
Ed Walsh

Lloyd Waner

Paul Waner
Deacon White
Vic Willis
George Wright
Harry Wright
Cy Young

Milwaukee Braves

Eddie Mathews Red Schoendienst
Enos Slaughter
Warren Spahn

Atlanta Braves

Hank Aaron
Orlando Cepeda
Bobby Cox
Tom Glavine
Chipper Jones
Greg Maddux
Phil Niekro
Gaylord Perry
John Schuerholz
John Smoltz
Bruce Sutter
Joe Torre
Hoyt Wilhelm
Players in bold are depicted with Braves badges on their Hall of Fame boards.

Jersey numbers that are no longer awarded

Unassigned numbers in Turner Field

Current squad

Atlanta Braves Player
Active players (25-player group) Inactive players (40-player group) Trainer / Others


Starting rotation












Injury list (60 days)

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* Banned
Roster updated on August 18, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic , the number of players in the active squad at the beginning of the 2020 MLB season on 23/24. July increased to 30 players. Two weeks later there was a scheduled reduction to 28 players. Another two weeks later, the number of players is to be reduced to 26 and maintained for the entire 2020 season. In the case of double-headers , the teams may appoint a 27th player to the active squad.

Atlanta Braves minor league teams

Web links

Commons : Atlanta Braves  - Collection of images, videos, and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. accessed on: August 18, 2020
  2. ^ Affiliate History - Atlanta Braves. In: The Baseball Cube. Retrieved November 27, 2018 .