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Atlanta Braves Profile

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League & Division:

The Atlanta Braves compete in the National League East Division with the New York Mets, Florida Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals .

Ballpark:

Turner Field
  • Capacity: 50,091
  • Opened in: 1997
  • Ballpark owner: Atlanta Braves
  • Construction cost: $235 million

History:

The franchise was founded in 1871 as the Boston Red Stockings, became a charter member of the National League in 1876 and had several other nicknames (Beaneaters, Doves, Rustlers and Bees) and first became the Boston Braves in 1912. The team moved to Milwaukee in 1953 as the Milwaukee Braves, then to Atlanta in 1966.

Memorable Moments:

  • Built by one of the most dominant starting pitching staffs in history, the Braves won a record 14 division titles in a row from 1991 to 2005 and won the pennant five times. In 1995, the Braves won their only title in Atlanta in six games over the Cleveland Indians.
  • The 1914 “Miracle Braves” were in last place in midseason, but won the NL by 10.5 games and swept the favored Philadelphia A’s in the World Series.

Championships:

Playoff appearances: 21

Division champions: 16 (1969, 1982, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)

National League pennants: 17 (1877, 1878, 1883, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1897, 1898, 1914, 1948, 1957, 1958, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1999)

World Series titles: 3 (1914, 1957, 1995)

Wild-card berths: 1 (2010)

Spring Training:

The Braves are a member of the Grapefruit League and play spring training games at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Famous Past Players:

  • Hank Aaron
  • Phil Niekro
  • Warren Spahn
  • Greg Maddux
  • Tom Glavine
  • Dale Murphy

Top Current Players:

Leadership:

Owner: Liberty Media

General Manager: Frank Wren

Manager: Fredi Gonzalez

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