Move to Atlanta – BravesPerini sold the Braves to a Chicago-based group led by William Bartholomay in 1962. Almost immediately Bartholomay started shopping the Braves to a larger television market. Keen to attract them, the fast-growing city of Atlanta, led by Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. constructed a new $18 million, 52,000-seat ballpark in less than one year, Atlanta Stadium, which was officially opened in ...
Ted Turner New OwnerIn 1976, the team was purchased by media magnate Ted Turner, owner of superstation WTBS, as a means to keep the team (and one of his main programming staples) in Atlanta. The financially strapped Turner used money already paid to the team for their broadcast rights as a down-payment. It was then that Atlanta Stadium was renamed Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. ...
World Series Winner 1995The 1995 World Series matched the Atlanta Braves against the Cleveland Indians, with the Braves winning in six games to capture their third World Championship in franchise history (along with 1914 in Boston and 1957 in Milwaukee), making them the first franchise to win three crowns in three different cities. The Series was also Cleveland’s first Series appearance in 41 ...
Liberty Media GroupIn December 2005, team owner Time Warner, who inherited the Braves after purchasing TBS in 1996, announced it was placing the team for sale. Liberty Media began negotiations to purchase the team. In February 2007, after more than a year of negotiations, Time Warner agreed to a deal that would sell the Braves to Liberty Media Group (a company which ...
SunTrust Banks OpensThe stadium will be in Cumberland (also known as Cumberland/Galleria area), a fast-growing edge city in southeastern Cobb County. The ballpark will be located next to the highway interchange between Interstate 75 and Interstate 285. The stadium will have an Atlanta address due to its location in ZIP code 30339, which is shared with the neighboring community of Vinings. The ...
Surprising Braves Win the World Series 2021The 2021 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) 2021 season. The 117th edition of the World Series was a best-of-seven playoff played between the National League (NL) champion Atlanta Braves and the American League (AL) champion Houston Astros. The series began on October 26 and concluded on November 2. The Braves won the series four ...
History of the Braves
The Atlanta Braves have a long and storied history in Major League Baseball. The team was founded in 1871 as the Boston Red Stockings, making them one of the oldest professional baseball teams still playing today. Over the years, they’ve gone through several name changes, from being known as the Boston Bees to their current moniker, but no matter what they are called, their fans remain fiercely loyal.
The Braves moved to Milwaukee for 13 seasons before settling in Atlanta for good in 1966. It didn’t take long for them to become a powerhouse franchise; by 1969, they had already won three straight National League pennants and two World Series championships under legendary manager Bobby Cox. This period of success continued into the 1990s with an unprecedented run that saw 14 consecutive division titles between 1991-2005, five more NL pennants, and another World Championship win over Cleveland Indians during this time frame (1995).
Today's version of Brave is led by young stars such as Ronald Acuna Jr., Ozzie Albies & Freddie Freeman, who look poised to continue the winning tradition decades ago by greats like Hank Aaron & Chipper Jones. While it may be too soon to tell if this new generation will bring another championship back home to Georgia, one thing is sure: when it comes to MLB, few franchises can match the rich history of the Atlanta Braves.
Boston – Milwaukee – Atlanta
2000 – Present / Major League Baseball
1883 – 1999 / National League
1966 – Present / Atlanta Braves
1953 – 1965 / Milwaukee Braves
1941 – 1952 / Boston Braves
1936 – 1940 / Boston Bees
1912 – 1935 / Boston Braves
1911 / Boston Rustlers
1907 – 1910 / Boston Doves
1883 – 1906 / Boston Beaneaters
Braves – As a sports fan, you may be familiar with the Atlanta Braves – one of Major League Baseball’s most successful teams. But do you know where their name comes from? It turns out that the origins of this iconic nickname have more to do with basketball than baseball!
The story starts in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1871. At this time, an amateur basketball team called the “Boston Braves” was part of a league called The National Association of Basketball Players (NABBP). As they rose to prominence within the NABBP and became one of its most successful teams, people began referring to them simply as “the Braves” or sometimes even “Braves.” This is how their nickname first came into existence!
However, it wasn't until 1912 that things took off for what would become today's Atlanta Braves franchise. That year saw them move from Boston (where various nicknames had known them) to Milwaukee and adopt "Braves" as their official moniker - thus, we now associate this name with baseball rather than basketball!
From there on out, it has been all about success for Atlanta's beloved team: multiple World Series titles, Hall-of-Fame players like Hank Aaron and Greg Maddux, plus countless other memorable moments over nearly 150 years since those early days in Boston back in 1871 when "the Brave" first started taking shape...
So next time you hear someone mention 'Atlanta' and 'Braves,' don't think about hoops – think about America's pastime instead!
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2021, 1995, 1957, 1914
2017 – Present / SunTrust Park
1997 – 2016 / Turner Field
1976 – 1996 / Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
1966 – 1976 / Atlanta Stadium
1953 – 1965 / Milwaukee County Stadium
1915 – 1952 / Braves Field
1936 – 1941 / National League Park
1914 – 1915 / Fenway Park
1894 – 1914 / South End Grounds
1894 / Congress Street Grounds
1883 – 1894 / South End Grounds
2007 – Present / Liberty Media Corporation
1996 – 2007 / Time Warner
1976 – 1996 / Ted Turner
1962 – 1976 / William Bartholomay
1944 – 1962 / Lou Perini
1935 – 1945 / Bob Quinn
1922 – 1935 / Emil Fuchs
1919 – 1922 / George W. Grant
1915 – 1918 / Percy Haughton
1912 – 1915 / James Gaffney
1911 / William Hepburn Russell
1909 – 1910 / John Dovey
1907 – 1909 / George & John Dovey
1883 – 1909 / Arthur Soden
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
3 / Dale Murphy
6 / Bobby Cox
10 / Chipper Jones
21 / Warren Spahn
29 / John Smoltz
31 / Greg Maddux
35 / Phil Niekro
41 / Eddie Matthews
42 / Jackie Robinson
44 / Hank Aaron
47 / Tom Glavine
*Blue is this team’s history