Led by the Wright brothers, Barnes, and Spalding, the Red Stockings dominated the National Association, winning four of that league’s five championships. The team became one of the National League’s charter franchises in 1876, sometimes called the “Red Caps” as a new Cincinnati Red Stockings club was another charter member. Boston came to be called the Beaneaters in 1883, while retaining red as the team color.

Established
1883

City
Boston
– Milwaukee – Atlanta

League History
2000 – Present / Major League Baseball
1883 – 1999 / National League

Team History
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

Nickname
Beaneaters – A term used for Bostonians in general due to the prevalence of the staple dish baked beans. Boston itself is often called “Beantown”. The media-invented nickname “Beaneaters” was still in use in the early 1900s.

Championship
World Series 0
1995, 1957, 1914

Stadium
2017 – Present / SunTrust Park
1997 – 2016 / Turner Field
1976 – 1996 / Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
1966 – 1976 / Atlanta Stadium

*Milwaukee*
1953 – 1965 / Milwaukee County Stadium

*Boston*
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

Owner
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

Retired Number
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

Mascot
1988 – Present / Homer
1971 – 1979 / Rally

*Blue is this team’s history

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