Team Spotlight: Atlanta Braves

Posted on November 05 2020

Based in Atlanta, which should come as no surprise, the American professional baseball team referred to as the Atlanta Braves has quite the notoriety:

Since professional baseball came into existence, they are the only major league franchise in existence to have played every single season! Their major victories include 17 NL (National League) pennants, as well as 1995, 1957, and 1914 World Series Titles.

Team Spotlight  Atlanta Braves

Through the years, this team has gone through a lot of changes including what division they played in, their actual name, ballparks they played at, and more. Let's take a more in-depth look at this time-honored team.

The Front Office and Affiliations

Current members of the Atlanta Braves’ front office consist of the following:

  • Alex Anthopoulos – president of baseball operations and general manager
  • Brian Snitker – manager
  • Liberty Media – principal owner

Though from 1876 until present day, the franchise has belonged to the National League, they've played for a couple of different divisions:

  • From 1994 until present day – East Division
  • From 1969 until 1993 – West Division

Ballparks Played At By the Team (Under Numerous Names)

  • 2017 to present – Truist Park (this park was also referred to as SunTrust Park, which the team played at from 2017 until 2019 when the name changed)
  • 1997 to 2016 – Turner Field
  • 1966 to 1996 – Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (between 1966 and 1976, this was referred to as simply Atlanta Stadium)
  • 1953 to 1965 – Milwaukee County Stadium
  • 1915 to 1952 – Braves Field (from 1936 to 1941, this was referred to as National League Park)
  • 1914 to 1915 – Fenway Park
  • 1894 to 1914 – South End Grounds
  • 1894 – Congress Street Grounds
  • 1871 to 1894 – South End Grounds

A Team by Any Other Name

Though nicknames for the Atlanta Braves consist of "America's Team", "the Team of the 90s", and "The Bravos", they have been referred to by numerous official names including the following:

  • 1966 to Present – Atlanta Braves
  • 1953 to 1965 – Milwaukee Braves
  • 1941 to 1952 – They were referred to again as the Boston Braves
  • 1936 to 1940 – They were temporarily called the Boston Bees
  • 1912 to 1935 – They became known as the Boston Braves
  • 1911 – Boston Rustlers
  • 1907 to 1910 – Though not particularly “tough” sounding, the were called the Boston Doves
  • 1883 to 1906 – Boston Beaneaters
  • 1876 to 1882 – Boston Red Caps
  • 1871 to 1875 – Boston Red Stockings

Team Colors

The official colors for the Atlanta Braves consist of white, scarlet red, and navy blue.

Retired Numbers and Rivalries

The Atlanta Braves have retired 11 numbers consisting of 42, 47, 44, 41, 35, 31, 29, 21, 10, 6, and 3.

The two biggest rivalries for the Atlanta Braves, depending on whom you talk to, are the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets.

Hall of Famers

There are all sorts of players belonging to this team who made it to the Hall of Fame – albeit under different team names. Specifically, for the Atlanta Braves, Hall of Famer's include the following:

  • Hoyt Wilhelm
  • Joe Torre
  • Bruce Sutter
  • Ted Simmons
  • John Smoltz
  • Gaylord Perry
  • Phil Niekro
  • Greg Maddux
  • Chipper Jones
  • Tom Glavine
  • Bobby Cox
  • Orlando Cepeda
  • Hank Aaron

Where to Find Your Braves Hat

When it comes to Braves hats, we carry not only those for Atlanta, but Milwaukee and Boston, as well! We even carry hats for the minor league team, the Mississippi Braves.

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