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Atlanta Braves

Atlanta Braves
MLB
Established1871
Major league affiliations
National League (1876 - present)
East Division (1994 - present)
Retired numbers3, 6, 21, 31, 35, 41, 42, 44, 47
ColorsNavy, Scarlet, White      
Atlanta Braves (1966 - present)
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)
Other nicknamesThe Bravos, The Team of the 90s
Ballpark
Turner Field (1997 - present)
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (1966 1996) :* a.k.a. Atlanta Stadium (1966 1976) * Milwaukee County Stadium (1953 1965) * Braves Field (1915 1952) :* a.k.a. National League Park (1936 1941) * Fenway Park (1914 1915) * South End Grounds (1894 1914) * Congress Street Grounds (1894) * South End Grounds (1871 1894)
Major league titles
World Series titles191419571995 ((3))
NA Pennants1872 • 1873 • 1874 • 1875 ((5))
National Association Pennants (4)1872 • 1873 • 1874 • 1875
East Division titles1995 • 1996 • 1997 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 ((11))
West Division titles (5)1969 • 1982 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993
Wild card berths2010 ((1))
OwnerLiberty Media / John Malone
ManagerFredi González
President of Baseball OperationsJohn Schuerholz

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The Atlanta Braves are a professional baseball club based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Braves are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's National League. The Braves have played in Turner Field since 1997.

The "Braves" name, which was first used in 1912, originates from a term for a Native American warrior. They are nicknamed "the 'Bravos'", and often self-styled as "America's Team" in reference to the team's games being broadcast on the nationally available TBS until the 2008 season, gaining a wide fanbase.

From 1991 2005 the Braves were one of the most successful franchises in baseball, winning division titles an unprecedented 14 consecutive times in that period (omitting the strike-shortened 1994 season in which there were no official division champions). The Braves won the NL West 1991 93 and the NL East 1995 2005, and returned to the playoffs as the National League Wild Card in 2010. The Braves advanced to the World Series five times in the 1990s, winning the title in 1995. Since their debut in the National League in 1876, the franchise has won 16 divisional titles, 9 National League pennants, as well as three World Series championships-in 1914 as the Boston Braves, in 1957 as the Milwaukee Braves, and in 1995 in Atlanta. The Braves are the only MLB franchise to have won the World Series in three different home cities.

The club is one of the National League's two remaining charter franchises (the other being the Chicago Cubs) and was founded in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1871 as the Boston Red Stockings (not to be confused with the American League's Boston Red Sox). They are considered "the oldest continuously playing team in American professional sports." After various name changes (such as the Boston Beaneaters), the team operated as the Boston Braves for most of the first half of the 20th century. In 1953, the team moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and became the Milwaukee Braves, followed by the move to Atlanta in 1966. The team's tenure in Atlanta is famous for Hank Aaron breaking Babe Ruth's career home run record in 1974, though the majority of Aaron's home runs were hit while the team was in Milwaukee. His record stood until 2007, when San Francisco left fielder Barry Bonds broke the record.


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