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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Atlanta Braves

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

One of the National League's two remaining charter franchises (the other being the Chicago Cubs), the club was founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1871 as the Boston Red Stockings (not to be confused with the American League's Boston Red Sox or the NL Central's Cincinnati Reds). After various name changes, the team settled on the "Braves". 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's breaking Babe Ruth's career home run record in 1974. His record stood until 2007.

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Retired Numbers3, 21, 31, 35, 41, 42, 44
Colors


  • Navy blue, scarlet, white


              
Name


  • 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 nicknames


  • The Bravos, America's Team, The Team of the 90s, ATL


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 titles (3)1914 • 1957 • 1995
NL Pennants (17)1877 • 1878 • 1883 • 1891 • 1892 • 1893 • 1897 • 1898 • 1914 • 1948 • 1957 • 1958 • 1991 • 1992 • 1995 • 1996 • 1999
National Association Pennants (4)1872 • 1873 • 1874 • 1875
East Division titles (11)1995 • 1996 • 1997 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005
West Division titles (5)1969 • 1982 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993