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This is a list of the greatest Atlanta Braves ever. Since the early 90s, the Atlanta Braves has established themselves as one of the model franchises in Major League Baseball. Over that time, the Braves won an unprecedented 14 straight division titles from 1991-2005 (1994 is excluded due to the player's strike). Although the franchise won only one World Series title over that time, Atlanta established itself as one of baseball's premier teams and through shrewd trades, smart free agent acquisitions and a scouting department that is able to identify the best young talent through the draft, the Braves are on a short list of teams that are perennial contenders. Many of these moves brought the greatest Braves players to Atlanta.

The best Atlanta Braves of all time span the team's long history, which began in Boston as the Beanstockings in 1871. In 1953, the Braves left Boston for Milwaukee, where the club stayed for 12 years before settling in Atlanta in 1966. The franchise's most iconic player is long time Home Run King Hank Aaron. Outside of winning World Series titles, the greatest Braves moment is when Aaron broke Babe Ruth's home run record in 1974 at Atlanta's Fulton County Stadium.

Some of the greatest Atlanta Braves players were with the team throughout it's recent stretch of excellence. Chipper Jones, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz and Greg Maddux were all integral parts of the Braves teams that won 14 division titles. 

This list of the greatest Atlanta Braves of all time includes all players who were associated with the franchise in one incarnation of another. That is why Warren Spahn and Eddie Matthews are on this list. Players on this list are considered some of the greatest baseball players in history. Feel free to vote for your favorite Atlanta Braves players and add any players who you believe should be on this list and are not included.  
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472 57
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Hank Aaron Right fielder, Outfielder

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2
423 59
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Greg Maddux Pitcher

3
454 72
Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Chipper Jones Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman

4
329 60
John Smoltz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
John Smoltz Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
311 60
Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Tom Glavine Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
282 72
Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Dale Murphy Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

7
283 63
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Warren Spahn Starting pitcher, Pitcher

8
249 55
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Eddie Mathews Third baseman

9
210 57
Phil Niekro is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Phil Niekro Starting pitcher, Pitcher

10
232 70
Andruw Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Andruw Jones Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

11
175 58
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Fred McGriff First baseman

12
161 66
Javy López is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Javy López Catcher

13
166 67
David Justice is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
David Justice Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

14
179 43
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Freddie Freeman First baseman

15
161 65
Brian McCann is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Brian McCann Catcher

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151 39
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Craig Kimbrel Relief pitcher, Pitcher

17
126 46
Terry Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Terry Pendleton Third baseman

18
114 54
Ron Gant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Ron Gant Outfielder, Left fielder

19
134 66
Tim Hudson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Tim Hudson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
156 29
Bobby Cox is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Bobby Cox Manager, Second baseman, Third baseman

21
94 47
Steve Avery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
ByronWarfield added Steve Avery Starting pitcher, Pitcher

22
96 59
Bob Horner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Bob Horner First baseman, Third baseman

23
95 63
Jason Heyward is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Jason Heyward Right fielder, Outfielder

24
79 63
Rafael Furcal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Rafael Furcal Second baseman, Shortstop

25
74 59
Ryan Klesko is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Ryan Klesko Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

26
77 44
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Joe Torre Manager, Catcher, First baseman

27
66 56
Glenn Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Glenn Hubbard Second baseman

28
45 62
Kevin Millwood is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Kevin Millwood Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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58 56
Mark Lemke is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Mark Lemke Second baseman

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49 45
Mark Wohlers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Mark Wohlers Relief pitcher, Pitcher

31
69 40
Andrelton Simmons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
mkeith.peel added Andrelton Simmons Infielder, Shortstop

32
55 22
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Deion Sanders Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

33
57 51
Bruce Sutter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Bruce Sutter Pitcher

34
42 25
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Julio Franco Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

35
34 30
Darrell Evans is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
david-choinacky added Darrell Evans First baseman, Third baseman

36
44 32
Otis Nixon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
colanders-d added Otis Nixon Outfielder, Center fielder

37
41 58
Dusty Baker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Dusty Baker Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

38
47 39
Rico Carty is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
mkeith.peel added Rico Carty Outfielder, Left fielder

39
43 27
Jeff Blauser is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Jeff Blauser Shortstop

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25 32
Kid Nichols is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
slaft added Kid Nichols Pitcher

41
38 26
Marquis Grissom is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Marquis Grissom Outfielder, Center fielder

42
46 49
Evan Gattis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
mkeith.peel added Evan Gattis

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47 44
Marcus Giles is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Marcus Giles Second baseman

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43 18
Julio Teherán is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Julio Teherán Pitcher

45
36 32
Ralph Garr is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
mkeith.peel added Ralph Garr Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

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38 21
Gary Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Gary Sheffield Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

47
39 22
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
-1456082551498 added Babe Ruth Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

48
42 44
Felipe Alou is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Felipe Alou Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

49
39 22
Martín Prado is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Martín Prado Left fielder, Infielder, Second baseman

50
37 21
Sid Bream is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Sid Bream First baseman