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This is a list of the greatest Atlanta Braves ever. Since the early 90s, the Atlanta Braves have 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 where they eventually became some of the greatest baseball players of all time.

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, Andruw 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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1
942 157
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

2
1,001 168
Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman

3
860 124
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Pitcher

4
675 112
John Smoltz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
626 101
Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
587 143
Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

7
518 126
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

8
470 122
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Third baseman

9
389 98
Phil Niekro is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

10
449 130
Andruw Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

11
352 99
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
First baseman

12
436 97
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
First baseman

13
331 117
David Justice is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

14
343 68
Bobby Cox is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Manager, Second baseman, Third baseman

15
287 110
Javy López is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Catcher

16
281 123
Brian McCann is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Catcher

17
241 85
Terry Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Third baseman

18
223 90
Ron Gant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

19
269 87
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

20
240 111
Tim Hudson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

21
183 89
Steve Avery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
ByronWarfield added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

22
184 96
Bob Horner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
First baseman, Third baseman

23
155 97
Rafael Furcal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Second baseman, Shortstop

24
146 88
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Manager, Catcher, First baseman

25
139 107
Ryan Klesko is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

26
128 93
Mark Lemke is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Second baseman

27
132 66
Otis Nixon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
colanders-d added Outfielder, Center fielder

28
120 101
Glenn Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Second baseman

29
153 148
Jason Heyward is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

30
102 86
Mark Wohlers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

31
116 86
Bruce Sutter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Pitcher

32
83 113
Kevin Millwood is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

33
154 77
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

34
148 84
Andrelton Simmons is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
mkeith.peel added Infielder, Shortstop

35
84 62
Darrell Evans is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
david-choinacky added First baseman, Third baseman

36
107 54
Andrés Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added First baseman

37
107 61
Jeff Blauser is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Shortstop

38
94 73
Felipe Alou is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

39
99 62
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

40
96 53
Marquis Grissom is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Outfielder, Center fielder

41
109 53
Gary Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

42
80 93
Dusty Baker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

43
124 70
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
-1456082551498 added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

44
88 71
Rico Carty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
mkeith.peel added Outfielder, Left fielder

45
77 60
Ralph Garr is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
mkeith.peel added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

46
59 62
Kid Nichols is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

47
89 54
Sid Bream is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added First baseman

48
83 49
Brian Jordan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Outfielder

49
68 45
Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Center fielder

50
96 69
Julio Teherán is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher