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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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898 149
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Hank Aaron Right fielder, Outfielder

2
944 153
Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Chipper Jones Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman

3
808 118
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Greg Maddux Pitcher

4
638 105
John Smoltz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
John Smoltz Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
594 97
Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Tom Glavine Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
559 134
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
494 119
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Warren Spahn Starting pitcher, Pitcher

8
448 116
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Eddie Mathews Third baseman

9
369 90
Phil Niekro is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Phil Niekro Starting pitcher, Pitcher

10
426 121
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
332 93
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Fred McGriff First baseman

12
410 91
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Freddie Freeman First baseman

13
316 113
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
324 62
Bobby Cox is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Bobby Cox Manager, Second baseman, Third baseman

15
274 104
Javy López is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Javy López Catcher

16
270 115
Brian McCann is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Brian McCann Catcher

17
230 78
Terry Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Terry Pendleton Third baseman

18
215 83
Ron Gant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Ron Gant Outfielder, Left fielder

19
229 105
Tim Hudson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Tim Hudson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
253 84
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Craig Kimbrel Relief pitcher, Pitcher

21
178 85
Steve Avery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
ByronWarfield added Steve Avery Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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175 92
Bob Horner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Bob Horner First baseman, Third baseman

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149 94
Rafael Furcal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Rafael Furcal Second baseman, Shortstop

24
133 102
Ryan Klesko is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Ryan Klesko Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

25
140 84
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Joe Torre Manager, Catcher, First baseman

26
124 87
Mark Lemke is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Mark Lemke Second baseman

27
113 97
Glenn Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Glenn Hubbard Second baseman

28
125 59
Otis Nixon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
colanders-d added Otis Nixon Outfielder, Center fielder

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98 80
Mark Wohlers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Mark Wohlers Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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147 140
Jason Heyward is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Jason Heyward Right fielder, Outfielder

31
113 82
Bruce Sutter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Bruce Sutter Pitcher

32
81 107
Kevin Millwood is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Kevin Millwood Starting pitcher, Pitcher

33
143 70
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Deion Sanders Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

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139 79
Andrelton Simmons is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
mkeith.peel added Andrelton Simmons Infielder, Shortstop

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100 49
Andrés Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Andrés Galarraga First baseman

36
100 56
Jeff Blauser is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Jeff Blauser Shortstop

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76 58
Darrell Evans is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
david-choinacky added Darrell Evans First baseman, Third baseman

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90 70
Felipe Alou is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Felipe Alou Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

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91 50
Marquis Grissom is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Marquis Grissom Outfielder, Center fielder

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92 59
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Julio Franco Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

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76 89
Dusty Baker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Dusty Baker Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

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98 51
Gary Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Gary Sheffield Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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116 66
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
-1456082551498 added Babe Ruth Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

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84 68
Rico Carty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
mkeith.peel added Rico Carty Outfielder, Left fielder

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58 58
Kid Nichols is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
slaft added Kid Nichols Pitcher

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87 50
Sid Bream is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Sid Bream First baseman

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79 46
Brian Jordan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Brian Jordan Outfielder

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71 57
Ralph Garr is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
mkeith.peel added Ralph Garr Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

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90 63
Julio Teherán is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Julio Teherán Pitcher

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65 43
Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Kenny Lofton Center fielder