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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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562 77
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Hank Aaron Right fielder, Outfielder

2
499 69
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Greg Maddux Pitcher

3
555 88
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
391 64
John Smoltz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
John Smoltz Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
370 64
Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Tom Glavine Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
336 84
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
321 72
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Warren Spahn Starting pitcher, Pitcher

8
294 63
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Eddie Mathews Third baseman

9
236 63
Phil Niekro is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Phil Niekro Starting pitcher, Pitcher

10
268 81
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
203 65
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Fred McGriff First baseman

12
213 55
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Freddie Freeman First baseman

13
190 78
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
190 72
Javy López is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Javy López Catcher

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15
183 72
Brian McCann is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Brian McCann Catcher

16
184 34
Bobby Cox is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Bobby Cox Manager, Second baseman, Third baseman

17
144 52
Terry Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Terry Pendleton Third baseman

18
168 49
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Craig Kimbrel Relief pitcher, Pitcher

19
135 59
Ron Gant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Ron Gant Outfielder, Left fielder

20
153 72
Tim Hudson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Tim Hudson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

21
110 55
Steve Avery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
ByronWarfield added Steve Avery Starting pitcher, Pitcher

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

22
110 68
Bob Horner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Bob Horner First baseman, Third baseman

23
86 68
Ryan Klesko is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Ryan Klesko Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

24
93 70
Rafael Furcal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Rafael Furcal Second baseman, Shortstop

25
106 77
Jason Heyward is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Jason Heyward Right fielder, Outfielder

26
88 54
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Joe Torre Manager, Catcher, First baseman

27
74 67
Glenn Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Glenn Hubbard Second baseman

28
75 61
Mark Lemke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Mark Lemke Second baseman

The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time

29
57 51
Mark Wohlers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Mark Wohlers Relief pitcher, Pitcher

30
50 71
Kevin Millwood is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Kevin Millwood Starting pitcher, Pitcher

31
57 39
Otis Nixon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
colanders-d added Otis Nixon Outfielder, Center fielder

32
83 46
Andrelton Simmons is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
mkeith.peel added Andrelton Simmons Infielder, Shortstop

33
67 58
Bruce Sutter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Bruce Sutter Pitcher

34
68 31
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Deion Sanders Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

35
54 32
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Julio Franco Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

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36
55 32
Jeff Blauser is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Jeff Blauser Shortstop

37
55 47
Felipe Alou is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Felipe Alou Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

38
42 36
Darrell Evans is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
david-choinacky added Darrell Evans First baseman, Third baseman

39
50 31
Marquis Grissom is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Marquis Grissom Outfielder, Center fielder

40
48 66
Dusty Baker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Dusty Baker Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

41
53 46
Rico Carty is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
mkeith.peel added Rico Carty Outfielder, Left fielder

42
51 27
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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48 31
Andrés Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Andrés Galarraga First baseman

44
53 26
Julio Teherán is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Julio Teherán Pitcher

45
51 34
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
-1456082551498 added Babe Ruth Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

46
43 26
Brian Jordan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Brian Jordan Outfielder

47
45 30
Sid Bream is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Sid Bream First baseman

48
30 42
Kid Nichols is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
slaft added Kid Nichols Pitcher

49
52 59
Evan Gattis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
mkeith.peel added Evan Gattis

50
51 50
Marcus Giles is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Marcus Giles Second baseman