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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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748 106
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Hank Aaron Right fielder, Outfielder

2
773 112
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
654 87
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Greg Maddux Pitcher

4
526 81
John Smoltz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
John Smoltz Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
497 74
Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Tom Glavine Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
451 108
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
413 96
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Warren Spahn Starting pitcher, Pitcher

8
372 93
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Eddie Mathews Third baseman

9
299 78
Phil Niekro is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Phil Niekro Starting pitcher, Pitcher

10
355 105
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
322 70
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Freddie Freeman First baseman

12
268 79
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Fred McGriff First baseman

13
257 93
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
239 87
Javy López is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Javy López Catcher

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

15
256 48
Bobby Cox is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Bobby Cox Manager, Second baseman, Third baseman

16
223 95
Brian McCann is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Brian McCann Catcher

17
187 67
Terry Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Terry Pendleton Third baseman

18
172 71
Ron Gant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Ron Gant Outfielder, Left fielder

19
194 87
Tim Hudson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Tim Hudson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
213 68
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Craig Kimbrel Relief pitcher, Pitcher

21
144 71
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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145 78
Bob Horner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Bob Horner First baseman, Third baseman

23
123 83
Rafael Furcal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Rafael Furcal Second baseman, Shortstop

24
108 86
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
115 67
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Joe Torre Manager, Catcher, First baseman

26
97 83
Glenn Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Glenn Hubbard Second baseman

27
99 75
Mark Lemke is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Mark Lemke Second baseman

28
132 113
Jason Heyward is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Jason Heyward Right fielder, Outfielder

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

29
79 68
Mark Wohlers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Mark Wohlers Relief pitcher, Pitcher

30
92 51
Otis Nixon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
colanders-d added Otis Nixon Outfielder, Center fielder

31
68 89
Kevin Millwood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Kevin Millwood Starting pitcher, Pitcher

32
108 50
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
91 70
Bruce Sutter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Bruce Sutter Pitcher

34
115 64
Andrelton Simmons is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
mkeith.peel added Andrelton Simmons Infielder, Shortstop

35
80 39
Andrés Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Andrés Galarraga First baseman

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36
75 46
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Julio Franco Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

37
77 47
Jeff Blauser is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Jeff Blauser Shortstop

38
71 61
Felipe Alou is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Felipe Alou Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

39
80 40
Gary Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Gary Sheffield Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

40
56 48
Darrell Evans is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
david-choinacky added Darrell Evans First baseman, Third baseman

41
70 57
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
69 42
Marquis Grissom is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Marquis Grissom Outfielder, Center fielder

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

43
59 80
Dusty Baker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Dusty Baker Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

44
85 54
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
-1456082551498 added Babe Ruth Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

45
46 51
Kid Nichols is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
slaft added Kid Nichols Pitcher

46
74 43
Julio Teherán is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Julio Teherán Pitcher

47
66 44
Sid Bream is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Sid Bream First baseman

48
55 48
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

49
61 39
Brian Jordan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Brian Jordan Outfielder

50
67 66
Marcus Giles is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Marcus Giles Second baseman