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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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506 65
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
452 62
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Greg Maddux Pitcher

3
490 81
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
352 61
John Smoltz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
John Smoltz Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
333 61
Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Tom Glavine Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
298 75
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
297 66
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Warren Spahn Starting pitcher, Pitcher

8
264 57
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Eddie Mathews Third baseman

9
218 59
Phil Niekro is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Phil Niekro Starting pitcher, Pitcher

10
244 75
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
183 60
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Fred McGriff First baseman

12
174 71
David Justice is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
David Justice Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

13
191 47
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Freddie Freeman First baseman

14
172 68
Javy López is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Javy López Catcher

15
170 68
Brian McCann is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Brian McCann Catcher

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157 43
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Craig Kimbrel Relief pitcher, Pitcher

17
167 30
Bobby Cox is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Bobby Cox Manager, Second baseman, Third baseman

18
129 49
Terry Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Terry Pendleton Third baseman

19
122 56
Ron Gant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Ron Gant Outfielder, Left fielder

20
141 68
Tim Hudson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Tim Hudson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

21
100 51
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
102 62
Bob Horner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Bob Horner First baseman, Third baseman

23
80 61
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
84 67
Rafael Furcal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Rafael Furcal Second baseman, Shortstop

25
100 68
Jason Heyward is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Jason Heyward Right fielder, Outfielder

26
80 48
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Joe Torre Manager, Catcher, First baseman

27
69 60
Glenn Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Glenn Hubbard Second baseman

28
63 59
Mark Lemke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Mark Lemke Second baseman

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51 48
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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45 67
Kevin Millwood is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Kevin Millwood Starting pitcher, Pitcher

31
51 34
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
62 53
Bruce Sutter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Bruce Sutter Pitcher

33
39 31
Darrell Evans is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
david-choinacky added Darrell Evans First baseman, Third baseman

34
75 42
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
58 27
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Deion Sanders Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

36
47 28
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
45 60
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
50 44
Felipe Alou is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Felipe Alou Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

39
50 41
Rico Carty is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
mkeith.peel added Rico Carty Outfielder, Left fielder

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46 30
Jeff Blauser is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Jeff Blauser Shortstop

41
41 29
Marquis Grissom is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Marquis Grissom Outfielder, Center fielder

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44 24
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

43
47 22
Julio Teherán is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Julio Teherán Pitcher

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42 29
Andrés Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Andrés Galarraga First baseman

45
44 25
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
42 22
Sid Bream is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Sid Bream First baseman

47
28 35
Kid Nichols is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
slaft added Kid Nichols Pitcher

48
48 52
Evan Gattis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
mkeith.peel added Evan Gattis

49
48 45
Marcus Giles is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Marcus Giles Second baseman

50
36 33
Ralph Garr is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
mkeith.peel added Ralph Garr Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder