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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.  

list ordered by

1
990 163
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

2
1,056 172
Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman

3
910 133
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Pitcher

4
715 117
John Smoltz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
657 103
Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
540 133
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
615 154
Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

8
493 128
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Third baseman

9
404 103
Phil Niekro is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

10
471 141
Andruw Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

11
462 106
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
First baseman

12
372 107
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
First baseman

13
349 124
David Justice is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

14
365 72
Bobby Cox is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Manager, Second baseman, Third baseman

15
301 117
Javy López is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Catcher

16
295 129
Brian McCann is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Catcher

17
254 90
Terry Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Third baseman

18
232 93
Ron Gant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

19
283 91
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

20
251 118
Tim Hudson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

21
193 93
Steve Avery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
ByronWarfield added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

22
196 98
Bob Horner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
First baseman, Third baseman

23
165 101
Rafael Furcal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Second baseman, Shortstop

24
155 90
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Manager, Catcher, First baseman

25
148 112
Ryan Klesko is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

26
134 98
Mark Lemke is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Second baseman

27
126 104
Glenn Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Second baseman

28
136 70
Otis Nixon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
colanders-d added Outfielder, Center fielder

29
156 159
Jason Heyward is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

30
105 93
Mark Wohlers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

31
121 91
Bruce Sutter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Pitcher

32
163 85
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

33
86 120
Kevin Millwood is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

34
89 65
Darrell Evans is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
david-choinacky added First baseman, Third baseman

35
152 89
Andrelton Simmons is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
mkeith.peel added Infielder, Shortstop

36
114 64
Jeff Blauser is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Shortstop

37
112 58
Andrés Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added First baseman

38
100 75
Felipe Alou is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

39
102 55
Marquis Grissom is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Outfielder, Center fielder

40
138 72
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
-1456082551498 added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

41
117 58
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
101 66
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

43
83 96
Dusty Baker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

44
93 73
Rico Carty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
mkeith.peel added Outfielder, Left fielder

45
83 62
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
60 65
Kid Nichols is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

47
92 59
Sid Bream is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added First baseman

48
88 52
Brian Jordan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Outfielder

49
73 48
Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Center fielder

50
100 75
Julio Teherán is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher