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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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1
961 161
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

2
1,022 170
Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman

3
881 127
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Pitcher

4
690 114
John Smoltz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
641 102
Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
598 149
Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

7
527 131
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

8
477 126
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Third baseman

9
396 101
Phil Niekro is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

10
458 136
Andruw Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

11
447 103
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
First baseman

12
361 105
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
First baseman

13
340 121
David Justice is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

14
350 71
Bobby Cox is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Manager, Second baseman, Third baseman

15
289 115
Javy López is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Catcher

16
291 126
Brian McCann is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Catcher

17
246 88
Terry Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Third baseman

18
226 93
Ron Gant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

19
277 90
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

20
244 115
Tim Hudson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

21
187 93
Steve Avery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
ByronWarfield added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

22
188 98
Bob Horner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
First baseman, Third baseman

23
157 100
Rafael Furcal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Second baseman, Shortstop

24
149 89
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Manager, Catcher, First baseman

25
142 110
Ryan Klesko is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

26
129 96
Mark Lemke is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Second baseman

27
133 68
Otis Nixon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
colanders-d added Outfielder, Center fielder

28
120 103
Glenn Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Second baseman

29
155 153
Jason Heyward is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

30
104 88
Mark Wohlers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

31
117 88
Bruce Sutter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Pitcher

32
85 116
Kevin Millwood is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

33
155 80
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

34
149 86
Andrelton Simmons is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
mkeith.peel added Infielder, Shortstop

35
85 64
Darrell Evans is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
david-choinacky added First baseman, Third baseman

36
108 63
Jeff Blauser is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Shortstop

37
107 56
Andrés Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added First baseman

38
95 75
Felipe Alou is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

39
112 55
Gary Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

40
99 64
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

41
97 55
Marquis Grissom is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Outfielder, Center fielder

42
80 95
Dusty Baker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

43
127 72
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
-1456082551498 added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

44
89 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
78 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
59 64
Kid Nichols is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

47
90 56
Sid Bream is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added First baseman

48
84 51
Brian Jordan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Outfielder

49
98 71
Julio Teherán is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

50
69 47
Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Center fielder