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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
917 155
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

2
974 161
Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman

3
838 119
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Pitcher

4
657 107
John Smoltz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
612 97
Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
574 138
Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

7
508 123
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

8
384 92
Phil Niekro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

9
458 119
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Third baseman

10
442 125
Andruw Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

11
427 93
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
First baseman

12
342 96
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
First baseman

13
325 115
David Justice is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

14
336 64
Bobby Cox is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Manager, Second baseman, Third baseman

15
283 107
Javy López is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Catcher

16
278 119
Brian McCann is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Catcher

17
238 80
Terry Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Third baseman

18
218 88
Ron Gant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

19
264 86
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

20
238 109
Tim Hudson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

21
180 87
Steve Avery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
ByronWarfield added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

22
181 94
Bob Horner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
First baseman, Third baseman

23
154 96
Rafael Furcal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Second baseman, Shortstop

24
139 104
Ryan Klesko is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

25
145 87
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Manager, Catcher, First baseman

26
127 91
Mark Lemke is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Second baseman

27
118 99
Glenn Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Second baseman

28
129 64
Otis Nixon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
colanders-d added Outfielder, Center fielder

29
100 83
Mark Wohlers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

30
151 146
Jason Heyward is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

31
116 84
Bruce Sutter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Pitcher

32
151 73
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
82 110
Kevin Millwood is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

34
145 81
Andrelton Simmons is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
mkeith.peel added Infielder, Shortstop

35
106 52
Andrés Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added First baseman

36
105 59
Jeff Blauser is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Shortstop

37
79 59
Darrell Evans is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
david-choinacky added First baseman, Third baseman

38
95 51
Marquis Grissom is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Outfielder, Center fielder

39
92 71
Felipe Alou is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

40
96 60
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

41
78 90
Dusty Baker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

42
104 51
Gary Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

43
121 67
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
85 69
Rico Carty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
mkeith.peel added Outfielder, Left fielder

45
58 60
Kid Nichols is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

46
88 52
Sid Bream is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added First baseman

47
81 47
Brian Jordan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Outfielder

48
73 58
Ralph Garr is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
mkeith.peel added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

49
68 43
Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Center fielder

50
94 66
Julio Teherán is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher