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The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time  

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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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Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder
2
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Pitcher
3
Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman
4
John Smoltz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
5
Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
6
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
7
Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder
8
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Third baseman
9
Phil Niekro is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
10
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
First baseman
11
Andruw Jones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
12
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
First baseman
13
Bobby Cox is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Manager, Second baseman, Third baseman
14
Brian McCann is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Catcher
15
David Justice is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder
16
Javy López is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Catcher
17
Terry Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Third baseman
18
Ron Gant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder
19
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher
20
Tim Hudson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
21
Bob Horner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
First baseman, Third baseman
22
Steve Avery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
ByronWarfield added Starting pitcher, Pitcher
23
Rafael Furcal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Second baseman, Shortstop
24
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Manager, Catcher, First baseman
25
Ryan Klesko is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman