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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
933 156
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

2
992 165
Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman

3
852 122
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Pitcher

4
668 111
John Smoltz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
618 100
Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
581 141
Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

7
512 125
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

8
464 121
Eddie Mathews is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Third baseman

9
387 97
Phil Niekro is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

10
445 129
Andruw Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

11
349 99
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
First baseman

12
431 97
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
First baseman

13
329 117
David Justice is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

14
339 68
Bobby Cox is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Manager, Second baseman, Third baseman

15
284 110
Javy López is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Catcher

16
278 123
Brian McCann is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Catcher

17
239 85
Terry Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Third baseman

18
221 90
Ron Gant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

19
267 87
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

20
238 111
Tim Hudson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

21
181 89
Steve Avery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
ByronWarfield added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

22
183 96
Bob Horner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
First baseman, Third baseman

23
155 97
Rafael Furcal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Second baseman, Shortstop

24
139 107
Ryan Klesko is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

25
146 88
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Manager, Catcher, First baseman

26
127 93
Mark Lemke is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Second baseman

27
119 101
Glenn Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Second baseman

28
132 66
Otis Nixon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
colanders-d added Outfielder, Center fielder

29
152 148
Jason Heyward is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

30
101 86
Mark Wohlers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

31
116 86
Bruce Sutter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Pitcher

32
154 77
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
83 113
Kevin Millwood is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

34
146 83
Andrelton Simmons is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
mkeith.peel added Infielder, Shortstop

35
107 54
Andrés Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added First baseman

36
106 61
Jeff Blauser is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Shortstop

37
82 62
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
93 73
Felipe Alou is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

39
96 53
Marquis Grissom is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Outfielder, Center fielder

40
98 62
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

41
80 92
Dusty Baker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

42
108 53
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
123 70
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
86 71
Rico Carty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
mkeith.peel added Outfielder, Left fielder

45
59 62
Kid Nichols is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

46
89 54
Sid Bream is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
rcdwhiteley added First baseman

47
83 49
Brian Jordan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Outfielder

48
74 60
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 45
Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Center fielder

50
95 69
Julio Teherán is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Atlanta Braves of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher