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The Best Atlanta Braves Of All Time

List Rules
Please only rank the players based on their time with the Braves

This is a list of the greatest Atlanta Braves ever, whether top Braves pitchers or top hitters. 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
    1
    Right fielder, Outfielder
    • Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States of America
  • Chipper Jones
    2
    Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman
    • Birthplace: DeLand, Florida, United States of America
  • Greg Maddux
    3
    • Birthplace: San Angelo, Texas, United States of America
  • John Smoltz
    4
    Starting pitcher, Pitcher
    • Birthplace: Warren, Michigan, USA
  • Tom Glavine
    5
    Starting pitcher, Pitcher
    • Birthplace: Concord, Massachusetts, United States of America
  • Dale Murphy
    6
    Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder
    • Birthplace: Portland, Oregon
  • Freddie Freeman
    7
    First baseman
    • Birthplace: Fountain Valley, California
  • Eddie Mathews
    8
    Third baseman
    • Birthplace: Texarkana, Texas
  • Warren Spahn
    9
    Starting pitcher, Pitcher
    • Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States of America
  • Ronald Acuna Jr.
    10
    • Birthplace: La Guaira, Venezuela
  • Bobby Cox
    11
    Manager, Second baseman, Third baseman
    • Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Phil Niekro
    12
    Starting pitcher, Pitcher
    • Birthplace: Blaine, Ohio, United States of America
  • Andruw Jones
    13
    Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
    • Birthplace: Willemstad, Curaçao
  • Fred McGriff
    14
    First baseman
    • Birthplace: Tampa, Florida
  • Ozzie Albies
    15
    Second Baseman
    • David Justice
      16
      Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder
      • Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
    • Javy López
      17
      • Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
    • Brian McCann
      18
      • Birthplace: Athens, Georgia
    • Terry Pendleton
      19
      Third baseman
      • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
    • Ron Gant
      20
      Outfielder, Left fielder
      • Birthplace: Victoria, Texas
    • Craig Kimbrel
      21
      • Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama
    • Bob Horner
      22
      First baseman, Third baseman
      • Birthplace: Junction City, Kansas
    • Tim Hudson
      23
      Starting pitcher, Pitcher
      • Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia
    • Joe Torre
      24
      Manager, Catcher, First baseman
      • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Rafael Furcal
      25
      Second baseman, Shortstop
      • Birthplace: Loma de Cabrera, Dominican Republic