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The Best Atlanta Braves Of All Time

Updated March 5, 2020 45.4k votes 4.6k voters 92.7k views106 items

List RulesPlease 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 Aaron1
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    Hank Aaron

    Right fielder, Outfielder

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama, United States of America

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    #33 of 39 Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball#991 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time

  • Greg Maddux2
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    BirthplaceSan Angelo, Texas, United States of America

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    #20 of 25 Longest Pitching Streaks in Baseball #107 of 115 The Funniest Professional Athletes

  • Chipper Jones3
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    Chipper Jones

    Outfielder, Left fielder

    BirthplaceDeLand, Florida, United States of America

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    #5 of 120 The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time#2 of 15 The Best First Overall MLB Draft Picks Ever

  • Tom Glavine4
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    Tom Glavine

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceConcord, Massachusetts, United States of America

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    #50 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#25 of 32 The Greatest Hitting Pitchers in Baseball History

  • John Smoltz5
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    John Smoltz

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceWarren, Michigan, United States of America

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    #87 of 146 The Best Boston Red Sox Of All Time#8 of 219 The Greatest Relief Pitchers of All Time

  • Eddie Mathews6
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    Eddie Mathews

    Third baseman

    BirthplaceTexarkana, Texas

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    #80 of 158 The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time#5 of 34 The Best Athletes Who Wore #41

  • Freddie Freeman7
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    Freddie Freeman

    First baseman

    BirthplaceFountain Valley, California

  • Warren Spahn8
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    Warren Spahn

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, United States of America

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    #12 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame#417 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

  • Dale Murphy9
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    Dale Murphy

    Right fielder, Outfielder

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

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    #27 of 107 College & Professional Athletes Who Were Raised Mormon#22 of 174 The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time

  • Phil Niekro10
    808
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    Phil Niekro

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceBlaine, Ohio, United States of America

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    #61 of 85 Great Athletes Who Waited Too Long To Retire#9 of 49 The Best Pitchers In Atlanta Braves History

  • Bobby Cox11
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    Bobby Cox

    Manager, Second baseman

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

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    #8 of 44 The Best MLB Managers of All Time#78 of 84 Celebrities Who Have Been Charged With Domestic Abuse

  • Andruw Jones12
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    Andruw Jones

    Designated hitter, Right fielder

    BirthplaceWillemstad, Netherlands

  • Fred McGriff13
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    Fred McGriff

    First baseman

    BirthplaceTampa, Florida

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    #51 of 150 The Greatest First Basemen of All Time#55 of 316 The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time

  • David Justice14
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    David Justice

    Right fielder, Outfielder

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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    #78 of 177 The Best Cleveland Indians Of All Time#56 of 85 The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time

  • Brian McCann15
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    BirthplaceAthens, Georgia, USA

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    #222 of 708 The Best Hitters in Baseball History#173 of 273 The Top Current Baseball Players

  • Javy López16
    616
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    BirthplacePonce, Puerto Rico

  • Terry Pendleton17
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    Terry Pendleton

    Third baseman

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

  • Craig Kimbrel18
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    BirthplaceHuntsville, Alabama

  • Ron Gant19
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    Ron Gant

    Outfielder, Left fielder

    BirthplaceVictoria, Texas

  • Bob Horner20
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    Bob Horner

    First baseman, Third baseman

    BirthplaceJunction City, Kansas

  • Tim Hudson21
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    Tim Hudson

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceColumbus, Georgia

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    #226 of 511 The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame#118 of 197 The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

  • Joe Torre22
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    Joe Torre

    Manager, Catcher

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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    #21 of 149 The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time#50 of 53 53 Celebrities Who Own Horses

  • Rafael Furcal23
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    Rafael Furcal

    Second baseman, Shortstop

    BirthplaceLoma de Cabrera, Dominican Republic

  • Steve Avery24
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    Steve Avery

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceTrenton, Michigan

  • Andrés Galarraga25
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    Andrés Galarraga

    First baseman

    BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela

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