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|Colors:||Navy blue, scarlet red & white|
|Hall of Famers:||Henry Louis Hank Aaron, James Hoyt Wilhelm, Gaylord Jackson Perry, Philip Henry Phil Niekro, Orlando Manuel Cepeda, Howard Bruce Sutter, Robert Joe Bobby Cox, Thomas Michael Tom Glavine, Anthony Tony La Russa, Gregory Alan Greg Maddux, Joseph Paul Joe Torre, John Andrew Smoltz, Larry Wayne “Chipper” Jones Jr. & Ted Lyle Simmons|
|Hall of Fame Coaches:||John Schuerholz|
|Rivals:||New York Mets|
|Legends:||Andruw Jones, Hank Aaron, Greg Maddox, Chipper Jones, Tom Glavine, Phil Niekro, Eddie Matthews, Warren Spahn, John Smoltz & Dale Murphy|
|Retired Numbers:||11: 3, 6,10, 21, 29, 31, 35, 41, 42, 44 & 47|
|World Series Championships:||3: 1914, 1957 & 1995|
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The Atlanta Braves are the oldest Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise, and they reference themselves as the “oldest continuously operating professional sports franchise in America”, however, their beginnings is one of an interesting tale.
The Atlanta Braves were founded in 1871 but they were in fact established in Boston and for the first few years, they were known as the Boston Red Stockings. That all changed in 1912 when they changed their name to the Boston Braves and two years later they won their first World Series, where they defeated the Philadelphia Athletics.
After four years without the Braves name tag (they were the Boston Bees from 1935-1940), the Braves’ name returned in 1941 and since then it has been a mainstay wherever they went.
By 1953 the team from Boston relocated to Milwaukee where they would stay for 12 years. Four years in their new home and the Braves found the holy grail when they claimed their second World Series title over the New York Yankees to win the 1957 series 4-3, when the Braves finished on top of the National League with 95 wins.
By 1966 the Braves were on the move again this time to their new home Atlanta where they have stayed ever since. It took a few years to settle into their new surroundings as they made the playoffs for the first time under the Atlanta name.
The league introduced four new teams the Kansas City Royals, Montreal Expos, San Diego Padres and the Seattle Pilots. With the incoming expansion teams, it meant that the league had to be divided up into different divisions in both the American League and the National League. The Atlanta Braves were in the National League West and topped their division by winning 93 regular-season games.
Those wins meant the Braves earned a shot in the postseason which consisted of only four teams, however, the Braves crashed out in the National League Championship Series (NLCS) going down to the New York Mets.
It would be more than a decade until the Braves saw another postseason as they would spend the majority of the 70s towards the bottom end of the National League West Division often fluctuating from third spot to fifth spot to sixth spot.
The start of the 1980s wasn’t all that flash either as they finished the season with 50 wins in the 1981 season, which was their lowest win tally since 1935 when they generated only 38 wins.
Nonetheless, the Braves made an extraordinary recovery from the season prior when they finished in first place of the National League West Division in 1982, by winning 89 games in the regular season to earn themselves another postseason chance 12 years later. However, once again they couldn’t handle the pressure as they fell to the St Louis Cardinals in three games.
They would face a further seven years without playoff action, but they were building something special in 1987 when they were involved in a trade with the Detroit Tigers. It would see Braves pitcher Doyle Alexander head to Detroit while the Braves would get John Smoltz in return.
Smoltz turned out to be one of the best pieces of business the Braves have made as he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015. Smoltz was also an eight-time All-Star pitcher, National League Cy Young award winner in 1996, a World Series champion and a NLCS MVP.
The 90s would prove to be one of the most dominant decades for the Braves as they only missed the playoffs once during the 1994 season and appeared in five World Series but only managed to win one of them. After losing back-to-back World Series titles in 1991 and 1992, the Braves finally had a chance to rectify their losses in 1995.
The 1995 season saw the Braves bring in first baseman Fred McGriff who would, later on, be a reliable player for the team. The Braves finished the regular season with a whopping 90 wins in their division (21 wins clear from second-placed New York Mets).
They met the Colorado Rockies in the first round of the playoffs in the National League Division Series (NLDS) where they breezed past them clinching the series 3-1. In the NLCS, the Braves faced the Cincinnati Reds, but that contest didn’t provide any difficulties for the Braves as they swept past the Reds claiming the series 4-0.
The Braves would meet the Cleveland Indians in the World Series. The Braves got off to a flying start clinching the first two games, before the Indians took out game 3 to cause some mini doubts in the minds of Braves fans.
The Braves then clinched game 4 before the Indians hit back in game 5, however, it turned out there was nothing to worry about for Atlanta as they defeated the Indians 1-0 in game 6 to claim their first World Series title since 1957 and their first under the Atlanta Braves name.
The Braves despite winning 96 games in the 1996 season couldn’t become back-to-back World Series champions as they lost the World Series to the New York Yankees going down 4-2.
After crashing out in the NLCS in 1997 and 1998 when they pinched 106 and 103 wins respectively, they finally had another go at the World Series in 1999 where they once again faced the New York Yankees. Unlike the 1996 series, the 1999 series proved to be a one-sided affair as the Yankees claimed the series 4-0.
The Braves continued their winning momentum into the new millennium where they kept making the playoffs from 2000-2005, however, the closest they got to another World Series appearance was in 2001 when they lost the NLCS, as from there they could only go as far as the NLDS.
After spending the best part of four years without any postseason action, they returned in the 2010s, when they finished second in the National League East which earned them a wildcard playoff spot in the 2010 season.
However, once again they crashed out of the NLDS. The Braves then made back-to-back playoff appearances in 2012 and 2013 but after finishing in second spot in 2012 they crashed out in the Wild Card game. They made it one step further in 2013 where they made the NLDS but once again they weren’t able to make the next step.
After crashing out in the NLDS in 2018 and 2019, the Braves finally broke their NLDS hoodoo in 2020 albeit in a shortened season which saw the league play 60 games. The Braves topped the National League East with 35 wins which earned them a spot in the Wild Card series where they defeated the Cincinnati Reds.
The Braves then faced the Miami Marlins in the NLDS, and this time the Braves proved to be too strong for the Miami-based franchise as they swept the series away 3-0 to advance to the NLCS for the first time since 2001. The NLCS proved a series too far for the Braves as the Dodgers won the series 4-3.
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The Atlanta Braves began their 2020 season with +1600 odds to clinch the World Series on July 10. Despite winning their first few games against the New York Mets, where they won the series 2-1, they began their Tampa Rays series with a defeat but even that first game was enough to suggest that the Braves should be taken more seriously as their odds went down to +1200 on July 28.
Throughout the shortened season their odds fluctuated from July to September often going from +1300 to +1200, they reached their highest odds of the season on September 11 when they were at +1500.
However, the games against the Miami Marlins could have had a factor where they only managed to secure one win in that mini-series while also conceding 21 runs, however, they did score a whopping 29 runs to run riot over the Marlins in their final game.
A few days later they dropped to +1200 on September 14 to start their series against Baltimore Orioles, from there their odds plummeted as the Braves took control of the National League East Division and by October 16 they reached their shortest odds of the season when they were valued at +125 in the NLCS game after taking the first two games.
Three days later the Braves moved up to +290 heading into their last NLCS game after the LA Dodgers had won two games in a row. The Braves crashed out to the Dodgers in game seven of the NLCS.
The Braves finished the 2020 MLB season ranked 21st in the league in terms of the run line with a record of 34-38-0, but dropped when they were the home team to 26th place in the league with a record of 13-19-0, they did jump back up to 19th when they were the away side with a record of 14-16-0.
The Braves, however, were the fifth best team when it came to the over / under as they had an overall record of 37-30-5, they were still in fifth place when they were the home team with a record of 17-13-2. When they were on the road they slipped down to sixth with a record of 15-12-3.
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Where do the Atlanta Braves play?
The Atlanta Braves play their home games at Truist Park.
Who owns the Atlanta Braves?
The Atlanta Braves is owned by Liberty Media Corporation who wholly-owned subsidiary Braves Holdings LLC, which indirectly owns the Atlanta Braves.
Have the Atlanta Braves won an MLB World Series?
The Atlanta Braves have won three MLB World Series in 1914,1957 and 1995.
Who is the Atlanta Braves general manager?
Brian Snitker is the manager of the Atlanta Braves.
Do the Atlanta Braves play tonight?
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What is the Atlanta Braves record?
The Atlanta Braves had a 35-25 win-loss record for the 2020 MLB season.
Did the Atlanta Braves win last night?
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How much are the Atlanta Braves worth?
According to Forbes Magazine, the Atlanta Braves are worth $1.8 billion.
Who do the Atlanta Braves play tonight?
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How to watch the Atlanta Braves?
You can watch the Atlanta Braves games on TV channels like Fox Sports South and Fox Sports Southeast and the MLB Network such as MLB.TV.
Will the Atlanta Braves make the playoffs this year?
The Atlanta Braves made the playoffs in 2020 and got as far as the NLCS but lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3.
Will the Atlanta Braves get the 1st pick in the MLB draft?
The Atlanta Braves received the 24th pick in the 2021 MLB draft.
When do the Atlanta Braves play?
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Where did the Atlanta Braves finish the season?
The Atlanta Braves finished the 2020 MLB season in first place in the National League East.
How many games did the Atlanta Braves win?
The Atlanta Braves won 35 games during the 2020 MLB season.
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