Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon
news

Braves All-Time Lists & Trivia arrow-downArrow Down icon Arrow Up icon

Truist Park's biggest moments ... so far

@mlbbowman
January 25, 2021

ATLANTA -- Julio Teheran threw the first pitch and Ender Inciarte recorded many of the other “firsts” when the Braves opened Truist Park (then going by a different name) with a 5-2 win over the Padres on April 14, 2017. Through the first four seasons of this stadium’s existence, the

Hank Aaron's most memorable moments

@goodforball
January 22, 2021

Hank Aaron combined consistency with productivity as nobody else has. Aaron, who died Friday at age 86, was the game’s ultimate offensive force for much of his 23-year Major League career and from 1974-2007 held the title as baseball’s all-time home run leader. He topped 100 runs scored and recorded

5 best pitching displays in Braves history

@mlbbowman
January 18, 2021

ATLANTA -- Having had the pleasure of employing numerous Hall of Fame pitchers during a majority of their respective careers, the Braves have witnessed their fair share of great pitching performances. Some have created history during the regular season, while others have further enriched the franchise’s collection of great postseason

These are the 5 best games by Braves hitters

@mlbbowman
January 11, 2021

ATLANTA -- Hank Aaron is regarded by some to be the greatest offensive performer in baseball history, and Chipper Jones will forever stand as one of the greatest switch-hitters the game has seen. But neither of them cracked this list of the top five single-game hitting performances in Braves history.

The Braves' all-time single-season team

@mlbbowman
January 4, 2021

ATLANTA -- As you go through Braves history, you can debate whether any of Chipper Jones’ seasons trumped the great ones produced by fellow Hall of Famer Eddie Mathews. You should also remember that Hank Aaron produced MVP-caliber seasons as a right fielder, center fielder and first baseman. It's all

Best Braves player to wear each uni number

@mlbbowman
December 28, 2020

ATLANTA -- Did you know that Freddie Freeman is wearing Hank Aaron’s first number and that Brian McCann wore the number first assigned to both Chipper Jones and Warren Spahn? These are just a couple of facts found while attempting to determine which Braves player was the best to wear

Knuckleball paved Phil Niekro's path to Hall

@goodforball
December 27, 2020

For many hitters, using a bat to try to get a hit off Phil Niekro was a farce. Taking a fly swatter to the batter's box would have worked just as well. Niekro, who died Saturday at 81, excelled by using the elusive knuckleball, a pitch that is becoming extinct

Ranking Braves' 5 best pitching campaigns

@mlbbowman
December 14, 2020

ATLANTA -- When compiling a list of the greatest seasons ever recorded by a Braves pitcher, you are immediately reminded of the fact that over the course of two seasons, Greg Maddux constructed two of the greatest seasons the baseball world has ever seen. Going all the way back to

Every Rule 5 Draft pick in Braves history

@mlbbowman
December 10, 2020

As the past two decades have evolved, Johan Santana, Dan Uggla, Shane Victorino and Ender Inciarte are among those who have continued to prove teams can still find value in players taken during the Rule 5 Draft. • How the Rule 5 Draft works With that being said, a quick

The Braves' 5 biggest Winter Meetings deals

@mlbbowman
December 7, 2020

By bringing baseball’s top executives to the same location on an annual basis, the Winter Meetings have created an environment that has led to the completion of some of the most notable transactions in the game’s history. Here is a look at the top five moves the Braves have made

Which Brave has the best offensive season?

@mlbbowman
November 30, 2020

When constructing a list of the top five seasons ever produced by a Braves position player, one of the challenges is determining how many of Hank Aaron’s greatest seasons to include. Aaron accounts for two of the top four OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging percentage) marks ever produced in franchise

5 best Braves not in the Hall of Fame

@mlbbowman
November 16, 2020

As Chipper Jones, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, Bobby Cox and John Schuerholz were being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame within a five-year span (2014-18), Wade Boggs playfully said it might be time for a Braves wing to be built in Cooperstown. With Hank Aaron, Warren

14 division titles: Schuerholz is Braves' best GM

@mlbbowman
June 23, 2020

ATLANTA -- Over the past few months we have constructed stories to stir debates about who was the best to play each position in Braves history. But there certainly isn’t any argument over who has been the franchise’s best manager or general manager. • Braves' All-Time Around the Horn Team:

Braves' best skipper is undoubtedly Bobby Cox

@mlbbowman
June 16, 2020

ATLANTA -- We have spent the past couple of months ranking the top five Braves of all time at each position. But instead of compiling a similar list of the top managers in franchise history, it seems more productive to provide a few reminders that Bobby Cox was not the

Better than you remember: Julio Franco

@williamfleitch
June 13, 2020

While we’re waiting for baseball to come back, we are making do. So once a week, inspired by the late Deadspin’s “Let’s Remember Some Guys” series, we will take a look at one player in baseball history, why he was great, why he mattered, why we should hang on to

Braves' Top 5 relievers: Bowman's take

@mlbbowman
June 8, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Braves' Top 5 lefty starters: Bowman's take

@mlbbowman
June 2, 2020

ATLANTA -- No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are

Braves' Top 5 righty starters: Bowman's take

@mlbbowman
May 26, 2020

ATLANTA -- No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are

Braves' best bench players: Bowman's take

@mlbbowman
May 19, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. For bench players, we deviate

Better than you remember: Terry Pendleton

@williamfleitch
May 16, 2020

While we’re waiting for baseball to come back, we are making do. So once a week, inspired by the late Deadspin’s “Let’s Remember Some Guys” series, we will take a look at one player in baseball history, why he was great, why he mattered and why we should hang on

Braves' Top 5 right fielders: Bowman's take

@mlbbowman
May 12, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Braves' Top 5 center fielders: Bowman's take

@mlbbowman
May 5, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Braves' Top 5 left fielders: Bowman's take

@mlbbowman
April 28, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Braves' Top 5 shortstops: Bowman's take

@mlbbowman
April 21, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Braves' Top 5 third basemen: Bowman's take

@mlbbowman
April 13, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun