Stadium Guide by Baseball Tripper
To much surprise, the Atlanta Braves are actually one of the oldest franchises in the history of Major League Baseball when they first became a part of the national league in 1871. As for its history, the team began in Boston known as the Boston Red Stockings, not the Boston Red Sox that we all know today. They then switched to the name of the Boston Braves but they went to Milwaukee before eventually landing in Atlanta where they play today. They were in Milwaukee for a span of 15 years, which is why the Milwaukee Brewers were eventually made in the city to bring baseball back to the city and state as a whole for that matter. According to the Atlanta Braves organization, they consider themselves to be the longest and oldest continuously operating sports franchise in all of the United States.
The Braves organization was a host to many historic teams over the years especially within a stretch of a decade from the 1990’s to the early 2000’s. It was at this point where they won the NL East division title a record fourteen times in a row which is still a record that stands to this day. They also had arguably the best pitching rotation in all of MLB history with the aces of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and John Smoltz all of whom were Cy Young award winners and now Hall of Fame members. The Braves also made it to the World Series a total of five times during this span, but they only won the title once amounting for a record of 1-4 over this stretch. They were also a host to Chipper Jones who is one of the best third baseman and best switch hitters in all of MLB history. He played a total of 19 seasons for the Braves, spending his entire career with the team.