Atlanta Braves

Founded: 1871
Team Owner: Liberty Media
Manager: Fredi González
Team Icon: Hank Aaron
Overall Record: 10,303-10,244
AAA Minor League Affiliate: Gwinnett Braves
World Series Titles: 1914, 1957, 1995
Stadium: Turner Field (1997–present)
Stadium Capacity: 49,586
Previous Ball Parks: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (1966–1996), Milwaukee County Stadium (1953–1965), Braves Field (1915–1952), Fenway Park (1914–1915), South End Grounds (1894–1914), Congress Street Grounds (1894), South End Grounds (1871–1894)
City: Atlanta, GA
Website: www.atlanta.braves.mlb.com
Atlanta Braves

The current Atlanta Braves franchise was originally located in Boston and created by a group of former Cincinnati Red Stockings players in 1871. They didn't get too creative with the name in that they called this new team the Boston Red Stockings. They did eventually change the nickname to the Red Caps, and later to the Beaneaters, due to the area's famous Boston Baked Beans. 

James Gaffney bought the team in 1912, and adopted the nickname Braves for his new team after the Native American symbol used for his Tammany Hall political group Gaffney was associated with. The organization relocated to Milwaukee in 1953, and finally to Atlanta in 1966 but always retained the Braves name.


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