Manager: Brian Snitker
Team Icon: Hank Aaron
AAA Minor League Affiliate: Gwinnett Stripers
World Series Titles: 1914, 1957, 1995, 2021
Stadium: Truist Park (2017–present)
Previous Ball Parks:
Turner Field (1997–2016), 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)
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, however, eventually change the nickname to the Red
Caps, and later to the Beaneaters, due to the area's famous Boston Baked Beans. They would easily be my favorite team today if they had the cajones to stick with Beaneaters as their moniker.
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 which Gaffney was associated with. The organization relocated to Milwaukee in 1953, and finally to Atlanta in 1966, but always retained the Braves
name. That being said, we can still dream for a day when there will be a team named Beaneaters gracing the major leagues once again.
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