The 20 Greatest Atlanta Braves of All-Time

The Atlanta Braves are one of two remaining National League charter franchises. They are the only franchise to have won the World Series in three different cities; Boston (1914), Milwaukee (1957), and Atlanta (1995). With such a long and storied history it’s no surprise they boast a great list of players.

Eligibility for position players requires 1,500 plate appearances, starting pitchers require 100 games started, and relief pitchers require 300 innings pitched.

  1. Hank Aaron
    • Age: 20 – 40
    • Years: 1954 – 1974
    • Position(s): RF, LF, CF, 1B

    Hank Aaron
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    142.13 156 3076 13089 11628 2107 3600 600 96 733 2202 240 1297 1294 .310 .376 .566 .943

  2. Eddie Mathews
    • Age: 20 – 34
    • Years: 1952 – 1966
    • Position(s): 3B, LF

    Eddie Mathews
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    94.37 145 2223 9533 8049 1452 2201 338 70 493 1388 66 1376 1387 .273 .377 .516 .894

  3. Chipper Jones
    • Age: 21, 23 – 40
    • Years: 1993, 1995 – 2012
    • Position(s): 3B, LF

    Chipper Jones
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    85.02 141 2499 10614 8984 1619 2726 549 38 468 1623 150 1512 1409 .303 .400 .529 .930

  4. Greg Maddux
    • Age: 27 – 37
    • Years: 1993 – 2003
    • Position(s): SP

    Greg Maddux
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    66.02 61 363 363 194 88 2.63 2526.2 61 21 0 845 739 383 1828 18.1% 1.05

  5. Phil Niekro
    • Age: 25 – 44, 48
    • Years: 1964 – 1983, 1987
    • Position(s): SP

    Phil Niekro
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    89.87 84 740 595 268 230 3.20 4622.2 226 43 29 1922 1645 1458 2912 15.1% 1.23

  6. Warren Spahn
    • Age: 21, 25 – 43
    • Years: 1942, 1946 – 1964
    • Position(s): SP

    Warren Spahn
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    91.96 83 714 635 356 229 3.05 5046 374 63 29 1912 1710 1378 2493 12.0% 1.19

  7. Andruw Jones
    • Age: 19 – 30
    • Years: 1996 – 2007
    • Position(s): CF, RF

    Andruw Jones
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    60.97 114 1761 7276 6408 1045 1683 330 34 368 1117 138 717 1394 .263 .341 .497 .838

  8. John Smoltz
    • Age: 21 – 32, 34 – 41
    • Years: 1988 – 1999, 2001 – 2008
    • Position(s): SP, RP

    John Smoltz
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    66.97 79 708 466 210 147 3.26 3395 53 16 154 1336 1229 992 3011 21.6% 1.17

  9. Tom Glavine
    • Age: 21 – 36, 42
    • Years: 1987 – 2002, 2008
    • Position(s): SP

    Tom Glavine
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    58.71 83 518 518 244 147 3.41 3408 52 22 0 1428 1291 1177 2091 14.6% 1.30

  10. Dale Murphy
    • Age: 20 – 34
    • Years: 1976 – 1990
    • Position(s): CF, RF, 1B, LF, C

    Dale Murphy
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    46.95 123 1926 8094 7098 1103 1901 306 37 371 1143 160 912 1581 .268 .351 .478 .829

  11. Wally Berger
    • Age: 24 – 31
    • Years: 1930 – 1937
    • Position(s): CF, LF

    Wally Berger
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    36.57 139 1057 4549 4153 651 1263 248 52 199 746 29 346 544 .304 .359 .532 .892

  12. Freddie Freeman
    • Age: 20 – 28
    • Years: 2010 – 2018
    • Position(s): 1B

    Freddie Freeman
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    32.68 136 1188 5011 4356 685 1275 285 20 189 684 37 559 1041 .293 .377 .497 .875

  13. Joe Torre
    • Age: 19 – 27
    • Years: 1960 – 1968
    • Position(s): C, 1B

    Joe Torre
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    33.26 131 1037 4099 3700 470 1087 154 21 142 552 10 334 518 .294 .355 .461 .817

  14. Bob Elliott
    • Age: 30 – 34
    • Years: 1947 – 1951
    • Position(s): 3B

    Bob Elliott
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    26.36 139 718 3047 2588 436 763 145 22 101 466 13 441 278 .295 .396 .484 .881

  15. Rico Carty
    • Age: 23 – 27, 29 – 30, 32
    • Years: 1963 – 1967, 1969 – 1970, 1972
    • Position(s): LF

    Rico Carty
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    23.22 144 829 3098 2746 385 871 137 14 109 451 11 322 375 .317 .387 .496 .884

  16. Tommy Holmes
    • Age: 25 – 34
    • Years: 1942 – 1951
    • Position(s): RF, CF

    Tommy Holmes
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    34.71 123 1289 5525 4956 696 1503 291 47 88 580 40 476 118 .303 .362 .434 .796

  17. David Justice
    • Age: 23 – 30
    • Years: 1989 – 1996
    • Position(s): RF, 1B

    David Justice
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    24.24 133 817 3349 2858 475 786 127 16 160 522 33 452 492 .275 .373 .498 .872

  18. Sid Gordon
    • Age: 32 – 35
    • Years: 1950 – 1953
    • Position(s): LF

    Sid Gordon
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    19.08 140 568 2350 2017 310 582 105 11 100 362 5 306 152 .289 .382 .500 .883

  19. Joe Adcock
    • Age: 25 – 34
    • Years: 1953 – 1962
    • Position(s): 1B

    Joe Adcock
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    26.56 130 1207 4696 4232 564 1206 197 22 239 760 11 377 732 .285 .340 .511 .851

  20. Vic Willis
    • Age: 22 – 29
    • Years: 1898 – 1905
    • Position(s): SP

    Vic Willis
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    29.66 90 206 197 89 109 2.70 1685.1 182 18 3 730 505 483 828 1.23

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One comment

  • Headline states ATLANTA Braves. That disqualifies about 7 of those listed. No Terry Pendleton? Fred McGriff? Brian McCann? Javy Lopez?

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