28 Facts About The Atlanta Braves

1. In 2018, The Atlanta Braves made a subtle color change to the primary logo.

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2. In 1985, The Atlanta Braves made a small script change to the logo.

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3. On November 13, 2017, The Atlanta Braves announced Alex Anthopoulos as the new general manager and executive vice president.

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4. The Atlanta Braves was placed on Administrative Leave by Major League Baseball and was placed on the Braves Restricted List until further disciplinary action is given.

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5. The Atlanta Braves would end up purchasing the Major League contract of Francoeur.

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6. On November 11, 2013, The Atlanta Braves announced that they would vacate Turner Field for a new stadium in Cobb County, in the northwest suburbs outside of Atlanta in 2017.

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7. The Atlanta Braves opened up a 15-game lead on the Washington Nationals in the National League East on September 3, 2013, riding that lead en route to its first division title since 2005, the last of 14 straight division titles.

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8. The Atlanta Braves served as a staple of the Braves franchise for 19 years before announcing his retirement at the beginning of the 2012 season.

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9. The Atlanta Braves was honored before 51,300 fans at Turner Field in Atlanta.

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10. The Atlanta Braves witnessed the emergence of rookie pitcher Julio Teheran after much hype during Spring training.

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11. The Atlanta Braves lost many key players through trades or free agency, including pitcher Derek Lowe, shortstop Alex Gonzalez, and outfielder Nate McLouth.

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12. In 2012, The Atlanta Braves began their 138th season after an upsetting end to the 2011 season.

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13. The Atlanta Braves entered the final month of the regular season 25 games above.

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14. The Atlanta Braves led the National League Wild Card standings for much of the 2011 season, with the division-rival Philadelphia Phillies firmly in control of first place in the National League East.

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15. The Atlanta Braves started the 2010 season slowly and had a nine-game losing streak in April.

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16. The Atlanta Braves are one of only two Major League Baseball teams under majority corporate ownership; the other team is the Toronto Blue Jays (owned by Canadian media conglomerate Rogers Communications).

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17. In 2005, The Atlanta Braves won the Division championship for the 14th consecutive time from 1991 to 2005.

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18. In 1993, The Atlanta Braves signed Cy Young Award winning pitcher Greg Maddux from the Chicago Cubs, leading many baseball insiders to declare the team's pitching staff the best in baseball.

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19. The Atlanta Braves promoted 22-year-old slugger Dale Murphy into the starting lineup.

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20. The Atlanta Braves produced batting champions in Rico Carty and Ralph Garr (in 1974).

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21. The Atlanta Braves were mediocre as the 1960s began, with an inflated win total fed by the expansion New York Mets and Houston Colt.

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22. The Atlanta Braves could not run, and his fielding was so terrible that three of the Braves' pitchers threatened to go on strike if Ruth were in the lineup.

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23. The Atlanta Braves was granted the title of assistant manager, and was to be consulted on all of the Braves' deals.

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24. The Atlanta Braves finally managed to be competitive in 1933 and 1934 under manager Bill McKechnie, but Fuchs' revenue was severely depleted due to the Great Depression.

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25. On July 4, 1914, The Atlanta Braves lost both games of a doubleheader to the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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26. The Atlanta Braves are the only Major League Baseball franchise to have won the World Series in three different home cities.

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27. The Atlanta Braves advanced to the World Series five times in the 1990s, winning the title in 1995.

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28. The Atlanta Braves have agreed to move their spring training home to North Port, Florida in 2019.

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