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The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / The Top 10 Atlanta Braves of All Time

The Top 10 Atlanta Braves of All Time

The Top 10 Atlanta Braves of All Time!
Publish Date: 12/26/2022
Fact checked by: Mark Lewis

Only retired players are considered. This list considers anybody who ever played for the Milwaukee Braves and the Atlanta Braves.

10) Tom Glavine

Glavine ranks fourth on the Braves list in innings pitched with 3,408 and in wins 244. He has 56 complete games and 25 strikeouts. Glavine was known for painting the corners.

Video: Tom Glavine career Braves highlights

Tom Glavine career Braves highlights

 

9) Andruw Jones

Jones hit 368 home runs in an Atlanta Braves uniform. Jones had an incredible run of 10 consecutive Gold Glove Awards during his stay in Atlanta. Jones was one of the greatest all-around center fielders in MLB history.

Video: Andruw Jones BEST and MOST MEMORABLE Braves moments! (19-year-old superstar to 50 HR hitter!)

Andruw Jones BEST and MOST MEMORABLE Braves moments! (19-year-old superstar to 50 HR hitter!)

 

8) Chipper Jones

Among switch hitters, Jones ranks second behind Eddie Murray for career RBI, and he is the only switch hitter in MLB history with a career batting average of at least .300 and 400 or more home runs.

Video: Braves show highlights from Chipper's career

Braves show highlights from Chipper’s career

 

7) John Smoltz

Smoltz accumulated 210 wins as a starter as well as 154 saves as a closer. His 3,011 strikeouts rank him first on the Braves’ all-time list. Smoltz also has a Cy Young Award and is also an eight-time All-Star selection.

Video: John Smoltz career Braves highlights

John Smoltz career Braves highlights

6) Dale Murphy

Murphy hit 398 career home runs. He won consecutive Most Valuable Player Awards (1982-83), the National League’s Silver Slugger Award four straight years (1982-85), and the National League’s Gold Glove Award five straight years from (1982-86).

Video: Atlanta Braves vs San Diego Padres (9-10-1986)

Atlanta Braves vs San Diego Padres (9-10-1986) “Dale Murphy Drives In Two”

5) Phil Niekro

Niekro is third all-time in Braves’ history in wins with 268. He also has 2,912 strikeouts and 44 shutouts, which both rank him second in Braves’ history.

Video: MLB Network remembers Phil Niekro

MLB Network remembers Phil Niekro

4) Greg Maddox

Maddux won 194 of his 355 career wins with the Atlanta Braves. He has 1,828 strikeouts rank him fifth in Braves’ history, and his 2.63 era is also good for fifth. Maddox won an incredible 18 Golden Gloves in his career and goes down as the greatest fielding pitcher of all time.

Video: 8 Minutes of Greg Maddux Being a Human Highlight Reel

8 Minutes of Greg Maddux Being a Human Highlight Reel

3) Eddie Matthews

Matthews ranks as one of the greatest third basemen of all time and he is second in Braves’ history with 493 home runs and is second in RBI with 1,388. Matthews helped to lead the Braves to back-to-back World Series in 1957 and 1958.

Video: WS1957 Gm4: Mathews hits a walk-off homer for Braves

WS1957 Gm4: Mathews hits a walk-off homer for Braves

2) Warren Spahn

Spahn ranks first in a number of categories, which include: innings pitched with 5,046, wins with 356, shutouts with 63, and games started with 635. Spahn ranks as the greatest Braves pitcher ever and that’s saying a lot when you look at the rest of this list.

Video: Warren Spahn's 300th Win - clip 1090

Warren Spahn’s 300th Win – clip 1090

 

1). Hank Aaron

Number one is easy as you have a man with over 3700 career hits and 755 Home runs. Throw in these stats 2,202, at-bats with 11,628, games with 3,076, and total bases with 6,591, and you have the greatest Braves player ever.

Video: Vin Scully calls Hank Aaron's historic 715th home run

Vin Scully calls Hank Aaron’s historic 715th home run

 

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