The Atlanta Braves finished third in the National League East behind the Marlins, and Nationals in the 2017 MLB season. The Braves capped off the year with 72 wins but missed the MLB playoffs for another year. Look for the Braves to make a run at the 2018 MLB Playoffs.
Fans of the Atlanta Braves have seen many historical moments over the years. From three World Series wins (1914, 1957, 1995), to fourteen consecutive division titles from 1991 to 2005, to some of the best player’s professional baseball has to offer in Hank Aaron, Chipper Jones, Dale Murphy, and manager Bobby Cox. Thousands of Braves fans have bought tickets over the years to see these All Stars in action.
The “Braves” name originates from a term for a Native American warrior. It was first used in the 1912 season. They are often referred to as “America’s Team” in reference to the team’s games being broadcast nationally on TBS from the 1970s until 2007, giving the team a nationwide fan base and high season ticket holder number.
One of the greatest ballplayers to ever wear an Atlanta Braves uniform was “Hammerin’” Hank Aaron. Aaron started off in the Negro League and eventually made his way to the Milwaukee Braves. While hitting an average of .305 over his career Aaron went on to be baseball’s “Home Run King”. Aaron broke the record on April 8, 1974, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He finished his career with 755 home runs and represented the Atlanta Braves in the All-Star Game for 21 consecutive years.
The Braves move into SunTrust Park in Cobb Country, GA in 2017, and tickets will go fast to see this historic ball club in action.