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The Atlanta Braves franchise can trace its history back to the Boston Red Stockings, who played professional baseball in the 1870s. Over the course of that time, the Braves have made the postseason on several occasions.
This postseason profile provides fans of the Braves with information on their team's playoff history.
Name: Atlanta Braves
Stadium: Turner Field
Current Location: Atlanta, Ga.
Past Locales: Boston and Milwaukee
Past Names: Red Stockings, Beaneaters, Doves, Rustlers, and Bees
Traditions: Tomahawk chop
Overall: 21 playoff appearances, 17 pennants, 3 World Series wins
As Atlanta Braves: 17 postseason appearances, 5 pennants, 1 World Series win (lost in the World Series 4 times)
Record in Playoffs (since 1903): 77 wins and 82 losses
World Series Appearances: 1914 (won), 1948 (lost), 1957 (won), 1958 (lost), 1991 (lost), 1992 (lost), 1995 (won), 1996 (lost), 1999 (lost)
Interesting Fact: During the Atlanta Braves' early years (as the Boston Red Stockings and the Boston Beaneaters), the team won several pennants without having to play in a postseason game.
Interesting Fact: Major League Baseball does not count postseason games, which occurred before the first World Series in 1903, as official playoff games.
Postseason Legends: Bill James (pitcher), Dick Rudolph (pitcher), Hank Gowdy (catcher), Fred Haney (general manager), Hank Aaron (outfielder), Lew Burdette (pitcher), John Smoltz (pitcher), Tom Glavine (pitcher), Greg Maddux (pitcher), Mark Wohlers (pitcher), Chipper Jones (third base), David Justice (outfielder), Bobby Cox (manager)
1914 World Series Win: The Boston Braves went from last in the National League in mid-July of the 1914 season to world champions. The Braves swept the Philadelphia Athletics (4-0) in the World Series. The Braves were led by starting pitchers Bill James and Dick Rudolph. These two individuals started in all four of the Braves' games and went 4-0. Braves catcher Hank Gowdy batted an amazing .454 during the series with a home run and three RBIs.
1957 World Series Win: The Milwaukee Braves bested the New York Yankees in seven games to become world champions. Lew Burdette and Hank Aaron were the stars of this World Series. Burdette pitched three complete games. He won all three of the contests, recording two shutouts. Hank Aaron led all Braves batters with a .393 average, three home runs, and seven RBIs.
1995 World Series: The Atlanta Braves bested the Cleveland Indians in six games. Pitcher Tom Glavine and outfielder David Justice were the stars of this World Series. Glavine went 2-0, including pitching a shutout in the decisive Game 6. Justice's home run accounted for the only score in that final game.
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1. Photographer: DB King
Title/Description: Georgia State Capitol Dome and the former Atlanta Stadium in the distance
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The author has followed Major League Baseball for many years and is a fan of the Atlanta Braves.
-- Anthony Hopper
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