The Braves franchise is one of the oldest in professional baseball, tracing its roots back to 1876. As the Boston Braves, the franchise constructed some excellent teams but won just one World Series in 1914. A move to Milwaukee in 1953 brought newfound success for the franchise. After winning 92 games its first year in Milwaukee, the Braves won their second World Series in 1957 on the back of Hank Aaron and his 44 home runs. Milwaukee returned to the World Series the following season, but lost to the Yankees in seven games. The Braves moved to Atlanta in the mid-1960s, and experienced their greatest success starting in the 1990s, when Bobby Cox was returned to manage the team for a second time. Atlanta reached back-to-back World Series in Cox’s first two years back on the job, but failed to take home the title in either. In 1995 the Braves won their third World Series in franchise history, riding a fearsome starting rotation of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Jon Smoltz. Starting that season, the Braves would win 11 straight NL East titles, winning the one World Series and playing in two more. The Braves have retired the numbers of 10 former players and managers. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Atlanta Braves baseball tickets.
2014 Braves Season Preview
The Atlanta Braves had a very successful season in 2013, winning 96 games as well as the NL East division championship. This year they’re still not the favorites, as many analysts are picking the Washington Nationals to go as far as the World Series. The Braves will use that as motivation going forward, and they’re used to being the underdogs. The lineup is strong from top to bottom, and they’ll need Evan Gattis to replace at least some of the production of Brian McCann, who hightailed it to the Bronx during free agency.
The rotation doesn’t seem to have an ace, but it has been assembled with five quality pitchers and they’ll have Craig Kimbrel to close games out. The Braves will be above .500 this season, but will they be closer to 85 or 100 wins?
Check out our Atlanta Braves Season Preview History page for previews of previous Braves seasons.
Atlanta Braves Baseball at Turner Field Address: 755 Hank Aaron Dr SE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30315
The Braves play their home games at Turner Field, located in Atlanta, Georgia. When filled to capacity, Turner Field holds nearly 50,000 screaming Braves fans. Home to some of the greatest fans in the world, the Atlanta faithful are known for their intimidating tomahawk chops in the direction of the opposition. The Atlanta Braves dugout is on the Turner Field first base line in front of sections 111-117. Turner Field parking information is covered in our Braves event guide.
Braves vs. Mets
Though the rivalry between these two NL East clubs goes back to the 1960s, it only really became heated in the last two decades. With realignment in the early 1990s, these two teams became divisional foes for the first time. By the late 1990s it was clear the Mets and Braves were the class of the division and it led to many contentious battles for supremacy. This has been one of the better matchups in the National League, and both teams are always loaded with star talent.
Braves vs. Cubs
This rivalry is between the two oldest clubs in MLB history. The Braves are first credited with being a major league team all the way back in 1871 and the Cubs came around not too long after in 1874. Both are founding members of the National League and have played over 2000 times since 1901. If you are a fan of history or just love great baseball, this is a rivalry that you don’t want to miss.
Atlanta Braves in the World Series, National League Championship Series and MLB Playoffs
The Atlanta Braves went on a 15-year run that has not been duplicated in Major League Baseball. Other than the strike-shortened season in 1994, the Braves won their division every year starting in 1991. The historic streak ended in 2005 and was highlighted with five NL pennants and a World Series title in 1995. The organization has also won over 17 division titles and will only continue to add to that number in the upcoming years.
Atlanta Braves Event Guide
What time do the gates open prior to a Braves game?
The main gates open 2 and a half hours before the first pitch at Turner Field.
Where are good places to eat before a Braves game?
Barbeque fans should not miss out on trying Daddy D’z BBQ Joynt. One of the best barbeque places in Atlanta, Daddy D’z is only about a mile from Turner field and is usually full of Braves fans before games. If you enjoy trying fresh takes on traditional American food, try Fresh To Order. FTO has great sandwiches, and drink selections. The Varsity is a quick and fun place and is often on the list of food critics in the area. No Atlanta food guide is complete without listing some of the great southern food options in the city. Mary Mac’s Tea Room and Gladys Knight’s Signature Chicken & Waffles are two of the best anywhere. Other good places in the area are Kevin Rathbun Steakhouse, Ria’s Bluebird, and The Vortex Bar and Grill.
Where is the best place to park at Turner Field?
There are a number of great parking options close to Turner Field. The largest parking lots in the area are located just north of the stadium on the east and west sides of Hank Aaron Drive. There are also some good spots on the west side of Central Avenue just north of Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard. If you don’t mind walking there are other parking lots on the north side of Fulton Street just west of 75/85.
Does my child need a ticket to attend the game?
Children 2 years old and younger may enter Turner Field without a ticket but must sit on a parents lap for the duration of the game. It is best practice to bring proof of your child’s age with you to the game to ensure they are allowed to enter.
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