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The Atlanta Braves have been based in Atlanta, Georgia since the year
1966. They a professional major league baseball team that competes in the
National League’s Eastern Division. Between the years of 1991 and 2005,
the Atlanta Braves won their division each year. It is the longest record
of any North American professional sport. In addition, the Atlanta Braves
have the distinction of having won over a dozen divisional titles, nine
pennants, and three World Series.

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The Atlanta Braves have been based in Atlanta, Georgia since the year
1966. They a professional major league baseball team that competes in the
National League’s Eastern Division. Between the years of 1991 and 2005,
the Atlanta Braves won their division each year. It is the longest record
of any North American professional sport. In addition, the Atlanta Braves
have the distinction of having won over a dozen divisional titles, nine
pennants, and three World Series.

The history of the Braves dates back to the year 1871 when a charter
National Association team, the Boston Red Stockings, was founded. In
1876, it became a charter of the National League. It has remained a part
of the league ever since, thus establishing the argument that the Braves
are the longest running sports team in all of American sports.

Some even trace the Braves’ history all the way back to baseball’s first
professional team, the Cincinnati Red Stockings. Upon the formation of
the National Association, the backers of the Cincinnati team were
unwilling to field a team in the new league. As a result, Red Stockings
player and manager Harry Wright left, taking three of the team’s best
players with him. They relocated to Boston and kept their nickname.

Between the years of 1912 and 1952, the team was known as the Boston
Braves. From 1953 to 1965, they were the Milwaukee Braves. Before 1912,
the team in Boston had many nicknames that weren’t official. These
included Red Caps, Red Stockings, Beaneaters, Doves, and Rustlers (after
John Rustler owned the team.).

In the mid 1930s, after several poor seasons and bankruptcy, the team’s
new owner, Bob Quinn, asked a crew of sports journalists to choose a new
name for the team, hoping to revive their luck. They chose Bees, although
the name never really caught on. Quinn was not even very enthusiastic,
although the team members’ uniforms featured a giant letter B. From the
year 1941, the team used the name Braves.

The Atlanta Braves are currently owned by Time Warner, although they are
up for sale. The current roster includes such players as Manny Acosta and
Brian McCann.

				
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