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Atlanta Braves Tickets
Atlanta Braves Tickets
The Braves, founded in Boston in 1876, are one of the oldest teams in baseball still in existence. After more than three-quarters of a century in Boston, the Braves moved to Milwaukee for 13 years before finally settling in Atlanta in 1966. Since that time, the Braves have been one of the most storied teams in all of baseball. Their most famous player, Hank Aaron, broke the record that many people thought was unbreakable: Babe Ruth's 714 career home runs. The Braves would also manage to win 11 consecutive division titles between 1995 and 2005. During this time, they had a starting rotation that was led by three of the best pitchers in baseball history: Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and John Smoltz.
Turner Field, Home to the Atlanta Braves
Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia has been home to the Braves since 1997. Turner Field was originally a stadium built for the opening and closing ceremonies as well as the track and field events of the 1996 Summer Olympics. Named Centennial Olympic Stadium when it was first built, Turner Field has just over 50,097 seats, the fourth-largest seating capacity of all Major League Baseball stadiums. In addition to being the home of the Braves, Turner Field also hosts a yearly football match between the Georgia Bulldogs and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
Atlanta Braves and the National League East
The Braves have won nine National League pennants in their storied past, including two while in Boston, two in Milwaukee, and five so far in Atlanta. The Braves have also won three World Series titles, once for each of the team's three home cities. They are a perennial contenders as they take on division rivals Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, Miami Marlins, and New York Mets.
Atlanta Braves 2012 Team Outlook
If it hadn't been for the Boston Red Sox, the Atlanta Braves would have earned the unwanted distinction of having the worst September collapse of 2011. The Braves blew their 8.5-game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League wild card race during the last month of the season. However, the Braves did not panic this off-season; in fact, they did not do much of anything. Instead, they believe that their current team is good enough to reach the playoffs if they can stay healthy. If young phenoms like Tommy Hanson, Jair Jurrjens, and Jason Heyward can avoid the disabled list, the Braves could very well overcome the disastrous end to the 2011 season and have an excellent year in 2012.