Atlanta Braves Baseball Tickets

No matter where you live in the country, even if you haven’t been to Turner Field, chances are you’ve seen an Atlanta Braves game. Dubbed “America’s Team” by former owner and broadcasting mogul Ted Turner, any American with a basic cable television package could see every Braves game via Turner’s TBS channel for 30 years. However, Braves history goes all the way back to the professional beginnings of the nation’s pastime and includes a story dotted with baseball icons and a winning dynasty. Walk through the turnstiles and into history by purchasing your Atlanta Braves tickets today!

Team origins
The Braves have gone through many iterations over their 144-year history. Formed in 1871 as the Boston Red Stockings - not to be confused with the American League’s Boston Red Sox - the team joined the National Association of Professional Baseball Players, the precursor to the National League, as one of its nine founding members.

In fact, to make matters even more confusing when it comes to names, the team got its start after Harry Wright, considered by many to be the father of professional baseball, left the Cincinnati Red Stockings for Boston, taking the name and a few players with him. 

Over the decades, the team would switch its name numerous times from the Red Stockings to the Beaneaters and the Bees to the Doves until putting a stop to all the name changes and going back to the Braves in 1941.

Even though the team went through so many monikers and found itself moving from Boston to Milwaukee and then finally to Atlanta in 1966, the team’s origins make it the only one in Major League Baseball to have fielded a team every year of the league’s existence. 

Babe and Hank
Besides its rich early history, the Braves’ organization also featured two of the greatest sluggers of all time, even one that would go on to break the other’s home run record. Babe Ruth finished his baseball career with the Boston Braves in 1935 after seasons with American League teams like the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, and while he didn’t continue his legendary home run streak with the Braves, he did hit one out of the park with his first at bat for the team.

It was Braves’ Hank Aaron who chased and ultimately crushed the Babe’s home run record after the first baseman and right fielder slugged his 715th homer against the Cincinnati Reds in 1974. 

90s dynasty
The Braves earned their nickname as “America’s Team” during arguably their best decade of play. After having the worst record in all of the MLB in 1990, the Braves dominated the National League the following season by clinching the league pennant and going on to face the Minnesota Twins in the World Series. The team would ultimately lose the series, but nothing could deter them, as the team won the 1995 World Series against the Cleveland Indians. The team won five National League pennants during the decade.