Atlanta Braves award winners and league leaders

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This is a list of award winners and league leaders for the Atlanta Braves professional baseball franchise, including its years in Boston (1871–1952) and Milwaukee (1953–1965).

Contents

Award winners[edit]

Most Valuable Player[edit]

Note: This was re-named the Kenesaw Mountain Landis Memorial Baseball Award in 1944.

Cy Young Award[edit]

Rookie of the Year Award[edit]

Note: This was re-named the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award in 1987.

Manager of the Year Award[edit]

See footnote[1]

Gold Glove Award[edit]

Chicago in 1990, 1991, 1992, 2004, 2005, and 2006)

Silver Slugger Award[edit]

Hank Aaron Award[edit]

Comeback Player of the Year Award[edit]

MLB "This Year in Baseball Awards"[edit]

See: This Year in Baseball Awards#Award winners
Note: Voted by fans as the best in all of Major League Baseball (i.e., not two awards, one for each league).

"This Year in Baseball Awards" Pitcher of the Year[edit]

See footnote[2]

"This Year in Baseball Awards" Closer of the Year[edit]

See footnote[2]

"This Year in Baseball Awards" Setup Pitcher of the Year[edit]

See footnote[2]

Roberto Clemente Award[edit]

NL All-Stars[edit]

World Series MVP[edit]

All-Star Game MVP[edit]

Note: This was re-named the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award in 2002.

Major League Baseball All-Century Team (1999)[edit]

DHL Hometown Heroes (2006)[edit]

Note: The nominees were: Chipper Jones, Phil Niekro, John Smoltz, and Warren Spahn.
  • Hank Aaron — voted by MLB fans as the most outstanding player in the history of the franchise, based on on-field performance, leadership quality and character value

Major League Baseball All-Time Team (1997; Baseball Writers' Association of America)[edit]

  • Hank Aaron Right field runner up behind Babe Ruth
  • Warren Spahn Left handed starting pitcher runner up behind Sandy Koufax.
  • Babe Ruth Right field winner
  • Rogers HornsbySecond base winner
  • Warren SpahnRight handed starting pitcher runner up behind Walter Johnson *Casey StengelManager winner Baseball's 100 Greatest Players (1998; The Sporting News)===
See footnote[6]

Hank Aaron 5th

Warren Spahn 21st

Greg Maddux 39th

Eddie Mathews 63rd

Baseball Prospectus "Internet Baseball Awards" Team of the Decade (1999)[edit]

See: Baseball Prospectus Internet Baseball Awards#Team of the Decade (1990–1999)
  • Rotation (top 5 starting pitchers):
  • Pitcher of the Decade:
    • Greg Maddux, Cubs–Braves

Players Choice Awards Player of the Year[edit]

Note: Awarded by fellow major-league players as the Player of the Year in Major League Baseball (not one for each league).

Players Choice Awards NL Outstanding Player[edit]

Players Choice Awards NL Outstanding Pitcher[edit]

Relief Man of the Year Award[edit]

See footnote[2]

Baseball America Rookie of the Year[edit]

Note: Awarded as the Rookie of the Year in Major League Baseball (not one for each league).

Players Choice Awards NL Outstanding Rookie[edit]

Sporting News NL Rookie of the Year Award[edit]

USA Today NL Top Rookie[edit]

Baseball Prospectus Internet Baseball Awards NL Rookie of the Year[edit]

Baseball America All-Rookie Team[edit]

See: Baseball America#Baseball America All-Rookie Team

Topps All-Star Rookie teams[edit]

Players Choice Awards Comeback Player[edit]

Players Choice Awards Marvin Miller Man of the Year[edit]

Main article: Players Choice Award
Note: Awarded by fellow major-league players as the Man of the Year in Major League Baseball (not one for each league).

Lou Gehrig Memorial Award[edit]

Baseball America Manager of the Year[edit]

See: Baseball America#Baseball America Manager of the Year

Team award[edit]

Team records (single-game, single-season, career)[edit]

Minor-league system[edit]

Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year Award[edit]

USA Today Minor League Player of the Year Award[edit]

Other achievements[edit]

National Baseball Hall of Fame[edit]

See: Atlanta Braves#Baseball Hall of Famers

Braves Hall of Fame[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

See: Atlanta Braves#Retired numbers

Ford C. Frick Award (broadcasters)[edit]

See: Atlanta Braves#Ford C. Frick Award recipients (broadcasters)

J. G. Taylor Spink Award (baseball writers)[edit]

Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year[edit]

Main article: Sportsman of the Year
  • Dale Murphy (1987; one of eight "Athletes Who Care" selected that year instead of the usual Sportsman of the Year)

League leaders[edit]

League leader means they led the National League in the particular category. (Not the entire MLB or the American Association (before 1900).)

Wins[edit]

Saves[edit]

E.R.A.[edit]

Strikeouts[edit]

Home runs[edit]

Batting average[edit]

On-base percentage[edit]

Hits[edit]

Stolen bases[edit]

Runs[edit]

  • Dale Murphy 118 (1985)
  • Hank Aaron 113 (1967), 121 (1963), 118 (1957)
  • Felipe Alou 122 (1966)
  • Bill Bruton 112 (1960)
  • Earl Torgeson 120 (1950)

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ In 1936, The Sporting News began The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award. (In 1986, TSN expanded the award to one for each league.) In 1959, the Associated Press began its AP Manager of the Year Award, which was discontinued in 2001. (From 1984 to 2000, the award was given to one manager in all of MLB.) In 1983, MLB began its own Manager of the Year Award (in each league). In 1998, Baseball Prospectus added a Manager of the Year award to its "Internet Baseball Awards" (one per league). In or about 2000, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum began its Charles Isham "C. I." Taylor Legacy Award for "Managers of the Year". In 2003, MLB added a Manager of the Year award (for all of MLB) to its This Year in Baseball Awards. In 2007, the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh began its Chuck Tanner Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award (for all of MLB). (In 2010, it began a separate Chuck Tanner Collegiate Baseball Manager of the Year Award.) Baseball America also has a Manager of the Year award (for all of MLB). USA Today has a Manager of the Year award (one per league).
  2. ^ a b c d MLB appears to have dropped the Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award as an official MLB award, after the 2006 season. Relief Man Award winners (1976-2006). Awards (The Official Site of MLB's Honors and Accolades). MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (MLB.com). Retrieved 2010-06-09. Established in 1976, it does not appear on the MLB.com awards page for the most recent completed season. 2010 Awards. MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2011-08-21. The MLB Delivery Man of the Year Award (initially sponsored by DHL) was first given in 2005 and does appear on the MLB.com awards page for the most recent completed season. Prior to both awards, in 1960, The Sporting News established its Fireman of the Year Award, to recognize the best closer from each league. In 2001, the award was broadened to include all relievers and was re-named The Sporting News Reliever of the Year Award. In 2002, MLB began its This Year in Baseball Awards (TYIB Awards) (for all of MLB, not for each league), including Pitcher of the Year and Setup Man of the Year. In 2004, a Closer of the Year category was added and "Pitcher of the Year" was re-named "Starting Pitcher of the Year". In or about 2000, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum began its Hilton Smith Legacy Award for "Relievers of the Year".
  3. ^ Starting Pitcher of the Year Award. Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved 2011-09-05. Note: Smoltz was a closer in 2002, but the inaugural 2002 TYIB Awards had only two pitching awards: Pitcher of the Year and Setup Man of the Year. In 2004, a Closer of the Year category was added and "Pitcher of the Year" was re-named "Starting Pitcher of the Year".
  4. ^ "2013 GIBBYS – Greatness in Baseball Yearly Awards". MLB Advanced Media LLP. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ Setup Man of the Year Award. Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved 2011-09-05.
  6. ^ Baseball's 100 Greatest Players (The Sporting News). Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 2010-09-23.
  7. ^ Eddy, Matt (October 19, 2010). "Future Big League Stars Highlight All-Rookie Team". Baseball America. Archived from the original on 25 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 
  8. ^ Eddy, Matt (October 21, 2011). "Infield, Pitching Staff Highlight 2011 Rookie Team". Baseball America. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  9. ^ a b The World Series Trophy was first awarded in 1967. In 1985, it was re-named the Commissioner's Trophy. From 1970 to 1984, the "Commissioner's Trophy" was the name of the award given to the All-Star Game MVP.


Achievements
Preceded by
Philadelphia Athletics
1913
World Series Champions
Boston Braves

1914
Succeeded by
Boston Red Sox
1915 and 1916
Preceded by
New York Yankees
1956
World Series Champions
Milwaukee Braves

1957
Succeeded by
New York Yankees
1958
Preceded by
Toronto Blue Jays
1992 and 1993
World Series Champions
Atlanta Braves

1995
Succeeded by
New York Yankees
1996
Achievements
Preceded by
New York Giants
1913
National League Champions
Boston Braves

1914
Succeeded by
Philadelphia Phillies
1915
Preceded by
Brooklyn Dodgers
1947
National League Champions
Boston Braves

1948
Succeeded by
Brooklyn Dodgers
1949
Preceded by
Brooklyn Dodgers
1955 and 1956
National League Champions
Milwaukee Braves

1957 and 1958
Succeeded by
Los Angeles Dodgers
1959
Preceded by
Cincinnati Reds
1990
National League Champions
Atlanta Braves

1991 and 1992
Succeeded by
Philadelphia Phillies
1993
Preceded by
Philadelphia Phillies
1993
National League Champions
Atlanta Braves

1995 and 1996
Succeeded by
Florida Marlins
1997
Preceded by
San Diego Padres
1998
National League Champions
Atlanta Braves

1999
Succeeded by
New York Mets
2000