Ivan Allen Jr. Braves Museum and Hall of Fame

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The 1995 World Series Commissioner's Trophy on display in the museum

The Ivan Allen, Jr. Braves Museum and Hall of Fame (BMHF) was founded in 1999,[1] to honor various players, managers, coaches, executives, and others who have been a part of the Atlanta Braves professional-baseball franchise during its years in Boston (1871–1952), Milwaukee (1953–1965), and/or Atlanta (1966–present).[1] The Museum and Hall of Fame, named after former Atlanta mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., is located in Turner Field on the northwest side at Aisle 134.[1]

Exhibits[edit]

"Braves Hall of Fame"[edit]

The jersey Hank Aaron wore when he broke Babe Ruth's home run record on display in the museum's "Atlanta" exhibit

The Braves Hall of Fame consists of twenty four members who contributed to the franchise during its 138 seasons, whether they were players, managers, broadcasters, or owners.

Braves Hall of Fame members[edit]

"City" Exhibits[edit]

Individual exhibits for the Braves' NL championship seasons as seen in the "Atlanta" exhibit

The museum features three "city" exhibits (for Boston, Milwaukee, and Atlanta) that each feature items and information for the Braves from their times in that respective city. Included in these exhibits are "Babe Ruth as a Brave" and the 1914 World Series exhibit from Boston, a section of an original Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Car and the 1957 World Series exhibit from Milwaukee, and Hank Aaron's 715th home run exhibit and the 1995 World Series exhibit with replica rings and the Commissioner's Trophy from Atlanta.

"Braves in Cooperstown"[edit]

This exhibit features photos of all who played for the Braves franchise who are members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Braves in National Baseball Hall of Fame[edit]

Atlanta Braves Hall of Famers
Affiliation according to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Boston Braves

Earl Averill
Dave Bancroft
Dan Brouthers
John Clarkson*
Jimmy Collins
Hugh Duffy*
Johnny Evers

Burleigh Grimes
Billy Hamilton
Billy Herman
Rogers Hornsby
Joe Kelley
King Kelly
Ernie Lombardi

Rabbit Maranville
Rube Marquard
Tommy McCarthy
Bill McKechnie
Joe Medwick
Kid Nichols*
Jim O'Rourke

Charley Radbourn
Babe Ruth
Frank Selee**
Al Simmons
George Sisler
Casey Stengel
Ed Walsh

Lloyd Waner
Paul Waner
Deacon White
Vic Willis**
George Wright
Harry Wright
Cy Young

Milwaukee Braves

Eddie Mathews

Red Schoendienst
Enos Slaughter

Warren Spahn

Atlanta Braves

Hank Aaron

Orlando Cepeda

Phil Niekro
Gaylord Perry

Bruce Sutter

Hoyt Wilhelm

Players listed in bold are depicted on their Hall of Fame plaques wearing a Braves cap insignia.
* Has no insignia on his cap due to playing at a time when caps bore no insignia.
** Wears no cap.

"The Transformation of Turner Field"[edit]

This exhibit shows how Centennial Olympic Stadium was transformed into Turner Field following the 1996 Summer Olympics.

"Braves Leaderboard"[edit]

This exhibit features a large scoreboard that tracks current players' progress into breaking Braves franchise pitching and hitting records.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Museum and HOF". atlantabraves.mlb.com. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ Rogers, Carroll (July 17, 2009). "Maddux enters Braves' Hall of Fame". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  3. ^ |date=May 10, 2010|url=http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=5180358
  4. ^ "Bobby Cox honored in Atlanta (video)". Atlanta Braves official website. August 13, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-14. 
  5. ^ Bowman, Mark (August 12, 2011). "Cox humbled by entrance into Braves' Hall". MLB.com. Retrieved 2011-08-14. 
  6. ^ "Bobby Cox's No. 6 retired by Braves". FOXNews.com. Associated Press. August 12, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-14. 
  7. ^ Bowman, Mark (June 8, 2012). "Braves give Smoltz team's highest honor". Atlanta Braves official website. Retrieved 2012-10-05. 
  8. ^ Goldman, David. "Braves retire Chipper Jones' No. 10 jersey". AP. SI.com. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 

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