List of Atlanta Braves seasons

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Turner Field, home field of the Braves since the 1997 season

The Atlanta Braves have completed 143 years of professional baseball, the most in Major League Baseball. Through 2013, the Braves have played 20,831 games in both the National League and the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players, winning 10,449 games and losing 10,221 games, for a winning percentage of .505. In MLB play, the team has a record of 10,224-10,161 through the 2013 season.[1]

The team was founded in 1871 as the Boston Red Stockings and was one of the nine charter members of National Association of Professional Base Ball Players. The team changed its name to the Boston Red Caps in 1876 when it joined the National League. The team changed its name a few more times in the late 1800s and early 1900s before settling on the Braves name in 1912. In 1953, the team moved to Milwaukee. After 13 seasons in Milwaukee, the Braves moved again to their current city, Atlanta.[2] The team has played in their current stadium Turner Field since 1997.[3]

The Braves have experienced several periods of success. The team was very dominant in the late 19th century, when it was known as the Boston Beaneaters, winning four of the five National Association of Professional Base Ball Players championships and 8 National League pennants. In Milwaukee, the team never had a losing season. From 1991–2005 the Braves were one of the most successful franchises in baseball, winning 14 consecutive division titles (omitting the strike-shortened 1994 season in which there were no official division champions) and 5 National League pennants.[1] In the 2011 season, the Braves became the third team to win 10,000 MLB games.[4] In addition, the franchise has won 3 World Series - one in Boston, one in Milwaukee and one in Atlanta.[1]

In addition, the Braves have experienced periods of futility. The team had 11 straight losing seasons from 1903 through 1913. During the 1920s and 1930s, the Braves experienced numerous losing seasons, including having the fourth worst record in MLB history in the 1935 season.[1] In the 2011 season, the Braves became the second franchise to lose 10,000 MLB games.[5]

This article lists the results of every season of the franchise, including the team's years in Boston and Milwaukee.

Table key[edit]

CYA
Cy Young Award
MLB season
Each year is linked to an article about that particular MLB season
MOY
National League Manager of the Year Award
NLCS
National League Championship Series
NLDS
National League Division Series
MVP
Most Valuable Player Award
ROY
Rookie of the Year
Team season
Each year is linked to an article about that particular Braves season
WSMVP
World Series Most Valuable Player Award

Year by year[edit]

World Series champions
(1903–present)
League Champions
(1871–present)
Division champions
(1969–present)
Wild Card berth
(1994–present)
MLB
season
Team
season
League[1] Division[1] Regular season Postseason Awards[6]
Finish[a] Wins[b] Losses Win% GB[c]
Boston Red Stockings
1871 1871 NA 3rd 20 10 .667 2
1872 1872 NA 1st 39 8 .830
1873 1873 NA 1st 43 16 .729
1874 1874 NA 1st 52 18 .743
1875 1875 NA 1st 71 8 .899
Boston Red Caps
1876 1876 NL 4th 39 31 .557 15
1877 1877 NL 1st 42 18 .700
1878 1878 NL 1st 41 19 .683
1879 1879 NL 2nd 54 30 .643 5
1880 1880 NL 6th 40 44 .476 26.5
1881 1881 NL 6th 38 45 .458 17.5
1882 1882 NL 3rd 45 39 .536 10
Boston Beaneaters
1883 1883 NL 1st 63 35 .643
1884 1884 NL 2nd 73 38 .658 10.5
1885 1885 NL 5th 46 66 .411 41
1886 1886 NL 5th 56 61 .479 30.5
1887 1887 NL 5th 61 60 .504 16.5
1888 1888 NL 4th 70 64 .522 15.5
1889 1889 NL 2nd 83 45 .648 1
1890 1890 NL 5th 76 57 .571 12
1891 1891 NL 1st 87 51 .630
1892 1892 NL 1st 102 48 .680 Won Championship Series vs. Cleveland Spiders, 5-0
1893 1893 NL 1st 86 43 .667
1894 1894 NL 3rd 83 49 .629 8
1895 1895 NL 6th 71 60 .542 16.5
1896 1896 NL 4th 74 57 .565 17
1897 1897 NL 1st 93 39 .705 Lost Temple Cup to Baltimore Orioles, 4-1
1898 1898 NL 1st 102 47 .685
1899 1899 NL 2nd 95 57 .625 8
1900 1900 NL 4th 66 72 .478 17
1901 1901 NL 5th 69 69 .500 20.5
1902 1902 NL 3rd 73 64 .533 29
1903 1903 NL 6th 58 80 .420 32
1904 1904 NL 7th 55 98 .359 51
1905 1905 NL 7th 51 103 .331 54.5
1906 1906 NL 8th 49 102 .325 66.5
Boston Doves
1907 1907 NL 7th 58 90 .392 47
1908 1908 NL 6th 63 91 .409 36
1909 1909 NL 8th 45 108 .294 65.5
1910 1910 NL 8th 53 100 .346 50.5
Boston Ruslters
1911 1911 NL 8th 44 107 .291 54
Boston Braves
1912 1912 NL 8th 52 101 .340 52
1913 1913 NL 5th 69 82 .457 31.5
1914 1914 NL 1st 94 59 .614 Won World Series vs. Philadelphia Athletics, 4-0 Johnny Evers (MVP)
1915 1915 NL 2nd 83 69 .546 7
1916 1916 NL 3rd 89 63 .586 4
1917 1917 NL 6th 72 81 .471 25.5
1918 1918 NL 7th 53 71 .427 28.5
1919 1919 NL 6th 57 82 .410 38.5
1920 1920 NL 7th 62 90 .408 30
1921 1921 NL 4th 79 74 .516 15
1922 1922 NL 8th 53 100 .346 39.5
1923 1923 NL 7th 54 100 .351 41.5
1924 1924 NL 8th 53 100 .346 40
1925 1925 NL 5th 70 83 .458 25
1926 1926 NL 7th 66 86 .434 22
1927 1927 NL 7th 60 94 .390 34
1928 1928 NL 7th 50 103 .327 34
1929 1929 NL 8th 56 98 .364 43
1930 1930 NL 6th 70 84 .455 22
1931 1931 NL 7th 64 90 .416 37
1932 1932 NL 5th 77 77 .500 13
1933 1933 NL 4th 83 71 .539 9
1934 1934 NL 4th 78 73 .517 16
1935 1935 NL 8th 38 115 .248 61.5
Boston Bees
1936 1936 NL 6th 71 83 .461 21
1937 1937 NL 5th 79 73 .520 16
1938 1938 NL 5th 77 75 .507 12
1939 1939 NL 7th 63 88 .417 32.5
1940 1940 NL 7th 65 87 .428 34.5
Boston Braves
1941 1941 NL 7th 62 92 .403 38
1942 1942 NL 7th 59 89 .403 44
1943 1943 NL 6th 68 85 .444 36.5
1944 1944 NL 6th 65 89 .422 36.5
1945 1945 NL 6th 67 85 .441 30
1946 1946 NL 4th 81 72 .529 15.5
1947 1947 NL 3rd 86 68 .558 8 Bob Elliott (MVP)
1948 1948 NL 1st 91 62 .595 Lost World Series to Cleveland Indians, 2-4 Alvin Dark (ROY)
1949 1949 NL 4th 75 79 .487 22
1950 1950 NL 4th 83 71 .539 8 Sam Jethroe (ROY)
1951 1951 NL 4th 76 78 .494 20.5
1952 1952 NL 7th 64 89 .418 32
Milwaukee Braves
1953 1953 NL 2nd 92 62 .597 13
1954 1954 NL 3rd 89 65 .578 8
1955 1955 NL 2nd 85 69 .552 13.5
1956 1956 NL 2nd 92 62 .597 1
1957 1957 NL 1st 95 59 .617 Won World Series vs. New York Yankees, 4-3 Hank Aaron (MVP)
Warren Spahn (CYA)
Lew Burdette (WSMVP)[7]
1958 1958 NL 1st 92 62 .597 Lost World Series vs. New York Yankees, 3-4
1959 1959 NL 2nd 86 70 .551 2
1960 1960 NL 2nd 88 66 .571 7
1961 1961 NL 4th 83 71 .539 10
1962 1962 NL 5th 86 76 .531 15.5
1963 1963 NL 6th 84 78 .519 15
1964 1964 NL 5th 88 74 .543 5
1965 1965 NL 5th 86 76 .531 11
Atlanta Braves
1966 1966 NL 5th 85 77 .525 10
1967 1967 NL 7th 77 85 .475 24.5
1968 1968 NL 5th 81 81 .500 16
1969 1969 NL West 1st 93 69 .574 Lost NLCS to New York Mets, 0-3
1970 1970 NL West 5th 76 86 .469 26
1971 1971 NL West 3rd 82 80 .506 8 Earl Williams (ROY)
1972 1972 NL West 4th 70 84 .455 25
1973 1973 NL West 5th 76 85 .472 22.5
1974 1974 NL West 3rd 88 74 .543 14
1975 1975 NL West 5th 67 94 .416 40.5
1976 1976 NL West 6th 70 92 .432 32
1977 1977 NL West 6th 61 101 .377 37
1978 1978 NL West 6th 69 93 .426 26 Bob Horner (ROY)
1979 1979 NL West 6th 66 94 .413 23.5
1980 1980 NL West 4th 81 80 .503 11
1981 1981 NL West 5th 50 56 .472 15
1982 1982 NL West 1st 89 73 .549 Lost NLCS to St. Louis Cardinals, 0-3 Dale Murphy (MVP)
1983 1983 NL West 2nd 88 74 .543 3 Dale Murphy (MVP)
1984 1984 NL West 2nd 80 82 .494 12
1985 1985 NL West 5th 66 96 .407 29
1986 1986 NL West 6th 72 89 .447 23.5
1987 1987 NL West 5th 69 92 .429 20.5
1988 1988 NL West 6th 54 106 .338 39.5
1989 1989 NL West 6th 63 97 .394 28
1990 1990 NL West 6th 65 97 .401 26 David Justice (ROY)
1991 1991 NL West 1st 94 68 .580 Won NLCS vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3
Lost World Series to Minnesota Twins, 3-4
Terry Pendleton (MVP)
Tom Glavine (CYA)
Bobby Cox (MOY)
1992 1992 NL West 1st 98 64 .605 Won NLCS vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3
Lost World Series to Toronto Blue Jays, 2-4
1993 1993 NL West 1st 104 58 .642 Lost NLCS vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 2-4 Greg Maddux (CYA)
1994[d] 1994 NL East 2nd 68 46 .586 6 Greg Maddux (CYA)
1995 1995 NL East 1st 90 54 .625 Won NLDS vs. Colorado Rockies, 3-1
Won NLCS vs. Cincinnati Reds, 4–0
Won World Series vs. Cleveland Indians, 4-2
Greg Maddux (CYA)
Tom Glavine (WSMVP)[8]
1996 1996 NL East 1st 96 66 .593 Won NLDS vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-0
Won NLCS vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 4–3
Lost World Series vs. New York Yankees, 2-4
John Smoltz (CYA)
1997 1997 NL East 1st 101 61 .623 Won NLDS vs. Houston Astros, 3-0
Lost NLCS vs. Florida Marlins, 2-4
1998 1998 NL East 1st 106 56 .654 Won NLDS vs. Chicago Cubs, 3-0
Lost NLCS vs. San Diego Padres, 2-4
Tom Glavine (CYA)
1999 1999 NL East 1st 103 59 .636 Won NLDS vs. Houston Astros, 3-1
Won NLCS vs. New York Mets, 4-2
Lost World Series to New York Yankees, 0-4
Chipper Jones (MVP)
2000 2000 NL East 1st 95 67 .586 Lost NLDS to St. Louis Cardinals, 0-3 Rafael Furcal (ROY)
2001 2001 NL East 1st 88 74 .543 Won NLDS vs. Houston Astros, 3-0
Lost NLCS to Arizona Diamondbacks, 1-4
2002 2002 NL East 1st 101 59 .631 Lost NLDS to San Francisco Giants, 2-3
2003 2003 NL East 1st 101 59 .631 Lost NLDS to Chicago Cubs, 2-3
2004 2004 NL East 1st 96 66 .593 Lost NLDS to Houston Astros, 2-3 Bobby Cox (MOY)
2005 2005 NL East 1st 90 72 .556 Lost NLDS to Houston Astros, 1-3 Bobby Cox (MOY)
2006 2006 NL East 3rd 79 83 .488 18
2007 2007 NL East 3rd 84 78 .519 5
2008 2008 NL East 4th 72 90 .444 20
2009 2009 NL East 3rd 86 76 .531 7
2010 2010 NL East 2nd 91 71 .562 6 Lost NLDS to San Francisco Giants, 1-3
2011 2011 NL East 2nd 89 73 .549 13
2012 2012 NL East 2nd 94 68 .580 4 Lost NL Wild Card Game to St. Louis Cardinals
2013 2013 NL East 1st 96 66 .593 Lost NLDS to Los Angeles Dodgers, 1-3
Totals Wins Losses Win%
10,449 10,221 .506 All-time regular season record (1871–2013)
82 84 .494 All-time postseason record
10,531 10,305 .505 All-time regular and postseason record

These statistics are current as the conculsion of the 2013 Major League Baseball season.

Footnotes[edit]

  • a The Finish column lists regular season results and excludes postseason play.
  • b The Wins and Losses columns list regular season results and exclude any postseason play. Regular and postseason records are combined only at the bottom of the list.
  • c The GB column lists "Games Back" from the team that finished in first place that season. It is determined by finding the difference in wins plus the difference in losses divided by two.
  • d The 1994–95 Major League Baseball strike ended the season on August 11, as well as cancelling the entire postseason.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Atlanta Braves History & Encyclopedia". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ THE STORY OF THE BRAVES. braves.com. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
  3. ^ Turner Field Information. braves.com. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
  4. ^ Odum, Charles. Prado returns with HR, Braves beat Nats, 11-1. Associated Press. 15 July 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  5. ^ Newberry, Paul. Marlins beat Atlanta 3-1, Braves’ 10,000th loss. Associated Press. 31 July 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2011.
  6. ^ Braves Awards. braves.com. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
  7. ^ 1957 World Series. Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 9 July 2011.
  8. ^ 1995 World Series. Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 9 July 2011.