List of Atlanta Braves team records

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This article is about the statistical records of the Atlanta Braves, including their years in Boston and Milwaukee. For their season-by-season win–loss records, see List of Atlanta Braves seasons.
A black-and-white photo of Hank Aaron
Hank Aaron, the holder of ten franchise records for the Braves

The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Braves formed in 1876 as the Boston Red Stockings. After moving to Milwaukee for twelve years, the Braves relocated to Atlanta in 1966. Through 2010, the Braves have played 20,053 games, winning 9,945, losing 9,954, and tying 154, for a winning percentage of approximately .500.[1] This list documents the superlative records and accomplishments of team members during their tenures in MLB.

Hank Aaron holds the most franchise records as of the end of the 2010 season, with ten, including most career hits, doubles, and the best career on-base plus slugging percentage. Aaron also held the career home runs record from April 8, 1974[2] until August 8, 2007.[3] He is followed by Hugh Duffy, who holds eight records, including best single-season batting average and the best single-season slugging percentage record.[4]

Four Braves players currently hold Major League Baseball records. Duffy holds the best single-season batting average record, accumulating an average of .440 in 1890.[5] Bob Horner and Bobby Lowe are tied with thirteen others for the most home runs in a game, with four, which they recorded on May 30, 1890, and July 6, 1986, respectively.[6] Red Barrett, a Brave for six years, holds the record for fewest pitches by a single pitcher in a complete game, with 58, which he achieved on August 10, 1944.[7]

Table key[edit]

Table key
RBI Run(s) batted in
ERA Earned run average
OPS On-base percentage plus slugging percentage
* Tie between two or more players/teams
§ Major League record

Individual career records[edit]

Batting statistics;[4] pitching statistics[8]
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Herman Long, the career steals leader for the Braves
Career batting records
Statistic Player Record Braves career Ref
Batting average Billy Hamilton .339 18961901 [9]
On-base percentage Billy Hamilton .456 18961901 [9]
Slugging percentage Hank Aaron .567 19541974 [10]
OPS Hank Aaron .944 19541974 [10]
Hits Hank Aaron 3,600 19541974 [10]
Total bases Hank Aaron 6,591 19541974 [10]
Singles Hank Aaron 2,171 19541974 [10]
Doubles Hank Aaron 600 19541974 [10]
Triples Rabbit Maranville 103 19121920
19291933
1935
[11]
Home runs Hank Aaron 733 19541974 [10]
RBI Hank Aaron 2,202 19541974 [10]
Bases on balls Chipper Jones 1,512 19932012 [12]
Strikeouts Dale Murphy 1,581 19761990 [13]
Stolen bases Herman Long 434 18901902 [14]
A color baseball card; pictured is a man in a heavy Pittsburgh uniform with his collar turned up
Vic Willis holds the Braves career record for most hit batsmen.
Career pitching records
Statistic Player Record Braves career Ref
Wins Warren Spahn 356 1942
19461964
[15]
Losses Phil Niekro 230 19641983
1987
[16]
Win–loss percentage Russ Ortiz .692 20032004 [17]
ERA Tommy Bond 2.21 18871881 [18]
Saves Craig Kimbrel 155 19882008 [19]
Strikeouts John Smoltz 3,011 19882008 [20]
Shutouts Warren Spahn 63 1942
19461964
[15]
Games Phil Niekro 740 19641983
1987
[16]
Innings Warren Spahn 5,046.0 1942
19461964
[15]
Games started Warren Spahn 635 1942
19461964
[15]
Complete games Kid Nichols 476 18901901 [21]
Walks Phil Niekro 1,458 19641983
1987
[16]
Hits allowed Warren Spahn 4,620 1942
19461964
[15]
Wild pitches Phil Niekro 200 19641983
1987
[16]
Hit batsmen Vic Willis 133 18981905 [22]

Individual single-season records[edit]

Batting statistics;[4] pitching statistics[8]
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Dick Johnston, the co-holder of the Braves single-season triples record
Single-season batting records
Statistic Player Record Season Ref(s)
Batting average Hugh Duffy .440§ 1894 [5][23]
Home runs Andruw Jones 51 2005 [24]
RBI Hugh Duffy 145 1894 [23]
Runs Hugh Duffy 126 1894 [23]
Hits Hugh Duffy 237 1894 [23]
Singles Ralph Garr 180 1971 [25]
Doubles Hugh Duffy 51 1894 [23]
Triples Dick Johnston 20* 1887 [26]
Triples Harry Stovey 20* 1891 [27]
Stolen bases King Kelly 84 1887 [28]
At bats Marquis Grissom 671 1996 [29]
Slugging percentage Hugh Duffy .694 1894 [23]
Extra-base hits Hank Aaron 92 1959 [10]
Total bases Hank Aaron 400 1959 [10]
On-base percentage Hugh Duffy .502 1894 [23]
OPS Hugh Duffy 1.196 1894 [23]
Walks Bob Elliott 131 1948 [30]
Strikeouts Andruw Jones 147 2004 [24]
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Kid Nichols (pictured) is tied with Charles Radbourn for the most earned runs allowed in a single season.
Single-season pitching records
Statistic Player Record Season Ref(s)
Wins John Clarkson 49 1889 [31]
Losses Jim Whitney 33 1881 [32]
Strikeouts Charlie Buffinton 417 1884 [33]
ERA Greg Maddux 1.56 1994 [34]
Earned runs allowed Charles Radbourn 215* 1887 [35]
Earned runs allowed Kid Nichols 215* 1894 [21]
Hits allowed John Clarkson 589 1889 [31]
Shutouts Tommy Bond 11 1879 [18]
Saves John Smoltz 55 2002 [20]
Games Peter Moylan 87 2009 [36]
Starts John Clarkson 72 1889 [31]
Complete games John Clarkson 68 1889 [31]
Innings John Clarkson 620.0 1889 [31]

Individual single-game records[edit]

Source:[37] Fewest pitches by a single pitcher in a complete game source:[7]
Chipper Jones in a Braves uniform with orange-tinted sunglasses
Chipper Jones, the holder of the single-game run record for the Braves
Single-game batting records
Statistic Player Record Date
Hits Félix Millán 6 July 6, 1970
RBI Tony Cloninger 9 July 3, 1966
Walks Dale Murphy 5* April 22, 1983
Walks Dale Murphy 5* May 23, 1987
Home runs Bobby Lowe 4§[b] May 30, 1894
Home runs Bob Horner 4§[b] July 6, 1986
Runs Chipper Jones 5* August 30, 1997
Runs Chipper Jones 5* July 3, 2001
Stolen bases Otis Nixon 6 June 16, 1991
Single-game pitching records
Statistic Player Record Date
Fewest pitches by a single pitcher in a complete game Red Barrett 58§ August 10, 1944
Wild pitches Phil Niekro 6 August 4, 1979
Strikeouts John Smoltz 15* May 24, 1992
Strikeouts John Smoltz 15* April 10, 2005

Team season records[edit]

Source:[38]
Team season batting records
Statistic Record Season
Home runs 235 2003
Runs 907 2003
Hits 1,608 2003
Batting average .284 2003
Walks 641 1987
Extra base hits 587 2003
Most runners left on base 1,230 2004
Strikeouts 1,169 2006
Stolen bases 165 1991
Team season pitching records
Statistic Record Season
Lowest ERA 2.92 1968
Highest ERA 4.85 1977
Strikeouts 1,332 2011
Shutouts 24 1992
Wild pitches 83 1966

Team all-time records[edit]

Source:[1]
Team all-time records
Statistic Record
Home runs 12,523
Runs 89,806
Hits 179,516
Batting average .260
ERA 3.65
Runs allowed 89,012

Notes[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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