Founded in 2005
|Minor league affiliations|
|League||Southern League (2005–present)|
|Major league affiliations|
|Current||Atlanta Braves (2005–present)|
|Minor league titles|
Mississippi Braves (2005–present)
Greenville Braves (1984–2004)
Savannah Braves (1971–1983)
Shreveport Braves (1968–1970)
Austin Braves (1966–1967)
Greenville Municipal Stadium
|General manager||Steve DeSalvo|
The Mississippi Braves, or M-Braves as they are referred to locally, are a minor league baseball team based in Pearl, Mississippi, a suburb of Jackson. The team is the Class AA affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, and plays in the Southern League. The team is owned and operated by Liberty Media, which also owns the Atlanta Braves. Liberty purchased the Braves from Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting unit in 2007.
For 20 years, from 1984 to 2004, the Mississippi Braves were based in Greenville, South Carolina, and known as the Greenville Braves. Due to the condition of Greenville Municipal Stadium, and the failure to reach an agreement with the Greenville County council for a new ballpark, the team pursued relocation. Before the 2004 season, the Braves announced their intentions to relocate to Pearl, Mississippi, after the season's conclusion.
On September 13, 2008, the Mississippi Braves beat the Carolina Mudcats, 3–2, in the 10th inning of the decisive Game 5 of the Southern League Championship Series. This was the M-Braves first championship since relocating to Mississippi and was the first Southern League title for Atlanta's Double-A franchise since 1997.
Mississippi Braves roster
- José Ascanio* (2006–2007)
- Blaine Boyer* (2005)
- Román Colón (2005)
- Joey Devine* (2005–2007)
- Yunel Escobar (2006)
- Jeff Francoeur* (2005, 2008)
- Matt Harrison (2006)
- Jason Heyward (2009)
- Chuck James (2005)
- Macay McBride (2005–2006)
- Brian McCann* (2005)
- Jay Powell* (2005)
- Martín Prado* (2005–2006)
- Jarrod Saltalamacchia* (2006–2007)
- Clint Sammons* (2007)
- Scott Thorman (2005)
- Jorge Vásquez* (2005)
- Manny Acosta (2006)
* Promoted directly to Atlanta.
- Joe Bramhall. tHoover's "Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc.". Hoover's. Retrieved 2007-10-04.
- http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080914/SPORTS09/809140389 The Clarion-Ledger: M-Braves complete mission
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mississippi Braves.|
- Official site
- Manager Phillip Wellman's tirade
- "Mississippi Braves Media Guide". 2007. Archived from the original on 2008-02-28. Retrieved 2007-10-04.
- Mississippi Braves photos
|Gwinnett Braves||Mississippi Braves