Gwinnett Braves

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Gwinnett Braves
Founded in 1901
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Gwinnett Braves.PNG Gwinnett cap.PNG
Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Triple-A (2009–present)
Minor league affiliations
League International League
Division South Division
Major league affiliations
Current
Minor league titles
League titles (0) None
Division titles (1) 2016
Team data
Nickname Gwinnett Braves (2009–present)
Previous names
Colors Navy, Scarlet, Gray, White
                   
Ballpark Coolray Field (2009–present)
Previous parks
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Atlanta Braves (Liberty Media)
Manager Damon Berryhill
General Manager North Johnson

The Gwinnett Braves are a professional minor league baseball team based in unincorporated Gwinnett County, Georgia (though their mailing address says Lawrenceville) within the Atlanta metropolitan area. The team plays in the South Division of the International League and they are the Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball club. They are based 31 miles northeast of Atlanta, the second-shortest distance between a Triple-A team and its major-league parent (behind only the Pacific Coast League's Tacoma Rainiers, based 26 miles south of Seattle).

The team was previously known as the Richmond Braves for 43 seasons (1966–2008). On January 14, 2008, it was announced that the Richmond Braves would move from Richmond, Virginia to suburban Atlanta in 2009. The announcement was made after the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners unanimous vote.[1]

The move to Gwinnett County marked a return home of sorts for the Braves, as the team began life as the Atlanta Crackers in 1901. They became the top affiliate of the then-Milwaukee Braves in 1965. When the Braves moved from Milwaukee to Atlanta in 1966, they moved the Crackers to Richmond, where the minor-league franchise took the name of the parent club. The current season, the 2015 season, is the 51st season of the affiliation between the Richmond/Gwinnett Braves and its major league parent, the longest-running affiliation in Triple-A.

Ballpark[edit]

The ballpark, Coolray Field has a total capacity of 10,000.[2]

Logos and uniforms[edit]

The official colors of the Gwinnett Braves are navy blue and scarlet, the same as their Atlanta parent. The primary logo resembles the Atlanta Braves primary, but with silver outline and with the word "Gwinnett" centered above.

The home jersey has the classic Braves' wordmark centered on the front, with the "Gwinnett" underscore underlining it. However, unlike Atlanta's jersey with navy blue and scarlet piping, the Gwinnett team's jersey features scarlet sleeves with blue stripes. Other uniform apparel has yet to be revealed.[3]

International League Awards[edit]

Most Valuable Pitcher[edit]

Rookie of the Year[edit]

  • 2010 – Freddie Freeman (1B), tied for 6th in batting average (.319), and finished 3rd in RBI (87) and 8th in home runs (18)[4][6]
  • 2011 – Julio Teherán (P)
  • 2012 – Ernesto Mejía (1B), finished 1st in hits (149), RBI (92) and total bases (254), while tying for 2nd in home runs (24)[7][8]

Roster[edit]

Gwinnett Braves roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches



Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Atlanta Braves 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated January 31, 2017
Transactions
More MiLB rosters
Atlanta Braves minor league players

Notable alumni[edit]

Broadcasts and media[edit]

The Braves will air all of their 144 games on WDUN radio AM550 based in nearby Gainesville. Tony Schiavone, former voice of the Braves, Charlotte Knights, World Championship Wrestling, and World Wrestling Entertainment, is the play-by-play announcer.[9] In 2008, the Gwinnett Braves announced the team's partnership with Adreka Advertising Agency for its inaugural season. As the Agency of Record for the team, Adreka Advertising will handle the production and media placements chores for the club.[10] WSB-TV will air a selection of Braves games on WSB-TV 2.2 (Me-TV) during the 2014 season beginning June 6, 2014.

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