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., was 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 24 members who contributed to the franchise during its 138 seasons, whether they were players, managers, broadcasters, or owners.

Braves Hall of Fame members[edit]

Key
Year Year inducted
Bold Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
dagger
Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame as a Brave
Bold Recipient of the Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award
Braves Hall of Fame
Year No. Name Position(s) Tenure
1999 21 Warren Spahndagger P 1942, 1946–1964
35 Phil Niekrodagger P 1964–1983, 1987
41 Eddie Mathewsdagger 3B
Manager
1952–1966
1972–1974
44 Hank Aarondagger RF 1954–1974
2000 Ted Turner Owner/President 1976–1996
3 Dale Murphy OF 1976–1990
2001 32 Ernie Johnson P
Broadcaster
1950, 1952–1958
1962–1999
2002 28, 33 Johnny Sain P
Coach
1942, 1946–1951
1977, 1985–1986
Bill Bartholomay Owner/President 1962–1976
2003 1, 23 Del Crandall C 1949–1963
2004 Pete Van Wieren Broadcaster 1976–2008
Kid Nicholsdagger P 1890–1901
1 Tommy Holmes OF
Manager
1942–1951
1951–1952
Skip Caray Broadcaster 1976–2008
2005 Paul Snyder Executive 1973–2007
Herman Long SS 1890–1902
2006 Bill Lucas GM 1976–1979
11, 48 Ralph Garr OF 1968–1975
2007 23 David Justice OF 1989–1996
2009 31 Greg Maddux[2] P 1993–2003
2010 47 Tom Glavinedagger[3] P 1987–2002, 2008
2011 6 Bobby Coxdagger[4][5][6] Manager 1978–1981, 1990–2010
2012 29 John Smoltzdagger[7] P 1988–1999, 2001–2008
2013 10 Chipper Jones[8] 3B/LF 1993–2012
2014 8 Javy López C 1992–2003
1 Rabbit Maranvilledagger SS/2B 1912–1920
1929–1933, 1935
Dave Pursley Trainer 1961–2002
2015 Don Sutton Broadcaster 1989–2006, 2009–present
2016 25 Andruw Jones CF 1996–2007
John Schuerholz Executive 1990–present

"City" Exhibits[edit]

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

The museum featured three "city" exhibits (for Boston, Milwaukee, and Atlanta) that each featured items and information for the Braves from their times in that respective city. Included in these exhibits were "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 featured 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

Bobby Cox
Tom Glavine
Greg Maddux***

Phil Niekro
Gaylord Perry

John Schuerholz***
John Smoltz
Bruce Sutter

Joe Torre
Hoyt Wilhelm

  • Players and managers 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.
  • ** Hall of Fame plaque depiction is without a cap.
  • *** No cap insignia on Hall of Fame plaque. Schuerholz' plaque will not bear a cap because he was elected as an executive.

"The Transformation of Turner Field"[edit]

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

"Braves Leaderboard"[edit]

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

Move to SunTrust Park[edit]

The Braves decided against building a museum into SunTrust Park, instead preferring to have the memorabilia throughout the new park.[9]

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. 
  9. ^ https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2017/03/13/atlanta-braves-suntrust-park-won-t-have-a-museum.html

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