The Story of the Braves
This is the story of the oldest continuously
operating professional sports franchise in America.
It's a story not only a great teams (the 1914
'Miracle' Braves, the 1995 Major League Baseball
World Champs) --and great ballplayers (Aaron, Spahn, Niekro, and
Murphy), and memorable managers and pleasant
stadiums, but also a story of heartbreaking losses
and real long pennant droughts. It's the story of the
Braves and their ancestors - the Red Stockings,
Beaneaters, Doves, Rustlers, and Bees - and their
wanderings from Boston to Milwaukee and Atlanta
and, in a way, it's also the story of professional
baseball in America.
In fact, the franchise that started as the Boston Red
Stockings in the 1870s and is now known as the
Atlanta Braves, is the only one of today's 28 Major
League franchises to have fielded a team every
season professional baseball has been in existence.