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Altlanta Braves?

The Braves advanced to the World Series five occasions in the 1990s, winning the title in 1995. Since their debut in the National League in 1876, the franchise has won 16 divisional titles, 9 National League pennants, as well as three World Series championships in 1914 as the Boston Braves, in 1957 as the Milwaukee Braves, and in 1995 in Atlanta. The Braves are the only MLB franchise to have won the World Series in three different home cities. The National Football League's St. Louis Rams are the only other major sports franchise to do this.

The club is one of the National League's two remaining charter franchises (the other being the Chicago Cubs) and was founded in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1871 as the Boston Red Stockings (not to be confused with the American League's Boston Red Sox or the NL Central's Cincinnati Reds). The team operated as the Boston Braves for most of the first half of the twentieth century after various name changes. In 1953, the team moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and became the Milwaukee Braves, followed by the move to Atlanta in 1966. For anybody who is curious about altlanta braves; have a look at read the full article.

The club is one of the National League's two remaining charter franchises (the other being the Chicago Cubs) and was founded in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1871 as the Boston Red Stockings (not to be confused with the American League's Boston Red Sox). The team operated as the Boston Braves for most of the first half of the twentieth century after various name changes (such as the Boston Beaneaters). In 1953, the team moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and became the Milwaukee Braves, followed by the move to Atlanta in 1966. The team's tenure in Atlanta is famous for Hank Aaron breaking Babe Ruth's career home run record in 1974, though the majority of Aaron's home runs were hit while the team was in Milwaukee. His record stood until 2007, when San Francisco left fielder Barry Bonds broke the record.

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The Cincinnati Red Stockings, established in 1869 as the prime professional baseball team, voted to dissolve after the 1870 season. Player-manager Harry Wright then went to Boston, Massachusetts, at the invitation of Boston Red Stockings founder Ivers Whitney Adams, with brother George and two other Cincinnati players, to form the core of the Boston Red Stockings, a charter member of the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players. The original Boston Red Stockings team and its successors can lay claim to become the oldest continuously playing team in American professional sports. (The only other team that has been organized as long, the Chicago Cubs, didn't play for the two years following the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.) Two young players hired away from the Forest City club of Rockford, Illinois, turned out to become the biggest stars during the NAPBBP years: pitcher Al Spalding (founder of Spalding sporting goods) and second baseman Ross Barnes. Click this link; http://dowdconsult.jimdo.com/2014/11/23/exploring-downtown-atlanta/.

The 2010 Atlanta Braves Season features the Braves' attempt to reclaim a postseason berth for the first time since 2005. The Braves are once again skippered by Bobby Cox, now in his 25th and final season managing the team. The Braves started the 2010 season slowly and had a nine-game losing streak in April. Then they had a nine game winning streak from May 26 through June 3, the Braves longest since 2000 when they won 16 in a row.

The Braves beat the Phillies to open the series at Philadelphia, on July 25. However, the Phillies won the next two, and the Braves eventually lost 7 of 8. Atlanta's pattern of losing continued throughout August, as the Braves at one point lost 11 of 12 games. The 72 wins was the last total (not including the strike season of 1994) since 1990, when the Braves went 65-97.

On May 31, the Atlanta Braves defeated the then-first place Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field to take sole possession of first place in the National League East standings, a position they had maintained through the middle of August.

The last time the Atlanta Braves led the NL East on August 1 was in 2005. On July 13, 2010 at the 2010 MLB All-Star Game in Anaheim, Braves catcher Brian McCann was awarded the All-Star Game MVP Award for his clutch two-out, three-run double in the seventh inning to give the National League its first win in the All-Star Game since 1996.He became the first Brave to win the MVP Award since Fred McGriff did so in 1994.

However, the season would end on a sour note as the Braves lost the National League Division Series to the Astros in four games. In Game 4, with the Braves leading by 5 in the eighth inning, the Astros battled back with a Lance Berkman grand slam and a two-out, ninth inning Brad Ausmus home run off of Braves closer Kyle Farnsworth. The game did not end until the 18th inning, becoming the longest game in playoff history at 5 hours 50 minutes. Chris Burke ended the marathon with a home run off of Joey Devine.

In December 2005, team owner Time Warner, who inherited the Braves after purchasing TBS in 1996, announced it was placing the team for sale. Liberty Media began negotiations to buy the team.

In February 2007, after more than 1 year of negotiations, Time Warner agreed to a deal that would sell the Braves to Liberty Media Group (a corporation which owned a large number of stock in Time Warner, Inc.), pending approval by 75 percent of MLB owners and the Commissioner of Baseball, Bud Selig. The deal included the sharing of the Braves, valued in the deal at $450 million, a hobbyist magazine publishing company, and $980 million cash, for 68.5 Million shares of Time Warner stock held by Liberty Media, then worth approximately $1.48 Billion.

Team President Terry McGuirk anticipated no modification of the current front office structure, day, or personnel-to-day operations of the Braves. Liberty Media isn't expected to take any type of 'active' ownership in the area of day to day operations.

The Braves made two deals before the trade deadline to acquire Alex Gonzalez, Rick Ankiel and Kyle Farnsworth from the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals. On August 18, 2010 they traded three pitching prospects for first baseman Derrek Lee from the Chicago Cubs.

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