The Atlanta Braves began as the Boston Red Stockings in 1876.
After leaving Boston as the Braves in 1952, they moved to Milwaukee where they enjoyed initial baseball gambling success on the field and at the gate before fading in the 1960’s and moving for greener pastures in Atlanta to begin the 1966 baseball betting odds season.
The Braves started out “fair to middling” in their first three baseball gambling years of existence before capturing the first ever National League West division title of 1969 baseball betting odds season, losing to the Mets in the inaugural NLCS. The Braves would lose more than they won during the 1970’s baseball betting odds season and their lone highlight was on April 8, 1974 when Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s all time home run record with his 715th at Atlanta Stadium in front of a sold out crowd and national TV audience. The Braves slid into being one of baseball’s worst baseball gambling teams at the close of the 1970’s baseball betting odds season.
In 1982 baseball betting odds season, however, Atlanta bolted out of the gate under the direction of new manager Joe Torre, winning their first 12 games en route to the NL West title. Dale Murphy would win his first of back-to-back MVP awards. Atlanta was swept by St. Louis in the NLCS. The Braves would soon slide back into their mode of losers. Bobby Cox was hired in 1986 baseball betting odds season to serve as general manager. He previously managed the Braves from 1978-81 baseball betting odds seasons. It took a while but he began amassing top-notch young talent and took over again as field manager as John Schuerholz became GM.
In 1991 baseball betting odds season the Braves were 9.5 games out of first at the all-star break but by August 10 they were within 2 of the leading Dodgers. An eight game winning streak at baseball betting odds season’s end put Atlanta atop the west and began a streak of dominance that has seen them make the post season every baseball betting odds year since. The Braves made the World Series in 1991 but lost in 7 games to Minnesota, who won the final 2 games in extra frames. That would be a portent of things to come as Atlanta, while always in the post season, has won all the marbles only once, in 1995 baseball betting odds season when they defeated Cleveland in the Fall Classic. Pitching has been a staple of excellence during Atlanta‘s baseball gambling playoff contending run with such greats as Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and John Smoltz, who remains with the club to this day.
In 1997 the Braves moved into sparkling and spacious Turner Field, which hosted the 1996 Olympic Games.