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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Atlanta Braves Franchise History - Home Stadiums

Fall 2021: To purchase a reasonably priced 8" x 24" plaqued mounted version of the Atlanta Braves poster that's ready to hang on your wall, please visit Heritage Sports Stuff.

A. The Atlanta Braves franchise was established in 1876. The team has been known by a number of names as follows:

Boston NL Team 1876 - 1882 (see below re NOT Red Caps)
Boston Beaneaters (and sometimes Nationals but never officially) 1883 - 1906
Boston Doves (and sometime Nationals but never officially) 1907 - 1910
Boston Rustlers 1911 - 1911
Boston Braves 1912 - 1935
Boston Bees 1936 - 1940
Boston Braves 1941 - 1952
Milwaukee Braves 1953 - 1965
Atlanta Braves 1966 - present
Note: The history of the Braves’ team nickname prior to 1907 is the subject of some debate, largely because nicknames were somewhat unofficial in baseball’s early years. This great article by the tremendous researcher Craig Brown explains that "Red Caps" was really NOT the team nickname from 1876 to 1882.

B. The Braves have played in a number of stadiums:

1. South End Grounds, Boston

2. Braves Field, Boston

3. Milwaukee County Stadium, Milwaukee

4. Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta

5. Turner Field, Atlanta

6. SunTrust Park (2017-2020) / Truist Park (2021-Present), Atlanta
2017 - Present

C. For more information on the Braves, you should bookmark these two great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic information:

For great information about the team's ballparks:

D. Celebrate the Braves' uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the Atlanta Braves and the history of the Braves franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 15 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 15 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)

If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our Atlanta Braves YouTube video at or go directly to the artwork website where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel

E. Stadium artwork
Please note that the actual original, hand drawn pen and ink sketches used for the 5 ballpark images shown above are available for sale as a complete collection to one Braves fan. If you are interested in being the owner of this complete and original collection of Atlanta Braves home ballpark images, please contact me by email and I can explain how they can all be framed in one beautiful piece.

And please search my blog archive for other blogs on the history of the Braves.


This text was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 14, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at !

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