Are you ready to do the tomahawk chop? The Atlanta Braves are a storied baseball franchise and the chop became a fan call during games in the 90's when the Braves were one of the biggest powerhouse teams in baseball. This period of Braves' history, which lasted from 1991 to 2005, is the best the franchise has ever experienced. As a matter of fact, the Braves won 14 straight division titles, even with switching from the NL West to the NL East in 1995.
The Braves weren't always able to capitalize on their momentum going into the off-season, however, winning only one of the five World Series in which they appeared. This World Series win came in 1995, and it is the only World Series Championship the franchise has enjoyed as the Atlanta Braves. The Braves also won a World Series in 1914 when they hailed from Boston and again in 1957 when they hailed from Milwaukee.
The Braves have been part of the Atlanta sports landscape for decades though, arriving in 1965. For years, the games were broadcast on TBS, (Turner Broadcasting System) which made the team much more available to the national public than other teams. This gave them the nickname 'America's Team.'
Another major moment in Braves history involves center-fielder Hank Aaron in 1974, when he beat Babe Ruth's career home run record. Arguably, the Braves are the oldest National League team, and did you know that Babe Ruth finished his career with the Boston Braves before they moved to Atlanta?
There is one player in Braves' history that played for the team in all three cities in which it was based, and his name is Eddie Matthews. Another interesting fact about the Braves is they are the only National League team owned by a corporation, Liberty Media. Team rivalries include the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets.
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