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Atlanta Braves award winners and league leaders


This is a list of award winners and league leaders for the Atlanta Braves professional baseball franchise, including its years in Boston (1871–1952) and Milwaukee (1953–1965).

Contents

Award winnersEdit

Most Valuable PlayerEdit

Note: This was re-named the Kenesaw Mountain Landis Memorial Baseball Award in 1944.

Cy Young AwardEdit

Rookie of the Year AwardEdit

Note: This was re-named the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award in 1987.

Manager of the Year AwardEdit

See footnote[1]

Brian Snitker, 2018

Platinum Glove AwardEdit

Note: This award is given to the best defensive player in each league.

Gold Glove AwardEdit

Wilson Overall Defensive Player of the Year AwardEdit

Wilson Defensive Player of the Year AwardEdit

Note: In its first two years, the award was given to a player on each MLB team; one awardee was then named the Overall Defensive Player of the Year for the American League and another for the National League. Starting in 2014, the award is now given to one player at each position for all of Major League Baseball; one of the nine awardees is then named the Overall Defensive Player of the Year for all of Major League Baseball.
Team (all positions)
  • Michael Bourn (2012)
  • Andrelton Simmons (2013)
Shortstop (in MLB)
  • Andrelton Simmons (2014, 2015)
Right fielder (in MLB)
  • Jason Heyward (2014, 2015)

Silver Slugger AwardEdit

Hank Aaron AwardEdit

MLB Delivery Man of the Year AwardEdit

Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year AwardEdit

Comeback Player of the Year AwardEdit

MLB "This Year in Baseball Awards"Edit

See: This Year in Baseball Awards § Award winners
Note: These awards were renamed the "GIBBY Awards" in 2010 and then the "Esurance MLB Awards" in 2015.
Note: Voted by five groups as the best in all of Major League Baseball (i.e., not two awards, one for each league).

"This Year in Baseball Awards" Pitcher of the YearEdit

See footnote[2]

"GIBBY Awards" Closer of the YearEdit

See footnote[2]

"This Year in Baseball Awards" Setup Pitcher of the YearEdit

See footnote[2]

"GIBBY Awards" Best Defensive PlayerEdit

Roberto Clemente AwardEdit

NL All-StarsEdit

World Series MVPEdit

All-Star Game MVPEdit

Note: This was re-named the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award in 2002.

Major League Baseball All-Century Team (1999)Edit

DHL Hometown Heroes (2006)Edit

Note: The nominees were: Chipper Jones, Phil Niekro, John Smoltz, and Warren Spahn.
  • Hank Aaron — voted by MLB fans as the most outstanding player in the history of the franchise, based on on-field performance, leadership quality and character value

Major League Baseball All-Time Team (1997; Baseball Writers' Association of America)Edit

See footnote[6]

Hank Aaron 5th

Warren Spahn 21st

Greg Maddux 39th

Eddie Mathews 63rd

Baseball Prospectus "Internet Baseball Awards" Team of the Decade (1999)Edit

See: Baseball Prospectus Internet Baseball Awards#Team of the Decade (1990–1999)
  • Rotation (top 5 starting pitchers):
  • Pitcher of the Decade:
    • Greg Maddux, Cubs–Braves

Players Choice Awards Player of the YearEdit

Note: Awarded by fellow major-league players as the Player of the Year in Major League Baseball (not one for each league).

Players Choice Awards NL Outstanding PlayerEdit

Players Choice Awards NL Outstanding PitcherEdit

Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award (NL)Edit

See footnote[2]

Baseball America Rookie of the YearEdit

Note: Awarded as the Rookie of the Year in Major League Baseball (not one for each league).

Players Choice Awards NL Outstanding RookieEdit

Sporting News NL Rookie of the Year AwardEdit

Note: In 1961 and from 1963 to 2003, the award was split into two categories (in each league): Rookie Pitcher of the Year and Rookie Player of the Year. Also, for the first three years (1946–1948) and in 1950, there was only one award, for all of MLB.

USA Today NL Top RookieEdit

Baseball Prospectus Internet Baseball Awards NL Rookie of the YearEdit

Baseball America All-Rookie TeamEdit

See: Baseball America#Baseball America All-Rookie Team

Topps All-Star Rookie teamsEdit

Players Choice Awards Comeback PlayerEdit

Players Choice Awards Marvin Miller Man of the YearEdit

Note: Awarded by fellow major-league players as the Man of the Year in Major League Baseball (not one for each league).

Lou Gehrig Memorial AwardEdit

Baseball America Manager of the YearEdit

See: Baseball America#Baseball America Manager of the Year

Team awardEdit

Team records (single-game, single-season, career)Edit

Minor-league systemEdit

Other achievementsEdit

National Baseball Hall of FameEdit

See: Atlanta Braves#Baseball Hall of Famers

Braves Hall of FameEdit

Retired numbersEdit

See: Atlanta Braves#Retired numbers

Ford C. Frick Award (broadcasters)Edit

See: Atlanta Braves#Ford C. Frick Award recipients (broadcasters)

J. G. Taylor Spink Award (baseball writers)Edit

Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the YearEdit

  • Dale Murphy (1987; one of eight "Athletes Who Care" selected that year instead of the usual Sportsman of the Year)

League leadersEdit

League leader means they led the National League in the particular category. (Not the entire MLB or the American Association (before 1900).)

WinsEdit

SavesEdit

E.R.A.Edit

StrikeoutsEdit

Home runsEdit

Batting averageEdit

On-base percentageEdit

HitsEdit

Stolen basesEdit

RunsEdit

  • Dale Murphy 118 (1985)
  • Hank Aaron 113 (1967), 121 (1963), 118 (1957)
  • Felipe Alou 122 (1966)
  • Bill Bruton 112 (1960)
  • Earl Torgeson 120 (1950)

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ In 1936, The Sporting News began The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award. (In 1986, TSN expanded the award to one for each league.) In 1959, the Associated Press began its AP Manager of the Year Award, which was discontinued in 2001. (From 1984 to 2000, the award was given to one manager in all of MLB.) In 1983, MLB began its own Manager of the Year Award (in each league). In 1998, Baseball Prospectus added a Manager of the Year award to its "Internet Baseball Awards" (one per league). In or about 2000, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum began its Charles Isham "C. I." Taylor Legacy Award for "Managers of the Year". In 2003, MLB added a Manager of the Year award (for all of MLB) to its This Year in Baseball Awards. In 2007, the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh began its Chuck Tanner Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award (for all of MLB). (In 2010, it began a separate Chuck Tanner Collegiate Baseball Manager of the Year Award.) Baseball America also has a Manager of the Year award (for all of MLB). USA Today has a Manager of the Year award (one per league).
  2. ^ a b c d MLB appears to have dropped the Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award as an official MLB award, after the 2006 season. Relief Man Award winners (1976-2006). Awards (The Official Site of MLB's Honors and Accolades). MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (MLB.com). Retrieved 2010-06-09. Established in 1976, it does not appear on the MLB.com awards page for the most recent completed season. 2010 Awards. MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2011-08-21. The MLB Delivery Man of the Year Award (initially sponsored by DHL) was first given in 2005 and does appear on the MLB.com awards page for the most recent completed season. Prior to both awards, in 1960, The Sporting News established its Fireman of the Year Award, to recognize the best closer from each league. In 2001, the award was broadened to include all relievers and was re-named The Sporting News Reliever of the Year Award. In 2002, MLB began its This Year in Baseball Awards (TYIB Awards) (for all of MLB, not for each league), including Pitcher of the Year and Setup Man of the Year. In 2004, a Closer of the Year category was added and "Pitcher of the Year" was re-named "Starting Pitcher of the Year". In or about 2000, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum began its Hilton Smith Legacy Award for "Relievers of the Year".
  3. ^ Starting Pitcher of the Year Award. Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved 2011-09-05. Note: Smoltz was a closer in 2002, but the inaugural 2002 TYIB Awards had only two pitching awards: Pitcher of the Year and Setup Man of the Year. In 2004, a Closer of the Year category was added and "Pitcher of the Year" was re-named "Starting Pitcher of the Year".
  4. ^ "2013 GIBBYS – Greatness in Baseball Yearly Awards". MLB Advanced Media LLP. Retrieved March 10, 2014.
  5. ^ Setup Man of the Year Award. Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved 2011-09-05.
  6. ^ Baseball's 100 Greatest Players (The Sporting News). Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 2010-09-23.
  7. ^ Eddy, Matt (October 19, 2010). "Future Big League Stars Highlight All-Rookie Team". Baseball America. Archived from the original on 25 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-02.
  8. ^ Eddy, Matt (October 21, 2011). "Infield, Pitching Staff Highlight 2011 Rookie Team". Baseball America. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
  9. ^ a b The World Series Trophy was first awarded in 1967. In 1985, it was re-named the Commissioner's Trophy. From 1970 to 1984, the "Commissioner's Trophy" was the name of the award given to the All-Star Game MVP.


Achievements
Preceded by
Philadelphia Athletics
1913
World Series Champions
Boston Braves

1914
Succeeded by
Boston Red Sox
1915 and 1916
Preceded by
New York Yankees
1956
World Series Champions
Milwaukee Braves

1957
Succeeded by
New York Yankees
1958
Preceded by
Toronto Blue Jays
1992 and 1993
World Series Champions
Atlanta Braves

1995
Succeeded by
New York Yankees
1996
Achievements
Preceded by
New York Giants
1913
National League Champions
Boston Braves

1914
Succeeded by
Philadelphia Phillies
1915
Preceded by
Brooklyn Dodgers
1947
National League Champions
Boston Braves

1948
Succeeded by
Brooklyn Dodgers
1949
Preceded by
Brooklyn Dodgers
1955 and 1956
National League Champions
Milwaukee Braves

1957 and 1958
Succeeded by
Los Angeles Dodgers
1959
Preceded by
Cincinnati Reds
1990
National League Champions
Atlanta Braves

1991 and 1992
Succeeded by
Philadelphia Phillies
1993
Preceded by
Philadelphia Phillies
1993
National League Champions
Atlanta Braves

1995 and 1996
Succeeded by
Florida Marlins
1997
Preceded by
San Diego Padres
1998
National League Champions
Atlanta Braves

1999
Succeeded by
New York Mets
2000