Mississippi Braves

The Mississippi Braves, or M-Braves as they are referred to locally, are a Minor League Baseball team based in Pearl, Mississippi, a suburb of Jackson. The team is the Double-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, and plays in the Southern League. The team is owned and operated by Liberty Media, which also owns the Atlanta Braves. Liberty purchased the Braves from Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting unit in 2007.[2]

Mississippi Braves
Founded in 2005
Pearl, Mississippi
Mississippi Braves logo.svgMississippiBravesCap.png
Team logoCap insignia
Minor league affiliations
ClassDouble-A (2005–present)
LeagueSouthern League (2005–present)
DivisionSouth
Major league affiliations
TeamAtlanta Braves (2005–present)
Minor league titles
League titles (1)2008
Division titles (2)
  • 2008
  • 2016
First half titles (1)
  • 2007
Second half titles (1)
  • 2008
Team data
NicknameMississippi Braves (2005–present)
BallparkTrustmark Park (2005–present)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Liberty Media
ManagerChris Maloney
General ManagerPete Laven[1]

HistoryEdit

In 2005, the Greenville Braves relocated to Pearl form Greenville, South Carolina, due to the poor condition of Greenville Municipal Stadium, and the failure to reach an agreement with the Greenville County council for a new ballpark.

The M-Braves' first season began on April 18, 2005 at Trustmark Park with a loss to the Montgomery Biscuits.

ChampionshipsEdit

On September 13, 2008, the Mississippi Braves beat the Carolina Mudcats, 3–2, in the 10th inning of the decisive Game 5 of the Southern League Championship Series. This was the M-Braves first championship and the first Southern League title for Atlanta's Double-A franchise since 1997.[3]

Television and radioEdit

All Mississippi Braves games are televised live on MiLB.TV. Beginning with the 2009 season, all regular and post-season Mississippi Braves games air on WYAB 103.9 FM. The play-by-play broadcaster is Chris Harris.

RosterEdit

Mississippi Braves roster

Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches


  7-day injured list
* On Atlanta Braves 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated February 8, 2020
Transactions
→ More rosters: MiLB • Southern League
Atlanta Braves minor league players

Notable playersEdit

 
Alex Wood pitching for the Mississippi Braves

* Promoted directly to Atlanta.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pete Laven Named M-Braves Vice President and GM". Ballpark Digest. November 28, 2018. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  2. ^ Joe Bramhall. "Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc". Hoover's. Retrieved 2007-10-04.
  3. ^ http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080914/SPORTS09/809140389 The Clarion-Ledger: M-Braves complete mission

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