The Atlanta Braves have had a lengthy history, going back to the franchise’s beginnings in Boston. Since then, the likes of Warren Spahn, Phil Niekro, Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, Chipper Jones, and Greg Maddux have all suited up for the Braves at one point in time. So, how many World Series titles have the Braves won since the franchise began play in MLB? Here’s an answer to that question.
Atlanta Braves World Series history
The Braves franchise has won four World Series titles, in 1914, 1957, 1995, and 2021.
Since the founding of the Braves franchise, the team has called Boston, Milwaukee, and Atlanta home. And in each city, the Braves won a title. That first title came in 1914, while the team was known as the Boston Braves. Led by Joe Connelly, Dick Rudolph, and Bill James, the Braves beat the Philadelphia Athletics in four games to win the franchise’s first crown.
The Braves’ next title would come in 1957, while the team was situated in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sluggers Eddie Mathews and Hank Aaron were the backbone of the 1957 Braves’ lineup, while Lew Burdette and Warren Spahn were Milwaukee’s two aces in the rotation. The 1957 Braves would win the NL pennant and meet the reigning World Series champion New York Yankees.
In a back-and-forth seven-game series, the Braves prevailed and won the franchise’s second title.
By 1995, the Braves would be situated firm in Atlanta, Georgia. The 1995 Braves would have a trio of aces in John Smoltz, Greg Maddux, and Tom Glavine in the rotation, and a lineup led by Fred McGriff and Chipper Jones. Atlanta would defeat Colorado (NLDS) and Cincinnati (NLCS) to make it back to the Fall Classic. This time, the Braves would face a powerhouse in the Cleveland Indians. But in the World Series, the Braves pitching won out and delivered the team its first title in Atlanta.
Atlanta’s last title came in 2021. The Braves 2021 season was far from ideal up until the end of July, thanks to injuries and inconsistencies. The 2021 Trade Deadline reinvigorated the Braves, as Atlanta added key pieces in Eddie Rosario, Jorge Soler, and Joc Pederson to bolster the outfield.
Those three, coupled with Freddie Freeman, Austin Riley, and Dansby Swanson, helped lead the Braves through the NLDS and NLCS. In the World Series, Atlanta defeated the Astros in six games to hand the team its fourth title.