Ivan Allen Jr. Braves Museum and Hall of Fame
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Ivan Allen Jr. Braves Museum and Hall of Fame
The 1995 World Series Commissioner's Trophy on display in the museum

The Ivan Allen Jr. Braves Museum and Hall of Fame (BMHF) was founded in 1999,[1] to honor various players, managers, coaches, executives, and others who have been a part of the Atlanta Braves professional-baseball franchise during its years in Boston (1871-1952), Milwaukee (1953-1965), and/or Atlanta (1966-present).[1] The Museum and Hall of Fame, named after former Atlanta mayor Ivan Allen Jr., was located in Turner Field on the northwest side at Aisle 134.[1]

Exhibits

"Braves Hall of Fame"

The jersey Hank Aaron wore when he broke Babe Ruth's home run record on display in the museum's "Atlanta" exhibit

The Braves Hall of Fame consists of 32 members who contributed to the franchise during its 148 seasons, whether they were players, managers, broadcasters, or owners.

Braves Hall of Fame members

Key
Year Year inducted
Bold Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
dagger
Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame as a Brave
Bold Recipient of the Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award
Braves Hall of Fame
Year No. Name Position(s) Tenure
1999 21 Warren Spahndagger P 1942, 1946-1964
35 Phil Niekrodagger P 1964-1983, 1987
41 Eddie Mathewsdagger 3B
Manager
1952-1966
1972-1974
44 Hank Aarondagger RF 1954-1974
2000 -- Ted Turner Owner/President 1976-1996
3 Dale Murphy OF 1976-1990
2001 32 Ernie Johnson Sr. P
Broadcaster
1950, 1952-1958
1962-1999
2002 28, 33 Johnny Sain P
Coach
1942, 1946-1951
1977, 1985-1986
-- Bill Bartholomay Owner/President 1962-1976
2003 1, 23 Del Crandall C 1949-1963
2004 -- Pete Van Wieren Broadcaster 1976-2008
-- Kid Nicholsdagger P 1890-1901
1 Tommy Holmes OF
Manager
1942-1951
1951-1952
-- Skip Caray Broadcaster 1976-2008
2005 -- Paul Snyder Executive 1973-2007
-- Herman Long SS 1890-1902
2006 -- Bill Lucas GM 1976-1979
11, 48 Ralph Garr OF 1968-1975
2007 23 David Justice OF 1989-1996
2009 31 Greg Maddux[2] P 1993-2003
2010 47 Tom Glavinedagger[3] P 1987-2002, 2008
2011 6 Bobby Coxdagger[4][5][6] Manager 1978-1981, 1990-2010
2012 29 John Smoltzdagger[7] P 1988-1999, 2001-2008
2013 10 Chipper Jonesdagger[8] 3B/LF 1993-2012
2014 8 Javy López C 1992-2003
1 Rabbit Maranvilledagger SS/2B 1912-1920
1929-1933, 1935
-- Dave Pursley Trainer 1961-2002
2015 -- Don Sutton Broadcaster 1989-2006, 2009-2020
2016 25 Andruw Jones CF 1996-2007
-- John Schuerholz Executive 1990-present
2018 15 Tim Hudson P 2005-2013
-- Joe Simpson Broadcaster 1992-present

"City" Exhibits

Individual exhibits for the Braves' NL championship seasons as seen in the "Atlanta" exhibit

The museum featured three "city" exhibits (for Boston, Milwaukee, and Atlanta) that each featured items and information for the Braves from their times in that respective city. Included in these exhibits were "Babe Ruth as a Brave" and the 1914 World Series exhibit from Boston, a section of an original Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Car and the 1957 World Series exhibit from Milwaukee, and Hank Aaron's 715th home run exhibit and the 1995 World Series exhibit with replica rings and the Commissioner's Trophy from Atlanta.

"Braves in Cooperstown"

This exhibit featured photos of all who played for the Braves franchise who are members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Braves in National Baseball Hall of Fame

"The Transformation of Turner Field"

This exhibit showed how Centennial Olympic Stadium was transformed into Turner Field following the 1996 Summer Olympics.

"Braves Leaderboard"

This exhibit featured a large scoreboard that tracked current players' progress into breaking Braves franchise pitching and hitting records.

Move to Truist Park

The Braves decided against building a museum into Truist Park, instead preferring to have the memorabilia throughout the new park.[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Museum and HOF". atlantabraves.mlb.com. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Rogers, Carroll (July 17, 2009). "Maddux enters Braves' Hall of Fame". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "bio". May 10, 2010.
  4. ^ "Bobby Cox honored in Atlanta (video)". Atlanta Braves official website. August 13, 2011. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Bowman, Mark (August 12, 2011). "Cox humbled by entrance into Braves' Hall". MLB.com. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Bobby Cox's No. 6 retired by Braves". FOXNews.com. Associated Press. August 12, 2011. Retrieved .
  7. ^ Bowman, Mark (June 8, 2012). "Braves give Smoltz team's highest honor". Atlanta Braves official website. Retrieved .
  8. ^ Goldman, David. "Braves retire Chipper Jones' No. 10 jersey". AP. SI.com. Retrieved 2013.
  9. ^ "Braves Sunset Park" (PDF). www.bizjournals.com. 2017. Retrieved .

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