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Tomahawk Choppin’ Through History


Grab your baseball hats, salted peanuts and foam tomahawks because next week is the home opener for the Atlanta Braves – the oldest continuously operating sports franchise in America.

The franchise is the only one of 30 Major League franchises to have fielded a team every season since the start of professional baseball. Beginning in 1871 as the Boston Red Stockings, the team changed its name to the Braves in 1912. After losing fan support to the Red Sox, the Braves moved to Milwaukee. In 1966, the team arrived in Atlanta.

The Braves won their first World Series title in 1995.

Haley Haas, SPR Atlanta

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Insider’s Guide: Sports – Testing August 31, 2017 - 8:49 pm

[…] The Atlanta Braves played their first regular season game on April 12, 1966, as the first major sports franchise to play a game and call the city their home. They lost the game 3-2 in 13 innings to the Pirates, but it was such a huge moment for the city, the state of Georgia and the South. There was a feeling among those that lived here that Atlanta had arrived as a major market. Atlanta was now in the same league and had the same status as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. (See related history story here.) […]


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