Since 1966 the Atlanta Braves have built an impressive record. For 11 consecutive years (1995 to 2005) they won the Eastern National League division title, claiming the North American sports record for longest winning streak.Click Here to Buy Atlanta Braves Baseball Tickets
They've also won three World Series Championships (1914, 1957, and 1995) and many other divisional titles as well. Atlanta Stadium, also known as "The Launching Pad", has been a big part of the franchise's success as its batter-friendly atmosphere bred record-setter Hank Aaron in addition to well-known hitters Rico Carty and Ralph Garr in the 1970s. The Braves now play at Turner Field.
The team's reputation has not fared as well in political correctness as it has in pure sport. Borrowing from the Florida State University Seminoles a war cry and the arm-motion known as the "tomahawk chop" performed with souvenier foam tomahawks, the Braves have garnered criticism for ethnic insensitivity. The team name itself has been similarly vilified, but to no avail. The Braves seem committed to keeping their team name exactly as it is.
What the team would like to change is their recent inability to get beyond divisional titles and into the World Series. Though they won the East Division title eleven years in a row from 1995 to 2005, they won the National League Pennant only three of those years and only the 1995 season resulted in a World Series title.