Among all the franchises in Major League Baseball (MLB) history, a few seem to lay claim to a major representation of the greatest players ever. Everyone knows the New York Yankees have nurtured a couple of these players along the way to stardom, but how many people would have guessed that the Braves are right up there? In every era, with every city change or name change, the Braves (in Boston, Milwaukee, and Atlanta) have had some league-defining players, making this ranking much harder to create.
A couple points to keep in mind:
- I have divided the ranking of players into 2 categories: Pitchers and Position Players. Although, one would expect that pitchers would be less represented in a list like this, anyone who knows a little about the Braves will know that it is the opposite in this case
- Players were ranked according to their accomplishments while present in the Braves franchise