The Atlanta Braves Report

by Bill Chuck on September 23, 2013

It’s been a while, but today the Braves can comfortably wear their new t-shirts that read, “WE OWN THE EAST.”

In the 6th inning at Wrigley, the news came that Washington lost 4-2 to Miami, giving the Braves their first division championship in eight years. Atlanta then finished off the Cubs, 5-2, behind two homers by Andrelton Simmons and then partied in the cramped visitors’ clubhouse in the 99-year-old ballpark.

“You want to clinch at home in front of your fans, but if you can’t I think clinching in one of these stadiums — Wrigley or Fenway — one of those old traditional-type ballparks would be second-best,” Atlanta’s manager Fredi Gonzalez told reporters after the game.

Nine to Know

The Braves 2005-13

Rk Year G W L W-L% Finish Playoffs Managers
1 2013 155 92 63 .594 1st of 5 Fredi Gonzalez (92-63)
2 2012 162 94 68 .580 2nd of 5 Lost NLWC (1-0) Fredi Gonzalez (94-68)
3 2011 162 89 73 .549 2nd of 5 Fredi Gonzalez (89-73)
4 2010 162 91 71 .562 2nd of 5 Lost LDS (3-1) Bobby Cox (91-71)
5 2009 162 86 76 .531 3rd of 5 Bobby Cox (86-76)
6 2008 162 72 90 .444 4th of 5 Bobby Cox (72-90)
7 2007 162 84 78 .519 3rd of 5 Bobby Cox (84-78)
8 2006 162 79 83 .488 3rd of 5 Bobby Cox (79-83)
9 2005 162 90 72 .556 1st of 5 Lost LDS (3-1) Bobby Cox (90-72)
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/23/2013.

The Braves in the postseason

Rk Year Tm Lg W L Ties W-L% Finish Playoffs ▾ Managers
1 1995 Atlanta  NL East 90 54 0 .625 1st of 5 Won WS (4-2) Bobby Cox (90-54)
2 1957 Milwaukee  NL 95 59 1 .617 1st of 8 Won WS (4-3) Fred Haney (95-59)
3 1914 Boston  NL 94 59 5 .614 1st of 8 Won WS (4-0) George Stallings (94-59)
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5 1999 Atlanta  NL East 103 59 0 .636 1st of 5 Lost WS (4-0) Bobby Cox (103-59)
6 1996 Atlanta  NL East 96 66 0 .593 1st of 5 Lost WS (4-2) Bobby Cox (96-66)
7 1992 Atlanta  NL West 98 64 0 .605 1st of 6 Lost WS (4-2) Bobby Cox (98-64)
8 1991 Atlanta  NL West 94 68 0 .580 1st of 6 Lost WS (4-3) Bobby Cox (94-68)
9 1958 Milwaukee  NL 92 62 0 .597 1st of 8 Lost WS (4-3) Fred Haney (92-62)
10 1948 Boston  NL 91 62 1 .595 1st of 8 Lost WS (4-2) Billy Southworth (91-62)
11 2001 Atlanta  NL East 88 74 0 .543 1st of 5 Lost NLCS (4-1) Bobby Cox (88-74)
12 1998 Atlanta  NL East 106 56 0 .654 1st of 5 Lost NLCS (4-2) Bobby Cox (106-56)
13 1997 Atlanta  NL East 101 61 0 .623 1st of 5 Lost NLCS (4-2) Bobby Cox (101-61)
14 1993 Atlanta  NL West 104 58 0 .642 1st of 7 Lost NLCS (4-2) Bobby Cox (104-58)
15 1982 Atlanta  NL West 89 73 0 .549 1st of 6 Lost NLCS (3-0) Joe Torre (89-73)
16 1969 Atlanta  NL West 93 69 0 .574 1st of 6 Lost NLCS (3-0) Lum Harris (93-69)
17 2010 Atlanta  NL East 91 71 0 .562 2nd of 5 Lost LDS (3-1) Bobby Cox (91-71)
18 2005 Atlanta  NL East 90 72 0 .556 1st of 5 Lost LDS (3-1) Bobby Cox (90-72)
19 2004 Atlanta  NL East 96 66 0 .593 1st of 5 Lost LDS (3-2) Bobby Cox (96-66)
20 2003 Atlanta  NL East 101 61 0 .623 1st of 5 Lost LDS (3-2) Bobby Cox (101-61)
21 2002 Atlanta  NL East 101 59 1 .631 1st of 5 Lost LDS (3-2) Bobby Cox (101-59)
22 2000 Atlanta  NL East 95 67 0 .586 1st of 5 Lost LDS (3-0) Bobby Cox (95-67)
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/23/2013.

*1892 Boston Beaneaters NL 102 48 2 .680 1st of 12 Won Series (5-0-1) Frank Selee (102-48)

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