The Atlanta Braves are one of baseball’s original franchises with a history dating back to 1876. The organization originated in Boston and took on the Braves name in 1912. The team has had one of baseball’s richest histories and similarly some of the game’s greatest hitters. Up until 2006, the Braves boasted baseball’s all-time leader in home runs, Hank Aaron, who leads the top five home run hitters in Atlanta Braves history.
Andruw Jones: 368 home runs
Getting his start at an early age, Gold Glove center fielder Andruw Jones became one of the top home run hitters in Atlanta Braves history. In 1996, Jones joined the big league club at age 19 and developed into a great power hitter shortly thereafter. By 1998, he posted his first 30 home run season, a feat he would accomplish seven times in eleven full seasons as a Brave. In 2005, Andruw Jones had his best season as crushed 51 home runs and drove in 128 RBI, leading the National League in both categories.
Dale Murphy: 371 home runs
Former MVP outfielder Dale Murphy ranks fourth among the Atlanta Braves all-time leaders in home runs. Murphy played for the Braves from 1976 to 1989 as one of the top players in his day. Hitting 36 home runs in both 1982 and 1983, Dale Murphy won the NL MVP Award in back-to-back seasons. He reached double-digit home runs in 14 consecutive seasons for the Atlanta Braves before being traded to Philadelphia.
Chipper Jones: 430 home runs
Debuting in 1993, Chipper Jones has spent his entire 17-year career with the Atlanta Braves and he is currently sitting third among the Atlanta Braves all-time home run leaders. Jones was one of the best players in baseball during his prime years, peaking in 1999 when he hit 45 home runs and drove in 110 runs to win the NL MVP Award. Starting in his first full Major League season, Chipper Jones hit at least 20 home runs per year in 14 straight years. He is the only active player among the top five Atlanta Braves home run hitters.
Eddie Mathews: 493 home runs
Hall of Fame third baseman Eddie Mathews was one of the greatest players the hot corner has ever seen. Mathews was a perennial All-Star third baseman for the Braves, starting his career in their Boston days, playing right through their 13 years in Milwaukee, and finishing in their first year in Atlanta. Eddie Mathews had four 40-plus home run seasons including a career high of 47 in 1953. With 512 career home runs, he ranks 21st among the all-time Major League leaders.
Hank Aaron: 733 home runs
The greatest home run hitter in Atlanta Braves history and one of the greatest to ever play the game is Hammerin’ Hank Aaron. Not only a great player for his ability, Aaron displayed remarkable longevity by playing at a high level for 23 Major League seasons, 21 of which came with the Braves. In that time, Aaron slugged 40-plus home runs eight times and 30-plus homers a remarkable 15 times. Aaron was a 21-time All-Star and he won one MVP in his career in 1957, though he was always in the running for the award. While Barry Bonds just edged him for the Major League home run record, Hank Aaron remains the all-time ML leader in RBI with 2,297 in his career.