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May 16, 1871 South End Grounds, first home of today's Atlanta Braves, opens in Boston
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August 11, 1914 Last game is play at South End Grounds, Boston, first home of Atlanta Braves
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November 18, 1915 Braves Field opens, Boston, Mass.
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June 14, 1952 Hank Aaron signed by the Braves. Wins Northern League Rookie of the Year
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  Hank Aaron
September 21, 1952 Last game at Braves Field, Boston, Mass. They move to Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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April 6, 1953 The first Milwaukee Braves game is played at Milwaukee County Stadium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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March 13, 1954 Bobby Thomson, playing for the Milwaukee Braves, breaks his ankle while sliding into 2nd base during Spring Training. Hank Aaron replaces him.
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  Hank Aaron
April 13, 1954 Hank Aaron makes his Major League debut playing for the Milwaukee Braves.
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  Hank Aaron
July 27, 1959 William Shea, a wealthy New York attorney, announces the formation of the Continental League, slated to begin play in 1961. Atlanta is one of the cities in which Shea wants to put a baseball team.
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August 2, 1960 After just over a year in existance, the Continental League folds without playing a single game. Major League Baseball agrees to accept four of its franchises as expansion teams in 1962.
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July 2, 1963 Warren Spahn in epic battle against Juan Marichal, as they each pitched 16 scoreless innings. Marichal's Giants eventually beat Spahn's Braves 1-0 on a Willie Mays homer
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March 5, 1964 Milwaukee Braves owners complete negotiations to move the team to Atlanta, Georgia.
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April 15, 1964 Work begins on Atlanta Stadium, later known as Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium because the city needed financial help to complete the structure.
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  Fulton County, Georgia
October 14, 1964 William Bartholomay announces the Braves move to Atlanta
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  William Bartholomay announces the Braves are moving to Atlanta
April 12, 1966 First ball game played by the Atlanta Braves in the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in front of 51,000 fans
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  Fulton County, Georgia
October 6, 1969 Entering the post-season for the first time in Atlanta, the Braves lose to the New York Mets, 3 games to 0 in the inaugural National League Championship Series.
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April 15, 1972 The Atlanta Braves premier on WTCG
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June 29, 1972 The Atlanta Braves trade Orlando Cepeda to the Oakland Athletics for pitcher Denny McLain
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October 2, 1974 Hank Aaron hits #733, his final home run in a Braves uniform
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  Hank Aaron
January 1, 1976 Ted Turner purchases the Atlanta Braves
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  Ted Turner
October 10, 1982 Atlanta Braves lose the National League Championship Series to the St. Louis Cardinals, 3 games to 0
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October 17, 1991 Atlanta Braves advance to the World Series for the first time in 33 years by defeating the Pittsburg Pirates in the National League Championship Series, 4 games to 3.
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  Braves defeat Pirates, 1991 NLCS
October 27, 1991 Atlanta Braves lose the 1991 World Series to the Minnesota Twins, 4-3
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  Atlanta Braves lose World Series to Minnesota Twins
October 14, 1992 Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4 games to 3.
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October 24, 1992 Atlanta Braves lose the 1992 World Series to the Toronto Blue Jays, 4-2
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October 13, 1993 Philadelphia Phillies defeat the Atlanta Braves in the National League Championship Series, 4 games to 2
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October 7, 1995 Atlanta beats the Colorado Rockies 3 games to one in the best of 5 National League Division Series
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October 14, 1995 Atlanta Braves sweep the Cincinnati Reds in the National League Championship Series
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October 28, 1995 Tom Glavine and Mark Wohlers combine to beat the Cleveland Indians 1-0 in Game 6 of the World Series, giving Atlanta its first title ever. (The Braves had last won the Series when they were in Milwaukee in 1957).
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October 24, 1996 Last Atlanta Braves game at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
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April 4, 1997 First National League game at Turner Field, Atlanta Braves lose to the Chicago Cubs, 5-4. It is only the fifth field used by the Braves as a home field in more than 125 years of playing baseball
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  Ted Turner
August 2, 1997 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium is demolished. It takes 30 seconds for explosive charges to level the building
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  Fulton County, Georgia
August 3, 1997 Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Phil Niekro (1966-1983, 1987) is inducted into the Baseball Hame of Fame, Cooperstown, New York as a player, winning 80.34% of the vote (380 votes on 473 ballots). He is most noted for his knuckleball.
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October 12, 2001 Atlanta Braves defeat the Houston Astros in the National League Division Series
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October 21, 2001 The Arizona Diamondbacks end the Atlanta Braves season in the National League play-offs. The Diamondbacks won 4 out of 5 games
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October 21, 2001 The Atlanta Braves lose the National League Championship Series to the Arizona Razorbacks, 4 games to 1.
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August 12, 2003 Statue of Warren Spahn unveiled at Turner Field
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October 5, 2003 Atlanta Braves lose the National League Division Championship series 3-2 to the Chicago Cubs
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October 11, 2004 Braves lose the National League Division Series to the Houston Astros, 3 games to 2.
  2004 National League Division Series
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October 9, 2005 Houston Astros defeat the Atlanta Braves in the National League Division Playoffs, 3 games to 1. The series featured the longest postseason game by innings
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