Ivan Allen Jr. Braves Museum and Hall of Fame
The Ivan Allen Jr. Braves Museum and Hall of Fame (BMHF) was founded in 1999, to honor various players, managers, coaches, executives, and others who have been a part of the Atlanta Braves professional-baseball franchise during its years in Boston (1871–1952), Milwaukee (1953–1965), and/or Atlanta (1966–present). The Museum and Hall of Fame, named after former Atlanta mayor Ivan Allen Jr., was located in Turner Field on the northwest side at Aisle 134.
"Braves Hall of Fame"
The Braves Hall of Fame consists of 32 members who contributed to the franchise during its 148 seasons, whether they were players, managers, broadcasters, or owners.
Braves Hall of Fame members
|Bold||Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame|
|Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame as a Brave|
|Bold||Recipient of the Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award|
|Braves Hall of Fame|
|1999||21||Warren Spahn||P||1942, 1946–1964|
|35||Phil Niekro||P||1964–1983, 1987|
|2002||28, 33||Johnny Sain||P|
|2003||1, 23||Del Crandall||C||1949–1963|
|2004||—||Pete Van Wieren||Broadcaster||1976–2008|
|11, 48||Ralph Garr||OF||1968–1975|
|2010||47||Tom Glavine||P||1987–2002, 2008|
|2011||6||Bobby Cox||Manager||1978–1981, 1990–2010|
|2012||29||John Smoltz||P||1988–1999, 2001–2008|
|2015||—||Don Sutton||Broadcaster||1989–2006, 2009–present|
The museum featured three "city" exhibits (for Boston, Milwaukee, and Atlanta) that each featured items and information for the Braves from their times in that respective city. Included in these exhibits were "Babe Ruth as a Brave" and the 1914 World Series exhibit from Boston, a section of an original Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Car and the 1957 World Series exhibit from Milwaukee, and Hank Aaron's 715th home run exhibit and the 1995 World Series exhibit with replica rings and the Commissioner's Trophy from Atlanta.
"Braves in Cooperstown"
This exhibit featured photos of all who played for the Braves franchise who are members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Braves in National Baseball Hall of Fame
|Atlanta Braves Hall of Famers|
|Affiliation according to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum|
"The Transformation of Turner Field"
This exhibit featured a large scoreboard that tracked current players' progress into breaking Braves franchise pitching and hitting records.
Move to SunTrust Park
The Braves decided against building a museum into SunTrust Park, instead preferring to have the memorabilia throughout the new park.
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- Braves Museum and Hall of Fame official webpage