5 greatest outfielders in Boston/Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves franchise history

SAN FRANCISCO - APRIL 8: Andruw Jones #25 of the Atlanta Braves bats against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on April 8, 2006 in San Francisco, California. The Giants defeated the Braves 12-6. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO - APRIL 8: Andruw Jones #25 of the Atlanta Braves bats against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on April 8, 2006 in San Francisco, California. The Giants defeated the Braves 12-6. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images) /
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ATLANTA, GA – MARCH 31: A jersey recognizing career home run 715 of Hank Aaron is shown in the Monument Grove area of SunTrust Park before the game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees on March 31, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA – MARCH 31: A jersey recognizing career home run 715 of Hank Aaron is shown in the Monument Grove area of SunTrust Park before the game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees on March 31, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) /

Number 1 — Hank Aaron (142.6 bWAR with Braves)

Was there really any doubt who would be at the top of this list? There is no one more associated with the Milwaukee and Atlanta franchises than the man who hit 733 home runs while wearing a Braves jersey.

Hank Aaron made an impact on not only his own franchise, but Major League Baseball and society as well

Aaron made 25 consecutive All-Star Game appearances and finished in the top five of NL MVP voting on eight occasions (including winning the award in 1957 after leading MLB with 44 home runs and 132 RBI). Aaron hit 40 or more home runs in eight different seasons and 30 or more homers in 15 campaigns.

He moved with the Braves from Milwaukee to Atlanta before the 1966 season, and quickly introduced himself to the “new” home fans by leading the NL with 44 home runs and pacing all of MLB with 127 RBI.

dark. Next. The Hall of Fame case for Andruw Jones

After retiring from the game following the 1976 season, Aaron was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility (1982). In his honor, MLB has established the Hank Aaron Award, given each season to one AL and NL player in recognition of the best overall offensive performance in each league.