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From BR Bullpen
- Location: Atlanta, GA
- League: Southern League 1895-1896; Southern Association 1903-1961; International League 1962-1965
- Affiliation: Boston Braves 1950-1952; Milwaukee Braves 1953-1959; Los Angeles Dodgers 1960-1961; St. Louis Cardinals 1962-1963; Minnesota Twins 1964; Milwaukee Braves 1965
- Ballpark: Athletic Grounds 1895; Brisbane Park 1896; Ponce de Leon Park 1906-1964; Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium 1965
The Atlanta Crackers first played in the Southern League in 1895 and 1896. The name harkened back to the Atlanta Firecrackers of 1892. The team played in Athletic Grounds the first year and Brisbane Park the second.
The Atlanta Crackers ran almost through the entire lifespan of the Southern Association, from 1903 through 1961. The Atlanta Firemen had played in 1902. The Atlanta Crackers also played in the International League from 1962 to 1965, until the Milwaukee Braves relocated to Atlanta. The Crackers then moved to Richmond, Virginia and changed their name to the Braves, where they played as the Atlanta Braves' AAA team through 2008. Beginning in 2009, the franchise returned to Georgia as the Gwinnett Braves, who play at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, GA.
The Crackers played in Ponce de Leon Park from in 1907, when it opened, until 1964. They played the fastest game in organized baseball history - at the time - on September 17, 1910, losing 2-1 at home to the Mobile Sea Gulls in 32 minutes; that record was eclipsed in 1916 in a North Carolina State League game played in Asheville, NC.
 Year-by-Year record
|1895||70-37||1st||Jimmy Knowles||none League Champs|
|1896||36-36||--||Jimmy Knowles||Team disbanded August 11|
|1906||80-56||3rd||William A. Smith||none|
|1907||78-54||1st||William A. Smith||none League Champs|
|1908||63-72||6th||William A. Smith||none|
|1909||87-49||1st||William A. Smith||none League Champs|
|1912||54-83||8th||Charlie Hemphill / Charles "Whitey" Alperman||none|
|1913||81-56||1st||William A. Smith||none League Champs|
|1914||78-66||4th||William A. Smith||none|
|1915||74-79||5th||William A. Smith||none|
|1917||98-56||1st||Charlie Frank||none League Champs|
|1918||18-49||8th||Charlie Frank||League suspended operations June 28|
|1919||85-83||1st||Charlie Frank||none League Champs|
|1922||55-97||8th||Roy Ellam / Bill Rariden / Bill Bersen||none|
|1925||87-67||1st||Bert Niehoff||none League Champs|
|1932||62-90||7th||David "Red" Barron||none|
|1933||62-86||7th||Charley Moore / Wilbert Robinson|
|1934||77-74||4th||Spencer Abbott (68-73) / Eddie Moore (9-1)|
|1935||91-60||1st||Eddie Moore||League Champs|
|1936||94-59||1st||Eddie Moore||Lost in 1st round|
|1937||84-66||3rd (t)||Eddie Moore||Lost League Finals|
|1938||91-62||1st||Paul Richards||League Champs|
|1939||83-67||4th||Paul Richards||Lost League Finals|
|1940||93-58||2nd||Paul Richards||Lost League Finals|
|1941||99-55||1st||Paul Richards||Lost League Finals|
|1943||60-79||7th||Al Leitz / Harry Hughes|
|1945||94-46||1st||Kiki Cuyler||Lost in 1st round|
|1946||96-58||1st||Kiki Cuyler||League Champs|
|1950||92-59||1st||Dixie Walker||Lost League Finals|
|1951||76-78||6th||Dixie Walker / Whit Wyatt / Dixie Walker|
|1952||82-72||2nd||Dixie Walker||Lost in 1st round|
|1953||84-70||3rd||Gene Mauch||Lost in 1st round|
|1954||94-60||1st||Whit Wyatt||League Champs|
|1955||70-84||7th||George McQuinn / Marv Rackley / Clyde King (18-33)|
|1956||89-65||1st||Clyde King||League Champs|
|1957||87-67||1st||Buddy Bates||League Champs|
|1958||84-70||3rd||Buddy Bates||Lost in 1st round|
|1959||56-96||8th||Buddy Bates / Bob Montag|
|1960||87-67||1st||Rube Walker||none League Champs|
|1962||83-71||3rd||Joe Schultz||League Champs|
|1963||85-68||2nd||Harry Walker||Lost League Finals|
|1964||55-93||8th||Jack McKeon (19-42) / Pete Appleton (36-51)|
|1965||83-64||2nd||Bill Adair||Lost in 1st round|
 Further Reading
- Ken Fenster: "The 1954 Dixie Series", in Baseball in the Peach State, The National Pastime, SABR, Volume 40 (2010), pp. 72-82.
- Ken Fenster: "It's Not Fiction: The Race to Host the 1954 Southern Association All-Star Game", The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Vol. 39, Number 2 (Fall 2010), pp. 90-94.* Norman L. Macht: "Memories of a Minor-League Traveler", in Baseball in the Peach State, The National Pastime, SABR, Volume 40 (2010), pp. 62-67.
- Wynn Montgomery: "That Was Quick !", in Ken Fenster and Wynn Montgomery, eds: Baseball in the Peach State, The National Pastime, SABR, Volume 40 (2010), pp. 59-61.
- Lyle Spatz: "Three Georgia-Born Former Dodgers Lead the Crackers to a Pennant", in Ken Fenster and Wynn Montgomery, eds: Baseball in the Peach State, The National Pastime, SABR, Volume 40 (2010), pp. 69-71.