Gwinnett Braves

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Team History[edit]

On January 14, 2008, it was announced that the Richmond Braves would move from Richmond, Virginia to Gwinnett County, Georgia for the 2009 season. The Gwinnett Braves are the AAA International League affiliate of the Atlanta Braves.

In 2017, it was announced that the Braves were looking to change their name and submitted a number of possible names for fans to vote on. Consistent with the recent trend of minor league teams choosing highly original names, often based on local culinary specialties, the names proposed included: Big Mouths, Buttons, Gobblers, Hush Puppies, Lambchops, Sweet Teas. The main reason for this was that the team had had attendance problems since starting play and was finding it hard establishing a distinct identity while sharing a name and market with the major league Braves.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
2009 81-63 4th Dave Brundage Lost in 1st round Jamie Dismuke Derek Botelho
2010 72-71 7th Dave Brundage Jamie Dismuke Derek Botelho Billy Nicholson
2011 78-65 5th Dave Brundage Jamie Dismuke Marty Reed Billy Nicholson
2012 62-82 12th Dave Brundage Jamie Dismuke Marty Reed Billy Nicholson
2013 60-84 14th Randy Ready Jamie Dismuke Marty Reed Billy Nicholson
2014 65-77 12th Brian Snitker Garey Ingram Marty Reed Billy Nicholson
2015 77-67 5th (t) Brian Snitker John Moses Marty Reed Billy Nicholson
2016 65-78 10th Brian Snitker (19-20) / John Moses (1-1) /
Rick Albert (10-13) / John Moses (35-44)
Lost League Finals John Moses Marty Reed / Mike Alvarez Billy Nicholson Jose Mota
2017 71-71 6th (t) Damon Berryhill John Moses Reid Cornelius Billy Nicholson Jose Mota

Further Reading[edit]

  • Ray Glier: "Minor league team sharing name, market with Atlanta Braves not easy", USA Today Sports, August 19, 2017. [1]

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