The Mississippi Braves, of the Southern League and briefly in Double-A South, are owned by their parent club - although with operations now outsourced. The Atlanta Braves farmhands play their home games at Trustmark Park in Pearl, MS.
The M-Braves are among the teams Endeavor Group Holdings acquired in late 2021 and put under its newly created Diamond Baseball Holdings subsidiary. However, Endeavor's announcement differentiates that it will "operate" the four Braves' teams, suggesting something other than an outright sale. Endeavor also owns Ultimate Fighting Championship and Miss Universe.
This was the only affiliated club in Mississippi its first 10 seasons there, an exclusivity that ended when the Huntsville Stars moved to Biloxi in 2015.
M-Braves history also began with a franchise move, as the big Braves moved their owned-and-operated Double-A club from Greenville, SC, in 2005.
In the first half of their inaugural season, the Braves finished just two games out of first place, but they struggled in the second half and finished with a sub-.500 overall record. Outfielder Jeff Francoeur led the offense, hitting .273 with 13 home runs, 28 doubles, and 62 RBIs in 84 games before being called up to Atlanta in early July. Nine more Braves were called up to the big leagues in the course of the season, most notably catcher Brian McCann.
In 2006, the Braves finished with the worst overall record in the circuit under new skipper and former Atlanta star Jeff Blauser.