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From the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s collection containing tens of thousands of artifacts, our curators have created each team’s Starting Nine by hand-picking nine must-see pieces for each of the 30 MLB teams. This limited-time list is the perfect introduction to the Museum for every Atlanta Braves fan.

Don’t wait to make your visit to Cooperstown to take the Hall of Fame Starting Nine challenge, as this program is only available through December 2020.

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Hank Aaron: Home Run #715 Uniform

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Atlanta Braves legend Hank Aaron wore this uniform on April 8, 1974, when he smashed his 715th career home run, a 1-0 pitch off Dodgers pitcher Al Downing. The two-run blast eclipsed Babe Ruth’s record and cemented Aaron's place as an American sports icon.

Joe Adcock: Four Home Run Bat

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On July 31, 1954, a dozen seasons before the club moved to Atlanta, Milwaukee Braves first baseman Joe Adcock recorded 18 total bases, a major league record that stood for nearly half a century. Adcock achieved the feat by clouting four home runs and a double, each hit coming with this bat that he borrowed from teammate Charlie White.

Bobby Cox: 2,000th Win Cap

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Braves manager Bobby Cox wore this cap when he earned his 2,000 career win, a 6-3 defeat of the Mets on September 29, 2004. After another half-dozen seasons piloting Atlanta, Cox retired with 2,504 victories, fourth most in major league history, and an all-time record of 16 postseason appearances.

Tom Glavine: World Series MVP Shoes

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Tom Glavine, who picked up 244 of his 305 career wins with the Atlanta Braves, wore these spikes during the 1995 World Series. His two victories over the Cleveland Indians, including eight shutout innings in the clinching Game Six, earned him the Series MVP Award.

Chipper Jones: Final Season Jersey

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Chipper Jones wore this jersey in 2012, the final season of a 19-year career with the Braves in which he garnered eight All-Star berths, two Silver Slugger Awards, and a batting title. The switch-hitting third baseman helped lead Atlanta to 11 straight division titles, three NL pennants, and a World Championship.

David Justice: World Series Home Run Bat

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Wielding this Louisville Slugger bat, Braves right fielder David Justice accounted for the only run scored in Game Six of the 1995 World Series, as his solo home run in the sixth inning ultimately gave the Atlanta Braves their first championship title.

Greg Maddux: Cy Young Shoes

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Braves pitcher Greg Maddux wore these spikes during the 1995 regular season, when he posted an astounding 19-2 record, paced the majors with a 1.63 ERA, and won his fourth consecutive Cy Young Award. “The Professor” finished his 23-season career with 355 wins.

John Smoltz: 3,000th K Jersey

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Wearing this Braves jersey on April 22, 2008, John Smoltz became just the 16th big league pitcher to record 3,000 career strikeouts, and the only big leaguer to reach the milestone with at least 100 career saves.

Boston Royal Rooters 1897 Beantown Badge

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The Braves trace their National League roots back to Boston, where they played from 1876 to 1952. Around the turn of the century, Beantown fans supported their team as members of the “Boston Royal Rooters” and in 1897 sported special badges.

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