The Mississippi Braves, or M-Braves as they are referred to locally, are a minor league baseball team based in Pearl, Mississippi, a suburb of Jackson. The team is the Class AA affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, and plays in the Southern League. The team is owned and operated by Liberty Media, which also owns the Atlanta Braves. Liberty purchased the Braves from Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting unit in 2007.
Founded in 2005
|Minor league affiliations|
|League||Southern League (2005–present)|
|Major league affiliations|
|Current||Atlanta Braves (2005–present)|
|Minor league titles|
|League titles (1)||2008|
|Division titles (1)||2008|
|Nickname||Mississippi Braves (2005–present)|
|Greenville Braves (1984–2004)|
Savannah Braves (1971–1983)
Shreveport Braves (1968–1970)
Austin Braves (1966–1967)
|Ballpark||Trustmark Park (2005–present)|
|Greenville Municipal Stadium (1984–2004)|
Grayson Stadium (1971–1983)
Braves Field (1968–1970)
Disch Field (1966–1967)
|General Manager||Pete Laven|
For 20 years, from 1984 to 2004, the Mississippi Braves were based in Greenville, South Carolina, and known as the Greenville Braves. Due to the condition of Greenville Municipal Stadium, and the failure to reach an agreement with the Greenville County council for a new ballpark, the team pursued relocation. Before the 2004 season, the Braves announced their intention to relocate to Pearl, Mississippi, after the season's conclusion.
On September 13, 2008, the Mississippi Braves beat the Carolina Mudcats, 3–2, in the 10th inning of the decisive Game 5 of the Southern League Championship Series. This was the M-Braves first championship since relocating to Mississippi and was the first Southern League title for Atlanta's Double-A franchise since 1997.
All Mississippi Braves games are televised live on MiLB.TV. Beginning with the 2009 season, all regular and post-season Mississippi Braves games air on WYAB 103.9 FM. The current home play-by-play broadcaster is Blake Scott. Derrel Palmer voices away games, in addition to serving as the public address announcer at Trustmark Park.
Mississippi Braves roster
7-day injured list
* Promoted directly to Atlanta.
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|World's Championship Series|
|Division titles (18)|
|Wild card berths (2)|
|Liberty Media Group|
|Liberty SiriusXM Group|
Sports teams based in Mississippi