Mississippi Braves

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.[2]

Mississippi Braves
Founded in 2005
Pearl, Mississippi
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Team logoCap insignia
Class-level
CurrentDouble-A (2005–present)
Minor league affiliations
LeagueSouthern League (2005–present)
DivisionSouth
Major league affiliations
CurrentAtlanta Braves (2005–present)
Minor league titles
League titles (1)2008
Division titles (1)2008
Team data
NicknameMississippi Braves (2005–present)
Previous names
Greenville Braves (1984–2004)
Savannah Braves (1971–1983)
Shreveport Braves (1968–1970)
Austin Braves (1966–1967)
BallparkTrustmark Park (2005–present)
Previous parks
Greenville Municipal Stadium (1984–2004)
Grayson Stadium (1971–1983)
Braves Field (1968–1970)
Disch Field (1966–1967)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Liberty Media
ManagerChris Maloney
General ManagerPete Laven[1]

Team history

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.

The Braves' first season began on April 18, 2005. The Braves opened their inaugural season in Trustmark Park with a loss against the Montgomery Biscuits.

Championships

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.[3]

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M-Braves current home, Trustmark Park

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Greenville Braves logo. The franchise moved from Greenville to Pearl at the end of the 2004 season.

Television and Radio

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.

Roster

Mississippi Braves roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

Catchers

  • 28 William Contreras
  • 54 Carlos Martinez

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Injury icon 2.svg 7-day injured list
* On Atlanta Braves 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated June 5, 2019
Transactions
→ More rosters: MiLB • Southern League
Atlanta Braves minor league players

Notable players

Alex Wood pitching for the Mississippi Braves in 2013
Alex Wood pitching for the Mississippi Braves

* Promoted directly to Atlanta.

References

  1. ^ "Pete Laven Named M-Braves Vice President and GM". Ballpark Digest. November 28, 2018. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  2. ^ Joe Bramhall. "Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc". Hoover's. Retrieved 2007-10-04.
  3. ^ http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080914/SPORTS09/809140389 The Clarion-Ledger: M-Braves complete mission

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