The Braves franchise began in 1876 in Boston, moved to a Milwaukee in 1953, and came to a stop in Atlanta in 1966. Over the course of a century-plus they have seen three cities and many different official names. All their stats, schedules, uniform numbers, and history can be found on the Atlanta Braves team page and posted below is a chart with links to their managerial pages:
William Russell was the leader of a group of investors who owned the Boston franchise. After disappointing finishes he decided to name the team the Rustlers in his honor. On November 25, 1911, William Russell passed away and the very next season they were named the Braves due to New York politician James E. Gaffney's Tammany Hall connections.
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