Greenville Braves fielded one of the greatest minor league teams in history


The Greenville Braves, a member of the Class AA level Southern League from 1984 through 2004, were a stop for many prominent members of the Atlanta Braves, with whom the local team was affiliated.

Among the players to play for Greenville before arriving in Atlanta were future Major League All-Stars pitcher Tom Glavine, third baseman Chipper Jones, catcher Javy Lopez and center fielder Andruw Jones.

Jones and Lopez were members of one of the greatest minor league teams in history, the 1992 Greenville Braves. Managed by Grady Little, the 1992 G-Braves won 100 of 143 regular-season games then went on to win the Southern League championship.

The G-Braves played in Greenville Municipal Stadium, which also hosted several Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournaments.

The G-Braves left town after the 2004 season, moving the franchise to Pearl, Miss.