Mississippi Braves

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Team History[edit]

The Mississippi Braves, of the Southern League and briefly in Double-A South, are owned by their parent club - although with operations now outsourced. The Atlanta Braves farmhands play their home games at Trustmark Park in Pearl, MS.

The M-Braves are among the teams Endeavor Group Holdings acquired in late 2021 and put under its newly created Diamond Baseball Holdings subsidiary. However, Endeavor's announcement differentiates that it will "operate" the four Braves' teams, suggesting something other than an outright sale.[1] Endeavor also owns Ultimate Fighting Championship and Miss Universe.

This was the only affiliated club in Mississippi its first 10 seasons there, an exclusivity that ended when the Huntsville Stars moved to Biloxi in 2015.

M-Braves history also began with a franchise move, as the big Braves moved their owned-and-operated Double-A club from Greenville, SC, in 2005.


In the first half of their inaugural season, the Braves finished just two games out of first place, but they struggled in the second half and finished with a sub-.500 overall record. Outfielder Jeff Francoeur led the offense, hitting .273 with 13 home runs, 28 doubles, and 62 RBIs in 84 games before being called up to Atlanta in early July. Nine more Braves were called up to the big leagues in the course of the season, most notably catcher Brian McCann.


In 2006, the Braves finished with the worst overall record in the circuit under new skipper and former Atlanta star Jeff Blauser.



Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
2005 64-68 6th Brian Snitker Phillip Wellman Kent Willis
2006 58-80 10th Jeff Blauser Phillip Wellman Kent Willis
2007 67-72 6th Phillip Wellman Lost in 1st round Franklin Stubbs Derek Botelho
2008 73-66 3rd Phillip Wellman League Champs Franklin Stubbs Derek Botelho
2009 65-73 5th Phillip Wellman Roosevelt Brown/Billy Nicholson Marty Reed Jose Mota
2010 63-74 8th Phillip Wellman Garey Ingram Marty Reed
2011 61-79 9th Rocket Wheeler Garey Ingram Mike Alvarez
2012 62-77 10th Aaron Holbert Garey Ingram Mike Alvarez
2013 76-63 4th Aaron Holbert Lost in 1st round Garey Ingram Dennis Lewallyn
2014 83-56 1st Aaron Holbert Jamie Dismuke / John Moses Dennis Lewallyn
2015 69-67 6th Aaron Holbert Garey Ingram Dennis Lewallyn
2016 73-65 5th Luis Salazar Lost League Finals Garey Ingram Dennis Lewallyn Barbaro Garbey
2017 58-80 9th Luis Salazar Ivan Cruz Derrick Lewis
2018 67-71 5th (t) Chris Maloney Carlos Mendez Dennis Lewallyn
2019 64-75 7th Chris Maloney Carlos Mendez Dennis Lewallyn Alfredo Amezaga
2020 Season cancelled
2021 67-44 1st Wyatt Toregas (18-15) / Dan Meyer (49-29) League Champs Einar Diaz Dan Meyer Devon Travis
2022 Bruce Crabbe Mike Bard Bo Henning Angel Flores

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