Ranking Braves’ 5 best pitching campaigns


ATLANTA — When compiling a list of the greatest seasons ever recorded by a Braves pitcher, you are immediately reminded of the fact that over the course of two seasons, Greg Maddux constructed two of the greatest seasons the baseball world has ever seen.

Going all the way back to Kid Nichols’ dominance in the late 1800s, the Braves have long had the privilege of employing some of the best pitchers in baseball history. Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz continued the excellence of Warren Spahn and Phil Niekro, who became the organization’s first Modern Era pitchers to be elected to the Hall of Fame.

Here is a look at the five best seasons produced by a Braves pitcher during the Modern Era:

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