Players in Atlanta Braves history to win MVP Award
Dale Murphy. Terry Pendleton. Chipper Jones. With John Evers, Robert Elliot and Hank Aaron claiming their Most Valuable Player honors in other cities (Milwaukee or Boston), Atlanta’s four MVP Awards arrived in a 17-year span.
Jones’ 1999 season still stands out for his torrid finish — he was not named an All-Star that season as Matt Williams and Ed Sprague represented National League third basemen — as he slugged .693 and reached base in more than 46 percent of his plate appearances. And by at least one measure, it was the most impressive campaign of the group (FanGraphs’ wins above replacement):
1982 Murphy: 6.0
1983 Murphy: 7.0
1991 Pendleton: 6.3
1999 Jones: 7.3