Austin Braves
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Austin Braves
Austin Braves
Austin, Texas
Minor league affiliations
Previous classesDouble-A
LeagueTexas League (1965-1967)
Major league affiliations
Previous teamsUnaffiliated
Minor league titles
Team data
Previous names
Austin Pioneers (1947-1955)
Austin Senators (1956-1964)

The Austin Braves were a Minor League Baseball team in the East Division of the Texas League and were affiliated with the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves. Known as the Austin Senators from 1956 to 1964, they played at Disch Field. In 1965, they became the Austin Braves, finishing in last place with a record of 70-70. In 1966, the Braves finished in fourth place with a record of 67-73. In 1967, the team also finished in fourth place with a record of 69-71. In 1968, the Atlanta Braves moved the Austin Braves to Shreveport, Louisiana, where they played as the Shreveport Braves of the Texas League from 1968 to 1970, leaving the Greater Austin area without a professional baseball team until the Round Rock Express debuted in 2000.

Members of the Austin Braves who went on to play in the majors include Dusty Baker (1967), Bobby Cox (1966), Ralph Garr (1966-1967), Clarence "Cito" Gaston (1966-1967), Mike Lum (1966), Félix Millán (1965-1966), Ron Reed (1966), and George Stone (1967).

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