2022 Atlanta Braves
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2022 Atlanta Braves / Franchise: Atlanta Braves / BR Team Page
Managed by Brian Snitker
History, Comments, Contributions
When the 2022 Atlanta Braves won their 13th straight game on June 14th, it was the longest winning streak by a defending World Series champion since the 1954 New York Yankees, who had also won 13 in a row. When the streak started on June 1st, they were four games below .500 at 23-27 and 10 1/2 games behind the first-place New York Mets. It eventually reached 14 games before ending in a 1-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs on June 17th; ironically, the win by the Cubs ended their own streak, a ten-game losing streak. The streak was propped up by some tremendous power hitting as they hit a major league best 35 homers in the 14 games, and were now 9 games above the break-even point at 37-28, having reduced the Mets' lead to 4 1/2 games. And the team's confidence was now sky-high, since the previous season's heroics had come after a decidedly mediocre first half, so they were in effect ahead of that pace.
Awards and Honors
- All-Star: Ronald Acuna, William Contreras, Travis d'Arnaud, Max Fried, Austin Riley and Dansby Swanson
- Mark Bowman: "The streak is over, but Braves in better spot than 2021", mlb.com, June 17, 2022. 
- Bob Nightengale (USA Today): "Atlanta knows it can rally through World Series hangover, but 'last year is last year'", Yahoo! News, June 5, 2022. 
- Charles Odum (Associated Press): "Braves' World Series title is big target for NL East rivals", Yahoo! News, March 30, 2022. 
- Joe Trezza: "Hottest team in baseball: Braves' 12 straight wins are Majors' season best", mlb.com, June 14, 2022.