(Redirected from Augusta Green Jackets)
- Location: Augusta, GA 1994-2017; North Augusta, SC 2018-present
- League: South Atlantic League 1994-2019; Low-A East 2021, Carolina League 2022-
- Affiliation: Pittsburgh Pirates 1994-1998; Boston Red Sox 1999-2004; San Francisco Giants 2005-2020; Atlanta Braves 2021-present
- Ballpark: Heaton Stadium 1994; Lake Olmstead Stadium 1995-2017; SRP Park 2018-present
The Augusta GreenJackets, formerly of the South Atlantic League, briefly in Low-A East, and now in the Carolina League, are part of a market baseball history that dates to 1884 and includes the legendary Ty Cobb's 1904 professional debut. The Atlanta Braves farmhands play their home games at SRP Park in North Augusta, SC.
MLB's 2021 Minor League Reorganization switched the long-time San Francisco Giants' affiliate into the Braves' system - who at the time owned all their other farm teams. All four 2021 Atlanta farm teams are among those Endeavor Group Holdings acquired the following December and put under its newly created Diamond Baseball Holdings subsidiary. However, Endeavor's announcement differentiates that it will "operate" the Braves' teams, suggesting something other than an outright sale. Endeavor also owns Ultimate Fighting Championship and Miss Universe.
Ripken Baseball, led by Baltimore Orioles legend Cal Ripken, Jr., bought the GreenJackets in 2005. They became RB's second minor league team, and Cal at the time stated a goal of buying 10 teams in 10 years. RB later bought a third but has since sold all but the first - the Aberdeen IronBirds, who play in his home town of Aberdeen, MD.