Thome, Glavine set to challenge Braves' reign

The Atlanta Braves have won 11 division titles in 12 season. They won the NL East in 2002 by 19.5 games. But with Tom Glavine leaving and the Phillies makes moves, will 2003 be the year the reign ends?

Originally Published: December 6, 2002
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

Twelve years.

Eleven division titles.

That's what the Atlanta Braves have done since 1991, and it's a record that hasn't even been approached, let alone matched, since the leagues split into divisions back in 1969. The Braves have won so many division titles that when you're making your predictions in the spring, you don't have to spend any time at all thinking about the top spot in the National League East. Just write in Braves and move to one of those other, unpredictable divisions.

But ...

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