Did Justin Upton Have the Best April in Atlanta Braves History?

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Did Justin Upton Have the Best April in Atlanta Braves History?
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Justin Upton leads the majors in home runs.

The Atlanta Braves acquired Justin Upton to be a driving force in the heart of the lineup in 2013. That is exactly what he was over the season's first month.

Slugging his way to the major league lead in home runs, Upton has established himself as a early candidate for National League MVP. In doing so, he put together one of the best April stat lines of any Braves player since the club relocated from Milwaukee, prior to the 1966 season.

Initially, it seemed that Upton had to be putting together the best April ever by an Atlanta player.

After all, there was not an abundance of Braves hitters in recent memory who were leading the majors in home runs and slugging percentage, while powering the offense of a first place club.

After doing some research for this historical perspective, it became clear that Upton's month is special.

It also became evident that quite a few other Braves have put up gaudy numbers in April. One of those men is in the Hall of Fame and a couple of others could join him.

This slideshow takes a look at some of the best offensive April performances in Atlanta history. Rather than rank the individuals out of context, their seasons are placed in chronological order.

Which player had the best April in Atlanta Braves franchise history?

I leave you to decide.

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