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1979 Atlanta BravesSeason Roster
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Barry Bonnell played for the 1979 Atlanta Braves
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameBraves
LocationAtlanta,Georgia
Record66-94 (6th in National League West)League Rank11thMLB Rank23rd
BallparkAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium
ManagerBobby CoxGeneral ManagerBill Lucas
CoachesTommie Aaron (Third Base Coach), Cloyd Boyer (Pitching Coach), Bobby Dews (Bullpen Coach), Alex Grammas (First Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickBrad Komminsk (#4)
Attendance769,465 (Rank: 25th)
Minor League AffiliatesRichmond Braves (AAA) 76-64 ... Savannah Braves (AA) 60-83 ... Greenwood Braves (A) 78-60 ... Gulf Coast Braves (Rk) 26-28 ... Kingsport Braves (Rk) 39-31 ...
Years Available1876-2019

Team History -- 1979 Statistics -- 1979 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 
The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1979 Atlanta Braves.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1979 baseball season.

1979 Atlanta Braves Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
30Brian AsselstineOF6-1 175 L-R 1953-09-23 25Santa Barbara,California MLB1973-19831976-1981Santa Ynez (Santa Ynez,CA)Allan Hancock Col
1973- 1-  15-ATL
 
25Bob Beall1B5-11 180 B-L 1948-04-24 31Portland,Oregon MLB1970-19811975-1980Hillsboro (Hillsboro,OR)Oregon St
1970-28- 653-PHI
 
20Bruce BenedictC6-2 195 R-R 1955-08-18 23Birmingham,Alabama MLB1975-19891978-1989   Nebraska-Omaha
1976- 5-  99-ATL
 
40Tommy BoggsP6-2 200 R-R 1955-10-25 23Poughkeepsie,New York MLB1974-19851976-1985Lanier (Austin,TX)
1974- 1-   2-TEX
 
2Barry BonnellOF6-3 200 R-R 1953-10-27 25Milford,Ohio MLB1975-19861977-1986Milford (Milford,OH)Ohio St
1975- 1-   1-PHI
 
34Larry BradfordP6-1 200 R-L 1949-12-21 29Chicago,Illinois MLB1973-19851977-1981Michele Clark (Chicago,IL)
1973-19- 442-ATL
 
43Tony BrizzolaraP6-5 215 R-R 1957-01-14 22Santa Monica,California MLB1977-19861979-1984Beloit Memorial (Beloit,WI)Texas
1977- 2-  30-ATL
 
7Jeff BurroughsOF6-1 200 R-R 1951-03-07 28Long Beach,California MLB1969-19851970-1985Wilson (Long Beach,CA)
1969- 1-   1-WS2
 
15Darrel ChaneySS6-1 190 B-R 1948-03-09 31Hammond,Indiana MLB1966-19791969-1979Oliver P. Morton (Hammond,IN)
1966- 2-  33-CIN
 
38Adrian DevineP6-4 205 R-R 1951-12-02 27Galveston,Texas MLB1970-19811973-1980Ball (Galveston,TX)
1970- 2-  45-ATL
 
45Jamie EasterlyP5-9 180 L-L 1953-02-17 26Houston,Texas MLB1971-19871974-1987Crockett (Crockett,TX)
1971- 2-  34-ATL
 
9Pepe FriasSS5-10 159 R-R 1948-07-14 30San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1967-19921973-1981  
1966-   UDFA-SFN
 
26Gene GarberP5-10 175 R-R 1947-11-13 31Lancaster,Pennsylvania MLB1965-19881969-1988Elizabethtown Area (Elizabethtown,PA)Elizabethtown Col
1965-20- 382-PIT
 
49Preston HannaP6-1 195 R-R 1954-09-10 24Pensacola,Florida MLB1972-19831975-1982Escambia (Pensacola,FL)
1972- 1-  11-ATL
 
5Bob Horner3B-1B6-1 190 R-R 1957-08-06 21Junction City,Kansas MLB1977-19881978-1988Apollo (Glendale,AZ)Arizona St
1978- 1-   1-ATL
 
17Glenn Hubbard2B5-7 170 R-R 1957-09-25 21Hann AFB,Germany MLB1975-19891978-1989Ben Lomond (Ogden,UT)
1975-20- 473-ATL
 
42Frank LaCorteP6-1 180 R-R 1951-10-13 27San Jose,California MLB1973-19841975-1984Gilroy (Gilroy,CA)Gavilan Col
1972-   UDFA-ATL
 
28Mike Lum1B6-0 180 L-L 1945-10-27 33Honolulu,Hawaii MLB1963-19811967-1981Roosevelt (Honolulu,HI)Brigham Young U.
1963-   UDFA-MLB
 
31Mike Macha3B5-11 180 R-R 1954-02-17 25Victoria,Texas MLB1974-19801979-1980Victoria (Victoria,TX)Rice U.
1976- 1-  10-ATL
 
24Mickey MahlerP6-3 189 B-L 1952-07-30 26Montgomery,Alabama MLB1974-19871977-1986John Jay (San Antonio,TX)Trinity U.
1974-10- 221-ATL
 
39Rick MahlerP6-1 202 R-R 1953-08-05 25Austin,Texas MLB1975-19911979-1991John Jay (San Antonio,TX)Trinity U.
1975-   UDFA-ATL
 
36Gary MatthewsOF6-3 205 R-R 1950-07-05 28San Fernando,California MLB1969-19871972-1987San Fernando (San Fernando,CA)Columbia St CC
1971- 5-  81-SLN
 
29Rick MatulaP6-0 190 R-R 1953-11-22 25Wharton,Texas MLB1976-19821979-1981Wharton (Wharton,TX)Sam Houston St
1976-14- 315-ATL
 
32Bo McLaughlinP6-5 210 R-R 1953-10-23 25Oakland,California MLB1976-19841976-1982David Lipscomb (Amelia,OH)Lipscomb U.
1975- 1-  14-HOU
 
50Joey McLaughlinP6-2 205 R-R 1956-07-11 22Tulsa,Oklahoma MLB1974-19871977-1984McLain (Tulsa,OK)
1974- 2-  29-ATL
 
27Larry McWilliamsP6-5 180 L-L 1954-02-10 25Wichita,Kansas MLB1974-19901978-1990L.D. Bell (Hurst,TX)Paris Junior Col
1974- 1-   6-ATL
 
14Eddie MillerOF5-9 175 B-R 1957-06-29 22San Pablo,California MLB1975-19851977-1984Ells (Richmond,CA)
1975- 2-  41-TEX
 
3Dale Murphy1B6-5 215 R-R 1956-03-12 23Portland,Oregon MLB1974-19931976-1993Wilson (Portland,OR)Brigham Young U., Portland CC
1974- 1-   5-ATL
 
35Phil NiekroP6-1 180 R-R 1939-04-01 40Blaine,Ohio MLB1959-19871964-1987Bridgeport (Bridgeport,OH)
1958-   UDFA-MLB
 
11Joe NolanC6-0 190 L-R 1951-05-12 28St. Louis,Missouri MLB1969-19851972-1985Southwest (St. Louis,MO)
1969- 2-  28-NYN
 
22Rowland OfficeOF6-0 170 L-L 1952-10-25 26Sacramento,California MLB1971-19831972-1983McClatchy (Sacramento,CA)
1970- 4-  94-ATL
 
4Biff PocorobaC5-10 180 B-R 1953-07-25 25Burbank,California MLB1971-19841975-1984Canoga Park (Canoga Park,CA)
1971-17- 401-ATL
 
1Jerry Royster3B-2B6-0 165 R-R 1952-10-18 26Sacramento,California MLB1971-19881973-1988Sacramento Charter (Sacramento,CA)
1970-   UDFA-LAN
 
48Craig SkokP6-0 190 R-L 1947-09-01 31Dobbs Ferry,New York MLB1967-19801973-1979   Broward Col, Florida St
1967- 3-  41-BOS
 
37Eddie SolomonP6-3 190 R-R 1951-02-09 28Perry,Georgia MLB1969-19831973-1982  
1969-   UDFA-LAN
 
46Charlie SpikesOF6-3 220 R-R 1951-01-23 28Bogalusa,Louisiana MLB1969-19801972-1980Central Memorial (Bogalusa,LA)
1969- 1-  11-NYA
 
16Jim Wessinger2B5-10 165 R-R 1955-09-25 23Utica,New York MLB1977-19801979-1979Notre Dame (Utica,NY)Le Moyne Col
1976- 6- 123-ATL
 
18Larry WhisentonOF6-1 190 L-L 1956-07-03 22St. Louis,Missouri MLB1975-19851977-1982St. Louis Central (St. Louis,MO)
1975- 2-  42-ATL
 
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