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1986 Atlanta BravesSeason Roster
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David Palmer played for the 1986 Atlanta Braves
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameBraves
LocationAtlanta,Georgia
Record72-89 (6th in National League West)League Rank10thMLB Rank21st
BallparkAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium
ManagerChuck TannerGeneral ManagerBobby Cox
CoachesTony Bartirome (Assistant Coach), Alex Monchak (Third Base Coach), Rich Morales (Bullpen Coach), Russ Nixon (Assistant Coach), Johnny Sain (Pitching Coach), Bob Skinner (Hitting Coach), Willie Stargell (First Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickKent Mercker (#5)
Attendance1,387,181 (Rank: 20th)
Minor League AffiliatesRichmond Braves (AAA) 80-60 ... Greenville Braves (AA) 73-71 ... Durham Bulls (A+) 72-68 ... Sumter Braves (A) 77-60 ... Gulf Coast Braves (Rk) 29-34 ... Idaho Falls Braves (Rk) 32-38 ... Pulaski Braves (Rk) 41-25 ...
Years Available1876-2018

Team History -- 1986 Statistics -- 1986 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 1986 Atlanta Braves.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1986 baseball season.

1986 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)
38Jim AckerP6-2 212 R-R 1958-09-24 27Freer,Texas MLB1978-19931983-1992Freer (Freer,TX)Texas
1980- 1-  21-ATL
 
37Doyle AlexanderP6-3 200 R-R 1950-09-04 35Cordova,Alabama MLB1968-19891971-1989Woodlawn (Birmingham,AL)Jefferson Col
1968- 9- 185-LAN
 
30Paul AssenmacherP6-3 210 L-L 1960-12-10 25Allen Park,Michigan MLB1983-19991986-1999Aquinas (Southgate,MI)Aquinas Col
1983-   UDFA-ATL
 
20Bruce BenedictC6-2 195 R-R 1955-08-18 30Birmingham,Alabama MLB1975-19891978-1989   Nebraska-Omaha
1976- 5-  99-ATL
 
10Chris Chambliss1B6-1 212 L-R 1948-12-26 37Dayton,Ohio MLB1970-19881971-1988Oceanside (Oceanside,CA)UCLA, Mira Costa Col, Montclair St
1970- 1-   1-CLE
 
49Jeff DedmonP6-2 200 L-R 1960-03-04 26Torrance,California MLB1980-19891983-1988Narbonne (Harbor City,CA)West Los Angeles Col
1980- 1-   8-SFN
 
26Gene GarberP5-10 175 R-R 1947-11-13 38Lancaster,Pennsylvania MLB1965-19881969-1988Elizabethtown Area (Elizabethtown,PA)Elizabethtown Col
1965-20- 382-PIT
 
22Ken GriffeyOF6-0 210 L-L 1950-04-10 36Donora,Pennsylvania MLB1969-19911973-1991Donora (Donora,PA)
1969-29- 682-CIN
 
1Albert HallOF5-11 155 B-R 1959-03-07 27Birmingham,Alabama MLB1977-19891981-1989Jones Valley (Birmingham,AL)
1977- 6- 134-ATL
 
19Terry HarperOF6-4 195 R-R 1955-04-19 31Douglasville,Georgia MLB1973-19871980-1987Douglas County (Douglasville,GA)
1973-16- 370-ATL
 
11Bob Horner1B6-1 190 R-R 1957-08-06 28Junction City,Kansas MLB1977-19881978-1988Apollo (Glendale,AZ)Arizona St
1978- 1-   1-ATL
 
17Glenn Hubbard2B5-7 170 R-R 1957-09-25 28Hann AFB,Germany MLB1975-19891978-1989Ben Lomond (Ogden,UT)
1975-20- 473-ATL
 
38Joe JohnsonP6-2 195 R-R 1961-10-30 24Brookline,Massachusetts MLB1981-19901985-1987King Philip Regional (Wrentham,MA)Maine
1982- 2-  37-ATL
 
36Brad KomminskOF-3B6-2 205 R-R 1961-04-04 25Lima,Ohio MLB1979-19971983-1991Shawnee (Lima,OH)
1979- 1-   4-ATL
 
42Rick MahlerP6-1 202 R-R 1953-08-05 32Austin,Texas MLB1975-19911979-1991John Jay (San Antonio,TX)Trinity U.
1975-   UDFA-ATL
 
29Craig McMurtryP6-5 195 R-R 1959-11-05 26Troy,Texas MLB1980-19951983-1995Troy (Troy,TX)McLennan CC
1980- 1-   4-ATL
 
18Omar MorenoOF6-2 180 L-L 1952-10-24 33Puerto Armuelles,Panama MLB1969-19861975-1986  
1969-   UDFA-PIT
 
6Darryl MotleyOF5-9 196 R-R 1960-01-21 26Muskogee,Oklahoma MLB1978-20021981-1987Grant (Portland,OR)
1978- 2-  51-KCA
 
3Dale MurphyOF6-5 215 R-R 1956-03-12 30Portland,Oregon MLB1974-19931976-1993Wilson (Portland,OR)Brigham Young U., Portland CC
1974- 1-   5-ATL
 
24Ken Oberkfell3B6-0 210 L-R 1956-05-04 30Highland,Illinois MLB1975-19921977-1992Collinsville (Collinsville,IL)Southwestern Illinois Col
1975-   UDFA-SLN
 
31Ed OlwineP6-2 165 L-L 1958-05-28 28Greenville,Ohio MLB1980-19901986-1988Greenville (Greenville,OH)Morehead St
1976-21- 488-CHA
 
46David PalmerP6-1 205 R-R 1957-10-19 28Glens Falls,New York MLB1976-19901978-1989Glens Falls (Glens Falls,NY)
1976-21- 489-MON
 
28Gerald PerryOF6-0 190 L-R 1960-10-30 25Savannah,Georgia MLB1978-19951983-1995H.E. McCracken (Bluffton,NC)
1978-11- 261-ATL
 
45Charlie PuleoP6-3 200 R-R 1955-02-07 31Glen Ridge,New Jersey MLB1974-19891981-1989Bloomfield (Bloomfield,NJ)Seton Hall U.
1973-13- 307-DET
 
16Rafael RamirezSS-3B5-11 190 R-R 1958-02-18 28San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1977-19921980-1992  
1973-   UDFA-ATL
 
12Paul Runge2B6-0 175 R-R 1958-05-21 28Kingston,New York MLB1979-19901981-1988Kingston (Kingston,NY)Jacksonville U.
1979- 9- 212-ATL
 
5,6Billy SampleOF5-9 175 R-R 1955-04-02 31Roanoke,Virginia MLB1976-19861978-1986Andrew Lewis (Salem,VA)James Madison U.
1976-10- 228-TEX
 
43Steve ShieldsP6-5 230 R-R 1958-11-30 27Gadsden,Alabama MLB1977-19891985-1989Hokes Bluff (Gadsden,AL)Ranger Col
1977-22- 554-OAK
 
23Ted Simmons1B-C6-0 200 B-R 1949-08-09 36Highland Park,Michigan MLB1967-19881968-1988Southfield-Lathrup (Southfield,MI)
1967- 1-  10-SLN
 
34Zane SmithP6-2 195 L-L 1960-12-28 25Madison,Wisconsin MLB1981-19961984-1996North Platte (North Platte,NE)Indiana St
1982- 3-  63-ATL
 
39Cliff SpeckP6-4 195 R-R 1956-08-08 29Portland,Oregon MLB1974-19881986-1986Beaverton (Beaverton,OR)
1974- 1-  17-NYN
 
40Bruce SutterP6-2 190 R-R 1953-01-08 33Lancaster,Pennsylvania MLB1972-19881976-1988Donegal (Mt. Joy,PA)
1970-21- 501-WS2
 
14Andres ThomasSS6-1 185 R-R 1963-11-10 22Boca Chica,Dom Rep MLB1982-19921985-1990  
1981-   UDFA-ATL
 
9Ozzie VirgilC6-0 175 R-R 1956-12-07 29Mayaguez,Puerto Rico MLB1976-19901980-1990Moon Valley (Phoenix,AZ)
1976- 6- 137-PHI
 
48Duane WardP6-4 210 R-R 1964-05-28 22Park View,New Mexico MLB1982-19961986-1995Farmington (Farmington,NM)
1982- 1-   9-ATL
 
15Claudell WashingtonOF6-0 190 L-L 1954-08-31 31Los Angeles,California MLB1973-19901974-1990Berkeley (Berkeley,CA)
1972-   UDFA-OAK
 
36 Players