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1978 Atlanta Braves (MLB)

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W-L Record: 69-93 .426
Rank: 6th in National League West
Run Differential: 600-750 -150
Manager(s): Bobby Cox
General Manager: Bill Lucas
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Ballpark: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Attendance: 904,494 22/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Bob Horner (#1) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Chris Cannizzaro
First Base Coach: Pete Ward
Pitching Coach: Cloyd Boyer
Third Base Coach: Tom Burgess

#1 Draft Picks

Bob Horner (#1), Jeff Burroughs (#1), Tommy Boggs (#2), Dale Murphy (#5), Pat Rockett (#10), Preston Hanna (#11)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9567.586--
9269.5712.5
8973.5496.0
8478.51911.0
7488.45721.0
6993.42626.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
3Dale Murphy1B2253066120
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3
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23
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7911742145333515.226.284.394678.168.255.2643.4523.0209583
1Jerry Royster2B-SS2552967137
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8
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2
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352717564932849.259.331.333664.074.198.2800.88264.5176600
7Jeff BurroughsOF2748872147
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30
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6
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7712117920120616.301.432.529961.227.465.3270.7921.2258611
36Gary MatthewsOF2747475135
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5
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18
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62876192221416.285.366.462828.177.308.3181.5126.3219542
22Rowland OfficeOF2540440101
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13
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1
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9
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4086225262438.250.297.354651.104.163.2662.3644.9143439
19Rod Gilbreath3B-2B253262280
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3
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3176265103316.245.300.331631.086.169.2821.96108.7108356
5Bob Horner3B203235086
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17
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1
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23
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6300244222197.266.313.539852.272.347.2361.7514.0174359
2Barry BonnellOF243043673
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3
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161262030012015.240.287.306593.066.151.2641.50304.093326
4Biff PocorobaC242892170
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06
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34032914263415.242.312.332644.090.180.2340.4848.296327
15Darrel ChaneySS302452755
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2010254807311.224.295.306601.082.188.2671.9281.775274
11Joe NolanC272132249
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2232342815103.230.339.347686.117.282.2490.8253.374249
25Bob Beall1B301852945
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1645362710214.243.368.303671.059.249.2780.75185.056225
17Glenn Hubbard2B201631542
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1321102021402.258.309.319628.061.129.2842.0081.552179
9Pat RockettSS23142620
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00412131203116.141.212.155367.014.099.1530.92--22157
35Phil NiekroP39120527
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00100032510413.225.248.258506.033.058.2818.33--31129
43Cito GastonOF34118527
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90032000124.229.244.263507.034.059.2636.67118.031124
30Brian AsselstineOF241031128
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1321111621151.272.339.417756.146.262.2891.4551.543122
20Bruce BenedictC2252313
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001006602000.250.328.288616.038.154.2831.00--1558
49Preston HannaP234949
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10011800201.184.200.286486.102.122.26718.0049.01452
16Chico Ruiz2B2646313
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002002401001.283.313.348661.065.109.3102.00--1648
24Mickey MahlerP254144
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0001001800501.098.119.098217.000.024.1218.00--447
27Larry McWilliamsP243212
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000001900400.063.063.125188.063.063.154----436
37Eddie SolomonP272924
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0001000810003.138.167.138305.000.000.190----430
40Dick RuthvenP272402
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00000001100300.083.083.083166.000.000.154----227
29Eddie MillerOF212153
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002302410000.143.250.190440.048.286.1762.00--424
45Jamie EasterlyP251914
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001001500101.211.250.263513.053.105.2865.00--521
50Tommy BoggsP221813
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1000400100.167.167.333500.167.167.154--18.0619
18Larry WhisentonOF211613
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002001200000.188.235.250485.063.125.2142.00--417
12Jerry Maddox3B241413
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0001001200001.214.267.214481.000.071.2502.00--315
28Adrian DevineP261101
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0001000200100.091.091.091182.000.000.111----112
26Gene GarberP301111
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0000001500000.091.167.091258.000.091.1675.00--112
12Tom Paciorek1B31923
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0000000100000.333.333.333666.000.000.375----39
33Rick CampP258100000001500100.000.111.000111.000.125.0005.00--010
48Craig SkokP30812
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000000300000.250.250.375625.125.125.400----38
56Jim BoutonP397000000001100000.000.125.000125.000.143.0001.00--08
42Frank LaCorteP264000000000200100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
12Hank Small1B244000000000000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
10Rob BelloirSS-3B29101
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0000000000001.0001.0002.00030001.0001.0001.000----21
34Duane TheissP241000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals20875381600131319139123558906555087427536147140.244.312.363675.119.225.2691.5943.719516039
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
35Phil Niekro3919182.8844422241133429512910716102248113131.197.950.432.756.682.43
49Preston Hanna237135.1429280010140132898010939011231.618.490.645.985.790.97
24Mickey Mahler254114.6734211030134130827016669212371.458.671.074.406.131.39
37Eddie Solomon27464.08378001321069852481250645121.408.321.024.255.431.28
27Larry McWilliams24932.8215153100998438311135422021.207.641.003.183.821.20
40Dick Ruthven27264.111313210081784337828453001.318.670.893.115.001.61
26Gene Garber30442.54430003622785826221113613200.916.691.271.507.044.69
45Jamie Easterly25365.65376008178915249945427021.7410.501.045.194.850.93
33Rick Camp25243.77424009074994231532231131.7712.040.613.892.800.72
32Dave Campbell26444.8353000351696739371049452251.688.741.306.395.870.92
28Adrian Devine26545.953160011365844543325262201.6811.630.423.463.601.04
48Craig Skok30324.354300011262643830827284101.479.291.163.924.061.04
50Tommy Boggs22286.711612112059804644826213111.8012.201.223.973.200.81
56Jim Bouton39134.9755000029251816421100001.597.761.246.523.100.48
42Frank LaCorte26013.60220000149660471000.875.400.002.404.201.75
34Duane Theiss24001.5030002063110330011.004.500.004.504.501.00
31Max Leon28006.0050001056441410011.679.001.506.001.500.25
39Mike Davey26000.0030000021000100000.673.000.003.000.000.00
Pitching Totals69934.1045516229713332144014047506561326248486718401.418.770.823.905.301.36
PlayerAgePC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDHP %C %1B %2B %3B %SS %LF %CF %RF %OF %POAE
Brian Asselstine24000000000350------------------.9686012
Bob Beall30004000000080----.987------------1.000282244
Rob Belloir2900001100000----------1.000--------010
Bruce Benedict22022000000000--.990----------------81141
Tommy Boggs22160000000000.727------------------533
Barry Bonnell2400001500001050--------.935--------.984187356
Jim Bouton3950000000000.857------------------331
Jeff Burroughs270000000001460------------------.975224136
Rick Camp25420000000000.870------------------8123
Dave Campbell26530000000000.937------------------691
Darrel Chaney30000187700000------1.0001.000.976--------1001997
Mike Davey2630000000000--------------------000
Adrian Devine26310000000000.950------------------1091
Jamie Easterly25370000000000.941------------------2141
Gene Garber304300000000001.000------------------11110
Cito Gaston34004000000290----.958------------.9576623
Rod Gilbreath250003962000000------.976.968----------1082049
Preston Hanna232900000000001.000------------------10180
Bob Horner20000089000000--------.956----------8119913
Glenn Hubbard20000440000000------.979------------1021305
Frank LaCorte26200000000001.000------------------010
Max Leon28500000000001.000------------------010
Jerry Maddox2400005000000--------.909----------371
Mickey Mahler253400000000001.000------------------4150
Gary Matthews270000000001270------------------.969238108
Larry McWilliams241500000000001.000------------------10190
Eddie Miller2100000000050------------------1.000700
Dale Murphy2202112900000000--.970.984--------------122010523
Phil Niekro39440000000000.976------------------17652
Joe Nolan27061000000000--.979----------------295247
Rowland Office250000000001360------------------.99029143
Tom Paciorek3100200000000----1.000--------------2100
Biff Pocoroba24079000000000--.990----------------454435
Pat Rockett23000005100000----------.970--------64975
Jerry Royster250007516000000------.974--.956--------28437623
Chico Ruiz26000141000000------.9841.000----------31321
Dick Ruthven27130000000000.759------------------9137
Craig Skok304300000000001.000------------------390
Hank Small2400100000000----1.000--------------1210
Eddie Solomon27370000000000.913------------------5162
Duane Theiss24300000000001.000------------------200
Larry Whisenton2100000000040------------------1.000500


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