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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
Roster Continuity 74.58% 10/26
Manager(s): Bobby Cox
General Manager: Bill Lucas
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Ballpark: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Attendance: 904,494 22/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
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
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1978 Atlanta Braves season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    30Brian AsselstineOF6-1175L-R241976ATL: 1973-1-15MLB--
    25Bob Beall1B5-11180B-L301975PHI: 1970-28-653MLB--
    10Rob BelloirSS5-10155R-R291975CLE: 1969-8-183MLB--
    20Bruce BenedictC6-2195R-R221978ATL: 1976-5-99MLB--
    50Tommy BoggsP6-2200R-R221976TEX: 1974-1-2MLB--
    2Barry BonnellOF6-3200R-R241977PHI: 1975-1-1MLB--
    56Jim BoutonP6-0185R-R391962Not draftedMLB--
    7Jeff BurroughsOF6-1200R-R271970WS2: 1969-1-1MLB--
    33Rick CampP6-0198R-R251976ATL: 1974-7-149MLB--
    32Dave CampbellP6-3210R-R261977Not draftedMLB--
    15Darrel ChaneySS-2B6-1190B-R301969CIN: 1966-2-33MLB--
    39Mike DaveyP6-2190R-L261977ATL: 1974-2-32MLB--
    28Adrian DevineP6-4205R-R261973ATL: 1970-2-45MLB--
    45Jamie EasterlyP5-9180L-L251974ATL: 1971-2-34MLB--
    26Gene GarberP5-10175R-R301969PIT: 1965-20-382MLB--
    43Cito GastonOF6-4210R-R341967Not draftedMLB--
    19Rod Gilbreath2B-3B6-2185R-R251972ATL: 1970-3-69MLB--
    49Preston HannaP6-1195R-R231975ATL: 1972-1-11MLB--
    5Bob Horner3B-1B6-1190R-R201978ATL: 1978-1-1MLB--
    17Glenn Hubbard2B5-7170R-R201978ATL: 1975-20-473MLB--
    42Frank LaCorteP6-1180R-R261975Not draftedMLB--
    31Max LeonP6-0170R-R281973Not draftedMLB--
    12Jerry Maddox3B6-2200R-R241978ATL: 1975-8-186MLB--
    24Mickey MahlerP6-3189B-L251977ATL: 1974-10-221MLB--
    36Gary MatthewsOF6-3205R-R271972SLN: 1971-5-81MLB--
    27Larry McWilliamsP6-5180L-L241978ATL: 1974-1-6MLB--
    29Eddie MillerOF5-9175B-R211977TEX: 1975-2-41MLB--
    3Dale MurphyOF6-5215R-R221976ATL: 1974-1-5MLB--
    35Phil NiekroP6-1180R-R391964Not draftedMLB--
    11Joe NolanC6-0190L-R271972NYN: 1969-2-28MLB--
    22Rowland OfficeOF6-0170L-L251972ATL: 1970-4-94MLB--
    12Tom PaciorekOF-1B6-4215R-R311970LAN: 1968-5-89MLB--
    4Biff PocorobaC5-10180B-R241975ATL: 1971-17-401MLB--
    9Pat RockettSS5-11170R-R231976ATL: 1973-1-10MLB--
    1Jerry Royster3B-2B6-0165R-R251973Not draftedMLB--
    16Chico Ruiz3B-2B5-11170R-R261978Not draftedMLB--
    40Dick RuthvenP6-3190R-R271973PHI: 1973-1-1MLB--
    48Craig SkokP6-0190R-L301973BOS: 1967-3-41MLB--
    12Hank Small1B6-3205R-R241978ATL: 1975-4-90MLB--
    37Eddie SolomonP6-3190R-R271973Not draftedMLB--
    34Duane TheissP6-3185R-R241977ATL: 1975-12-282MLB--
    18Larry WhisentonOF6-1190L-L211977ATL: 1975-2-42MLB--

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