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1979 Atlanta Braves (MLB)

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W-L Record: 66-94 .412
Rank: 6th in National League West
Run Differential: 669-763 -94
Roster Continuity 80.48% 11/26
Manager(s): Bobby Cox
General Manager: Bill Lucas (1979-05-05), John Mullen
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Ballpark: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Attendance: 769,465 25/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Brad Komminsk (#4) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Bobby Dews
First Base Coach: Alex Grammas
Pitching Coach: Cloyd Boyer
Third Base Coach: Tommie Aaron

#1 Draft Picks

Bob Horner (#1), Jeff Burroughs (#1), Tommy Boggs (#2), Dale Murphy (#5), Preston Hanna (#11), Charlie Spikes (#11), Bo McLaughlin (#14)
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 1979 Atlanta Braves season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    30Brian AsselstineOF6-1175L-R251976ATL: 1973-1-15MLB--
    25Bob Beall1B5-11180B-L311975PHI: 1970-28-653MLB--
    20Bruce BenedictC6-2195R-R231978ATL: 1976-5-99MLB--
    40Tommy BoggsP6-2200R-R231976TEX: 1974-1-2MLB--
    2Barry BonnellOF6-3200R-R251977PHI: 1975-1-1MLB--
    34Larry BradfordP6-1200R-L291977ATL: 1973-19-442MLB--
    43Tony BrizzolaraP6-5215R-R221979ATL: 1977-2-30MLB--
    7Jeff BurroughsOF6-1200R-R281970WS2: 1969-1-1MLB--
    15Darrel ChaneySS-2B6-1190B-R311969CIN: 1966-2-33MLB--
    38Adrian DevineP6-4205R-R271973ATL: 1970-2-45MLB--
    45Jamie EasterlyP5-9180L-L261974ATL: 1971-2-34MLB--
    9Pepe FriasSS-2B5-10159R-R301973Not draftedMLB--
    26Gene GarberP5-10175R-R311969PIT: 1965-20-382MLB--
    49Preston HannaP6-1195R-R241975ATL: 1972-1-11MLB--
    5Bob Horner3B-1B6-1190R-R211978ATL: 1978-1-1MLB--
    17Glenn Hubbard2B5-7170R-R211978ATL: 1975-20-473MLB--
    42Frank LaCorteP6-1180R-R271975Not draftedMLB--
    28Mike LumOF-1B6-0180L-L331967Not draftedMLB--
    31Mike Macha3B5-11180R-R251979ATL: 1976-1-10MLB--
    24Mickey MahlerP6-3189B-L261977ATL: 1974-10-221MLB--
    39Rick MahlerP6-1202R-R251979Not draftedMLB--
    36Gary MatthewsOF6-3205R-R281972SLN: 1971-5-81MLB--
    29Rick MatulaP6-0190R-R251979ATL: 1976-14-315MLB--
    32Bo McLaughlinP6-5210R-R251976HOU: 1975-1-14MLB--
    50Joey McLaughlinP6-2205R-R221977ATL: 1974-2-29MLB--
    27Larry McWilliamsP6-5180L-L251978ATL: 1974-1-6MLB--
    14Eddie MillerOF5-9175B-R221977TEX: 1975-2-41MLB--
    3Dale MurphyOF6-5215R-R231976ATL: 1974-1-5MLB--
    35Phil NiekroP6-1180R-R401964Not draftedMLB--
    11Joe NolanC6-0190L-R281972NYN: 1969-2-28MLB--
    22Rowland OfficeOF6-0170L-L261972ATL: 1970-4-94MLB--
    4Biff PocorobaC5-10180B-R251975ATL: 1971-17-401MLB--
    1Jerry Royster3B-2B6-0165R-R261973Not draftedMLB--
    48Craig SkokP6-0190R-L311973BOS: 1967-3-41MLB--
    37Eddie SolomonP6-3190R-R281973Not draftedMLB--
    46Charlie SpikesOF6-3220R-R281972NYA: 1969-1-11MLB--
    16Jim Wessinger2B5-10165R-R231979ATL: 1976-6-123MLB--
    18Larry WhisentonOF6-1190L-L221977ATL: 1975-2-42MLB--

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