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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

Jeff Burroughs (#1), Bob Horner (#1), Tommy Boggs (#2), Dale Murphy (#5), Preston Hanna (#11), Charlie Spikes (#11), Bo McLaughlin (#14)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9071.559--
8973.5491.5
7983.48811.5
7191.43819.5
6893.42222.0
6694.41223.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
36Gary MatthewsOF28   63197192
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5
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27
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90186607505136.304.363.502865.198.312.3101.2523.4317695
1Jerry Royster3B-2B26   601103164
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25
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6
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3
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51358625900678.273.337.349686.077.225.2950.95200.3210676
5Bob Horner3B-1B21   48766153
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15
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1
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33
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9802227436039.314.346.552898.238.279.3133.3614.8269515
9Pepe FriasSS30   47541123
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4
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443220362510313.259.290.320610.061.105.2771.80475.0152510
7Jeff BurroughsOF28   3974989
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14
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1
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11
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47227375370214.224.347.348695.123.307.2491.0336.1138475
3Dale Murphy1B23   38453106
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21
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57613867250512.276.340.469809.193.305.2821.7618.3180429
2Barry BonnellOF25   3754797
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45872655327110.259.311.424735.165.237.2752.1231.3159412
17Glenn Hubbard2B21   3253475
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03
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2906274312223.231.290.295585.065.129.2561.59108.396357
22Rowland OfficeOF26   2773569
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2
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3754273322105.249.320.336656.087.188.2771.22138.593307
11Joe NolanC28   2302857
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3
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4
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2113272833015.248.333.365698.117.226.2661.0457.584261
28Mike Lum1B33   2172754
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06
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2702183401527.249.304.359663.111.184.2681.8936.278242
20Bruce BenedictC23   2041446
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11
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001513331803224.225.331.279610.054.206.2450.55--57241
35Phil NiekroP40   1231024
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00120011920711.195.213.244457.049.057.22919.00--30134
15Darrel ChaneySS31   1171519
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001021193402012.162.277.205482.043.214.2261.79--24137
14Eddie MillerOF22   1131235
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00515252421301.310.350.319669.009.168.3934.80--36123
46Charlie SpikesOF28   931226
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03
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210053001023.280.310.462772.183.237.3716.0031.043100
37Eddie SolomonP28   64313
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0040011600301.203.215.250465.047.063.27116.00--1668
29Rick MatulaP25   5315
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00000012300602.094.111.094205.000.019.16723.00--560
4Biff PocorobaC25   38612
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004117001102.316.422.421843.105.289.3160.00--1646
18Larry WhisentonOF22   3739
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01103300101.243.300.351651.108.216.2651.00--1341
43Tony BrizzolaraP22   3511
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00010021400110.029.079.029108.000.057.0457.00--139
24Mickey MahlerP26   2703
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003001500101.111.143.148291.037.074.1365.00--429
27Larry McWilliamsP25   2445
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0010011400210.208.231.292523.083.125.45514.00--728
25Bob Beall1B31   1512
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001003400010.133.263.267530.133.333.1671.33--419
31Mike Macha3B25   1322
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0001001500000.154.214.154368.000.077.2505.00--214
50Joey McLaughlinP22   1102
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000000400001.182.182.273455.091.091.286----311
30Brian AsselstineOF25   1011
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0000001201001.100.182.100282.000.100.1252.00--111
26Gene GarberP31   1003
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0001003400200.300.462.300762.000.300.5001.33--315
38Adrian DevineP27   7000000000500000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
16Jim Wessinger2B23   7200000001400000.000.125.000125.000.143.0004.00--08
49Preston HannaP24   6100000001500000.000.143.000143.000.167.0005.00--07
32Bo McLaughlinP25   5000000000200100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
40Tommy BoggsP23   411
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0000000100000.250.250.250500.000.000.333----14
48Craig SkokP31   3000000001200000.000.250.000250.000.333.0002.00--04
39Rick MahlerP25   201
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0000000000000.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----12
34Larry BradfordP29   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
42Frank LaCorteP27   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals20935422669138922028126626985049081823476238112.256.316.377693.121.220.2801.6743.020436012
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
35Phil Niekro40   21203.39444423100342.031116012941113208184111.248.181.082.975.471.84
37Eddie Solomon28   7144.2131304010186.018498871951962061.268.900.922.474.651.88
29Rick Matula25   8104.1628281000171.119390791464673131.5010.160.743.373.531.05
43Tony Brizzolara22   695.3020192000107.11337063633645031.5511.190.502.785.381.94
26Gene Garber31   6164.33680005525106.012166511024560051.3710.270.852.044.752.33
24Mickey Mahler26   5115.8526181010100.012372651147714131.7011.070.994.236.391.51
50Joey McLaughlin22   532.483700013569.0542319334400011.287.040.394.435.221.18
38Adrian Devine27   123.224000010066.2842824825222121.6311.281.073.362.960.88
27Larry McWilliams25   325.591313100066.1694141422322041.389.410.553.004.361.45
48Craig Skok31   134.004400019254.1582624717302031.399.671.172.835.001.76
32Bo McLaughlin25   114.863710012049.2633327216451001.5811.340.362.888.102.81
49Preston Hanna24   113.0064001024.127118115151001.7510.130.385.635.631.00
39Rick Mahler25   006.14150005022.0281615411121101.7711.451.644.504.911.09
34Larry Bradford29   100.95210009219.01152010112211.115.210.004.745.211.10
40Tommy Boggs23   026.2333000012.2211190410011.9214.540.002.770.690.25
42Frank LaCorte27   007.886000208.19772562001.7510.132.255.636.751.20
45Jamie Easterly26   0012.004000002.27640330003.3321.000.009.009.001.00
Batting Totals66944.1844316032112834140814967636541324947794510431.419.560.843.164.981.58


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