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1972 Atlanta Braves (MLB)

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W-L Record: 70-84 .455
Rank: 4th in National League West
Run Differential: 628-730 -102
Roster Continuity 85.87% 4/24
Manager(s): Lum Harris, Eddie Mathews
General Manager: Paul Richards (1972-06-04), Eddie Robinson
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Ballpark: Atlanta Stadium
Attendance: 752,973 17/24
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Preston Hanna (#11) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Ken Silvestri
Hitting Coach: Eddie Mathews
Pitching Coach: Lew Burdette
Third Base Coach: Jim Busby

#1 Draft Picks

National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9559.617--
8469.54910.5
8570.54810.5
7084.45525.0
6986.44526.5
5895.37936.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
32Earl WilliamsC-C23   56572146
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28
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870062118660417.258.336.457793.198.308.2791.9020.2258637
48Ralph GarrOF-OF26   55487180
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012
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53259254162639.325.359.430789.105.179.3331.6446.2238594
17Felix Millan2B-2B28   49846128
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3864232831737.257.292.313605.056.106.2691.22498.0156534
9Marty PerezSS-SS25   47933109
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28033055313321.228.276.265541.038.094.2541.83479.0127518
44Hank Aaron1B-1B38   44975119
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034
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774092551150217.265.390.514904.249.463.2350.6013.2231544
12Dusty BakerOF-OF23   44662143
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7647456842269.321.383.504887.184.278.3431.5126.2225503
11Darrell Evans3B-3B25   41867106
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12
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019
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7142905844096.254.384.419803.165.385.2490.6422.0175521
28Mike LumOF-OF26   3694084
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3814505234027.228.323.350673.122.249.2421.0441.0129424
25Rico CartyOF-OF32   2713175
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2900443304008.277.378.402780.125.288.2970.7545.2109315
45Oscar BrownOF-OF26   1641937
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160242900004.226.244.323567.098.110.2587.2554.753168
15Paul CasanovaC-C30   136828
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100142802007.206.229.272501.066.088.2457.0068.037140
16Sonny JacksonSS-SS27   1262030
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08107900004.238.278.333611.095.159.2561.29--42133
35Phil NiekroP-P33   93718
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400122201112.194.216.237453.043.054.23922.0093.022108
4Larvell Blanks2B-2B22   851028
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70071200113.329.376.424800.094.176.3701.7185.03694
2Jim Breazeale1B-1B22   851021
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170161201002.247.297.447744.200.259.2352.0017.03891
30Orlando Cepeda1B-1B34   84625
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90071701001.298.352.476828.179.262.3332.4321.04091
7Gil Garrido2B-2B31   751120
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0071111611003.267.368.280648.013.160.2900.55--2187
38Ron ReedP-P29   73513
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0050002100520.178.173.192365.014.014.241----1480
37Ron SchuelerP-P24   4218
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0000011700200.190.209.214423.024.048.32017.00--945
4Bob DidierC-C23   40512
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05002410011.300.341.400741.100.150.3242.00--1644
19Rod Gilbreath2B-2B19   3829
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0011121010001.237.293.263556.026.079.3215.00--1041
36Tom KelleyP-P28   3413
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00000021300200.088.139.088227.000.059.1436.50--338
40George StoneP-P25   2525
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0002006600611.200.344.200544.000.240.2501.00--538
33Pat JarvisP-P31   2423
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0010011000300.125.160.208368.083.125.21410.00--528
22Mike McQueenP-P21   2322
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0002000800001.087.087.087174.000.000.133----223
27Jim HardinP-P28   2132
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10051200300.095.269.238507.143.381.1252.4021.0529
24Jimmy FreemanP-P21   1301
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0000002600000.077.200.077277.000.154.1433.00--115
30Denny McLainP-P28   1202
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0000002400200.167.286.167453.000.167.2502.00--216
23Jim NashP-P27   902
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0001000400000.222.222.222444.000.000.400----29
34Cecil UpshawP-P29   701
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0000000200100.143.143.143286.000.000.200----18
24Steve BarberP-P34   501
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0000000100000.200.200.200400.000.000.250----15
18Rowland OfficeOF-OF19   512
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0000001200000.400.500.400900.000.200.6672.00--26
43Joe HoernerP-P35   4000000000400000.000.000.0000.000.000-----04
31Gary NeibauerP-P27   4000000000200100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
39Tom HouseP-P25   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
23Larry JasterP-P28   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals18915278628136318617144593473553277035445538131.258.324.382706.124.227.2771.4536.720155903
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
35Phil Niekro33   16123.06383617110282.125411296225316410351.098.110.701.695.233.09
38Ron Reed29   11153.93313011100213.022210993186011111061.329.380.762.544.691.85
37Ron Schueler24   583.66371830122144.212268591660964021.267.570.993.725.961.60
36Tom Kelley28   574.5827142140116.112265591265599001.619.470.935.044.580.91
40George Stone25   6115.5131162171111.014372681844633041.6811.591.463.575.111.43
33Pat Jarvis31   1174.093760017298.2945045744565101.398.550.644.005.091.27
27Jim Hardin28   524.39269104279.29347391124254021.4610.461.242.702.811.04
22Mike McQueen21   054.62237108178.17945401144403011.589.121.275.084.620.91
30Denny McLain28   356.50158205154.06041391218211211.4410.002.003.003.501.17
34Cecil Upshaw29   353.6742000291353.2502222519232011.288.330.833.173.831.21
24Jimmy Freeman21   226.0066100036.0402624522184001.7210.001.255.504.500.82
23Jim Nash27   115.52114004131.1352019225106001.9410.160.587.262.900.40
43Joe Hoerner35   136.652500012223.134181748192111.8313.301.573.137.432.38
31Gary Neibauer27   007.4180002017.12715146682011.9414.293.183.184.241.33
24Steve Barber34   005.6350004015.21810101662111.5010.130.563.383.381.00
23Larry Jaster28   115.2551001012.112774861001.679.003.006.004.500.75
39Tom House25   003.008000529.17331670011.447.001.006.007.001.17
Batting Totals70844.273751554041152713771412730654155512732698261.409.231.013.354.781.43
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Earl WilliamsC11658449137.9800.00
Earl WilliamsC11698658449137.9805.78
Paul CasanovaC431391643.9750.00
Paul CasanovaC433001391643.9754.65
Bob DidierC11915011011.0006.03
Bob DidierC115011011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Hank Aaron1B109968661479.9870.00
Hank Aaron1B109932968661479.9879.98
Orlando Cepeda1B22171130151.0000.00
Orlando Cepeda1B22176171130151.0009.41
Earl Williams1B2014080101.0000.00
Earl Williams1B2014014080101.0009.50
Jim Breazeale1B1711911930111.0009.21
Jim Breazeale1B1611930111.0000.00
Mike Lum1B262001.0000.00
Mike Lum1B2862001.0008.78
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Felix Millan2B120273339867.9870.00
Felix Millan2B1201044273339867.9875.28
Gil Garrido2B21385319.9890.00
Gil Garrido2B21146385319.9895.61
Larvell Blanks2B1814038550121.0005.98
Larvell Blanks2B1838550121.0000.00
Rod Gilbreath2B71313031.0000.00
Rod Gilbreath2B7461313031.0005.08
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Darrell Evans3B1231262732520.9410.00
Darrell Evans3B12310931262732520.9413.29
Earl Williams3B211771630101.8212.34
Earl Williams3B211630101.8210.00
Sonny Jackson3B6131010.9580.00
Sonny Jackson3B643131010.9584.81
Rod Gilbreath3B43631311.9414.00
Rod Gilbreath3B431311.9410.00
Gil Garrido3B31014001.0004.50
Gil Garrido3B314001.0000.00
Larvell Blanks3B21836001.0004.50
Larvell Blanks3B236001.0000.00
Jim Breazeale3B120001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Marty PerezSS1412203782773.9570.00
Marty PerezSS14111982203782773.9574.49
Sonny JacksonSS18123285229.9765.85
Sonny JacksonSS17285229.9760.00
Gil GarridoSS102545021.0003.21
Gil GarridoSS1045021.0000.00
Larvell BlanksSS429813001.0006.47
Larvell BlanksSS4813001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ralph GarrOF1312468101.9620.00
Ralph GarrOF13111372468101.9622.01
Dusty BakerOF123344841.9890.00
Dusty BakerOF1231044344841.9893.03
Mike LumOF109241461.9760.00
Mike LumOF109864241461.9762.55
Rico CartyOF78578139331.9792.21
Rico CartyOF78139331.9790.00
Oscar BrownOF59827102.8990.00
Oscar BrownOF59333827102.8992.40
Hank AaronOF1528430.9140.00
Hank AaronOF1511828430.9142.44
Sonny JacksonOF104460001.0001.22
Sonny JacksonOF1060001.0000.00
Rowland OfficeOF130001.0000.00
Rowland OfficeOF11030001.0002.70
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Cecil UpshawP425321210.9332.37
Cecil UpshawP425321210.9332.37
Phil NiekroP38282264044.9432.11
Phil NiekroP38282264044.9432.11
Pat JarvisP379851911.9602.20
Pat JarvisP379851911.9602.20
Ron SchuelerP371441411011.0001.56
Ron SchuelerP371441411011.0001.56
Ron ReedP31213153633.9442.15
Ron ReedP31213153633.9442.15
George StoneP3111132312.9632.11
George StoneP3111132312.9632.11
Tom KelleyP271164610.9090.78
Tom KelleyP271164610.9090.78
Jim HardinP2679310011.0001.48
Jim HardinP2680310011.0001.46
Joe HoernerP252311001.0000.78
Joe HoernerP252311001.0000.78
Mike McQueenP23780811.8890.92
Mike McQueenP23780811.8890.92
Denny McLainP15542510.8751.17
Denny McLainP15542510.8751.17
Jim NashP113104011.0001.16
Jim NashP113104011.0001.16
Tom HouseP8902001.0001.98
Tom HouseP8902001.0001.98
Gary NeibauerP81702001.0001.05
Gary NeibauerP81702001.0001.05
Jimmy FreemanP6361210.7500.75
Jimmy FreemanP6361210.7500.75
Steve BarberP51525001.0004.14
Steve BarberP51525001.0004.14
Larry JasterP51211001.0001.49
Larry JasterP51211001.0001.49


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