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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
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:
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
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
44Hank Aaron1B-1B3844975119
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034
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774092551150217.265.389.514903.249.463.2350.6013.2231543
12Dusty BakerOF-OF2344662143
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17
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7647456842269.321.378.504882.184.278.3431.5126.2225499
24Steve BarberP-P34501
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0000000100000.200.200.200400.000.000.250----15
4Larvell Blanks2B-2B22851028
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70071200113.329.376.424800.094.176.3701.7185.03694
2Jim Breazeale1B-1B22851021
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05
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170161201002.247.297.447744.200.259.2352.0017.03891
45Oscar BrownOF-OF261641937
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3
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160242900004.226.244.323567.098.110.2587.2554.753168
25Rico CartyOF-OF322713175
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12
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2
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2900443304008.277.378.402780.125.288.2970.7545.2109315
15Paul CasanovaC-C30136828
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100142802007.206.229.272501.066.088.2457.0068.037140
30Orlando Cepeda1B-1B3484625
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3
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04
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90071701001.298.352.476828.179.262.3332.4321.04091
4Bob DidierC-C2340512
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05002410011.300.326.400726.100.150.3242.00--1643
11Darrell Evans3B-3B2541867106
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7142905844096.254.379.419798.165.385.2490.6422.0175517
24Jimmy FreemanP-P211301
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0000002600000.077.200.077277.000.154.1433.00--115
48Ralph GarrOF-OF2655487180
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53259254162639.325.352.430782.105.179.3331.6446.2238588
7Gil Garrido2B-2B31751120
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0071111611003.267.360.280640.013.160.2900.55--2186
19Rod Gilbreath2B-2B193829
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0011121010001.237.275.263538.026.079.3215.00--1040
27Jim HardinP-P282132
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10051200300.095.269.238507.143.381.1252.4021.0529
43Joe HoernerP-P354000000000400000.000.000.0000.000.000-----04
39Tom HouseP-P251000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
16Sonny JacksonSS-SS271262030
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08107900004.238.278.333611.095.159.2561.29--42133
33Pat JarvisP-P312423
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0010011000300.125.160.208368.083.125.21410.00--528
23Larry JasterP-P281000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
36Tom KelleyP-P283413
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00000021300200.088.139.088227.000.059.1436.50--338
28Mike LumOF-OF263694084
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3814505234027.228.318.350668.122.249.2421.0441.0129421
30Denny McLainP-P281202
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0000002400200.167.286.167453.000.167.2502.00--216
22Mike McQueenP-P212322
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0002000800001.087.087.087174.000.000.133----223
17Felix Millan2B-2B2849846128
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3864232831737.257.288.313601.056.106.2691.22498.0156531
23Jim NashP-P27902
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0001000400000.222.222.222444.000.000.400----29
31Gary NeibauerP-P274000000000200100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
35Phil NiekroP-P3393718
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400122201112.194.200.237437.043.054.23922.0093.022106
18Rowland OfficeOF-OF19512
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0000001200000.400.500.400900.000.200.6672.00--26
9Marty PerezSS-SS2547933109
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28033055313321.228.271.265536.038.094.2541.83479.0127515
38Ron ReedP-P2973513
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0050002100520.178.173.192365.014.014.241----1480
37Ron SchuelerP-P244218
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0000011700200.190.209.214423.024.048.32017.00--945
40George StoneP-P252525
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0002006600611.200.344.200544.000.240.2501.00--538
34Cecil UpshawP-P29701
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0000000200100.143.143.143286.000.000.200----18
32Earl WilliamsC-C2356572146
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870062118660417.258.330.457787.198.308.2791.9020.2258631
Batting Totals18915278628136318617144593473553277035445538131.258.324.382706.124.227.2771.4536.720155903
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
24Steve Barber34005.63500040151810101662111.5010.130.563.383.381.00
40George Stone256115.513116217111114372681844633041.6811.591.463.575.111.43
37Ron Schueler24583.6637183012214412268591660964021.267.570.993.725.961.60
38Ron Reed2911153.9331301110021322210993186011111061.329.380.762.544.691.85
35Phil Niekro3316123.0638361711028225411296225316410351.098.110.701.695.233.09
31Gary Neibauer27007.41800020172715146682011.9414.293.183.184.241.33
23Jim Nash27115.52114004131352019225106001.9410.160.587.262.900.40
22Mike McQueen21054.622371081787945401144403011.589.121.275.084.620.91
30Denny McLain28356.501582051546041391218211211.4410.002.003.003.501.17
36Tom Kelley28574.582714214011612265591265599001.619.470.935.044.580.91
23Larry Jaster28115.255100101212774861001.679.003.006.004.500.75
33Pat Jarvis311174.093760017298945045744565101.398.550.644.005.091.27
39Tom House25003.0080005297331670011.447.001.006.007.001.17
43Joe Hoerner35136.65250001222334181748192111.8313.301.573.137.432.38
27Jim Hardin28524.392691042799347391124254021.4610.461.242.702.811.04
24Jimmy Freeman21226.0066100036402624522184001.7210.001.255.504.500.82
34Cecil Upshaw29353.6742000291353502222519232011.288.330.833.173.831.21
Pitching Totals70844.273751554041152713771412730654155512732698261.409.231.013.354.781.43
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Earl WilliamsC11698658449137.9805.78
Earl WilliamsC11658449137.9800.00
Paul CasanovaC431391643.9750.00
Paul CasanovaC433001391643.9754.65
Bob DidierC115011011.0000.00
Bob DidierC11915011011.0006.03
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Hank Aaron1B109968661479.9870.00
Hank Aaron1B109932968661479.9879.98
Orlando Cepeda1B22176171130151.0009.41
Orlando Cepeda1B22171130151.0000.00
Earl Williams1B2014014080101.0009.50
Earl Williams1B2014080101.0000.00
Jim Breazeale1B1711911930111.0009.21
Jim Breazeale1B1611930111.0000.00
Mike Lum1B2862001.0008.78
Mike Lum1B262001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Felix Millan2B1201044273339867.9875.28
Felix Millan2B120273339867.9870.00
Gil Garrido2B21385319.9890.00
Gil Garrido2B21146385319.9895.61
Larvell Blanks2B1838550121.0000.00
Larvell Blanks2B1814038550121.0005.98
Rod Gilbreath2B7461313031.0005.08
Rod Gilbreath2B71313031.0000.00
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 Garrido3B314001.0000.00
Gil Garrido3B31014001.0004.50
Larvell Blanks3B236001.0000.00
Larvell Blanks3B21836001.0004.50
Jim Breazeale3B120001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Marty PerezSS14111982203782773.9574.49
Marty PerezSS1412203782773.9570.00
Sonny JacksonSS18123285229.9765.85
Sonny JacksonSS17285229.9760.00
Gil GarridoSS1045021.0000.00
Gil GarridoSS102545021.0003.21
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 JacksonOF1060001.0000.00
Sonny JacksonOF104460001.0001.22
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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