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1977 Atlanta Braves (MLB)

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W-L Record: 61-101 .377
Rank: 6th in National League West
Run Differential: 678-895 -217
Roster Continuity 61.42% 17/24
Manager(s): Dave Bristol, Ted Turner, Vern Benson
General Manager: Bill Lucas
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Ballpark: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Attendance: 872,464 24/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Tim Cole (#4) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Chris Cannizzaro
First Base Coach: Eddie Haas
Pitching Coach: Johnny Sain
Third Base Coach: Vern Benson

#1 Draft Picks

Jeff Burroughs (#1), Dale Murphy (#5), Pat Rockett (#10), Preston Hanna (#11)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9864.605--
8874.54310.0
8181.50017.0
7587.46323.0
6993.42629.0
61101.37737.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
7Jeff BurroughsOF26   57991157
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114418612602068.271.362.520882.249.402.2781.4714.1301671
36Gary MatthewsOF26   55589157
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5
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642286790232113.283.362.438800.155.301.3121.3432.6243627
25Willie Montanez1B29   54470156
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68113560030318.287.328.458786.171.235.2911.7127.2249582
13Jerry Royster3B-SS24   4456496
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2
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6
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2828103867136111.216.278.288566.072.198.2411.7674.2128491
22Rowland OfficeOF24   42842103
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1
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5
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3924235831439.241.282.311593.070.119.2662.5285.6133461
19Rod Gilbreath2B24   4074799
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43394579267210.243.320.349669.106.201.2831.7650.9142463
14Junior Moore3B24   3614194
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344533291012113.260.323.343666.083.172.2710.8872.2124408
2Barry BonnellOF23   36041108
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4575373228317.300.368.339707.039.147.3260.86360.0122403
4Biff PocorobaC23   3214693
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44345727115449.290.394.445839.156.330.2930.4740.1143387
9Pat RockettSS22   2642767
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2412273232307.254.330.303633.049.148.2861.19264.080297
15Darrel ChaneySS-2B29   2092242
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1500174402419.201.260.297557.096.177.2392.5969.762231
12Tom Paciorek1B30   1552037
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151064602031.239.262.348610.110.155.3127.6751.754164
29Vic CorrellC31   1441630
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1623223311123.208.314.403717.194.340.2171.5020.658170
30Brian AsselstineOF23   1241226
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171091001102.210.263.355618.145.226.2001.1131.044134
35Phil NiekroP38   109219
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00700015101213.174.180.183363.009.009.200----20123
43Cito GastonOF-1B33   85623
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211051900033.271.301.424725.153.224.3033.8028.33693
11Joe NolanC26   821323
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910131201012.280.375.427802.146.317.2940.9227.33596
3Dale MurphyC21   76524
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14010800003.316.316.526842.211.197.333--38.04076
40Dick RuthvenP26   45412
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30021500502.267.298.400698.133.178.3797.5045.01852
47Buzz CapraP29   3614
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0002003900300.111.179.111290.000.083.1483.00--442
17,27Andy MessersmithP31   3424
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3003900200.118.189.265454.147.235.1253.0034.0939
37Eddie SolomonP26   3124
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0001003900100.129.206.129335.000.097.1823.00--435
16Craig RobinsonSS28   2946
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001001600000.207.233.241474.034.069.2616.00--730
31Max LeonP27   1936
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0003100000311.316.300.316616.000.053.300----623
45Jamie EasterlyP24   1504
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001000300200.267.267.400667.133.133.333----617
49Preston HannaP22   1421
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0001003600100.071.235.071306.000.214.1252.00--118
32Dave CampbellP25   1211
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0001000800200.083.083.083166.000.000.250----114
42Don CollinsP24   11000000000600101.000.000.0000.000.000.000----012
26Frank LaCorteP25   1012
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0002000300200.200.200.200400.000.000.286----212
33Rick CampP24   6000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
50Steve HarganP34   6000000000400000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
24Mickey MahlerP24   613
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000002100100.500.625.6671292.167.500.6000.50--49
20Larry Whisenton20   411
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0001000300000.250.250.250500.000.0001.000----14
50Bob JohnsonP34   301
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0001000100000.333.333.333666.000.000.500----13
10Rob BelloirSS28   1200000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
39Mike DaveyP25   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
20Mike MarshallP34   101
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00010000000001.0001.0001.0002000.000.0001.000----11
37,48Joey McLaughlinP20   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
34Duane TheissP23   1000000000100100.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
Batting Totals21745534678140421820139638825353787617508334135.254.318.376694.122.224.2781.6339.820796188
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
35Phil Niekro38   16204.04444320210330.13151661482616426217381.458.590.714.477.151.60
40Dick Ruthven26   7134.2325236210151.015886711462842411.469.420.833.705.011.35
47Buzz Capra29   6115.3745160070139.1142888328801007041.609.191.815.186.471.25
17,27Andy Messersmith31   544.4116161000102.110154501239695021.378.911.063.446.091.77
37Eddie Solomon26   664.551816000088.211064451034543221.6211.121.013.445.461.59
32Dave Campbell25   063.0365000311388.2783230733423031.257.890.713.344.251.27
31Max Leon27   443.953190011181.2894236925441191.399.770.992.744.831.76
33Rick Camp24   633.9954000341078.2894735647518211.7210.140.685.355.811.09
42Don Collins24   395.07406008270.2824340841273311.7310.391.015.203.420.66
49Preston Hanna22   264.95179102160.0694033634375021.7210.350.905.105.551.09
45Jamie Easterly24   246.10225006158.2724640530370031.7310.980.764.585.641.23
26Frank LaCorte25   1811.68147001037.06751481029280022.5916.302.437.056.810.97
50Steve Hargan34   036.81165003036.2493128316186101.7611.920.733.894.381.13
24Mickey Mahler24   126.2655000023.031191649141011.7412.131.573.525.481.56
50Bob Johnson34   017.36150005022.1241818714161021.739.822.865.736.551.14
34Duane Theiss23   116.43170007020.226161511670012.0011.140.436.863.000.44
38Steve Kline29   006.75160007120.1211515412101301.659.451.805.404.500.83
39Mike Davey25   005.06160007216.019991971001.7510.690.565.063.940.78
37,48Joey McLaughlin20   0015.003200106.01010103300002.1715.004.504.500.000.00
20Mike Marshall34   109.004000006.012661260002.3318.001.503.009.003.00
37Mike Beard27   009.004000204.2141153210003.2025.205.403.601.800.50
30Larry Bradford27   003.002000002.23111010001.009.003.000.003.00--
Batting Totals611014.8748916228413431144515818957821697019156419421.589.851.054.375.701.31
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Biff PocorobaC1005427878.9890.00
Vic CorrellC492473882.9730.00
Joe NolanC19807021.0000.00
Dale MurphyC181141162.9540.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Willie Montanez1B1341129701088.9920.00
Tom Paciorek1B3223616420.9840.00
Cito Gaston1B530412.9710.00
Rowland Office1B110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rod Gilbreath2B1222773051361.9780.00
Jerry Royster2B387685714.9580.00
Darrel Chaney2B244066413.9640.00
Junior Moore2B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Junior Moore3B104861891710.9420.00
Jerry Royster3B56467666.9530.00
Barry Bonnell3B32226260.9330.00
Rod Gilbreath3B103001.0000.00
Tom Paciorek3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Pat RockettSS841522092338.9400.00
Jerry RoysterSS51601061520.9170.00
Darrel ChaneySS4173116417.9790.00
Craig RobinsonSS232627061.0000.00
Rob BelloirSS312001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jeff BurroughsOF154249973.9740.00
Gary MatthewsOF14526211101.9650.00
Rowland OfficeOF104249833.9880.00
Barry BonnellOF75181321.9890.00
Brian AsselstineOF3557110.9830.00
Cito GastonOF9140001.0000.00
Tom PaciorekOF912010.9230.00
Jerry RoysterOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dave CampbellP65880910.9000.92
Rick CampP547841021.8751.61
Buzz CapraP4513961811.9601.55
Phil NiekroP443302051051.0001.94
Don CollinsP407017001.0001.03
Max LeonP318191210.9552.33
Dick RuthvenP25151101651.8391.55
Jamie EasterlyP22582310.8330.77
Eddie SolomonP188851210.9441.73
Preston HannaP176021830.8703.00
Duane TheissP172023001.0002.23
Mike DaveyP161631001.0002.25
Steve HarganP163631110.9333.48
Steve KlineP16200210.6670.90
Andy MessersmithP1610251521.9091.76
Bob JohnsonP152201001.0000.41
Frank LaCorteP143726001.0001.95
Mickey MahlerP5230311.7501.17
Mike BeardP4401001.0002.14
Mike MarshallP460000.0000.00
Joey McLaughlinP3603001.0004.50
Larry BradfordP2201001.0004.09


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