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1978 Atlanta Braves (MLB)

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W-L Record: 69-93 .426
Rank: 6th in National League West
Run Differential: 600-750 -150
Roster Continuity 74.58% 10/26
Manager(s): Bobby Cox
General Manager: Bill Lucas
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Ballpark: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Attendance: 904,494 22/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Bob Horner (#1) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Chris Cannizzaro
First Base Coach: Pete Ward
Pitching Coach: Cloyd Boyer
Third Base Coach: Tom Burgess

#1 Draft Picks

Jeff Burroughs (#1), Bob Horner (#1), Tommy Boggs (#2), Dale Murphy (#5), Pat Rockett (#10), Preston Hanna (#11)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9567.586--
9269.5712.5
8973.5496.0
8478.51911.0
7488.45721.0
6993.42626.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
3Dale Murphy1B22   53066120
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3
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23
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7911742145333515.226.284.394678.168.255.2643.4523.0209583
1Jerry Royster2B-SS25   52967137
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8
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2
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352717564932849.259.331.333664.074.198.2800.88264.5176600
7Jeff BurroughsOF27   48872147
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7712117920120616.301.432.529961.227.465.3270.7921.2258611
36Gary MatthewsOF27   47475135
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62876192221416.285.366.462828.177.308.3181.5126.3219542
22Rowland OfficeOF25   40440101
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4086225262438.250.297.354651.104.163.2662.3644.9143439
19Rod Gilbreath3B-2B25   3262280
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3176265103316.245.300.331631.086.169.2821.96108.7108356
5Bob Horner3B20   3235086
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6300244222197.266.313.539852.272.347.2361.7514.0174359
2Barry BonnellOF24   3043673
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161262030012015.240.287.306593.066.151.2641.50304.093326
4Biff PocorobaC24   2892170
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06
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34032914263415.242.312.332644.090.180.2340.4848.296327
15Darrel ChaneySS30   2452755
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2010254807311.224.295.306601.082.188.2671.9281.775274
11Joe NolanC27   2132249
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2232342815103.230.339.347686.117.282.2490.8253.374249
25Bob Beall1B30   1852945
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1645362710214.243.368.303671.059.249.2780.75185.056225
17Glenn Hubbard2B20   1631542
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1321102021402.258.309.319628.061.129.2842.0081.552179
9Pat RockettSS23   142620
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00412131203116.141.212.155367.014.099.1530.92--22157
35Phil NiekroP39   120527
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00100032510413.225.248.258506.033.058.2818.33--31129
43Cito GastonOF34   118527
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90032000124.229.244.263507.034.059.2636.67118.031124
30Brian AsselstineOF24   1031128
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1321111621151.272.339.417756.146.262.2891.4551.543122
20Bruce BenedictC22   52313
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001006602000.250.328.288616.038.154.2831.00--1558
49Preston HannaP23   4949
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10011800201.184.200.286486.102.122.26718.0049.01452
16Chico Ruiz2B26   46313
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002002401001.283.313.348661.065.109.3102.00--1648
24Mickey MahlerP25   4144
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0001001800501.098.119.098217.000.024.1218.00--447
27Larry McWilliamsP24   3212
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000001900400.063.063.125188.063.063.154----436
37Eddie SolomonP27   2924
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0001000810003.138.167.138305.000.000.190----430
40Dick RuthvenP27   2402
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00000001100300.083.083.083166.000.000.154----227
29Eddie MillerOF21   2153
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002302410000.143.250.190440.048.286.1762.00--424
45Jamie EasterlyP25   1914
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001001500101.211.250.263513.053.105.2865.00--521
50Tommy BoggsP22   1813
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1000400100.167.167.333500.167.167.154--18.0619
18Larry WhisentonOF21   1613
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002001200000.188.235.250485.063.125.2142.00--417
12Jerry Maddox3B24   1413
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0001001200001.214.267.214481.000.071.2502.00--315
28Adrian DevineP26   1101
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0001000200100.091.091.091182.000.000.111----112
26Gene GarberP30   1111
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0000001500000.091.167.091258.000.091.1675.00--112
12Tom Paciorek1B31   923
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0000000100000.333.333.333666.000.000.375----39
33Rick CampP25   8100000001500100.000.111.000111.000.125.0005.00--010
48Craig SkokP30   812
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000000300000.250.250.375625.125.125.400----38
56Jim BoutonP39   7000000001100000.000.125.000125.000.143.0001.00--08
42Frank LaCorteP26   4000000000200100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
12Hank Small1B24   4000000000000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
10Rob BelloirSS-3B29   101
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0000000000001.0001.0002.00030001.0001.0001.000----21
34Duane TheissP24   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals20875381600131319139123558906555087427536147140.244.312.363675.119.225.2691.5943.719516039
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
35Phil Niekro39   19182.88444222411334.129512910716102248113131.197.950.432.756.682.43
49Preston Hanna23   7135.1429280010140.1132898010939011231.618.490.645.985.790.97
24Mickey Mahler25   4114.6734211030134.2130827016669212371.458.671.074.406.131.39
37Eddie Solomon27   464.0837800132106.09852481250645121.408.321.024.255.431.28
27Larry McWilliams24   932.821515310099.18438311135422021.207.641.003.183.821.20
40Dick Ruthven27   264.111313210081.0784337828453001.318.670.893.115.001.61
26Gene Garber30   442.5443000362278.15826221113613200.916.691.271.507.044.69
45Jamie Easterly25   365.65376008178.0915249945427021.7410.501.045.194.850.93
33Rick Camp25   243.77424009074.1994231532231131.7712.040.613.892.800.72
32Dave Campbell26   444.835300035169.16739371049452251.688.741.306.395.870.92
28Adrian Devine26   545.953160011365.1844543325262201.6811.630.423.463.601.04
48Craig Skok30   324.354300011262.0643830827284101.479.291.163.924.061.04
50Tommy Boggs22   286.711612112059.0804644826213111.8012.201.223.973.200.81
56Jim Bouton39   134.9755000029.0251816421100001.597.761.246.523.100.48
42Frank LaCorte26   013.6022000014.29660471000.875.400.002.404.201.75
34Duane Theiss24   001.503000206.13110330011.004.500.004.504.501.00
31Max Leon28   006.005000105.26441410011.679.001.506.001.500.25
39Mike Davey26   000.003000002.21000100000.673.000.003.000.000.00
Batting Totals69934.1045516229713332144014047506561326248486718401.418.770.823.905.301.36
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Biff PocorobaC794544351.9900.00
Joe NolanC612952473.9790.00
Bruce BenedictC22811411.9900.00
Dale MurphyC21831330.9700.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dale Murphy1B1291137922084.9840.00
Bob Beall1B4027524423.9870.00
Cito Gaston1B421211.9580.00
Tom Paciorek1B2210011.0000.00
Hank Small1B1121011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jerry Royster2B751861931039.9740.00
Glenn Hubbard2B44102130530.9790.00
Rod Gilbreath2B397487413.9760.00
Chico Ruiz2B14313115.9840.00
Darrel Chaney2B112011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bob Horner3B89811991317.9560.00
Rod Gilbreath3B623411759.9680.00
Barry Bonnell3B15152832.9350.00
Darrel Chaney3B828011.0000.00
Jerry Maddox3B53710.9090.00
Rob Belloir3B10000.0000.00
Jerry Royster3B10000.0000.00
Chico Ruiz3B101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Darrel ChaneySS7797189730.9760.00
Jerry RoysterSS60981831327.9560.00
Pat RockettSS516497516.9700.00
Rob BelloirSS101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jeff BurroughsOF1462241362.9750.00
Rowland OfficeOF136291432.9900.00
Gary MatthewsOF1272381080.9690.00
Barry BonnellOF105172731.9840.00
Brian AsselstineOF3560120.9680.00
Cito GastonOF2945020.9570.00
Bob BeallOF870001.0000.00
Eddie MillerOF570001.0000.00
Larry WhisentonOF450001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dave CampbellP53696911.9371.95
Phil NiekroP44334176524.9762.21
Gene GarberP43781111001.0002.54
Craig SkokP436239001.0001.74
Rick CampP427481230.8702.43
Jamie EasterlyP377821411.9411.85
Eddie SolomonP3710651621.9131.78
Mickey MahlerP34134415011.0001.27
Adrian DevineP316510911.9502.63
Preston HannaP291401018011.0001.80
Tommy BoggsP16595330.7271.22
Larry McWilliamsP15991019011.0002.63
Dick RuthvenP138191370.7592.44
Jim BoutonP5293310.8571.86
Max LeonP5501001.0001.73
Mike DaveyP320000.0000.00
Duane TheissP3620001.0002.95
Frank LaCorteP21401001.0000.63


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