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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
Manager(s): Bobby Cox
General Manager: Bill Lucas
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Ballpark: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Attendance: 904,494 22/26
Playoffs:
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
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
30Brian AsselstineOF241031128
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1321111621151.272.328.417745.146.262.2891.4551.543120
25Bob Beall1B301852945
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1645362710214.243.365.303668.059.249.2780.75185.056224
10Rob BelloirSS-3B29101
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0000000000001.0001.0002.00030001.0001.0001.000----21
20Bruce BenedictC2252313
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001006602000.250.328.288616.038.154.2831.00--1558
50Tommy BoggsP221813
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1000400100.167.167.333500.167.167.154--18.0619
2Barry BonnellOF243043673
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161262030012015.240.287.306593.066.151.2641.50304.093326
56Jim BoutonP397000000001100000.000.125.000125.000.143.0001.00--08
7Jeff BurroughsOF2748872147
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7712117920120616.301.432.529961.227.465.3270.7921.2258611
33Rick CampP258100000001500100.000.111.000111.000.125.0005.00--010
15Darrel ChaneySS302452755
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2010254807311.224.295.306601.082.188.2671.9281.775274
28Adrian DevineP261101
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0001000200100.091.091.091182.000.000.111----112
45Jamie EasterlyP251914
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001001500101.211.250.263513.053.105.2865.00--521
26Gene GarberP301111
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0000001500000.091.167.091258.000.091.1675.00--112
43Cito GastonOF34118527
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90032000124.229.244.263507.034.059.2636.67118.031124
19Rod Gilbreath3B-2B253262280
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3176265103316.245.300.331631.086.169.2821.96108.7108356
49Preston HannaP234949
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10011800201.184.200.286486.102.122.26718.0049.01452
5Bob Horner3B203235086
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6300244222197.266.309.539848.272.347.2361.7514.0174357
17Glenn Hubbard2B201631542
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1321102021402.258.301.319620.061.129.2842.0081.552177
42Frank LaCorteP264000000000200100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
12Jerry Maddox3B241413
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0001001200001.214.267.214481.000.071.2502.00--315
24Mickey MahlerP254144
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0001001800501.098.119.098217.000.024.1218.00--447
36Gary MatthewsOF2747475135
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62876192221416.285.364.462826.177.308.3181.5126.3219540
27Larry McWilliamsP243212
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000001900400.063.063.125188.063.063.154----436
29Eddie MillerOF212153
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002302410000.143.217.190407.048.286.1762.00--423
3Dale Murphy1B2253066120
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7911742145333515.226.281.394675.168.255.2643.4523.0209580
35Phil NiekroP39120527
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00100032510413.225.242.258500.033.058.2818.33--31128
11Joe NolanC272132249
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2232342815103.230.336.347683.117.282.2490.8253.374248
22Rowland OfficeOF2540440101
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4086225262438.250.287.354641.104.163.2662.3644.9143433
12Tom Paciorek1B31923
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0000000100000.333.333.333666.000.000.375----39
4Biff PocorobaC242892170
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34032914263415.242.307.332639.090.180.2340.4848.296325
9Pat RockettSS23142620
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00412131203116.141.212.155367.014.099.1530.92--22157
1Jerry Royster2B-SS2552967137
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352717564932849.259.328.333661.074.198.2800.88264.5176597
16Chico Ruiz2B2646313
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002002401001.283.313.348661.065.109.3102.00--1648
40Dick RuthvenP272402
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00000001100300.083.083.083166.000.000.154----227
48Craig SkokP30812
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000000300000.250.250.375625.125.125.400----38
12Hank Small1B244000000000000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
37Eddie SolomonP272924
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0001000810003.138.138.138276.000.000.190----429
34Duane TheissP241000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
18Larry WhisentonOF211613
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002001200000.188.235.250485.063.125.2142.00--417
Batting Totals20875381600131319139123558906555087427536147140.244.312.363675.119.225.2691.5943.719516039
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
50Tommy Boggs22286.711612112059804644826213111.8012.201.223.973.200.81
37Eddie Solomon27464.08378001321069852481250645121.408.321.024.255.431.28
48Craig Skok30324.354300011262643830827284101.479.291.163.924.061.04
40Dick Ruthven27264.111313210081784337828453001.318.670.893.115.001.61
35Phil Niekro3919182.8844422241133429512910716102248113131.197.950.432.756.682.43
27Larry McWilliams24932.8215153100998438311135422021.207.641.003.183.821.20
24Mickey Mahler254114.6734211030134130827016669212371.458.671.074.406.131.39
31Max Leon28006.0050001056441410011.679.001.506.001.500.25
42Frank LaCorte26013.60220000149660471000.875.400.002.404.201.75
49Preston Hanna237135.1429280010140132898010939011231.618.490.645.985.790.97
26Gene Garber30442.54430003622785826221113613200.916.691.271.507.044.69
45Jamie Easterly25365.65376008178915249945427021.7410.501.045.194.850.93
28Adrian Devine26545.953160011365844543325262201.6811.630.423.463.601.04
39Mike Davey26000.0030000021000100000.673.000.003.000.000.00
32Dave Campbell26444.8353000351696739371049452251.688.741.306.395.870.92
33Rick Camp25243.77424009074994231532231131.7712.040.613.892.800.72
56Jim Bouton39134.9755000029251816421100001.597.761.246.523.100.48
34Duane Theiss24001.5030002063110330011.004.500.004.504.501.00
Pitching 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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