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1979 ATLANTA BRAVES

|    Level:  MLB  

Location:  Atlanta,GA
Team Record:  66-94   .412
Result:   6th in National League - West Division
Manager(s):  Bobby Cox
General Manager:   Bill Lucas
Stadium:  Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Attendance:  769,465
Playoffs: Season in progress

Atlanta Braves affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Phil Niekro (40)
Youngest Player:  Glenn Hubbard (21)
Longest Tenure:  Phil Niekro (14)
Top Hitter:  Gary Matthews (9)
Top Pitcher:  Phil Niekro (3)
Top Draft Pick:  Brad Komminsk (#4)

Roster Continuity:  80.48%
National League Standings
WestWLPctGB
Cincinnati9071.559--
Houston8973.5491.5
LA Dodgers7983.48811.5
SF Giants7191.43819.5
San Diego6893.42222.0
Atlanta6694.41323.5

BATTING STATISTICS
#PlayerPosRkAgeDraftedHiLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBPAOUTRCRC/Gbabip
36Gary Matthewsof9281971-5-81MLB156631971923452790186607505136.304.363.50210003176954551287.6.310
1Jerry Royster3b-2b3526UDFA: 1970MLB154601103164256351358625900678.273.337.3490210676466854.9.295
5Bob Horner3b-1b19211978-1-1MLB12148766153151339802227436039.314.346.5521000269515348957.4.313
9Pepe Friasss-2b7730UDFA: 1967MLB140475411231841443220362510313.259.290.3200152510380463.3.277
7Jeff Burroughsof69281969-1-1MLB11639749891411147227375370214.224.347.3480138475326504.2.249
3Dale Murphyof-231974-1-5MLB10438453106722157613867250512.276.340.4690180429296635.7.282
2Barry Bonnellof-251975-1-1MLB12737547972031245872655327110.259.311.4240159412303524.6.275
17Glenn Hubbard2b-211975-20-473MLB97325347512032906274312223.231.290.295096357263282.8.256
22Rowland Officeof-261970-4-93MLB124277356914223754273322105.249.320.336093307218334.0.277
11Joe Nolanc-281969-2-28MLB8923028579342113272833015.248.333.365084261182314.5.266
28Mike Lumof-1b-33UDFA: 1963MLB11121727546062702183401527.249.304.359078242179233.4.268
20Bruce Benedictc-231976-5-99MLB76204144611001513331803224.225.331.279057241169223.5.245
35Phil Niekrop-40UDFA: 1959MLB441231024600120011920711.195.213.24403013410851.3.229
15Darrel Chaneyss-2b-311966-2-33MLB6311715195001021193402012.162.277.20502413710251.2.226
14Eddie Millerof-22UDFA: 1984MLB271131235100515252421301.310.350.31903612384134.3.393
46Charlie Spikesof-281969-1-11MLB66931226803210053001023.280.310.46204310072124.7.371
37Eddie Solomonp-28UDFA: 1969MLB326431330040011600301.203.215.250016685520.9.271
29Rick Matulap-251976-14-315MLB28531500000012300602.094.111.094056056-5-2.3.167
4Biff Pocorobac-251971-17-392MLB28386124004117001102.316.422.421016463087.0.316
18Larry Whisentonof-221975-2-42MLB1337392101103300101.243.300.351013413054.2.265
43Tony Brizzolarap-221977-2-30MLB20351100010021400110.029.079.029013936-4-2.8.045
24Mickey Mahlerp-261974-10-220MLB2627031003001500101.111.143.148042926-1-0.9.136
27Larry McWilliamsp-251974-1-6MLB13244520010011400210.208.231.29207282210.9.455
25Bob Beall1b-311970-28-645MLB1715122001003400010.133.263.26704191412.6.167
31Mike Macha3b-251976-1-10MLB613220001001500000.154.214.1540214110-0.6.250
50Joey McLaughlinp-221974-2-29MLB3711021000000400001.182.182.2730311100-0.3.286
30Brian Asselstineof-251973-1-15MLB810110000001201001.100.182.100011110-1-1.8.125
26Gene Garberp-311965-20-382MLB6810030001003400200.300.462.3000315924.9.500
38Adrian Devinep-271970-2-45MLB407000000000500000.000.000.0000077--.000
16Jim Wessinger2b-231976-6-123MLB107200000001400000.000.125.0000087-1-3.2.000
49Preston Hannap-241972-1-11MLB66100000001500000.000.143.0000076-1-3.8.000
32Bo McLaughlinp-251975-1-14MLB375000000000200100.000.000.0000066--.000
40Tommy Boggsp-231974-1-2MLB34110000000100000.250.250.250014301.3.333
48Craig Skokp-311967-3-41MLB443000000001200000.000.250.00000430-2.0.000
39Rick Mahlerp-25UDFA: 1975MLB152010000000000000.500.500.5000121013.4.500
42Frank LaCortep-27UDFA: 1973MLB61000000000000000.000.000.0000011--.000
34Larry Bradfordp-291973-19-442MLB211000000000100000.000.000.0000011--.000
Totals: (37 players)1605422669138922028126626985049081823476238112.256.318.3776952043603542956924.3.280

PITCHING STATISTICS
#PlayerRkAgeDraftedHiLvlWLERAGGSCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBkWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9BB/SOBABIPGB/FB
35Phil Niekro340UDFA: 1959MLB21203.39444423100342.0311160129411132081841.248.181.082.975.470.54.2591.00
37Eddie Solomon4328UDFA: 1969MLB7144.2131304010186.01849887195196201.268.900.922.474.650.53.2700.95
29Rick Matula-251976-14-315MLB8104.1528281000171.11939079146467311.5010.140.743.363.520.96.3011.78
43Tony Brizzolara-221977-2-30MLB695.2820192000107.1133706363364501.5511.150.502.775.370.52.3441.37
26Gene Garber24311965-20-382MLB6164.33680005525106.01216651102456001.3710.270.852.044.750.43.3071.51
24Mickey Mahler-261974-10-220MLB5115.8526181010100.01237265114771411.7011.070.994.236.390.66.3480.80
50Joey McLaughlin-221974-2-29MLB532.483700013569.054231933440001.287.040.394.435.220.85.2581.42
38Adrian Devine-271970-2-45MLB123.244000010066.284282482522211.6311.341.083.372.971.14.3171.49
27Larry McWilliams-251974-1-6MLB325.561313100066.169414142232201.379.360.542.984.340.69.2980.68
48Craig Skok-311967-3-41MLB133.984400019254.158262471730201.389.611.162.824.970.57.3020.95
32Bo McLaughlin-251975-1-14MLB114.893710012049.263332721645101.5911.420.362.908.150.36--1.14
49Preston Hanna-241972-1-11MLB112.9664001024.12711811515101.739.990.375.555.551.00.3292.06
39Rick Mahler-25UDFA: 1975MLB006.14150005022.028161541112111.7711.451.644.504.910.92.3241.50
34Larry Bradford-291973-19-442MLB100.95210009219.0115201011221.115.210.004.745.210.91.2081.24
40Tommy Boggs-231974-1-2MLB026.3933000012.221119041001.9714.920.002.840.714.00.3681.18
42Frank LaCorte-27UDFA: 1973MLB007.566000208.1977256201.689.722.165.406.480.83.2800.73
45Jamie Easterly-261971-2-34MLB0013.504000002.2764033003.7523.620.0010.1210.121.00.5834.00
Totals: (37 players)66944.18160160321128341,408149676365412649477945101.339.560.843.164.980.63.313 

FIELDING STATISTICS
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Bruce BenedictC763443563.9840.00 
Joe NolanC743282762.9830.00 
Dale MurphyC271271552.9660.00 
Biff PocorobaC739330.9330.00 
Darrel ChaneyC10000.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Dale Murphy1B76685421561.9800.00 
Mike Lum1B5141430136.9980.00 
Bob Horner1B4541424732.9840.00 
Bob Beall1B391001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Glenn Hubbard2B911932681557.9680.00 
Jerry Royster2B77170224750.9830.00 
Darrel Chaney2B525011.0000.00 
Jim Wessinger2B22310.8330.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Bob Horner3B82561431511.9300.00 
Jerry Royster3B80911811512.9480.00 
Darrel Chaney3B431010.9290.00 
Mike Macha3B32830.7690.00 
Barry Bonnell3B110001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Pepe FriasSS1372294323279.9540.00 
Darrel ChaneySS394080715.9450.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Gary MatthewsOF1562921284.9740.00 
Barry BonnellOF124220842.9830.00 
Jeff BurroughsOF110175871.9630.00 
Rowland OfficeOF97164420.9880.00 
Eddie MillerOF2779110.9880.00 
Charlie SpikesOF1516030.8420.00 
Larry WhisentonOF13283001.0000.00 
Mike LumOF360001.0000.00 
Brian AsselstineOF110001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Gene GarberP68106141611.9682.55 
Phil NiekroP44342315613.9892.29 
Craig SkokP4454010011.0001.66 
Adrian DevineP406611241.7651.77 
Bo McLaughlinP37492210.8000.73 
Joey McLaughlinP37694820.8571.57 
Eddie SolomonP31186122240.8951.65 
Rick MatulaP281711523061.0002.00 
Mickey MahlerP2610041311.9441.53 
Larry BradfordP21190510.8332.37 
Tony BrizzolaraP2010771511.9571.85 
Rick MahlerP15221310.8001.64 
Larry McWilliamsP136621712.9502.59 
Preston HannaP62408011.0002.99 
Frank LaCorteP680010.0000.00 
Jamie EasterlyP4201001.0004.09 
Tommy BoggsP31203001.0002.21 


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