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1979 Atlanta Braves (MLB)

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W-L Record: 66-94 .412
Rank: 6th in National League West
Run Differential: 669-763 -94
Manager(s): Bobby Cox
General Manager: Bill Lucas (1979-05-05), John Mullen
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Ballpark: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Attendance: 769,465 25/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Brad Komminsk (#4) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Bobby Dews
First Base Coach: Alex Grammas
Pitching Coach: Cloyd Boyer
Third Base Coach: Tommie Aaron

#1 Draft Picks

Jeff Burroughs (#1), Bob Horner (#1), Tommy Boggs (#2), Dale Murphy (#5), Charlie Spikes (#11), Preston Hanna (#11), Bo McLaughlin (#14)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9071.559--
8973.5491.5
7983.48811.5
7191.43819.5
6893.42222.0
6694.41223.5
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
36Gary MatthewsOF28 63197192
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34
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5
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27
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90186607505136.304.363.502865.198.312.3101.2523.4317695
1Jerry Royster3B-2B26 601103164
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25
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6
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3
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51358625900678.273.337.349686.077.225.2950.95200.3210676
5Bob Horner3B-1B21 48766153
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15
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1
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33
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9802227436039.314.346.552898.238.279.3133.3614.8269515
9Pepe FriasSS30 47541123
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18
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4
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1
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443220362510313.259.290.320610.061.105.2771.80475.0152510
7Jeff BurroughsOF28 3974989
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14
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1
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11
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47227375370214.224.347.348695.123.307.2491.0336.1138475
3Dale Murphy1B23 38453106
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7
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2
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21
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57613867250512.276.340.469809.193.305.2821.7618.3180429
2Barry BonnellOF25 3754797
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20
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3
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12
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45872655327110.259.311.424735.165.237.2752.1231.3159412
17Glenn Hubbard2B21 3253475
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12
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03
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2906274312223.231.290.295585.065.129.2561.59108.396357
22Rowland OfficeOF26 2773569
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14
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2
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2
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3754273322105.249.320.336656.087.188.2771.22138.593307
11Joe NolanC28 2302857
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9
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3
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4
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2113272833015.248.333.365698.117.226.2661.0457.584261
28Mike Lum1B33 2172754
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6
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06
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2702183401527.249.304.359663.111.184.2681.8936.278242
20Bruce BenedictC23 2041446
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11
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001513331803224.225.331.279610.054.206.2450.55--57241
35Phil NiekroP40 1231024
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6
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00120011920711.195.213.244457.049.057.22919.00--30134
15Darrel ChaneySS31 1171519
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5
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001021193402012.162.277.205482.043.214.2261.79--24137
14Eddie MillerOF22 1131235
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00515252421301.310.350.319669.009.168.3934.80--36123
46Charlie SpikesOF28 931226
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8
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03
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210053001023.280.310.462772.183.237.3716.0031.043100
37Eddie SolomonP28 64313
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3
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0040011600301.203.215.250465.047.063.27116.00--1668
29Rick MatulaP25 5315
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00000012300602.094.111.094205.000.019.16723.00--560
4Biff PocorobaC25 38612
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004117001102.316.422.421843.105.289.3160.00--1646
18Larry WhisentonOF22 3739
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01103300101.243.300.351651.108.216.2651.00--1341
43Tony BrizzolaraP22 3511
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00010021400110.029.079.029108.000.057.0457.00--139
24Mickey MahlerP26 2703
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1
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003001500101.111.143.148291.037.074.1365.00--429
27Larry McWilliamsP25 2445
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0010011400210.208.231.292523.083.125.45514.00--728
25Bob Beall1B31 1512
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001003400010.133.263.267530.133.333.1671.33--419
31Mike Macha3B25 1322
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0001001500000.154.214.154368.000.077.2505.00--214
50Joey McLaughlinP22 1102
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000000400001.182.182.273455.091.091.286----311
30Brian AsselstineOF25 1011
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0000001201001.100.182.100282.000.100.1252.00--111
26Gene GarberP31 1003
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0001003400200.300.462.300762.000.300.5001.33--315
38Adrian DevineP27 7000000000500000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
16Jim Wessinger2B23 7200000001400000.000.125.000125.000.143.0004.00--08
49Preston HannaP24 6100000001500000.000.143.000143.000.167.0005.00--07
32Bo McLaughlinP25 5000000000200100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
40Tommy BoggsP23 411
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0000000100000.250.250.250500.000.000.333----14
48Craig SkokP31 3000000001200000.000.250.000250.000.333.0002.00--04
39Rick MahlerP25 201
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0000000000000.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----12
34Larry BradfordP29 1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
42Frank LaCorteP27 1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals20935422669138922028126626985049081823476238112.256.316.377693.121.220.2801.6743.020436012
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
35Phil Niekro40 21203.3944442310034231116012941113208184111.248.181.082.975.471.84
37Eddie Solomon28 7144.213130401018618498871951962061.268.900.922.474.651.88
29Rick Matula25 8104.162828100017119390791464673131.5010.160.743.373.531.05
43Tony Brizzolara22 695.30201920001071337063633645031.5511.190.502.785.381.94
26Gene Garber31 6164.3368000552510612166511024560051.3710.270.852.044.752.33
24Mickey Mahler26 5115.852618101010012372651147714131.7011.070.994.236.391.51
50Joey McLaughlin22 532.483700013569542319334400011.287.040.394.435.221.18
38Adrian Devine27 123.224000010066842824825222121.6311.281.073.362.960.88
27Larry McWilliams25 325.591313100066694141422322041.389.410.553.004.361.45
48Craig Skok31 134.004400019254582624717302031.399.671.172.835.001.76
32Bo McLaughlin25 114.863710012049633327216451001.5811.340.362.888.102.81
49Preston Hanna24 113.006400102427118115151001.7510.130.385.635.631.00
39Rick Mahler25 006.14150005022281615411121101.7711.451.644.504.911.09
34Larry Bradford29 100.952100092191152010112211.115.210.004.745.211.10
40Tommy Boggs23 026.2333000012211190410011.9214.540.002.770.690.25
42Frank LaCorte27 007.8860002089772562001.7510.132.255.636.751.20
45Jamie Easterly26 0012.0040000027640330003.3321.000.009.009.001.00
Pitching Totals66944.1844316032112834140814967636541324947794510431.419.560.843.164.981.58
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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