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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
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
30Brian AsselstineOF251011
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0000001201001.100.182.100282.000.100.1252.00--111
25Bob Beall1B311512
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001003400010.133.263.267530.133.333.1671.33--419
20Bruce BenedictC232041446
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11
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001513331803224.225.331.279610.054.206.2450.55--57241
40Tommy BoggsP23411
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0000000100000.250.250.250500.000.000.333----14
2Barry BonnellOF253754797
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3
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12
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45872655327110.259.306.424730.165.237.2752.1231.3159409
34Larry BradfordP291000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
43Tony BrizzolaraP223511
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00010021400110.029.079.029108.000.057.0457.00--139
7Jeff BurroughsOF283974989
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14
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1
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11
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47227375370214.224.343.348691.123.307.2491.0336.1138472
15Darrel ChaneySS311171519
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5
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001021193402012.162.277.205482.043.214.2261.79--24137
38Adrian DevineP277000000000500000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
9Pepe FriasSS3047541123
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4
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443220362510313.259.287.320607.061.105.2771.80475.0152508
26Gene GarberP311003
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0001003400200.300.462.300762.000.300.5001.33--315
49Preston HannaP246100000001500000.000.143.000143.000.167.0005.00--07
5Bob Horner3B-1B2148766153
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9802227436039.314.342.552894.238.279.3133.3614.8269512
17Glenn Hubbard2B213253475
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03
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2906274312223.231.288.295583.065.129.2561.59108.396356
42Frank LaCorteP271000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
28Mike Lum1B332172754
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06
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2702183401527.249.304.359663.111.184.2681.8936.278242
31Mike Macha3B251322
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0001001500000.154.214.154368.000.077.2505.00--214
24Mickey MahlerP262703
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003001500101.111.143.148291.037.074.1365.00--429
39Rick MahlerP25201
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0000000000000.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----12
36Gary MatthewsOF2863197192
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27
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90186607505136.304.363.502865.198.312.3101.2523.4317695
29Rick MatulaP255315
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00000012300602.094.111.094205.000.019.16723.00--560
32Bo McLaughlinP255000000000200100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
50Joey McLaughlinP221102
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000000400001.182.182.273455.091.091.286----311
27Larry McWilliamsP252445
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0010011400210.208.231.292523.083.125.45514.00--728
14Eddie MillerOF221131235
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00515252421301.310.339.319658.009.168.3934.80--36121
3Dale Murphy1B2338453106
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21
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57613867250512.276.337.469806.193.305.2821.7618.3180427
35Phil NiekroP401231024
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00120011920711.195.200.244444.049.057.22919.00--30132
11Joe NolanC282302857
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2113272833015.248.326.365691.117.226.2661.0457.584258
22Rowland OfficeOF262773569
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3754273322105.249.316.336652.087.188.2771.22138.593305
4Biff PocorobaC2538612
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004117001102.316.422.421843.105.289.3160.00--1646
1Jerry Royster3B-2B26601103164
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51358625900678.273.337.349686.077.225.2950.95200.3210676
48Craig SkokP313000000001200000.000.250.000250.000.333.0002.00--04
37Eddie SolomonP2864313
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0040011600301.203.215.250465.047.063.27116.00--1668
46Charlie SpikesOF28931226
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210053001023.280.310.462772.183.237.3716.0031.043100
16Jim Wessinger2B237200000001400000.000.125.000125.000.143.0004.00--08
18Larry WhisentonOF223739
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01103300101.243.300.351651.108.216.2651.00--1341
Batting Totals20935422669138922028126626985049081823476238112.256.316.377693.121.220.2801.6743.020436012
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
40Tommy Boggs23026.2333000012211190410011.9214.540.002.770.690.25
48Craig Skok31134.004400019254582624717302031.399.671.172.835.001.76
35Phil Niekro4021203.3944442310034231116012941113208184111.248.181.082.975.471.84
27Larry McWilliams25325.591313100066694141422322041.389.410.553.004.361.45
50Joey McLaughlin22532.483700013569542319334400011.287.040.394.435.221.18
32Bo McLaughlin25114.863710012049633327216451001.5811.340.362.888.102.81
29Rick Matula258104.162828100017119390791464673131.5010.160.743.373.531.05
39Rick Mahler25006.14150005022281615411121101.7711.451.644.504.911.09
24Mickey Mahler265115.852618101010012372651147714131.7011.070.994.236.391.51
42Frank LaCorte27007.8860002089772562001.7510.132.255.636.751.20
49Preston Hanna24113.006400102427118115151001.7510.130.385.635.631.00
26Gene Garber316164.3368000552510612166511024560051.3710.270.852.044.752.33
45Jamie Easterly260012.0040000027640330003.3321.000.009.009.001.00
38Adrian Devine27123.224000010066842824825222121.6311.281.073.362.960.88
43Tony Brizzolara22695.30201920001071337063633645031.5511.190.502.785.381.94
34Larry Bradford29100.952100092191152010112211.115.210.004.745.211.10
37Eddie Solomon287144.213130401018618498871951962061.268.900.922.474.651.88
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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