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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
Roster Continuity 80.48% 11/26
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: Did not qualify
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), Preston Hanna (#11), Charlie Spikes (#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
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
36Gary MatthewsOF28   63197192
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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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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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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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45872655327110.259.311.424735.165.237.2752.1231.3159412
17Glenn Hubbard2B21   3253475
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2906274312223.231.290.295585.065.129.2561.59108.396357
22Rowland OfficeOF26   2773569
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3754273322105.249.320.336656.087.188.2771.22138.593307
11Joe NolanC28   2302857
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2113272833015.248.333.365698.117.226.2661.0457.584261
28Mike Lum1B33   2172754
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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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00120011920711.195.213.244457.049.057.22919.00--30134
15Darrel ChaneySS31   1171519
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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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03
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210053001023.280.310.462772.183.237.3716.0031.043100
37Eddie SolomonP28   64313
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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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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   21203.39444423100342.031116012941113208184111.248.181.082.975.471.84
37Eddie Solomon28   7144.2131304010186.018498871951962061.268.900.922.474.651.88
29Rick Matula25   8104.1628281000171.119390791464673131.5010.160.743.373.531.05
43Tony Brizzolara22   695.3020192000107.11337063633645031.5511.190.502.785.381.94
26Gene Garber31   6164.33680005525106.012166511024560051.3710.270.852.044.752.33
24Mickey Mahler26   5115.8526181010100.012372651147714131.7011.070.994.236.391.51
50Joey McLaughlin22   532.483700013569.0542319334400011.287.040.394.435.221.18
38Adrian Devine27   123.224000010066.2842824825222121.6311.281.073.362.960.88
27Larry McWilliams25   325.591313100066.1694141422322041.389.410.553.004.361.45
48Craig Skok31   134.004400019254.1582624717302031.399.671.172.835.001.76
32Bo McLaughlin25   114.863710012049.2633327216451001.5811.340.362.888.102.81
49Preston Hanna24   113.0064001024.127118115151001.7510.130.385.635.631.00
39Rick Mahler25   006.14150005022.0281615411121101.7711.451.644.504.911.09
34Larry Bradford29   100.95210009219.01152010112211.115.210.004.745.211.10
40Tommy Boggs23   026.2333000012.2211190410011.9214.540.002.770.690.25
42Frank LaCorte27   007.886000208.19772562001.7510.132.255.636.751.20
45Jamie Easterly26   0012.004000002.27640330003.3321.000.009.009.001.00
Batting 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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