1978 Atlanta Braves season
|1978 Atlanta Braves|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Bill Lucas|
(Ernie Johnson, Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray)
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- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 Farm system
- 5 Awards and honors
- 6 Notes
- 7 References
- December 8, 1977: Willie Montañez was traded by the Braves to the New York Mets as part of a four-team trade. Adrian Devine, Tommy Boggs, and Eddie Miller were traded by the Texas Rangers to the Braves. The Rangers sent Bert Blyleven to the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Mets sent John Milner to the Pirates. The Rangers sent Tom Grieve and a player to be named later to the Mets. The Pirates sent Al Oliver and Nelson Norman to the Rangers, and the Mets sent Jon Matlack to the Rangers. The Rangers completed the trade by sending Ken Henderson to the Mets on March 15, 1978.
- March 30, 1978: Buzz Capra was released by the Atlanta Braves.
- May 1, 1978: In a game versus the New York Mets, Braves manager Bobby Cox was ejected from a game for the first time in his career. Cox would go on to set the record for most ejections by a manager.
|Los Angeles Dodgers||95||67||--||.586|
|San Francisco Giants||89||73||6||.549|
|San Diego Padres||84||78||11||.519|
- May 16, 1978: Jim Bouton was signed as a free agent by the Braves.
- September 22, 1978: Cito Gaston was purchased from the Braves by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
|1978 Atlanta Braves|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|1B||Murphy, DaleDale Murphy||151||530||120||.226||23||79|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|Hubbard, GlennGlenn Hubbard||44||163||42||.258||2||13|
|Gaston, CitoCito Gaston||60||118||27||.229||1||9|
|Asselstine, BrianBrian Asselstine||39||103||28||.272||2||13|
|Ruiz, ChicoChico Ruiz||18||46||13||.283||0||2|
|Miller, EddieEddie Miller||6||21||3||.143||0||2|
|Small, HankHank Small||1||4||0||.000||0||0|
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Niekro, PhilPhil Niekro||44||334.1||19||18||2.88||248|
|Hanna, PrestonPreston Hanna||29||140.1||7||13||5.13||90|
|Bouton, JimJim Bouton||5||29||1||3||4.97||10|
|Devine, AdrianAdrian Devine||31||65.1||5||4||5.92||26|
|Boggs, TommyTommy Boggs||16||59||2||8||6.71||21|
Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Campbell, DaveDave Campbell||53||4||4||1||4.80||45|
|Garber, GeneGene Garber||43||4||4||22||2.53||61|
|Camp, RickRick Camp||42||2||4||0||3.75||23|
|Easterly, JamieJamie Easterly||37||3||6||1||5.65||42|
|León, MaxMax León||5||0||0||0||6.35||1|
|Davey, MikeMike Davey||3||0||0||0||0.00||0|
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Richmond, Greenwood
Awards and honors
- Bert Blyleven page at Baseball Reference
- Buzz Capra page at Baseball Reference
- Lake, Thomas (July 26, 2010). "Thumbing his Way back home". Sports Illustrated (Time Inc.): 49.
- Jim Bouton page at Baseball Reference
- Cito Gaston page at Baseball Reference
- Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.348, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
- Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.
- 1978 Atlanta Braves season at Baseball Reference
- Atlanta Braves on Baseball Almanac