1978 Atlanta Braves season

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1978 Atlanta Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 69–93 (.426)
Divisional place 6th
Other information
Owner(s) Ted Turner
General manager(s) Bill Lucas
Manager(s) Bobby Cox
Local television WTCG
Local radio WSB
(Ernie Johnson, Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray)
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Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • 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.[3] Cox would go on to set the record for most ejections by a manager.

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 -- .586
Cincinnati Reds 92 69 2.5 .571
San Francisco Giants 89 73 6 .549
San Diego Padres 84 78 11 .519
Houston Astros 74 88 21 .457
Atlanta Braves 69 93 26 .426

Notable transactions[edit]

  • May 16, 1978: Jim Bouton was signed as a free agent by the Braves.[4]
  • September 22, 1978: Cito Gaston was purchased from the Braves by the Pittsburgh Pirates.[5]

Roster[edit]

1978 Atlanta Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
1B Murphy, DaleDale Murphy 151 530 120 .226 23 79

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
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

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
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

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Devine, AdrianAdrian Devine 31 65.1 5 4 5.92 26
Boggs, TommyTommy Boggs 16 59 2 8 6.71 21

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
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

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Tommie Aaron
AA Savannah Braves Southern League Bobby Dews
A Greenwood Braves Western Carolinas League Al Gallagher
Rookie Kingsport Braves Appalachian League Eddie Haas
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Pedro González

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Richmond, Greenwood

Awards and honors[edit]

League leaders[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bert Blyleven page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Buzz Capra page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Lake, Thomas (July 26, 2010). "Thumbing his Way back home". Sports Illustrated (Time Inc.): 49. 
  4. ^ Jim Bouton page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Cito Gaston page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ 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

References[edit]