1979 Atlanta Braves season

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1979 Atlanta Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 66–94 (.413)
Divisional place 6th
Other information
Owner(s) Ted Turner
General manager(s) Bill Lucas, John Mullen
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]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
Cincinnati Reds 90 71 -- .559
Houston Astros 89 73 1.5 .549
Los Angeles Dodgers 79 83 11.5 .488
San Francisco Giants 71 91 19.5 .438
San Diego Padres 68 93 22 .422
Atlanta Braves 66 94 23.5 .413

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1979 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 104 384 106 .276 21 57
2B Hubbard, GlennGlenn Hubbard 97 325 75 .231 3 29
3B Horner, BobBob Horner 121 487 153 .314 33 98
SS Frías, PepePepe Frías 140 475 123 .259 1 44
RF Matthews, GaryGary Matthews 156 631 192 .304 27 90

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
Miller, EddieEddie Miller 27 113 35 .310 0 5
Asselstine, BrianBrian Asselstine 8 10 1 .100 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 44 342 21 20 3.39 208
Solomon, EddieEddie Solomon 31 186 7 14 4.21 96
Brizzolara, TonyTony Brizzolara 20 107.1 6 9 5.28 64
Boggs, TommyTommy Boggs 3 12.2 0 2 6.39 1

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
Hanna, PrestonPreston Hanna 6 24.1 1 1 2.96 15

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
Garber, GeneGene Garber 68 6 16 25 4.33 56
Devine, AdrianAdrian Devine 40 3 2 0 3.24 22
Bradford, LarryLarry Bradford 21 1 0 2 0.95 11
Easterly, JamieJamie Easterly 4 0 0 0 13.50 3

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Tom Burgess
AA Savannah Braves Southern League Eddie Haas
A Greenwood Braves Western Carolinas League Al Gallagher
Rookie Kingsport Braves Appalachian League Gene Hassell
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Pedro González

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Greenwood

Awards and honors[edit]

League leaders[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]