1980 Atlanta Braves season

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1980 Atlanta Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 81–80 (.503)
Divisional place 4th
Other information
Owner(s) Ted Turner
General manager(s) John Mullen
Manager(s) Bobby Cox
Local television WTBS/Superstation WTBS
Local radio WSB
(Ernie Johnson, Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray)
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Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

On August 6, umpire Jerry Dale ruled that Braves shortstop Rafael Ramírez did not step on second base while turning a double play. Manager Bobby Cox argued the call and confronted Dale while tobacco juice streamed out of his mouth. Cox was accused of spitting on the umpire.[3]

Phil Niekro became the only pitcher in the history of the National League to lead the NL in losses for four consecutive seasons.[4]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
Houston Astros 93 70 -- .571
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 71 1 .564
Cincinnati Reds 89 73 3.5 .549
Atlanta Braves 81 80 11 .503
San Francisco Giants 75 86 17 .466
San Diego Padres 73 89 19.5 .451

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1980 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 Chambliss, ChrisChris Chambliss 158 602 170 .282 18 72
2B Hubbard, GlennGlenn Hubbard 117 431 107 .248 9 43
SS Gómez, LuisLuis Gómez 121 278 53 .191 0 24

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
Blanks, LarvellLarvell Blanks 88 221 45 .204 2 12
Asselstine, BrianBrian Asselstine 87 218 62 .284 3 25
Ramírez, RafaelRafael Ramírez 50 165 44 .267 2 11
Nahorodny, BillBill Nahorodny 59 157 38 .242 5 18
Ruiz, ChicoChico Ruiz 25 26 8 .308 0 2
Miller, EddieEddie Miller 11 19 3 .158 0 0
Cooper, GaryGary Cooper 21 2 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 40 275 15 18 3.63 176
Alexander, DoyleDoyle Alexander 35 231.2 14 11 4.20 114
Boggs, TommyTommy Boggs 32 192.1 12 9 3.42 84

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
Camp, RickRick Camp 77 6 4 22 1.91 33
Garber, GeneGene Garber 68 5 5 7 3.83 51
Bradford, LarryLarry Bradford 56 3 4 4 2.44 32
Hrabosky, AlAl Hrabosky 45 4 2 3 3.62 31
Hanna, PrestonPreston Hanna 32 2 0 0 3.18 35

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Fred Hatfield
AA Savannah Braves Southern League Eddie Haas
A Durham Bulls Carolina League Al Gallagher
A Anderson Braves South Atlantic League Sonny Jackson
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Pedro González

Awards and honors[edit]

League leaders[edit]

  • Phil Niekro, National League leader, Losses[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Chris Chambliss page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Doyle Alexander page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Sports Illustrated, Thumbing his Way back home by Thomas Lake, July 26, 2010, p. 49, Published by Time Inc.
  4. ^ a b 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
  5. ^ Ken Dayley page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Randy Johnson page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Larvell Blanks page at Baseball-Reference

References[edit]