1992 Atlanta Braves season

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1992 Atlanta Braves
1992 NL West Champions
1992 NL Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 98–64 (.605)
Divisional place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) Ted Turner
General manager(s) John Schuerholz
Manager(s) Bobby Cox
Local television WTBS
TBS Superstation
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)
SportSouth
(Ernie Johnson)
Local radio WGST
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)
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The 1992 Atlanta Braves season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Braves finishing first in the National League West with a record of 98 wins and 64 losses, clinching their second straight division title.

In the National League Championship Series, the Braves defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates in seven games. In the World Series, Atlanta faced the Toronto Blue Jays, who were making their first appearance in the World Series. However, the Blue Jays won in six games, becoming the first non-U.S.-based team to win a World Series.

Offseason[edit]

  • November 20, 1991: Randy St. Claire was released by the Atlanta Braves.[1]
  • December 10, 1991: Rico Rossy was traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Kansas City Royals for Bobby Moore.[2]
  • December 12, 1991: Otis Nixon was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[3]
  • January 8, 1992: Steve Lyons signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[4]

Regular season[edit]

Opening Day starters[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
Atlanta Braves 98 64 -- .605
Cincinnati Reds 90 72 8.0 .556
San Diego Padres 82 80 16.0 .506
Houston Astros 81 81 17.0 .500
San Francisco Giants 72 90 26.0 .444
Los Angeles Dodgers 63 99 35.0 .389

Notable transactions[edit]

  • April 30, 1992: Steve Lyons was released by the Atlanta Braves.[4]
  • July 17, 1992: Randall Simon was signed by the Atlanta Braves as an amateur free agent.[5]
  • July 21, 1992: Mark Davis was traded by the Kansas City Royals to the Atlanta Braves for Juan Berenguer.[6]
  • August 30, 1992: Jeff Reardon was traded by the Boston Red Sox to the Atlanta Braves for Nate Minchey and Sean Ross (minors).[7]

Roster[edit]

1992 Atlanta Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game Log[edit]

1992 Regular Season Game Log (98–64)
1992 Playoff Game Log
Legend
Braves win Braves loss All-Star Game Game postponed

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
C Olson, GregGreg Olson 95 302 72 .238 3 27
1B Bream, SidSid Bream 125 372 97 .261 10 61
2B Lemke, MarkMark Lemke 155 427 97 .227 6 26
3B Pendleton, TerryTerry Pendleton 160 640 199 .311 21 105
SS Belliard, RafaelRafael Belliard 144 285 60 .211 0 14
LF Gant, RonRon Gant 153 544 141 .259 17 80
CF Nixon, OtisOtis Nixon 120 456 134 .294 2 22
RF Justice, DavidDavid Justice 144 484 124 .256 21 72

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
Blauser, JeffJeff Blauser 123 343 90 .262 14 46
Berryhill, DamonDamon Berryhill 101 307 70 .228 10 43
Sanders, DeionDeion Sanders 97 303 92 .304 8 28
Hunter, BrianBrian Hunter 102 238 57 .239 14 41

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
Avery, SteveSteve Avery 35 233.2 11 11 3.20 129
Smoltz, JohnJohn Smoltz 35 246.2 15 12 2.85 215
Glavine, TomTom Glavine 33 225 20 8 2.76 129
Leibrandt, CharlieCharlie Leibrandt 32 193 15 7 3.36 104
Bielecki, MikeMike Bielecki 19 80.2 2 4 2.57 62
Smith, PetePete Smith 12 79 7 0 2.05 43

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

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

Postseason[edit]

National League Championship Series[edit]

Game 1[edit]

October 6: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 1
Atlanta 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 X 5 8 0
W: John Smoltz (1–0) L: Doug Drabek (0–1) S: None
HR: PITJosé Lind (1) ATLJeff Blauser (1)
Pitchers: PIT – Drabek (423), Patterson (113), Neagle (1), Cox (1) ATL – Smoltz (8), Stanton (1)
Attendance: 51,971  Time: 3:20

Game 2[edit]

October 7: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 5 7 0
Atlanta 0 4 0 0 4 0 5 0 X 13 14 0
W: Steve Avery (1–0) L: Danny Jackson (0–1) S: None
HR: PIT – none ATLRon Gant (1)
Pitchers: PIT – Jackson (123), Mason (1/3), Walk (223), Tomlin (113), Neagle (2/3), Patterson (1/3), Belinda (1) ATL – Avery (613), Freeman (1/3), Stanton (1/3), Wohlers (1), Reardon (1)
Attendance: 51,975  Time: 3:20

Game 3[edit]

October 9: Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 0
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 X 3 8 1
W: Tim Wakefield (1–0) L: Tom Glavine (0–1) S: None
HR: ATLSid Bream (1), Ron Gant (2) PITDon Slaught (1)
Pitchers: ATL – Glavine (613), Stanton (2/3), Wohlers (1) PIT – Wakefield (9)
Attendance: 56,610  Time: 2:37

Game 4[edit]

October 10: Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 6 11 1
Pittsburgh 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 6 1
W: John Smoltz (2–0) L: Doug Drabek (0–2) S: Jeff Reardon (1)
HR: ATL – none PIT – none
Pitchers: ATL – Smoltz (613), Stanton (123), Reardon (1) PIT – Drabek (413), Tomlin (113), Cox (1/3), Mason (3)
Attendance: 57,164  Time: 3:10

Game 5[edit]

October 11: Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0
Pittsburgh 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 X 7 13 0
W: Bob Walk (1–0) L: Steve Avery (1–1) S: none
HR: ATL – none PIT – none
Pitchers: ATL – Avery (1/3), P. Smith (323), Leibrandt (123), Freeman (113), Mercker (1) PIT – Walk (9)
Attendance: 52,929  Time: 2:52

Game 6[edit]

October 13: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 8 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 13 13 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 4 9 1
W: Tim Wakefield (2–0) L: Tom Glavine (0–2) S: none
HR: PITBarry Bonds (1), Jay Bell (1), Lloyd McClendon (1) ATLDavid Justice (1,2)
Pitchers: PIT – Wakefield (9) ATL – Glavine (1), Leibrandt (3), Freeman (2), Mercker (2) Wohlers (1)
Attendance: 51,975  Time: 2:50

Game 7[edit]

October 14: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 7 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 7 0
W: Jeff Reardon (1–0) L: Doug Drabek (0–3) S: none
HR: PIT – none ATL – none
Pitchers: PIT – Drabek (8), Belinda (2/3) ATL – Smoltz (6), Stanton (2/3), P. Smith (0), Avery (113), Reardon (1)
Attendance: 51,975  Time: 3:22

World Series[edit]

Main article: 1992 World Series

Game 1[edit]

October 17, 1992 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 X 3 4 0
W: Tom Glavine (1–0)   L: Jack Morris (0–1)  
HR: TORJoe Carter (1)  ATLDamon Berryhill (1)

Game 2[edit]

October 18, 1992 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 5 9 2
Atlanta 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 5 1
W: Duane Ward (1–0)   L: Jeff Reardon (0–1)  S: Tom Henke (1)
HR: TOREd Sprague (1)

Game 3[edit]

October 20, 1992 at SkyDome in Toronto, Canada

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 9 0
Toronto 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 6 1
W: Duane Ward (2–0)   L: Steve Avery (0–1)  
HR: TORJoe Carter (2), Kelly Gruber (1)

Game 4[edit]

October 21, 1992 at SkyDome in Toronto, Canada

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 0
Toronto 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 6 0
W: Jimmy Key (1–0)   L: Tom Glavine (1–1)  S: Tom Henke (2)
HR: TORPat Borders (1)

Game 5[edit]

October 22, 1992 at SkyDome in Toronto, Canada

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 7 13 0
Toronto 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0
W: John Smoltz (1–0)   L: Jack Morris (0–2)  S: Mike Stanton (1)
HR: ATLDavid Justice (1), Lonnie Smith (1)

Game 6[edit]

October 24, 1992 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Toronto 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 14 1
Atlanta 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 8 1
W: Jimmy Key (2–0)   L: Charlie Leibrandt (0–1)  S: Mike Timlin (1)
HR: TORCandy Maldonado (1)

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Stars[edit]

1992 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Chris Chambliss
AA Greenville Braves Southern League Grady Little
A Durham Bulls Carolina League Leon Roberts
A Macon Braves South Atlantic League Brian Snitker
Rookie Pulaski Braves Appalachian League Randy Ingle
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Jim Saul
Rookie Idaho Falls Braves Pioneer League Dave Hilton

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Greenville[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Randy St. Claire Statistics and History. Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved on February 9, 2011.
  2. ^ Rico Rossy Statistics and History. Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved on February 9, 2011.
  3. ^ Otis Nixon Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ a b Steve Lyons Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ Randall Simon Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ Mark Davis Statistics and History. Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved on February 9, 2011.
  7. ^ Jeff Reardon Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997
Preceded by
Atlanta Braves
1991
NL West Division
Championship Season

1992
Succeeded by
Atlanta Braves
1993
Preceded by
Atlanta Braves
1991
National League Championship Season
1992
Succeeded by
Philadelphia Phillies
1993