1993 Atlanta Braves season
|1993 Atlanta Braves
1993 NL West Champions
|Major league affiliations|
|General manager(s)||John Schuerholz|
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)
(Ernie Johnson, Ernie Johnson, Jr.
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)
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The 1993 Atlanta Braves season was the Braves' 128th in existence and their 38th since moving to Atlanta. The Braves were looking to improve on their 98-64 record from 1992 and win the National League pennant for a third consecutive year.
The Braves finished the season with a 104-58 record to win the National League West for the third consecutive year after trailing the San Francisco Giants, who finished in second place by one game, for most of the season in what is generally regarded as last real pennant race before playoff expansion. 1993 was also the last year that the team competed in the National League West, as they would shift to the National League East for 1994.
Despite their excellent regular season, the Braves' streak of National League pennants ended at two as they fell to the underdog Philadelphia Phillies in six games in the National League Championship Series. By a twist of fate, the Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Phillies in-state rivals, in back-to-back NLCS series in 1991 and 1992, but in 1993, lost to the Pirates in-state rivals.
- December 7, 1992: Billy Taylor was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays from the Atlanta Braves in the 1992 rule 5 draft.
- December 9, 1992: Greg Maddux was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.
- December 21, 1992: Randy St. Claire was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.
- December 21, 1992: Jerry Willard was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.
Regular season 
- At the end of August, the Atlanta Braves tried to acquire Dennis Martinez from the Montreal Expos. The Expos placed Martinez's name on the waiver wire and the Braves claimed him. The Expos were not about to let Martinez go to Atlanta for the waiver fee of $20,000. After claiming Martinez, the Expos contacted the Braves to see if they were interested in talking about a trade. Martinez had the final word on any movement because his seniority gives him veto rights over a trade.
- On September 11, 1993, Chipper Jones made his major league baseball debut. It was in a game against the San Diego Padres. Jones did not have any at-bats in the game.
- April 3, 1993: Billy Taylor was returned (earlier draft pick) by the Toronto Blue Jays to the Atlanta Braves.
- April 13, 1993: Mark Davis was traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Philadelphia Phillies for Brad Hassinger (minors).
- May 3, 1993: Randy St. Claire was released by the Atlanta Braves.
- June 3, 1993: John Rocker was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 18th round of the 1993 amateur draft. Player signed August 23, 1993.
- July 18, 1993: Fred McGriff was traded by the San Diego Padres to the Atlanta Braves for Melvin Nieves, Donnie Elliott, and Vince Moore (minors).
Opening Day starters 
- Jeff Blauser
- Sid Bream
- Ron Gant
- Tom Glavine
- David Justice
- Mark Lemke
- Greg Olson
- Terry Pendleton
- Deion Sanders
Season standings 
|San Francisco Giants||103||59||1.0||.636|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||81||81||23.0||.500|
|San Diego Padres||61||101||43.0||.377|
|1993 Atlanta Braves|
Player stats 
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Other batters 
Starting pitchers 
Other pitchers 
Relief pitchers 
National League Championship Series 
Game 1 
|W: Mitch Williams (1-0) L: Greg McMichael (0-1) S: None|
|HR: ATL – None PHI – Pete Incaviglia|
|Pitchers: ATL – Avery (6), Mercker (2), McMichael (1⅓) PHI – Schilling (8), Williams (2)|
|Attendance: 62,012 Time: 3:33|
Game 2 
|W: Greg Maddux (1-0) L: Tommy Greene (0-1) S: None|
|HR: ATL – Fred McGriff, Jeff Blauser, Damon Berryhill, Terry Pendleton PHI – Dave Hollins, Lenny Dykstra|
|Pitchers: ATL – Maddux (7), Stanton (1), Wohlers (1) PHI – Greene (2⅓), Thigpen (2/3), Rivera (2), Mason (2), West (1), Andersen (1)|
|Attendance: 62,346 Time: 3:14|
Game 3 
|W: Tom Glavine (1-0) L: Terry Mulholland (0-1) S: None|
|HR: PHI – John Kruk ATL – None|
|Pitchers: PHI – Mulholland (5), Mason (1), Andersen (1/3), West (2/3), Thigpen (1) ATL – Glavine (7), Mercker (1), McMichael (1)|
|Attendance: 52,032 Time: 2:44|
Game 4 
|W: Danny Jackson (1-0) L: John Smoltz (0-1) S: Mitch Williams (1)|
|HR: PHI – None ATL – None|
|Pitchers: PHI – Jackson (7⅔)), Williams (1⅓) ATL – Smoltz (6⅓), Mercker (2/3), Wohlers (2)|
|Attendance: 52,032 Time: 3:33|
Game 5 
|W: Mitch Williams (2-0) L: Mark Wohlers (0-1) S: Larry Andersen (1)|
|HR: PHI – Darren Daulton, Lenny Dykstra ATL – None|
|Pitchers: PHI – Schilling (8), Williams (1), Andersen (1) ATL – Avery (7), Mercker (1), McMichael (1), Wohlers (1)|
|Attendance: 52,032 Time: 3:21|
Game 6 
|W: Tommy Greene (1-1) L: Greg Maddux (1-1)
S: Mitch Williams (2)
|HR: ATL – Jeff Blauser PHI – Dave Hollins|
|Pitchers: ATL – Maddux (5⅔), Mercker (1/3), McMichael (2/3), Wohlers (1⅓) PHI – Greene (7), West (1), Williams (1)|
|Attendance: 62,502 Time: 3:04|
Award winners 
- David Justice, OF, Silver Slugger
- Greg Maddux, National League Cy Young Award
- Greg Maddux, Pitcher of the Month, August
- Greg Maddux, P, Gold Glove
- Greg Maddux, The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year Award
- Fred McGriff, 1B, Silver Slugger
Farm system 
- Weintraub, Robert. "E-ticket: The Last Real Race". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
- Chass, Murray (August 29, 1993). "NOTEBOOK; Baseball Confidential: Piercing Waiver Wire's Code of Silence". The New York Times. Retrieved April 20, 2010.
- John Rocker Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997
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