1994 Atlanta Braves season

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1994 Atlanta Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 68–46 (.596)
Divisional place 2nd
Other information
Owner(s) Ted Turner
General manager(s) John Schuerholz
Manager(s) Bobby Cox
Local television WTBS
TBS Superstation
SportSouth
Local radio WGST
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)
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Offseason[edit]

  • October 15, 1993: Jerry Willard was released by the Atlanta Braves.[1]
  • October 25, 1993: Marvin Freeman was released by the Atlanta Braves.[2]
  • November 18, 1993: Jarvis Brown was selected off waivers by the Atlanta Braves from the San Diego Padres.[3]
  • November 24, 1993: Francisco Cabrera was released by the Atlanta Braves.[4]
  • November 26, 1993: Charlie O’Brien was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[5]
  • February 10, 1994: Mike Bielecki was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[6]

Regular season[edit]

By Friday, August 12, the Braves had compiled a 68-46 record through 114 games. They were leading the 1994 NL Wildcard Race over the Houston Astros by 2.5 games. The Braves had scored 542 runs (4.75 per game) and allowed 448 runs (3.93 per game).[7]

Braves' pitching was perhaps the best in the Majors in 1994: they gave up only 76 home runs in 114 games, the fewest home runs allowed among all 28 teams and they allowed only 929 hits, also the fewest among all 28 teams. Furthermore, they led the MLB in most strikeouts (865) and allowed the fewest runs (448) and earned runs (407).[8]

Opening Day starters[edit]

  • Jeff Blauser
  • Ryan Klesko
  • Mark Lemke
  • Fred McGriff
  • Charlie O'Brien
  • Terry Pendleton
  • Deion Sanders
  • John Smoltz
  • Tony Tarasco[9]

Notable transactions[edit]

May 29, 1994: Deion Sanders was traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Cincinnati Reds for Roberto Kelly and Roger Etheridge (minors).[10]

Roster[edit]

1994 Atlanta Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Montreal Expos 74 40 0.649 32–20 42–20
Atlanta Braves 68 46 0.596 6 31–24 37–22
New York Mets 55 58 0.487 18½ 23–30 32–28
Philadelphia Phillies 54 61 0.470 20½ 34–26 20–35
Florida Marlins 51 64 0.443 23½ 25–34 26–30


Division leaders W L Pct.
Montreal Expos 74 40 0.649
Cincinnati Reds 66 48 0.579
Los Angeles Dodgers 58 56 0.509


Wild card team W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 68 46 0.597
Houston Astros 66 49 0.574 212
New York Mets 55 58 0.487 1212
San Francisco Giants 55 60 0.478 1312
Philadelphia Phillies 54 61 0.470 1412
St. Louis Cardinals 53 61 0.465 15
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 61 0.465 15
Colorado Rockies 53 64 0.453 1612
Florida Marlins 51 64 0.444 1712
Chicago Cubs 49 64 0.434 1812
San Diego Padres 47 40 0.402 2212

Batting[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

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA
Relief pitchers[edit]
Player G W L SV ERA SO

Award winners[edit]

1994 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

  • Fred McGriff, 1B, Reserve

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Grady Little
AA Greenville Braves Southern League Bruce Benedict
A Durham Bulls Carolina League Matt West
A Macon Braves South Atlantic League Leon Roberts
Rookie Danville Braves Appalachian League Paul Runge
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Jim Saul
Rookie Idaho Falls Braves Pioneer League Max Venable

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Richmond[11]

References[edit]