2000 Atlanta Braves season

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2000 Atlanta Braves
2000 NL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 95–67 (.586)
Divisional place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) Time Warner
General manager(s) John Schuerholz
Manager(s) Bobby Cox
Local television TBS Superstation
Turner South
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)
Fox Sports South
(Al Downing, Brett Butler, Bob Rathbun)
Local radio WSB (AM)
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)
WATB
(Marcelo Godoy, Jose Manuel Flores)
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The 2000 Atlanta Braves season marked the franchise's 35th season in Atlanta. The Braves won their ninth consecutive division title, however, the 2000 season would mark the first time since 1990 that the Braves did not appear in the National League Championship Series. One of the highlights of the season was that the All-Star Game was held at Turner Field in Atlanta.

Offseason[edit]

  • December 22, 1999: Bret Boone was traded by the Atlanta Braves with Ryan Klesko and Jason Shiell to the San Diego Padres for Wally Joyner, Reggie Sanders, and Quilvio Veras.[1]
  • January 12, 2000: Howard Battle was purchased by the Hanshin Tigers (Japan Central) from the Atlanta Braves.[2]
  • January 20, 2000: Trenidad Hubbard was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[3]
  • January 28, 2000: Bobby Bonilla was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[4]
  • February 22, 2000: Steve Avery was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[5]
  • March 31, 2000: Randall Simon was released by the Atlanta Braves.[6]

Regular season[edit]

Opening Day starters[edit]

  • Andres Galarraga
  • Andruw Jones
  • Chipper Jones
  • Brian Jordan
  • Greg Maddux
  • Eddie Perez
  • Reggie Sanders
  • Quilvio Veras
  • Walt Weiss [7]

All-Star game[edit]

The 2000 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was played in Atlanta. It was the 71st midsummer classic featuring the American League (AL) and National League (NL). The game was played on July 11, 2000 at Turner Field.

Five members of the Braves were part of the All-Star Game. Andrés Galarraga and Chipper Jones started at first base and third base, respectively. Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and Andruw Jones were part of the team as well.

The 2000 All-Star Game was one of the few occurrences in which the manager of the host team also managed the home team of the game, in this case, the National League (Bobby Cox had led the Braves to the World Series the previous year earning the right to manage the National League). The final score was 6-3 for the American League.

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 95 67 .586 --
New York Mets 94 68 .580 1
Florida Marlins 79 82 .491 15½
Montreal Expos 67 95 .414 28
Philadelphia Phillies 65 97 .401 30

Transactions[edit]

  • June 5, 2000: Kelly Johnson was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 1st round (38th pick) of the 2000 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 2000.[8]
  • June 5, 2000: Tony Gwynn, Jr. was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 33rd round of the 2000 amateur draft, but did not sign.[9]
  • July 29, 2000: Stan Belinda was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[10]
  • July 31, 2000: B.J. Surhoff was traded by the Baltimore Orioles with Gabe Molina to the Atlanta Braves for Trenidad Hubbard, Fernando Lunar, and Luis Rivera.[11]
  • August 25, 2000: Rich Amaral was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[12]
  • September 12, 2000: Stan Belinda was released by the Atlanta Braves.[10]

Roster[edit]

2000 Atlanta Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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

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

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

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

National League Division Series[edit]

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves[edit]

St. Louis wins series, 3-0.

Game Score Date
1 St. Louis 7, Atlanta 5 October 3
2 St. Louis 10, Atlanta 4 October 5
3 St. Louis 7, Atlanta 1 October 7

Award winners[edit]

2000 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Randy Ingle
AA Greenville Braves Southern League Paul Runge
A Myrtle Beach Pelicans Carolina League Brian Snitker
A Macon Braves South Atlantic League Jeff Treadway
Short-Season A Jamestown Jammers New York-Penn League Jim Saul
Rookie Danville Braves Appalachian League J. J. Cannon
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Rick Albert

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Myrtle Beach[13][14]

References[edit]

Preceded by
Atlanta Braves
1999
NL East Championship Season
2000
Succeeded by
Atlanta Braves
2001