1967 Atlanta Braves season

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1967 Atlanta Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 75–88 (.475)
League place 8th
Other information
Owner(s) William Bartholomay
General manager(s) Paul Richards
Manager(s) Billy Hitchcock
Local television WSB-TV
(Larry Munson, Ernie Johnson, Milo Hamilton, Dizzy Dean)
Local radio WSB
(Larry Munson, Ernie Johnson, Milo Hamilton)
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The 1967 Atlanta Braves season was the Braves' second season in Atlanta. The team went 77–85, as they suffered their first losing season since 1952, the franchise's final season in Boston. The seventh-place Braves finished 24½ games behind the National League and World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 101 60 0.627 49–32 52–28
San Francisco Giants 91 71 0.562 10½ 51–31 40–40
Chicago Cubs 87 74 0.540 14 49–34 38–40
Cincinnati Reds 87 75 0.537 14½ 49–32 38–43
Philadelphia Phillies 82 80 0.506 19½ 45–35 37–45
Pittsburgh Pirates 81 81 0.500 20½ 49–32 32–49
Atlanta Braves 77 85 0.475 24½ 48–33 29–52
Los Angeles Dodgers 73 89 0.451 28½ 42–39 31–50
Houston Astros 69 93 0.426 32½ 46–35 23–58
New York Mets 61 101 0.377 40½ 36–42 25–59


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1967 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD NYM PHI PIT SF STL
Atlanta 11–7 5–13 11–7 8–10 8–10 10–8 8–10 10–8 6–12
Chicago 7–11 12–6 8–10 9–9 13–5 11–7 11–7–1 10–8 6–11
Cincinnati 13–5 6–12 15–3 8–10 12–6 10–8 10–8 8–10 5–13
Houston 7–11 10–8 3–15 10–8 11–7 7–11 9–9 6–12 6–12
Los Angeles 10–8 9–9 10–8 8–10 12–6 6–12 7–11 5–13 6–12
New York 10–8 5–13 6–12 7–11 6–12 4–14 11–7 5–13 7–11
Philadelphia 8-10 7–11 8–10 11–7 12–6 14–4 8–10 8–10 6–12
Pittsburgh 10–8 7–11–1 8–10 9–9 11–7 7–11 10–8 8–10 11–7
San Francisco 8–10 8–10 10–8 12–6 13–5 13–5 10–8 10–8 7–11
St. Louis 12–6 11–6 13–5 12–6 12–6 11–7 12–6 7–11 11–7


Managerial turnover[edit]

The Braves' worst season since 1952—their last year in their original home of Boston—cost manager Billy Hitchcock his job on September 28, 1967; the team stood at 77–82 (.484) and 2112 games in arrears of the eventual 1967 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals at the time. Bullpen coach Ken Silvestri took over the club for the final three games of the season (all losses) on an interim basis.

Hitchcock's firing enabled general manager Paul Richards, on the job in Atlanta for only 13 months, to name his own man as skipper for 1968, and he chose a veteran associate, Luman Harris, 52, as Hitchcock's permanent successor.[6] Harris had played with Richards with the minor league Atlanta Crackers in the 1930s, and coached for Richards with three MLB clubs; he had also managed under GM Richards with the 1965 Houston Astros. Harris had been the 1967 skipper of the Triple-A Richmond Braves, and had led them to the best record in the International League.

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1967 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
3B Boyer, CleteClete Boyer 154 572 140 .245 26 96

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
Britton, JimJim Britton 2 13.1 0 2 6.08 4

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
Blasingame, WadeWade Blasingame 10 25.1 1 0 4.62 20

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
Hernández, RamónRamón Hernández 46 0 2 5 4.18 28
Rakow, EdEd Rakow 17 3 2 0 5.26 25

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Lum Harris
AA Austin Braves Texas League Hub Kittle
A Kinston Eagles Carolina League Andy Pafko
A West Palm Beach Braves Florida State League Eddie Haas
A Lexington Braves Western Carolinas League Buddy Hicks
A-Short Season Jamestown Braves New York–Penn League Harry Dorish
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Tom Saffell

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ramón Hernández at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Clete Boyer at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Mike Page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ John Herrnstein at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Sandy Alomar, Jr. at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Corbett, Warren, Lum Harris. Society for American Professional Baseball Research Biography Project
  7. ^ Bob Uecker at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Claude Raymond at Baseball Reference

References[edit]