1968 Atlanta Braves season

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1968 Atlanta Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 81–81 (.500)
League place 5th
Other information
Owner(s) William Bartholomay
General manager(s) Paul Richards
Manager(s) Lum Harris
Local television WSB-TV
(Ernie Johnson, Milo Hamilton, Dizzy Dean, Carl Sell)
Local radio WSB
(Ernie Johnson, Milo Hamilton, Carl Sell)
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The 1968 Atlanta Braves season was the third season in Atlanta and the 98th overall season of the franchise. The team went 81-81 in the final season of play before both the American and National Leagues were split into divisions the following season.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 97 65 0.599 47–34 50–31
San Francisco Giants 88 74 0.543 9 42–39 46–35
Chicago Cubs 84 78 0.519 13 47–34 37–44
Cincinnati Reds 83 79 0.512 14 40–41 43–38
Atlanta Braves 81 81 0.500 16 41–40 40–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 0.494 17 40–41 40–41
Los Angeles Dodgers 76 86 0.469 21 41–40 35–46
Philadelphia Phillies 76 86 0.469 21 38–43 38–43
New York Mets 73 89 0.451 24 32–49 41–40
Houston Astros 72 90 0.444 25 42–39 30–51


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1968 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 8–10 10–8 11–7 9–9 12–6–1 11–7 6–12 9–9 5–13
Chicago 10–8 7–11 10–8 12–6 8–10 9–9 10–8 9–9–1 9–9
Cincinnati 8–10 11–7 9–9 9–9 10–8 11–7 10–8–1 8–10 7–11
Houston 7–11 8–10 9–9 11–7 10–8 9–9 5–13 8–10 5–13
Los Angeles 9–9 6–12 9–9 7–11 7–11 10–8 10–8 9–9 9–9
New York 6–12–1 10–8 8–10 8–10 11–7 8–10 9–9 7–11 6–12
Philadelphia 7–11 9–9 7–11 9–9 8–10 10–8 9–9 9–9 8–10
Pittsburgh 12–6 8–10 8–10–1 13–5 8–10 9–9 9–9 7–11 6–12
San Francisco 9–9 9–9–1 10–8 10–8 9–9 11–7 9–9 11–7 10–8
St. Louis 13–5 9–9 11–7 13–5 9–9 12–6 10–8 12–6 8–10


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Roster[edit]

1968 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
2B Félix Millán 149 570 165 .289 1 33
RF Hank Aaron 160 606 174 .287 29 86

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
Marty Martínez 113 356 82 .230 0 12
Bob Tillman 86 236 52 .220 5 20
Bob Johnson 59 187 49 .262 0 11
Mike Page 20 28 5 .179 0 1

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
Pat Jarvis 34 256 16 12 2.60 157
Al Santorini 1 3 0 1 0.00 0

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
Ken Johnson 31 135 5 8 3.47 57
Jim Britton 34 90 4 6 3.10 61

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
Clay Carroll 10 0 1 0 4.84 10
Tony Cloninger 8 1 3 0 4.26 7
Ted Davidson 4 0 0 0 6.75 3
Skip Guinn 3 0 0 0 3.60 4

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Eddie Haas
AA Shreveport Braves Texas League Charley Lau
A West Palm Beach Braves Florida State League Andy Pafko
A Greenwood Braves Western Carolinas League Lou Fitzgerald
Rookie Magic Valley Cowboys Pioneer League Connie Ryan

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Greenwood

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bob Uecker at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Ramón Hernández at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Bobby Cox at Baseball Reference

External links[edit]