1980 Atlanta Braves season

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1980 Atlanta Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 81–80 (.503)
Divisional place 4th
Other information
Owner(s) Ted Turner
General manager(s) John Mullen
Manager(s) Bobby Cox
Local television WTBS/Superstation WTBS
Local radio WSB
(Ernie Johnson, Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray)
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Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

On August 6, umpire Jerry Dale ruled that Braves shortstop Rafael Ramírez did not step on second base while turning a double play. Manager Bobby Cox argued the call and confronted Dale while tobacco juice streamed out of his mouth. Cox was accused of spitting on the umpire.[3]

Phil Niekro became the only pitcher in the history of the National League to lead the NL in losses for four consecutive seasons.[4]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Houston Astros 93 70 0.571 55–26 38–44
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 71 0.564 1 55–27 37–44
Cincinnati Reds 89 73 0.549 44–37 45–36
Atlanta Braves 81 80 0.503 11 50–30 31–50
San Francisco Giants 75 86 0.466 17 44–37 31–49
San Diego Padres 73 89 0.451 19½ 45–36 28–53


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1980 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 8–4 2–16 7–11 11–7 5–7 3–9 5–7 11–1 12–6 11–6 6–6
Chicago 4–8 7–5 1–11 5–7 6–12 10–8 5–13 8–10 4–8 5–7 9–9
Cincinnati 16–2 5–7 8–10 9–9 3–9 8–4 7–5 6–6 15–3–1 7–11 5–7
Houston 11–7 11–1 10–8 9–10 5–7 8–4 3–9 7–5 11–7 11–7 7–5
Los Angeles 7–11 7–5 9–9 10–9 11–1 7–5 6–6 6–6 9–9 13–5 7–5
Montreal 7–5 12–6 9–3 7–5 1–11 10–8 9–9 6–12 10–2 7–5 12–6
New York 9–3 8–10 4–8 4–8 5–7 8–10 6–12 10–8 1–11 3–9 9–9
Philadelphia 7-5 13–5 5–7 9–3 6–6 9–9 12–6 7–11 8–4 6–6 9–9
Pittsburgh 1–11 10–8 6–6 5–7 6–6 12–6 8–10 11–7 6–6 8–4 10–8
San Diego 6–12 8–4 3–15–1 7–11 9–9 2–10 11–1 4–8 6–6 10–8 7–5
San Francisco 6–11 7–5 11–7 7–11 5–13 5–7 9–3 6–6 4–8 8–10 7–5
St. Louis 6–6 9–9 7–5 5–7 5–7 6–12 9–9 9–9 8–10 5–7 5–7


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1980 Atlanta Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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
1B Chambliss, ChrisChris Chambliss 158 602 170 .282 18 72
2B Hubbard, GlennGlenn Hubbard 117 431 107 .248 9 43
SS Gómez, LuisLuis Gómez 121 278 53 .191 0 24

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
Blanks, LarvellLarvell Blanks 88 221 45 .204 2 12
Asselstine, BrianBrian Asselstine 87 218 62 .284 3 25
Ramírez, RafaelRafael Ramírez 50 165 44 .267 2 11
Nahorodny, BillBill Nahorodny 59 157 38 .242 5 18
Ruiz, ChicoChico Ruiz 25 26 8 .308 0 2
Miller, EddieEddie Miller 11 19 3 .158 0 0
Cooper, GaryGary Cooper 21 2 0 .000 0 0

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
Niekro, PhilPhil Niekro 40 275 15 18 3.63 176
Alexander, DoyleDoyle Alexander 35 231.2 14 11 4.20 114
Boggs, TommyTommy Boggs 32 192.1 12 9 3.42 84

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
Camp, RickRick Camp 77 6 4 22 1.91 33
Garber, GeneGene Garber 68 5 5 7 3.83 51
Bradford, LarryLarry Bradford 56 3 4 4 2.44 32
Hrabosky, AlAl Hrabosky 45 4 2 3 3.62 31
Hanna, PrestonPreston Hanna 32 2 0 0 3.18 35

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Fred Hatfield
AA Savannah Braves Southern League Eddie Haas
A Durham Bulls Carolina League Al Gallagher
A Anderson Braves South Atlantic League Sonny Jackson
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Pedro González

Awards and honors[edit]

League leaders[edit]

  • Phil Niekro, National League leader, Losses[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Chris Chambliss page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Doyle Alexander page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Sports Illustrated, "Thumbing his Way back home" by Thomas Lake, July 26, 2010, p. 49
  4. ^ a b Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 348, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  5. ^ Ken Dayley page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Randy Johnson page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Larvell Blanks page at Baseball-Reference

References[edit]