Savannah Braves

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Savannah Braves
LeagueSouthern League (Eastern)
LocationSavannah, Georgia
BallparkGrayson Stadium
Year founded1971
League championships1978 (Eastern Division)
ColorsRed, white, and royal blue
Logo designscript
MascotIndian Chief
OwnershipAtlanta Braves Baseball Club



The Savannah Braves were a baseball team that existed from 1971 to 1983 in Savannah, Georgia, United States. Affiliated with the Atlanta Braves, they played in the Southern League and played their home games at Grayson Stadium. They moved to Greenville, South Carolina and played there until 2005, when they moved to Pearl, Mississippi.

Year-by-year record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1971 57-84 5th Eddie Haas not eligible
1972 80-59 2nd Clint Courtney not eligible
1973 71-68 3rd Clint Courtney (34-23) / Tommie Aaron (37-45) not eligible
1974 73-65 4th Tommie Aaron not eligible
1975 70-64 3rd (t) Tommie Aaron not eligible
1976 69-71 5th Tommie Aaron not eligible
1977 77-63 3rd Gene Hassell Lost in 1st round
1978 72-72 4th Bobby Dews Lost League Finals
1979 60-83 10th Eddie Haas not eligible
1980 77-67 3rd Eddie Haas Lost in 1st round
1981 70-70 5th Andy Gilbert Lost in 1st round
1982 69-75 8th Andy Gilbert not eligible
1983 81-64 3rd Bobby Dews Lost in 1st round


Notable alumni[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Jim Acker 1980-1982
Jose Alvarez
Steve Bedrosian 1979,1980
Jim Bouton 1978
Joe Cowley
Ken Dayley 1980
Jeff Dedmon
Brian Fisher
Albert Hall 1981
Terry Harper
Glenn Hubbard played in 1977
Brook Jacoby
Terry Leach
Rufino Linares
Craig McMurtry 1980-81
Dale Murphy 1976
Larry Owen 1977-78
Gerald Perry 1981
Rafael Ramirez
Paul Runge
Milt Thompson
Tom Waddell
Paul Zuvella

See also[edit]