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1977 Atlanta Braves season

1977 Atlanta Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Atlanta, Georgia (since 1966)
  • Results
    Record 61–101 (.377)
    Divisional place 6th
    Other information
    Owner(s) Ted Turner
    General manager(s) Bill Lucas
    Manager(s) Dave Bristol (games 1-29, 32-162)
    Ted Turner (game 30)
    Vern Benson (game 31)
    Local television WTCG
    (Ernie Johnson, Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray)
    Local radio WSB
    (Ernie Johnson, Pete Van Wieren)
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    The 1977 Atlanta Braves season was the 107th season for the franchise and their 12th in Atlanta. The team finished in last place in the six-team National League West with a record of 61-101, 37 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Turner's one-day reign as manager

    Midway through the

    1. REDIRECT Template:Baseball year season, with the Braves mired in a 16-game losing streak, owner Ted Turner sent Dave Bristol on a 10-day "scouting trip" and took over as his own manager. This only lasted for one game (a 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates) before National League president Chub Feeney ordered Turner to give up the reins, citing major league rules which forbid managers or players from owning stock in a team. After the Braves broke the skid under third-base coach Vern Benson, Bristol—who had spent the time at his offseason home in Andrews, North Carolina—was given his old job back for the remainder of the season.[2]

    Season standings

    NL West W L GB Pct.
    Los Angeles Dodgers 98 64 -- .605
    Cincinnati Reds 88 74 10 .543
    Houston Astros 81 81 17 .500
    San Francisco Giants 75 87 23 .463
    San Diego Padres 69 93 29 .426
    Atlanta Braves 61 101 37 .377

    Opening Day starters

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1977 Atlanta Braves
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    = Indicates team leader

    Batting

    Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

    Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI SB
    C Pocoroba, BiffBiff Pocoroba 113 321 93 .290 8 44 3
    1B Montañez, WillieWillie Montañez 136 544 156 .287 20 68 1
    2B Gilbreath, RodRod Gilbreath 128 407 99 .243 8 43 3
    3B Moore, JuniorJunior Moore 112 361 94 .260 5 34 4
    SS Rockett, PatPat Rockett 93 264 67 .254 1 24 1
    LF Matthews, GaryGary Matthews 148 555 157 .283 17 64 22
    CF Office, RowlandRowland Office 124 428 103 .241 5 39 2
    RF Burroughs, JeffJeff Burroughs 154 579 157 .271 41 114 4
    [6]

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI SB
    Royster, JerryJerry Royster 140 445 96 .216 6 28 28
    Bonnell, BarryBarry Bonnell 100 360 108 .300 1 45 7
    Chaney, DarrelDarrel Chaney 74 209 42 .201 3 15 0
    Paciorek, TomTom Paciorek 72 155 37 .239 3 15 1
    Correll, VicVic Correll 54 144 30 .208 7 16 2
    Asselstine, BrianBrian Asselstine 83 124 26 .210 4 17 1
    Gaston, CitoCito Gaston 56 85 23 .271 3 21 1
    Nolan, JoeJoe Nolan 62 82 23 .280 3 9 1
    Murphy, DaleDale Murphy 18 76 24 .316 2 14 0
    Robinson, CraigCraig Robinson 27 29 6 .207 0 1 0
    Whisenton, LarryLarry Whisenton 4 4 1 .250 0 1 0
    Belloir, RobRob Belloir 6 1 0 .000 0 0 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    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 44 330.3 16 20 4.03 262
    Ruthven, DickDick Ruthven 25 151 7 13 4.23 84
    Messersmith, AndyAndy Messersmith 16 102.1 5 4 4.40 69
    Solomon, EddieEddie Solomon 18 88.2 6 6 4.57 54
    Mahler, MickeyMickey Mahler 5 23 1 2 6.26 14
    [6]

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Capra, BuzzBuzz Capra 45 139.1 6 11 5.36 100
    León, MaxMax León 31 81.2 4 4 3.97 44
    Collins, DonDon Collins 40 70.2 3 9 5.09 27
    Hanna, PrestonPreston Hanna 17 60 2 6 4.95 37
    Easterly, JamieJamie Easterly 22 58.2 2 4 6.14 37
    LaCorte, FrankFrank LaCorte 14 37 1 8 11.68 28
    Hargan, SteveSteve Hargan 16 36.2 0 3 6.87 18
    McLaughlin, JoeyJoey McLaughlin 3 6 0 0 15.00 0

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Campbell, DaveDave Campbell 65 0 6 13 3.05 42
    Camp, RickRick Camp 54 6 3 10 4.00 51
    Theiss, DuaneDuane Theiss 17 1 1 0 6.53 7
    Kline, SteveSteve Kline 16 0 0 1 6.64 10
    Davey, MikeMike Davey 16 0 0 2 5.06 7
    Johnson, BobBob Johnson 15 0 1 0 7.25 16
    Marshall, MikeMike Marshall 4 1 0 0 9.00 6
    Beard, MikeMike Beard 4 0 0 0 9.64 1
    Bradford, LarryLarry Bradford 2 0 0 0 3.38 1

    Farm system

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    Awards and honors

    League leaders

    Notes

    References