1978 Atlanta Braves season

1978 Atlanta Braves season

Offseason

Regular season

  • May 1, 1978: In a game versus the New York Mets, Braves manager Bobby Cox was ejected from a game for the first time in his career.[3] Cox would go on to set the record for most ejections by a manager.

Season standings

NL West W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 -- .586
Cincinnati Reds 92 69 2.5 .571
San Francisco Giants 89 73 6 .549
San Diego Padres 84 78 11 .519
Houston Astros 74 88 21 .457
Atlanta Braves 69 93 26 .426

Notable transactions

  • May 16, 1978: Jim Bouton was signed as a free agent by the Braves.[4]
  • September 22, 1978: Cito Gaston was purchased from the Braves by the Pittsburgh Pirates.[5]

Roster

1978 Atlanta Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

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

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
1B Murphy, DaleDale Murphy 151 530 120 .226 23 79

Other batters

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
Hubbard, GlennGlenn Hubbard 44 163 42 .258 2 13
Gaston, CitoCito Gaston 60 118 27 .229 1 9
Asselstine, BrianBrian Asselstine 39 103 28 .272 2 13
Ruiz, ChicoChico Ruiz 18 46 13 .283 0 2
Miller, EddieEddie Miller 6 21 3 .143 0 2
Small, HankHank Small 1 4 0 .000 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 44 334.1 19 18 2.88 248
Hanna, PrestonPreston Hanna 29 140.1 7 13 5.13 90
Bouton, JimJim Bouton 5 29 1 3 4.97 10

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
Devine, AdrianAdrian Devine 31 65.1 5 4 5.92 26
Boggs, TommyTommy Boggs 16 59 2 8 6.71 21

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 53 4 4 1 4.80 45
Garber, GeneGene Garber 43 4 4 22 2.53 61
Camp, RickRick Camp 42 2 4 0 3.75 23
Easterly, JamieJamie Easterly 37 3 6 1 5.65 42
León, MaxMax León 5 0 0 0 6.35 1
Davey, MikeMike Davey 3 0 0 0 0.00 0

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Tommie Aaron
AA Savannah Braves Southern League Bobby Dews
A Greenwood Braves Western Carolinas League Al Gallagher
Rookie Kingsport Braves Appalachian League Eddie Haas
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Pedro González
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Richmond, Greenwood

Awards and honors

League leaders

Notes

References

  • 1978 Atlanta Braves season at Baseball Reference
  • Atlanta Braves on Baseball Almanac