1979 Atlanta Braves season

1979 Atlanta Braves season

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L GB Pct.
Cincinnati Reds 90 71 -- .559
Houston Astros 89 73 1.5 .549
Los Angeles Dodgers 79 83 11.5 .488
San Francisco Giants 71 91 19.5 .438
San Diego Padres 68 93 22 .422
Atlanta Braves 66 94 23.5 .413

Notable transactions

Roster

1979 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 104 384 106 .276 21 57
2B Hubbard, GlennGlenn Hubbard 97 325 75 .231 3 29
3B Horner, BobBob Horner 121 487 153 .314 33 98
SS Frías, PepePepe Frías 140 475 123 .259 1 44
RF Matthews, GaryGary Matthews 156 631 192 .304 27 90

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
Miller, EddieEddie Miller 27 113 35 .310 0 5
Asselstine, BrianBrian Asselstine 8 10 1 .100 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 44 342 21 20 3.39 208
Solomon, EddieEddie Solomon 31 186 7 14 4.21 96
Brizzolara, TonyTony Brizzolara 20 107.1 6 9 5.28 64
Boggs, TommyTommy Boggs 3 12.2 0 2 6.39 1

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
Hanna, PrestonPreston Hanna 6 24.1 1 1 2.96 15

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
Garber, GeneGene Garber 68 6 16 25 4.33 56
Devine, AdrianAdrian Devine 40 3 2 0 3.24 22
Bradford, LarryLarry Bradford 21 1 0 2 0.95 11
Easterly, JamieJamie Easterly 4 0 0 0 13.50 3

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Tom Burgess
AA Savannah Braves Southern League Eddie Haas
A Greenwood Braves Western Carolinas League Al Gallagher
Rookie Kingsport Braves Appalachian League Gene Hassell
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Pedro González
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Greenwood

Awards and honors

League leaders

Notes

References

  • 1979 Atlanta Braves season at Baseball Reference
  • Atlanta Braves on Baseball Almanac