1980 Atlanta Braves season

1980 Atlanta Braves season

Offseason

Regular season

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

NL West W L GB Pct.
Houston Astros 93 70 -- .571
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 71 1 .564
Cincinnati Reds 89 73 3.5 .549
Atlanta Braves 81 80 11 .503
San Francisco Giants 75 86 17 .466
San Diego Padres 73 89 19.5 .451

Notable transactions

Roster

1980 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 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

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

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 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

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

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

League leaders

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

Notes

References

  • 1980 Atlanta Braves season at Baseball Reference