1971 Atlanta Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record82–80 (.506)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)William Bartholomay
General manager(s)Paul Richards
Manager(s)Lum Harris
Local televisionWSB-TV
Local radioWSB
(Ernie Johnson, Milo Hamilton)
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The 1971 Atlanta Braves season was the sixth season in Atlanta along with the 101st season as a franchise overall.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 90 72 0.556 51–30 39–42
Los Angeles Dodgers 89 73 0.549 1 42–39 47–34
Atlanta Braves 82 80 0.506 8 43–39 39–41
Cincinnati Reds 79 83 0.488 11 46–35 33–48
Houston Astros 79 83 0.488 11 39–42 40–41
San Diego Padres 61 100 0.379 28½ 33–48 28–52

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 5–7 9–9 9–9 9–9 7–5 7–5 8–4 4–8 11–7 7–11 6–6
Chicago 7–5 6–6 5–7 8–4 8–10 11–7 11–7 6–12 9–3 3–9 9–9
Cincinnati 9–9 6–6 5–13 7–11 7–5 8–4 5–7 5–7 10–8 9–9 8–4
Houston 9–9 7–5 13–5 8–10 4–8 5–7 8–4 4–8 10–8 9–9 2–10
Los Angeles 9–9 4–8 11–7 10–8 8–4 5–7 7–5 4–8 13–5 12–6 6–6
Montreal 5–7 10–8 5–7 8–4 4–8 9–9 6–12 7–11 6–5 7–5 4–14
New York 5–7 7–11 4–8 7–5 7–5 9–9 13–5 10–8 7–5 4–8 10–8
Philadelphia 4-8 7–11 2–10 3–9 5–7 6–10 5–13 6–12 4–8 6–6 7–11
Pittsburgh 8–4 12–6 7–5 8–4 8–4 11–7 8–10 12–6 9–3 3–9 11–7
San Diego 7–11 3–9 8–10 8–10 5–13 5–6 5–7 8–4 3–9 5–13 4–8
San Francisco 11–7 9–3 9–9 9–9 6–12 5–7 8–4 6–6 9–3 13–5 5–7
St. Louis 6–6 9–9 4–8 10–2 6–6 14–4 8–10 11–7 7–11 8–4 7–5


Notable transactions

Roster

1971 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
C Earl Williams 145 497 129 .260 33 87
1B Hank Aaron 139 495 162 .327 47 118
2B Félix Millán 143 577 167 .289 2 45
SS Marty Perez 130 410 93 .227 4 32
3B Darrell Evans 89 260 63 .242 12 38
LF Ralph Garr 154 639 219 .343 9 44
CF Sonny Jackson 149 547 141 .258 2 25
RF Mike Lum 145 454 122 .269 13 55

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
Orlando Cepeda 71 250 69 .276 14 44
Hal King 86 198 41 .207 5 19
Zoilo Versalles 66 194 37 .191 5 22
Bob Didier 51 155 34 .219 0 5
Gil Garrido 79 125 27 .216 0 12
Clete Boyer 30 98 24 .245 6 19
Dusty Baker 29 62 14 .226 0 4
Tommie Aaron 25 53 12 .226 0 3
Oscar Brown 27 43 9 .209 0 5
Marv Staehle 22 36 4 .111 0 1
Jim Breazeale 10 21 4 .190 1 3
Leo Foster 9 10 0 .000 0 0
Tony La Russa 9 7 2 .286 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
Phil Niekro 42 268.2 15 14 2.98 173
Ron Reed 32 222.1 13 14 3.72 129
George Stone 27 172.2 6 8 3.60 110
Pat Jarvis 35 162.1 6 14 4.10 68
Tom Kelley 28 143.0 9 5 2.96 68

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
Pat Jarvis 35 162.1 6 14 4.10 68
Jim Nash 32 133.0 9 7 4.94 65
Gary Neibauer 6 21.0 1 0 2.14 6

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
Bob Priddy 40 4 9 4 4.22 36
Steve Barber 39 3 1 2 4.80 40
Ron Herbel 25 0 1 1 5.23 22
Mike McQueen 17 4 1 1 3.54 38
Tom House 11 1 0 0 3.05 11
Hoyt Wilhelm 3 0 0 0 15.43 1

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Clyde King
AA Savannah Braves Southern League Eddie Haas
A Greenwood Braves Western Carolinas League Clint Courtney
Rookie Wytheville Braves Appalachian League Paul Snyder

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Greenwood

Notes

  1. ^ a b Hoyt Wilhelm at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ a b Hank Allen at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Don Cardwell at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ a b Luis Tiant at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Clete Boyer at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Biff Pocoroba at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Mike Beard at Baseball Reference

References