1982 Atlanta Braves
NL West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record89–73 (.549)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Ted Turner
General manager(s)John Mullen
Manager(s)Joe Torre
Local televisionWTBS
Superstation WTBS
Local radioWSB
(Ernie Johnson, Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Darrel Chaney)
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The 1982 Atlanta Braves season was the 17th in Atlanta and the 112th overall. They went 89–73 and won the NL West division for the first time since 1969, but were swept in 3 games by the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS.

Offseason

Managerial turnover

In 2014, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame as two of the most successful managers of the late-20th and early-21st centuries. Cox had won 2,564 regular-season games, five pennants and one World Series over 29 seasons; Torre had won 2,326 games, six pennants and four World Series over his 29-year career. But when the 1981 season ended, those success stories seemed far-fetched, at best. And both men ended up unemployed, if only briefly.

The New York Mets fired Torre on October 5, 1981; the Braves dismissed Cox three days later. Cox, finishing his fourth season during his first tour as Atlanta's manager, was only 266–323 (.452) with one over-.500 season; Torre was 286–420 (.405) in 412 seasons with the Mets. In both 1978 and 1979, Cox's Braves and Torre's Mets had each finished in the cellar of their respective National League divisions.

Cox, then 40 years old, landed on his feet as manager of the American League Toronto Blue Jays—then a struggling expansion team in its fifth year of existence—on October 15, 1981; nine days later, Torre, 41, was announced as Cox's successor in Atlanta, returning to the team where he had become an All-Star catcher during the 1960s. In different ways, the firings and hirings marked positive turning points in each man's career.

Torre's 1982 Braves won their first 13 regular-season games en route to the National League West Division title, their first since 1969. In three full seasons with the Braves, he went 257–229 (.529) and became nationally known as a manager through the Braves' powerful WTBS Superstation. Although a later, 512-year term (1990–1995) with the St. Louis Cardinals was not as successful, Torre would earn his Hall of Fame credentials with a 12-year run (1996–2007) as manager of the New York Yankees, winning six AL championships and four World Series, and compiling a winning percentage of .605.

Cox followed a different route to success. His talented but young 1982 Blue Jays, though still below .500, won more games (78) than ever before in their history. Then they broke through, winning 89 games in both 1983 and 1984. Finally, in 1985, they captured 99 victories to win the American League East Division by a two-game margin over the Yankees. The Jays held a three games to one edge in the 1985 American League Championship Series, only to drop three straight games and the AL pennant to the eventual world champion Kansas City Royals.

Ted Turner's Braves, however, were heading in the opposite direction after 1982. He fired Torre after an 80–82 1984 season, then fired two more managers, Eddie Haas and Bobby Wine, after they lost a combined 96 games in 1985. Turner turned to yet another manager for 1986, Chuck Tanner, but he also decided to replace his general manager, John Mullen, with a new baseball man: Cox, induced to return to Atlanta for a promotion and a multi-year contract.

Cox would begin to rebuild the Braves from the front office, but the on-field losses continued to mount until Cox finally decided, on June 21, 1990, to return to uniform and the dugout as the team's manager. By 1991, the Braves would be National League champions.

The Regular season

The first half of the season

The Braves started very hot in 1982, winning their first 13 games (April 6 through April 21) of the season, a new major league record[3] (since equaled by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1987). The wins came at the expense of San Diego Padres (two), Houston Astros (six) and Cincinnati Reds (five). The streak began with a 1 – 0 victory in San Diego in the season opener and came to an end when the Reds edged the Braves 2 – 1 in Atlanta in the Braves' 14th game.

The Braves lost five straight after their record start and by the end of May they were 27 – 20 and struggling. Some critics claimed the Braves were just living off the feat of their 13-game winning streak and that they were not as good as their record showed. Some of the critics even predicted that the Braves would drift slowly out of contention and would be out of the running by mid-summer. However, the Braves warmed up again, and they won 12 of their first 15 games in the month of June to jump to 16 games above the .500 mark at 39 wins and 23 losses. This gave evidence that the Braves's 13 – 0 start was not just a fluke of luck, and this silenced their critics – at least for a while.

Next, the Braves slowed down again, and they slipped to a 43 – 29 record on June 29, but then they reeled off another six-game winning streak to build up a 4½ game lead in the National League Western Division on July 5. The Braves split their next four games, and they had a record of 51 – 31 (20 games above .500) on July 9 following a 6 – 4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. That meant the Braves were setting pace to win 100 games for the season, which is a traditional mark for a very good team in either league. This was great improvement for a team that had struggled, mostly in the cellar, in 1975 through 1981. On the two days right before the All-Star Game, the Braves lost to the Pirates 6 – 1 and 3 – 1, but they were still on the top of the Western Division by two-games in the standings.

Second half

The Braves started the second half of the 1982 season following the All-Star break with five wins versus only one loss in their first six games. This improved the Braves' won-loss record to 56–34 (22 games over .500) on July 20. Their lead over the second-place team in the division was then six games. That was the largest lead that a Braves team had ever achieved since the Braves had come to Atlanta for the 1966 season, even surpassing their largest divisional lead of their Western Division championship team of 1969.

However, from July 21 to 25, the Braves endured a small dip. They lost three out of four games, and their offense was atrocious, with their being shut out in all three of the losses: once by the St. Louis Cardinals and twice by the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Braves scored a rather-average four runs in the game that they won. Nevertheless, the Braves were 20 games over .500 with a record of 57 wins and 37 losses. They were also settling in for an 11-game series in their home ballpark, followed by an 11-game road trip, all of which were against foes in the Western Division.

The second-place San Diego Padres played against the Braves in Atlanta Stadium for the first four games. The Padres were followed by the third-place Los Angeles Dodgers for the next four games; and finally the fourth-place San Francisco Giants played three games against the Braves. Next, the Braves were back on the road again for four games with the Dodgers, three more with the Giants, and finally four more games versus the Padres.

The Braves had a five-game lead in the standings when the home series versus the Padres began. The Braves began the series by sweeping a doubleheader against the Padres by 9–2 and 8–6 scores. The Braves repeated this game on the next night with another 8–6 victory. Their lead in the Western Division had increased to a high-water mark of eight games, and the Padres were on their way down and out of second place and out of contention. The Braves' primary stalker for the rest of the season became the Los Angeles Dodgers.

With their 6–2 victory over the Padres on July 29, the Braves completed the four-game sweep, and the Braves' record soared to 61 wins and 37 losses – the first time since 1969 when the Braves once reached a high-water mark of 25 games over .500. The Braves held a nine-game lead over the Padres (at 53–47), and a 10½ game lead over the third-place Dodgers (52–49). The Giants (48–52) had nearly fallen out of contention, 14 games behind the Braves, and with a losing record.

This lead of nine games in the standings was the largest lead that the Braves had ever had since they moved to Atlanta for the 1966 season. The Braves' All-Star outfielder Dale Murphy had 11 hits in 16 at-bats in the sweep over the Padres, and for the season, he was batting .308 and leading the National League with 28 home runs and 74 runs batted in (RBI). Their other big bats were those of their third baseman Bob Horner, who was batting .289 with 20 home runs so far, and their first baseman Chris Chambliss, a .259 hitter thus far with 11 homers and 48 RBI. Their only reliable starting pitcher was Phil Niekro (10–3, 3.27 ERA), and their two big guns as relief pitchers were Steve Bedrosian with a 1.46 ERA, and Gene Garber with a 2.16 ERA and 19 saves already. The overall pitching staff had a 3.60 ERA, and the team batting average was .262. The Braves had scored 447 runs so far. Rick Camp, a part-time starter, was 8–4 with a 3.14 ERA

This big lead in the Western Division did not last for long. During that stretch of 21 games against just the Dodgers, the Giants, the Padres, and the Montreal Expos, the Braves seemed to be moving in slow motion both on the pitcher's mound and in the batting boxes as they slumped badly and lost 19 out of 21 games – including an 11-game losing steak and four-game losing streaks twice.

The Dodgers, under their long-time manager Tommy Lasorda, had turned both hot and lucky at the same time. Eight out of those 19 losses during this frantic nose-dive by the Braves were to the Dodgers, who swept the Braves 4–0 in two series against them in a 10-day period. The Braves' wins and losses during these 21 games were against the Dodgers (0–8), the Giants (1–5), the Padres (1–3), and the Expos (0–3).

On August 18, the Braves lost their third game in a row to the Expos, completing another four-game losing streak, and their won-loss record had fallen to 63–56. In so doing, they had fallen into second place in the Western Division, four games behind the Dodgers, who had moved into first place by winning 16 out of 20 games. The Braves seemed to be on track to lose the Western Division for the 13th year in a row, and miss the post-season once again. The Braves had not won a playoff series since they won the World Series in 1957, and they had played in few playoff games since then (seven vs. the New York Yankees in 1958, two vs. the Dodgers in 1959, and three vs. the New York Mets in 1969 – and losing nine of those games).

However, the Braves righted themselves as a team, and their clouds of bad luck seemed to part. Beginning on August 19 with a win over the Expos in the last game of the series with them, the Braves roared back into first place by winning 13 out of 15 games while the Dodgers played ordinary baseball.

On September 3, the Braves' won-loss record had improved to 76–58; they were ahead of the Dodgers by 2½ games. However, their travails were not over, as they once again lost four games in a row and fell back into second place behind the Dodgers. Now, it was time for head-to-head competition with the Dodgers again. The Braves defeated the Dodgers in two consecutive games, on September 8 and 9, to once again move into first place (with a 78–62 record) by 1½ games over the Dodgers.

There was more hardship to come. The Braves lost eight out of 12 games, including six losses to a different nemesis this time, the Houston Astros. This dropped the Braves back into second place, a full three games behind the Dodgers on September 22.

However, the Braves won seven out of their next nine games, while the Dodgers played ordinary baseball, and the Braves moves into first place for good on September 28. However, there was a final day of severe tension on the last day of the season. Beginning that day, the Braves were one game ahead of the Dodgers, with the Braves holding an 89–72 record and the Dodgers holding an 88–73 record. The Braves had a game in the Eastern Time Zone earlier in the day, and the Dodgers had a game with the Giants in San Francisco later on in the day in the Pacific Time Zone.

The Braves could have clinched the division championship by winning, but they lost their last game vs. the Padres 5–1 to fall to an 89–73 record. Then, in the later game, the Dodgers could have tied for first place by defeating the Giants. If that had happened, it would have required a one-game playoff between the Dodgers and the Braves to determine the Division champion. However, late in that game in San Francisco, former Cincinnati Reds' second baseman Joe Morgan hit a home run against the Dodgers to knock them down to an 88–74 record, and out of the playoffs. Phil Niekro finished the season as the pitching star of the Braves with a 17–4 record, and Dale Murphy won the National League Most Valuable Player trophy by winning the league championship in home runs, tying for the championship in RBIs, and winning a Gold Glove in the outfield.

The Braves had won their second Western Division title, and they were bound for the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Braves had won the first-ever Western Division championship in 1969, the year in which the Eastern Division and the Western Division had been established. Then, the Braves had posted a 93–69 won-loss record by playing very strongly in second half of the season. For the Braves, Niekro himself had finished second for the Cy Young Award with 23 wins, and Hank Aaron had finished second in the league with 44 home runs. Thus, each of these teams had won the division by having one truly outstanding pitcher, and one truly outstanding batter.

Since the Braves had finished at 89–73, they had recorded a 76–73 record after beginning the season at 13–0. On the other hand, the Braves recorded a 26–17 record after August 18. 1982 was just the Braves' second season with a winning record since they recorded an 88–74 record in 1974 and finished in third place in the Western Division. The Braves' only other (barely) winning season during that period was in 1980, when they struggled to an 81–80 finish. (The Braves played an odd number of games in 1980 since they had a game rained out during the season, and since the 162nd game would have no effect whatsoever on the standings, no make-up game for that game was ever played. It had become a moot point by then.)

Stars

Although it was their field manager Joe Torre who led the Braves back to the Western Division championship in 1982, there was a kernel of Braves' players who made the difference in this season. Two of these were Dale Murphy and Bob Horner, the latter of whom batted .261 with 32 home runs and 97 RBI – but missed most of August and September with a broken wrist that he suffered while diving for a batted ball while playing third base. Murphy, who usually batted ahead of Horner in the line-up, posted a healthier .281 batting average with 36 home runs, 109 RBI, and 23 stolen bases, and he also led the team in runs scored. As mentioned before, Murphy won the league MVP trophy.

The Braves' first baseman, Chris Chambliss, batted .270, with 20 home runs and 88 RBI.Outfielder Claudell Washington had one of his best seasons with the Braves in 1982. He batted .266 with 16 homers and 80 RBI. The twenty-four-year-old second base-shortstop duo of Glenn Hubbard and Rafael Ramírez proved to be stellar on defense, and steady on offense – often getting on base ahead of Murphy and Horner. They were adept at turning double plays around the second-base bag. Hubbard batted .248 with nine home runs and 59 RBI, while Ramírez batted higher with a .278 average, ten home runs, and 52 RBI.

Their utility infielder Jerry Royster batted rather well over the final two months of the season (with a .322 BBA) to finish the season with a .295 average in 261 at-bats. He had been batting just .180 on July 29. Royster's value was seen, and his high number of at bats accumulated, in that he filled in for either Hubbard or Ramirez when they needed a day off, and he also filled in at third base for many weeks while Horner was suffering from his broken wrist. If the need had arisen, Royster was also capable of playing at first base or in the outfield.

The part-time outfielder Rufino Linares batted .298 with two home runs and 17 RBI, but their opening-day starter in center field Brett Butler played well in the field, but he had an atrocious season at home plate where he batted just .217 and he hit just two doubles in 240 at bats (The slightly-built Butler never was a power hitter, and in 1982, he did not hit any homers.) The Braves's regular catcher Bruce Benedict batted .248 with just three home runs – one of them a grand slam that he hit of the great Dodger pitcher Fernando Valenzuela in a game during September. The Braves' backup catcher, Biff Pocoroba, finished with a .275 average in 120 at bats.

What the Braves lacked in their position players in 1982 were the following:

  1. A catcher who could either hit with a lot of power or with a high batting average.
  2. An everyday left fielder who field well, and also bat extremely well, preferably with power.
  3. More depth both in the infield and the outfield, where often the Braves were quite thin, especially when they had players who suffered from serious problems, like Bob Horner and Brett Butler. This thinness on their squad also meant that they lacked much capability in pinch hitting.

Phil Niekro was the ace of Atlanta's pitching staff and led the team with a 17-4 win–loss record and a 3.61 ERA in 35 starts. Niekro also led the team with 144 strikeouts. Gene Garber led the team with 30 saves in 69 games, allowing just 4 home runs with a 2.34 ERA in 119.1 innings pitched. Steve Bedrosian was the best long-reliever posting an 8–6 record and a 2.42 ERA in 64 games. Despite having a 4.87 ERA in 27 games started, Bob Walk finished with an 11–9 win–loss record, tied for second on the team in pitching wins with Rick Camp who accumulated a record of 11–13, and a 3.85 ERA in 51 games, including starting 21 games. Rick Mahler rounded out the '82 Braves pitching staff with a 9–10 win–loss record and a 4.21 ERA in 33 starts over 205.1 innings pitched. Pascual Pérez, who was poised to breakout in the 1983 season, started just 11 games and made 5 relief appearances in the '82 season. He finished with a 4–4 record and a solid 3.06 ERA in 79.1 innings pitched.

Beyond Niekro, the Braves' starting pitching was extremely thin, and it caused a lot of problems. It was probably the work of a miracle worker that Joe Torre was able to get as much out of his starting pitchers as he did.[citation needed] Pascual Perez was also one year away from becoming a star pitcher for the Braves, which he did in 1983, along with a new rookie who came up in that same year. Bob Walk did not last very long for the Braves, and Rick Camp was destined to become a short-relief pitcher for the Braves in the future. Besides Niekro, the best thing that Torre had for his job of running a pitching staff made of bubble gum and bailing wire was his outstanding relief duo of Garber and Bedrosian. In Bedrosian, Torre had a future Cy Young Award Winner, but with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 89 73 0.549 42–39 47–34
Los Angeles Dodgers 88 74 0.543 1 43–38 45–36
San Francisco Giants 87 75 0.537 2 45–36 42–39
San Diego Padres 81 81 0.500 8 43–38 38–43
Houston Astros 77 85 0.475 12 43–38 34–47
Cincinnati Reds 61 101 0.377 28 33–48 28–53

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 8–4 14–4 10–8 7–11 5–7 9–3 6–6 4–8 11–7 8–10 7–5
Chicago 4–8 6–6 9–3 5–7 6–12 9–9 9–9 9–9 4–8 6–6 6–12
Cincinnati 4–14 6–6 7–11 7–11 4–8 7–5 5–7 4–8 6–12 6–12 5–7
Houston 8–10 3–9 11–7 7–11 4–8 8–4 7–5 9–3 9–9 5–13 6–6
Los Angeles 11–7 7–5 11–7 11–7 8–4 6–6 4–8 5–7 9–9 9–9 7–5
Montreal 7–5 12–6 8–4 8–4 4–8 11–7 8–10 7–11 7–5 4–8 10–8
New York 3–9 9–9 5–7 4–8 6–6 7–11 7–11 8–10 6–6 4–8 6–12
Philadelphia 6-6 9–9 7–5 5–7 8–4 10–8 11–7 9–9 7–5 10–2 7–11
Pittsburgh 8–4 9–9 8–4 3–9 7–5 11–7 10–8 9–9 6–6 6–6 7–11
San Diego 7–11 8–4 12–6 9–9 9–9 5–7 6–6 5–7 6–6 10–8 4–8
San Francisco 10–8 6–6 12–6 13–5 9–9 8–4 8–4 2–10 6–6 8–10 5–7
St. Louis 5–7 12–6 7–5 6–6 5–7 8–10 12–6 11–7 11–7 8–4 7–5

Opening Day starters

Notable transactions

Roster

1982 Atlanta Braves
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Infielders

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Manager

Coaches

Game log

Game Log
April
# Date Opponent Site Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 Tuesday,
April 6
@ San Diego Padres Jack Murphy Stadium W, 1-0 R. Mahler (1-0) Eichelberger (0-1) 30,188 1-0
2 Wednesday,
April 7
@ San Diego Padres Jack Murphy Stadium W, 6-4 Walk (1-0) Montefusco (0-1) Garber (1) 16,684 2-0
3 Friday,
April 9
Houston Astros Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 6-2 Boggs (1-0) Sutton (0-1) Hrabosky (1) 33,133 3-0
4 Saturday,
April 10
Houston Astros Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 8-6 McWilliams (1-0) Ruhle (0-1) Camp (1) 10,885 4-0
5 Sunday,
April 11
Houston Astros Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 5-0 R. Mahler (2-0) Ryan (0-2) 11,322 5-0
6 Monday,
April 12
@ Cincinnati Reds Riverfront Stadium W, 6-1 Walk (2-0) Berenyi (1-1) 11,451 6-0
7 Tuesday,
April 13
@ Cincinnati Reds Riverfront Stadium W, 8-5 Garber (1-0) Kern (0-1) 11,846 7-0
8 Wednesday,
April 14
@ Cincinnati Reds Riverfront Stadium W, 5-2
(10 innings)
Camp (1-0) Kern (0-2) 14,217 8-0
9 Friday,
April 16
@ Houston Astros Astrodome W, 5-3 McWilliams (2-0) Ryan (0-3) Camp (2) 26,513 9-0
10 Saturday,
April 17
@ Houston Astros Astrodome W, 2-1 Hanna (1-0) J. Niekro (1-1) Garber (2) 33,688 10-0
11 Sunday,
April 18
@ Houston Astros Astrodome W, 6-5 Hrabosky (1-0) D. Smith (0-1) Camp (3) 29,166 11-0
12 Tuesday,
April 20
Cincinnati Reds Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 4-2 Bedrosian (1-0) Pastore (1-1) Garber (3) 37,268 12-0
13 Wednesday,
April 21
Cincinnati Reds Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 4-3 Camp (2-0) Shirley (0-1) 22,153 13-0
14 Thursday,
April 22
Cincinnati Reds Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 1-2 Berenyi (3-1) Walk (2-1) Hume (3) 20,701 13-1
15 Friday,
April 23
San Diego Padres Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 3-6
(12 innings)
Chiffer (2-0) Camp (2-1) 37,105 13-2
16 Saturday,
April 24
@ San Diego Padres Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 4-6 Show (2-0) Garber (1-1) DeLeon (1) 28,447 13-3
17 Monday,
April 26
Pittsburgh Pirates Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 4-6 Tekulve (2-0) McWilliams (2-1) 9,557 13-4
18 Tuesday,
April 27
Pittsburgh Pirates Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 4-10 Griffin (1-1) Walk (2-2) 6,763 13-5
19 Wednesday,
April 28
Pittsburgh Pirates Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 7-6
(10 innings)
Camp (3-1) Scurry (1-1) 6,318 14-5
20 Thursday,
April 29
Chicago Cubs Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 3-0 Garber (2-1) Jenkins (2-2) Camp (4) 8,802 15-5
21 Friday,
April 30
Chicago Cubs Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 1-0 Bedrosian (2-0) Bird (1-4) Garber (4) 19,757 16-5
May
# Date Opponent Site Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
22 Saturday,
May 1
Chicago Cubs Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 1-5 Martz (2-2) R. Mahler (2-1) 27,094 16-6
23 Sunday,
May 2
Chicago Cubs Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 10-3 Walk (3-2) Larson (0-3) 19,494 17-6
24 Monday,
May 3
@ Pittsburgh Pirates Three Rivers Stadium W, 10-4 P. Niekro (1-0) Solomon (1-3) Garber (5) 4,636 18-6
25 Tuesday,
May 4
@ Pittsburgh Pirates Three Rivers Stadium L, 4-8 D. Robinson (2-0) Cowley (0-1) 4,836 18-7
26 Wednesday,
May 5
@ Pittsburgh Pirates Three Rivers Stadium L, 2-4 Rhoden (1-3) R. Mahler (2-2) Tekulve (2) 6,595 18-8
27 Friday,
May 7
@ St. Louis Cardinals Busch Memorial Stadium W, 6-3
(10 innings)
Garber (3-1) J. Martin (3-3) 20,276 19-8
28 Saturday,
May 8
@ St. Louis Cardinals Busch Memorial Stadium L, 7-8 Sutter (1-0) Camp (3-2) 49,062 19-9
29 Sunday,
May 9
@ St. Louis Cardinals Busch Memorial Stadium W, 3-0 Hanna (2-0) Andújar (3-3) Garber (6) 25,115 20-9
30 Tuesday,
May 11
@ Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field L, 4-6 Bird (2-4) R. Mahler (2-3) Hernández (2) 11,876 20-10
31 Wednesday,
May 12
@ Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field W, 6-3 Walk (4-2) Martz (3-3) Garber (7) 11,392 21-10
32 Thursday,
May 13
St. Louis Cardinals Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 9-10 Rincon (2-2) Dayley (0-1) Sutter (11) 16,244 21-11
33 Friday,
May 14
St. Louis Cardinals Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 2-1 Garber (4-1) Bair (3-1) 28,396 22-11
34 Saturday,
May 15
St. Louis Cardinals Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 6-7
(10 innings)
Sutter (2-0) Garber (4-2) Forsch (1) 48,433 22-12
35 Sunday,
May 16
St. Louis Cardinals Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 5-2 R. Mahler (3-3) Mura (3-3) 20,478 23-12
36 Monday,
May 17
@ Montreal Expos Olympic Stadium L, 0-4 Rogers (5-3) Walk (4-3) 20,107 23-13
37 Tuesday,
May 18
@ Montreal Expos Olympic Stadium W, 6-4 P. Niekro (2-0) Gullickson (2-3) Garber (8) 19,485 24-13
38 Wednesday,
May 19
@ Montreal Expos Olympic Stadium W, 9-1 Dayley (1-1) Burris (0-7) 11,634 25-13
39 Friday,
May 21
Philadelphia Phillies Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 7-6 Bedrosian (3-0) Lyle (1-1) 28,050 26-13
40 Saturday,
May 22
Philadelphia Phillies Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 2-5 Krukow (4-2) McWilliams (2-2) Farmer (4) 25,925 26-14
41 Sunday,
May 23
Philadelphia Phillies Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 1-2 Ruthven (3-3) P. Niekro (2-1) Farmer (5) 27,965 26-15
42 Monday,
May 24
New York Mets Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 3-5 Zachry (4-1) Dayley (1-2) Allen (11) 10,388 26-16
43 Tuesday,
May 25
New York Mets Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 10-2 R. Mahler (4-3) Scott (3-4) 9,581 27-16
44 Wednesday,
May 26
New York Mets Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 4-6 Swan (3-1) Camp (3-3) Allen (12) 12,460 27-17
45 Saturday,
May 29
@ Philadelphia Phillies Veterans Stadium L, 0-1 Ruthven (4-3) P. Niekro (2-2) 26,790 27-18
46 Sunday,
May 30
@ Philadelphia Phillies Veterans Stadium L, 2-6 Carlton (6-6) R. Mahler (4-4) 35,662 27-19
47 Monday,
May 31
@ New York Mets Shea Stadium L, 4-10 Puleo (5-2) Walk (4-4) 21,954 27-20
June
# Date Opponent Site Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
48 Tuesday,
June 1
@ New York Mets Shea Stadium W, 7-3 Dayley (2-2) Jones (6-4) 9,367 28-20
49 Wednesday,
June 2
@ New York Mets Shea Stadium W, 3-1 P. Niekro (3-2) Falcone (3-2) Bedrosian (1) 18,652 29-20
50 Saturday,
June 5
Montreal Expos Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 2-1 R. Mahler (5-4) Gullickson (3-5) Bedrosian (2) 29,391 30-20
51 Sunday,
June 6
Montreal Expos Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 3-6 Reardon (3-0) McWilliams (2-3) 18,898 30-21
52 Monday,
June 7
@ Los Angeles Dodgers Dodger Stadium W, 4-3 P. Niekro (4-2) Welch (5-4) Bedrosian (3) 44,714 31-21
53 Tuesday,
June 8
@ Los Angeles Dodgers Dodger Stadium W, 4-3 Hanna (3-0) Hooton (1-3) Garber (9) 33,153 32-21
54 Wednesday,
June 9
@ Los Angeles Dodgers Dodger Stadium W, 11-5 R. Mahler (6-4) Stewart (1-4) 39,325 33-21
55 Friday,
June 11
@ San Francisco Giants Candlestick Park W, 5-3 Walk (5-4) Chris (0-2) Garber (10) 21,487 34-21
56 Saturday,
June 12
@ San Francisco Giants Candlestick Park W, 10-5 P. Niekro (5-2) Gale (2-5) Hrabosky (2) 10,569 35-21
57 Sunday,
June 13 (1)
@ San Francisco Giants Candlestick Park L, 1-2 R. Martin (2-3) Dayley (2-3) Minton (10) 27,521 35-22
58 Sunday,
June 13 (2)
W, 5-1 Camp (4-3) Hammaker (3-4) Garber (11) 36-22
59 Monday,
June 14
@ Houston Astros Astrodome L, 0-9 J. Niekro (6-4) R. Mahler (6-5) 17,353 36-23
60 Tuesday,
June 15
@ Houston Astros Astrodome W, 7-0 Walk (6-4) Knepper (2-8) 17,837 37-23
61 Wednesday,
June 16
@ Houston Astros Astrodome W, 5-4
(10 innings)
Garber (5-2) Cappuzzello (0-1) 18,673 38-23
62 Friday,
June 18
San Francisco Giants Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 8-3 Dayley (3-3) R. Martin (2-4) Camp (5) 29,247 39-23
63 Saturday,
June 19
San Francisco Giants Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 4-9 Lavelle (4-2) Garber (5-3) 30,497 39-24
64 Sunday,
June 20
San Francisco Giants Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 3-5 Laskey (6-4) Walk (6-5) Minton (11) 18,556 39-25
65 Monday,
June 21
San Francisco Giants Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 7-6 Camp (5-3) Minton (3-4) 10,485 40-25
66 Tuesday,
June 22
Los Angeles Dodgers Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 1-4 Stewart (2-4) Bedrosian (3-1) S. Howe (4) 27,137 40-26
67 Wednesday,
June 23
Los Angeles Dodgers Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 7-2 R. Mahler (7-5) Valenzuela (9-6) 33,212 41-26
68 Thursday,
June 24
Los Angeles Dodgers Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 3-5 Reuss (9-5) Walk (6-6) S. Howe (5) 31,303 41-27
69 Friday,
June 25
@ Cincinnati Reds Riverfront Stadium W, 5-2 P. Niekro (6-2) Berenyi (5-8) Garber (12) 20,263 42-27
70 Saturday,
June 26
@ Cincinnati Reds Riverfront Stadium L, 1-2 Seaver (4-8) Dayley (3-4) Hume (16) 26,561 42-28
71 Sunday,
June 27
@ Cincinnati Reds Riverfront Stadium W, 2-0
(14 innings)
Garber (6-3) Hume (1-3) Hrabosky (3) 31,000 43-28
72 Monday,
June 28
Houston Astros Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 2-6 Ryan (7-8) R. Mahler (7-6) 12,837 43-29
73 Tuesday,
June 29
Houston Astros Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 6-5
(11 innings)
Bedrosian (4-1) LaCoss (3-3) 10,483 44-29
74 Wednesday,
June 30
Houston Astros Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 5-4 C. Diaz (1-0) Knepper (2-9) 10,308 45-29
July
# Date Opponent Site Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
75 Friday,
July 2
Cincinnati Reds Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 6-4 Dayley (4-4) Seaver (4-9) Garber (13) 32,709 46-29
76 Saturday,
July 3
Cincinnati Reds Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 4-2 R. Mahler (8-6) Soto (7-5) Garber (14) 38,103 47-29
77 Sunday,
July 4
Cincinnati Reds Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 4-1 Walk (7-6) Shirley (2-6) Bedrosian (4) 48,905 48-29
78 Monday,
July 5
Chicago Cubs Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 7-5 Hrabosky (2-0) L. Smith (1-5) Garber (15) 19,169 49-29
79 Tuesday,
July 6
Chicago Cubs Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 2-7 Bird (5-8) Dayley (4-5) Hernández (7) 15,108 49-30
80 Wednesday,
July 7
St. Louis Cardinals Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 3-2 Camp (6-3) Andújar (7-7) Garber (16) 20,054 50-30
81 Thursday,
July 8
St. Louis Cardinals Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 2-5 Stuper (4-1) R. Mahler (8-7) Bair (4) 23,610 50-31
82 Friday,
July 9
Pittsburgh Pirates Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 6-4 C. Diaz (2-0) Rhoden (5-8) Bedrosian (5) 28,601 51-31
83 Saturday,
July 10
Pittsburgh Pirates Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 1-6 D. Robinson (10-3) P. Niekro (6-3) 39,444 51-32
84 Sunday,
July 11
Pittsburgh Pirates Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 1-3 McWilliams (5-3) Dayley (4-6) Tekulve (12) 19,130 51-33
85 Thursday,
July 15
@ Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field W, 11-4 P. Niekro (7-3) Jenkins (6-10) 19,336 52-33
86 Friday,
July 16
@ Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field L, 3-4
(10 innings)
Campbell (2-4) Garber (6-4) 15,624 52-34
87 Saturday,
July 17
@ Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field W, 9-4 Walk (8-6) Noles (6-8) 23,302 53-34
88 Sunday,
July 18
@ Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field W, 4-2 Camp (7-3) Bird (6-9) 15,816 54-34
89 Monday,
July 19
@ St. Louis Cardinals Busch Memorial Stadium W, 4-1 P. Niekro (8-3) Andújar (7-9) Garber (17) 23,000 55-34
90 Tuesday,
July 20
@ St. Louis Cardinals Busch Memorial Stadium W, 8-6 Cowley (1-1) Lahti (1-1) Bedrosian (6) 20,894 56-34
91 Wednesday,
July 21
@ St. Louis Cardinals Busch Memorial Stadium L, 0-8 Mura (7-7) Walk (8-7) 19,899 56-35
92 Friday,
July 23
@ Pittsburgh Pirates Three Rivers Stadium L, 0-6 Rhoden (6-8) Camp (7-4) 22,722 56-36
93 Saturday,
July 24
@ Pittsburgh Pirates Three Rivers Stadium W, 4-3 P. Niekro (9-3) D. Robinson (10-5) Garber (18) 26,790 57-36
94 Sunday,
July 25
@ Pittsburgh Pirates Three Rivers Stadium L, 0-8 Candelaria (7-4) R. Mahler (8-8) 22,565 57-37
95 Tuesday,
July 27 (1)
San Diego Padres Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 9-2 Walk (9-7) Lollar (10-5) 32,151 5837
96 Tuesday,
July 27 (2)
W, 8-6
(10 innings)
Bedrosian (5-1) Lucas (0-7) 59-37
97 Wednesday,
July 28
San Diego Padres Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 8-6 P. Niekro (10-3) Hawkins (1-2) Garber (19) 22,574 60-37
98 Thursday,
July 29
San Diego Padres Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 6-2 Camp (8-4) Welsh (5-5) Diaz (1) 26,492 61-37
99 Friday,
July 30 (1)
Los Angeles Dodgers Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 9-10 Forster (4-5) Bedrosian (5-2) Howe (11) 47,787 61-38
100 Friday,
July 30 (2)
L, 2-8 Welch (11-7) Cowley (1-2) 61-39
101 Saturday,
July 31
Los Angeles Dodgers Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 0-3 Valenzuela (14-8) Pérez (0-1) 46,694 61-40
August
# Date Opponent Site Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
102 Sunday,
August 1
Los Angeles Dodgers Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 4-9 Stewart (6-6) Diaz (2-1) 33,957 61-41
103 Monday,
August 2
San Francisco Giants Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 7-3 Walk (10-7) Breining (5-4) Bedrosian (7) 15,018 62-41
104 Tuesday,
August 3
San Francisco Giants Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 3-6 Minton (8-4) Garber (6-5) 13,607 62-42
105 Wednesday,
August 4
San Francisco Giants Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 2-3 Lavelle (5-5) Bedrosian (5-3) Minton (18) 13,607 62-43
106 Thursday,
August 5
@ Los Angeles Dodgers Dodger Stadium L, 2-3
(10 innings)
Forster (5-5) Garber (6-6) 49,607 62-44
107 Friday,
August 6
@ Los Angeles Dodgers Dodger Stadium L, 4-5
(10 innings)
Howe (6-2) Bedrosian (5-4) 51,423 62-45
108 Saturday,
August 7
@ Los Angeles Dodgers Dodger Stadium L, 6-7
(11 innings)
Beckwith (2-0) Bedrosian (5-5) 50,473 62-46
109 Sunday,
August 8
@ Los Angeles Dodgers Dodger Stadium L, 0-2 Welch (13-7) Camp (8-5) Niedenfuer (6) 51,494 62-47
110 Monday,
August 9
@ San Francisco Giants Candlestick Park L, 0-5 Barr (2-2) Pérez (0-2) 29,846 62-48
111 Tuesday,
August 10
@ San Francisco Giants Candlestick Park L, 2-3 Laskey (11-8) Hrabosky (2-1) 19,390 62-49
112 Wednesday,
August 11
@ San Francisco Giants Candlestick Park L, 6-8
(12 innings)
Breining (7-4) Diaz (2-2) 22,940 62-50
113 Thursday,
August 12
@ San Diego Padres Jack Murphy Stadium L, 8-2 Welsh (6-5) Walk (10-8) 32,540 62-51
114 Friday,
August 13
@ San Diego Padres Jack Murphy Stadium L, 4-7 Dravecky (3-1) Camp (8-6) 33,968 62-52
115 Saturday,
August 14
@ San Diego Padres Jack Murphy Stadium W, 6-5 Moore (1-0) Eichelberger (6-10) Garber (20) 36,187 63-52
116 Sunday,
August 15
@ San Diego Padres Jack Murphy Stadium L, 5-6
(10 innings)
L. DeLeon (5-4) Bedrosian (5-6) 21,740 63-53
117 Tuesday,
August 17 (1)
Montreal Expos Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 7-13 Lea (10-6) Walk (10-9) 23,184 63-54
118 Tuesday,
August 17 (2)
L,2-3
(10 innings)
Reardon (5-2) R. Mahler (8-9) Fryman (9) 63-55
119 Wednesday,
August 18
Montreal Expos Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 2-12 Gullickson (10-9) Camp (8-7) 12,627 63-56
120 Thursday,
August 19
Montreal Expos Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 5-4 P. Niekro (11-3) Fryman (7-3) Garber (21) 12,205 64-56
121 Friday,
August 20
New York Mets Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 2-1
(10 innings)
Bedrosian (6-6) Zachry (6-5) 33,144 65-56
122 Saturday,
August 21
New York Mets Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 6-5 Walk (11-9) R. Jones (7-10) Garber (22) 41,477 66-56
123 Sunday,
August 22
New York Mets Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 10-9 C. Diaz (3-2) Orosco (2-9) Garber (23) 20,466 67-56
124 Monday,
August 23
Philadelphia Phillies Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 4-3 Camp (9-7) Ron Reed (3-4) 16,224 68-56
125 Tuesday,
August 24
Philadelphia Phillies Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 9-7 P. Niekro (12-3) Carlton (16-9) Garber (24) 22,709 69-56
126 Wednesday,
August 25
Philadelphia Phillies Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 9-11
(10 innings)
Ron Reed (4-4) Garber (6-7) 23,955 69-57
127 Friday,
August 27
@ New York Mets Shea Stadium W, 9-8 Moore (2-0) Orosco (2-10) 14,133 70-57
128 Saturday,
August 28
@ New York Mets Shea Stadium W, 4-3 Camp (10-7) Scott (7-12) Garber (25) 22,017 71-57
129 Sunday,
August 29
@ New York Mets Shea Stadium W, 9-4 P. Niekro (13-3) Hausman (1-2) Bedrosian (8) 34,471 72-57
130 Monday,
August 30 (1)
@ Philadelphia Phillies Veterans Stadium L, 1-6 Ruthven (10-10) Pérez (0-3) 43,854 72-58
131 Monday,
August 30 (2)
W, 11-9
(12 innings)
Bedrosian (7-6) McGraw (2-3) Moore (1) 73-58
132 Tuesday,
August 31
@ Philadelphia Phillies Veterans Stadium W, 3-0 T. Boggs (2-0) Farmer (2-5) Garber (26) 29,380 74-58
September
# Date Opponent Site Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
133 Wednesday,
September 1
@ Philadelphia Phillies Veterans Stadium W, 4-0 Camp (11-7) Krukow (12-8) Garber (27) 24,788 75-58
134 Friday,
September 3
@ Montreal Expos Olympic Stadium W, 4-3 P. Niekro Lea (11-8) Bedrosian (9) 28,065 76-58
135 Saturday,
September 4
@ Montreal Expos Olympic Stadium L, 1-4 Sanderson (9-11) Pérez (0-4) Reardon (22) 32,526 76-59
136 Sunday,
September 5
@ Montreal Expos Olympic Stadium L, 1-2 S. Rogers Garber (6-8) 56,807 76-60
137 Monday,
September 6
San Francisco Giants Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 2-8 Holland (5-3) Moore (2-1) Minton (25) 9,051 76-61
138 Tuesday,
September 7
San Francisco Giants Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 2-3 Barr (4-3) Camp (11-8) Minton (26) 7,523 76-62
139 Wednesday,
September 8
Los Angeles Dodgers Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 12-11
(10 innings)
Garber (7-8) S. Howe (6-4) 24,853 77-62
140 Thursday,
September 9
Los Angeles Dodgers Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 10-3 R. Mahler Valenzuela (17-12) Bedrosian 35,362 78-62
141 Friday,
September 10
Cincinnati Reds Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 8-2 Pérez (1-4) Shirley (6-12) 17,407 79-62
142 Saturday,
September 11
Cincinnati Reds Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 3-4 Soto (12-11) T. Boggs (2-1) 20,966 79-63
143 Sunday,
September 12
Cincinnati Reds Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 4-3 Bedrosian (8-6) Harris (2-6) 16,442 80-63
144 Monday,
September 13
Houston Astros Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 3-5 J. Niekro (15-10) P. Niekro (14-4) 7,556 80-64
145 Tuesday,
September 14
Houston Astros Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 0-4 LaCoss (5-6) R. Mahler (9-10) LaCorte (5) 9,331 80-65
146 Wednesday,
September 15
Houston Astros Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 4-5 Ryan (15-11) T. Boggs (2-2) D. Smith (11) 11,422 80-66
147 Friday,
September 17
@ Cincinnati Reds Riverfront Stadium L, 2-5 Soto (13-11) Camp (11-9) 11,630 80-67
148 Saturday,
September 18
@ Cincinnati Reds Riverfront Stadium W, 5-4 P. Niekro (15-4) Pastore (8-11) Garber (28) 14,121 81-67
149 Sunday,
September 19
@ Cincinnati Reds Riverfront Stadium W, 6-1 Pérez (2-4) Berenyi (8-18) 12,203 82-67
150 Monday,
September 20
@ Houston Astros Astrodome L, 3-4 D. Smith (4-4) Garber (7-9) 12,634 82-68
151 Tuesday,
September 21
@ Houston Astros Astrodome L, 3-5 Ruhle (8-13) Camp (11-10) Knepper (1) 15,374 82-69
152 Wednesday,
September 22
@ Houston Astros Astrodome L, 2-3 D. Smith (5-4) Garber (7-10) LaCorte (6) 16,821 82-70
153 Friday,
September 24
San Diego Padres Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 11-6 Dayley (5-6) M. Griffin (0-1) Bedrosian (11) 25,819 83-70
154 Saturday,
September 25
San Diego Padres Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium W, 12-6 Moore (3-1) Eichelberger (7-14) Garber (29) 36,037 84-70
155 Sunday,
September 26
San Diego Padres Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium L, 2-3 Lucas (1-10) Camp (11-11) 38,941 84-71
156 Monday,
September 27
@ San Francisco Giants Candlestick Park W, 7-0 P. Niekro (16-4) R. Martin (7-9) 45,783 85-71
157 Tuesday,
September 28
@ San Francisco Giants Candlestick Park W, 8-3 Pérez (3-4) Laskey (13-12) 17,071 86-71
158 Wednesday,
September 29
@ Los Angeles Dodgers Dodgers Stadium W, 4-3
(12 innings)
Garber (8-10) Forster (5-6) 45,757 87-71
159 Thursday,
September 30
@ Los Angeles Dodgers Dodgers Stadium L, 3-10 Hooton (4-7) Camp (11-12) Beckwith (1) 49,926 87-72
October
# Date Opponent Site Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
160 Friday,
October 1
@ San Diego Padres Jack Murphy Stadium W, 4-0 P. Niekro (17-4) Show (10-6) 14,050 88-72
161 Saturday,
October 2
@ San Diego Padres Jack Murphy Stadium W, 4-2 Pérez (4-4) Montefusco (10-11) Garber (30) 43,077 89-72
162 Sunday,
October 3
@ San Diego Padres Jack Murphy Stadium L, 1-5 Lollar (16-9) Camp (11-13) Dravecky (2) 19,412 89-73

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 Bruce Benedict 118 386 95 .246 3 44
1B Chris Chambliss 157 534 144 .270 20 86
2B Glenn Hubbard 145 532 132 .248 9 59
3B Bob Horner 140 499 130 .261 32 97
SS Rafael Ramírez 157 609 169 .278 10 52
LF Rufino Linares 77 191 57 .298 2 17
CF Dale Murphy 162 598 168 .281 36 109
RF Claudell Washington 150 563 150 .266 16 80

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
Jerry Royster 108 261 77 .291 2 25
Brett Butler 89 240 52 .217 0 7
Larry Whisenton 84 143 34 .238 4 17
Terry Harper 48 150 43 .287 2 16
Biff Pocoroba 56 120 33 .275 2 22
Bob Watson 57 114 28 .246 5 22
Matt Sinatro 37 81 11 .136 1 4
Randy Johnson 27 46 11 .239 0 6
Ken Smith 48 41 12 .293 0 3
Bob Porter 24 27 3 .111 0 0
Larry Owen 2 3 1 .333 0 0
Paul Runge 4 2 0 .000 0 0
Paul Zuvella 2 1 0 .000 0 0
Albert Hall 5 0 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
Phil Niekro 35 234.1 17 4 3.61 144
Rick Mahler 39 205.1 9 10 4.21 105
Bob Walk 32 164.1 11 9 4.87 84
Tommy Boggs 10 46.1 2 2 3.30 29

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
Rick Camp 51 177.1 11 13 3.65 58
Pascual Pérez 16 79.1 4 4 3.06 29
Ken Dayley 20 71.1 5 6 4.54 34
Joe Cowley 17 52.1 1 2 4.47 27

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
Gene Garber 69 8 10 30 2.34 68
Steve Bedrosian 64 8 6 11 2.42 123
Al Hrabosky 31 2 1 3 5.54 20
Larry McWilliams 27 2 3 0 6.21 24
Preston Hanna 20 3 0 0 3.75 17
Carlos Diaz 19 3 2 1 4.62 16
Donnie Moore 16 3 1 1 4.23 17
Jose Alvarez 7 0 0 0 4.70 6
Tom Hausman 3 0 0 0 4.91 2

National League Championship Series

Main article: 1982 National League Championship Series

Game 1: Take 1

October 6, Busch Stadium

Game 1 was a wash – literally. The Braves led 1-0 behind Phil Niekro and were two outs from an official game when the umpire stopped it. When the rain did not subside, the game was canceled. Game 1 began from the start the following night in a match-up of the volatile Braves starter Pascual Pérez and longtime Cardinal starter Bob Forsch.

Game 1: Take 2

October 7, Busch Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
St. Louis 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 1 X 7 13 1
W: Bob Forsch (1-0)  L: Pascual Pérez (0-1)   SV: None
HRs: ATL – None   STL – None

Game 2

October 9, Busch Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 6 0
St. Louis 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4 9 1
W: Bruce Sutter (1-0)  L: Gene Garber (0-1)   SV: None
HRs: ATL – None   STL – None

Game 3

October 10, Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 12 0
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 6 1
W: Joaquín Andújar (1-0)  L: Rick Camp (0-1)   SV: Bruce Sutter (1)
HRs: ATL – None   STLWillie McGee (1)

Awards and honors

1982 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Eddie Haas
AA Savannah Braves Southern League Andy Gilbert
A Durham Bulls Carolina League Bobby Dews
A Anderson Braves South Atlantic League Brian Snitker
Rookie Pulaski Braves Appalachian League Rick Albert
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Pedro González

Notes

  1. ^ Gaylord Perry at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Brian Asselstine at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ 100 Things Braves Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die: Revised and Updated, Jack Wilkinson, Triumph Books, Chicago, 2019, ISBN 978-1-62937-694-3, p.76
  4. ^ Bob Watson at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Duane Ward at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Zane Smith at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Randy Johnson at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Pascual Pérez at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Preston Hanna at Baseball-Reference

References