1989 Atlanta Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record63–97 (.394)
Divisional place6th
Other information
Owner(s)Ted Turner
General manager(s)Bobby Cox
Manager(s)Russ Nixon
Local televisionWTBS
Superstation WTBS
Local radioWSB
(Ernie Johnson, Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton)
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The 1989 Atlanta Braves season was the 119th in franchise history and their 24th in Atlanta.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 92 70 0.568 53–28 39–42
San Diego Padres 89 73 0.549 3 46–35 43–38
Houston Astros 86 76 0.531 6 47–35 39–41
Los Angeles Dodgers 77 83 0.481 14 44–37 33–46
Cincinnati Reds 75 87 0.463 17 38–43 37–44
Atlanta Braves 63 97 0.394 28 33–46 30–51

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


Opening Day starters

Notable transactions

Roster

1989 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 Jody Davis 78 231 39 .169 4 19
1B Gerald Perry 72 266 67 .252 4 21
2B Jeff Treadway 134 473 131 .277 8 40
3B Jeff Blauser 142 456 123 .270 12 46
SS Andrés Thomas 141 554 118 .213 13 57
LF Lonnie Smith 134 482 152 .315 21 79
CF Dale Murphy 154 574 131 .228 20 84
RF Tommy Gregg 102 276 67 .243 6 23

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Oddibe McDowell 76 280 85 .304 7 24
Darrell Evans 107 276 57 .207 11 39
Ron Gant 75 260 46 .177 9 25
Dion James 63 170 44 .259 1 11
Bruce Benedict 66 160 31 .194 1 6
John Russell 74 159 29 .182 2 9
Gerónimo Berroa 81 136 36 .265 2 9
Ed Whited 36 74 12 .162 1 4
Mark Lemke 14 55 10 .182 2 10
David Justice 16 51 12 .235 1 3
Jeff Wetherby 52 48 10 .208 1 7
Drew Denson 12 36 9 .250 0 5
Terry Blocker 26 31 7 .226 0 1
John Mizerock 11 27 6 .222 0 2
Kelly Mann 7 24 5 .208 0 1
Ed Romero 7 19 5 .263 1 1
Francisco Cabrera 4 14 3 .214 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
John Smoltz 29 208 12 11 2.94 168
Tom Glavine 29 186 14 8 3.68 90
Derek Lilliquist 32 165.2 8 10 3.97 79
Pete Smith 28 142 5 14 4.75 115
Marty Clary 18 108.2 4 3 3.15 30
Zane Smith 17 99 1 12 4.45 58
Tommy Greene 4 26.1 1 2 4.10 17
Gary Eave 3 20.2 2 0 1.31 9
Rusty Richards 2 9.1 0 0 4.82 4

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Kent Mercker 2 4.1 0 0 12.46 4

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Joe Boever 66 4 11 21 3.94 68
Jim Acker 59 0 6 2 2.67 68
Paul Assenmacher 49 1 3 0 3.59 64
Mark Eichhorn 45 5 5 0 4.35 49
Jose Alvarez 30 3 3 2 2.86 45
Mike Stanton 20 0 1 7 1.50 27
Sergio Valdez 19 1 2 0 6.06 26
Charlie Puleo 15 1 1 0 4.66 17
Dwayne Henry 12 0 2 1 4.26 16
Tony Castillo 12 0 1 0 4.82 5
Jay Aldrich 8 1 2 0 2.19 7
Terry Blocker 1 0 0 0 0.00 0
John Russell 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Award winners

1989 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Jim Beauchamp
AA Greenville Braves Southern League Buddy Bailey
A Durham Bulls Carolina League Grady Little
A Burlington Braves Midwest League Jim Saul
A Sumter Braves South Atlantic League Ned Yost
Rookie Pulaski Braves Appalachian League Fred Koenig
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Jim Procopio
Rookie Idaho Falls Braves Pioneer League Cloyd Boyer

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Richmond[8]

References

  1. ^ Darrell Evans page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ "Mark Eichhorn: Career Statistics". Baseball Reference. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "1989 Atlanta Braves Roster by Baseball Almanac".
  4. ^ Zane Smith page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ a b Ed Romero page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Francisco Cabrera page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Paul Assenmacher page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997