1987 Atlanta Braves season

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1987 Atlanta Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 69–92 (.429)
Divisional place 5th
Other information
Owner(s) Ted Turner
General manager(s) Bobby Cox
Manager(s) Chuck Tanner
Local television WTBS
Superstation WTBS
Local radio WSB
(Ernie Johnson, Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, John Sterling)
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The 1987 Atlanta Braves season was the 117th in franchise history and their 22nd in Atlanta.

Offseason

Regular season

  • May 1, 1987: Houston Astros pitcher Nolan Ryan hit a home run off of Braves pitcher Charlie Puleo.[4]
  • August 17, 1987: Tom Glavine made his major league baseball debut.[5] It was against the Houston Astros and Glavine was the starting pitcher. Glavine pitched 3.2 innings and allowed 10 hits and six earned runs. Glavine had 5 bases on balls and one strikeout.[6]
  • September 27, 1987: 48-year old Phil Niekro is signed by the Braves for one final major league start against the San Francisco Giants. Niekro had been released by the Toronto Blue Jays almost a month earlier. He pitches three innings, giving up six hits and 5 runs in a 15-6 loss.

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 90 72 0.556 46–35 44–37
Cincinnati Reds 84 78 0.519 6 42–39 42–39
Houston Astros 76 86 0.469 14 47–34 29–52
Los Angeles Dodgers 73 89 0.451 17 40–41 33–48
Atlanta Braves 69 92 0.429 20½ 42–39 27–53
San Diego Padres 65 97 0.401 25 37–44 28–53


Record vs. opponents

1987 National League Records

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


Notable transactions

  • April 1, 1987: Graig Nettles was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[7]
  • April 3, 1987: John Mizerock was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves. [8]
  • May 5, 1987: Doyle Alexander was signed as a free agent by the Braves.[9]
  • June 2, 1987: Mike Stanton was drafted by the Braves in the 13th round of the 1987 Major League Baseball draft. Player signed June 10, 1987.[10]
  • July 25, 1987: Joe Boever was traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Atlanta Braves for Randy O'Neal.[11]
  • August 12, 1987: Doyle Alexander was traded by the Braves to the Detroit Tigers for John Smoltz.[9]


Roster

1987 Atlanta Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: 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 Ozzie Virgil 123 429 106 .247 27 72
1B Gerald Perry 142 533 144 .270 12 74
2B Glenn Hubbard 141 443 117 .264 5 38
3B Ken Oberkfell 135 508 142 .280 3 48
SS Andrés Thomas 82 324 75 .231 5 39
LF Ken Griffey 122 399 114 .286 14 64
CF Dion James 134 494 154 .312 10 61
RF Dale Murphy 159 566 167 .295 44 105

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Graig Nettles 112 177 37 .209 5 33
Paul Runge 27 47 10 .213 3 8

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
David Palmer 28 152.1 8 11 4.90 111

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Roy Majtyka
AA Greenville Braves Southern League Jim Beauchamp
A Durham Bulls Carolina League Brian Snitker
A Sumter Braves South Atlantic League Buddy Bailey
Rookie Pulaski Braves Appalachian League Grady Little
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Pedro González
Rookie Idaho Falls Braves Pioneer League Rod Gilbreath

[12]

Notes

  1. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/henslch01.shtml
  2. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/davistr01.shtml
  3. ^ Luis Leal Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ Nolan Ryan Home Run Log (Batting) – Baseball-Reference PI
  5. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/g/glavito02.shtml
  6. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=198708170HOU
  7. ^ Graig Nettles Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ "John Mizerock: Career Statistics". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 25 January 2018. 
  9. ^ a b Doyle Alexander at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Mike Stanton at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/b/boevejo01.shtml
  12. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997

References

  • 1987 Atlanta Braves season at Baseball Reference
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