Lefthanded Hitting, Lefthanded Throwing Outfielder
Seasons With Braves: 1981-1986
Stats With Braves: .278/.339/.435, 67 HR, 279 RBI, 347 R.
So, I guess Robert wins… I originally didn’t consider Claudell a candidate, but looking at it, he was the only player who had (a) an above-average offensive career with the Braves, and (b) a career of more than three…
Seasons With Braves: 1990-92
Stats With Braves: 39-31, 3.35 ERA
I’ve written about Charlie at length before, but at the risk of repeating myself… Leibrandt was a rare hometown (or at least homestate) boy who got away from the Reds; after drafting him out of Miami University, they traded him to the Royals,…
Seasons with Braves: 1966-69; 1971-73
Stats with Braves: 30-26, 78 Svs, 3.01 ERA
Cecil Upshaw presents evidence that the Braves’ closer role has always been cursed, and that I am wrong in blaming Gene Garber for hexing the bullpen. I don’t even know that the “closer” term was being used at the time.
Seasons With Braves: 1981-85; 1993-95
Stats With Braves: 40-45, 41 Svs, 3.26 ERA
I don’t know… Maybe Bedrock is too low, maybe he shouldn’t be on here at all. The question here, as I see it, is whether I’m worried about how well he played for the Braves (very well, until the end) versus his actual…