1967 Atlanta Braves season
|1967 Atlanta Braves|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Paul Richards|
(Larry Munson, Ernie Johnson, Milo Hamilton, Dizzy Dean)
(Larry Munson, Ernie Johnson, Milo Hamilton)
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The 1967 Atlanta Braves season was the Braves' second season in Atlanta. The team went 77–85, as they suffered their first losing season since 1952, the franchise's final season in Boston. The seventh-place Braves finished 24½ games behind the National League and World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals.
- November 28, 1966: Ramón Hernández was drafted by the Braves from the California Angels in the 1966 rule 5 draft.
- November 29, 1966: Bill Robinson and Chi-Chi Olivo were traded by the Braves to the New York Yankees for Clete Boyer.
- November 29, 1966: Mike Page was drafted by the Braves from the Boston Red Sox in the 1966 minor league draft.
- December 1966: John Herrnstein and Chris Cannizzaro were traded by the Braves to the Boston Red Sox for Julio Navarro and Ed Rakow.
- December 31, 1966: Eddie Mathews, Arnold Umbach and a player to be named later were traded by the Braves to the Houston Astros for Dave Nicholson and Bob Bruce. The Braves completed the deal by sending Sandy Alomar to the Astros on February 25, 1967.
|St. Louis Cardinals||101||60||0.627||—||49–32||52–28|
|San Francisco Giants||91||71||0.562||10½||51–31||40–40|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||73||89||0.451||28½||42–39||31–50|
|New York Mets||61||101||0.377||40½||36–42||25–59|
Record vs. opponents
1967 National League Records
The Braves' worst season since 1952—their last year in their original home of Boston—cost manager Billy Hitchcock his job on September 28, 1967; the team stood at 77–82 (.484) and 21 1⁄2 games in arrears of the eventual 1967 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals at the time. Bullpen coach Ken Silvestri took over the club for the final three games of the season (all losses) on an interim basis.
Hitchcock's firing enabled general manager Paul Richards, on the job in Atlanta for only 13 months, to name his own man as skipper for 1968, and he chose a veteran associate, Luman Harris, 52, as Hitchcock's permanent successor. Harris had played with Richards with the minor league Atlanta Crackers in the 1930s, and coached for Richards with three MLB clubs; he had also managed under GM Richards with the 1965 Houston Astros. Harris had been the 1967 skipper of the Triple-A Richmond Braves, and had led them to the best record in the International League.
- June 6, 1967: Gene Oliver was traded by the Braves to the Philadelphia Phillies for Bob Uecker.
- June 15, 1967: Wade Blasingame was traded by the Braves to the Houston Astros for Claude Raymond.
|1967 Atlanta Braves|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|3B||Boyer, CleteClete Boyer||154||572||140||.245||26||96|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Britton, JimJim Britton||2||13.1||0||2||6.08||4|
|Blasingame, WadeWade Blasingame||10||25.1||1||0||4.62||20|
Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Hernández, RamónRamón Hernández||46||0||2||5||4.18||28|
|Rakow, EdEd Rakow||17||3||2||0||5.26||25|
- Ramón Hernández at Baseball Reference
- Clete Boyer at Baseball Reference
- Mike Page at Baseball Reference
- John Herrnstein at Baseball Reference
- Sandy Alomar, Jr. at Baseball Reference
- Corbett, Warren, Lum Harris. Society for American Professional Baseball Research Biography Project
- Bob Uecker at Baseball Reference
- Braves send Blasingame to Houston; few other trades
- Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.
- 1967 Atlanta Braves season at Baseball Reference