1980 Atlanta Braves season
|1980 Atlanta Braves|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||John Mullen|
|Local television||WTBS/Superstation WTBS|
(Ernie Johnson, Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray)
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- November 20, 1979: Relief pitcher Al Hrabosky signed as a free agent.
- December 5, 1979: Barry Bonnell, Pat Rockett, and Joey McLaughlin were traded by the Braves to the Toronto Blue Jays for Chris Chambliss and Luis Gómez.
- December 6, 1979: Adrian Devine and Pepe Frías were traded by the Braves to the Texas Rangers for Doyle Alexander, Larvell Blanks and $50,000.
On August 6, umpire Jerry Dale ruled that Braves shortstop Rafael Ramírez did not step on second base while turning a double play. Manager Bobby Cox argued the call and confronted Dale while tobacco juice streamed out of his mouth. Cox was accused of spitting on the umpire.
|Los Angeles Dodgers||92||71||0.564||1||55–27||37–44|
|San Francisco Giants||75||86||0.466||17||44–37||31–49|
|San Diego Padres||73||89||0.451||19½||45–36||28–53|
Record vs. opponents
1980 National League Records
- June 3, 1980: Ken Dayley was drafted by the Braves in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1980 Major League Baseball Draft.
- July 1, 1980: Bill Haselrig (minors) was traded by the Braves to the New York Mets for Randy Johnson.
- August 8, 1980: Larvell Blanks was released by the Braves.
|1980 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
|1B||Chambliss, ChrisChris Chambliss||158||602||170||.282||18||72|
|2B||Hubbard, GlennGlenn Hubbard||117||431||107||.248||9||43|
|SS||Gómez, LuisLuis Gómez||121||278||53||.191||0||24|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|Blanks, LarvellLarvell Blanks||88||221||45||.204||2||12|
|Asselstine, BrianBrian Asselstine||87||218||62||.284||3||25|
|Ramírez, RafaelRafael Ramírez||50||165||44||.267||2||11|
|Nahorodny, BillBill Nahorodny||59||157||38||.242||5||18|
|Ruiz, ChicoChico Ruiz||25||26||8||.308||0||2|
|Miller, EddieEddie Miller||11||19||3||.158||0||0|
|Cooper, GaryGary Cooper||21||2||0||.000||0||0|
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Niekro, PhilPhil Niekro||40||275||15||18||3.63||176|
|Alexander, DoyleDoyle Alexander||35||231.2||14||11||4.20||114|
|Boggs, TommyTommy Boggs||32||192.1||12||9||3.42||84|
Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Camp, RickRick Camp||77||6||4||22||1.91||33|
|Garber, GeneGene Garber||68||5||5||7||3.83||51|
|Bradford, LarryLarry Bradford||56||3||4||4||2.44||32|
|Hrabosky, AlAl Hrabosky||45||4||2||3||3.62||31|
|Hanna, PrestonPreston Hanna||32||2||0||0||3.18||35|
Awards and honors
- Chris Chambliss page at Baseball Reference
- Doyle Alexander page at Baseball Reference
- Sports Illustrated, "Thumbing his Way back home" by Thomas Lake, July 26, 2010, p. 49
- Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 348, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
- Ken Dayley page at Baseball Reference
- Randy Johnson page at Baseball Reference
- Larvell Blanks page at Baseball-Reference
- 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.
- 1980 Atlanta Braves season at Baseball Reference