#28: Gene Garber

See the 44 Greatest Atlanta Braves here. Righthanded Pitcher Seasons With Braves: 1978-1987 Stats With Braves: 53-73, 3.89 ERA, 141 Svs In the past, I’ve written that Mike Remlinger was the best reliever in Braves history, and I still believe that on a peak quality basis. But Gene Garber had twice as many seasons in … Continue reading “#28: Gene Garber”

#30: Mike Remlinger

See the 44 Greatest Atlanta Braves here. Lefthanded Pitcher Seasons With Braves: 1999-2002; 2006 Stats With Braves: 27-14, 2.74 ERA, 16 Sv I just know I’m going to get in trouble for this one, but speaking as Mike Remlinger’s biggest fan, he was one hell of a pitcher. 1. His ERAs+ for the four main … Continue reading “#30: Mike Remlinger”

Special Bonus Entry: Left Behind 2: Gerald Perry

Bledsoe again… Lefthanded Hitting, Righthanded Throwing First Baseman Braves Seasons: 1983-89 .270/.337/.376 , 37 HRs, 246 RBI, 247 RS, 105 SBs Gerald Perry was a line-drive hitting, basestealing, defensively challenged first baseman for some truly terrible Braves teams. His first four years with the Braves were as a part-timer: he had 39, 347, 238, and … Continue reading “Special Bonus Entry: Left Behind 2: Gerald Perry”

#32: Rico Carty

See the 44 Greatest Atlanta Braves here. Righthanded Hitting, Righthanded Throwing Outfielder Seasons With Braves: 1963-1967; 1969-1970; 1972 Stats With Braves: .317/.388/.496, 109 HR, 451 RBI, 385 RS The three highest career offensive winning percentages by an Atlanta Brave: Hank Aaron .723 Chipper Jones .685 (Through 2005) Rico Carty .662 In OPS, Carty falls behind … Continue reading “#32: Rico Carty”

#33: Rick Camp

See the 44 Greatest Atlanta Braves here. Righthanded Pitcher Seasons With Braves: 1976-1978; 1980-1985 Stats With Braves: 56-49, 3.37 ERA, 57 Svs I now think that this is probably a little too high. Camp is one of the few native Georgians — maybe the only one — on this list, drafted out of West Georgia … Continue reading “#33: Rick Camp”

LEFT BEHIND: THE 18 GREATEST ATLANTA BRAVES NOT ON MAC’S LIST

Bledsoe taking his turn… It has been my pleasure to have been proving Mac wrong for over a decade. I claim long acquaintance. Mac and I first met in a Compuserve baseball forum probably in the mid 90s, back when the internet was a wild and woolly place. Mac pretty much ruled the roost, as … Continue reading “LEFT BEHIND: THE 18 GREATEST ATLANTA BRAVES NOT ON MAC’S LIST”

#34: Terry Pendleton

See the 44 Greatest Atlanta Braves here. Switch Hitting, Righthanded Throwing Third Baseman Seasons With Braves: 1991-1994; 1996 Stats With Braves: .287/.327/.445, 71 HR, 322 RBI, 319 RS Some of you probably think that this seems low, and it seems low to me, too. But regardless of what he meant to the franchise, TP only … Continue reading “#34: Terry Pendleton”

#22: Steve Avery

See the 44 Greatest Atlanta Braves here. Lefthanded Pitcher Seasons With Braves: 1990-1996 Stats With Braves: 72-62, 3.83 ERA Since 1980, only four pitchers have thrown more than 800 innings (counting postseason) before their Age 24 season: Doc Gooden, Fernando Valenzuela, Bret Saberhagen, and Steve Avery. All developed arm problems. The first three were able … Continue reading “#22: Steve Avery”

#37: Mark Wohlers

See the 44 Greatest Atlanta Braves here. Righthanded Pitcher Seasons With Braves: 1991-1999 Stats With Braves: 31-22, 112 Sv, 3.73 ERA Have I mentioned lately that the Braves’ closer role is cursed? I don’t know yet what will happen to Wickman. Gout, maybe. Drafted in the eighth round in 1988 out of a Massachusetts high … Continue reading “#37: Mark Wohlers”