LEFT BEHIND NO. 8: Mike Lum

Lefthanded Hitting, Lefthanded Throwing Outfielder/1B Seasons with Braves: 1967-75, 1979-81 Career Stats with Braves: 250/.321/.371, 74 HR, 365 RBI, 355 RS Michael Ken-Wai Lum simply HAS to be on the 44, if only as a nod to his longevity. I must mention that Mike is from Honolulu, Hawaii, since that fact has been mentioned in … Continue reading “LEFT BEHIND NO. 8: Mike Lum”

#15: Fred McGriff

See the 44 Greatest Atlanta Braves here. Lefthanded Hitting, Lefthanded Throwing First Baseman Seasons With Braves: 1993-1997 Stats With Braves: .293/.369/.516, 130 HR, 446 RBI, 383 RS His career with the team was short — one partial season and four full ones, two of which were strike-shortened — but very high impact. The Crime Dog … Continue reading “#15: Fred McGriff”

LEFT BEHIND No. 7: Pascual “Perimeter” Perez

Bledsoe: Righthanded Starting Pitcher Braves Seasons: 1982-85 Braves Career Stats: 34-33, 601.6 IP, 3.91 ERA At No. 6, the Left Behinders select Otis Nixon. See Sam’s fine writeup, below. Otis was absolutely a key cog in those early years of the Dynastic Years. I honestly don’t think they get to the WS without him in … Continue reading “LEFT BEHIND No. 7: Pascual “Perimeter” Perez”

#24: Ralph Garr

See the 44 Greatest Atlanta Braves here. Lefthanded Hitting, Righthanded Throwing Outfielder Seasons With Braves: 1968-1975 Stats With Braves: .317/.350/.429, 49 HR, 247 RBI, 470 RS Ralph Garr was, in a way, similar to the young Lonnie Smith, though hardly the same disaster in the outfield. He was very fast and hit for a high … Continue reading “#24: Ralph Garr”