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1986 Atlanta Braves season

The 1986 season was the 116th in franchise history and their 21st in Atlanta.

Offseason

Regular season

The Braves shutout Montreal Expos, 6-0 in their season opener but were 7-12 at the end of April, 6 1/2 games out of first. Atlanta won 17 of their first 25 games in the month of May, improving their record to 24–20 May 27. They were tied for second and were 1 1/2 games out of first.

On June 24 the Braves dropped into fourth place with a 34-36 record. They were in fourth place, 4 1/2 games out of first. Atlanta won seven of their next eight games to surge back into contention on July 3. Atlanta was 41-37 and in third place, 1 1/2 games out of first. The Braves promptly lost 20 of their next 25 games and fell into the cellar, 46-57, 12 1/2 games out of first. After a 12-5 run put them within 10 1/2 games of the lead, the Braves fizzled and faded down the stretch, losing their last five games to finish in last place with a 72-89 record, 23 1/2 games out of first.

  • July 6, 1986: In an 11-8 loss to the Montreal Expos, Bob Horner hit four home runs in one game. Horner became the second player in the 20th Century (Gil Hodges was the first in 1950) to hit four home runs in one game in his home park.[4] He became the first player since Ed Delahanty to hit four home runs in a losing game.[4]

Season standings

NL West W L GB Pct.
Houston Astros 96 66 -- .593
Cincinnati Reds 86 76 10.0 .531
San Francisco Giants 83 79 13.0 .512
San Diego Padres 74 88 22.0 .457
Los Angeles Dodgers 73 89 23.0 .451
Atlanta Braves 72 89 23.5 .447

Notable transactions

Roster

1986 Atlanta Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Virgil, OzzieOzzie Virgil 114 359 80 .223 15 48
1B Horner, BobBob Horner 141 517 141 .273 27 87
2B Hubbard, GlennGlenn Hubbard 143 408 94 .230 4 36
3B Oberkfell, KenKen Oberkfell 151 503 136 .270 5 48
SS Thomas, AndrésAndrés Thomas 102 323 81 .251 6 32
LF Griffey, KenKen Griffey 80 292 90 .308 12 32
CF Murphy, DaleDale Murphy 160 614 163 .265 29 83
RF Moreno, OmarOmar Moreno 118 359 84 .234 4 27

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Sample, BillyBilly Sample 92 200 57 .285 6 14
Washington, ClaudellClaudell Washington 40 137 37 .270 5 14
Simmons, TedTed Simmons 76 127 32 .252 4 25
Runge, PaulPaul Runge 7 8 2 .250 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Palmer, DavidDavid Palmer 35 209.2 11 10 3.65 170

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Roy Majtyka
AA Greenville Braves Southern League Jim Beauchamp
A Durham Bulls Carolina League Buddy Bailey
A Sumter Braves South Atlantic League Brian Snitker
Rookie Pulaski Braves Appalachian League Grady Little
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Pedro González
Rookie Idaho Falls Braves Pioneer League Rod Gilbreath
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Richmond, Pulaski[9]

Notes

References

  • 1986 Atlanta Braves season at Baseball Reference
  • Atlanta Braves on Baseball Almanac
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