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1987 Atlanta Braves season

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1987 Atlanta Braves season

1987 Atlanta Braves
Major league affiliations
1987 information
Owner(s) Ted Turner
General manager(s) Bobby Cox
Manager(s) Chuck Tanner
Local television WTBS
Superstation WTBS
Local radio WSB
(Ernie Johnson, Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, John Sterling)
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  • November 17, 1986: Chuck Hensley was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves. [1]
  • November 17, 1986: Trench Davis was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves. [2]
  • February 2, 1987: Luis Leal was traded by the Toronto Blue Jays with Damaso Garcia to the Atlanta Braves for Craig McMurtry.[3]

Regular season

  • May 1, 1987: Houston Astros pitcher Nolan Ryan hit a home run off of Braves pitcher Charlie Puleo[4]
  • August 17, 1987: Tom Glavine made his major league baseball debut. [5] It was against the Houston Astros and Glavine was the starting pitcher. Glavine pitched 3.2 innings and allowed 10 hits and six earned runs. Glavine had 5 bases on balls and one strikeout.[6]

Season standings

NL West W L GB Pct.
San Francisco Giants 90 72 -- .556
Cincinnati Reds 84 78 6.0 .519
Houston Astros 76 86 14.0 .469
Los Angeles Dodgers 73 89 17.0 .451
Atlanta Braves 69 92 20.5 .429
San Diego Padres 65 97 25.0 .401

Notable transactions

  • April 1, 1987: Graig Nettles was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves. [7]
  • May 5, 1987: Doyle Alexander was signed as a free agent by the Braves.[8]
  • June 2, 1987: Mike Stanton was drafted by the Braves in the 13th round of the 1987 Major League Baseball Draft. Player signed June 10, 1987.[9]
  • July 25, 1987: Joe Boever was traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Atlanta Braves for Randy O'Neal. [10]
  • August 12, 1987: Doyle Alexander was traded by the Braves to the Detroit Tigers for John Smoltz.[8]


1987 Atlanta Braves
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats


Starters by position

Note: 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 123 429 106 .247 27 72
1B Perry, GeraldGerald Perry 142 533 144 .270 12 74
2B Hubbard, GlennGlenn Hubbard 141 443 117 .264 5 38
3B Oberkfell, KenKen Oberkfell 135 508 142 .280 3 48
SS Thomas, AndrésAndrés Thomas 82 324 75 .231 5 39
LF Griffey, KenKen Griffey 122 399 114 .286 14 64
CF James, DionDion James 134 494 154 .312 10 61
RF Murphy, DaleDale Murphy 159 566 167 .295 44 105

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Nettles, GraigGraig Nettles 112 177 37 .209 5 33
Runge, PaulPaul Runge 27 47 10 .213 3 8

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Palmer, DavidDavid Palmer 28 152.1 8 11 4.90 111

Relief pitchers

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 Brian Snitker
A Sumter Braves South Atlantic League Buddy Bailey
Rookie Pulaski Braves Appalachian League Grady Little
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Pedro González
Rookie Idaho Falls Braves Pioneer League Rod Gilbreath



  • 1987 Atlanta Braves season at Baseball Reference
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