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    1991 Braves: The Beginning of Something Special

    As we all know, the 1991 Braves went from last to first. They finished the season 94-68 and lost to the Minnesota Twins in 7 games. After that they won the division every year until 2005. In that 14-year stretch great player such as: Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, Chipper Jones, Javy Lopez, and Fred McGriff led one of the most prolific sports dynasties.

    The purpose of this dynasty is to try to parallel history and turn the Atlanta Braves into another great dynasty. Though it will be hard, I think I can live up to the challenge.

    Opening Day Roster:

    C: Mike Heath: The Braves signed 36-year old Mike Heath for two reasons. To get some veteran leadership and to be a placeholder for top prospect Javy Lopez. Heath has a decent bat and a great throwing arm, but is weak in every other attribute.

    1B: Sid Bream: Bream can hit righties pretty well, but is slow as dirt and plays weak defense. He will platoon with Francisco Cabrera who hits lefties very well but plays even worse defense.

    2B: Jeff Treadway: Jeff is about a .285 hitter and nothing much else. He won’t get on base that much, doesn’t have very good speed, and plays average defense. Oh, and he’s a lefty.

    3B: Terry Pendleton: Terry is a pretty average hitter, but his glove is what cashes his check. He is by far the best defender on a team with pretty weak defense.

    SS: Jeff Blauser: Jeff is a pretty average ballplayer. He is a .750 OPS guy with pretty good speed and an average glove.

    LF: Lonnie Smith: He’s getting up there in age at 35, but he can still play ball. He is a good contact hitter with speed and on-base ability. His defense, however, sucks pretty badly.

    CF: Ron Gant: Ron is rebounding from a terrific 30/30 season with the Braves. His combination of speed and power makes him a middle of the order threat. His defense is nothing special but he gets the job done in center.

    RF: David Justice: The 1990 Rookie of the Year. Justice will be a cornerstone in the Atlanta offense for many years to come. He has good power and a great eye. His defense is shaky, but improving… he is evolving into a solid ballplayer.

    Opening Day Lineup:
    1. Lonnie Smith LF
    2. Jeff Blauser SS
    3. David Justice RF
    4. Ron Gant CF
    5. Terry Pendleton 3B
    6. Sid Bream 1B
    7. Jeff Treadway 2B
    8. Mike Heath C
    9. Pitcher

    Bench:
    C: Greg Olson
    IF: Rafael Belliard
    OF: Otis Nixon
    OF: Deion Sanders
    INF: Mark Lemke
    1B: Francisco Cabrera


    Pitching:

    1. John Smoltz: Undisputedly one of the games finest. With a deadly fastball and slider, he can get you out in many ways. The scary thing is, he is only 23 and hasn’t even peaked out yet.

    2. Tom Glavine: Another top pitcher. There is no doubt that Smoltz and Glavine make the best 1-2 punch in the game. With good movement and control, he can put up Cy Young numbers.

    3. Charlie Leibrandt: The 34-year old vet is rebounding from a nice 3.16 era season. He is a groundball pitcher that won’t walk many guys and will see success in ’91.

    4. Ben Rivera: We’re giving this 23-year old rookie a shot. He doesn’t have anything that stand out, but hopefully his 3 pitch arsenal will allow him to succeed at this level.

    5. Pete Smith: Pete has 6 pitches and none of them are really that great. If he can hit his spots, he will be a pretty decent pitcher.

    Bullpen:
    CL: Jeff Parrett
    SU: Mark Wohlers
    SR: Mike Stanton
    SR: Tony Castillo
    MR: Doug Sisk
    LR: Juan Berenguer



    Farm System:

    The Braves have one of the finest farm systems in the game. They have many pieces that can contribute to success in the foreseeable future. Lets take a look at the top guys in this organization.


    5-star prospects:
    Chipper Jones 3B (AA) 18- Chip is simply a phenom. Right now, he could be our starting 3rd sacker, but we want him to develop a little bit. He has great contact, power, and a phenomenal eye. His defense is decent, but he belongs in the box. One more jump will earn him the starting job.

    Javy Lopez C (AA) 20- Javy is a few adjustments away from being the starting catcher. His defense is just average, but he can rake. He has 30 homerun potential with a pretty good average.

    4-star prospects:
    Mark Wohlers RHRP (MLB) 21- He will rack up a lot of strikeouts, but a lot of walks as well. He could be the closer on this club for many years if he develops well.

    Vinny Castilla 3B (AAA) 23- He is about major league ready, but Pendleton has him blocked. He may come up as a first baseman to make room for Chipper. He has really good raw power.

    Ben Rivera RHSP (MLB) 23- The #4 starter has pretty good movement and decent power. Control issues will be his Achilles heel. But he has the chance to be the #3 guy for many years.

    Ryan Klesko LF (AA) 19- Klesko is all about the bat. He projects to have a slugging percentage well above .500 and a pretty nice batting average and OBP. Unfortunately, he plays defense like a DH.

    Keith Mitchell LF (A) 21- Mitchell hits for high average and is a .400 OBP kinda guy. He is the prototypical 2-hole hitter. Unfortunately his defense is a huge liability, and he may get dealt to the American League.

    Matt Murray LHSP (A)- Murray has an extremely low strikeout rate, but he has enough movement to make batters jump. Not many guys with make solid contact off of him, and he will be a solid starter one day.

    Kerry Lightenberg RHRP (A)- Kerry has closer written all over him. He is absolutely filthy, his only problem is extremely low health.
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    Re: 1991 Braves: The Beginning of Something Special

    April in Review

    The Braves go a dismal 10-17 to start 1991. The injury bug made an appearance as 8 guys missed more than 7 days in April. David Justice couldn't find his power stroke and Ron Gant flat out didn't hit at all. The Braves defense also did not play well at all, making the pitchers look much worse than they really are. On a positive note, Pendleton and Lonnie Smith played very well and John Smoltz and the bullpen pitched well.



    Code:
    1991 Batting             Team    G   AVG    AB    H  2B  3B  HR   BB    K   SB  CS    R  RBI   SLG   OBP
    Pendleton, Terry          ATL   27  .311   119   37  11   1   5    4   15    0   1   20   21  .546  .331
    Justice, David            ATL   27  .257   109   28   8   0   1    7   24    0   1    8   10  .358  .299
    Gant, Ron                 ATL   27  .179   106   19   4   1   0   10   33    3   2   15    9  .236  .250
    Blauser, Jeff             ATL   26  .265   102   27   7   1   1   16   18    2   1   14    8  .382  .364
    Smith, Lonnie             ATL   22  .356    87   31   4   2   3   12   17    7   1   17    8  .552  .441
    Heath, Mike               ATL   20  .230    74   17   2   0   0    2   14    1   1    3    7  .257  .250
    Bream, Sid                ATL   20  .375    72   27   8   0   2    7   11    1   2   13   11  .569  .425
    Lemke, Mark               ATL   13  .348    46   16   3   0   0    4    4    0   0    3    9  .413  .385
    Nixon, Otis               ATL   17  .211    38    8   1   0   0    1    4    5   0    7    2  .237  .225
    Treadway, Jeff            ATL   11  .270    37   10   1   0   0    0    5    0   0    1    3  .297  .270
    Cabrera, Francisco        ATL   15  .194    36    7   1   0   1    6    7    0   1    3    4  .306  .310
    Olson, Greg               ATL    8  .240    25    6   2   0   0    4    1    0   0    3    5  .320  .345
    Belliard, Rafael          ATL    6  .176    17    3   0   0   0    1    4    1   0    1    0  .176  .222
    Glavine, Tom              ATL    6  .214    14    3   0   0   0    1    3    0   0    1    2  .214  .267
    Smoltz, John              ATL    7  .154    13    2   0   0   0    1    4    0   0    0    0  .154  .214
    Sanders, Deion            ATL   18  .091    11    1   0   0   0    3    3    0   2    1    1  .091  .286
    Gregg, Tommy              ATL    5  .375     8    3   0   0   0    2    1    1   0    1    4  .375  .455
    Leibrandt, Charlie        ATL    6  .000     8    0   0   0   0    0    2    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Smith, Pete               ATL    6  .000     8    0   0   0   0    0    2    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Heep, Danny               ATL    3  .000     3    0   0   0   0    0    0    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Sisk, Doug                ATL   12  .000     3    0   0   0   0    0    1    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Clark, Terry              ATL    9  .000     2    0   0   0   0    0    1    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Rivera, Ben               ATL    2  .000     1    0   0   0   0    0    0    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Wohlers, Mark             ATL   10  .000     1    0   0   0   0    0    0    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Castillo, Tony            ATL   10 1.000     1    1   1   0   0    0    0    0   0    1    0 2.000 1.000
    Berenguer, Juan           ATL    8  .000     1    0   0   0   0    0    0    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Hitter of the Month:
    Lonnie Smith- .356/.441/.552 7 sb

    Code:
    1991 Pitching            Team     IP   ERA    G  GS   W   L  SV    K   BB   R/9
    Smoltz, John              ATL   46.2  3.09    7   7   2   0   0   50    8 11.19
    Glavine, Tom              ATL   38.1  4.23    6   6   2   3   0   27    8 10.80
    Smith, Pete               ATL   32.2  4.68    6   6   1   2   0   28    7 11.85
    Leibrandt, Charlie        ATL   25.2  6.31    6   6   2   4   0    8    8 16.13
    Sisk, Doug                ATL   20.1  2.21   12   0   1   2   0    6    5  9.74
    Stanton, Mike             ATL   14.1  5.02   15   0   0   2   0   15    9 15.70
    Clark, Terry              ATL   14.0  4.50    9   0   0   0   1   10    5 13.50
    Wohlers, Mark             ATL   12.2  2.84   10   0   1   0   0    9    5  8.53
    Parrett, Jeff             ATL   12.0  1.50    9   0   1   1   3   13    4  7.50
    Berenguer, Juan           ATL   11.2  5.40    8   1   0   1   1   12   11 20.83
    Castillo, Tony            ATL    9.2  6.52   10   0   0   2   0    7    6 13.97
    Mercker, Kent             ATL    4.2  3.86    3   0   0   0   0    1    1 13.50
    Rivera, Ben               ATL    4.0 13.50    2   1   0   0   0    3    3 27.00
    Pitcher of the Month:
    John Smoltz- 2-0, 3.09 era, 50 k, 1.71 DICE.



    Braves Injuries:
    4/3: Jeff Treadway 2 weeks (shoulder)
    4/4: Mark Wohlers 2 weeks (knee)
    4/4: Tony Castillo 9 days (rotator cuff)
    4/6: Lonnie Smith 1 week (hip)
    4/16: Mark Lemke 9 days (rotator cuff)
    4/28: Francisco Cabrera 9 days (ankle)


    Trades:
    4/16: CIN sends Mariano Duncan 2B (74/74) to PIT for RP Bob Kipper (73/73) and LF Gary Vasho (64/64)

    Milestones:
    4/6: Willie Randolph (MIL)- 2000th hit
    4/6: Jack Morris (MIN)- 200th win
    4/13: Mike MacFarlane (KCR)- Hit for the cycle
    4/14: Dave Smith (CHC)- 200th save
    4/21: Jack Morris (MIN)- 2000th strikeout
    4/29: Tony Gwynn (SDP)- 25-game hitting streak
    Last edited by Francoeurstein; 04-06-2011 at 09:43 PM.
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    Re: 1991 Braves: The Beginning of Something Special

    Smith Goes Down!

    5/12: Lonnie Smith goes down for 25 days with a wrist fracture. He was hitting .350/.431/.537 with 8 stolen bags. He will be replaced by Otis Nixon. The Braves currently stand at 14-23, and are 9 games back of Houston... with Lonnie out, its time to start shifting to rebuild mode.
    “The bases are loaded, just like [Marlins manager] Jack McKeon probably wishes he was.”
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    Re: 1991 Braves: The Beginning of Something Special

    Quote Originally Posted by Francoeurstein View Post
    April in Review
    Milestones:
    4/6: Willie Randolph (MIL)- 200th hit
    Kind of a minor milestone, don'tcha think? :-) Following the dynasty, though...neat idea, to set the bar high and see if you can keep up.

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    Re: 1991 Braves: The Beginning of Something Special

    Nice idea. It'll be interesting to see if you can be successful and still keep Glavine, Smoltz and Chipper together.
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    Re: 1991 Braves: The Beginning of Something Special

    Quote Originally Posted by Mizerak View Post
    Kind of a minor milestone, don'tcha think? :-) Following the dynasty, though...neat idea, to set the bar high and see if you can keep up.
    Haha oops! But yea, I think I can turn this team into something great... definitely not this year though.


    Nice idea. It'll be interesting to see if you can be successful and still keep Glavine, Smoltz and Chipper together.
    Preciate it man. Its unbelievable the young talent I have. This ball club is going to be exciting down the stretch.
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    Re: 1991 Braves: The Beginning of Something Special

    May in Review

    The Braves have another weak month. They finish 11-18 which was similar to April's 10-17. In both months they lacked offense, defense, and pitching. However, Vinny Castilla jumped and was brought up to the big club in mid-May. He has taken over the first base job for now even though he's always played 3rd. He has an .853 OPS through his first 12 games. Hopefully he can hold down that spot for many many years.



    Code:
    1991 Batting             Team    G   AVG    AB    H  2B  3B  HR   BB    K   SB  CS    R  RBI   SLG   OBP
    Pendleton, Terry          ATL   55  .307   225   69  15   2   9   11   32    6   1   34   33  .511  .338
    Gant, Ron                 ATL   56  .212   203   43   7   3   5   19   44    6   3   30   24  .350  .276
    Justice, David            ATL   54  .248   202   50  12   0   4   23   44    1   2   19   24  .366  .322
    Blauser, Jeff             ATL   54  .241   199   48  10   1   1   33   43    3   3   21   15  .317  .360
    Heath, Mike               ATL   46  .223   166   37   4   0   2   10   26    1   1   12   14  .283  .267
    Bream, Sid                ATL   40  .305   128   39  10   1   2   15   23    1   2   16   14  .445  .377
    Smith, Lonnie             ATL   32  .350   123   43   5   3   4   16   25    8   2   23   12  .537  .431
    Nixon, Otis               ATL   39  .225   120   27   3   0   0    5   19   16   2   15   10  .250  .252
    Treadway, Jeff            ATL   35  .287   108   31   2   0   1    8    7    1   0   11   13  .333  .350
    Lemke, Mark               ATL   22  .286    77   22   5   0   0    6    7    0   0    4   10  .351  .329
    Castilla, Vinny           ATL   12  .267    45   12   3   0   3    4   10    0   0    7    9  .533  .320
    Cabrera, Francisco        ATL   22  .200    45    9   1   0   1    7    8    0   1    3    5  .289  .308
    Belliard, Rafael          ATL   14  .158    38    6   0   1   0    1    7    2   1    2    1  .211  .175
    Olson, Greg               ATL   11  .278    36   10   3   0   0    5    5    0   0    3    6  .361  .366
    Sanders, Deion            ATL   34  .219    32    7   0   2   0    6    8    2   4    7    2  .344  .342
    Glavine, Tom              ATL   13  .172    29    5   0   1   0    1    8    0   0    2    2  .241  .200
    Smoltz, John              ATL   12  .250    24    6   0   0   0    2    9    0   0    1    1  .250  .308
    Gregg, Tommy              ATL   11  .176    17    3   0   0   0    2    5    1   0    1    4  .176  .250
    Leibrandt, Charlie        ATL   11  .059    17    1   0   0   0    0    5    0   0    1    0  .059  .059
    Heep, Danny               ATL    7  .083    12    1   0   0   0    1    1    0   0    0    0  .083  .154
    Smith, Pete               ATL   11  .000    12    0   0   0   0    0    3    0   0    0    1  .000  .000
    Rivera, Ben               ATL    6  .000     7    0   0   0   0    1    2    0   0    1    2  .000  .125
    Sisk, Doug                ATL   22  .000     6    0   0   0   0    0    3    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Berenguer, Juan           ATL   17  .167     6    1   0   0   0    1    1    1   0    1    0  .167  .286
    Clark, Terry              ATL   10  .000     3    0   0   0   0    0    2    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Wohlers, Mark             ATL   23  .000     2    0   0   0   0    0    0    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Mercker, Kent             ATL   10  .000     2    0   0   0   0    0    1    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Stanton, Mike             ATL   28 1.000     2    2   0   0   0    0    0    0   0    0    0 1.000 1.000
    Castillo, Tony            ATL   17 1.000     1    1   1   0   0    0    0    0   0    1    0 2.000 1.000
    Hitter of the Month:
    Terry Pendleton- .307/.338/.511 9 hr, 33rbi


    Code:
    1991 Pitching            Team     IP   ERA    G  GS   W   L  SV    K   BB   R/9
    Glavine, Tom              ATL   82.1  3.94   13  13   4   5   0   52   21 10.82
    Smoltz, John              ATL   81.0  3.11   12  12   4   2   0   82   20 10.56
    Smith, Pete               ATL   54.2  5.76   11  11   1   6   0   42   15 13.99
    Leibrandt, Charlie        ATL   54.2  5.76   11  11   3   6   0   20   20 14.49
    Sisk, Doug                ATL   36.1  3.22   22   0   1   2   0   15   16 11.89
    Berenguer, Juan           ATL   34.2  4.41   17   3   3   2   1   30   24 14.28
    Rivera, Ben               ATL   27.2  7.48    6   5   1   1   0   22   13 14.96
    Wohlers, Mark             ATL   26.1  3.76   23   0   2   2   0   19   11 11.96
    Stanton, Mike             ATL   26.0  4.15   28   0   0   2   0   23   13 13.85
    Parrett, Jeff             ATL   22.1  2.01   18   0   2   1   6   22   11  8.87
    Castillo, Tony            ATL   19.0  4.74   17   0   0   3   0   15   11 12.79
    Clark, Terry              ATL   18.2  3.86   10   1   0   0   1   12    6 12.54
    Mercker, Kent             ATL   12.2  8.53   10   0   0   3   0    7   10 19.18
    McMichael, Greg           ATL    3.1  5.40    3   0   0   0   0    5    3 18.90
    Pitcher of the Month:
    John Smoltz- 4-2, 3.11 era, 2.40 DICE



    Around the League

    Milestones:
    4/2: Charlie Hough (CHW)- 2000th strikeout
    4/14: Kevin Tapani (MIN)- No hitter
    4/22: Brian Downing (TEX)- 1000th rbi
    4/24: Carney Lansford (OAK)- 2000th hit
    4/25: Gary Redus (PIT)- 300th steal

    Notable Retirements:
    5/1: Bob McClure 3.78 era in 1065.2 IP
    5/8: Vance Law 3B- .257/.327/.380 in 3668 AB


    League Leaders:

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    Re: 1991 Braves: The Beginning of Something Special

    1991 Draft Day

    With the 1st round, 1st pick of the 1991 amateur draft the Atlanta Braves select:

    RP Trevor Hoffman 23 (82/93)- Hoff is the man. Right now he could be a solid closer but we are going to keep him in AAA until we really need him. He should develop into the best closer in the game.

    2nd round: SP Jason Schmidt 18 (67/86)- This big righty has really good power and pretty good control. He has four pitches and good velocity. He should be a fixture in the Atlanta rotation in a few years.

    3rd round: CF Dante Powell 17 (57/85)- Its hard to tell, but this center fielder from Long Beach looks pretty legit. He has pretty good speed, draws walks, and hits for a tremendous average. His arm is well below average, but he may develop a solid glove.

    4th round: RP Vic Darensbourg 20 (63/79)- This southpaw has all the attributes to be a successful reliever. His game is well-rounded, but he needs to stay healthy.

    5th round: SP John Thompson 17 (56/80)- Thompson is a groundball pitcher with good control. He won't fool too many guys, but his two-seamer is hard to make solid contact with.

    6th round: 2B Brian Dallimore 17 (53/78)- Dallimore has good contact and a solid glove but extremely low power. He is one of those guys that can go a season without hitting one bomb. He is far away from realizing his potential but he can be a solid bench player one day.


    Notable Draft Picks:

    4th overall: 1B Todd Helton (MIL)
    8th overall: CF Mike Cameron (SDP)
    10th overall: SP Derek Lowe (CHC)
    13th overall: RF Ichiro (SEA)
    18th overall: SS Nomar Garciaparra (SFG)
    45th overall: SP Chan Ho Park (LAD)
    96th overall: SP Kazuhisa Ishii (SFG)
    130th overall: 3B Aaron Boone (CIN)
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    Re: 1991 Braves: The Beginning of Something Special

    June in Review

    Believe it or not, the Braves have an even worse month going 8-19 in June. The pitching was miserable this month as only Smoltz, Leibrandt, and Parrett pitched well. Hoffman was called up as the setup man and had a few shaky appearances. However, we think he will improve as the season goes on. On offense, Lonnie Smith, Terry Pendleton, and Vinny Castilla cooled down significantly. On the other hand, Ron Gant got hit power stroke back, hitting 10 bombs in the month. Chipper Jones and Javy Lopez have both jumped and are an injury away from being promoted. The Braves haven't made any deals yet because they have most of the pieces they need for the future.... but expect one or two before the deadline.


    -Great news, right now Braves are the frontrunner for the #1 draft pick next year!

    Code:
    1991 Batting             Team    G   AVG    AB    H  2B  3B  HR   BB    K   SB  CS    R  RBI   SLG   OBP
    Pendleton, Terry          ATL   81  .278   327   91  20   3  10   20   51    9   2   48   38  .450  .320
    Justice, David            ATL   81  .237   304   72  17   1   6   34   58    1   3   30   36  .359  .312
    Blauser, Jeff             ATL   80  .233   300   70  14   3   4   47   70    4   4   35   22  .340  .348
    Gant, Ron                 ATL   83  .237   291   69  13   4  15   29   60    8   4   48   55  .464  .308
    Heath, Mike               ATL   64  .224   228   51   5   0   3   11   33    2   2   16   21  .285  .263
    Smith, Lonnie             ATL   55  .280   214   60   9   3   7   21   43    9   4   32   23  .449  .355
    Bream, Sid                ATL   57  .266   158   42  11   1   2   20   30    1   2   16   17  .386  .348
    Nixon, Otis               ATL   50  .242   157   38   5   0   0   10   24   16   5   17   13  .274  .284
    Treadway, Jeff            ATL   48  .283   152   43   4   0   2    8   11    1   1   14   15  .349  .337
    Lemke, Mark               ATL   39  .267   135   36   7   1   0   14   17    0   1   10   13  .333  .331
    Castilla, Vinny           ATL   35  .194   124   24   7   0   4   14   25    0   2   13   15  .347  .273
    Sanders, Deion            ATL   55  .263    57   15   0   3   0    7   16    7   4   13    3  .368  .344
    Olson, Greg               ATL   19  .283    53   15   4   0   0    9    5    0   0    8    7  .358  .387
    Belliard, Rafael          ATL   23  .140    50    7   0   1   0    2   10    2   1    2    2  .180  .170
    Cabrera, Francisco        ATL   24  .213    47   10   1   0   2    7    8    0   1    4    6  .362  .315
    Smoltz, John              ATL   19  .262    42   11   0   0   0    2   14    0   0    4    4  .262  .295
    Glavine, Tom              ATL   19  .184    38    7   0   1   0    1   11    0   0    2    2  .237  .205
    Leibrandt, Charlie        ATL   18  .069    29    2   1   0   0    1    9    0   0    1    2  .103  .100
    Smith, Pete               ATL   17  .143    21    3   0   0   1    1    3    0   0    2    2  .286  .182
    Gregg, Tommy              ATL   11  .176    17    3   0   0   0    2    5    1   0    1    4  .176  .250
    Heep, Danny               ATL    9  .143    14    2   0   0   0    1    2    0   0    0    0  .143  .200
    Willard, Jerry            ATL    4  .214    14    3   1   0   0    1    3    0   0    1    3  .286  .267
    Berenguer, Juan           ATL   24  .100    10    1   0   0   0    1    3    1   0    1    0  .100  .182
    Rivera, Ben               ATL    8  .000     8    0   0   0   0    1    2    0   0    1    2  .000  .111
    Sisk, Doug                ATL   27  .000     6    0   0   0   0    0    3    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Clark, Terry              ATL   10  .000     3    0   0   0   0    0    2    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Mercker, Kent             ATL   12  .000     3    0   0   0   0    0    2    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Stanton, Mike             ATL   42 1.000     2    2   0   0   0    0    0    0   0    0    0 1.000 1.000
    Wohlers, Mark             ATL   32  .000     2    0   0   0   0    0    0    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Parrett, Jeff             ATL   34  .000     1    0   0   0   0    0    0    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Hoffman, Trevor           ATL    6  .000     1    0   0   0   0    0    0    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Castillo, Tony            ATL   34 1.000     1    1   1   0   0    0    0    0   0    1    0 2.000 1.000
    Player of the Month:
    Ron Gant- .237/.308/.464 15 hr 55 rbi (10 hr 31 rbi in the month)


    Code:
    1991 Pitching            Team     IP   ERA    G  GS   W   L  SV    K   BB   R/9
    Smoltz, John              ATL  132.0  2.86   19  19   6   3   0  127   30 10.43
    Glavine, Tom              ATL  113.2  4.83   19  19   4   8   0   73   29 11.88
    Leibrandt, Charlie        ATL   95.1  4.81   18  18   4   9   0   40   30 13.78
    Smith, Pete               ATL   85.0  5.61   17  17   2   8   0   58   28 14.08
    Berenguer, Juan           ATL   48.1  3.72   24   3   3   2   1   39   30 13.41
    Parrett, Jeff             ATL   42.2  3.38   34   0   4   5   6   40   19 11.81
    Stanton, Mike             ATL   42.0  3.43   42   0   1   3   0   34   15 11.14
    Sisk, Doug                ATL   40.1  3.57   27   0   1   2   0   16   18 12.27
    Castillo, Tony            ATL   39.0  4.38   34   0   0   4   1   31   20 13.15
    Wohlers, Mark             ATL   34.0  4.50   32   0   3   2   0   25   16 13.24
    Rivera, Ben               ATL   32.0  8.16    8   6   1   3   0   24   15 16.03
    Clark, Terry              ATL   18.2  3.86   10   1   0   0   1   12    6 12.54
    Mercker, Kent             ATL   15.1  8.22   12   0   0   3   0    9   11 17.61
    Hoffman, Trevor           ATL    7.0  6.43    6   0   0   2   4   11    2 10.29
    McMichael, Greg           ATL    3.1  5.40    3   0   0   0   0    5    3 18.90
    Pitcher of the Month:
    John Smoltz- 6-3 127 k in 132ip, 2.86 era


    Braves Injuries:
    6/4: Mike Heath 7 days (ankle)
    6/16: Jeff Treadway 3 weeks (knee cap)
    6/25: Danny Heep 9 days (quad)

    Braves Contracts:
    6/30: Otis Nixon signs thru 1992 for 600k/year

    Milestones:
    6/5: Roberto Kelly (NYY)- 28-game hitting streak
    6/7: Jeff Reardon (BOS)- 300th save
    6/12: Matt Williams (SFG)- 20-game hitting streak
    6/23: Alan Trammell (DET)- 2000th hit


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    Re: 1991 Braves: The Beginning of Something Special

    Braves Acquire Pat Hentgen!

    July 3, 1991: The Braves send over Francisco Cabrera 1B (73/76), Ben Rivera SP (71/75), and Kent Mercker RP (77) to the Toronto Blue Jays for Pat Hentgen (77/82).


    The Jays had a stacked rotation already and plenty of starting spects, leaving Hentgen blocked. The Braves deal 3 pieces they don't need to acquire their #4 starter. He was 1-1 with an 8.24 era in 3 spot starts in Toronto. Hopefully he will be more comfortable in the deep south.
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    Re: 1991 Braves: The Beginning of Something Special

    NL wins the 1991 All-Star Game!

    John Smoltz was the Braves only representative and he helped the NL win 5-3 by pitching 2 innings in relief, giving up one run.

    Code:
    National League National League at American League American League
    July 9, 1991
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
    National League (NL) 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0    5 13  0
    American League (AL) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1    3  5  0
    
    NATIONAL LEAGUE              ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Craig Biggio (SS)             5  1  0  1  0  0  1  0    .255
    Ryne Sandberg (2B)            5  2  0  0  0  0  1  0    .272
    Tony Gwynn (RF)               5  0  0  0  0  1  2  0    .360
    Barry Bonds (LF)              5  4  0  1  0  0  0  0    .275
    Fred McGriff (1B)             4  1  1  1  0  0  1  0    .297
    Jeff Bagwell (DH)             4  1  1  1  0  1  1  0    .305
    Eric Davis (CF)               4  2  1  1  0  0  1  0    .319
    Pedro Guerrero (3B)           2  1  1  0  0  1  1  0    .315
     Will Clark (P)               1  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .324
    Benito Santiago (C)           3  1  0  0  0  2  0  0    .263
     Lenny Dykstra (P)            1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .305
     Todd Zeile (P)               1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .260
    TOTALS                       40 13  5  5  0  5  9  0
    
       2B:  Barry Bonds, Craig Biggio
    
                               ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
              Pedro Martinez  3.0  1  0  1  1  1  3  44   2.36
              Curt Schilling  2.0  2  1  0  0  0  2  30   2.83
                 John Smoltz  2.0  1  0  0  1  1  0  33   2.68
                   Lee Smith  2.0  1  1  1  1  1  1  37   1.41
                      TOTALS  9.0  5  2  2  3  3  6 144
    
    AMERICAN LEAGUE              ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Paul Molitor (2B)             4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .330
    Wade Boggs (RF)               3  2  1  1  0  0  0  0    .366
    Frank Thomas (DH)             4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .340
    Mark McGwire (1B)             4  0  0  0  0  1  1  0    .277
    Ken Griffey (CF)              4  2  0  2  2  2  1  0    .315
    Gary Sheffield (3B)           4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .344
    Cal Ripken (SS)               4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .314
    Mike Greenwell (LF)           3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .340
    Mike Macfarlane (C)           2  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .295
    TOTALS                       32  5  2  3  2  3  6  0
    
       2B:  Wade Boggs
       HR:  Ken Griffey 2
    
                               ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                   Mike Witt  2.1  4  0  0  1  1  2  39   2.05
               Tom Candiotti  2.2  1  1  0  0  0  2  44   3.42
                Chuck Finley  1.0  4  2  0  4  4  1  29   3.30
                  Dan Plesac  0.2  2  0  0  0  0  1  15   3.34
                  Tom Gordon  1.2  2  2  0  0  0  2  39   2.81
              Mariano Rivera  0.2  0  0  0  0  0  1   9   1.40
                      TOTALS  9.0 13  5  0  5  5  9 175
    
         WP: Curt Schilling
         LP: Chuck Finley
         SV: Lee Smith
    
         Temperature: 70F
         Wind: 2 MPH (in from center)
         Attendance: 50,516
         Time: 3:02
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    Re: 1991 Braves: The Beginning of Something Special

    July in Review

    July was just ugly. The Braves went 8-16 and lost their top two starters shortly after the break. Smoltz for 2 weeks and Glavine for 5 weeks. On the good side, Castilla picked it up towards the end of the month, and Hoffman was flawless in July. Also, rookie Ryan Klesko was called up and took over the left field duties for a struggling Lonnie Smith. He has hit well in 8 games. The future is looking good, we just need to struggle through the remainder of the season.



    Code:
    1991 Batting             Team    G   AVG    AB    H  2B  3B  HR   BB    K   SB  CS    R  RBI   SLG   OBP
    Pendleton, Terry          ATL  104  .283   421  119  26   3  10   26   64   13   2   61   45  .430  .324
    Blauser, Jeff             ATL  104  .233   378   88  18   3   5   59   87    6   6   43   31  .336  .350
    Gant, Ron                 ATL  102  .233   352   82  14   4  19   38   72    8   4   57   64  .457  .308
    Justice, David            ATL   85  .235   319   75  17   2   6   37   61    1   3   31   40  .357  .313
    Heath, Mike               ATL   83  .241   299   72   7   0   5   14   40    3   2   21   36  .314  .277
    Smith, Lonnie             ATL   73  .248   266   66  11   3   7   29   58   11   5   39   24  .391  .331
    Nixon, Otis               ATL   72  .257   245   63   9   0   0   18   34   29   9   29   19  .294  .305
    Treadway, Jeff            ATL   62  .268   209   56   5   0   4   10   17    2   1   22   22  .349  .316
    Castilla, Vinny           ATL   53  .217   189   41   9   0   7   17   37    0   2   27   24  .376  .287
    Bream, Sid                ATL   63  .254   177   45  11   1   2   20   30    1   2   16   17  .362  .330
    Lemke, Mark               ATL   49  .251   171   43   8   1   0   18   18    0   1   11   14  .310  .319
    Sanders, Deion            ATL   74  .286    98   28   1   4   1   11   23   12   5   20    4  .408  .358
    Olson, Greg               ATL   27  .263    76   20   5   0   0    9    8    0   0    9    8  .329  .341
    Belliard, Rafael          ATL   35  .134    67    9   0   1   0    5   16    2   1    2    4  .164  .192
    Smoltz, John              ATL   22  .250    48   12   0   0   0    2   15    0   0    4    4  .250  .280
    Leibrandt, Charlie        ATL   24  .111    45    5   1   0   0    1   10    0   0    1    3  .133  .130
    Glavine, Tom              ATL   22  .250    44   11   0   1   0    1   12    0   0    2    4  .295  .267
    Gregg, Tommy              ATL   15  .313    32   10   0   0   1    2    5    1   0    2    7  .406  .343
    Klesko, Ryan              ATL    8  .286    28    8   3   0   3    6    7    0   0    4    9  .714  .412
    Smith, Pete               ATL   20  .120    25    3   0   0   1    1    5    0   0    2    2  .240  .154
    Heep, Danny               ATL   16  .083    24    2   0   0   0    1    2    0   0    0    1  .083  .115
    Willard, Jerry            ATL    4  .214    14    3   1   0   0    1    3    0   0    1    3  .286  .267
    Berenguer, Juan           ATL   28  .083    12    1   0   0   0    1    3    1   0    1    0  .083  .154
    Hentgen, Pat              ATL    6  .273    11    3   1   0   0    0    3    0   0    0    2  .364  .273
    Sisk, Doug                ATL   36  .222     9    2   0   0   0    0    4    0   0    1    0  .222  .222
    Avery, Steve              ATL    3  .000     5    0   0   0   0    0    1    0   0    1    0  .000  .000
    Clark, Terry              ATL   10  .000     3    0   0   0   0    0    2    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Wohlers, Mark             ATL   44  .333     3    1   1   0   0    0    0    0   0    0    0  .667  .333
    Stanton, Mike             ATL   52  .667     3    2   0   0   0    0    0    0   0    0    0  .667  .667
    Castillo, Tony            ATL   35  .500     2    1   1   0   0    0    0    0   0    1    0 1.000  .500
    Hoffman, Trevor           ATL   22  .000     1    0   0   0   0    0    0    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Parrett, Jeff             ATL   41  .000     1    0   0   0   0    0    0    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Player of the Month:
    Terry Pendleton- .283/.324/.430, 10hr, 45rbi

    Code:
    1991 Pitching            Team     IP   ERA    G  GS   W   L  SV    K   BB   R/9
    Smoltz, John              ATL  151.2  2.91   22  22   7   5   0  151   33 10.38
    Leibrandt, Charlie        ATL  137.0  4.40   24  24   7  11   0   62   35 13.01
    Glavine, Tom              ATL  132.1  4.83   22  22   5  10   0   92   34 11.97
    Smith, Pete               ATL  100.0  5.85   20  20   2   9   0   69   32 14.31
    Berenguer, Juan           ATL   55.0  3.76   28   3   3   2   1   46   32 13.25
    Stanton, Mike             ATL   53.0  3.40   52   0   1   3   0   38   26 12.57
    Sisk, Doug                ATL   51.2  3.48   36   0   2   2   0   21   24 13.24
    Parrett, Jeff             ATL   50.2  3.73   41   0   4   7   9   48   22 11.90
    Hentgen, Pat              ATL   46.1  6.22    9   9   1   6   0   33   12 13.40
    Wohlers, Mark             ATL   46.1  4.08   44   0   3   2   0   38   19 12.43
    Castillo, Tony            ATL   40.2  4.20   35   0   0   4   1   32   20 12.61
    Hoffman, Trevor           ATL   21.1  3.38   22   0   2   2   4   25    8 10.55
    Clark, Terry              ATL   18.2  3.86   10   1   0   0   1   12    6 12.54
    Avery, Steve              ATL   17.0  5.29    3   3   0   2   0   10    6 11.65
    McMichael, Greg           ATL    3.1  5.40    3   0   0   0   0    5    3 18.90
    Pitcher of the Month:
    Charlie Leibrandt- 137 IP, 4.40era, 7-11

    Braves Injuries:
    7/2: David Justice 2 weeks (groin)
    7/15: Tom Glavine 5 weeks (wrist)
    7/20: Ron Gant 7 days (back)
    7/21: David Justice 5 weeks (wrist)
    7/21: John Smoltz 2 weeks (shoulder)

    Trades:
    7/6: LAD sends RP Felix Rodriguez (71/82) to DET for Frank Tanana (84/84)
    7/14: KCR sends SP Ed Pierce (73/84) and RP Bart Evans (69/82) to PHI for LF John Kruk (84/84)
    7/20: BOS sends SP Nate Minchey (69/81) to PHI for SP Jose DeJesus (78/78)
    7/25: BOS sends RP Joe Hudson (70/82) and RP Ken Ryan (69/79) to PHI for RP Roger McDowell (82/82)
    7/27: CHW sends SP Mike Sirotka (68/78) and SP Jason Bere (68/81) to DET for SP Walt Terrell (81/81)
    7/31: CAL sends SP Fernando Valenzuela (91/91) to TOR for Woody Williams (84/95)
    7/31: PIT sends RP Mike Garcia (71/81) and RP Rick White (70/81) to CAL for RP Mark Eichhorn (82/82)

    Milestones:
    7/14: Tim Raines (CHW)- 1000th run
    7/19: Paul Molitor (MIL)- 2000th hit
    7/27: Steve Sax (NYY)- 400th steal
    7/30: Dale Murphy (PHI)- 2000th hit
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    Re: 1991 Braves: The Beginning of Something Special

    August in Review

    Despite almost all of the good players on the team missing some time due to injury, the Braves have their best month at 14-15. Rookies Klesko and Castilla both had solid months while Smoltz and Leibrandt held it down with their arms. Hoffman and Wohlers pitched well towards the end of the month, and are displaying their potential as the shutdown guys for next year. We should make note that the New York Mets went from 12 gb of Pittsburgh to 3.5 gb. They did this with a 16-game winning streak in the middle of the month. However their top hitter, Howard Johnson, got injured for 2 weeks on the 26th. This should be interesting.





    Code:
    1991 Batting             Team    G   AVG    AB    H  2B  3B  HR   BB    K   SB  CS    R  RBI   SLG   OBP
    Pendleton, Terry          ATL  129  .282   525  148  30   4  12   32   79   13   2   75   55  .423  .323
    Blauser, Jeff             ATL  130  .240   488  117  24   6   8   67  108    8   7   59   48  .363  .346
    Gant, Ron                 ATL  113  .236   398   94  17   4  22   41   84    8   5   64   70  .465  .310
    Heath, Mike               ATL  103  .249   373   93   8   1   6   22   58    6   2   30   46  .324  .293
    Nixon, Otis               ATL   98  .257   343   88  12   0   0   28   56   47  11   39   25  .292  .310
    Justice, David            ATL   90  .236   335   79  18   2   6   37   61    1   3   32   43  .355  .310
    Smith, Lonnie             ATL   96  .264   333   88  16   5   9   35   72   13   6   50   33  .423  .341
    Treadway, Jeff            ATL   88  .281   302   85  13   0   5   15   32    4   2   30   35  .374  .327
    Castilla, Vinny           ATL   79  .236   301   71  18   0  10   24   58    0   2   41   38  .395  .299
    Lemke, Mark               ATL   56  .263   198   52  10   2   0   21   22    0   1   17   19  .333  .329
    Bream, Sid                ATL   76  .246   195   48  11   1   2   24   34    3   2   17   18  .344  .329
    Sanders, Deion            ATL   82  .276   134   37   1   4   2   13   28   12   6   25    8  .388  .340
    Klesko, Ryan              ATL   36  .250   120   30   7   0   4   28   24    1   2   18   17  .408  .396
    Olson, Greg               ATL   39  .255   110   28   7   0   1   12   12    0   0   12   13  .345  .333
    Belliard, Rafael          ATL   50  .162    99   16   0   1   0    9   25    3   2    6    6  .182  .229
    Smoltz, John              ATL   27  .233    60   14   1   0   0    2   19    0   0    4    4  .250  .258
    Leibrandt, Charlie        ATL   31  .103    58    6   1   0   0    1   15    0   0    2    3  .121  .119
    Glavine, Tom              ATL   25  .212    52   11   0   1   0    1   17    0   0    2    4  .250  .226
    Gregg, Tommy              ATL   22  .267    45   12   0   0   1    2    5    1   0    3    9  .333  .292
    Heep, Danny               ATL   26  .118    34    4   0   0   0    3    4    0   0    2    2  .118  .184
    Smith, Pete               ATL   23  .094    32    3   0   0   1    1    8    0   0    2    2  .188  .121
    Hentgen, Pat              ATL   13  .286    21    6   2   0   0    0    9    0   0    1    4  .381  .286
    Berenguer, Juan           ATL   38  .200    15    3   0   0   0    1    3    1   0    1    0  .200  .250
    Willard, Jerry            ATL    4  .214    14    3   1   0   0    1    3    0   0    1    3  .286  .267
    Avery, Steve              ATL    6  .000     9    0   0   0   0    0    4    0   0    1    0  .000  .000
    Sisk, Doug                ATL   37  .222     9    2   0   0   0    0    4    0   0    1    0  .222  .222
    Lopez, Javy               ATL    2  .625     8    5   2   0   1    0    0    0   0    3    3 1.250  .625
    Wohlers, Mark             ATL   58  .500     4    2   1   0   0    0    0    0   0    0    0  .750  .500
    Stanton, Mike             ATL   66  .500     4    2   0   0   0    0    0    0   0    0    0  .500  .500
    Clark, Terry              ATL   12  .000     4    0   0   0   0    0    2    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    McMichael, Greg           ATL   14  .000     4    0   0   0   0    0    1    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Castillo, Tony            ATL   35  .500     2    1   1   0   0    0    0    0   0    1    0 1.000  .500
    Parrett, Jeff             ATL   54  .000     1    0   0   0   0    0    0    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Hoffman, Trevor           ATL   35  .000     1    0   0   0   0    0    0    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Player of the Month:
    Terry Pendleton- .282/.323/.423, 12 hr, 55 rbi... the only consistent offensive player


    Code:
    1991 Pitching            Team     IP   ERA    G  GS   W   L  SV    K   BB   R/9
    Smoltz, John              ATL  189.0  2.76   27  27  10   6   0  187   38  9.71
    Leibrandt, Charlie        ATL  180.0  4.05   31  31   9  14   0   83   48 13.05
    Glavine, Tom              ATL  153.2  4.45   25  25   7  10   0  106   38 11.66
    Smith, Pete               ATL  120.2  5.52   23  23   2  10   0   85   34 13.57
    Hentgen, Pat              ATL   77.1  7.45   16  16   3   9   0   54   27 15.25
    Berenguer, Juan           ATL   76.1  3.89   38   4   4   3   1   65   35 12.03
    Parrett, Jeff             ATL   67.0  3.36   54   0   5   9  12   59   25 11.28
    Wohlers, Mark             ATL   65.0  3.60   58   0   3   4   0   58   30 12.46
    Stanton, Mike             ATL   64.2  3.62   66   0   2   3   0   53   33 13.50
    Sisk, Doug                ATL   53.0  3.91   37   0   2   2   0   22   25 13.58
    Castillo, Tony            ATL   40.2  4.20   35   0   0   4   1   32   20 12.61
    Hoffman, Trevor           ATL   37.2  3.35   35   0   3   2   5   37   16 11.23
    Avery, Steve              ATL   34.1  4.72    6   6   0   3   0   19   13 11.53
    Clark, Terry              ATL   23.0  3.91   12   1   0   1   1   17    9 14.09
    McMichael, Greg           ATL   20.1  4.87   14   0   1   0   0   19   11 13.28
    Pitcher of the Month:
    John Smoltz- 10-6, 2.76era, 187k, 38bb, in 189ip... what would we do without Smoltzie!?


    Braves Injuries: (uh-oh)
    8/2: Doug Sisk 2 months (elbow)
    8/13: Ron Gant 4 weeks (knee)
    8/14: Steve Avery 7 days (knee)
    8/16: Deion Sanders 3 weeks (shoulder)
    8/27: Mike Heath 12 days (shoulder)
    8/29: Otis Nixon 4 weeks (wrist)

    Milestones:
    8/7: John Franco (NYM) 200th save
    8/17: Lance Parrish (CAL) 1000th rbi
    8/17: Jim Deshaies (HOU) No hitter
    8/20: Bobby Bonilla (PIT) 26-game hitting streak
    8/22: Robin Yount (MIL) 1500th run
    8/26: Carney Lansford (OAK) 1000th run
    8/28: Rickey Henderson (OAK) 1000th steal
    8/29: Brian Downing (TEX) 2000th hit
    “The bases are loaded, just like [Marlins manager] Jack McKeon probably wishes he was.”
    -Skip Caray
    RIP 8/12/1939- 8/3/2008

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    Re: 1991 Braves: The Beginning of Something Special

    If you read/follow this, please comment every once in a while. Feedback, advice, or just conversation is wanted in this thread! Thanks.
    “The bases are loaded, just like [Marlins manager] Jack McKeon probably wishes he was.”
    -Skip Caray
    RIP 8/12/1939- 8/3/2008

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    Re: 1991 Braves: The Beginning of Something Special

    September in Review:

    The Braves avoided 100 losses, no way! In fact, September was their best month by far. They finished the month 15-11, bringing their overall to 66-96. Youngsters Castilla, Klesko, Lopez, and Hoffman all played at a high level, and have given us a sneak peak of next year. Next year shall be very exciting. Well, thats really all we have going for us at this point anyways . Anyways, the playoffs are beginning and they are gonna be exciting. Houston and Pittsburgh will face off in the NL while Milwaukee and Oakland battle in the AL.



    Code:
    1991 Batting             Team    G   AVG    AB    H  2B  3B  HR   BB    K   SB  CS    R  RBI   SLG   OBP
    Pendleton, Terry          ATL  155  .275   625  172  35   4  13   43   94   13   3   82   68  .406  .321
    Blauser, Jeff             ATL  153  .236   572  135  29   6  10   75  124    9   8   69   57  .360  .338
    Justice, David            ATL  116  .265   426  113  23   2  11   57   75    1   4   49   55  .406  .351
    Gant, Ron                 ATL  115  .240   405   97  17   4  22   42   85    9   5   67   70  .464  .313
    Castilla, Vinny           ATL  105  .251   403  101  21   0  15   32   74    0   2   59   59  .414  .312
    Heath, Mike               ATL  104  .247   376   93   8   1   6   22   60    6   2   30   46  .322  .293
    Treadway, Jeff            ATL  104  .281   360  101  17   0   7   23   37    5   4   40   40  .386  .335
    Nixon, Otis               ATL   98  .257   343   88  12   0   0   28   56   47  11   39   25  .292  .310
    Smith, Lonnie             ATL   97  .263   334   88  16   5   9   35   72   13   6   50   33  .422  .340
    Lemke, Mark               ATL   66  .272   239   65  12   2   1   22   26    0   2   25   22  .351  .330
    Klesko, Ryan              ATL   62  .272   217   59  11   0  13   40   44    3   2   41   39  .502  .388
    Bream, Sid                ATL   78  .249   197   49  11   1   2   24   35    3   2   17   20  .345  .330
    Sanders, Deion            ATL   98  .255   192   49   2   6   4   17   37   13   8   32   12  .391  .316
    Belliard, Rafael          ATL   57  .158   114   18   0   1   0    9   25    3   2    7    7  .175  .218
    Olson, Greg               ATL   42  .248   113   28   7   0   1   12   12    0   0   12   13  .336  .325
    Lopez, Javy               ATL   27  .296    98   29   5   1   5    8   24    0   1   13   20  .520  .345
    Leibrandt, Charlie        ATL   37  .133    75   10   2   0   0    1   22    0   0    2    5  .160  .145
    Smoltz, John              ATL   33  .216    74   16   1   0   0    3   26    0   0    5    5  .230  .247
    Glavine, Tom              ATL   31  .215    65   14   0   1   0    2   17    0   0    2    5  .246  .239
    Gregg, Tommy              ATL   28  .250    64   16   0   0   1    2   11    1   1    5   11  .297  .265
    Heep, Danny               ATL   37  .157    51    8   1   0   0    7    4    0   0    7    2  .176  .254
    Smith, Pete               ATL   25  .139    36    5   2   0   1    1    9    0   0    3    2  .278  .162
    Hentgen, Pat              ATL   18  .226    31    7   3   0   0    0   13    0   0    1    4  .323  .226
    Berenguer, Juan           ATL   41  .167    18    3   0   0   0    1    4    1   0    1    0  .167  .211
    Willard, Jerry            ATL    4  .214    14    3   1   0   0    1    3    0   0    1    3  .286  .267
    Avery, Steve              ATL    6  .000     9    0   0   0   0    0    4    0   0    1    0  .000  .000
    Sisk, Doug                ATL   37  .222     9    2   0   0   0    0    4    0   0    1    0  .222  .222
    Jones, Chipper            ATL   11  .375     8    3   0   0   0    3    0    0   0    1    2  .375  .545
    Clark, Terry              ATL   20  .250     8    2   1   0   0    1    3    0   0    1    1  .375  .333
    Martinez, Pablo           ATL    1  .000     5    0   0   0   0    0    2    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Wohlers, Mark             ATL   66  .500     4    2   1   0   0    0    0    0   0    0    0  .750  .500
    Stanton, Mike             ATL   73  .500     4    2   0   0   0    0    0    0   0    0    0  .500  .500
    McMichael, Greg           ATL   14  .000     4    0   0   0   0    0    1    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Fox, Chad                 ATL    1  .000     2    0   0   0   0    0    1    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Castillo, Tony            ATL   36  .500     2    1   1   0   0    0    0    0   0    1    0 1.000  .500
    Parrett, Jeff             ATL   65  .000     1    0   0   0   0    0    0    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Hoffman, Trevor           ATL   45  .000     1    0   0   0   0    0    0    0   0    0    0  .000  .000
    Player of the Month:
    Ryan Klesko- .272/.388/.502, 13 hr, 39 rbi... the exciting rookie had a monster September


    Code:
    1991 Pitching            Team     IP   ERA    G  GS   W   L  SV    K   BB   R/9
    Smoltz, John              ATL  227.1  3.01   33  33  12   8   0  217   51  9.78
    Leibrandt, Charlie        ATL  222.1  3.89   37  37  13  15   0  105   60 12.55
    Glavine, Tom              ATL  195.0  4.15   31  31   9  11   0  134   47 11.40
    Smith, Pete               ATL  133.1  5.27   25  25   2  10   0   94   41 13.70
    Hentgen, Pat              ATL  108.2  6.79   21  21   4  13   0   68   37 13.83
    Berenguer, Juan           ATL   87.1  4.33   41   5   4   3   1   78   39 12.26
    Parrett, Jeff             ATL   76.2  3.52   65   0   6  11  17   71   33 12.09
    Wohlers, Mark             ATL   73.1  3.31   66   0   4   4   0   62   32 12.27
    Stanton, Mike             ATL   68.1  4.21   73   0   2   3   0   56   35 14.75
    Sisk, Doug                ATL   53.0  3.91   37   0   2   2   0   22   25 13.58
    Hoffman, Trevor           ATL   46.1  2.72   45   0   5   2   5   47   18  9.71
    Castillo, Tony            ATL   42.2  4.01   36   0   0   4   1   33   23 12.66
    Clark, Terry              ATL   41.0  4.61   20   1   2   2   2   24   15 14.27
    Avery, Steve              ATL   34.1  4.72    6   6   0   3   0   19   13 11.53
    McMichael, Greg           ATL   20.1  4.87   14   0   1   0   0   19   11 13.28
    Fox, Chad                 ATL    3.2  2.45    1   0   0   0   0    5    3 14.73
    Pitcher of the Month:
    Trevor Hoffman- 2.72 era, 47k in 46.1 IP... Trevor had 9 scoreless appearances in September

    Braves Injuries:
    9/24: Pete Smith 4 weeks (wrist)

    Milestones:
    9/3: Dennis Eckersley (OAK) 2000th strikeout
    9/3: Tim Raines (CHW) 22-game hitting streak
    9/5: Harold Baines (OAK) 1000th rbi
    9/8: Milt Thompson (STL) 20-game hitting streak
    9/11: Lance Parrish (CAL) 300th home run
    9/17: Eddie Murray (LAD) 400th home run
    9/20: Willie McGee (SFG) 300th steal
    9/23: Rafael Ramirez (HOU) 20-game hitting streak
    9/27: David Justice (ATL) 22-game hitting streak
    9/27: Gary Carter (LAD) 2000th hit
    9/27: George Brett (KCR) 1500th rbi
    “The bases are loaded, just like [Marlins manager] Jack McKeon probably wishes he was.”
    -Skip Caray
    RIP 8/12/1939- 8/3/2008

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