1971 Atlanta Braves season

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1971 Atlanta Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record82–80 (.506)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)William Bartholomay
General manager(s)Paul Richards
Manager(s)Lum Harris
Local televisionWSB-TV
Local radioWSB
(Ernie Johnson, Milo Hamilton)
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The 1971 Atlanta Braves season was the sixth season in Atlanta along with the 101st season as a franchise overall.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 90 72 0.556 51–30 39–42
Los Angeles Dodgers 89 73 0.549 1 42–39 47–34
Atlanta Braves 82 80 0.506 8 43–39 39–41
Cincinnati Reds 79 83 0.488 11 46–35 33–48
Houston Astros 79 83 0.488 11 39–42 40–41
San Diego Padres 61 100 0.379 28½ 33–48 28–52

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1971 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 5–7 9–9 9–9 9–9 7–5 7–5 8–4 4–8 11–7 7–11 6–6
Chicago 7–5 6–6 5–7 8–4 8–10 11–7 11–7 6–12 9–3 3–9 9–9
Cincinnati 9–9 6–6 5–13 7–11 7–5 8–4 5–7 5–7 10–8 9–9 8–4
Houston 9–9 7–5 13–5 8–10 4–8 5–7 8–4 4–8 10–8 9–9 2–10
Los Angeles 9–9 4–8 11–7 10–8 8–4 5–7 7–5 4–8 13–5 12–6 6–6
Montreal 5–7 10–8 5–7 8–4 4–8 9–9 6–12 7–11 6–5 7–5 4–14
New York 5–7 7–11 4–8 7–5 7–5 9–9 13–5 10–8 7–5 4–8 10–8
Philadelphia 4-8 7–11 2–10 3–9 5–7 6–10 5–13 6–12 4–8 6–6 7–11
Pittsburgh 8–4 12–6 7–5 8–4 8–4 11–7 8–10 12–6 9–3 3–9 11–7
San Diego 7–11 3–9 8–10 8–10 5–13 5–6 5–7 8–4 3–9 5–13 4–8
San Francisco 11–7 9–3 9–9 9–9 6–12 5–7 8–4 6–6 9–3 13–5 5–7
St. Louis 6–6 9–9 4–8 10–2 6–6 14–4 8–10 11–7 7–11 8–4 7–5


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1971 Atlanta Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Earl Williams 145 497 129 .260 33 87
1B Hank Aaron 139 495 162 .327 47 118
2B Félix Millán 143 577 167 .289 2 45

Other batters[edit]

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
Orlando Cepeda 71 250 69 .276 14 44
Clete Boyer 30 98 24 .245 6 19
Oscar Brown 27 43 9 .209 0 5
Leo Foster 9 10 0 .000 0 0
Tony La Russa 9 7 2 .286 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Pat Jarvis 35 162.1 6 14 4.10 68
Tom Kelley 28 143 9 5 2.96 68

Other pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jim Nash 32 133 9 7 4.94 65

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bob Priddy 40 4 9 4 4.22 36
Steve Barber 39 3 1 2 4.80 40
Ron Herbel 25 0 1 1 5.23 22
Mike McQueen 17 4 1 1 3.54 38
Tom House 11 1 0 0 3.05 11
Hoyt Wilhelm 3 0 0 0 15.43 1

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Clyde King
AA Savannah Braves Southern League Eddie Haas
A Greenwood Braves Western Carolinas League Clint Courtney
Rookie Wytheville Braves Appalachian League Paul Snyder

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Greenwood

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hoyt Wilhelm at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ a b Hank Allen at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Don Cardwell at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ a b Luis Tiant at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Clete Boyer at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Biff Pocoroba at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Mike Beard at Baseball Reference

References[edit]

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.
  • 1971 Atlanta Braves season at Baseball Reference