1989 Atlanta Braves season

The 1989 Atlanta Braves season was the 119th in franchise history and their 24th in Atlanta.

1989 Atlanta Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record63–97 (.394)
Divisional place6th
Other information
Owner(s)Ted Turner
General manager(s)Bobby Cox
Manager(s)Russ Nixon
Local televisionWTBS
Superstation WTBS
Local radioWSB
(Ernie Johnson, Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton)
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Offseason

  • December 23, 1988: Darrell Evans was signed as a free agent by the Braves.[1]
  • March 29, 1989: Mark Eichhorn was purchased by the Atlanta Braves from the Toronto Blue Jays. [2]

Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 92 70 0.568 53–28 39–42
San Diego Padres 89 73 0.549 3 46–35 43–38
Houston Astros 86 76 0.531 6 47–35 39–41
Los Angeles Dodgers 77 83 0.481 14 44–37 33–46
Cincinnati Reds 75 87 0.463 17 38–43 37–44
Atlanta Braves 63 97 0.394 28 33–46 30–51

Record vs. opponents

1989 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 8–10 8–10 6–10 6–6 2–10 8–4 4–8 7–11 6–12 3–9
Chicago 7–5 7–5 5–7 7–5 10–8 10–8 10–8 12–6 8–4 6–6 11–7
Cincinnati 10–8 5–7 8–10 8–10 4–8 4–8 4–8 7–5 9–9 8–10 8–4
Houston 10–8 7–5 10–8 10–8 4–8 6–6 9–3 7–5 8–10 8–10 7–5
Los Angeles 10–6 5–7 10–8 8–10 7–5 5–7 6–6 7–5 6–12 10–8 3–9
Montreal 6–6 8–10 8–4 8–4 5–7 9–9 9–9 11–7 5–7 7–5 5–13
New York 10–2 8–10 8–4 6–6 7–5 9–9 12–6 9–9 5–7 3–9 10–8
Philadelphia 4-8 8–10 8–4 3–9 6–6 9–9 6–12 10–8 2–10 4–8 7–11
Pittsburgh 8–4 6–12 5–7 5–7 5–7 7–11 9–9 8–10 3–9 5–7 13–5
San Diego 11–7 4–8 9–9 10–8 12–6 7–5 7–5 10–2 9–3 8–10 2–10
San Francisco 12–6 6–6 10–8 10–8 8–10 5–7 9–3 8–4 7–5 10–8 7–5
St. Louis 9–3 7–11 4–8 5–7 9–3 13–5 8–10 11–7 5–13 10–2 5–7

Opening Day starters

Notable transactions

Roster

1989 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 Jody Davis 78 231 39 .169 4 19
1B Gerald Perry 72 266 67 .252 4 21
2B Jeff Treadway 134 473 131 .277 8 40
3B Jeff Blauser 142 456 123 .270 12 46
SS Andrés Thomas 141 554 118 .213 13 57
LF Lonnie Smith 134 482 152 .315 21 79
CF Dale Murphy 154 574 131 .228 20 84
RF Tommy Gregg 102 276 67 .243 6 23

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Darrell Evans 107 276 57 .207 11 39
Gerónimo Berroa 81 136 36 .265 2 9
David Justice 16 51 12 .235 1 3

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Sergio Valdez 19 1 2 0 6.06 26

Award winners

1989 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Jim Beauchamp
AA Greenville Braves Southern League Buddy Bailey
A Durham Bulls Carolina League Grady Little
A Burlington Braves Midwest League Jim Saul
A Sumter Braves South Atlantic League Ned Yost
Rookie Pulaski Braves Appalachian League Fred Koenig
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Jim Procopio
Rookie Idaho Falls Braves Pioneer League Cloyd Boyer

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Richmond[8]

References

  1. ^ Darrell Evans page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ "Mark Eichhorn: Career Statistics". Baseball Reference. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  3. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1989&t=ATL
  4. ^ Zane Smith page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ a b Ed Romero page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Francisco Cabrera page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Paul Assenmacher page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997
Ed Whited

Edward Morris Whited (born February 9, 1964 in Bristol, Pennsylvania) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman who played for one season. He played for the Atlanta Braves in 36 games during the 1989 Atlanta Braves season. In 1987, while for the Asheville Tourists, Whited was named the South Atlantic League MVP.

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