1992 Atlanta Braves season

The 1992 Atlanta Braves season was the 27th in Atlanta and the 122nd overall. It involved the Braves finishing first in the National League West with a record of 98 wins and 64 losses, clinching their second straight division title.

In the National League Championship Series, the Braves defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates in seven games. In the World Series, Atlanta faced the Toronto Blue Jays, who were making their first appearance in the World Series. However, the Blue Jays won in six games, becoming the first non-U.S.-based team to win a World Series.

1992 Atlanta Braves
NL West Champions
NL Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record98–64 (.605)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Ted Turner
General manager(s)John Schuerholz
Manager(s)Bobby Cox
Local televisionWTBS
TBS Superstation
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)
SportSouth
(Ernie Johnson)
Local radioWGST
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)
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Offseason

  • November 20, 1991: Randy St. Claire was released by the Atlanta Braves.[1]
  • December 10, 1991: Rico Rossy was traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Kansas City Royals for Bobby Moore.[2]
  • December 12, 1991: Otis Nixon was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[3]
  • January 8, 1992: Steve Lyons signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[4]

Regular season

Opening Day starters

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 98 64 0.605 51–30 47–34
Cincinnati Reds 90 72 0.556 8 53–28 37–44
San Diego Padres 82 80 0.506 16 45–36 37–44
Houston Astros 81 81 0.500 17 47–34 34–47
San Francisco Giants 72 90 0.444 26 42–39 30–51
Los Angeles Dodgers 63 99 0.389 35 37–44 26–55

Record vs. opponents

1992 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 10–2 9–9 13–5 12–6 4–8 7–5 6–6 7–5 13–5 11–7 6–6
Chicago 2–10 5–7 8–4 6–6 7–11 9–9 9–9 8–10 5–7 8–4 11–7
Cincinnati 9–9 7–5 10–8 11–7 5–7 7–5 7–5 6–6 11–7 10–8 7–5
Houston 5–13 4–8 8–10 13–5 8–4 5–7 8–4 6–6 7–11 12–6 5–7
Los Angeles 6–12 6–6 7–11 5–13 4–8 5–7 5–7 5–7 9–9 7–11 4–8
Montreal 8–4 11–7 7–5 4–8 8–4 12–6 9–9 9–9 8–4 5–7 6–12
New York 5–7 9–9 5–7 7–5 7–5 6–12 6–12 4–14 4–8 10–2 9–9
Philadelphia 6-6 9–9 5–7 4–8 7–5 9–9 12–6 5–13 3–9 3–9 7–11
Pittsburgh 5–7 10–8 6–6 6–6 7–5 9–9 14–4 13–5 5–7 6–6 15–3
San Diego 5–13 7–5 7–11 11–7 9–9 4–8 8–4 9–3 7–5 11–7 4–8
San Francisco 7–11 4–8 8–10 6–12 11–7 7–5 2–10 9–3 6–6 7–11 5–7
St. Louis 6–6 7–11 5–7 7–5 8–4 12–6 9–9 11–7 3–15 8–4 7–5

Notable transactions

  • April 30, 1992: Steve Lyons was released by the Atlanta Braves.[4]
  • July 17, 1992: Randall Simon was signed by the Atlanta Braves as an amateur free agent.[5]
  • July 21, 1992: Mark Davis was traded by the Kansas City Royals to the Atlanta Braves for Juan Berenguer.[6]
  • August 30, 1992: Jeff Reardon was traded by the Boston Red Sox to the Atlanta Braves for Nate Minchey and Sean Ross (minors).[7]

Roster

1992 Atlanta Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game Log

1992 Regular Season Game Log (98–64)
1992 Playoff Game Log
Legend
Braves win Braves loss All-Star Game Game postponed

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 Greg Olson 95 302 72 .238 3 27
1B Sid Bream 125 372 97 .261 10 61
2B Mark Lemke 155 427 97 .227 6 26
3B Terry Pendleton 160 640 199 .311 21 105
SS Rafael Belliard 144 285 60 .211 0 14
LF Ron Gant 153 544 141 .259 17 80
CF Otis Nixon 120 456 134 .294 2 22
RF David Justice 144 484 124 .256 21 72

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
Jeff Blauser 123 343 90 .262 14 46
Damon Berryhill 101 307 70 .228 10 43
Deion Sanders 97 303 92 .304 8 28
Brian Hunter 102 238 57 .239 14 41
Lonnie Smith 84 158 39 .247 6 33
Jeff Treadway 61 126 28 .222 0 5
Jerry Willard 26 23 8 .348 2 7
Melvin Nieves 12 19 4 .211 0 1
Tommy Gregg 18 19 5 .263 1 1
Vinny Castilla 9 16 4 .250 0 1
Ryan Klesko 13 14 0 .000 0 1
Steve Lyons 11 14 1 .071 0 1
Francisco Cabrera 12 10 3 .300 2 3

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
Steve Avery 35 233.2 11 11 3.20 129
John Smoltz 35 246.2 15 12 2.85 215
Tom Glavine 33 225 20 8 2.76 129
Charlie Leibrandt 32 193 15 7 3.36 104
Mike Bielecki 19 80.2 2 4 2.57 62
Pete Smith 12 79 7 0 2.05 43

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
David Nied 6 23 3 0 1.17 19
Armando Reynoso 3 7.2 1 0 4.70 2

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
Mike Stanton 65 5 4 8 4.10 44
Marvin Freeman 58 7 5 3 3.22 41
Kent Mercker 53 3 2 6 3.42 49
Alejandro Pena 41 1 6 15 4.07 34
Mark Wohlers 32 1 2 4 2.55 17
Juan Berenguer 28 3 1 1 5.13 19
Mark Davis 14 1 0 0 7.02 15
Jeff Reardon 14 3 0 3 1.15 7
Randy St.Claire 10 0 0 0 5.87 7
Ben Rivera 8 0 1 0 4.70 11
Pedro Borbon, Jr. 2 0 1 0 6.75 1

Postseason

National League Championship Series

Game 1

October 6: Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 1
Atlanta 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 X 5 8 0
W: John Smoltz (1–0) L: Doug Drabek (0–1) S: None
HR: PITJosé Lind (1) ATLJeff Blauser (1)
Pitchers: PIT – Drabek (4​23), Patterson (1​13), Neagle (1), Cox (1) ATL – Smoltz (8), Stanton (1)
Attendance: 51,971  Time: 3:20

Game 2

October 7: Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 5 7 0
Atlanta 0 4 0 0 4 0 5 0 X 13 14 0
W: Steve Avery (1–0) L: Danny Jackson (0–1) S: None
HR: PIT – none ATLRon Gant (1)
Pitchers: PIT – Jackson (1​23), Mason (1/3), Walk (2​23), Tomlin (1​13), Neagle (2/3), Patterson (1/3), Belinda (1) ATL – Avery (6​13), Freeman (1/3), Stanton (1/3), Wohlers (1), Reardon (1)
Attendance: 51,975  Time: 3:20

Game 3

October 9: Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 0
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 X 3 8 1
W: Tim Wakefield (1–0) L: Tom Glavine (0–1) S: None
HR: ATLSid Bream (1), Ron Gant (2) PITDon Slaught (1)
Pitchers: ATL – Glavine (6​13), Stanton (2/3), Wohlers (1) PIT – Wakefield (9)
Attendance: 56,610  Time: 2:37

Game 4

October 10: Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 6 11 1
Pittsburgh 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 6 1
W: John Smoltz (2–0) L: Doug Drabek (0–2) S: Jeff Reardon (1)
HR: ATL – none PIT – none
Pitchers: ATL – Smoltz (6​13), Stanton (1​23), Reardon (1) PIT – Drabek (4​13), Tomlin (1​13), Cox (1/3), Mason (3)
Attendance: 57,164  Time: 3:10

Game 5

October 11: Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0
Pittsburgh 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 X 7 13 0
W: Bob Walk (1–0) L: Steve Avery (1–1) S: none
HR: ATL – none PIT – none
Pitchers: ATL – Avery (1/3), P. Smith (3​23), Leibrandt (1​23), Freeman (1​13), Mercker (1) PIT – Walk (9)
Attendance: 52,929  Time: 2:52

Game 6

October 13: Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 8 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 13 13 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 4 9 1
W: Tim Wakefield (2–0) L: Tom Glavine (0–2) S: none
HR: PITBarry Bonds (1), Jay Bell (1), Lloyd McClendon (1) ATLDavid Justice (1,2)
Pitchers: PIT – Wakefield (9) ATL – Glavine (1), Leibrandt (3), Freeman (2), Mercker (2) Wohlers (1)
Attendance: 51,975  Time: 2:50

Game 7

October 14: Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 7 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 7 0
W: Jeff Reardon (1–0) L: Doug Drabek (0–3) S: none
HR: PIT – none ATL – none
Pitchers: PIT – Drabek (8), Belinda (2/3) ATL – Smoltz (6), Stanton (2/3), P. Smith (0), Avery (1​13), Reardon (1)
Attendance: 51,975  Time: 3:22

World Series

Game 1

October 17, 1992, at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 X 3 4 0
W: Tom Glavine (1–0)   L: Jack Morris (0–1)  
HR: TORJoe Carter (1)  ATLDamon Berryhill (1)

Game 2

October 18, 1992, at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 5 9 2
Atlanta 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 5 1
W: Duane Ward (1–0)   L: Jeff Reardon (0–1)  S: Tom Henke (1)
HR: TOREd Sprague (1)

Game 3

October 20, 1992, at SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 9 0
Toronto 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 6 1
W: Duane Ward (2–0)   L: Steve Avery (0–1)  
HR: TORJoe Carter (2), Kelly Gruber (1)

Game 4

October 21, 1992, at SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 0
Toronto 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 6 0
W: Jimmy Key (1–0)   L: Tom Glavine (1–1)  S: Tom Henke (2)
HR: TORPat Borders (1)

Game 5

October 22, 1992, at SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 7 13 0
Toronto 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0
W: John Smoltz (1–0)   L: Jack Morris (0–2)  S: Mike Stanton (1)
HR: ATLDavid Justice (1), Lonnie Smith (1)

Game 6

October 24, 1992, at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Toronto 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 14 1
Atlanta 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 8 1
W: Jimmy Key (2–0)   L: Charlie Leibrandt (0–1)  S: Mike Timlin (1)
HR: TORCandy Maldonado (1)

Awards and honors

All-Stars

1992 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Chris Chambliss
AA Greenville Braves Southern League Grady Little
A Durham Bulls Carolina League Leon Roberts
A Macon Braves South Atlantic League Brian Snitker
Rookie Pulaski Braves Appalachian League Randy Ingle
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Jim Saul
Rookie Idaho Falls Braves Pioneer League Dave Hilton

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Greenville[8]

References

  1. ^ Randy St. Claire Statistics and History. Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved on February 9, 2011.
  2. ^ Rico Rossy Statistics and History. Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved on February 9, 2011.
  3. ^ Otis Nixon Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ a b Steve Lyons Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ Randall Simon Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ Mark Davis Statistics and History. Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved on February 9, 2011.
  7. ^ Jeff Reardon Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997
Terry Pendleton

Terry Lee Pendleton (born July 16, 1960) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played primarily for the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves, but he also spent time with the Florida Marlins, Cincinnati Reds, and Kansas City Royals. During his 15-year career, he went to the World Series five times, yet his team never won a championship. After his playing career, he became a coach for the Braves.

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