1994 Atlanta Braves season

The 1994 Atlanta Braves season was the Braves' 124th in existence and their 29th in Atlanta. After trading the two-sport athlete Deion Sanders, experts predicted that the Atlanta Braves were going to have their worst season since 1935. The Braves' records reflect just how successful that year was, although it was curtailed due to the 1994–95 Major League Baseball strike. The Braves played a total of 114 games; they won 68 and lost 46. The Braves finished their 1994 season with a winning percentage .596, ranking the Braves 2nd overall in the MLB, although they were six games behind the Montreal Expos in the NL East.

1994 Atlanta Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record68–46 (.596)
Divisional place2nd
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, Ernie Johnson, Jr.)
Local radioWGST
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)
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Offseason

  • October 15, 1993: Jerry Willard was released by the Atlanta Braves.[1]
  • October 25, 1993: Marvin Freeman was released by the Atlanta Braves.[2]
  • November 18, 1993: Jarvis Brown was selected off waivers by the Atlanta Braves from the San Diego Padres.[3]
  • November 24, 1993: Francisco Cabrera was released by the Atlanta Braves.[4]
  • November 26, 1993: Charlie O'Brien was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[5]
  • February 10, 1994: Mike Bielecki was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[6]

Regular season

By Friday, August 12, the Braves had compiled a 68-46 record through 114 games. They were leading the 1994 NL Wildcard Race over the Houston Astros by 2.5 games. The Braves had scored 542 runs (4.75 per game) and allowed 448 runs (3.93 per game).[7]

Braves' pitching was perhaps the best in the Majors in 1994: they gave up only 76 home runs in 114 games, the fewest home runs allowed among all 28 teams and they allowed only 929 hits, also the fewest among all 28 teams. Furthermore, they led the MLB in most strikeouts (865) and allowed the fewest runs (448) and earned runs (407).[8]

Opening Day starters

  • Jeff Blauser
  • Ryan Klesko
  • Mark Lemke
  • Fred McGriff
  • Charlie O'Brien
  • Terry Pendleton
  • Deion Sanders
  • John Smoltz
  • Tony Tarasco[9]

Notable transactions

May 29, 1994: Deion Sanders was traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Cincinnati Reds for Roberto Kelly and Roger Etheridge (minors).[10]

Roster

1994 Atlanta Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Montreal Expos 74 40 0.649 32–20 42–20
Atlanta Braves 68 46 0.596 6 31–24 37–22
New York Mets 55 58 0.487 18½ 23–30 32–28
Philadelphia Phillies 54 61 0.470 20½ 34–26 20–35
Florida Marlins 51 64 0.443 23½ 25–34 26–30
Division leaders W L Pct.
Montreal Expos 74 40 0.649
Cincinnati Reds 66 48 0.579
Los Angeles Dodgers 58 56 0.509
Wild card team W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 68 46 0.597
Houston Astros 66 49 0.574 2​12
New York Mets 55 58 0.487 12​12
San Francisco Giants 55 60 0.478 13​12
Philadelphia Phillies 54 61 0.470 14​12
St. Louis Cardinals 53 61 0.465 15
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 61 0.465 15
Colorado Rockies 53 64 0.453 16​12
Florida Marlins 51 64 0.444 17​12
Chicago Cubs 49 64 0.434 18​12
San Diego Padres 47 70 0.402 22​12

Record vs. opponents

1994 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 4–2 5–5 8–2 8–4 3–3 6–0 4–5 5–4 6–3 3–9 6–1 5–1 5–7
Chicago 2–4 5–7 6–6 4–5 4–8 3–3 2–4 1–4 1–6 5–5 6–3 5–4 5–5
Cincinnati 5–5 7–5 4–4 7–5 4–6 3–6 4–2 2–4 4–2 9–3 8–2 7–2 2–2–1
Colorado 2–8 6–6 4–4 3–9 5–5 4–6 4–2 5–1 2–4 2–3 5–5 3–7 8–4
Florida 4–8 5–4 5–7 9–3 2–4 3–3 2–7 6–4 4–6 1–6 5–1 2–4 3–7
Houston 3–3 8–4 6–4 5–5 4–2 1–8 2–4 3–3 5–1 8–4 5–5 8–2 8–4
Los Angeles 0–6 3–3 6–3 6–4 3–3 8–1 3–9 6–6 7–5 3–3 6–4 5–5 2–4
Montreal 5–4 4–2 2–4 2–4 7–2 4–2 9–3 4–3 5–4 8–2 12–0 5–7 7–3
New York 4–5 4–1 4–2 1–5 4–6 3–3 6–6 3–4 4–6 4–5 6–6 6–6 6–3
Philadelphia 3-6 6–1 2–4 4–2 6–4 1–5 5–7 4–5 6–4 5–4 4–8 4–8 4–3
Pittsburgh 9–3 5–5 3–9 3–2 6–1 4–8 3–3 2–8 5–4 4–5 3–3 1–5 5–5
San Diego 1–6 3–6 2–8 5–5 1–5 5–5 4–6 0–12 6–6 8–4 3–3 5–2 4–2
San Francisco 1–5 4–5 2–7 7–3 4–2 2–8 5–5 7–5 6–6 8–4 5–1 2–5 2–4
St. Louis 7–5 5–5 2–2–1 4–8 7–3 4–8 4–2 3–7 3–6 3–4 5–5 2–4 4–2

Batting

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

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA
Player G W L SV ERA SO

Award winners

1994 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Grady Little
AA Greenville Braves Southern League Bruce Benedict
A Durham Bulls Carolina League Matt West
A Macon Braves South Atlantic League Leon Roberts
Rookie Danville Braves Appalachian League Paul Runge
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Jim Saul
Rookie Idaho Falls Braves Pioneer League Max Venable

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Richmond[11]

References

  1. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/w/willaje01.shtml
  2. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/f/freemma02.shtml
  3. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/b/brownja03.shtml
  4. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/c/cabrefr01.shtml
  5. ^ Charlie O'Brien Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/b/bielemi01.shtml
  7. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/NL/1994.shtml
  8. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/1994.shtml
  9. ^ 1994 Atlanta Braves Roster by Baseball Almanac
  10. ^ Deion Sanders Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  11. ^ 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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