1967 Atlanta Braves season

1967 Atlanta Braves
Major League affiliations
Record 75–88 (.475)
League place 8th
Other information
Owner(s) William Bartholomay
General manager(s) Paul Richards
Manager(s) Billy Hitchcock
Local television WSB-TV
(Larry Munson, Ernie Johnson, Milo Hamilton, Dizzy Dean)
Local radio WSB
(Larry Munson, Ernie Johnson, Milo Hamilton)
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The 1967 Atlanta Braves season was the Braves' second season in Atlanta and the 97th overall. The team went 77–85, as they suffered their first losing season since 1952, the franchise's final season in Boston. The seventh-place Braves finished 24½ games behind the National League and World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals.


Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 10160 0.627 49–32 52–28
San Francisco Giants 9171 0.562 10½ 51–31 40–40
Chicago Cubs 8774 0.540 14 49–34 38–40
Cincinnati Reds 8775 0.537 14½ 49–32 38–43
Philadelphia Phillies 8280 0.506 19½ 45–35 37–45
Pittsburgh Pirates 8181 0.500 20½ 49–32 32–49
Atlanta Braves 7785 0.475 24½ 48–33 29–52
Los Angeles Dodgers 7389 0.451 28½ 42–39 31–50
Houston Astros 6993 0.426 32½ 46–35 23–58
New York Mets 61101 0.377 40½ 36–42 25–59

Record vs. opponents

1967 National League Records

Atlanta 11–75–1311–78–108–1010–88–1010–86–12
Chicago 7–1112–68–109–913–511–711–7–110–86–11
Cincinnati 13–56–1215–38–1012–610–810–88–105–13
Houston 7–1110–83–1510–811–77–119–96–126–12
Los Angeles 10–89–910–88–1012–66–127–115–136–12
New York 10–85–136–127–116–124–1411–75–137–11
Philadelphia 8-107–118–1011–712–614–48–108–106–12
Pittsburgh 10–87–11–18–109–911–77–1110–88–1011–7
San Francisco 8–108–1010–812–613–513–510–810–87–11
St. Louis 12–611–613–512–612–611–712–67–1111–7

Managerial turnover

The Braves' worst season since 1952—their last year in their original home of Boston—cost manager Billy Hitchcock his job on September 28, 1967; the team stood at 77–82 (.484) and 2112 games in arrears of the eventual 1967 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals at the time. Bullpen coach Ken Silvestri took over the club for the final three games of the season (all losses) on an interim basis.

Hitchcock's firing enabled general manager Paul Richards, on the job in Atlanta for only 13 months, to name his own man as skipper for 1968, and he chose a veteran associate, Luman Harris, 52, as Hitchcock's permanent successor.[6] Harris had played with Richards with the minor league Atlanta Crackers in the 1930s, and coached for Richards with three MLB clubs; he had also managed under GM Richards with the 1965 Houston Astros. Harris had been the 1967 skipper of the Triple-A Richmond Braves, and had led them to the best record in the International League.

Notable transactions


1967 Atlanta Braves
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats


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
3BClete Boyer154572140.2452696

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


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
Jim Britton213.1026.084

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
Wade Blasingame1025.1104.6220

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
Ramón Hernández460254.1828
Ed Rakow173205.2625

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Lum Harris
AA Austin Braves Texas League Hub Kittle
A Kinston Eagles Carolina League Andy Pafko
A West Palm Beach Braves Florida State League Eddie Haas
A Lexington Braves Western Carolinas League Buddy Hicks
A-Short Season Jamestown Braves New York–Penn League Harry Dorish
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Tom Saffell


  1. Ramón Hernández at Baseball Reference
  2. Clete Boyer at Baseball Reference
  3. Mike Page at Baseball Reference
  4. John Herrnstein at Baseball Reference
  5. Sandy Alomar, Jr. at Baseball Reference
  6. Corbett, Warren, Lum Harris. Society for American Professional Baseball Research Biography Project
  7. Bob Uecker at Baseball Reference
  8. Braves send Blasingame to Houston; few other trades


  • 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. 
  • 1967 Atlanta Braves season at Baseball Reference
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