1992 Atlanta Braves season

1992 Atlanta Braves
NL West Champions
NL Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 98–64 (.605)
Divisional place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) Ted Turner
General manager(s) John Schuerholz
Manager(s) Bobby Cox
Local television WTBS
TBS Superstation
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)
SportSouth
(Ernie Johnson)
Local radio WGST
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)
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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.

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 9864 0.605 51–30 47–34
Cincinnati Reds 9072 0.556 8 53–28 37–44
San Diego Padres 8280 0.506 16 45–36 37–44
Houston Astros 8181 0.500 17 47–34 34–47
San Francisco Giants 7290 0.444 26 42–39 30–51
Los Angeles Dodgers 6399 0.389 35 37–44 26–55

Record vs. opponents

1992 National League Records

Sources:
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 10–29–913–512–64–87–56–67–513–511–76–6
Chicago 2–105–78–46–67–119–99–98–105–78–411–7
Cincinnati 9–97–510–811–75–77–57–56–611–710–87–5
Houston 5–134–88–1013–58–45–78–46–67–1112–65–7
Los Angeles 6–126–67–115–134–85–75–75–79–97–114–8
Montreal 8–411–77–54–88–412–69–99–98–45–76–12
New York 5–79–95–77–57–56–126–124–144–810–29–9
Philadelphia 6-69–95–74–87–59–912–65–133–93–97–11
Pittsburgh 5–710–86–66–67–59–914–413–55–76–615–3
San Diego 5–137–57–1111–79–94–88–49–37–511–74–8
San Francisco 7–114–88–106–1211–77–52–109–36–67–115–7
St. Louis 6–67–115–77–58–412–69–911–73–158–47–5

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 (9864)
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
CGreg Olson9530272.238327
1BSid Bream12537297.2611061
2BMark Lemke15542797.227626
3BTerry Pendleton160640199.31121105
SSRafael Belliard14428560.211014
LFRon Gant153544141.2591780
CFOtis Nixon120456134.294222
RFDavid Justice144484124.2562172

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 Blauser12334390.2621446
Damon Berryhill10130770.2281043
Deion Sanders9730392.304828
Brian Hunter10223857.2391441

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 Avery35233.211113.20129
John Smoltz35246.215122.85215
Tom Glavine332252082.76129
Charlie Leibrandt321931573.36104
Mike Bielecki1980.2242.5762
Pete Smith1279702.0543

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

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

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 000 000 010 151
Atlanta 010 210 10X 580
W: John Smoltz (1–0) L: Doug Drabek (0–1) S: None
HR: PITJosé Lind (1) ATLJeff Blauser (1)
Pitchers: PIT – Drabek (423), Patterson (113), 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 000 000 410 570
Atlanta 040 040 50X 13140
W: Steve Avery (1–0) L: Danny Jackson (0–1) S: None
HR: PIT – none ATLRon Gant (1)
Pitchers: PIT – Jackson (123), Mason (1/3), Walk (223), Tomlin (113), Neagle (2/3), Patterson (1/3), Belinda (1) ATL – Avery (613), 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 000 100 100 250
Pittsburgh 000 011 10X 381
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 (613), 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 020 022 000 6111
Pittsburgh 021 000 100 461
W: John Smoltz (2–0) L: Doug Drabek (0–2) S: Jeff Reardon (1)
HR: ATL – none PIT – none
Pitchers: ATL – Smoltz (613), Stanton (123), Reardon (1) PIT – Drabek (413), Tomlin (113), 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 000 000 010 130
Pittsburgh 401 001 10X 7130
W: Bob Walk (1–0) L: Steve Avery (1–1) S: none
HR: ATL – none PIT – none
Pitchers: ATL – Avery (1/3), P. Smith (323), Leibrandt (123), Freeman (113), 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 080 041 000 13131
Atlanta 000 100 102 491
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 100 001 000 271
Atlanta 000 000 003 370
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 (113), 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 000 100 000 140
Atlanta 000 003 00X 340
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 000 020 012 592
Atlanta 010 120 000 451
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 000 001 010 290
Toronto 000 100 011 361
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 000 000 010 150
Toronto 001 000 100 260
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 100 150 000 7130
Toronto 010 100 000 260
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 100 100 00002 4141
Atlanta 001 000 00101 381
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. 1 2 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
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