1993 Atlanta Braves season

1993 Atlanta Braves
NL West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 104–58 (.642)
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, Ernie Johnson, Jr.)
Local radio WGST
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)
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The 1993 Atlanta Braves season was the Braves' 123rd in existence and their 28th since moving to Atlanta. The Braves were looking to improve on their 98-64 record from 1992 and win the National League pennant for a third consecutive year.

The Braves finished the season with a 104-58 record to win the National League West for the third consecutive year after trailing the San Francisco Giants, who finished in second place by one game, for most of the season in what is generally regarded as last real pennant race before playoff expansion.[1] 1993 was also the last year that the team competed in the National League West, as they would shift to the National League East for 1994.

Despite their excellent regular season, the Braves' streak of National League pennants ended at two as they fell to the underdog Philadelphia Phillies in six games in the National League Championship Series. By a twist of fate, the Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Phillies in-state rivals, in back-to-back NLCS series in 1991 and 1992, but in 1993, lost to the Pirates in-state rivals.

Offseason

  • December 7, 1992: Billy Taylor was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays from the Atlanta Braves in the 1992 rule 5 draft.[2]
  • December 9, 1992: Greg Maddux was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[3]
  • December 21, 1992: Randy St. Claire was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[4]
  • December 21, 1992: Jerry Willard was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[5]

Regular season

  • At the end of August, the Atlanta Braves tried to acquire Dennis Martínez from the Montreal Expos. The Expos placed Martinez's name on the waiver wire and the Braves claimed him. The Expos were not about to let Martinez go to Atlanta for the waiver fee of $20,000. After claiming Martinez, the Expos contacted the Braves to see if they were interested in talking about a trade. Martinez had the final word on any movement because his seniority gives him veto rights over a trade.[6]
  • On September 11, 1993, Chipper Jones made his major league baseball debut.[7] It was in a game against the San Diego Padres. Jones did not have any at-bats in the game.[8]

Transactions

  • April 3, 1993: Billy Taylor was returned (earlier draft pick) by the Toronto Blue Jays to the Atlanta Braves.[2]
  • April 13, 1993: Mark Davis was traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Philadelphia Phillies for Brad Hassinger (minors).[9]
  • May 3, 1993: Randy St. Claire was released by the Atlanta Braves.[4]
  • June 3, 1993: John Rocker was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 18th round of the 1993 amateur draft. Player signed August 23, 1993.[10]
  • July 18, 1993: Fred McGriff was traded by the San Diego Padres to the Atlanta Braves for Melvin Nieves, Donnie Elliott, and Vince Moore (minors).

Opening Day starters

  • Jeff Blauser
  • Sid Bream
  • Ron Gant
  • Tom Glavine
  • David Justice
  • Mark Lemke
  • Greg Olson
  • Terry Pendleton
  • Deion Sanders[11]

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 10458 0.642 51–30 53–28
San Francisco Giants 10359 0.636 1 50–31 53–28
Houston Astros 8577 0.525 19 44–37 41–40
Los Angeles Dodgers 8181 0.500 23 41–40 40–41
Cincinnati Reds 7389 0.451 31 41–40 32–49
Colorado Rockies 6795 0.414 37 39–42 28–53
San Diego Padres 61101 0.377 43 34–47 27–54

Record vs. opponents

1993 National League Records

Sources:
Team ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 7–510–313–07–58–58–57–59–36–67–59–47–66–6
Chicago 5–77–58–46–74–87–55–8–18–57–65–88–46–68–5
Cincinnati 3–105–79–47–56–75–84–86–64–88–49–42–115–7
Colorado 0–134–84–97–511–27–63–96–63–98–46–73–105–7
Florida 5–77–65–75–73–95–75–84–94–96–77–54–84–9
Houston 5–88–47–62–119–39–45–711–15–77–58–53–106–6
Los Angeles 5–85–78–56–77–54–96–68–42–108–49–47–66–6
Montreal 5–78–5–18–49–38–57–56–69–46–78–510–23–97–6
New York 3–95–86–66–69–41–114–84–93–104–95–74–85–8
Philadelphia 6-66–78–49–39–47–510–27–610–37–66–64–88–5
Pittsburgh 5–78–54–84–87–65–74–85–89–46–79–35–74–9
San Diego 4–94–84–97–65–75–84–92–107–56–63–93–107–5
San Francisco 6–76–611–210–38–410–36–79–38–48–47–510–34–8
St. Louis 6–65–87–57–59–46–66–66–78–55–89–45–78–4

Roster

1993 Atlanta Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Notable events

July 20, 1993: At Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium, a fire broke out in the skybox/press box area, delaying the start of the scheduled game between the Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals. Incidentally, the Braves' trade for Fred McGriff was completed a few days earlier and McGriff arrived at the stadium that night. With the delayed start, McGriff was able to suit up and start the game at first base. McGriff helped the Braves erase a 5-0 deficit by hitting a two-run homer in the sixth inning. The Braves went on to win the game 8-5.

Player stats

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
Relief pitchers
Player G W L SV ERA SO

National League Championship Series

Game 1

October 6: Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Atlanta 001 100 0010 390
Philadelphia 100 101 0001 491
W: Mitch Williams (1-0)   L: Greg McMichael (0-1)   S: None
HR: ATL None  PHI Pete Incaviglia
Pitchers: ATL Avery (6), Mercker (2), McMichael (113)  PHI Schilling (8), Williams (2)
Attendance: 62,012  Time: 3:33

Game 2

October 7: Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 206 010 041 14160
Philadelphia 000 200 001 372
W: Greg Maddux (1-0)   L: Tommy Greene (0-1)   S: None
HR: ATL Fred McGriff, Jeff Blauser, Damon Berryhill, Terry Pendleton  PHI Dave Hollins, Lenny Dykstra
Pitchers: ATL Maddux (7), Stanton (1), Wohlers (1)  PHI Greene (213), Thigpen (2/3), Rivera (2), Mason (2), West (1), Andersen (1)
Attendance: 62,346  Time: 3:14

Game 3

October 9: Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 000 101 011 4101
Atlanta 000 005 40X 9120
W: Tom Glavine (1-0)  L: Terry Mulholland (0-1)   S: None
HR: PHI John Kruk  ATL None
Pitchers: PHI Mulholland (5), Mason (1), Andersen (1/3), West (2/3), Thigpen (1)  ATL Glavine (7), Mercker (1), McMichael (1)
Attendance: 52,032  Time: 2:44

Game 4

October 10: Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 000 200 000 281
Atlanta 010 000 000 1101
W: Danny Jackson (1-0)  L: John Smoltz (0-1)   S: Mitch Williams (1)
HR: PHI None  ATL None
Pitchers: PHI Jackson (723)), Williams (113)  ATL Smoltz (613), Mercker (2/3), Wohlers (2)
Attendance: 52,032  Time: 3:33

Game 5

October 11: Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Philadelphia 100 100 0011 461
Atlanta 000 000 0030 371
W: Mitch Williams (2-0)   L: Mark Wohlers (0-1)   S: Larry Andersen (1)
HR: PHI Darren Daulton, Lenny Dykstra  ATL None
Pitchers: PHI Schilling (8), Williams (1), Andersen (1)  ATL Avery (7), Mercker (1), McMichael (1), Wohlers (1)
Attendance: 52,032  Time: 3:21

Game 6

October 13: Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 000 010 200 353
Philadelphia 002 022 000 671
W: Tommy Greene (1-1)   L: Greg Maddux (1-1)

  S: Mitch Williams (2)

HR: ATL Jeff Blauser  PHI Dave Hollins
Pitchers: ATL Maddux (523), Mercker (1/3), McMichael (2/3), Wohlers (113)  PHI Greene (7), West (1), Williams (1)
Attendance: 62,502  Time: 3:04

Award winners

1993 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 Kimm
A Durham Bulls Carolina League Leon Roberts
A Macon Braves South Atlantic League Randy Ingle
Rookie Danville Braves Appalachian League Bruce Benedict
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Jim Saul
Rookie Idaho Falls Braves Pioneer League Paul Runge

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References

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  2. 1 2 "Billy Taylor Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  3. "Greg Maddux Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  4. 1 2 "Randy St. Claire Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  5. "Jerry Willard Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  6. Chass, Murray (August 29, 1993). "NOTEBOOK; Baseball Confidential: Piercing Waiver Wire's Code of Silence". The New York Times. Retrieved April 20, 2010.
  7. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 10, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-25.
  8. Inc., Baseball Almanac,. "Box Score of Game played on Saturday, September 11, 1993 at Jack Murphy Stadium". www.baseball-almanac.com.
  9. "Mark Davis Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  10. John Rocker Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  11. Inc., Baseball Almanac,. "1993 Atlanta Braves Roster by Baseball Almanac". baseball-almanac.com.
  12. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997
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