1987 Atlanta Braves season
The 1987 Atlanta Braves season was the 117th in franchise history and their 22nd in Atlanta.
|1987 Atlanta Braves|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Bobby Cox|
(Ernie Johnson, Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, John Sterling)
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- November 17, 1986: Chuck Hensley was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.
- November 17, 1986: Trench Davis was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.
- February 2, 1987: Luis Leal was traded by the Toronto Blue Jays with Damaso Garcia to the Atlanta Braves for Craig McMurtry.
- May 1, 1987: Houston Astros pitcher Nolan Ryan hit a home run off of Braves pitcher Charlie Puleo.
- August 17, 1987: Tom Glavine made his major league baseball debut. It was against the Houston Astros and Glavine was the starting pitcher. Glavine pitched 3.2 innings and allowed 10 hits and six earned runs. Glavine had 5 bases on balls and one strikeout.
- September 27, 1987: 48-year old Phil Niekro is signed by the Braves for one final major league start against the San Francisco Giants. Niekro had been released by the Toronto Blue Jays almost a month earlier. He pitches three innings, giving up six hits and 5 runs in a 15-6 loss.
|San Francisco Giants||90||72||0.556||—||46–35||44–37|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||73||89||0.451||17||40–41||33–48|
|San Diego Padres||65||97||0.401||25||37–44||28–53|
Record vs. opponentsEdit
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- April 1, 1987: Graig Nettles was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.
- April 3, 1987: John Mizerock was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves. 
- May 5, 1987: Doyle Alexander was signed as a free agent by the Braves.
- June 2, 1987: Mike Stanton was drafted by the Braves in the 13th round of the 1987 Major League Baseball draft. Player signed June 10, 1987.
- July 25, 1987: Joe Boever was traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Atlanta Braves for Randy O'Neal.
- August 12, 1987: Doyle Alexander was traded by the Braves to the Detroit Tigers for John Smoltz.
|1987 Atlanta Braves|
Starters by positionEdit
Note: G=Games played; AB=At Bats; H=Hits; Avg.=Batting average; HR=Home Runs; RBI=Runs Batted In
- Luis Leal Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
- Nolan Ryan Home Run Log (Batting) – Baseball-Reference PI[permanent dead link]
- Graig Nettles Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
- "John Mizerock: Career Statistics". Baseball Reference. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
- Doyle Alexander at Baseball Reference
- Mike Stanton at Baseball Reference
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997
- 1987 Atlanta Braves season at Baseball Reference