2000 Atlanta Braves season

The 2000 Atlanta Braves season marked the franchise's 35th season in Atlanta along with the 125th season in the National League and 130th overall. The Braves won their sixth consecutive division title, however, the 2000 season would mark the first time since 1990 that the Braves did not appear in the National League Championship Series in a non-strike season. One of the highlights of the season was that the All-Star Game was held at Turner Field in Atlanta.

2000 Atlanta Braves
National league East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record95–67 (.586)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Time Warner
General manager(s)John Schuerholz
Manager(s)Bobby Cox
Local televisionTBS Superstation
Turner South
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)
Fox Sports South
(Al Downing, Brett Butler, Bob Rathbun)
Local radioWSB (AM)
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)
WATB
(Marcelo Godoy, Jose Manuel Flores)
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OffseasonEdit

  • December 22, 1999: Bret Boone was traded by the Atlanta Braves with Ryan Klesko and Jason Shiell to the San Diego Padres for Wally Joyner, Reggie Sanders, and Quilvio Veras.[1]
  • January 12, 2000: Howard Battle was purchased by the Hanshin Tigers (Japan Central) from the Atlanta Braves.[2]
  • January 20, 2000: Trenidad Hubbard was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[3]
  • January 28, 2000: Bobby Bonilla was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[4]
  • February 22, 2000: Steve Avery was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[5]
  • March 31, 2000: Randall Simon was released by the Atlanta Braves.[6]

Regular seasonEdit

Opening Day startersEdit

All-Star gameEdit

The 2000 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was played in Atlanta. It was the 71st midsummer classic featuring the American League (AL) and National League (NL). The game was played on July 11, 2000 at Turner Field.

Five members of the Braves were part of the All-Star Game. Andrés Galarraga and Chipper Jones started at first base and third base, respectively. Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and Andruw Jones were part of the team as well.

The 2000 All-Star Game was one of the few occurrences in which the manager of the host team also managed the home team of the game, in this case, the National League (Bobby Cox had led the Braves to the World Series the previous year earning the right to manage the National League). The final score was 6-3 for the American League.

Season standingsEdit

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 95 67 0.586 51–30 44–37
New York Mets 94 68 0.580 1 55–26 39–42
Florida Marlins 79 82 0.491 15½ 43–38 36–44
Montreal Expos 67 95 0.414 28 37–44 30–51
Philadelphia Phillies 65 97 0.401 30 34–47 31–50

Record vs. opponentsEdit

2000 National League Records

Source: NL Standings Head-to-Head
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Arizona 3–6 5–4 2–5 7–6 4–5 6–1 7–6 4–5 4–5 2–7 8–1 7–2 9–4 6–7 5–4 6–9
Atlanta 6–3 4–5 2–5 5–4 6–6 5–4 7–2 6–3 6–7 7–6 8–5 5–2 8–1 6–3 3–4 11–7
Chicago 4–5 5–4 4–8 4–5 1–6 5–7 3–6 6–7 4–5 2–5 6–3 3–9 3–5 4–5 3–10 8–7
Cincinnati 5–2 5–2 8–4 6–3 3–6 7–5 4–5 5–8–1 6–3 5–4 3–4 7–6 4–5 3–6 7–6 7–8
Colorado 6–7 4–5 5–4 3–6 4–5 5–4 4–9 4–5 7–2 3–6 6–3 7–2 7–6 6–7 5–3 6–6
Florida 5–4 6–6 6–1 6–3 5–4 3–5 2–7 3–4 7–6 6–6 9–4 5–4 2–7 3–6 3–6 8–9
Houston 1–6 4–5 7–5 5–7 4–5 5–3 3–6 7–6 4–5 2–5 5–4 10–3 2–7 1–8 6–6 6–9
Los Angeles 6–7 2–7 6–3 5–4 9–4 7–2 6–3 3–4 5–3 4–5 5–4 4–5 8–5 7–5 3–6 6–9
Milwaukee 5–4 3–6 7–6 8–5–1 5–4 4–3 6–7 4–3 4–5 2–7 2–5 7–5 2–7 3–6 5–7 6–9
Montreal 5–4 7–6 5–4 3–6 2–7 6–7 5–4 3–5 5–4 3–9 5–7 3–4 3–6 3–6 2–5 7–11
New York 7–2 6–7 5–2 4–5 6–3 6–6 5–2 5–4 7–2 9–3 6–7 7–2 3–6 3–5 6–3 9–9
Philadelphia 1–8 5–8 3–6 4–3 3–6 4–9 4–5 4–5 5–2 7–5 7–6 3–6 2–5 2–7 2–7 9–9
Pittsburgh 2–7 2–5 9–3 6–7 2–7 4–5 3–10 5–4 5–7 4–3 2–7 6–3 7–2 2–6 4–8 6–9
San Diego 4–9 1–8 5–3 5–4 6–7 7–2 7–2 5–8 7–2 6–3 6–3 5–2 2–7 5–7 0–9 5–10
San Francisco 7–6 3–6 5–4 6–3 7–6 6–3 8–1 5–7 6–3 6–3 5–3 7–2 6–2 7–5 5–4 8–7
St. Louis 4–5 4–3 10–3 6–7 3–5 6–3 6–6 6–3 7–5 5–2 3–6 7–2 8–4 9–0 4–5 7–8

TransactionsEdit

  • June 5, 2000: Kelly Johnson was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 1st round (38th pick) of the 2000 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 2000.[8]
  • June 5, 2000: Tony Gwynn, Jr. was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 33rd round of the 2000 amateur draft, but did not sign.[9]
  • July 29, 2000: Stan Belinda was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[10]
  • July 31, 2000: B. J. Surhoff was traded by the Baltimore Orioles with Gabe Molina to the Atlanta Braves for Trenidad Hubbard, Fernando Lunar, and Luis Rivera.[11]
  • August 25, 2000: Rich Amaral was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[12]
  • September 12, 2000: Stan Belinda was released by the Atlanta Braves.[10]

RosterEdit

2000 Atlanta Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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
C Javy López 134 481 138 .287 24 89
1B Andres Gallaraga 141 494 149 .302 28 100
2B Quilvio Veras 84 298 92 .309 5 37
SS Rafael Furcal 131 455 134 .295 4 37
3B Chipper Jones 156 579 180 .311 36 111
LF Reggie Sanders 103 340 79 .232 11 37
CF Andruw Jones 161 656 199 .303 36 104
RF Brian Jordan 133 489 129 .264 17 77

Other battersEdit

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
Keith Lockhart 113 275 73 .265 2 32
Bobby Bonilla 114 239 61 .255 5 28
Wally Joyner 119 224 63 .281 5 32
Walt Weiss 80 192 50 .260 0 18
B.J. Surhoff 44 128 37 .289 1 11
Trent Hubbard 61 81 15 .185 1 6
Paul Bako 24 58 11 .190 2 6
Fernando Lunar 22 54 10 .185 0 5
George Lombard 27 39 4 .103 0 2
Steve Sisco 25 27 5 .185 1 2
Eddie Pérez 7 22 4 .182 0 3
Mark DeRosa 22 13 4 .308 0 3
Tim Unroe 4 5 0 .000 0 0
Wes Helms 6 5 1 .200 0 0
Brian Hunter 2 2 1 .500 1 1
Pedro Swann 4 2 0 .000 0 0
Mike Hubbard 2 1 0 .000 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Greg Maddux 35 249.1 19 9 3.00 190
Tom Glavine 35 241 21 9 3.40 152
Kevin Millwood 36 212.2 10 13 4.66 168
John Burkett 31 134.1 10 6 4.89 110
Andy Ashby 15 98 8 6 4.13 55

Other pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Terry Mulholland 54 156.2 9 9 5.11 78

Relief pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Mike Remlinger 71 5 3 12 3.47 72
John Rocker 59 1 2 24 2.89 77
Kerry Ligtenberg 59 2 3 12 3.61 51
Scott Kamieniecki 26 2 1 2 5.47 17
Rudy Seánez 23 2 4 2 4.29 20
Bruce Chen 22 4 0 0 2.50 32
Jason Marquis 15 1 0 0 5.01 17
Greg McMichael 15 0 0 0 4.41 14
Stan Belinda 10 0 0 0 9.82 11
Don Wengert 10 0 1 0 7.20 7
Kevin McGlinchy 10 0 0 0 2.16 9
Luis Rivera 5 1 0 0 1.35 5
Dave Stevens 2 0 0 0 12.00 4
Gabe Molina 2 0 0 0 9.00 1
Chris Seelbach 2 0 1 0 10.80 1
Ismael Villegas 1 0 0 0 13.50 2

National League Division SeriesEdit

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta BravesEdit

St. Louis wins series, 3-0. Jim Edmonds strong hitting carried St. Louis

Game Score Date
1 St. Louis 7, Atlanta 5 October 3
2 St. Louis 10, Atlanta 4 October 5
3 St. Louis 7, Atlanta 1 October 7

Award winnersEdit

2000 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Randy Ingle
AA Greenville Braves Southern League Paul Runge
A Myrtle Beach Pelicans Carolina League Brian Snitker
A Macon Braves South Atlantic League Jeff Treadway
A-Short Season Jamestown Jammers New York–Penn League Jim Saul
Rookie Danville Braves Appalachian League J. J. Cannon
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Rick Albert

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Myrtle Beach[13][14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bret Boone Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Howard Battle Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hubbatr01.shtml
  4. ^ Bobby Bonilla Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ Steve Avery Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ Randall Simon Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ 2000 Atlanta Braves Roster by Baseball Almanac
  8. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/j/johnske05.shtml
  9. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/g/gwynnto02.shtml
  10. ^ a b Stan Belinda Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  11. ^ B. J. Surhoff Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  12. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/a/amarari01.shtml
  13. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
  14. ^ Baseball America 2001 Annual Directory