Some of the Top Cards of 1976

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

1976 Topps #631 - Atlanta Braves


  • The Atlanta Braves were having a rough time in the mid and late 1970s. This was after the Henry Aaron era and before the Dale Murphy era. 
  • Dave Bristol managed the club in 1976. He also had two stints with the club in 1977. The Braves had a 130-192 (.404) record during Bristol's time with the team. Bristol also managed the Cincinnati Reds from 1966-1969, the Milwaukee Brewers from 1970-1972, and the San Francisco Giants from 1979-1980. 
  • Team Record: 70-92 (6th in NL West, 32 games behind Cincinnati)
  • Attendance: 818,179 (10th in NL)
  • Team Batting: .245 (11th in NL)
  • Team Home Runs: 82 (9th in NL)
  • Team Stolen Bases: 74 (11th in NL)
  • Team ERA: 3.86 (10th in NL)
  • Team Fielding: .974 (10th in NL)
  • Team Batting Leader: Willie Montanez (.321)
  • Team HR Leader: Jim Wynn (17)
  • Team RBI Leader: Jim Wynn (66)
  • Team Stolen Base Leader: Jerry Royster (24)
  • Team Victories Leader: Phil Niekro (17)
  • Team Losses Leader: Dick Ruthven (17)
  • Team ERA Leader (starters): Andy Messersmith (3.04)
  • Team ERA Leader (relievers): Adrian Devine (3.21)
  • Team Saves Leader: Adrian Devine (9)
  • League Leaders: Jim Wynn (walks - 127); Rod Gilbreath (sac hits - 20); Dick Ruthven (losses - 17); Phil Niekro (wild pitches - 14)
  • NL All Stars: Dick Ruthven

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