1969 Atlanta Braves

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1969 Atlanta Braves / Franchise: Atlanta Braves / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 93-69, Finished 1st in NL Western Division (1969 NL)

Clinched Division: September 30, 1969, vs. Cincinnati Reds

Managed by Lum Harris

Coaches: Jim Busby, Fritz Dorish, Billy Goodman, Satchel Paige and Ken Silvestri

Ballpark: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium


The 1969 Atlanta Braves won the first NL West championship, led by slugger Hank Aaron (44 home runs) and stellar pitching from young pitchers Phil Niekro (23-13, 2.53) and Ron Reed (18-10, 3.47). The team clinched the NL West title on September 28th, buoyed by the acquisition of future Hall of Famer Hoyt Wilhelm from the California Angels, along with Bob Priddy, for Mickey Rivers and Clint Compton on September 11th. The Braves lost just four games after that trade (15-4), and won the division by three games.

Awards and Honors[edit]

Further Reading[edit]

  • 2022 Atlanta Braves Media Guide, pg. 293

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