1982 Atlanta Braves

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1982 Atlanta Braves / Franchise: Atlanta Braves / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 89-73, Finished 1st in NL Western Division (1982 NL)

Division Clinched: October 3, 1982

Owner/President: Ted Turner

General Manager: John Mullen

Managed by Joe Torre

Coaches: Tommie Aaron, Bob Gibson, Sonny Jackson, Dal Maxvill, Joe Pignatano and Rube Walker

Ballpark: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

The 1982 Atlanta Braves began the season by winning their first 13 games. At the time, this was the most by any team since 1901, and while it was matched by the 1987 Milwaukee Brewers and the 2023 Tampa Bay Rays, it has not been surpassed since. Led by 1982 National League Most Valuable Player Award winner Dale Murphy, the Braves won the National League West division title after a close race with the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants.

However, they were swept by the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series.

Awards and Honors[edit]

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NL Championship Series (3-0) Cardinals over Braves

World Series (4-3) Cardinals over Brewers

AL Championship Series (3-2) Brewers over Angels


  • Associated Press: "Astros’ Mullen to Become General Manager of Braves", New York Times, May 13, 1979
  • Malcolm Moran, "BREWERS AND BRAVES TAKE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS", New York Times, October 4, 1982, Section C, Page 1
  • Gary Pomerantz, "Braves Lose Game, Win Title", Washington Post, October 4, 1982