FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1970'S
#91 TONY BRIZZOLARA
ATLANTA BRAVES 1979, 1983-1984
May 23, 1979: Young Braves starter Tony Brizzolara (and his cool sounding Italian last name) gives up 4 runs to the Houston Astros in the first inning of his second major league start. But he settles down and doesn't give up any runs for the next eight innings as the Braves come back and win with five runs in the bottom of the eighth! Perhaps that game is what I remember most about Tony. He went on to post a 6-9 record that year before going back to the minor leagues. He only managed two major league wins after that, but clearly the impressive start to his career made an impression on me.