FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1970'S
#95 LEO FOSTER
ATLANTA BRAVES 1971, 1973-1974
I don't think anyone defines the Braves decade during the 70's more than Leo Foster. At his major league debut on July 9. 1971 against the Pirates, Leo made an error on the first ball hit to him. In his first at bat, he made an out on a fly ball. On his next at-bat, he hit into a double play. As if the night wasn't memorable enough for Leo already, on his next at bat, he grounded into a triple play! Since there is no such thing as a quadruple play in baseball, the symmetry of the evening had to end there and Leo didn't get another at bat that night anyway.
He never managed a season hitting over .200 for the Braves. Leo's only career home run came on May 1, 1974 off the Cardinal's John Curtis. In 1975, Leo was traded to the Mets for Joe Nolan, one of the few 70's trades the Braves got the better end of.