FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1970'S
#50 LARRY McWILLIAMS
ATLANTA BRAVES 1978-1981
Larry McWilliams got off to a fast start on his Brave career, posting a 9-3 record and a 2.81 after being called up from the minors. He pitched seven shutout innings in his first major league game against the Mets on July 17, 1978. The fact that he had a winning record during these trying years with the Braves (25-24) is something to his credit.
I might have rated him higher, but when I watched a special on Jim Bouton's comeback with the Braves, I noticed McWilliams turn away and not shake Bouton's hand after Bouton was pulled from a game. Bad form Larry, bad form.