FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1970'S
#56 DAVE CAMPBELL
ATLANTA BRAVES 1977-1978
Dave "Chopper" Campbell had an interesting but brief career with the Braves. In his rookie season, he spent much of the year as the Braves closer, with a respectable ERA of 3.05 and 13 saves, despite losing all six of his decisions. The following year he pitched in 53 games with only 1 save and then in 1979, he was traded to the Expos for Pepe Frias, but never pitched in the majors again. I remember liking him during his brief reign as closer: a cool nickname, a chaw of tobacco always in his cheek and a pretty tough pitcher.
He is also the only person on this countdown that actually contacted me through email, so I'm giving him extra points for that.