FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1970'S
#19 JERRY ROYSTER
ATLANTA BRAVES 1976-1984, 1988
Jerry Royster was easily the bright spot in the otherwise ill-advised Dusty Baker trade with the Dodgers. Good base stealer, good baserunner, not much power, fairly good average hitter, could play almost any position. As long time Braves announcer Ernie Johnson would say, "A good man to have on the ball club." He also played 9 years with the team (10 if you count his 1988 cameo). His best 70's season was probably 1979, when he hit .273 with 103 runs scored and 35 stolen bases. Yep, a good man to have on the ball club.