FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1970'S
#20 CARL MORTON
ATLANTA BRAVES 1973-1976
I've mentioned a lot of bad trades the Braves made during the 70's, so let me acknowledge a good one. Pat Jarvis went to Montreal in 1973 and won only two more games during his career. The Braves got Carl Morton in return from the Expos, winning 15 or more games for each of the next three seasons as the Braves #2 starter. Highlights from his first season with the Braves included a 10-hit shutout (that's hard to do) against the Padres and he also hit 3 home runs that season, including one off Al Downing (though not as famous as the home run Al Downing gave up the following year to the Braves.)
Carl Morton died in 1983 at the very young age of 39.