FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1970'S
#21 RICK CAMP
ATLANTA BRAVES 1976-1985
Trion, Georgia's Rick Camp would rate highly on this list just for attending the same college that I did (West Georgia College). He also spent all nine of his major league seasons as a Brave. Of course, since he did have more of an impact in the 80's, this rating may be a little high for the 70's. I do remember Rick in the first five games of his first full major league season (1977) saving four games and winning the other one. He obviously couldn't keep up that kind pace, but a 6-3 record and 10 saves wasn't too bad for a 101 loss Brave team. I will probably rank Rick even higher when I do the 80's Braves.
Sadly, Rick passed away at the age of 59 in Rydal, Ga. in 2013.