ALPHABETIC LIST OF
THE 50 BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1970'S
WHO DIDN'T MAKE MY ORIGINAL
100 FAVORITE PLAYER LIST
#29 RON KLINE
ATLANTA BRAVES 1970
Ron Kline spent only the last season of his seventeen year career for the Braves and then for only five games. Atlanta was the ninth and final stop of his nomadic career. Career highlights included leading the American League in saves in 1965 and leading the National League in losses (if you want to call it a highlight) in 1956 and 1958 with Pittsburgh.
The highlight of Ron's brief Brave career was a save for Phil Niekro against the Cubs on May 11, 1970.
I couldn't find a picture of Ron in a Braves uniform, but I do remember my brother having the 1962 TOPPS card above. Below is Ron's rookie card from 1953.
Ron passed away in 2002 at the age of 70.