ALPHABETIC LIST OF
THE 50 BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1970'S
WHO DIDN'T MAKE MY ORIGINAL 100 FAVORITE PLAYER LIST
#39 GARY NEIBAUER
ATLANTA BRAVES 1969-1973
When I included Mike McQueen on my 100 favorite player list and excluded Gary Neibauer, I began to wonder if I got the two players mixed up. I had several Neibauer baseball cards in the early seventies, including the ones pictured here. I hadn't realized the Braves traded Neibauer to the Phillies in 1973 only to release him a later that year. That trade sent Andre Thornton to the Braves and would have been a great trade if they hadn't turned around and traded Andre for Joe Pepitone!
His best major league win (of four) appears to be on September 18, 1971, when he gave up only one run to the Dodgers in 6 innings of relief work.Gary also hit his only major league home run off Randy Jones of the Padres on August 4, 1973.
|I remember Didier and Neibauer, |
but don't remember highly respected batting coach
Walt Hriniak ever playing for the Braves.