ALPHABETIC LIST OF
THE 50 BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1970'S
WHO DIDN'T MAKE MY ORIGINAL 100 FAVORITE PLAYER LIST
#41 MILT PAPPAS
ATLANTA BRAVES 1969-1970
There are a lot of players that played on several teams and made one brief stop in Atlanta that I still consider Braves (Examples-Felix Millan is a Brave not a Met, Ron Reed is a Brave, not a Phillie, Gary Matthews is a Brave, not a Giant, Phillie or Cub). But I got to admit, I think of Milt Pappas as more of a Cub than anything (Even though a majority of his lifetime wins came for Baltimore). Milt had sixteen years of double digit wins on his way to a career total of 209. His best Brave game and one of only two wins he had in an Atlanta uniform during the 70's was a complete game 4-2 win over Juan Marichal and the Giants on May 19, 1970. He was traded to the Cubs about a month later.
His two innings of work for the Braves in the 1969 playoffs was the only post season appearance Milt made during his seventeen year career.
|Perhaps if his 1970 card had been a lower number|
I might have had one in my possession and thought
of Milt as a Brave.
|But the fact that his 1971 card seemed to be in|
every pack sealed his impression on me forever
as a Cub.