FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1980'S
#124 RANDY O'NEAL
ATLANTA BRAVES 1987
Journeyman hurler (I got that phrase from reading too many backs of TOPPS baseball cards over the years) Randy O'Neal spent only part of one season for the Atlanta Braves. He did post a 4-2 record, but his 5.19 ERA was a bit on the high side. Traded away to the Cardinals in 1987 for Joe Boever. Guess you could say the Braves got a little more out of that trade as Boever became the Braves main closer for the 1989 season.
Randy was actually 3-0 after his first four starts of 1987, but his fortunes, like that of the team, quickly sank during that most unfortunate season. After getting shelled by the Padres on July 20th, he was traded quickly thereafter.
|Randy's name reminded me of the Superbad|
Superfly played by Ron O'Neal, so I'll just wax
nostalgic about that one for a moment.