FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1980'S
#136 GARY EAVE
ATLANTA BRAVES 1989
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BRAVES OF THE 80's
MOONLIGHT GRAHAM AWARD CANDIDATE LIST
Pitcher Gary "Desperadoes Under the" Eave won 2 games for the Braves during his major league career. He had a nice 13-3 record at AAA before being called up to the big leagues. He then pitched 7 scoreless innings against Houston and the very tough Mike Scott in a 3-0 victory on September 19th. Then he pitched well enough on September 24th to beat the Reds on September 24th. He allowed only one run in seven innings against the Dodgers on October 1st in a game the Braves eventually lost.
He was traded to Seattle before the 1990 season, but his career was pretty much over after that.
Just what happened to Gary Eave after such a promising beginning?
Gary doesn't get the Moonlight Graham Award, but I will present him with the Jerry Maddox Award, the former Arizona State home run king who never had the career one might have thought.