FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1980'S
#53 BROOK JACOBY
ATLANTA BRAVES 1981-1983
|The 1984 Donruss card really rubs it in |
by showing Jacoby in a Braves uniform but stating
that he is really the Indians property.
The Braves worst trade of the 80's is generally regarded as the Brett Butler for Len Barker trade. But not only did the Braves give up a lead-off man who would be productive for the next fifteen years, they also gave up Jacoby, who became a solid American League third baseman for the next several years and a two-time all-star.
Brook had some big minor league seasons, including two hundred RBI seasons for the Braves. I'm guessing with Bob Horner at third, there wasn't really a place for him on the big team. Brook had two hits in his first two at-bats for the Braves in 1981, but then was hitless in his next sixteen. And so marked the end of his Braves career.
|Brooke Adams of Invasion of the Body Snatchers had the|
same number of homers for the Braves as Brook Jacoby.