FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1980'S
#55 DOYLE ALEXANDER
ATLANTA BRAVES 1980, 1986-1987
|Doyle Alexander 1981|
The odd, nomadic career of Doyle Alexander is definitely a mixed bag. 194 career victories, but winless in five post season decisions. Eleven time double figure season winner, but switched teams nine times during his career! Two of those switches involved the Braves. He was traded by the Rangers to the Braves in 1980 for Adrian Devine and had a fourteen win season for Atlanta that year. This included a three hit shutout against the Cubs on June 21, 1980. Then he played for a few other teams before returning to the Braves in 1986. He pitched fairly well in 1986 and so-so in 1987 before being traded late in the season to Detroit for a pitcher named John Smoltz in a trade that worked out pretty well for the Braves.
|Doyle Alexander 1987|