FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1980'S
#62 JOHN MONTEFUSCO
ATLANTA BRAVES 1981
During the Braves late 80's doldrums, the team actually put together a fairly productive bench of reserve players. These players were dubbed "The Bomb Squad" by former all-star Ted Simmons and charter member of the "BS." For my version of the Bomb Squad, I use the phrase in more general terms for eighteen players the Braves got at the wrong end of their career during that decade.
|John Montefusco 1981|
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"THE BOMB SQUAD: 1980'S FORMERLY PRODUCTIVE
MAJOR LEAGUE PLAYERS THE BRAVES ACQUIRED
NEAR THE END OF THEIR CAREER"-John Montefusco
Career: John "The Count" Montefusco made a big splash in the mid-70's with the Giants posting 15 wins during his rookie of the year season of 1975 and 16 the following year. He even had the audacity to throw a no-hitter against the Braves on September 29th, 1976. He also led the league in shutouts that year and made the all-star team.
The Bomb squad: Montefusco's career began to taper off by the end of the 70's, so the natural move was to trade him away to the Braves. In the Count's first start for the Braves in 1981, he gave up only one hit in six innings of work. His first win for the Braves came against his old teammates in San Francisco on April 23rd. He won only one more game for the Braves during the strike-shortened 1981 season and became a free agent at the end of the season.
|John Montefusco 1976|