FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1980'S
#67 RICK CERONE
ATLANTA BRAVES 1985
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.
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"THE BOMB SQUAD: 1980'S FORMERLY PRODUCTIVE
MAJOR LEAGUE PLAYERS THE BRAVES ACQUIRED
NEAR THE END OF THEIR CAREER"-Rick Cerone
|Rick Cerone 1986|
Career: Regular catcher for the Yankees during the early 80's. Played in 1981 World Series. Best season was 85-RBI season in 1980.
The Bomb squad: When the Braves acquired Cerone in 1985, his best years were definitely behind him. He hit .216 with the Braves in 96 games. This included three homers, including a blast off Nolan Ryan of April 19, 1985. After the '85 season, he was traded to Milwaukee for future bomb squad captain Ted Simmons.
|Cerone shared his 1977 rookie card|
with Dale Murphy.