FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1980'S
#70 DARRYL MOTLEY
ATLANTA BRAVES 1986-1987
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"-Darryl Motley
Career: Motley had a couple of good seasons with Kansas City in 1984 and 1985, hitting 15 and 17 home runs during those seasons. He is probably best remembered for his at-bat against John Tudor in Game 7 of the 1985 World Series. He hit a mammoth shot that went foul on a 3-2 pitch. He switched bats and hit another blast that went fair and put the Royals up to stay in that game.
The Bomb squad: After being traded to the Braves in 1986, there wouldn't be such heroics. His two-year Brave career resulted in only 2 hits in 19 at-bats. He did manage one RBI in 1987, even though he was 0-8 at the plate that season.
|Darryl Motley 1985|
|This post made me think of the old Motley's Crew|