FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1980'S
#38 PAUL ASSENMACHER
ATLANTA BRAVES 1986-1988
Lefty Paul Assenmacher was a pretty good middle-reliever for the Braves during his first three big-league seasons. Paul got his first major league win on May 5, 1986 by pitching the tenth against the Reds and benefited from a two-run extra inning homer by Bob Horner,
After Paul left the Braves for the Cubs, he got even better and had a solid career through the 90's. He even pitched against the Braves in the 1995 World Series as a member of the Cleveland Indians. Paul is still in the top thirty of all-time major league games pitched with 884.
|I seem to remember Cubs announcer Harry Caray|
having a difficult time with Paul's last name when he
first came up. I believe Harry pronounced it something like