1991 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS (BRAVES)

Highlights & Notables > 1991

Won the N.L Cy Young Award, becoming the first Atlanta pitcher and only second hurler in franchise history (Warren Spahn in 1957) to receive the honor

6-0 May (1.76 ERA), which earned him N.L. Pitcher-of-the-Month honors

T1st among N.L. pitchers with nine complete games, ranked 3rd with 192 strikeouts, 2nd with 246.2 innings pitched, T2nd with an eight-game winning streak, 3rd in ERA at 2.55, 3rd in opponents batting average at .222, 8th with a .645 winning pct. and T9th with 34 starts

Named as the N.L.'s starting pitcher in the All-Star Game (Braves' lone nominee), holding the A.L. scoreless in two innings of work

Struck out 12 Phillies on June 19 at Philadelphia, establishing a career high

Selected to the N.L. Silver Slugger team after collecting 17 hits in 74 AB (.230 BA)

Named 1991 Pitcher-of-the-Year by The Sporting News

POSTSEASON

Started and lost Game 1 of LCS at Pittsburgh on October 8 (6.0 IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 4K)

Suffered hard-luck loss in Game 5 in Atlanta, when Pirates took a 1-0 decision (8.0IP, 6H, 1R, 1ER, 3BB, 7K)

Received credit for complete game in 3-2 loss to Twins in Game 2 of the World Series at Minnesota (8.0 IP, 4H, 3R, 1ER, 3BB, 6K)

Lack of offensive support for Glavine came to end in Game 5 of Series, when Braves exploded in 14-5 triumph over Twins, with Glavine gaining the win (5.1 IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 2K)