1996 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS (BRAVES)

Highlights & Notables > 1996

With 106 victories, Glavine is the winningest pitcher in the major leagues over the last six seasons (Maddux has 105 wins 1991-96)

Glavine is the winningest left-handed pitcher in baseball during the last nine years (137)

His 15 wins in 1996 mark the sixth straight season he has been in the top eight in the National League in wins (T8th) and the eighth year in a row he has reached double digits in wins

Since September of 1990, Glavine is 110-51 (.683) with a 3.04 ERA (456 ER, 1350.2 IP)

Finished fifth in N.L. in ERA (2.98), and fifth in innings pitched (235.1)

Selected to the All-Star team for the fourth time in his career. (1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K)

Fashioned a six-game winning streak April 29-June 2

In 19 starts from April 29 through July 31, compiled an 11-2 mark with a 2.24 ERA (34 ER in 136.1 IP)

Posted a 8-3 record with a 2.45 ERA at home (31 ER, 114.0 IP)

Left-handed hitters batted just .226 against him (38-for-168), and right-handed hitters batted .254 (184-for-724)

Won his second straight and third overall Silver Slugger Award by setting career-highs with 22 hits (in 76 at-bats) and a .289 batting average

Finished the season T3rd in the NL with John Smoltz in sacrifice hits with 15, one behind teammate Denny Neagle and Montreal's Pedro Martinez

POSTSEASON

Division Series: Won Game 3, 5-2, as Braves completed sweep of LA (6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K)

Proved to be key figure at plate; doubled to spark a 4-run 4th inning after first 2 Braves' batters in that frame were retired

NLCS: Went 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA in 2 starts; lost Game 3, 3-2 (6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K), but was the beneficiary in Braves' 15-0 Game 7 clincher (7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K)

Aided own cause at plate for 2nd time in '96 post-season with 2-out, 3-run triple to cap 6-run 1st inning in 7th game

Marked first triple by a pitcher in LCS history, and the first 3-run triple by any player in NLCS play

World Series: Pitched effectively in only outing, but lost a 5-2 decision in Game 3 (7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 K)

Lowered his career World Series ERA to 1.75 (10 ER in 51.1 IP) in 7 starts, which is tied for 6th with Lefty Grove on the all-time list (minimum 50.0 IP), behind Sandy Koufax (0.95), Christy Mathewson (1.15), Eddie Plank (1.32), Orval Overall (1.58), and George Earnshaw (1.58)