1997 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS (BRAVES)

Highlights & Notables > 1997

His 14 wins in 1997 marked the 9th consecutive year Glavine has been in double digit wins and the fourth year he has posted an ERA under 3.00 (2.96)

His career record of 153-99 equals a .607 winning percentage, placing him 9th all-time as a Brave with a minimum 100 decisions and 11th among active pitchers

He is currently 5th on the Braves' all-time wins list behind Burdette (179), Niekro (268), Nichols (329) and Spahn (356)

Unfortunate recipient of 12 ND (most on the staff) in which he had a 2.71 ERA, allowing 25 ER in 83.0 IP

The Braves went 6-6 in those games with 10 of the 12 decided by 1 run and the other 2 decided by 2 runs

Opposing hitters batted .153 (30 x 164) with RISP

Glavine finished August 2-1 with 3 ND and a 2.72 ERA after going 2-1 with a 5.57 ERA in 5 July starts

He worked at least 7.0 innings in 25 of his 33 starts and allowed 3 or fewer earned runs 25 times

Was named the NL Pitcher of the Month for April after going 4-0 with a 1.64 ERA

ln 5 starts between June 15 and July he was 3-0 with a 1.50 ERA

The winningest lefthander in baseball the last ten years with 151 victories, Glavine is second overall in wins (120) to Greg Maddux's 124 from 1991 to the present

Glavine is 123-58 (.680) with a 3.04 ERA (534 ER in 1,581.2 IP) since September of 1990

Finished T5th in the NL with 2 SHO, 5th with 240.0 IP, 6th with a .226 Opp BA, 7th with a 2.96 ERA, T8th with a .667 winning pct

Was 2nd in the ML with 17 sacrifice bunts

Finished with a .222 BA (14 x 63, 7 RBI)

Selected to his second consecutive and fifth All-Star team, did not pitch

The Braves scored 156 runs in Glavine's 33 starts (4.7 runs/game)

He averaged 10.5 base runners per 9 innings pitched

Underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on both knees to correct a meniscus cartilage problem October 21, and also had a bone spur removed from his right ankle

Procedures were performed by team orthopedist Dr. Joe Chandler.

POSTSEASON

Division Series: Beneficiary in Braves' 13-3 win over Astros in Game 2 (6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 4 K)

NLCS: Beat the Marlins in Game 2, 7-1, not allowing a run until the 8th inning (7.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K)

Took the loss in Game 6, 7-4 (5.2 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 7 BB, 4 K).