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1996 NLCS (4-3): Atlanta Braves (96-66) over St. Louis Cardinals (88-74)

WS: NYY-ATL / ALCS: NYY-BAL / NLCS: ATL-STL / Div. Series: BAL-CLE / NYY-TEX / ATL-LAD / STL-SDP
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Series Games

Game 1 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Wednesday, October 9, 1996 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (Atlanta Braves)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    St. Louis Cardinals          0  1  0    0  0  0    1  0  0     2  5  0
    Atlanta Braves               0  0  0    0  2  0    0  2  x     4  9  0

    PITCHERS: STL - Benes, Petkovsek (7), Fossas (8), Mathews (8)
              ATL - Smoltz, Wohlers (9)

               WP - John Smoltz
	       LP - Mark Petkovsek
             SAVE - Mark Wohlers

   HOME RUNS: STL - none
              ATL - none

  ATTENDANCE: 48,686

Game 2 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Thursday, October 10, 1996 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (Atlanta Braves)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    St. Louis Cardinals          1  0  2    0  0  0    5  0  0     8 11  2
    Atlanta Braves               0  0  2    0  0  1    0  0  0     3  5  2

    PITCHERS: STL - Stottlemyre, Petkovsek (7), Honeycutt (8), Eckersley (8)
              ATL - Maddux, McMichael (7), Neagle (8), Avery (9)

               WP - Todd Stottlemyre
	       LP - Greg Maddux
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: STL - Gaetti
              ATL - Grissom

  ATTENDANCE: 52,067

Game 3 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Saturday, October 12, 1996 at Busch Stadium II (St. Louis Cardinals)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Atlanta Braves               1  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0     2  8  1
    St. Louis Cardinals          2  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  x     3  7  0

    PITCHERS: ATL - Glavine, Bielecki (7), McMichael (8)
              STL - Osborne, Petkovsek (8), Honeycutt (9), Eckersley (9)

               WP - Donovan Osborne
	       LP - Tom Glavine
             SAVE - Dennis Eckersley

   HOME RUNS: ATL - none
              STL - Gant (2)

  ATTENDANCE: 56,769

Game 4 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Sunday, October 13, 1996 at Busch Stadium II (St. Louis Cardinals)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Atlanta Braves               0  1  0    0  0  2    0  0  0     3  9  1
    St. Louis Cardinals          0  0  0    0  0  0    3  1  x     4  5  0

    PITCHERS: ATL - Neagle, McMichael (7), Wohlers (8)
              STL - Benes, Fossas (6), Mathews (6), Benes (6), Honeycutt (8), Eckersley (8)

               WP - Dennis Eckersley
	       LP - Greg McMichael
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: ATL - Klesko, Lemke
              STL - Jordan

  ATTENDANCE: 56,764

Game 5 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Monday, October 14, 1996 at Busch Stadium II (St. Louis Cardinals)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Atlanta Braves               5  2  0    3  1  0    0  1  2    14 22  0
    St. Louis Cardinals          0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0     0  7  0

    PITCHERS: ATL - Smoltz, Bielecki (8), Wade (9), Clontz (9)
              STL - Stottlemyre, Jackson (2), Fossas (5), Petkovsek (7), Honeycutt (9)

               WP - John Smoltz
	       LP - Todd Stottlemyre
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: ATL - Lopez, McGriff
              STL - none

  ATTENDANCE: 56,782

Game 6 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Wednesday, October 16, 1996 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (Atlanta Braves)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    St. Louis Cardinals          0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0     1  6  1
    Atlanta Braves               0  1  0    0  1  0    0  1  x     3  7  0

    PITCHERS: STL - Benes, Fossas (6), Petkovsek (6), Stottlemyre (8)
              ATL - Maddux, Wohlers (8)

               WP - Greg Maddux
	       LP - Alan Benes
             SAVE - Mark Wohlers

   HOME RUNS: STL - none
              ATL - none

  ATTENDANCE: 52,067

Game 7 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Thursday, October 17, 1996 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (Atlanta Braves)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    St. Louis Cardinals          0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0     0  4  2
    Atlanta Braves               6  0  0    4  0  3    2  0  x    15 17  0

    PITCHERS: STL - Osborne, Benes (1), Petkovsek (6), Honeycutt (6), Fossas (8)
              ATL - Glavine, Bielecki (8), Avery (9)

               WP - Tom Glavine
	       LP - Donovan Osborne
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: STL - none
              ATL - Jones, Lopez, McGriff

  ATTENDANCE: 52,067

Series MVP - Javy Lopez

Series Batting Stats

Atlanta Braves Batting

* indicates player was with multiple teams
Playoff Series Stats Regular Season Stats
Name G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SB CS E G AB R H HR RBI SB BA OPS
Steve Avery 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 46 5 11 2 11 0 .239 .745
Rafael Belliard 4 6 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333 0 0 0 87 142 9 24 0 3 3 .169 .398
Mike Bielecki 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 10 1 1 0 1 0 .100 .350
Jeff Blauser 7 17 5 3 0 1 0 2 4 6 .176 .391 .294 .685 0 0 1 83 265 48 65 10 35 6 .245 .775
Brad Clontz 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 81 2 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .500
Jermaine Dye 7 28 2 6 1 0 0 4 1 7 .214 .226 .250 .476 0 1 0 98 292 32 82 12 37 1 .281 .763
Tom Glavine 2 6 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 3 .167 .167 .500 .667 0 0 0 39 76 8 22 0 3 0 .289 .675
Marquis Grissom 7 35 7 10 1 0 1 3 0 8 .286 .286 .400 .686 2 0 1 158 671 106 207 23 74 28 .308 .838
Andruw Jones 5 9 3 2 0 0 1 3 3 2 .222 .417 .556 .972 0 0 0 31 106 11 23 5 13 3 .217 .709
Chipper Jones 7 25 6 11 2 0 0 4 3 1 .440 .483 .520 1.003 1 0 1 157 598 114 185 30 110 14 .309 .923
Ryan Klesko 6 16 1 4 0 0 1 3 2 6 .250 .333 .438 .771 0 0 0 153 528 90 149 34 93 6 .282 .894
Mark Lemke 7 27 4 12 2 0 1 5 4 2 .444 .516 .630 1.146 0 0 0 135 498 64 127 5 37 5 .255 .642
Javy Lopez 7 24 8 13 5 0 2 6 3 1 .542 .607 1.000 1.607 1 0 0 138 489 56 138 23 69 1 .282 .788
Greg Maddux 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 35 68 6 10 0 2 0 .147 .360
Fred McGriff 7 28 6 7 0 1 2 7 3 5 .250 .323 .536 .858 0 0 1 159 617 81 182 28 107 7 .295 .859
Greg McMichael 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 73 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Mordecai 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 0 0 0 66 108 12 26 2 8 1 .241 .639
Denny Neagle 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 *36 69 3 12 0 4 0 .174 .383
Terry Pendleton 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 0 0 *153 568 51 135 11 75 2 .238 .635
Eddie Perez 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 68 156 19 40 4 17 0 .256 .697
Luis Polonia 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 *80 206 28 55 2 16 9 .267 .631
John Smoltz 2 7 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .286 .286 .286 .571 0 0 0 35 78 3 17 1 12 0 .218 .548
Terrell Wade 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 13 0 2 0 1 0 .154 .368
Mark Wohlers 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 77 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000
Totals 102 249 44 77 11 3 8 43 25 51 .309 .375 .474 .849 4 1 162 5614 773 1514 197 83 .270 .765

St. Louis Cardinals Batting

* indicates player was with multiple teams
Playoff Series Stats Regular Season Stats
Name G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SB CS E G AB R H HR RBI SB BA OPS
Luis Alicea 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .200 .000 .200 0 0 0 129 380 54 98 5 42 11 .258 .731
Alan Benes 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 34 61 4 9 0 5 0 .148 .371
Andy Benes 3 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 .250 .400 .500 .900 0 0 0 36 73 5 11 0 6 0 .151 .363
Royce Clayton 5 20 4 7 0 0 0 1 1 4 .350 .381 .350 .731 1 1 2 129 491 64 136 6 35 33 .277 .692
Dennis Eckersley 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 63 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000
Tony Fossas 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 65 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000
Gary Gaetti 7 24 1 7 0 0 1 4 1 5 .292 .320 .417 .737 0 0 0 141 522 71 143 23 80 2 .274 .799
Mike Gallego 7 14 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .143 .200 .143 .343 0 0 1 51 143 12 30 0 4 0 .210 .499
Ron Gant 7 25 3 6 1 0 2 4 2 6 .240 .296 .520 .816 0 0 0 122 419 74 103 30 82 13 .246 .862
Rick Honeycutt 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 61 1 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .667
Danny Jackson 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 13 9 1 3 0 4 0 .333 .889
Brian Jordan 7 25 3 6 1 1 1 2 1 3 .240 .269 .480 .749 0 0 0 140 513 82 159 17 104 22 .310 .833
Ray Lankford 5 13 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 .000 .067 .000 .067 0 0 0 149 545 100 150 21 86 35 .275 .852
John Mabry 7 23 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 .261 .292 .261 .553 0 0 0 151 543 63 161 13 74 3 .297 .773
T.J. Mathews 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 67 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000
Willie McGee 6 15 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 1 123 309 52 95 5 41 5 .307 .766
Miguel Mejia 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 45 23 10 2 0 0 6 .087 .174
Donovan Osborne 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 30 59 6 13 1 10 0 .220 .597
Tom Pagnozzi 7 19 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .158 .200 .211 .411 0 0 0 119 407 48 110 13 55 4 .270 .734
Mark Petkovsek 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 48 16 1 3 0 0 0 .188 .423
Danny Sheaffer 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 79 198 10 45 2 20 3 .227 .605
Ozzie Smith 3 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 82 227 36 64 2 18 7 .282 .728
Todd Stottlemyre 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 34 66 8 15 0 2 1 .227 .529
Mark Sweeney 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 98 170 32 45 3 22 3 .265 .758
Dmitri Young 4 7 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 2 .286 .286 .571 .857 0 0 0 16 29 3 7 0 2 0 .241 .594
Totals 112 221 18 45 4 2 4 15 11 53 .204 .244 .294 .538 1 1 162 5502 759 1468 142 149 .267 .736

Atlanta Braves Pitching

* indicates player was with multiple teams
Playoff Series Stats Regular Season Stats
Name G GS ERA W L SV CG IP H R ER BB SO WHIP G GS ERA W L SV IP H BB SO WHIP
Steve Avery 2 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 1 1 1.500 24 23 4.47 7 10 0 131.0 146 40 86 1.420
Mike Bielecki 3 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 1 5 0.333 40 5 2.63 4 3 2 75.1 63 33 71 1.274
Brad Clontz 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 81 0 5.69 6 3 1 80.2 78 33 49 1.376
Tom Glavine 2 2 2.08 1 1 0 0 13.0 10 3 3 0 9 0.769 36 36 2.98 15 10 0 235.1 222 85 181 1.305
Greg Maddux 2 2 2.51 1 1 0 0 14.1 15 9 4 2 10 1.186 35 35 2.72 15 11 0 245.0 225 28 172 1.033
Greg McMichael 3 0 9.00 0 1 0 0 2.0 4 2 2 1 3 2.500 73 0 3.22 5 3 2 86.2 84 27 78 1.281
Denny Neagle 2 1 2.35 0 0 0 0 7.2 2 2 2 3 8 0.652 *33 33 3.50 16 9 0 221.1 226 48 149 1.238
John Smoltz 2 2 1.20 2 0 0 0 15.0 12 2 2 3 12 1.000 35 35 2.94 24 8 0 253.2 199 55 276 1.001
Terrell Wade 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 44 8 2.97 5 0 1 69.2 57 47 79 1.493
Mark Wohlers 3 0 0.00 0 0 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 4 0.000 77 0 3.03 2 4 39 77.1 71 21 100 1.190
Totals 21 7 1.92 4 3 2 0 61.0 45 18 13 11 53 0.918 162 162 3.523 96 66 1469.0 1372 451 1245 1.241

St. Louis Cardinals Pitching

* indicates player was with multiple teams
Playoff Series Stats Regular Season Stats
Name G GS ERA W L SV CG IP H R ER BB SO WHIP G GS ERA W L SV IP H BB SO WHIP
Alan Benes 2 1 2.84 0 1 0 0 6.1 3 2 2 2 5 0.789 34 32 4.90 13 10 0 191.0 192 87 131 1.461
Andy Benes 3 2 5.28 0 0 0 0 15.1 19 9 9 3 9 1.435 36 34 3.83 18 10 1 230.1 215 77 160 1.268
Dennis Eckersley 3 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 3.1 2 0 0 0 4 0.600 63 0 3.30 0 6 30 60.0 65 6 49 1.183
Tony Fossas 5 0 2.08 0 0 0 0 4.1 1 1 1 3 1 0.923 65 0 2.68 0 4 2 47.0 43 21 36 1.362
Rick Honeycutt 5 0 9.00 0 0 0 0 4.0 5 4 4 3 3 2.000 61 0 2.85 2 1 4 47.1 42 7 30 1.035
Danny Jackson 1 0 9.00 0 0 0 0 3.0 7 3 3 3 3 3.333 13 4 4.46 1 1 0 36.1 33 16 27 1.349
T.J. Mathews 2 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0.2 2 0 0 1 2 4.500 67 0 3.01 2 6 6 83.2 62 32 80 1.124
Donovan Osborne 2 2 9.39 1 1 0 0 7.2 12 8 8 4 6 2.087 30 30 3.53 13 9 0 198.2 191 57 134 1.248
Mark Petkovsek 6 0 7.36 0 1 0 0 7.1 11 6 6 3 7 1.909 48 6 3.55 11 2 0 88.2 83 35 45 1.331
Todd Stottlemyre 3 2 12.38 1 1 0 0 8.0 15 11 11 3 11 2.250 34 33 3.87 14 11 0 223.1 191 93 194 1.272
Totals 32 7 6.60 3 4 1 0 60.0 77 44 44 25 51 1.700 162 162 3.972 88 74 1452.1 1380 539 1050 1.321

WS: NYY-ATL / ALCS: NYY-BAL / NLCS: ATL-STL / Div. Series: BAL-CLE / NYY-TEX / ATL-LAD / STL-SDP
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