Terry Pendleton

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Terry Lee Pendleton

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Biographical Information[edit]

Atlanta Braves Hitting Coach Terry Pendleton and Infielder Kelly Johnson

Terry Pendleton was signed as a 7th round draft pick in the 1982 amateur draft by the St. Louis Cardinals and scout Steve Flores.

As a rookie, Pendleton played in 65 straight games before having to be benched due to an insect bite on his leg. Pendleton was the 1991 National League MVP and finished second in the voting in 1992. He won three Gold Gloves in a 15-year career in which he had nearly 1,900 hits.

He appeared in five World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves.

After retiring as a player in 1998, he has been the Atlanta Braves hitting coach starting in 2002. On May 17, 2016, Pendleton moved to bench coach following the firing of manager Fredi Gonzalez and bench coach Carlos Tosca. He stayed in the job until the end of the 2017 season.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NL All-Star (1992)
  • NL MVP (1991)
  • 3-time NL Gold Glove Winner (1987, 1989 & 1992)
  • 1991 NL Comeback Player of the Year Award
  • NL Batting Average Leader (1991)
  • 2-time NL Hits Leader (1991 & 1992)
  • NL Total Bases Leader (1991)
  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 2 (1991 & 1992)
  • 100 RBI Seasons: 1 (1992)

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Further Reading[edit]

  • Will Leitch: "Better than you remember: Terry Pendleton", mlb.com, May 16, 2020. [1]
  • Terry Pendleton (as told to George Vass): "The Game I'll Never Forget", Baseball Digest, June 1994, pp. 47-49. [2]
  • Terry Pendleton (as told to Jeff Berlinicke): "The Game I'll Never Forget", Baseball Digest, July 2006, pp. 68-70. [3]

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