The Atlanta Braves will make the short trip to Bradenton Thursday where they will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bryse Wilson is scheduled to make his first start of the spring for Atlanta. Wilson is among the group that is vying for a spot in the team’s rotation.
Go back the past 25 full seasons and the NL had more than two No. hitters in MLB’s top five in RBI just once but had three or more in the top five of runs driven in among No. hitters 17 times and had four of the top five five times.
In 18 games in Atlanta in 1977, all at catcher, Murphy batted . with eight doubles, those two home runs and 14 RBIs. Bobby Cox took over as Braves manager in 1978, and for the first time (but obviously not the last), Murphy changed positions.