Catchers and pitchers who tended to start together for the Atlanta Braves

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YearGamesPitcher (starts)As batteryCatcher (starts)
1921152Dana Fillingim (23)
22
Hank Gowdy (46)
1921152Jack Scott (28)
21
Frank Gibson (23)
1921152Mule Watson (30)
30
Mickey O'Neil (83)
1922154Dana Fillingim (12)
12
Hank Gowdy (61)
1922154Frank Miller (23)
17
Hank Gowdy (61)
1922154Mule Watson (27)
21
Mickey O'Neil (73)
1923155Jesse Barnes (23)
19
Earl Smith (47)
1927155Larry Benton (10)
8
Zack Taylor (25)
1927155Kent Greenfield (26)
14
Frank Gibson (41)
1932155Bob Brown (28)
24
Al Spohrer (94)
1939152Joe Sullivan (11)
8
Phil Masi (21)
1940152Manny Salvo (20)
17
Ray Berres (79)
1940152Joe Sullivan (22)
16
Phil Masi (31)
1943153Red Barrett (31)
15
Hugh Poland (35)
1943153Jim Tobin (30)
30
Phil Masi (65)
1944155Nate Andrews (34)
26
Clyde Kluttz (57)
1944155Red Barrett (30)
14
Stew Hofferth (41)
1944155Jim Tobin (36)
35
Phil Masi (51)
1945154Jim Tobin (25)
21
Phil Masi (91)
1956155Bob Buhl (33)
20
Del Rice (59)
1956155Warren Spahn (35)
28
Del Crandall (87)
1957155Bob Buhl (31)
26
Del Rice (44)
1957155Lew Burdette (33)
26
Del Crandall (92)
1957155Warren Spahn (35)
31
Del Crandall (92)
1958154Bob Buhl (10)
10
Del Rice (33)
1962162Bob Shaw (29)
24
Del Crandall (88)
1962162Warren Spahn (34)
26
Del Crandall (88)
1967162Phil Niekro (20)
20
Bob Uecker (48)
1968163Phil Niekro (34)
22
Bob Tillman (66)
1969162Phil Niekro (35)
34
Bob Didier (108)
1969162Milt Pappas (24)
16
Bob Tillman (52)
1970162Phil Niekro (32)
20
Bob Didier (48)
1971162Phil Niekro (36)
17
Bob Didier (43)
1973162Ron Schueler (20)
16
Paul Casanova (64)
1974163Carl Morton (38)
21
Paul Casanova (29)
1977162Andy Messersmith (16)
13
Vic Correll (46)
1978162Preston Hanna (28)
20
Biff Pocoroba (77)
1979160Tony Brizzolara (19)
14
Joe Nolan (58)
1979160Phil Niekro (44)
29
Bruce Benedict (69)
1980161Larry McWilliams (30)
14
Bill Nahorodny (38)
1980161Phil Niekro (38)
35
Bruce Benedict (111)
1982162Phil Niekro (35)
32
Bruce Benedict (111)
1984162Pete Falcone (16)
13
Alex Trevino (66)
1984162Rick Mahler (29)
25
Bruce Benedict (95)
1986161Doyle Alexander (17)
13
Bruce Benedict (49)
1987161Zane Smith (36)
13
Ted Simmons (14)
1988160Tom Glavine (34)
26
Bruce Benedict (76)
1988160Rick Mahler (34)
25
Ozzie Virgil (81)
1988160John Smoltz (12)
12
Bruce Benedict (76)
1989161Zane Smith (17)
15
Jody Davis (61)
1991162Tom Glavine (34)
34
Greg Olson (113)
1992162Mike Bielecki (14)
14
Damon Berryhill (75)
1992162Charlie Leibrandt (31)
26
Greg Olson (85)
1993162Steve Avery (35)
24
Greg Olson (73)
1993162Greg Maddux (36)
36
Damon Berryhill (85)
1993162Pete Smith (14)
14
Damon Berryhill (85)
1993162John Smoltz (35)
30
Greg Olson (73)
1994114Greg Maddux (25)
22
Javy Lopez (72)
1994114John Smoltz (21)
21
Charlie O'Brien (42)
1995144Steve Avery (29)
28
Charlie O'Brien (56)
1995144Tom Glavine (29)
26
Javy Lopez (86)
1995144Greg Maddux (28)
22
Charlie O'Brien (56)
1995144Kent Mercker (26)
25
Javy Lopez (86)
1995144John Smoltz (29)
28
Javy Lopez (86)
1996162Steve Avery (23)
13
Eddie Perez (37)
1996162Tom Glavine (36)
36
Javy Lopez (125)
1996162Greg Maddux (35)
17
Eddie Perez (37)
1996162John Smoltz (35)
34
Javy Lopez (125)
1997162Tom Glavine (33)
29
Javy Lopez (107)
1997162Greg Maddux (33)
31
Eddie Perez (52)
1997162John Smoltz (35)
30
Javy Lopez (107)
1998162Tom Glavine (33)
33
Javy Lopez (123)
1998162Greg Maddux (34)
32
Eddie Perez (39)
1999162Greg Maddux (33)
33
Eddie Perez (85)
1999162Odalis Perez (17)
12
Javy Lopez (56)
2000162Tom Glavine (35)
33
Javy Lopez (121)
2000162Greg Maddux (35)
14
Paul Bako (17)
2000162Greg Maddux (35)
14
Fernando Lunar (17)
2001162Tom Glavine (35)
33
Javy Lopez (115)
2001162Greg Maddux (34)
34
Paul Bako (45)
2002161Tom Glavine (36)
27
Javy Lopez (92)
2002161Greg Maddux (34)
31
Henry Blanco (64)
2003162Mike Hampton (31)
29
Javy Lopez (114)
2003162Greg Maddux (36)
33
Henry Blanco (42)
2003162Russ Ortiz (34)
30
Javy Lopez (114)
2004162Horacio Ramirez (9)
9
Eddie Perez (42)
2004162Jaret Wright (32)
30
Johnny Estrada (120)
2005162Mike Hampton (12)
8
Eddie Perez (9)
2005162John Smoltz (33)
18
Brian McCann (49)
2007162John Smoltz (32)
32
Brian McCann (130)

Includes all games played 1919-2010.
Selected according to the formula (M - P * C / T) >= 6, where T = team games, P = games started by the pitcher, C = games started by the catcher, and M = mutual starts by the pitcher and catcher. In essence, any battery which started together 6 more times than would have been expected if their individual starts had been distributed randomly is considered to include a personal catcher.
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