Braves Have Plenty Left in Reserves

From Associated Press

If you didn’t realize the Atlanta Braves have been the National League’s best team in the 1990s, you will after looking at the list of All-Star game reserves.

Six Brave reserves, pitchers Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Denny Neagle, catcher Javy Lopez and infielders Chipper Jones and Jeff Blauser will join starting outfielder Kenny Lofton to dominated the NL team, chosen, coincidentally, by Brave Manager Bobby Cox.

Both Houston--with first baseman Jeff Bagwell and second baseman Craig Biggio among fan selections--and San Francisco have three players on the team. Pitcher Darryl Kile was added from the Astros. Added from the Giants were pitchers Shawn Estes and Rod Beck and outfielder Barry Bonds.

Filling out the pitching staff were Pedro Martinez of Montreal, Kevin Brown of Florida, Bobby Jones of New York and Philadelphia’s Curt Schilling.


New York’s Todd Hundley gave the NL three catchers. The rest of the position players added by Cox were infielders Andres Galarraga of Colorado, Mark Grace of Chicago and Tony Womack of Pittsburgh, and outfielders Moises Alou of Florida and Ray Lankford of St. Louis.


NL All-Stars

Starters and reserves for the 1997 National League All-Star team:



Position, Player, Team

1B, Jeff Bagwell, Houston

2B, Craig Biggio, Houston

3B, Ken Caminiti, San Diego

SS, Barry Larkin, Cincinnati

OF, Kenny Lofton, Atlanta

OF, Larry Walker, Colorado


OF, Tony Gwynn, San Diego

C, Mike Piazza, Dodgers



Position, Player, Team

IF, Jeff Blauser, Atlanta

IF, Andres Galarraga, Colorado

IF, Mark Grace, Chicago


IF, Chipper Jones, Atlanta

IF, Tony Womack, Pittsburgh

OF, Moises Alou, Florida

OF, Barry Bonds, San Francisco

OF, Ray Lankford, St. Louis

C, Todd Hundley, New York

C, Javy Lopez, Atlanta



Rod Beck, San Francisco

Kevin Brown, Florida

Shawn Estes, San Francisco

Tom Glavine, Atlanta

Bobby Jones, New York

Darryl Kile, Houston

Greg Maddux, Atlanta

Pedro Martinez, Montreal

Denny Neagle, Atlanta

Curt Schilling, Philadelphia