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Terry Pendleton #9

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Full Name:
Terry Pendleton
Uniform #:
9

Terry Pendleton is in his 16th season on the Braves' coaching staff and his second as bench coach...He moved into his current role in May 2015, when Brian Snitker was named as manager.

Pendleton previously served five-plus seasons (2011-16) as the club's first base coach and was the hitting coach for nine seasons, from 2002 to 2010. 

In 2008, under Pendelton's guidance, Chipper Jones led the majors with a .364 batting average to become the first Brave to win the N.L. batting title since Pendleton himself won in 1991.

In 2005, Pendleton was instrumental in outfielder Andruw Jones' MVP-caliber season, as Jones adopted a new batting stance and established a Braves' franchise record with 51 home runs.

In his second season as Braves' hitting coach in 2003, the team established franchise bests in home runs (235), hits (1,608), doubles (321) and slugging percentage (.475) and had the highest team batting average in Atlanta history (.284). 

Pendleton was named to the Braves staff in November 2001, after enjoying a 15-year Major League playing career. 
He was selected the N.L. Most Valuable Player in 1991 and was an All-Star third baseman in 1992 while playing for the Braves.

A switch-hitter, Pendleton batted .287 with 71 home runs and 322 RBI in 593 games for Atlanta and .270 with 140 homers and 946 RBI in 1,893 games overall with the St. Louis Cardinals, Braves, Florida Marlins, Cincinnati Reds and Kansas City Royals. 

He was a three-time recipient of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award (in 1987 and 1989 with St. Louis and in 1992 with Atlanta).

Signed as a free agent in December of 1990 by general manager John Schuerholz, Pendleton played for the Braves from 1991 through 1994 and in part of 1996.

In 1991 he batted an NL-best .319 with 22 home runs and 86 RBI...He tied for the league lead with 303 total bases, helping him earn the N.L. MVP Award, as well as Comeback Player of the Year honors.

He was voted an All-Star starter in 1992, hitting .296 with 13 home runs and 51 RBI before the break and finishing the year with a .311 average, 21 homers and a career-high 105 RBI to lead the Braves to another pennant. He led the N.L. with a .387 average with runners in scoring position and had a career-best 199 hits, a franchise record for third basemen.

Pendleton signed with the Marlins as a free agent in April 1995. 

Florida traded him back to Atlanta in exchange for outfielder Roosevelt Brown in August 1996.

Pendleton was signed as a free agent by the Reds in January 1997 and the Royals in January 1998. 

He retired as a player the following December. 

Pendleton played collegiate baseball at Oxnard (Calif.) Community College and Fresno State University...He was selected by the Cardinals in the seventh round of the 1982 June draft after an All-America campaign at Fresno State.

He was inducted into the California Community College Athelitc Association Hall of Fame in March 2016.

Terry and his wife Catherine reside in Duluth, Ga., with their three children: Stephanie, Terry and Trinity

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