1972, 1974-1979
Rowland Office
Rowland Johnnie Office was born Oct. 25, 1952 at Sacramento, Calif. Rowland was an outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Braves, the Montreal Expos and the New York Yankees. Office batted and threw left. He graduated from McClatchy High School in 1970 and attended Sacramento City College. The Braves signed Office after selection in fourth round of the 1970 free agent draft. Rowland was one of the top hitters in the Western Carolina League in 1971 and he was second at Richmond in doubles (17) and led in total bases (164) in 1973. Office was named as the fourth outfielder on The Sporting News All-Rookie team in 1974.
Braves Career Highlights
Office is credited with making one of the best catches ever seen in Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, falling over the center field fence to rob the Padres' Mike Ivie in a 1977 game. In 1975 Rowland put together a 29-game hitting streak, tops in the National League that year.
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