09/29/2003 11:30 PM ET
Braves' facts and figures
By Sora Childress / MLB.com
When the 162-game marathon ended with a 5-2 win over the Phillies in the final game at Veterans Stadium, the Braves had secured home-field advantage throughout the National League playoffs and compiled a 101-61 record that tied the Yankees for the best in the Majors..
Final MLB standings
Record vs. Cubs
The Atlanta Braves took four out of six of their meetings with the Chicago Cubs this year, but the Cubs made an impact, especially on Marcus Giles.
Record vs. playoff teams
The Braves went 17-17 against teams in this year's postseason field. They had losing records against Florida, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. Against AL teams, they went 2-1 against Oakland.
Record vs. winning teams
The Braves had the most success against Montreal (12-7). They went 9-10 against the Marlins and played nine teams above .500.
The Braves were second in the league in hitting (.284), runs (907) and slugging percentage. The Braves finished second in homers (235) and had eight players with double-digits in that category.
MLB hitting stats
Javy Lopez led the team with 43 homers, hitting .328 with 109 RBIs. Gary Sheffield hit 39 home runs with 132 RBIs. Andruw Jones had 36 homers with 119 RBIs.
Braves hitting stats
The Braves finished first in the league with a 3.13 ERA.
MLB pitching stats
Russ Ortiz led the team in wins (21). Greg Maddux led the team in innings pitched (218 1/3) in with 16 wins under his belt. Maddux became the first pitcher in Major League history to win at least 15 games in 16 consecutive seasons, topping the old mark he shared with Cy Young.
Braves pitching stats
The Braves were 20th in the league in fielding percentage (.981) and turned the fourth-most double plays.
MLB fielding stats
Rafael Furcal led the NL with double plays (108) and was tied with the Dodgers' Cesar Izturis in the NL with 481 assists.
Braves fielding stats
Kevin Gryboski (3 G, 3.2 IP)
Mike Hampton (4 G, 23 IP, 0-2, 5.87 ERA)
Roberto Hernandez (7 G, 5.1 IP, 0-1, 5.06 ERA)
Darren Holmes (7 G, 5.2 IP, 1-0, 6.35 ERA)
Greg Maddux (30 G, 184 IP, 11-13, 3.23 ERA)
Kent Mercker (15 G, 21.1 IP, 0-2, 3.80 ERA)
Russ Ortiz (6 G, 30.1 IP, 2-0, 5.04 ERA)
Shane Reynolds (5 G, 28 IP, 1-3, 4.18 ERA)
John Smoltz (35 G, 192 IP, 12-4, 2.72 ERA)
Jaret Wright (9 G, 37.1 IP, 3-3, 7.23 ERA)
Henry Blanco (2 G, .167)
Javy Lopez (55 G, .263, 10 HR, 28 RBI)
Vinny Castilla (12 G, .386, 5 HR, 11 RBI)
Mark DeRosa (9 G, .333, 3 RBI)
Julio Franco (17 G, .219, 2 HR, 5 RBI)
Matt Franco (13 G, .125)
Rafael Furcal (8 G, .200, 2 RBI)
Marcus Giles (11 G, .235, 1 HR, 2 RBI)
Darren Bragg (7 G, .067)
Andruw Jones (61 G, .249, 7 HR, 22 RBI)
Chipper Jones (77 G, .309, 10 HR, 39 RBI)
Gary Sheffield (21 G, .258, 4 HR, 8 RBI)
2003 Stats vs. Cubs
Third baseman Vinny Castilla was the most consistent hitter against the Cubs during the regular season. In six games, Castilla hit .565 (13-for23) with three home runs and 12 RBIs.
Greg Maddux was the only Braves starter who had any decent amount of success against the Cubs. He was 2-0 with a 2.77 ERA against his former team.
Career vs. Game 1 starter Kerry Wood
Henry Blanco: .000 (0-for-2), 1 K
Vinny Castilla: .222 (2-for-9), 2 Ks
Robert Fick: .250 (1-for-4),
Julio Franco: .000 (0-for-3), 2 Ks
Marcus Giles: .333 (1-for-3), 1 RBI
Andruw Jones: .267 (4-for-15), 1 RBI, 6 Ks
Chipper Jones: .214 (3-for-14), HR, 2 RBIs, 3 Ks
Javy Lopez: .000 (0-for-9), 3 Ks
Russ Ortiz: .000 (0-for-3), 2 Ks
Gary Sheffield: .000 (0-for-3), 1 K
Sora Childress is an editorial producer for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.