BiographyTerry Harper was born on Friday, Aug. 19, 1955, in Douglasville, Ga. He graduated from Douglas County High School in 1973. He was drafted in the 16th round of the 1973 Draft. Harper broke into the Major Leagues on Sept. 12, 1980, with the Atlanta Braves.
Braves Career HighlightsHarper's first Major League hit was a triple off San Diego's Rick Wise, Sept. 13, 1980, in his second big-league game. His first Major League homer came as a pinch-hitter off John Curtis, also of San Diego, May 24, 1981. Originally signed as a pitcher in 1973, he was converted into an everyday player in 1976. Terry posted career single-season highs in hits (130), home runs (17), and RBIs (72) in 1985, in a very productive year as an everyday starter. He also finished the year playing a solid outfield with a team high 10 assists, 11th best in the National League.
Terry posted a .254 batting average with 36 home runs and 163 RBI in 473 games with the Braves. Also had 29 outfield assists.
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