1987 would feature some special talent, but it wasn't the pitchers that made 1987 so remarkable… it was the hitters. 3 future All Star sluggers would come to Greenville as Ron Gant (27 2b, 14 HRs,.247),  David Justice (6 HR, .227) and Jeff Blauser (.249), all put on Double-A Braves uniforms. Despite the talent, it wasn't an impressive year for any of them statistically… probably the reason for the 5th place finish. Municipal Stadium meanwhile broke the 200,000 mark for the 4th year in a row.