On September 14, 1976 Al Autry made his major league debut as the starting pitcher for the Atlanta Braves against the Houston Astros at Atlanta's Fulton County Stadium. It was the second game of a doubleheader.
Autry pitched five innings, gave up four hits, three earned runs and struck out three. He gave up home runs to Cesar Cedeno and Jose Cruz and struck out Cliff Johnson twice. The Braves won the game 4-3 and Autry was credited with the win.
This would be Al Autry's only appearance in the major leagues.