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1979 National League Championship SeriesPittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds
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Johnny Bench played for CIN in this series.
From here, you can see all games for this Playoff Series along with game capsules and player statistics. Click the Boxscore link to see a detailed newspaper-style boxscore or click the PBP to see an at-bat by at-bat play by play.

Series ResultPittsburgh Pirates defeated Cincinnati Reds 3 games to 0
Most Valuable Player of SeriesWillie Stargell

Pittsburgh Pirates ManagerChuck Tanner
Cincinnati Reds ManagerJohn McNamara

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Game #1 - Tuesday October 2,1979

Pittsburgh Pirates 5   Cincinnati Reds 2

PIT00200000003
CIN00200000003

Game #2 - Wednesday October 3,1979

Pittsburgh Pirates 3   Cincinnati Reds 2

PIT0001100001
CIN0001100001
WP:   Don Robinson
LP:   Doug Bair
SV:   (none)

Game #3 - Friday October 5,1979

Pittsburgh Pirates 7   Cincinnati Reds 1

CIN000001000
PIT000001000

Batting Stats

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Player NamePOsAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
Ed OttC27313030000000200000.231.231.231.4623013.273.000.0000.0015.380.000.000.000.00
Tim FoliSS28312141003000000000.333.333.417.7505112.333.084.0830.000.000.000.000.0025.00
Bill Madlock3B28312130012202000000.250.357.500.8576114.182.250.58314.290.000.007.1412.0033.33
Omar MorenoOF26312330100102200000.250.357.417.7745114.300.167.41714.2914.291.000.000.0033.33
Phil Garner2B-3B30312450111001000000.417.462.8331.29510213.364.416.5007.690.000.007.6912.0040.00
Dave ParkerOF28312240002102300000.333.429.333.7624014.444.000.25014.2921.431.500.000.000.00
Willie StargellOF-1B39311252026003200000.455.5711.1821.75313414.429.7271.00021.4314.290.6714.295.5080.00
John Milner1B-OF2939000000002000000.000.182.000.1820011.000.000.22218.180.000.000.000.000.00
John CandelariaP2513000000000200000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
Bert BlylevenP2813110000000100000.333.333.333.666103.500.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
Bill RobinsonOF3633000000000000000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Grant JacksonP3621000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Kent TekulveP3221000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Mike EaslerOF2811000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Jim BibbyP3410000000001000000.0001.000.0001.000001.000.000.000100.000.000.000.000.000.00
Player NamePOsAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
Ray Knight3B-1B26314041000100200000.286.286.357.6435114.333.071.1430.0014.290.000.000.0025.00
Dave CollinsOF26314051001200200000.357.357.429.7866114.417.072.2140.0014.290.000.000.0020.00
Dave ConcepcionSS31314161000000300000.429.429.500.9297114.545.071.0710.0021.430.000.000.0016.67
Johnny BenchC31312130111002200000.250.357.6671.0248214.222.417.58314.2914.291.007.1412.0066.67
Dan Driessen1B27312110000001300000.083.154.083.2371013.111.000.0837.6923.083.000.000.000.00
Joe Morgan2B35311000000103100000.000.214.000.2140014.000.000.36421.437.140.330.000.000.00
George FosterOF30310120012004300000.200.429.500.9295114.167.300.70028.5721.430.757.1410.0050.00
Cesar GeronimoOF3127010000000500000.143.143.143.286107.500.000.0000.0071.430.000.000.000.00
Hector CruzOF-3B2625111000000100000.200.200.400.600215.250.200.2000.0020.000.000.000.00100.00
Harry Spilman1B2422000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Tom SeaverP3412000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
Rick AuerbachSS2922000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
Tom HumeP2631000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Fred NormanP3611000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Frank PastoreP2110000001001000000.0001.000.0001.000001.000.000.000100.000.000.000.000.000.00

Pitching Stats

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Player NameAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
Bert Blyleven101.001109.0810900.898.000.000.009.0000.001.00028
Jim Bibby001.291007.0414501.145.140.005.146.431.250.00.00034
John Candelaria002.571007.0521400.866.430.001.295.144.000.00.00025
Kent Tekulve003.002003.0212201.336.000.006.006.001.000.00.00032
Don Robinson100.002012.0001300.500.000.004.5013.503.000.001.00022
Grant Jackson100.002002.0101001.004.500.004.500.000.000.001.00036
Enrique Romo000.002000.13011040.0081.000.0027.0027.001.000.00.00031
Dave Roberts00null1000.000100----------0.00null.00034
Player NameAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
Tom Seaver002.251008.0522500.885.630.002.255.632.500.00.00034
Frank Pastore002.571007.0723101.439.000.003.861.290.330.00.00021
Tom Hume016.753004.0630201.5013.500.000.004.5000.00.00026
Dave Tomlin000.003003.0302301.679.000.006.009.001.500.00.00030
Mario Soto000.001002.0000100.000.000.000.004.5000.00.00022
Fred Norman0018.001002.0441102.5018.000.004.504.501.000.00.00036
Mike LaCoss0110.801001.2124004.175.400.0021.600.000.000.00.00023
Doug Bair019.001001.0211003.0018.000.009.000.000.000.00.00029
Charlie Leibrandt000.001000.1000000.000.000.000.000.0000.00.00022