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1979 Minor League Standings

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  • Standings below are by league, sorted by level from AAA to Rookie. There are also 2 Top 10 lists that span all of Minor League Baseball.
  • Note that the several full season minor leagues split the season in 2 and have standings for the 1st and 2nd halves. The winners of divisions in both halves will meet in the playoffs. TBC displays the aggregate standings and does not track the split season.
  • Minor League Standings are available since 1977.
  • Playoff teams are in bold
  • American Association (AAA)1979PREV - NEXTTop

    East
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    122Evansville TripletsS - R - F1367858.574--Jim LeylandBosse Field120,265
    244Springfield RedbirdsS - R - F1367363.5375.0Hal LanierLanphier Park94,910
    360Iowa OaksS - R - F1366967.5079.0Joe SparksSec Taylor Stadium136,100
    469Indianapolis IndiansS - R - F1366769.49311.0Roy MajtykaBush Stadium166,063
    West
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    146Oklahoma City 89ersS - R - F1357263.533--Lee EliaAll Sports Stadium193,792
    279Omaha RoyalsS - R - F1366571.4787.5Gordon MacKenzieJohnny Rosenblatt Stadium157,277
    390Denver BearsS - R - F1356273.45910.0Jack McKeonMile High Stadium335,684
    4110Wichita AerosS - R - F1365779.41915.5-Lawrence-Dumont Stadium92,611

    International League (AAA)1979PREV - NEXTTop

    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    111Columbus ClippersS - R - F1398554.612--Johnny LiponCooper Stadium599,544
    236Syracuse ChiefsS - R - F1407763.5508.5Vern BensonMacArthur Stadium176,539
    340Richmond BravesS - R - F1407664.5439.5Tom BurgessParker Field159,864
    453Tidewater TidesS - R - F1407367.52112.5Frank VerdiMet Park111,570
    584Pawtucket Red SoxS - R - F1406674.47119.5Joe MorganMcCoy Stadium147,420
    685Charleston CharliesS - R - F1396574.46820.0Jim BeauchampWalt Powell Park72,609
    795Toledo Mud HensS - R - F1396376.45322.0Cal ErmerLucas County Stadium148,592
    8119Rochester Red WingsS - R - F1395386.38132.0Doc EdwardsSilver Stadium20,013

    Pacific Coast League (AAA)1979PREV - NEXTTop

    Northern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    143Vancouver CanadiansS - R - F1477968.537--John FelskeNat Bailey Stadium131,367
    261Tacoma TugsS - R - F1477473.5035.0Gene DusanCheney Stadium181,443
    365Portland BeaversS - R - F1477374.4976.0Johnny LiponCivic Stadium159,181
    473Hawaii IslandersS - R - F1487276.4867.5Dick PhillipsAloha Stadium176,049
    588Spokane IndiansS - R - F1476879.46311.0Rene LachemannAvista Stadium217,300
    Southern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    118Albuquerque DukesS - R - F1488662.581--Del CrandallAlbuquerque Sports Stadium266,586
    242Salt Lake GullsS - R - F1488068.5416.0Jimy WilliamsDerks Field214,825
    362Tucson TorosS - R - F1487474.50012.0Rich DonnellyHi Corbett Field175,213
    471Ogden A'sS - R - F1477275.49013.5Jose PaganJohn Affleck park77,027
    5113Phoenix GiantsS - R - F1475988.40126.5Rocky BridgesPhoenix Municipal Stadium162,496

    Eastern League (AA)1979PREV - NEXTTop

    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    116West Haven YankeesS - R - F1398356.597--Stump MerrillQuigley Stadium71,302
    231Reading PhilliesS - R - F1387761.5585.5Jim SnyderReading Municipal Memorial Stadium84,200
    351Bristol Red SoxS - R - F1397366.52510.0Tony TorchiaMuzzy Field66,844
    457Buffalo BisonsS - R - F1397267.51811.0Steve DemeterWar Memorial Stadium133,148
    596Holyoke MillersS - R - F1396376.45320.0George FarsonMackenzie Stadium50,207
    6125Waterbury A'sS - R - F1404991.35034.5Edward NottleMunicipal Stadium30,339

    Southern League (AA)1979PREV - NEXTTop

    Eastern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    117Columbus AstrosS - R - F1438459.587--Jimmy JohnsonGolden Park108,076
    259Charlotte O'sS - R - F1427369.51410.5Jimmy WilliamsCrockett Park122,336
    372Jacksonville SunsS - R - F1416972.48914.0Joe JonesSam W. Wolfson Baseball Park114,546
    4106Orlando TwinsS - R - F1416081.42623.0Roy McMillanTinker Field41,021
    5109Savannah BravesS - R - F1436083.42024.0Eddie HaasGrayson Stadium85,001
    Western
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    121Nashville SoundsS - R - F1448361.576--George SchergerHerschel Greer Stadium515,482
    225Memphis ChicksS - R - F1448262.5691.0Billy GardnerTim McCarver Stadium226,832
    355Chattanooga LookoutsS - R - F1447569.5218.0Woody SmithEngel Stadium107,780
    489Knoxville SoxS - R - F1416576.46116.5Gordy LundBill Meyer Stadium62,876
    5103Montgomery RebelsS - R - F1436281.43420.5Denny SomersPaterson Field98,487

    Texas League (AA)1979PREV - NEXTTop

    Eastern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    123Arkansas TravelersS - R - F1337657.571--Tommy ThompsonRay Winder Field183,643
    241Shreveport CaptainsS - R - F1357362.5414.0Andy GilbertSPAR Stadium47,333
    356Jackson MetsS - R - F1357065.5197.0Bob WellmanSmith-Wills Stadium68,340
    4102Tulsa DrillersS - R - F1335875.43618.0Jimmie SchafferOiler Park48,844
    Western
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    129Midland CubsS - R - F1357659.563--Randy HundleyCubs Stadium89,915
    249San Antonio DodgersS - R - F1316962.5275.0Don LeJohnV.J. Keefe Memorial Stadium63,990
    3100El Paso DiablosS - R - F1366175.44915.5Moose StubingDudley Field266,475
    4114Amarillo Gold SoxS - R - F1365482.39722.5Glenn Ezell, Rusty GerhardtPotter County Memorial Stadium57,667

    California League (A+)1979PREV - NEXTTop

    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    199Bakersfield OutlawsS - R - F1406377.450--Ron MihalSam Lynn Ballpark0
    Northern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    152Reno Silver SoxS - R - F1417467.525--Eddie WattMoana Stadium59,422
    258Stockton PortsS - R - F1417368.5181.0Lee SigmanBilly Hebert Field25,901
    377Lodi DodgersS - R - F1396772.4826.0Stan WasiakLawrence Park44,102
    483Modesto A'sS - R - F1406674.4717.5Gaylen PittsDel Webb Field61,037
    5126Santa Clara PadresS - R - F1404793.33626.5Joseph Volpi19,952
    Southern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    14San Jose MissionsS - R - F1408951.636--Bob DidierSan Jose Municipal Stadium71,320
    29Visalia OaksS - R - F1408654.6143.0Tom KellyRecreation Park50,199
    367Salinas AngelsS - R - F1406971.49320.0Chris CannizzaroMunicipal Stadium53,023
    481Fresno GiantsS - R - F1396673.47522.5Jack MullEuless Ballpark74,985

    Carolina League (A+)1979PREV - NEXTTop

    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    113Winston-Salem Red SoxS - R - F1408555.607--Bill SlackErnie Shore Field68,702
    238Alexandria MarinersS - R - F1367462.5449.0Bobby FloydMunicipal Stadium34,614
    364Peninsula PilotsS - R - F1366868.50015.0Ron ClarkWar Memorial Stadium44,050
    470Kinston EaglesS - R - F1366769.49316.0Duane LarsonGrainger Stadium38,569
    593Lynchburg MetsS - R - F1346173.45521.0Jack AkerLynchburg City Stadium53,400
    6115Salem PiratesS - R - F1365482.39729.0Jim MahoneySalem Municipal Stadium43,036

    Florida State League (A+)1979PREV - NEXTTop

    Northern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    120Winter Haven Red SoxS - R - F1377958.577--Rac SliderChain of Lakes Park28,002
    235Tampa TarponsS - R - F1347460.5523.5Mike ComptonAl Lopez Field93,303
    366Dunedin Blue JaysS - R - F1376869.49611.0Denis MenkeGrant Field36,676
    482St. Petersburg CardinalsS - R - F1356471.47414.0Sonny RubertoAl Lang Field157,669
    5124Lakeland TigersS - R - F1375087.36529.0Fred HatfieldJoker Marchant Stadium54,017
    Southern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    13Fort Lauderdale YankeesS - R - F1439251.643--Doug HolmquistFort Lauderdale Stadium76,762
    237West Palm Beach ExposS - R - F1447965.54913.5Larry BearnarthWest Palm Beach Municipal Stadium125,213
    363Fort Myers RoyalsS - R - F1386969.50020.5Gene LamontTerry Park Ballfield59,194
    4105Miami OriolesS - R - F1416081.42631.0Lance NicholsMiami Stadium41,313
    5112Daytona AstrosS - R - F1365680.41232.5Carlos AlfonsoJackie Robinson Ballpark50,109

    Midwest League (A)1979PREV - NEXTTop

    Northern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    115Waterloo IndiansS - R - F1358154.600--Cal EmeryMunicipal Stadium70,196
    247Wausau TimbersS - R - F1306961.5319.5Tom RobsonAthletic Park43,059
    387Appleton FoxesS - R - F1356372.46718.0Jim BreazealeGoodland Field72,011
    494Wisconsin Rapids TwinsS - R - F1326072.45519.5Rick StelmaszekWitter Field41,239
    Southern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    119Quad Cities CubsS - R - F1337756.579--Jim NapierJohn O'Donnell Stadium89,256
    234Clinton DodgersS - R - F1337459.5563.0Dick McLaughlinRiverview Stadium41,949
    3104Cedar Rapids GiantsS - R - F1365878.42620.5Wayne CatoVeterans Field73,206
    4117Burlington BeesS - R - F1365383.39025.5Duane EspyCommunity Field55,001

    Western Carolina League (A)1979PREV - NEXTTop

    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    128Greenwood BravesS - R - F1387860.565--Al GallagherLegion Stadium37,010
    239Asheville TouristsS - R - F1387563.5433.0Wayne TerwilligerMcCormick Field42,012
    350Spartanburg PhilliesS - R - F1397366.5255.5Bill DancyDuncan Park28,960
    480Greensboro HornetsS - R - F1366571.47812.0Jim LettWorld War Memorial Stadium165,596
    586Gastonia CardinalsS - R - F1396574.46813.5Johnny LewisSims Legion Park58,089
    6111Shelby PiratesS - R - F1345678.41820.0Tommy ZimmerVeterans Field15,570

    New York-Penn League (A-)1979PREV - NEXTTop

    Wrigley
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    12Geneva CubsS - R - F695019.725--Bob HartsfieldMcDonough Park22,828
    210Jamestown ExposS - R - F704327.6147.5Pat DaughertyCollege Stadium32,325
    354Batavia TrojansS - R - F713734.52114.0Tom TrebelhornDwyer Stadium41,376
    498Newark Co-PilotsS - R - F713239.45119.0Mal FichmanColburn Park14,152
    5108Niagara Falls PiratesS - R - F713041.42321.0Duane ShafferSal Maglie Stadium29,908
    Yawkey
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    18Oneonta YankeesS - R - F684226.618--Art MazmanianDamaschke Field38,446
    268Elmira PioneersS - R - F693435.4938.5Dick BerardinoDunn Field35,071
    3101Little Falls MetsS - R - F703139.44312.0Matt GalanteLittle Falls Veterans Memorial Park27,873
    4120Utica Blue SoxS - R - F662541.37916.0John McLarenDonovan Stadium at Murnane Field19,100
    5127Auburn Red StarsS - R - F672245.32819.5Tom KotchmanFalcon Park37,459

    Northwest League (A-)1979PREV - NEXTTop

    Northern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    124Walla Walla PadresS - R - F704030.571--Curt DanielsBorleske Stadium20,358
    226Bellingham MarinersS - R - F724131.5691.0Jeff ScottJoe Martin Field31,741
    327Victoria MusselsS - R - F724131.5691.0Bill BrykRoyal Athletic Park9,073
    4129Grays Harbor LoggersS - R - F711952.26821.5Dan MonzonOlympic Stadium16,665
    Southern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    114Central Oregon PhilliesS - R - F714328.606--Anthony StutzVince Genna Stadium18,610
    245Medford A'sS - R - F713833.5355.0Rich MoralesMiles Field34,656
    391Salem SenatorsS - R - F723339.45810.5Gene Lanthorn15,904
    4107Eugene EmeraldsS - R - F713041.42313.0Greg RiddochCivic Stadium66,156

    Appalachian League (Rk)1979PREV - NEXTTop

    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    11Paintsville YankeesS - R - F655213.800--Bill LiveseyPaul G. Fyffe Field21,214
    233Kingsport BravesS - R - F703931.55715.5Gene HassellDobyns-Bennett26,085
    348Elizabethton TwinsS - R - F703733.52917.5Fred WatersJoe O'Brien Field16,660
    475Bluefield OriolesS - R - F683335.48520.5J.R. MinerBowen Field23,630
    5123Johnson City CardinalsS - R - F682543.36828.5Nick LeyvaHoward Johnson Field29,591
    6128Bristol TigersS - R - F691950.27535.0Joe LewisDevault Memorial Stadium11,555

    Gulf Coast League (Rk)1979PREV - NEXTTop

    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    15Gulf Coast AstrosS - R - F523319.635--Julio Linares0
    212Gulf Coast RangersS - R - F543321.6111.0Andy Hancock0
    332GCL Royals GoldS - R - F522923.5584.0Jose Martinez0
    478Gulf Coast BravesS - R - F542628.4818.0Pedro Gonzalez0
    597GCL Royals BlueS - R - F532429.4539.5Brian Murphy0
    6118Gulf Coast PiratesS - R - F522032.38513.0Woody HuykePirate City Stadium0
    7122Gulf Coast CubsS - R - F511932.37313.5Ken Rudolph0

    Pioneer League (Rk)1979PREV - NEXTTop

    Northern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    130Lethbridge DodgersS - R - F683830.559--Gail HenleyHenderson Stadium20,656
    274Calgary ExposS - R - F703436.4865.0Bob BaileyBurns Stadium37,552
    392Great Falls GiantsS - R - F703238.4577.0Ernie RodriguezCentene Stadium54,842
    4116Medicine Hat Blue JaysS - R - F692742.39111.5Dennis HolmbergAthletic Park13,343
    Southern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    16Billings MustangsS - R - F694326.623--Jim HoffCobb Field59,880
    27Helena PhilliesS - R - F694326.623--Roly De ArmasKindrick Field23,005
    376Butte Copper KingsS - R - F663234.4859.5Tom Gamboa, Ken RichardsonAlumni Coliseum28,398
    4121Idaho Falls AngelsS - R - F672542.37317.0Reuben RodriguezMcDermott Field34,905

    1979 Rank by Organization

    RankTeamWinsLossesPct
    1New York Yankees302187.618
    2Chicago Cubs260213.550
    3Seattle Mariners272223.549
    4Montreal Expos266227.540
    5Boston Red Sox337288.539
    6Philadelphia Phillies333286.538
    7Los Angeles Dodgers296255.537
    8Cleveland Indians267230.537
    9Cincinnati Reds319302.514
    10St. Louis Cardinals278265.512
    11Atlanta Braves214207.508
    12California Angels210214.495
    13Toronto Blue Jays237242.495
    14Texas Rangers207212.494
    15Houston Astros205213.490
    16Kansas City Royals203212.489
    17Minnesota Twins269283.487
    18San Diego Padres240255.485
    19Chicago White Sox197215.478
    20Milwaukee Brewers268295.476
    21New York Mets254296.462
    22San Francisco Giants256301.460
    23Pittsburgh Pirates255301.459
    24Detroit Tigers190226.457
    25Oakland Athletics225273.452
    26Baltimore Orioles186236.441

    Top 25 Minor League Teams (Wpct)

    RankTeamLeagueWLPct
    1PaintsvilleApp5213.800
    2GenevaNYPL5019.725
    3Fort LauderdaleFSL9251.643
    4San JoseCalif8951.636
    5Gulf Coast AstrosGCL3319.635
    6BillingsPio4326.623
    7HelenaPio4326.623
    8OneontaNYPL4226.618
    9VisaliaCalif8654.614
    10JamestownNYPL4327.614
    11ColumbusIL8554.612
    12Gulf Coast RangersGCL3321.611
    13Winston-SalemCaro8555.607
    14Central OregonNwst4328.606
    15WaterlooMidw8154.600
    16West HavenEast8356.597
    17ColumbusSou8459.587
    18AlbuquerquePCL8662.581
    19Quad CitiesMidw7756.579
    20Winter HavenFSL7958.577
    21NashvilleSou8361.576
    22EvansvilleAmer7858.574
    23ArkansasTex7657.571
    24Walla WallaNwst4030.571
    25MemphisSou8262.569


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