Season Information
Team Name
1979 New York Yankees
League
American League
Division
East
Calendar
Location
W-L Record
89-71 (.556)   GBL: -13.5
Rankings (Div/Lg/MLB)
4 / 4 / 7
Runs For/Against
734 / 672   Diff: +62
Playoffs
dnq
Playoff Series
dnq
Playoff Series
General Manager(s)
Manager(s)
Ballpark
Spring Training W-L
Not available
Spring Ballpark
Top Draft Pick
Todd Demeter (2-51)
Attendance
Attendance Rank
3
Payroll (usd$)
Payroll Rank
0
Years Active
1901-2020
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MLB Transactions on this Date

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TranxDatePlayer NameTransaction DescriptionPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
1979-12-10Andre RobertsonPurchased by Yankees from Blue Jays.SS-2B5-10160RR1957-10-02Orange,TX
1979-  4-  81-TOR
MLB1981-19851979-1989
1979-11-14Eric SoderholmTraded by Rangers to Yankees for Ricky Burdette, Amos Lewis and Cash.3B-DH5-11187RR1948-09-24Cortland,NY
1968-  1-   1-MIN
MLB1971-19801968-1980
1979-11-08Bob WatsonSigned as Free Agent by Yankees.1B-OF6-2205RR1946-04-10Los Angeles,CA
1970- 15- 362-CHN
MLB1966-19841965-1984
1979-11-08Rudy MaySigned as Free Agent by Yankees.P6-3207LL1944-07-18Coffeyville,KS
1962-  0-   0-MIN
MLB1965-19831963-1983
1979-11-01Ruppert JonesTraded by Mariners with Jim Lewis to Yankees for Jerry Narron, Juan Beniquez, Rick Anderson and Jim Beattie.OF-DH5-10170LL1955-03-12Dallas,TX
1973-  3-  57-KCA
MLB1976-19871973-1989
1979-11-01Jerry NarronTraded by Yankees with Juan Beniquez, Rick Anderson and Jim Beattie to Mariners for Jim Lewis and Ruppert Jones.C-1B6-3205LR1956-01-15Goldsboro,NC
1974-  6- 132-NYA
MLB1979-19871974-1988
1979-11-01Damaso GarciaTraded by Yankees with Paul Mirabella and Chris Chambliss to Blue Jays for Ted Wilborn, Rick Cerone and Tom Underwood.2B-SS6-0185RR1957-02-07Moca,DR
1975-  0-   0-NYA
MLB1978-19891975-1989
1979-11-01Chris ChamblissTraded by Yankees with Paul Mirabella and Damaso Garcia to Blue Jays for Ted Wilborn, Rick Cerone and Tom Underwood.1B-DH6-1212LR1948-12-26Dayton,OH
1970-  1-   1-CLE
MLB1971-19881970-1988
1979-11-01Jim LewisTraded by Mariners with Ruppert Jones to Yankees for Jerry Narron, Juan Beniquez, Rick Anderson and Jim Beattie.P6-3190RR1955-10-12Miami,FL
1977-  0-   0-SEA
MLB1979-19851977-1985
1979-11-01Paul MirabellaTraded by Yankees with Damaso Garcia and Chris Chambliss to Blue Jays for Ted Wilborn, Rick Cerone and Tom Underwood.P6-2196LL1954-03-20Belleville,NJ
1976-  1-  21-TEX
MLB1978-19901976-1990
1979-11-01Rick AndersonTraded by Yankees with Jerry Narron, Juan Beniquez and Jim Beattie to Mariners for Jim Lewis and Ruppert Jones.P-OF6-2210RR1953-12-25Inglewood,CA
1972-  1-   5-NYA
MLB1979-19801972-1988
1979-11-01Jim BeattieTraded by Yankees with Jerry Narron, Juan Beniquez and Rick Anderson to Mariners for Jim Lewis and Ruppert Jones.P6-6220RR1954-07-04Hampton,VA
1975-  4-  91-NYA
MLB1978-19861975-1986
1979-11-01Ted WilbornTraded by Blue Jays with Rick Cerone and Tom Underwood to Yankees for Paul Mirabella, Damaso Garcia and Chris Chambliss.OF-2B6-0165BR1958-12-16Waco,TX
1976-  4-  88-NYA
MLB1979-19801976-1987
1979-11-01Tom UnderwoodTraded by Blue Jays with Ted Wilborn and Rick Cerone to Yankees for Paul Mirabella, Damaso Garcia and Chris Chambliss.P5-11170RL1953-12-22Kokomo,IN
1972-  2-  27-PHI
MLB1974-19841973-1985
1979-11-01Rick CeroneTraded by Blue Jays with Ted Wilborn and Tom Underwood to Yankees for Paul Mirabella, Damaso Garcia and Chris Chambliss.C-DH5-11185RR1954-05-19Newark,NJ
1975-  1-   7-CLE
MLB1975-19921975-1992
1979-11-01Juan BeniquezTraded by Yankees with Jerry Narron, Rick Anderson and Jim Beattie to Mariners for Jim Lewis and Ruppert Jones.OF-DH5-11165RR1950-05-13San Sebastian,PR
1968-  0-   0-BOS
MLB1971-19881969-1988
1979-10-08Ray FontenotTraded by Rangers with Gene Nelson, Amos Lewis and Oscar Gamble to Yankees for Mark Softy, Neal Mersch, Bob Polinsky and Mickey Rivers.P6-0175LL1957-08-08Lake Charles,LA
1979- 34- 815-TEX
MLB1983-19861979-1987
1979-10-08Gene NelsonTraded by Rangers with Ray Fontenot, Amos Lewis and Oscar Gamble to Yankees for Mark Softy, Neal Mersch, Bob Polinsky and Mickey Rivers.P-DH6-0174RR1960-12-03Tampa,FL
1978- 30- 690-TEX
MLB1981-19931978-1993
1979-08-26George ScottSigned as Free Agent by Yankees.1B-3B6-2215RR1944-03-23Greenville,MS
1962-  0-   0-BOS
MLB1966-19791962-1979
1979-08-20Ray BurrisClaimed on waivers by Mets from Yankees.P-DH6-5200RR1950-08-22Idabel,OK
1972- 17- 399-CHN
MLB1973-19871972-1987
1979-08-03Len RandlePurchased by Yankees from Pirates.3B-2B5-10169BR1949-02-12Long Beach,CA
1970-  1-  10-WS2
MLB1971-19821969-1982
1979-08-01Oscar GambleTraded by Rangers with Gene Nelson, Ray Fontenot and Amos Lewis to Yankees for Mark Softy, Neal Mersch, Bob Polinsky and Mickey Rivers.OF-DH5-11165LR1949-12-20Ramer,AL
1968- 16- 363-CHN
MLB1969-19851968-1985
1979-08-01Mickey RiversTraded by Yankees with Mark Softy, Neal Mersch and Bob Polinsky to Rangers for Gene Nelson, Ray Fontenot, Amos Lewis and Oscar Gamble.OF-DH5-10165LL1948-10-31Miami,FL
1969-  2-  40-ATL
MLB1970-19841969-1984
1979-07-10Curt KaufmanSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees.P6-2175RR1957-07-19Omaha,NE
1979-  0-   0-NYA
MLB1982-19841979-1987
1979-06-26Bobby MurcerTraded by Cubs to Yankees for Paul Semall.OF-DH5-11180LR1946-05-20Oklahoma City,OK
1964-  0-   0-NYA
MLB1965-19831964-1985
1979-06-15Cliff JohnsonTraded by Yankees to Indians for Don Hood.DH-1B6-4225RR1947-07-22San Antonio,TX
1966-  5-  83-HOU
MLB1972-19861967-1986
1979-06-15Jay JohnstoneTraded by Yankees to Padres for Dave Wehrmeister.OF-1B6-1175LR1945-11-20Manchester,CT
1963-  0-   0-ANA
MLB1966-19851963-1985
1979-06-15Dave WehrmeisterTraded by Padres to Yankees for Jay Johnstone.P6-4195RR1952-11-09Berwyn,IL
1973-  1-   3-SDN
MLB1976-19851973-1986
1979-06-15Don HoodTraded by Indians to Yankees for Cliff Johnson.P-DH6-2180LL1949-10-16Florence,SC
1969-  1-  17-BAL
MLB1973-19831969-1983
1979-05-23Ray BurrisTraded by Cubs to Yankees for Dick Tidrow.P-DH6-5200RR1950-08-22Idabel,OK
1972- 17- 399-CHN
MLB1973-19871972-1987
1979-05-23Dick TidrowTraded by Yankees to Cubs for Ray Burris.P6-4213RR1947-05-14San Francisco,CA
1967-  4-  76-CLE
MLB1972-19841967-1984
1979-05-11Jim KaatPurchased by Yankees from Phillies.P-DH6-4217LL1938-11-07Zeeland,MI
1957-  0-   0-WS1
MLB1959-19831957-1983
1979-04-19Bobby BrownPurchased by Yankees from Blue Jays.3B-SS6-1180LR1924-10-25Seattle,WA
MLB1946-19541946-1954
1979-04-12Paul BlairReleased by Yankees.OF-3B6-0171RR1944-02-01Cushing,OK
1961-  0-   0-NYN
MLB1964-19801962-1980
1979-02-15Brad GuldenTraded by Dodgers to Yankees for Gary Thomasson.C-1B5-11180LR1956-06-10New Ulm,MN
1975- 17- 408-LAN
MLB1978-19861975-1986
1979-02-15Gary ThomassonTraded by Yankees to Dodgers for Brad Gulden.OF-1B6-1180LL1951-07-29San Diego,CA
1969-  7- 162-SFN
MLB1972-19801969-1980
1979-02-03Bruce RobinsonPurchased by Yankees from Athletics.C-OF6-1185LR1954-04-16La Jolla,CA
1975-  1-  21-OAK
MLB1978-19801973-1984
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