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1979 Detroit TigersSeason Roster
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Jerry Morales played for the 1979 Detroit Tigers
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameTigers
LocationDetroit,Michigan
Record85-76 (5th in American League East)League Rank6thMLB Rank11th
BallparkTiger Stadium
ManagerSparky Anderson,Les Moss,Dick TracewskiGeneral ManagerJim Campbell
CoachesEd Brinkman (Hitting Coach), Gates Brown (First Base Coach), Billy Consolo (Bench Coach), Johnny Grodzicki (Pitching Coach), Dick Tracewski (Third Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickRick Leach (#13)
Attendance1,630,929 (Rank: 13th)
Minor League AffiliatesEvansville Triplets (AAA) 78-58 ... Montgomery Rebels (AA) 62-81 ... Lakeland Tigers (A+) 50-87 ... Bristol Tigers (Rk) 19-50 ...
Years Available1901-2019

Team History -- 1979 Statistics -- 1979 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1979 Detroit Tigers.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1979 baseball season.

1979 Detroit Tigers Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
36Fernando ArroyoP6-2 180 R-R 1952-03-21 27Sacramento,California MLB1970-19861975-1986Luther Burbank (Sacramento,CA)
1970-10- 243-DET
 
31Steve BakerP6-0 185 R-R 1956-08-30 22Eugene,Oregon MLB1974-19861978-1983Monte Vista (Spring Valley,CA)Grossmont Col
1974-18- 420-NYN
 
41Jack BillinghamP6-4 215 R-R 1943-02-21 36Orlando,Florida MLB1961-19801968-1980  
1961-   UDFA-LAN
 
16Tom Brookens3B5-10 170 R-R 1953-08-10 25Chambersburg,Pennsylvania MLB1975-19901979-1990Chambersburg Area (Chambersburg,PA)Mansfield Pennsylvania
1975- 1-   4-DET
 
42Sheldon BurnsideP6-5 200 R-L 1954-12-22 24South Bend,Indiana MLB1975-19801978-1980  
1974-   UDFA-DET
 
43Mike ChrisP6-3 180 L-L 1957-10-08 21Santa Monica,California MLB1977-19851979-1983Venice (Los Angeles,CA)West Los Angeles Col, Los Angeles Pierce Col
1977- 1-  10-DET
 
25Tim CorcoranOF-1B5-11 175 L-L 1953-03-19 26Glendale,California MLB1974-19881977-1986Northview (Covina,CA)Cal St Los Angeles
1974-   UDFA-DET
 
20Mark FidrychP6-3 175 R-R 1954-08-14 24Worcester,Massachusetts MLB1974-19831976-1980Worcester Academy (Worcester,MA)
1974-10- 232-DET
 
23Kirk GibsonOF6-3 215 L-L 1957-05-28 22Pontiac,Michigan MLB1978-19951979-1995Waterford-Kettering (Waterford,MI)Michigan St
1978- 1-  12-DET
 
34Dan GonzalesOF6-1 195 L-R 1953-09-30 25Whittier,California MLB1972-19831979-1980   Fullerton Col
1972- 2-  43-DET
 
21Al GreeneDH5-11 190 L-R 1954-11-09 24Detroit,Michigan MLB1977-19801979-1979Cooley (Detroit,MI)Northwood U.
1976-   UDFA-DET
 
18John HillerP6-0 195 R-L 1943-04-08 36Toronto,Ontario MLB1963-19801965-1980  
1962-   UDFA-DET
 
35Lynn JonesOF5-9 175 R-R 1953-01-01 26Meadville,Pennsylvania MLB1971-19861979-1986   Thiel Col
1974-10- 239-CIN
 
33Steve KempOF6-0 195 L-L 1954-08-07 24San Angelo,Texas MLB1974-19881977-1988Arcadia (Arcadia,CA)USC
1976- 1-   1-DET
 
8Ron LeFloreOF6-0 200 R-R 1948-06-16 31Detroit,Michigan MLB1973-19821974-1982  
1973-   UDFA-DET
 
29Aurelio LopezP6-0 220 R-R 1948-09-21 30Tecamachalco,Mexico MLB1967-19871974-1987  
1974-   UDFA-KCA
 
9Dave Machemer2B5-11 180 R-R 1951-05-24 28St. Joseph,Michigan MLB1977-19821978-1979Benton Harbor (Benton Harbor,MI)Central Michigan U.
1972- 4-  82-CAL
 
2Phil Mankowski3B6-0 180 L-R 1953-01-09 26Buffalo,New York MLB1971-19821976-1982Bishop Turner (Buffalo,NY)
1970- 9- 218-DET
 
12Milt MayC6-0 190 L-R 1950-08-01 28Gary,Indiana MLB1968-19841970-1984St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg,FL)
1968-11- 237-PIT
 
27Jerry MoralesOF5-10 175 R-R 1949-02-18 30Yabucoa,Puerto Rico MLB1966-19831969-1983  
1966-   UDFA-NYN
 
47Jack MorrisP6-3 200 R-R 1955-05-16 24St. Paul,Minnesota MLB1976-19961977-1994Highland Park (St. Paul,MN)Brigham Young U.
1976- 5-  98-DET
 
13Lance ParrishC6-3 220 R-R 1956-06-15 23Clairton,Pennsylvania MLB1974-19951977-1995Walnut (Walnut,CA)
1974- 1-  16-DET
 
32Rick PetersDH-3B5-9 170 B-R 1955-11-21 23Lynwood,California MLB1976-19861979-1986Manuel Dominguez (Compton,CA)Arizona St
1977- 7- 161-DET
 
46Dan PetryP6-4 200 R-R 1958-11-13 20Palo Alto,California MLB1976-19911979-1991El Dorado (Placentia,CA)
1976- 4-  74-DET
 
12Ed PutmanC6-1 190 R-R 1953-09-25 25Los Angeles,California MLB1973-19811976-1979Northview (Covina,CA)USC
1975- 1-   3-CHN
 
48Bruce RobbinsP6-1 190 L-L 1959-09-10 19Portland,Indiana MLB1977-19831979-1980Blackford (Hartford City,IN)
1977-14- 343-DET
 
4Aurelio Rodriguez3B5-10 180 R-R 1947-12-28 31Cananea,Mexico MLB1965-19831967-1983  
1966-   UDFA-CAL
 
19Dave RozemaP6-4 200 R-R 1956-08-05 22Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1975-19871977-1986Grand Rapids Central (Grand Rapids,MI)Grand Rapids CC
1975- 4-  71-DET
 
10Rusty StaubDH6-2 200 L-R 1944-04-01 35New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1962-19851963-1985Jesuit (New Orleans,LA)
1961-   UDFA-HOU
 
22Dave StegmanOF5-11 190 R-R 1954-01-30 25Inglewood,California MLB1976-19861978-1984Lompoc (Lompoc,CA)Arizona
1976- 2-  34-ATL
 
24Champ SummersOF6-2 205 L-R 1946-06-15 33Bremerton,Washington MLB1972-19841974-1984Madison (Madison,IL)So.Illinois U.-Edwardsville
1971-   UDFA-OAK
 
32Bruce TaylorP6-0 178 R-R 1953-04-16 26Holden,Massachusetts MLB1977-19791977-1979Wachusett Regional (Holden,MA)
1972-   UDFA-CIN
 
30Jason Thompson1B6-3 210 L-L 1954-07-06 24Hollywood,California MLB1975-19861976-1986Apple Valley (Apple Valley,CA)Cal St Northridge
1975- 4-  75-DET
 
38Dave TobikP6-1 195 R-R 1953-03-02 26Euclid,Ohio MLB1973-19851978-1985Brush (Lyndhurst,OH)Ohio U.
1975- 1-   2-DET
 
3Alan TrammellSS6-0 175 R-R 1958-02-21 21Garden Grove,California MLB1976-19961977-1996Kearny (San Diego,CA)
1976- 2-  26-DET
 
40Pat UnderwoodP6-0 175 L-L 1957-02-09 22Kokomo,Indiana MLB1976-19841979-1983Kokomo (Kokomo,IN)
1976- 1-   2-DET
 
5Mark WagnerSS-2B6-1 175 R-R 1954-03-04 25Conneaut,Ohio MLB1972-19971976-1984Harbor (Ashtabula,OH)
1972-19- 452-DET
 
1Lou Whitaker2B5-11 160 L-R 1957-05-12 22Brooklyn,New York MLB1975-19951977-1995Martinsville (Martinsville,VA)
1975- 5-  99-DET
 
39Milt WilcoxP6-2 185 R-R 1950-04-20 29Honolulu,Hawaii MLB1968-19861970-1986Crooked Oak (Oklahoma City,OK)
1968- 2-  33-CIN
 
14John Wockenfuss1B-C6-0 190 R-R 1949-02-27 30Welch,West Virginia MLB1967-19861974-1985John Dickinson (Wilmington,DE)
1967-42- 761-WS2
 
37Kip YoungP5-11 175 R-R 1954-10-29 24Georgetown,Ohio MLB1977-19821978-1979Whiteoak (Mowrystown,OH)Bowling Green St
1976-23- 529-DET
 
41 Players