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1979 San Francisco GiantsSeason Roster
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Greg Minton played for the 1979 San Francisco Giants
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameGiants
LocationSan Francisco,California
Record71-91 (4th in National League West)League Rank9thMLB Rank20th
BallparkCandlestick Park
ManagerJoe Altobelli,Dave BristolGeneral ManagerSpec Richardson
CoachesDave Bristol (Third Base Coach), Jim Davenport (First Base Coach), Jim Davenport (Third Base Coach), Tom Haller (Bullpen Coach), Salty Parker (Assistant Coach), Hank Sauer (Hitting Coach), Larry Shepard (Pitching Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickScott Garrelts (#15)
Attendance1,456,402 (Rank: 17th)
Minor League AffiliatesPhoenix Giants (AAA) 59-88 ... Shreveport Captains (AA) 73-62 ... Fresno Giants (A+) 66-73 ... Cedar Rapids Giants (A) 58-78 ... Great Falls Giants (Rk) 32-38 ...
Years Available1883-2019

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 San Francisco Giants.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1979 baseball season.

1979 San Francisco Giants 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)
21Rob Andrews2B6-0 185 R-R 1952-12-11 26Santa Monica,California MLB1975-19791975-1979South Torrance (Torrance,CA)
1970-10- 247-BAL
 
14Vida BlueP6-0 189 B-L 1949-07-28 29Mansfield,Louisiana MLB1968-19861969-1986DeSoto (Mansfield,LA)
1967- 2-  27-KC1
 
34Pedro BorbonP6-2 185 R-R 1946-12-02 32Valverde Mao,Dom Rep MLB1966-19801969-1980  
1964-   UDFA-SLN
 
22Jack ClarkOF6-2 205 R-R 1955-11-10 23New Brighton,Pennsylvania MLB1973-19921975-1992Gladstone (Covina,CA)
1973-13- 294-SFN
 
29Joe ColemanP6-3 195 R-R 1947-02-03 32Boston,Massachusetts MLB1965-19821965-1979Natick (Natick,MA)
1965- 1-   3-WS2
 
9Hector CruzOF5-11 170 R-R 1953-04-02 26Arroyo,Puerto Rico MLB1970-19821973-1982  
1970-   UDFA-SLN
 
40John CurtisP6-2 185 L-L 1948-03-09 31Newton,Massachusetts MLB1968-19841970-1984Smithtown East (St. James,NY)Clemson U.
1968- 1-  10-BOS
 
41Darrell Evans3B6-2 205 L-R 1947-05-26 32Pasadena,California MLB1967-19891969-1989Muir (Pasadena,CA)Pasadena City Col, Cal St Los Angeles
1967- 3-  55-PHI
 
43Tom GriffinP6-3 210 R-R 1948-02-22 31Los Angeles,California MLB1966-19821969-1982Grant (Van Nuys,CA)
1966- 1-   4-HOU
 
28Ed HalickiP6-7 220 R-R 1950-10-04 28Newark,New Jersey MLB1972-19801974-1980Kearny (Kearny,NJ)Monmouth U.
1972-24- 564-SFN
 
31Larry HerndonOF6-3 195 R-R 1953-11-03 25Sunflower,Mississippi MLB1971-19881974-1988Douglass (Memphis,TN)Tennessee St, Skyline Col
1971- 3-  56-SLN
 
2Marc HillC6-3 210 R-R 1952-02-18 27Elsberry,Missouri MLB1970-19861973-1986Elsberry (Elsberry,MO)
1970-10- 234-SLN
 
19Al HollandP5-11 207 R-L 1952-08-16 26Roanoke,Virginia MLB1974-19971977-1987Addison (Roanoke,VA)North Carolina A&T St
1975- 4-  81-SDN
 
15Mike Ivie1B6-3 205 R-R 1952-08-08 26Atlanta,Georgia MLB1970-19831971-1983The Walker School (Marietta,GA)
1970- 1-   1-SDN
 
18Greg JohnstonOF6-0 175 L-L 1955-02-12 24Los Angeles,California MLB1976-19811979-1981   Citrus Col
1975-12- 272-SFN
 
30Bob KearneyC6-0 190 R-R 1956-10-03 22San Antonio,Texas MLB1977-19871979-1987John Jay (San Antonio,TX)Texas
1977-14- 348-SFN
 
39Bob KnepperP6-2 210 L-L 1954-05-25 25Akron,Ohio MLB1972-19901976-1990Calistoga (Calistoga,CA)
1972- 2-  43-SFN
 
46Gary LavelleP6-1 200 B-L 1949-01-03 30Scranton,Pennsylvania MLB1967-19871974-1987Liberty (Bethlehem,PA)
1967-20- 397-SFN
 
10Johnnie LeMasterSS6-2 167 R-R 1954-06-19 25Portsmouth,Ohio MLB1973-19871975-1987Paintsville (Paintsville,KY)
1973- 1-   6-SFN
 
47Dennis LittlejohnC6-2 200 R-R 1954-10-04 24Santa Monica,California MLB1976-19821979-1980North Torrance (Torrance,CA)USC
1976- 1-   2-SFN
 
18Bill Madlock2B5-11 185 R-R 1951-01-02 28Memphis,Tennessee MLB1970-19871973-1987MacArthur (Decatur,IL)Southeastern CC
1970- 5-  97-WS2
 
44Willie McCovey1B6-4 210 L-L 1938-01-10 41Mobile,Alabama MLB1955-19801959-1980Central (Mobile,AL)
1955-   UDFA-NY1
 
16Roger MetzgerSS6-0 165 B-R 1947-10-10 31Fredericksburg,Texas MLB1969-19801970-1980Holy Cross (San Antonio,TX)St. Edward's U.
1969- 1-  16-CHN
 
38Greg MintonP6-2 190 B-R 1951-07-29 27Lubbock,Texas MLB1970-19901975-1990San Dieguito (Encinitas,CA)San Diego Mesa Col
1970- 3-  55-KCA
 
17Randy MoffittP6-3 190 R-R 1948-10-13 30Long Beach,California MLB1970-19841972-1983Long Beach Poly (Long Beach,CA)Long Beach St
1970- 1-  18-SFN
 
26John MontefuscoP6-1 180 R-R 1950-05-25 29Long Branch,New Jersey MLB1973-19861974-1986   Brookdale CC
1972-   UDFA-SFN
 
25Philip NastuP6-2 180 L-L 1955-03-08 24Bridgeport,Connecticut MLB1977-19821978-1980Bassick (Bridgeport,CT)Bridgeport
1976-   UDFA-SFN
 
36Billy NorthOF5-11 185 B-R 1948-05-15 31Seattle,Washington MLB1969-19811971-1981Garfield (Seattle,WA)Central Washington U.
1969-12- 280-CHN
 
37Ed PlankP6-1 205 R-R 1952-04-09 27Chicago,Illinois MLB1977-19801978-1979   Nevada
1973-10- 222-SFN
 
25Dave RobertsP6-2 197 L-L 1944-09-11 34Gallipolis,Ohio MLB1963-19811969-1981Columbia Central (Brooklyn,MI)Oregon
1963-   UDFA-PHI
 
3Mike SadekC5-9 165 R-R 1946-05-30 33Minneapolis,Minnesota MLB1967-19811973-1981Richfield (Minneapolis,MN)Minnesota
1967- 5-  83-MIN
 
20Joe Strain2B5-10 169 R-R 1954-04-30 25Denver,Colorado MLB1975-19831979-1981George Washington (Denver,CO)No.Colorado
1976-   UDFA-SFN
 
30John TamargoC5-10 180 B-R 1951-11-07 27Tampa,Florida MLB1973-19811976-1980Tampa Catholic (Tampa,FL)Georgia So.U.
1973- 6- 132-SLN
 
49Max VenableOF5-10 185 L-R 1957-06-06 22Phoenix,Arizona MLB1977-19911979-1991Cordova (Rancho Cordova,CA)
1976- 3-  67-LAN
 
45Terry WhitfieldOF6-1 197 L-R 1953-01-12 26Blythe,California MLB1971-19881974-1986Palo Verde Valley (Blythe,CA)
1971- 1-  19-NYA
 
32Eddie WhitsonP6-3 195 R-R 1955-05-19 24Johnson City,Tennessee MLB1974-19911977-1991Unicoi County (Erwin,TN)
1974- 6- 131-PIT
 
36 Players