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1979 Toronto Blue JaysSeason Roster
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Jim Clancy played for the 1979 Toronto Blue Jays
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameBlue Jays
LocationToronto,Ontario
Record53-109 (7th in American League East)League Rank14thMLB Rank26th
BallparkExhibition Stadium
ManagerRoy HartsfieldGeneral ManagerPat Gillick
CoachesBobby Doerr (Hitting Coach), Don Leppert (First Base Coach), Bob Miller (Pitching Coach), Jackie Moore (Third Base Coach), Harry Warner (Bullpen Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickJay Schroeder (#3)
Attendance1,431,651 (Rank: 19th)
Minor League AffiliatesSyracuse Chiefs (AAA) 77-63 ... Dunedin Blue Jays (A+) 68-69 ... Kinston Eagles (A+) 67-69 ... Utica Blue Sox (A-) 25-41 ... Medicine Hat Blue Jays (Rk) 27-42 ...
Years Available1977-2018

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 Toronto Blue Jays.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1979 baseball season.

1979 Toronto Blue Jays 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)
2Danny Ainge2B6-4 175 R-R 1959-03-17 20Eugene,Oregon MLB1978-19811979-1981North Eugene (Eugene,OR)Brigham Young U.
1977-15- 389-TOR
 
1Bob BailorOF5-11 170 R-R 1951-07-10 27Connellsville,Pennsylvania MLB1970-19851975-1985Connellsville Area (Connellsville,PA)
1969-   UDFA-BAL
 
22Rick BosettiOF5-11 185 R-R 1953-08-05 25Redding,California MLB1973-19821976-1982Anderson Union (Anderson,CA)Shasta Col
1973- 7- 114-PHI
 
5Bobby BrownOF6-1 205 B-R 1954-05-24 25Norfolk,Virginia MLB1972-19851979-1985Northampton (Eastville,VA)
1972-11- 264-BAL
 
44Tom BuskeyP6-3 220 R-R 1947-02-20 32Harrisburg,Pennsylvania MLB1967-19801973-1980   North Carolina
1969-   UDFA-PHI
 
30J.J. CannonOF6-3 193 L-R 1953-07-13 25Camp Lejeune,North Carolina MLB1974-19831977-1980   Pensacola St
1974- 1-  16-HOU
 
21Rico CartyDH6-3 200 R-R 1939-09-01 39San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1960-19791963-1979  
1959-   UDFA-MLB
 
9Rick CeroneC5-11 185 R-R 1954-05-19 25Newark,New Jersey MLB1974-19921975-1992Essex Catholic (East Orange,NJ)Seton Hall U.
1975- 1-   7-CLE
 
18Jim ClancyP6-4 220 R-R 1955-12-18 23Chicago,Illinois MLB1974-19911977-1991St. Rita of Cascia (Chicago,IL)
1974- 4-  74-TEX
 
8Bob DavisC6-0 180 R-R 1952-03-01 27Pryor,Oklahoma MLB1970-19811973-1981Locust Grove (Locust Grove,OK)
1970- 6- 124-SDN
 
16Butch EdgeP6-3 203 R-R 1956-07-18 22Houston,Texas MLB1977-19831979-1979El Camino (Sacramento,CA)
1974- 1-   6-MIL
 
25Dave FreislebenP5-11 200 R-R 1951-10-31 27Coraopolis,Pennsylvania MLB1974-19791974-1979Sam Rayburn (Pasadena,TX)
1971- 5- 100-SDN
 
36Jerry GarvinP6-3 195 L-L 1955-10-21 23Oakland,California MLB1974-19821977-1982Merced (Merced,CA)Merced Col
1974- 1-  11-MIN
 
11Luis Gomez3B-2B5-9 150 R-R 1951-08-19 27Guadalajara,Mexico MLB1973-19811974-1981Belmont (Los Angeles,CA)UCLA
1973- 7- 155-MIN
 
4Alfredo GriffinSS5-11 165 B-R 1957-10-06 21Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1974-19931976-1993  
1973-   UDFA-CLE
 
45Steve GrilliP6-2 170 R-R 1949-05-02 30Brooklyn,New York MLB1975-19811975-1979Calhoun (Merrick,NY)Gannon U.
1970-   UDFA-DET
 
29Pedro Hernandez3B-OF6-1 160 R-R 1959-04-04 20La Romana,Dom Rep MLB1977-19851979-1982Xaverian (Brooklyn,NY)
1976-   UDFA-HOU
 
13Roy Howell3B6-1 190 L-R 1953-12-18 25Lompoc,California MLB1972-19851974-1984Lompoc (Lompoc,CA)
1972- 1-   4-TEX
 
47Phil HuffmanP6-2 180 R-R 1958-06-20 21Freeport,Texas MLB1977-19871979-1985Brazoswood (Clute,TX)
1977- 2-  36-SFN
 
34Jesse JeffersonP6-3 195 R-R 1949-03-03 30Midlothian,Virginia MLB1968-19831973-1981Carver (Midlothian,VA)
1968- 4-  70-BAL
 
17Tim Johnson2B6-3 185 L-R 1949-07-22 29Grand Forks,North Dakota MLB1973-19791973-1979Montebello (Montebello,CA)
1967-   UDFA-LAN
 
5Craig Kusick1B6-3 232 R-R 1948-09-30 30Milwaukee,Wisconsin MLB1973-19811973-1979Greenfield (Greenfield,WI)Wisconsin-La Crosse
1970-   UDFA-MIN
 
23Dave LemanczykP6-4 235 R-R 1950-08-17 28Syracuse,New York MLB1972-19801973-1980Westhill (Syracuse,NY)Hartwick Col
1972-16- 380-DET
 
40Mark LemongelloP6-1 180 R-R 1955-07-21 23Jersey City,New Jersey MLB1976-19801976-1979Bridgewater Raritan (Bridgewater,NJ)
1973-   UDFA-DET
 
46Steve LuebberP6-3 195 R-R 1949-07-09 29Clinton,Missouri MLB1967-19881971-1981Joplin (Joplin,MO)
1967-13- 257-MIN
 
10John Mayberry1B6-3 220 L-L 1949-02-18 30Detroit,Michigan MLB1967-19821968-1982Northwestern (Detroit,MI)
1967- 1-   6-HOU
 
39Dave McKay2B6-1 195 B-R 1950-03-14 29Vancouver,BC MLB1971-19831975-1982   Creighton U.
1971-   UDFA-MIN
 
46Dyar MillerP6-1 195 R-R 1946-05-29 33Batesville,Indiana MLB1968-19841975-1981New Point (New Point,IN)Utah St
1968-   UDFA-PHI
 
38Balor MooreP6-2 195 L-L 1951-01-25 28Smithville,Texas MLB1969-19811970-1980Deer Park (Deer Park,TX)
1969- 1-  22-MON
 
45Tom MurphyP6-3 185 R-R 1945-12-30 33Cleveland,Ohio MLB1967-19791968-1979Euclid (Euclid,OH)Ohio U.
1967- 1-   6-CAL
 
5Bob Robertson1B6-1 210 R-R 1946-10-02 32Frostburg,Maryland MLB1964-19791967-1979  
1964-   UDFA-PIT
 
27Tony SolaitaDH6-0 215 L-L 1947-01-15 32Nuuuli,Samoa MLB1968-19791968-1979Jefferson (Daly City,CA)
1965-   UDFA-NYA
 
37Dave StiebP6-1 195 R-R 1957-07-22 21Santa Ana,California MLB1978-19981979-1998Oak Grove (San Jose,CA)So.Illinois U.
1978- 5- 106-TOR
 
32Jackson ToddP6-2 180 R-R 1951-11-20 27Tulsa,Oklahoma MLB1971-19851977-1981Will Rogers (Tulsa,OK)Oklahoma
1973- 2-  38-NYN
 
24Tom UnderwoodP5-11 170 R-L 1953-12-22 25Kokomo,Indiana MLB1973-19851974-1984Kokomo (Kokomo,IN)
1972- 2-  27-PHI
 
19Otto VelezOF6-0 195 R-R 1950-11-29 28Ponce,Puerto Rico MLB1970-19831973-1983  
1969-   UDFA-NYA
 
35Ted WilbornOF-DH6-0 165 B-R 1958-12-16 20Waco,Texas MLB1976-19871979-1980McClatchy (Sacramento,CA)
1976- 4-  88-NYA
 
33Mike WillisP6-2 210 L-L 1950-12-26 28Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1972-19821977-1981Hillsboro (Nashville,TN)Vanderbilt U.
1972-20- 479-BAL
 
20Alvis WoodsOF6-3 195 L-L 1953-08-08 25Oakland,California MLB1973-19861977-1986St. Elizabeth (Oakland,CA)Laney Col
1972- 2-  35-MIN
 
39 Players