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1979 Chicago CubsSeason Roster
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Peanuts Lowrey played for the 1979 Chicago Cubs
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameCubs
LocationChicago,Illinois
Record80-82 (5th in National League East)League Rank7thMLB Rank17th
BallparkWrigley Field
ManagerJoey Amalfitano,Herman FranksGeneral ManagerBob Kennedy
CoachesJoey Amalfitano (Bench Coach), Gene Clines (Bullpen Coach), Peanuts Lowrey (Third Base Coach), Mike Roarke (Pitching Coach), Cookie Rojas (First Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickJon Perlman (#12)
Attendance1,648,587 (Rank: 12th)
Minor League AffiliatesWichita Aeros (AAA) 57-79 ... Midland Cubs (AA) 76-59 ... Quad Cities Cubs (A) 77-56 ... Geneva Cubs (A-) 50-19 ... Gulf Coast Cubs (Rk) 19-32 ...
Years Available1876-2019

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 Chicago Cubs.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1979 baseball season.

1979 Chicago Cubs 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)
26Larry BiittnerOF-1B6-2 205 L-L 1945-07-27 33Pocohontas,Iowa MLB1968-19831970-1983Pocahontas Catholic (Pocahontas,IA)Buena Vista U.
1968-10- 212-WS2
 
9Tim BlackwellC5-11 180 B-R 1952-08-19 26San Diego,California MLB1970-19831974-1983Crawford (San Diego,CA)Grossmont Col
1970-13- 311-BOS
 
22Bill Buckner1B6-0 185 L-L 1949-12-14 29Vallejo,California MLB1968-19901969-1990Napa (Napa,CA)USC, Arizona St
1968- 2-  25-LAN
 
34Ray BurrisP6-5 200 R-R 1950-08-22 28Idabel,Oklahoma MLB1972-19871973-1987Duke (Duke,OK)Southwestern Oklahoma St
1972-17- 399-CHN
 
35Doug CapillaP5-8 175 L-L 1952-01-07 27Honolulu,Hawaii MLB1970-19821976-1981Kailua (Kailua,HI)
1970-25- 600-SFN
 
36Bill CaudillP6-1 210 R-R 1956-07-13 22Santa Monica,California MLB1974-20061979-1987Aviation (Redondo Beach,CA)
1974- 8- 181-SLN
 
18Gene ClinesOF5-9 170 R-R 1946-10-06 32San Pablo,California MLB1966-19791970-1979Ells (Richmond,CA)Contra Costa Col
1966- 6- 115-PIT
 
29Steve Davis2B6-1 200 R-R 1953-12-30 25Oakland,California MLB1973-19811979-1979Campbell (Campbell,CA)Stanford U.
1976-14- 319-CHN
 
11Ivan DeJesusSS5-11 175 R-R 1953-01-09 26Santurce,Puerto Rico MLB1970-19891974-1988  
1969-   UDFA-LAN
 
15Steve Dillard2B6-1 180 R-R 1951-02-08 28Memphis,Tennessee MLB1972-19821975-1982Saltillo (Saltillo,MS)Mississippi
1972- 2-  40-BOS
 
32Miguel DiloneOF6-0 160 B-R 1954-11-01 24Santiago,Dom Rep MLB1972-19851974-1985  
1972-   UDFA-PIT
 
8Barry FooteC6-3 210 R-R 1952-02-16 27Smithfield,North Carolina MLB1970-19821973-1982Smithfield-Selma (Smithfield,NC)
1970- 1-   3-MON
 
46Dave GeiselP6-3 210 L-L 1955-01-18 24Windber,Pennsylvania MLB1974-19861978-1985Tonawanda (Tonawanda,NY)
1973- 5- 112-CHN
 
24Ken HendersonOF6-2 180 B-R 1946-06-15 33Carroll,Iowa MLB1964-19801965-1980Clairemont (San Diego,CA)
1967-42- 760-NYN
 
38Willie HernandezP6-3 180 L-L 1954-11-14 24Aguada,Puerto Rico MLB1977-19951977-1989  
1973-   UDFA-PHI
 
30Ken HoltzmanP6-2 175 R-L 1945-11-03 33St. Louis,Missouri MLB1965-19791965-1979University City (University City,MO)Illinois
1965- 4-  61-CHN
 
20Mick Kelleher3B-2B5-9 176 R-R 1947-07-25 31Seattle,Washington MLB1969-19831972-1982Shoreline (Shoreline,WA)Puget Sound
1969- 3-  68-SLN
 
7Bruce KimmC5-11 175 R-R 1951-06-29 28Cedar Rapids,Iowa MLB1969-19801976-1980Norway (Norway,IA)
1969- 7- 147-CHA
 
10Dave KingmanOF6-6 210 R-R 1948-12-21 30Pendleton,Oregon MLB1970-19871971-1986Prospect (Mount Prospect,IL)USC
1970- 1-   1-SFN
 
39Mike KrukowP6-5 205 R-R 1952-01-21 27Long Beach,California MLB1971-19891976-1989San Gabriel (San Gabriel,CA)Cal Poly
1973- 8- 184-CHN
 
47Dennis LampP6-3 200 R-R 1952-09-23 26Los Angeles,California MLB1971-19921977-1992St. John Bosco (Bellflower,CA)
1971- 3-  64-CHN
 
12Steve Macko2B5-10 160 L-R 1954-09-06 24Burlington,Iowa MLB1977-19801979-1980Bishop Dunne (Dallas,TX)Baylor U.
1977- 5- 116-CHN
 
28Jerry MartinOF6-1 195 R-R 1949-05-11 30Columbia,South Carolina MLB1971-19841974-1984Olympia (Columbia,SC)Furman U.
1971-   UDFA-PHI
 
40Lynn McGlothenP6-2 195 L-R 1950-03-27 29Monroe,Louisiana MLB1968-19821972-1982Grambling Lab (Grambling,LA)
1968- 3-  60-BOS
 
32Sam MejiasOF6-0 170 R-R 1952-05-09 27Santiago,Dom Rep MLB1971-19811976-1981  
1970-   UDFA-MIL
 
49Donnie MooreP6-0 185 L-R 1954-02-13 25Lubbock,Texas MLB1973-19891975-1988Monterey (Lubbock,TX)Ranger Col
1973- 1-   3-CHN
 
7Bobby MurcerOF5-11 180 L-R 1946-05-20 33Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1964-19851965-1983Southeast (Oklahoma City,OK)
1964-   UDFA-NYA
 
16Steve Ontiveros3B6-0 185 B-R 1951-10-26 27Bakersfield,California MLB1969-19801973-1980Bakersfield (Bakersfield,CA)
1969- 6- 138-SFN
 
45Karl Pagel1B6-2 190 L-L 1955-03-29 24Madison,Wisconsin MLB1976-19841978-1983Washington (Phoenix,AZ)Glendale CC
1976- 1-  20-CHN
 
48Rick ReuschelP6-3 235 R-R 1949-05-16 30Quincy,Illinois MLB1970-19911972-1991Camp Point Central (Camp Point,IL)Western Illinois U.
1970- 3-  67-CHN
 
33George RileyP6-2 210 L-L 1956-10-06 22Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1974-19871979-1986Southern (Philadelphia,PA)
1974- 4-  79-CHN
 
17Kurt Seibert2B6-0 166 B-R 1955-10-16 23Cheverly,Maryland MLB1974-19811979-1979Mount Saint Joseph (Baltimore,MD)Clemson U.
1976- 3-  55-CHN
 
6Ted Sizemore2B5-10 165 R-R 1945-04-15 34Gadsden,Alabama MLB1966-19801969-1980Pershing (Detroit,MI)Michigan
1966-15- 299-LAN
 
42Bruce SutterP6-2 190 R-R 1953-01-08 26Lancaster,Pennsylvania MLB1972-19881976-1988Donegal (Mt. Joy,PA)
1970-21- 501-WS2
 
25Scot ThompsonOF6-3 195 L-L 1955-12-07 23Grove City,Pennsylvania MLB1974-19851978-1985Knoch (Saxonburg,PA)
1974- 1-   7-CHN
 
41Dick TidrowP6-4 213 R-R 1947-05-14 32San Francisco,California MLB1967-19841972-1984Mount Eden (Hayward,CA)Chabot Col
1967- 4-  76-CLE
 
27Mike VailOF6-0 185 R-R 1951-11-10 27San Francisco,California MLB1971-19841975-1984Archbishop Mitty (San Jose,CA)
1971- 4-  85-SLN
 
37 Players