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1979 Cincinnati RedsSeason Roster
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Ray Knight played for the 1979 Cincinnati Reds
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameReds
LocationCincinnati,Ohio
Record90-71 (1st in National League West)League Rank3rdMLB Rank6th
BallparkRiverfront Stadium
ManagerJohn McNamaraGeneral ManagerDick Wagner
CoachesHarry Dunlop (Bullpen Coach), Bill Fischer (Pitching Coach), Alex Grammas (Third Base Coach), Russ Nixon (First Base Coach), Ron Plaza (Assistant Coach)
PlayoffsLost NLCS (Pirates)
#1 Draft PickDan Lamar (#20)
Attendance2,356,933 (Rank: 5th)
Minor League AffiliatesIndianapolis Indians (AAA) 67-69 ... Nashville Sounds (AA) 83-61 ... Tampa Tarpons (A+) 74-60 ... Greensboro Hornets (A) 65-71 ... Eugene Emeralds (A-) 30-41 ... Billings Mustangs (Rk) 43-26 ...
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 Cincinnati Reds.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1979 baseball season.

1979 Cincinnati Reds 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)
23Rick Auerbach3B-SS6-0 165 R-R 1950-02-15 29Woodland Hills,California MLB1969-19811971-1981Taft (Woodland Hills,CA)Los Angeles Pierce Col
1969- 7- 145-SE1
 
40Doug BairP6-0 180 R-R 1949-08-22 29Defiance,Ohio MLB1971-19921976-1990Oakwood (Oakwood,OH)Bowling Green St
1971- 2-  46-PIT
 
5Johnny BenchC6-1 208 R-R 1947-12-07 31Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1965-19831967-1983Binger-Oney (Binger,OK)
1965- 2-  36-CIN
 
33Paul BlairOF6-0 171 R-R 1944-02-01 35Cushing,Oklahoma MLB1962-19801964-1980Manual Arts (Los Angeles,CA)
1961-   UDFA-NYN
 
42Bill BonhamP6-3 195 R-R 1948-10-01 30Glendale,California MLB1970-19821971-1980Francis Poly (Sun Valley,CA)Los Angeles Valley Col, UCLA
1968-31- 695-BAL
 
34Pedro BorbonP6-2 185 R-R 1946-12-02 32Valverde Mao,Dom Rep MLB1966-19801969-1980  
1964-   UDFA-SLN
 
44Doug CapillaP5-8 175 L-L 1952-01-07 27Honolulu,Hawaii MLB1970-19821976-1981Kailua (Kailua,HI)
1970-25- 600-SFN
 
29Dave CollinsOF5-11 175 B-L 1952-10-20 26Rapid City,South Dakota MLB1972-19901975-1990Stevens (Rapid City,SD)Mesa CC
1972- 1-   9-KCA
 
13Dave ConcepcionSS6-1 180 R-R 1948-06-17 31Aragua,Venezuela MLB1968-19881970-1988  
1967-   UDFA-CIN
 
9Vic CorrellC5-10 185 R-R 1946-02-05 33Washington,District of Columbia MLB1967-19801972-1980McCleneghan (Florence,SC)Georgia So.U.
1967- 9- 171-CLE
 
7Hector CruzOF5-11 170 R-R 1953-04-02 26Arroyo,Puerto Rico MLB1970-19821973-1982  
1970-   UDFA-SLN
 
21Arturo DeFreitas1B6-2 195 R-R 1953-04-26 26San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1977-19791978-1979  
1970-   UDFA-CIN
 
22Dan Driessen1B5-11 190 L-R 1951-07-29 27Hilton Head Island,South Carolina MLB1970-19871973-1987Hardeeville (Hardeeville,SC)
1969-   UDFA-CIN
 
15George FosterOF6-1 185 R-R 1948-12-01 30Tuscaloosa,Alabama MLB1968-19861969-1986Leuzinger (Lawndale,CA)El Camino Col
1968- 3-  55-SFN
 
20Cesar GeronimoOF6-2 170 L-L 1948-03-11 31El Seybo,Dom Rep MLB1967-19831969-1983  
1967-   UDFA-NYA
 
30Ken GriffeyOF6-0 210 L-L 1950-04-10 29Donora,Pennsylvania MLB1969-19911973-1991Donora (Donora,PA)
1969-29- 682-CIN
 
16,19Ken HendersonOF6-2 180 B-R 1946-06-15 33Carroll,Iowa MLB1964-19801965-1980Clairemont (San Diego,CA)
1967-42- 760-NYN
 
47Tom HumeP6-1 185 R-R 1953-03-29 26Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1972-19871977-1987Northeast (St. Petersburg,FL)State Col Florida Manatee-Sarasota
1972- 1-  16-CIN
 
26Junior Kennedy2B6-0 185 R-R 1950-08-09 28Fort Gibson,Oklahoma MLB1968-19831974-1983Arvin (Arvin,CA)
1968- 1-  10-BAL
 
25Ray Knight3B6-2 185 R-R 1952-12-28 26Albany,Georgia MLB1971-19881974-1988Dougherty Comprehensive (Albany,GA)
1970-10- 238-CIN
 
51Mike LaCossP6-4 200 R-R 1956-05-30 23Glendale,California MLB1974-19921978-1991Mount Whitney (Visalia,CA)
1974- 3-  71-CIN
 
44Charlie LeibrandtP6-3 200 R-L 1956-10-04 22Chicago,Illinois MLB1977-19931979-1993Loyola Academy (Chicago,IL)Miami U.
1978- 9- 225-CIN
 
28Sam MejiasOF6-0 170 R-R 1952-05-09 27Santiago,Dom Rep MLB1971-19811976-1981  
1970-   UDFA-MIL
 
8Joe Morgan2B5-7 155 L-R 1943-09-19 35Bonham,Texas MLB1963-19841963-1984Castlemont (Oakland,CA)
1962-   UDFA-HOU
 
31Paul MoskauP6-2 210 R-R 1953-12-20 25St. Joseph,Missouri MLB1975-19831977-1983Rincon (Tucson,AZ)Azusa Pacific U.
1975- 3-  70-CIN
 
34Fred NormanP5-8 160 B-L 1942-08-20 36San Antonio,Texas MLB1961-19801962-1980Jackson (Miami,FL)
1961-   UDFA-KC1
 
16Ron OesterSS6-2 195 B-R 1956-05-05 23Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1974-19901978-1990Withrow (Cincinnati,OH)
1974- 9- 215-CIN
 
35Frank PastoreP6-2 205 R-R 1957-08-21 21Alhambra,California MLB1975-19871979-1986Damien (La Verne,CA)
1975- 2-  46-CIN
 
21Rafael Santo DomingoH6-0 160 B-R 1955-11-24 23Orcovis,Puerto Rico MLB1977-19801979-1979  
1974-   UDFA-CIN
 
45Manny SarmientoP6-0 170 R-R 1956-02-02 23Cagua,Venezuela MLB1972-19851976-1983  
1972-   UDFA-CIN
 
41Tom SeaverP6-1 206 R-R 1944-11-17 34Fresno,California MLB1966-19861967-1986Fresno (Fresno,CA)USC
1966- 1-  19-ATL
 
36Mario SotoP6-0 185 R-R 1956-07-12 22Bani,Dom Rep MLB1975-19881977-1988  
1973-   UDFA-CIN
 
12Harry Spilman1B6-1 190 L-R 1954-07-18 24Albany,Georgia MLB1974-19901978-1989  
1974-   UDFA-CIN
 
28Champ SummersOF6-2 205 L-R 1946-06-15 33Bremerton,Washington MLB1972-19841974-1984Madison (Madison,IL)So.Illinois U.-Edwardsville
1971-   UDFA-OAK
 
37,43Dave TomlinP6-3 185 L-L 1949-06-22 30Maysville,Kentucky MLB1967-19871972-1986West Union (West Union,OH)
1967-29- 554-CIN
 
35 Players