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1979 Cleveland IndiansSeason Roster
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Wayne Cage played for the 1979 Cleveland Indians
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameIndians
LocationCleveland,Ohio
Record81-80 (6th in American League East)League Rank10thMLB Rank16th
BallparkCleveland Stadium
ManagerDave Garcia,Jeff TorborgGeneral ManagerPhil Seghi
CoachesDave Duncan (Pitching Coach), Dave Garcia (Assistant Coach), Chuck Hartenstein (Bullpen Coach), Joe Nossek (Third Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickJohn Bohnet (#7)
Attendance1,011,644 (Rank: 22nd)
Minor League AffiliatesTacoma Tugs (AAA) 74-73 ... Chattanooga Lookouts (AA) 75-69 ... Waterloo Indians (A) 81-54 ... Batavia Trojans (A-) 37-34 ...
Years Available1879-2019

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 Cleveland Indians.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1979 baseball season.

1979 Cleveland Indians 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)
35Gary AlexanderC6-2 200 R-R 1953-03-27 26Los Angeles,California MLB1972-19811975-1981Locke (Los Angeles,CA)Los Angeles Harbor Col
1972- 2-  36-SFN
 
30Dell AlstonOF6-0 180 L-R 1952-09-22 26Valhalla,New York MLB1973-19801977-1980Yonkers (Yonkers,NY)Concordia Col
1972-   UDFA-NYA
 
42Larry AndersenP6-3 205 R-R 1953-05-06 26Portland,Oregon MLB1971-19951975-1994Interlake (Bellevue,WA)Bellevue CC
1971- 7- 157-CLE
 
39Len BarkerP6-5 225 R-R 1955-07-07 23Fort Knox,Kentucky MLB1973-19871976-1987Neshaminy (Langhorne,PA)
1973- 3-  49-TEX
 
25Bobby BondsOF6-1 190 R-R 1946-03-15 33Riverside,California MLB1965-19821968-1981Riverside Poly (Riverside,CA)
1964-   UDFA-SFN
 
31Wayne CageDH-1B6-4 205 L-L 1951-11-23 27Monroe,Louisiana MLB1977-19801978-1979Ruston (Ruston,LA)
1971- 3-  57-CLE
 
32David ClydeP6-1 185 L-L 1955-04-22 24Kansas City,Kansas MLB1973-19811973-1979Westchester (Houston,TX)
1973- 1-   1-TEX
 
22Ted Cox3B6-3 195 R-R 1955-01-24 24Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1973-19811977-1981Midwest City (Midwest City,OK)
1973- 1-  17-BOS
 
23Victor CruzP5-9 200 R-R 1957-12-24 21Rancho Viejo,Dom Rep MLB1976-19851978-1983  
1976-   UDFA-SLN
 
0Paul DadeOF6-0 195 R-R 1951-12-07 27Seattle,Washington MLB1970-19821975-1980Nathan Hale (Seattle,WA)
1970- 1-  10-CAL
 
16Bo DiazC5-11 190 R-R 1953-03-23 26Cua,Venezuela MLB1971-19891977-1989  
1970-   UDFA-BOS
 
17Wayne GarlandP6-0 195 R-R 1950-10-26 28Nashville,Tennessee MLB1969-19821973-1981Cohn (Nashville,TN)Gulf Coast St
1969- 1-   1-SLN
 
21Mike HargroveOF6-0 195 L-L 1949-10-26 29Perryton,Texas MLB1972-19851974-1985Perryton (Perryton,TX)Northwestern St
1972-25- 572-TEX
 
11Toby Harrah3B6-0 180 R-R 1948-10-26 30Sissonville,West Virginia MLB1967-19861969-1986Elgin (Marion,OH)
1966-   UDFA-PHI
 
9Ron HasseyC6-2 200 L-R 1953-02-27 26Tucson,Arizona MLB1976-19911978-1991Tucson (Tucson,AZ)Arizona
1976-18- 422-CLE
 
44Don HoodP6-2 180 L-L 1949-10-16 29Florence,South Carolina MLB1969-19831973-1983Southside (Florence,SC)
1969- 1-  17-BAL
 
44Cliff JohnsonDH6-4 225 R-R 1947-07-22 31San Antonio,Texas MLB1967-19861972-1986Wheatley (San Antonio,TX)
1966- 5-  83-HOU
 
18Duane Kuiper2B6-0 175 L-R 1950-06-19 29Racine,Wisconsin MLB1971-19851974-1985Case (Racine,WI)So.Illinois U., Indian Hills CC-Centerville
1972- 1-  21-CLE
 
28Rick ManningOF6-1 180 L-R 1954-09-02 24Niagara Falls,New York MLB1972-19871975-1987LaSalle (Niagara Falls,NY)
1972- 1-   2-CLE
 
43Sid MongeP6-2 195 B-L 1951-04-11 28Agua Prieta,Mexico MLB1970-19851975-1984Brawley Union (Brawley,CA)
1970-24- 569-CAL
 
27Jim NorrisOF5-10 175 L-L 1948-12-20 30Brooklyn,New York MLB1968-19811977-1980Seaford (Seaford,NY)Maryland
1971- 5- 108-CLE
 
48Mike PaxtonP5-11 190 R-R 1953-09-03 25Memphis,Tennessee MLB1972-19811977-1980Oakhaven (Memphis,TN)Memphis
1975-23- 538-BOS
 
13Ron PruittOF6-0 185 R-R 1951-10-21 27Flint,Michigan MLB1972-19831975-1983Flint Central (Flint,MI)Michigan St
1972- 2-  28-TEX
 
41Paul ReuschelP6-4 225 R-R 1947-01-12 32Quincy,Illinois MLB1968-19791975-1979Camp Point Central (Camp Point,IL)Western Illinois U.
1968- 3-  53-CAL
 
12Dave Rosello2B5-11 160 R-R 1950-06-26 29Mayaguez,Puerto Rico MLB1969-19821972-1981  
1968-   UDFA-CHN
 
20Horace SpeedOF6-1 180 R-R 1951-10-04 27Los Angeles,California MLB1975-19801975-1979Phineas Banning (Wilmington,CA)
1969- 3-  66-SFN
 
37Dan SpillnerP6-1 190 R-R 1951-11-27 27Casper,Wyoming MLB1970-19851974-1985Federal Way (Federal Way,WA)
1970- 2-  25-SDN
 
29Andre Thornton1B6-2 205 R-R 1949-08-13 29Tuskegee,Alabama MLB1967-19871973-1987Phoenixville Area (Phoenixville,PA)
1967-   UDFA-PHI
 
15,21Tom VeryzerSS6-1 185 R-R 1953-02-11 26Port Jefferson,New York MLB1971-19841973-1984Islip (Islip,NY)
1971- 1-  11-DET
 
36Rick WaitsP6-3 195 L-L 1952-05-15 27Atlanta,Georgia MLB1970-19861973-1985Therrell (Atlanta,GA)
1970- 5- 112-WS2
 
56Sandy WihtolP6-1 195 R-R 1955-06-01 24Palo Alto,California MLB1977-19831979-1982Homestead (Cupertino,CA)De Anza Col
1974- 2-  28-CLE
 
33Eric WilkinsP6-1 190 R-R 1956-12-09 22St. Louis,Missouri MLB1977-19811979-1979Garfield (Seattle,WA)Washington St
1977- 6- 141-CLE
 
40Rick WiseP6-2 195 R-R 1945-09-13 33Jackson,Michigan MLB1963-19821964-1982Madison (Portland,OR)
1963-   UDFA-PHI
 
33 Players