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1979 Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 79-83 .488
Rank: 3rd in National League West
Run Differential: 739-717 + 22
Roster Continuity 79.43% 13/26
Manager(s): Tom Lasorda
General Manager: Al Campanis
Location: Los Angeles, California
Ballpark: Dodger Stadium
Attendance: 2,860,954 1/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Steve Howe (#16) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Mark Cresse
First Base Coach: Monty Basgall
First Base Coach: Jim Lefebvre
Hitting Coach: Jim Lefebvre
Pitching Coach: Red Adams
Third Base Coach: Preston Gomez

#1 Draft Picks

Rick Monday (#1), Ken Brett (#4), Bob Welch (#20), Rick Sutcliffe (#21)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9071.559--
8973.5491.5
7983.48811.5
7191.43819.5
6893.42222.0
6694.41223.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
6Steve Garvey1B30   64892204
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1
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28
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1103637592164625.315.351.497848.182.235.3101.5923.1322697
18Bill RussellSS30   62772170
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4
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7
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566924431214420.271.297.359656.088.121.2811.7989.6225670
15Dave Lopes2B34   582109154
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73444978844638.265.372.464836.199.435.2690.9120.8270692
12Dusty BakerOF30   55486152
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23
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881145670102316.274.340.455795.181.294.2781.2524.1252616
10Ron Cey3B31   48777137
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1
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28
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81338685280411.281.389.499888.218.394.2880.9917.4243579
1,3Derrel ThomasOF28   40647104
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44185414957539.256.330.350680.094.227.2791.2081.2142460
13Joe FergusonC-OF32   3635495
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69107068262510.262.380.466846.204.399.2680.9718.2169442
9Gary ThomassonOF27   3153978
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4542437014215.248.339.422761.175.317.2761.6322.5133362
7Steve YeagerC30   3103367
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41102968085212.216.282.384666.168.265.2342.3423.8119346
8Reggie SmithOF34   2344164
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3265315023035.274.359.466825.192.329.3051.6123.4109270
14Von JoshuaOF31   1422240
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141172301005.282.315.408723.127.176.3193.2947.358149
23Ted Martinez3B-SS31   1121930
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023241601103.268.293.330623.063.107.3134.00--37117
44Mickey HatcherOF-3B24   93925
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51371210105.269.327.366693.097.151.3001.7193.034102
43Rick SutcliffeP23   85621
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170012000614.247.253.318571.071.082.30820.0085.02793
20Don SuttonP34   77211
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00030011700801.143.154.143297.000.013.18317.00--1186
46Burt HootonP29   75511
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0050011800800.147.158.187345.040.053.19318.00--1484
57Pedro GuerreroOF-1B23   62715
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92011401011.242.250.371621.129.177.27714.0031.02364
5Johnny OatesC33   4646
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002014101100.130.200.174374.043.109.1330.25--851
11Manny MotaOF41   42115
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0003003400202.357.400.357757.000.071.3951.33--1547
41Jerry ReussP30   4247
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0010031910301.167.239.190429.024.095.3046.33--849
49Charlie HoughP31   3816
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002000900500.158.158.184342.026.026.207----743
16Rick MondayOF33   33210
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0002005600001.303.395.303698.000.152.3701.20--1038
33Vic DavalilloOF42   2727
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002202000000.259.310.296606.037.185.2590.00--829
47Andy MessersmithP33   2212
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002000600100.091.091.136227.045.045.125----323
35Bob WelchP22   1913
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0003000610300.158.200.158358.000.000.231----323
31Doug RauP30   1412
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000002200100.143.250.214464.071.214.1671.00--317
34Ken BrettP30   1103
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0002000200001.273.273.273546.000.000.333----311
56Dave PattersonP22   701
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0000010200200.143.143.143286.000-.143.200----19
27Joe BeckwithP24   5100000000200100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
29Gerry HannahsP26   411
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0000000200000.250.250.250500.000.000.500----14
37Bobby CastilloP24   3000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
36Lerrin LaGrowP30   301
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0000000100000.333.333.333666.000.000.500----13
27,21Dennis LewallynP25   201
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0000000100000.500.500.5001000.000.0001.000----12
51Terry ForsterP27   0000000001000000-1.000-1000---0.00--01
Batting Totals206054907391443220241837131064655683423628336145.263.329.412741.149.261.2791.5030.022606165
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
43Rick Sutcliffe23   17103.4639305120242.02171049316971178621.308.070.603.614.351.21
20Don Sutton34   12153.8233326111226.02011099621611464111.168.000.842.435.812.39
46Burt Hooton29   11102.97292912100212.0191857011631296021.208.110.472.675.482.05
41Jerry Reuss30   7143.54392141113160.01788863460837031.4910.010.233.384.671.38
49Charlie Hough31   754.77421400100151.115288801666769181.449.060.953.934.531.15
35Bob Welch22   564.0025121010581.1824236732640031.419.110.783.567.112.00
47Andy Messersmith33   244.941111100062.1553434934263001.447.981.314.943.770.76
31Doug Rau30   155.301111110056.0733733322281041.7011.730.483.544.501.27
56Dave Patterson22   415.263600019653.0623531522340001.5810.530.853.745.771.55
34Ken Brett30   433.453000014247.0522018112130111.369.960.192.302.491.08
27Joe Beckwith24   124.38170008237.1421818415280101.5410.220.973.656.811.87
36Lerrin LaGrow30   513.413100018437.0381614218222101.519.240.494.385.351.22
37Bobby Castillo24   201.131900015724.12653013250011.639.750.004.889.381.92
51Terry Forster27   125.63170008216.118111001181001.8110.130.006.194.500.73
29Gerry Hannahs26   023.3842002116.0108621361001.445.631.137.313.380.46
27,21Dennis Lewallyn25   015.2570004012.119870510012.0014.250.003.750.750.20
38Lance Rautzhan26   027.20120001019.299801152012.008.100.009.904.500.45
Batting Totals79833.8640216230513234144414257176201015558114411271.378.880.633.465.051.46
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Steve YeagerC1035135697.9840.00
Joe FergusonC673263576.9810.00
Johnny OatesC20641322.9750.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Steve Garvey1B1621402937101.9950.00
Pedro Guerrero1B833210.9720.00
Derrel Thomas1B10000.0000.00
Gary Thomasson1B120001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dave Lopes2B1523413841482.9810.00
Ted Martinez2B182529021.0000.00
Derrel Thomas2B559011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ron Cey3B150123265925.9770.00
Ted Martinez3B234631.7690.00
Derrel Thomas3B18201533.9210.00
Mickey Hatcher3B17112340.8950.00
Pedro Guerrero3B312011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bill RussellSS1502184523070.9570.00
Ted MartinezSS21163424.9620.00
Derrel ThomasSS34410.8890.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dusty BakerOF1502891434.9900.00
Derrel ThomasOF1192691014.9960.00
Gary ThomassonOF100194441.9800.00
Reggie SmithOF62159520.9880.00
Joe FergusonOF5288222.9780.00
Von JoshuaOF4656220.9670.00
Mickey HatcherOF1936110.9740.00
Pedro GuerreroOF12190001.0000.00
Rick MondayOF1027010.9640.00
Vic DavalilloOF320001.0000.00
Manny MotaOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Charlie HoughP4215152610.9691.85
Jerry ReussP3916023531.9252.08
Rick SutcliffeP392421824011.0001.56
Dave PattersonP365365011.0001.87
Don SuttonP33226162412.9761.59
Lerrin LaGrowP313705001.0001.22
Ken BrettP3047714011.0004.02
Burt HootonP292121226031.0001.61
Bob WelchP25812833.7691.11
Bobby CastilloP192413001.0001.49
Joe BeckwithP17375520.8332.43
Terry ForsterP171615001.0003.35
Lance RautzhanP12923001.0004.89
Andy MessersmithP116259011.0002.03
Doug RauP1156210001.0001.93
Dennis LewallynP71214001.0003.72
Gerry HannahsP41603001.0001.69


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