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1979 New York Yankees (MLB)

+ American League
Nickname:
W-L Record: 89-71 .556
Rank: 4th in American League East
Run Differential: 734-672 + 62
Manager(s): Billy Martin, Bob Lemon
General Manager: Cedric Tallis (1979-11-02), Gene Michael
Location: Bronx, New York
Ballpark: Yankee Stadium I
Attendance: 2,537,765 3/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Todd Demeter (#51) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Tom Morgan
Assistant Coach: Jim Hegan
Bench Coach: Yogi Berra
Bullpen Coach: Jeff Torborg
First Base Coach: Jeff Torborg
Hitting Coach: Charlie Lau
Pitching Coach: Art Fowler
Third Base Coach: Mike Ferraro

#1 Draft Picks

Reggie Jackson (#2), Thurman Munson (#4), Don Hood (#17), Bruce Robinson (#21)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10257.642--
9566.5908.0
9169.56911.5
8971.55613.5
8576.52818.0
8180.50322.0
53109.32750.5
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
30Willie Randolph2B24 57498155
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13
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5
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6133129539355523.270.374.368742.098.300.2800.41114.8211682
10Chris Chambliss1B30 55461155
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27
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3
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18
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6332345354159.280.324.437761.157.220.2811.5630.8242599
9Graig Nettles3B34 52171132
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15
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1
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20
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73125953060814.253.325.401726.148.259.2460.9026.1209588
44Reggie JacksonOF33 46578138
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2
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29
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899865107230517.297.382.544926.247.389.3261.6516.0253537
14Lou PiniellaOF35 46149137
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2
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11
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69321731263817.297.320.425745.128.167.2951.8241.9196491
20Bucky DentSS27 4314799
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32003730111385.230.287.285572.056.142.2380.81215.5123490
15Thurman MunsonC32 38242110
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3
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39123237021415.288.340.374714.086.168.3091.16127.3143419
12Jim SpencerDH31 2956085
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530238250111212.288.367.593960.305.427.2490.6612.8175336
17Mickey RiversOF30 2863782
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5
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2537132112253.287.315.416731.129.161.2961.6295.3119307
2Bobby MurcerOF33 2644272
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33112532222110.273.339.409748.136.231.2841.2833.0108294
6Roy WhiteDH-OF35 2052444
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2722232101536.215.290.288578.073.185.2230.9168.359236
26Juan BeniquezOF29 1421936
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173391720145.254.299.394693.141.204.2561.8935.556158
38Jerry NarronC23 1231721
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180092600312.171.226.309535.138.211.1812.8930.838136
17Oscar GambleOF29 1132144
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3200131301001.389.452.7351187.345.460.3711.0010.383126
11Fred StanleySS-3B31 100920
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140151700411.200.236.270506.070.110.2203.4050.027110
27Brad GuldenC23 921015
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0060191600403.163.238.207445.043.130.1971.78--19105
58Bobby BrownOF25 68717
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032121700100.250.271.324595.074.118.3338.50--2271
41Cliff JohnsonDH31 641117
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60010704110.266.360.453813.188.344.2680.7032.02976
27Jay JohnstoneOF33 48710
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7102700000.208.240.292532.083.146.2253.5048.01450
2,27Darryl JonesDH28 47612
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06002700201.255.286.404690.149.191.3003.50--1951
41George ScottDH35 44914
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6102700010.318.340.500840.182.250.3513.5044.02247
34Len RandleOF30 3927
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0003003200001.179.238.179417.000.077.1890.67--742
59Damaso GarciaSS22 38310
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004200200001.263.263.289552.026.079.278----1138
18Brian Doyle2B24 3224
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005003100101.125.200.188388.063.156.1290.33--636
47,58Bruce RobinsonC25 1202
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0002001000000.167.231.167398.000.083.1670.00--213
57Roy Staiger3B29 1113
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001001000011.273.308.364672.091.182.2500.00--413
2Paul BlairOF35 501
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0000000100000.200.200.200400.000.000.250----15
24Dennis Werth1B26 411
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0000000000000.250.250.250500.000.000.250----14
39Ron DavisP23 1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals17625421734144322640150694654650959018485063148.266.326.406732.139.237.2731.1636.121996043
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
25Tommy John36 2192.973736173102762681099196511111141.218.740.292.123.621.71
49Ron Guidry28 1882.78333015232236203837320712019001.167.740.762.717.672.83
23Luis Tiant38 1383.9030305100195190948522531040001.248.721.012.434.781.96
29Catfish Hunter33 295.311919100010512868621534342011.5410.971.292.912.911.00
31Ed Figueroa30 464.11161641001041094948635421001.379.340.513.003.601.20
39Ron Davis23 1422.864400021985842927528431011.328.890.532.964.551.54
43Ken Clay25 175.4232500172788849471225287021.4510.151.382.883.231.12
45Jim Beattie24 365.211513111076854544541321001.6610.070.594.863.790.78
46Don Hood29 313.09276009167622423330221001.378.330.404.032.960.73
36Jim Kaat40 233.884010013258642925414232021.349.930.622.173.571.64
54Rich Gossage27 532.6436000331858481817519413001.167.450.782.956.362.16
53Ray Burris28 136.11150007027402219510191001.7912.861.613.216.111.90
19Dick Tidrow32 217.8314000102223820205472001.8314.871.961.572.741.75
56Dave Righetti20 013.71330000171077210130001.185.291.065.296.881.30
36,55Paul Mirabella25 049.0010100001416151431043011.8610.291.936.432.570.40
52Mike Griffin22 004.5030001145220251001.7511.250.004.5011.252.50
19Rick Anderson25 004.5010000021110400002.504.500.0018.000.000.00
50Roger Slagle25 000.0010001020000020000.000.000.000.009.00--
53Bob Kammeyer28 00-1000000788200001------
Pitching Totals89713.853771604381173714321446672613123455731451121.339.090.772.864.591.61
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Thurman MunsonC8840544105.9780.00
Jerry NarronC561671552.9730.00
Brad GuldenC401782414.9950.00
Bruce RobinsonC633021.9430.00
Cliff JohnsonC4101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Chris Chambliss1B1341299957135.9950.00
Jim Spencer1B2623217235.9920.00
Thurman Munson1B3230021.0000.00
George Scott1B120001.0000.00
Fred Stanley1B150001.0000.00
Dennis Werth1B151001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Willie Randolph2B15335547813128.9850.00
Brian Doyle2B13112325.9440.00
Fred Stanley2B891513.9600.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Graig Nettles3B1441103391630.9660.00
Fred Stanley3B1653052.8750.00
Brian Doyle3B614001.0000.00
Roy Staiger3B427011.0000.00
Juan Beniquez3B3111001.0000.00
Damaso Garcia3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bucky DentSS14121951217107.9770.00
Fred StanleySS312368218.9780.00
Damaso GarciaSS1092844.9020.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Reggie JacksonOF125274742.9860.00
Lou PiniellaOF1122041341.9820.00
Bobby MurcerOF70169430.9830.00
Mickey RiversOF69147440.9740.00
Juan BeniquezOF6099420.9810.00
Bobby BrownOF2756030.9490.00
Oscar GambleOF2747332.9430.00
Roy WhiteOF27453001.0000.00
Jay JohnstoneOF19320001.0000.00
Len RandleOF11192001.0000.00
Paul BlairOF260001.0000.00
Darryl JonesOF210001.0000.00
Ron GuidryOF10000.0000.00
Fred StanleyOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ron DavisP4485515021.0002.12
Jim KaatP40585510.9091.55
Tommy JohnP37276155135.9572.15
Rich GossageP365814001.0000.77
Ron GuidryP33236112911.9761.52
Ken ClayP327881210.9522.30
Luis TiantP30195132722.9521.84
Don HoodP2767214021.0002.15
Catfish HunterP19105101010.9521.71
Ed FigueroaP1610491621.9262.16
Jim BeattieP157691611.9622.96
Ray BurrisP152723001.0001.65
Dick TidrowP142228011.0004.05
Paul MirabellaP101402001.0001.28
Mike GriffinP340000.0000.00
Dave RighettiP31713011.0002.11
Rick AndersonP1203001.00012.86
Bob KammeyerP100000.0000.00
Roger SlagleP1210001.0004.50
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jim SpencerDH71.0000.00
Roy WhiteDH29.0000.00
Cliff JohnsonDH22.0000.00
Chris ChamblissDH16.0000.00
Lou PiniellaDH16.0000.00
Darryl JonesDH15.0000.00
George ScottDH15.0000.00
Oscar GambleDH6.0000.00
Thurman MunsonDH5.0000.00
Reggie JacksonDH3.0000.00
Jay JohnstoneDH3.0000.00
Len RandleDH2.0000.00
Bobby BrownDH1.0000.00
Jerry NarronDH1.0000.00
Mickey RiversDH1.0000.00


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