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1979 New York Yankees (MLB)

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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
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
26Juan BeniquezOF291421936
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173391720145.254.290.394684.141.204.2561.8935.556156
2Paul BlairOF35501
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0000000100000.200.200.200400.000.000.250----15
58Bobby BrownOF2568717
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1
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032121700100.250.271.324595.074.118.3338.50--2271
10Chris Chambliss1B3055461155
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6332345354159.280.319.437756.157.220.2811.5630.8242594
39Ron DavisP231000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
20Bucky DentSS274314799
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32003730111385.230.286.285571.056.142.2380.81215.5123489
18Brian Doyle2B243224
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005003100101.125.200.188388.063.156.1290.33--636
17Oscar GambleOF291132144
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3200131301001.389.452.7351187.345.460.3711.0010.383126
59Damaso GarciaSS2238310
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004200200001.263.263.289552.026.079.278----1138
27Brad GuldenC23921015
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0060191600403.163.238.207445.043.130.1971.78--19105
44Reggie JacksonOF3346578138
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899865107230517.297.379.544923.247.389.3261.6516.0253535
41Cliff JohnsonDH31641117
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60010704110.266.360.453813.188.344.2680.7032.02976
27Jay JohnstoneOF3348710
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7102700000.208.240.292532.083.146.2253.5048.01450
2,27Darryl JonesDH2847612
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06002700201.255.286.404690.149.191.3003.50--1951
15Thurman MunsonC3238242110
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39123237021415.288.340.374714.086.168.3091.16127.3143419
2Bobby MurcerOF332644272
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33112532222110.273.334.409743.136.231.2841.2833.0108292
38Jerry NarronC231231721
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180092600312.171.226.309535.138.211.1812.8930.838136
9Graig Nettles3B3452171132
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73125953060814.253.325.401726.148.259.2460.9026.1209588
14Lou PiniellaOF3546149137
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69321731263817.297.317.425742.128.167.2951.8241.9196489
34Len RandleOF303927
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0003003200001.179.238.179417.000.077.1890.67--742
30Willie Randolph2B2457498155
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6133129539355523.270.371.368739.098.300.2800.41114.8211679
17Mickey RiversOF302863782
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2537132112253.287.313.416729.129.161.2961.6295.3119306
47,58Bruce RobinsonC251202
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0002001000000.167.231.167398.000.083.1670.00--213
41George ScottDH3544914
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6102700010.318.340.500840.182.250.3513.5044.02247
12Jim SpencerDH312956085
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530238250111212.288.367.593960.305.427.2490.6612.8175336
57Roy Staiger3B291113
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001001000011.273.308.364672.091.182.2500.00--413
11Fred StanleySS-3B31100920
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140151700411.200.236.270506.070.110.2203.4050.027110
24Dennis Werth1B26411
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6Roy WhiteDH-OF352052444
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2722232101536.215.290.288578.073.185.2230.9168.359236
Batting Totals17625421734144322640150694654650959018485063148.266.326.406732.139.237.2731.1636.121996043
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
19Rick Anderson25004.5010000021110400002.504.500.0018.000.000.00
23Luis Tiant381383.9030305100195190948522531040001.248.721.012.434.781.96
50Roger Slagle25000.0010001020000020000.000.000.000.009.00--
56Dave Righetti20013.71330000171077210130001.185.291.065.296.881.30
36,55Paul Mirabella25049.0010100001416151431043011.8610.291.936.432.570.40
53Bob Kammeyer2800-1000000788200001------
36Jim Kaat40233.884010013258642925414232021.349.930.622.173.571.64
25Tommy John362192.973736173102762681099196511111141.218.740.292.123.621.71
29Catfish Hunter33295.311919100010512868621534342011.5410.971.292.912.911.00
46Don Hood29313.09276009167622423330221001.378.330.404.032.960.73
49Ron Guidry281882.78333015232236203837320712019001.167.740.762.717.672.83
52Mike Griffin22004.5030001145220251001.7511.250.004.5011.252.50
54Rich Gossage27532.6436000331858481817519413001.167.450.782.956.362.16
31Ed Figueroa30464.11161641001041094948635421001.379.340.513.003.601.20
39Ron Davis231422.864400021985842927528431011.328.890.532.964.551.54
43Ken Clay25175.4232500172788849471225287021.4510.151.382.883.231.12
53Ray Burris28136.11150007027402219510191001.7912.861.613.216.111.90
45Jim Beattie24365.211513111076854544541321001.6610.070.594.863.790.78
19Dick Tidrow32217.8314000102223820205472001.8314.871.961.572.741.75
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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