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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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4
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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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3
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1
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032121700100.250.271.324595.074.118.3338.50--2271
10Chris Chambliss1B3055461155
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18
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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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11
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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
PlayerAgePC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDHP %C %1B %2B %3B %SS %LF %CF %RF %OF %POAE
Rick Anderson25100000000001.000------------------030
Jim Beattie24150000000000.962------------------9161
Juan Beniquez29000030000600--------1.000--------.981100152
Paul Blair3500000000020------------------1.000600
Bobby Brown25000000000271------------------.9495603
Ray Burris281500000000001.000------------------230
Chris Chambliss3000134000000016----.995--------------1299957
Ken Clay25320000000000.952------------------8121
Ron Davis234400000000001.000------------------5150
Bucky Dent270000014100000----------.977--------21951217
Brian Doyle24000136000000------.9441.000----------12272
Ed Figueroa30160000000000.926------------------9162
Oscar Gamble29000000000276------------------.9434733
Damaso Garcia22000011000000----------.902--------9284
Rich Gossage273600000000001.000------------------140
Mike Griffin2230000000000--------------------000
Ron Guidry28330000000010.976------------------11291
Brad Gulden23040000000000--.995----------------178241
Don Hood292700000000001.000------------------2140
Catfish Hunter33190000000000.952------------------10101
Reggie Jackson330000000001253------------------.98627474
Tommy John36370000000000.957------------------15513
Cliff Johnson31040000000022--1.000----------------1010
Jay Johnstone33000000000193------------------1.0003200
Darryl Jones28000000000215------------------1.000100
Jim Kaat40400000000000.909------------------551
Bob Kammeyer2810000000000--------------------000
Paul Mirabella251000000000001.000------------------020
Thurman Munson32088300000005--.9781.000--------------4284410
Bobby Murcer33000000000700------------------.98316943
Jerry Narron23056000000001--.973----------------167155
Graig Nettles340000144000000--------.966----------11033916
Lou Piniella3500000000011216------------------.982204134
Len Randle30000000000112------------------1.0001920
Willie Randolph240001530000000------.985------------35547813
Dave Righetti20300000000001.000------------------130
Mickey Rivers30000000000691------------------.97414744
Bruce Robinson2506000000000--.943----------------3302
George Scott35001000000015----1.000--------------200
Roger Slagle25100000000001.000------------------100
Jim Spencer310026000000071----.992--------------232172
Roy Staiger2900004000000--------1.000----------270
Fred Stanley310018163100010----1.000.960.875.978--------421138
Luis Tiant38300000000000.952------------------13272
Dick Tidrow321400000000001.000------------------280
Dennis Werth2600100000000----1.000--------------510
Roy White350000000002729------------------1.0004530


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