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1979 Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)

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W-L Record: 98-64 .605
Rank: 1st in National League East
Run Differential: 775-643 + 132
Manager(s): Chuck Tanner
General Manager: Hardy Peterson
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 1,435,454 18/26
Playoffs: Won World Series (Orioles)
Top Draft Pick: Scott Fiepke (#42) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

#1 Draft Picks

Tim Foli (#1), Joe Coleman (#3), Dale Berra (#20), Rick Rhoden (#20), Steve Nicosia (#24)
National League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9864.605--
9565.5942.0
8676.53112.0
8478.51914.0
8082.49418.0
6399.38935.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
36Matt AlexanderOF3213167
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011310000000.538.538.6921230.1541.077.538----913
4Dale BerraSS-3B221231126
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5
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03
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1500111702225.211.272.325597.114.203.2191.5541.040138
26Jim BibbyP344538
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1
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02
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50002510600.178.196.333529.156.156.333--22.51552
22Bert BlylevenP287019
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1
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00300033001502.129.129.143272.014.014.243----1085
44Dorian Boyland243000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
45John CandelariaP256809
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0060011800804.132.145.191336.059.074.18018.00--1377
41Joe ColemanP32501
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1
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000000300000.200.200.400600.200.200.500----25
24Mike EaslerOF2854815
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110181300000.278.371.444815.167.296.3331.6327.02462
17Dock EllisP341000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
10Tim FoliSS2852570153
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65652814901967.291.335.345680.053.109.2950.50525.0181587
3Phil Garner2B-3B3054976161
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591785574315236.293.359.441800.148.264.3211.3549.9242612
23Grant JacksonP369000001000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----09
25Bruce KisonP295568
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60011900702.145.161.236397.091.109.20019.0055.01363
17Lee LacyOF311821745
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5
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1561223612031.247.327.412739.165.313.2781.6436.475208
37Alberto Lois230600000110000000-----------00
5Bill Madlock3B2831148102
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442183422182514.328.390.469859.141.293.3310.6544.4146353
34John MilnerOF-1B293265290
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6035533716065.276.373.475848.199.356.2650.7020.4155386
18Omar MorenoOF26695110196
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6977215110439627.282.333.381714.099.253.3212.0486.9265757
16Steve NicosiaC221912255
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1302231707105.288.364.435799.147.257.3000.7447.883215
14Ed OttC2740349110
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5101266208648.273.314.385699.112.174.3052.3857.6155439
39Dave ParkerOF28622109193
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9420467101914097.310.380.526906.215.349.3331.5124.9327707
44Rick RhodenP26101
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00000000000001.0001.0001.0002000.000.0001.000----11
49Dave RobertsP345000001000100010.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
28Bill RobinsonOF3642159111
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7513224811114513.264.302.504806.240.323.2713.3817.5212455
43Don RobinsonP2249410
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0003003900400.204.250.204454.000.061.2503.00--1056
15Enrique RomoP311202
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0001000200400.167.167.167334.000.000.200----216
19Jim RookerP363314
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00000011300201.121.147.121268.000.030.20013.00--436
35Manny SanguillenC-1B3574817
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04002502313.230.247.351598.122.149.2432.50--2680
8Willie Stargell1B3942460119
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8201471053120610.281.352.552904.271.380.2972.2313.3234480
6Rennie Stennett2B283193176
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024142425062311.238.289.292581.053.119.2561.04--93348
10Frank TaverasSS2945411
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001210200002.244.244.311555.067.089.256----1445
27Kent TekulveP321532
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0001001800100.133.188.133321.000.067.2868.00--217
31Eddie WhitsonP2413100000001500400.000.071.00071.000.077.0005.00--018
Batting Totals2188566177515412645214871018066483855321029856113.272.326.416742.143.249.2961.7738.323536298
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
26Jim Bibby341242.803417412013711051439471035041.147.170.593.076.722.19
27Kent Tekulve321082.759400067311341094641549754021.187.320.343.295.041.53
19Jim Rooker36474.591917100010310658531139446001.399.170.953.383.811.13
15Enrique Romo311053.0084000255129122504311431066631.288.510.773.007.402.47
43Don Robinson22883.862925401016017174691252966141.399.560.672.915.371.85
49Dave Roberts34523.23213005138471814112150001.5110.850.232.773.461.25
44Rick Rhoden26017.2011000055440220001.409.000.003.603.601.00
25Bruce Kison291373.1933253120172157706113451055041.178.220.682.355.492.33
23Grant Jackson36852.9672000291482673227935393121.247.350.993.844.281.11
17Dock Ellis34002.5731000079221211001.5711.571.292.571.290.50
41Joe Coleman32006.0010000202029171419143011.8112.430.433.866.001.56
45John Candelaria251493.2233308020207201837425411012031.178.741.091.784.392.46
22Bert Blyleven281253.61373740002372381029521921729061.399.040.803.496.531.87
31Eddie Whitson24234.34197004157533628636312111.538.220.935.594.810.86
Pitching Totals98643.424891632421395214931424643568125504904529301.298.580.753.045.451.79
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ed OttC1166125346.9940.00
Steve NicosiaC653202534.9910.00
Manny SanguillenC832420.9470.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Willie Stargell1B113949473102.9970.00
John Milner1B4825518327.9890.00
Bill Robinson1B28233130181.0000.00
Manny Sanguillen1B5352031.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rennie Stennett2B1021722821263.9740.00
Phil Garner2B83175234858.9810.00
Lee Lacy2B57511.9230.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bill Madlock3B8563153712.9690.00
Phil Garner3B78471441316.9360.00
Dale Berra3B22183373.8790.00
Bill Robinson3B30000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tim FoliSS1322554041597.9780.00
Dale BerraSS222553511.9400.00
Phil GarnerSS14121818.9680.00
Frank TaverasSS11172634.9350.00
Matt AlexanderSS10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Omar MorenoOF16249011133.9750.00
Dave ParkerOF15834115151.9600.00
Bill RobinsonOF125161630.9820.00
John MilnerOF64112251.9580.00
Lee LacyOF4170320.9730.00
Matt AlexanderOF1181001.0000.00
Mike EaslerOF40000.0000.00
Kent TekulveOF110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Kent TekulveP9413472810.9722.35
Enrique RomoP84129102513.9722.44
Grant JacksonP728229001.0001.21
Bert BlylevenP372371420001.0001.29
Jim BibbyP34137512011.0001.12
John CandelariaP33207236031.0001.65
Bruce KisonP33172103012.9762.09
Don RobinsonP2916071021.8950.96
Dave RobertsP21381911.9092.36
Jim RookerP1910381321.9131.83
Eddie WhitsonP195726011.0001.26
Joe ColemanP10201010.5000.45
Dock EllisP3701001.0001.29
Rick RhodenP1511001.0003.60


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