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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), Rick Rhoden (#20), Dale Berra (#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
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    36Matt AlexanderOF-3B5-11169B-R321973CHN: 1968-2-35MLB--
    4Dale BerraSS-3B6-0190R-R221977PIT: 1975-1-20MLB--
    26Jim BibbyP6-5235R-R341972UDFAMLB--
    22Bert BlylevenP6-3207R-R281970MIN: 1969-3-55MLB--
    44Dorian Boyland1B6-4200L-L241978PIT: 1976-2-45MLB--
    45John CandelariaP6-6225R-L251975PIT: 1972-2-47MLB--
    41Joe ColemanP6-3195R-R321965WS2: 1965-1-3MLB--
    24Mike EaslerOF6-1196L-R281973HOU: 1969-14-312MLB--
    17Dock EllisP6-3210B-R341968UDFAMLB--
    10Tim FoliSS6-0179R-R281970NYN: 1968-1-1MLB--
    3Phil Garner2B-3B5-10177R-R301973OAK: 1971-1-2MLB--
    23Grant JacksonP6-0190B-L361965UDFAMLB--
    25Bruce KisonP6-4178R-R291971PIT: 1968-14-309MLB--
    17Lee LacyOF-2B6-1175R-R311972LAN: 1969-2-29MLB--
    37Alberto LoisOF5-9175R-R231978UDFAMLB--
    5Bill Madlock3B5-11185R-R281973WS2: 1970-5-97MLB--
    34John Milner1B-OF6-0185L-L291971NYN: 1968-14-301MLB--
    18Omar MorenoOF6-2180L-L261975UDFAMLB--
    16Steve NicosiaC5-10185R-R221978PIT: 1973-1-24MLB--
    14Ed OttC5-10198L-R271974PIT: 1970-23-541MLB--
    39Dave ParkerOF6-5225L-R281973PIT: 1970-14-325MLB--
    44Rick RhodenP6-4203R-R261974LAN: 1971-1-20MLB--
    49Dave RobertsP6-2197L-L341969Not draftedMLB--
    28Bill RobinsonOF6-3205R-R361966UDFAMLB--
    43Don RobinsonP6-4231R-R221978HOU: 1977-17-430MLB--
    15Enrique RomoP5-11185R-R311977Not draftedMLB--
    19Jim RookerP6-0201R-L361968UDFAMLB--
    35Manny SanguillenC6-0193R-R351967UDFAMLB--
    8Willie StargellOF-1B6-2225L-L391962UDFAMLB--
    6Rennie Stennett2B5-11175R-R281971UDFAMLB--
    10Frank TaverasSS6-0168R-R291972UDFAMLB--
    27Kent TekulveP6-4180R-R321974UDFAMLB--
    31Eddie WhitsonP6-3195R-R241977PIT: 1974-6-131MLB--


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