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1979 San Francisco Giants (MLB)

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W-L Record: 71-91 .438
Rank: 4th in National League West
Run Differential: 672-751 -79
Manager(s): Joe Altobelli, Dave Bristol
General Manager: Spec Richardson
Location: San Francisco, California
Ballpark: Candlestick Park
Attendance: 1,456,402 17/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Scott Garrelts (#15) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Salty Parker
Bullpen Coach: Tom Haller
First Base Coach: Jim Davenport
Hitting Coach: Hank Sauer
Pitching Coach: Larry Shepard
Third Base Coach: Jim Davenport
Third Base Coach: Dave Bristol

#1 Draft Picks

Mike Ivie (#1), Joe Coleman (#3), Johnnie LeMaster (#6), Roger Metzger (#16), Terry Whitfield (#19)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9071.559--
8973.5491.5
7983.48811.5
7191.43819.5
6893.42222.0
6694.41223.5
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
21Rob Andrews2B261542240
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13418900445.260.289.318607.058.130.2591.1377.049170
14Vida BlueP2983710
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30063500800.120.180.169349.048.120.1915.8383.01497
34Pedro BorbonP32301
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0000000100000.333.333.333666.000.000.500----13
22Jack ClarkOF2352784144
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25
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2
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26
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86118639516169.273.347.476823.203.328.2861.5120.3251597
9Hector CruzOF262523
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0001003700002.120.214.120334.000.120.1672.33--328
40John CurtisP313435
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003002910600.147.194.176370.029.088.2004.50--642
41Darrell Evans3B3256268142
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2
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17
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70679180214156.253.354.391745.139.299.2660.8833.1220659
43Tom GriffinP311411
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0000000600100.071.071.071142.000.000.125----115
28Ed HalickiP283437
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001001900201.206.229.235464.029.059.2809.00--837
31Larry HerndonOF253543591
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3686297015323.257.312.384696.127.215.3012.4150.6136388
2Marc HillC271692035
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1501262505235.207.308.278586.071.219.2220.9656.347200
15Mike Ivie1B2640258115
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89514780170410.286.358.547905.261.388.2941.7014.9220453
18Greg JohnstonOF2474515
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70021700001.203.224.270494.068.095.2508.5074.02076
30Bob KearneyC220000000001000000-1.000-1000---0.00--01
39Bob KnepperP2566612
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90012410910.182.191.288479.106.121.26224.0066.01977
46Gary LavelleP30421
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0000000200200.250.250.250500.000.000.500----16
10Johnnie LeMasterSS253434287
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2995235521316.254.300.324624.070.149.2942.39114.3111370
47Dennis LittlejohnC241931538
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1300214604534.197.272.254526.057.166.2482.19193.049222
18Bill Madlock2B282493765
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41113181903123.261.309.398707.137.241.2581.0635.699270
44Willie McCovey1B413533488
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5702367012037.249.316.402718.153.249.2691.9423.5142392
16Roger MetzgerSS312592465
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031113233102516.251.311.340651.089.208.2841.35--88288
38Greg MintonP274000000001100100.000.200.000200.000.250.0001.00--06
17Randy MoffittP304000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
26John MontefuscoP294237
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030111100201.167.186.286472.119.119.22611.00--1245
25Philip NastuP242411
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0001003700400.042.148.042190.000.125.0592.33--131
36Billy NorthOF3146087119
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305824968413135.259.385.341726.083.365.3050.8892.0157560
25Dave RobertsP345000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
3Mike SadekC331261430
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1110152412416.238.317.302619.063.190.2841.60126.038146
20Joe Strain2B252572762
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12841321301115.241.277.292569.051.117.2581.62257.075282
30John TamargoC2760712
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6004800030.200.239.350589.150.217.1892.0030.02167
49Max VenableOF22851214
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0333101811100.165.253.200453.035.153.2091.80--1796
45Terry WhitfieldOF2639452113
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44543647467415.287.343.396739.109.203.3121.3178.8156441
32Eddie WhitsonP243215
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00020001000500.156.156.156312.000.000.227----537
Batting Totals216853956721328192361256161407358092520618947100.246.317.365682.118.238.2741.5943.219676111
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
14Vida Blue2914145.01343410000237246143132231111388011.519.340.874.225.241.24
25Dave Roberts34022.572610011342421512318232011.439.000.643.864.931.28
37Ed Plank27006.7540003039530210002.7520.250.004.502.250.50
25Philip Nastu24344.322514101010010551481441472021.469.451.263.694.231.15
26John Montefusco29383.942222000013714564601551763021.439.530.993.354.991.49
17Randy Moffitt30257.712800013235533330514161021.9113.631.293.604.111.14
38Greg Minton27431.804600018479592516027338221.086.640.003.043.711.22
46Gary Lavelle30792.5170000552096863127542802421.327.980.463.907.421.90
39Bob Knepper259124.653434620020724111710730771236131.5410.481.303.355.351.60
19Al Holland26000.0030000073000570001.143.860.006.439.001.40
28Ed Halicki28584.573319313012513482641247812131.449.570.863.365.791.72
43Tom Griffin31563.935930013294834641946825041.377.950.864.407.851.78
40John Curtis311094.172718325012012162561542858001.359.001.123.126.322.02
29Joe Coleman32000.0050001033200200001.256.750.004.500.000.00
34Pedro Borbon32434.893000013346562825713260001.5010.961.372.545.092.00
32Eddie Whitson24583.9618172010100984744539623101.378.820.453.515.581.59
Pitching Totals71914.174641622551373414361484751665143577880509221.449.300.903.625.521.53
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dennis LittlejohnC633664367.9860.00
Mike SadekC602462122.9930.00
Marc HillC582833134.9910.00
John TamargoC1761514.9850.00
Bob KearneyC10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mike Ivie1B9872440451.9950.00
Willie McCovey1B89740481060.9870.00
Bill Madlock1B590031.0000.00
Marc Hill1B120011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Joe Strain2B67147188632.9820.00
Bill Madlock2B63137144732.9760.00
Rob Andrews2B5396101921.9560.00
Roger Metzger2B101418041.0000.00
Mike Ivie2B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Darrell Evans3B1591293693028.9430.00
Mike Ivie3B434001.0000.00
Rob Andrews3B311001.0000.00
Jack Clark3B210001.0000.00
Hector Cruz3B23210.8330.00
Roger Metzger3B10000.0000.00
Joe Strain3B101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Johnnie LeMasterSS1061603032052.9590.00
Roger MetzgerSS781082191534.9560.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jack ClarkOF1402611357.9820.00
Billy NorthOF130300842.9870.00
Larry HerndonOF1221961082.9630.00
Terry WhitfieldOF1061671083.9570.00
Max VenableOF2530230.9140.00
Mike IvieOF24253001.0000.00
Greg JohnstonOF1727110.9660.00
Hector CruzOF650001.0000.00
Mike SadekOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Gary LavelleP709641310.9441.59
Tom GriffinP599451911.9602.30
Greg MintonP467932312.9632.95
Vida BlueP34237104215.9811.97
Bob KnepperP3420782651.8721.48
Ed HalickiP3312591941.8752.01
Pedro BorbonP30464310.8751.37
Randy MoffittP283515001.0001.54
John CurtisP27120413011.0001.27
Dave RobertsP26421911.9092.14
Philip NastuP2510061414.9521.80
John MontefuscoP2213792012.9671.91
Eddie WhitsonP1810021521.8951.53
Joe ColemanP530000.0000.00
Ed PlankP431010.5002.81
Al HollandP370000.0000.00


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