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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
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
41Darrell Evans3B32 56268142
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17
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70679180214156.253.356.391747.139.299.2660.8833.1220661
22Jack ClarkOF23 52784144
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25
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2
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26
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86118639516169.273.348.476824.203.328.2861.5120.3251598
36Billy NorthOF31 46087119
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4
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5
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305824968413135.259.386.341727.083.365.3050.8892.0157561
15Mike Ivie1B26 40258115
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3
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27
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89514780170410.286.359.547906.261.388.2941.7014.9220454
45Terry WhitfieldOF26 39452113
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4
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5
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44543647467415.287.349.396745.109.203.3121.3178.8156445
31Larry HerndonOF25 3543591
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3686297015323.257.313.384697.127.215.3012.4150.6136389
44Willie McCovey1B41 3533488
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5702367012037.249.318.402720.153.249.2691.9423.5142393
10Johnnie LeMasterSS25 3434287
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2995235521316.254.304.324628.070.149.2942.39114.3111372
16Roger MetzgerSS31 2592465
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031113233102516.251.311.340651.089.208.2841.35--88288
20Joe Strain2B25 2572762
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12841321301115.241.285.292577.051.117.2581.62257.075285
18Bill Madlock2B28 2493765
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41113181903123.261.309.398707.137.241.2581.0635.699270
47Dennis LittlejohnC24 1931538
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1300214604534.197.272.254526.057.166.2482.19193.049222
2Marc HillC27 1692035
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1501262505235.207.308.278586.071.219.2220.9656.347200
21Rob Andrews2B26 1542240
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13418900445.260.289.318607.058.130.2591.1377.049170
3Mike SadekC33 1261430
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1110152412416.238.322.302624.063.190.2841.60126.038147
49Max VenableOF22 851214
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0333101811100.165.260.200460.035.153.2091.80--1797
14Vida BlueP29 83710
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30063500800.120.180.169349.048.120.1915.8383.01497
18Greg JohnstonOF24 74515
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70021700001.203.224.270494.068.095.2508.5074.02076
39Bob KnepperP25 66612
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90012410910.182.203.288491.106.121.26224.0066.01978
30John TamargoC27 60712
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6004800030.200.239.350589.150.217.1892.0030.02167
26John MontefuscoP29 4237
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030111100201.167.186.286472.119.119.22611.00--1245
40John CurtisP31 3435
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003002910600.147.216.176392.029.088.2004.50--643
28Ed HalickiP28 3437
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001001900201.206.229.235464.029.059.2809.00--837
32Eddie WhitsonP24 3215
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00020001000500.156.156.156312.000.000.227----537
9Hector CruzOF26 2523
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0001003700002.120.214.120334.000.120.1672.33--328
25Philip NastuP24 2411
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0001003700400.042.148.042190.000.125.0592.33--131
43Tom GriffinP31 1411
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0000000600100.071.071.071142.000.000.125----115
25Dave RobertsP34 5000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
46Gary LavelleP30 421
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0000000200200.250.250.250500.000.000.500----16
38Greg MintonP27 4000000001100100.000.200.000200.000.250.0001.00--06
17Randy MoffittP30 4000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
34Pedro BorbonP32 301
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0000000100000.333.333.333666.000.000.500----13
30Bob KearneyC22 0000000001000000-1.000-1000---0.00--01
Batting Totals216853956721328192361256161407358092520618947100.246.317.365682.118.238.2741.5943.219676111
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
14Vida Blue29 14145.01343410000237246143132231111388011.519.340.874.225.241.24
39Bob Knepper25 9124.653434620020724111710730771236131.5410.481.303.355.351.60
26John Montefusco29 383.942222000013714564601551763021.439.530.993.354.991.49
28Ed Halicki28 584.573319313012513482641247812131.449.570.863.365.791.72
40John Curtis31 1094.172718325012012162561542858001.359.001.123.126.322.02
32Eddie Whitson24 583.9618172010100984744539623101.378.820.453.515.581.59
25Philip Nastu24 344.322514101010010551481441472021.469.451.263.694.231.15
46Gary Lavelle30 792.5170000552096863127542802421.327.980.463.907.421.90
43Tom Griffin31 563.935930013294834641946825041.377.950.864.407.851.78
38Greg Minton27 431.804600018479592516027338221.086.640.003.043.711.22
34Pedro Borbon32 434.893000013346562825713260001.5010.961.372.545.092.00
25Dave Roberts34 022.572610011342421512318232011.439.000.643.864.931.28
17Randy Moffitt30 257.712800013235533330514161021.9113.631.293.604.111.14
19Al Holland26 000.0030000073000570001.143.860.006.439.001.40
29Joe Coleman32 000.0050001033200200001.256.750.004.500.000.00
37Ed Plank27 006.7540003039530210002.7520.250.004.502.250.50
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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