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1979 Toronto Blue Jays (MLB)

+ American League
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W-L Record: 53-109 .327
Rank: 7th in American League East
Run Differential: 613-862 -249
Manager(s): Roy Hartsfield
General Manager: Pat Gillick
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Ballpark: Exhibition Stadium
Attendance: 1,431,651 19/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Jay Schroeder (#3) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Harry Warner
First Base Coach: Don Leppert
Hitting Coach: Bobby Doerr
Pitching Coach: Bob Miller
Third Base Coach: Jackie Moore

#1 Draft Picks

Roy Howell (#4), John Mayberry (#6), Butch Edge (#6), Rick Cerone (#7), Balor Moore (#22)
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
4Alfredo GriffinSS2162481179
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22
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10
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2
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31211640595016410.287.333.364697.077.149.3121.48312.0227689
22Rick BosettiOF2561959161
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35
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2
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8
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6513122270306717.260.286.362648.102.139.2793.1877.4224657
13Roy Howell3B2551160126
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28
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4
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15
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72144291641312.247.310.405715.159.235.2722.1734.1207563
9Rick CeroneC2546947112
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27
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4
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7
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6114374011345.239.294.358652.119.192.2461.0867.0168514
10John Mayberry1B3046461127
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22
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1
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21
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74116960571210.274.372.461833.188.336.2750.8722.1214541
21Rico CartyDH3946148118
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26
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012
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55314645140421.256.322.390712.134.239.2600.9838.4180512
20Alvis WoodsOF2543657121
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24
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4
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5
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3664402810747.278.337.385722.108.204.2850.7087.2168488
1Bob BailorOF274145095
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11
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5
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38148362762456.229.297.287584.058.159.2400.75414.0119465
2Danny Ainge2B203082673
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1910125821728.237.269.286555.049.091.2844.83154.088331
19Otto VelezOF282744579
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21
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015
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4801464532208.288.396.529925.241.405.2990.9818.3145325
11Luis Gomez3B-2B271631139
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7
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00111061700207.239.266.282548.043.086.2672.83--46171
39Dave McKay2B291561934
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9
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00121171910505.218.256.276532.058.103.2482.71--43169
30J.J. CannonOF251421430
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512213400302.211.217.254471.042.120.27134.00142.036146
27Tony SolaitaDH321021427
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1300171600022.265.364.422786.157.324.2910.9451.043121
8Bob DavisC2789611
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80061510507.124.188.180368.056.124.1372.5089.016101
17Tim Johnson2B2986616
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060181500202.186.255.233488.047.128.2251.88--2096
5Craig Kusick1B3054311
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7007710012.204.302.333635.130.259.1961.0027.01863
5Bob Robertson1B322913
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1003900000.103.188.207395.103.207.1053.0029.0632
35Ted WilbornOF-DH2012300000011700100.000.077.00077.000.000.0007.00--014
5Bobby BrownOF2510100000002100000.000.167.000167.000.200.0000.50--012
29Pedro Hernandez200100000000000000-----------00
Batting Totals1652542361313622533495562755644866336216538131.251.306.363669.112.198.2691.4857.119685974
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
24Tom Underwood259163.6933321210022721311393239512711091.368.440.913.775.041.34
47Phil Huffman216185.77313121001732201301112568565301.6611.451.303.542.910.82
23Dave Lemanczyk288103.71222011310143137655912456311061.278.620.762.833.971.40
38Balor Moore28574.863416509013913585751779518181.548.741.105.123.300.65
37Dave Stieb21884.331818710012913970621148523141.459.700.773.353.631.08
34Jesse Jefferson302105.5134102012111615075711945432021.6811.641.473.493.340.96
25Dave Freisleben27234.9542200263911015750553356121.699.990.495.243.460.66
40Mark Lemongello23196.2918102050839764581434402031.5810.521.523.694.341.18
44Tom Buskey326103.4244000407787433301025443011.258.431.142.855.011.76
18Jim Clancy23275.481211200063654439831332001.509.141.134.364.641.06
16Butch Edge22345.1999100051603230624194011.6210.381.044.153.290.79
32Jackson Todd27015.9112100703240262177142011.4711.251.971.973.942.00
33Mike Willis28038.3317100702635272511683011.8911.670.335.332.670.50
36Jerry Garvin23012.74810000221597210140121.095.870.783.915.481.40
45Tom Murphy33125.501000050182311111860001.7211.500.504.003.000.75
46Dyar Miller330010.801000050152718183572002.1316.201.803.004.201.40
5Craig Kusick30004.5010001033221000000.756.752.250.000.00--
45Steve Grilli30000.0010000021000010000.504.500.000.004.50--
46Steve Luebber2900-1000000211010000------
Pitching Totals531094.853571624461181114171537862763165594613647401.509.761.053.773.891.03
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rick CeroneC136560681310.9800.00
Bob DavisC321141121.9840.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
John Mayberry1B1351192746129.9950.00
Craig Kusick1B2016315414.9780.00
Bob Robertson1B9547061.0000.00
Tim Johnson1B7272021.0000.00
Tony Solaita1B6394081.0000.00
Otto Velez1B6292021.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Danny Ainge2B861982611167.9770.00
Dave McKay2B46119148737.9740.00
Tim Johnson2B256252521.9580.00
Luis Gomez2B202938210.9710.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Roy Howell3B1331082902028.9520.00
Luis Gomez3B222137091.0000.00
Bob Bailor3B9716001.0000.00
Tim Johnson3B921621.9000.00
Dave McKay3B202001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Alfredo GriffinSS15327250136124.9560.00
Luis GomezSS15204116.9840.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rick BosettiOF16246618134.9740.00
Alvis WoodsOF1272511092.9670.00
Bob BailorOF1182101632.9870.00
Otto VelezOF73130341.9710.00
J.J. CannonOF50815011.0000.00
Ted WilbornOF77010.8750.00
Bobby BrownOF480001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tom BuskeyP447851911.9602.76
Dave FreislebenP429131311.9411.58
Jesse JeffersonP34116102241.8892.48
Balor MooreP3413942241.8671.68
Tom UnderwoodP3322763652.8941.67
Phil HuffmanP31173730001.0001.92
Dave LemanczykP22143122022.9412.01
Mark LemongelloP188381520.9202.49
Dave StiebP18129123111.9773.00
Mike WillisP172615001.0002.06
Jim ClancyP1263111001.0001.71
Jackson ToddP123263001.0002.52
Dyar MillerP101521001.0001.79
Tom MurphyP101835011.0003.98
Butch EdgeP95117001.0001.41
Jerry GarvinP82211011.0000.81
Steve GrilliP120000.0000.00
Craig KusickP130000.0000.00
Steve LuebberP100000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rico CartyDH129.0000.00
Tony SolaitaDH26.0000.00
Otto VelezDH9.0000.00
Roy HowellDH4.0000.00
Bob RobertsonDH4.0000.00
Ted WilbornDH4.0000.00
Alvis WoodsDH2.0000.00
Danny AingeDH1.0000.00
Bob BailorDH1.0000.00
Craig KusickDH1.0000.00


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