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1979 Chicago Cubs (MLB)

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W-L Record: 80-82 .494
Rank: 5th in National League East
Run Differential: 706-707 -1
Roster Continuity 70.24% 21/26
Manager(s): Herman Franks, Joey Amalfitano
General Manager: Bob Kennedy
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Ballpark: Wrigley Field
Attendance: 1,648,587 12/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Jon Perlman (#12) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Joey Amalfitano
Bullpen Coach: Gene Clines
First Base Coach: Cookie Rojas
Pitching Coach: Mike Roarke
Third Base Coach: Peanuts Lowrey

#1 Draft Picks

Barry Foote (#3), Scot Thompson (#7)
National League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9864.605--
9565.5942.0
8676.53112.0
8478.51914.0
8082.49418.0
6399.38935.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
11Ivan DeJesusSS26   63692180
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10
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5
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5224205982211729.283.345.379724.096.195.3181.39127.2241716
22Bill Buckner1B29   59172168
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7
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14
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66943028261416.284.319.437756.152.212.2780.9342.2258628
28Jerry MartinOF30   53474145
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3
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19
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73243885330413.272.321.453774.182.249.2902.2428.1242579
10Dave KingmanOF30   53297153
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5
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48
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115424513147087.288.343.613956.325.414.2912.9111.1326589
16Steve Ontiveros3B27   51958148
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4
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57015868771519.285.362.370732.085.195.3191.17129.8192590
8Barry FooteC27   42947109
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26
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016
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56523449570112.254.316.427743.172.259.2551.4426.8183469
25Scot ThompsonOF23   34636100
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2943173711138.289.322.373695.084.136.3162.18173.0129368
6Ted Sizemore2B34   3303682
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2433322537728.248.319.318637.070.167.2620.78165.0105374
26Larry BiittnerOF-1B33   2723579
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50112123010210.290.339.393732.103.180.3061.1090.7107295
7Bobby MurcerOF33   1902249
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2223362012133.258.374.400774.142.326.2530.5627.176231
27Mike VailOF27   1792860
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3502142701024.335.379.520899.184.251.3611.9325.693195
15Steve Dillard2B28   1663147
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2410172414514.283.351.422773.139.247.3041.4133.270190
20Mick Kelleher3B-2B31   1421436
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010207920814.254.296.296592.042.106.2691.29--42160
9Tim BlackwellC26   122820
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01200322511223.164.338.205543.041.303.2020.78--25159
24Ken HendersonOF33   811119
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800151611001.235.361.333694.099.284.2701.0740.52797
48Rick ReuschelP30   79813
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060172600500.165.233.215448.051.127.2453.71--1791
40Lynn McGlothenP29   71616
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0030011000405.225.236.268504.042.056.26210.00--1976
47Dennis LampP26   5829
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001002900700.155.183.172355.017.052.1844.50--1067
39Mike KrukowP27   51416
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8000820720.314.327.412739.098.098.341--51.02162
30Ken HoltzmanP33   43210
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001002900000.233.267.302569.070.116.2944.50--1345
12Steve Macko2B24   4029
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003004800000.225.295.250545.025.125.2812.00--1044
32Miguel DiloneOF24   361411
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00011552500000.306.342.306648.000.333.3552.50--1138
36Bill CaudillP22   1701
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00000001000400.059.059.059118.000.000.143----121
49Donnie MooreP25   1302
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01000500000.154.154.308462.154.154.250----413
42Bruce SutterP26   1203
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0003101500200.250.308.250558.000.167.4295.00--315
7Bruce KimmC28   1101
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0000010000000.091.091.091182.000-.091.091----111
32Sam MejiasOF27   1142
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0000002500100.182.308.182490.000.182.3332.50--214
18Gene Clines32   1002
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0000000100000.200.200.200400.000.000.222----210
41Dick TidrowP32   1002
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0001001200200.200.273.200473.000.100.2502.00--213
38Willie HernandezP24   802
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001000500100.250.250.375625.125.125.667----39
29Steve Davis2B25   4000001000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
33George RileyP22   2000000000200100.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
17Kurt Seibert2B23   2200000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
34Ray BurrisP28   1100000001000000.000.500.000500.0001.000.0000.00--02
46Dave GeiselP24   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
45Karl Pagel24   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals22205550706149425043135663735247876235497742126.269.325.403728.134.223.2891.5941.122356147
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
48Rick Reuschel30   18123.6236365100239.025110496167512550101.369.450.602.824.711.67
40Lynn McGlothen29   13144.1242296162212.02361039727551471131.3710.021.152.336.242.67
47Dennis Lamp26   11103.5138326130200.122396781446861051.3510.040.632.073.871.87
39Mike Krukow27   994.2028280000164.2172847713811195131.539.380.714.426.491.47
30Ken Holtzman33   694.5823203200117.213370601553446061.5810.141.144.043.360.83
41Dick Tidrow32   1152.7163000274102.2863531542683021.247.510.443.675.941.62
42Bruce Sutter26   662.23620005637101.16729253321109000.985.970.272.859.803.44
36Bill Caudill22   174.802912006090.089574816411043241.448.901.604.1010.402.54
38Willie Hernandez24   445.015120019079.0855044839533141.579.680.914.446.041.36
49Donnie Moore25   145.183910012173.0954642825433021.6411.710.993.085.301.72
34Ray Burris28   006.14140003021.2231715015140011.739.410.006.145.730.93
35Doug Capilla27   012.65131007017.1146517101001.247.410.533.715.291.43
46Dave Geisel24   000.6070003015.010110450010.936.000.002.403.001.25
33George Riley22   015.5441000013.016981650021.6911.080.694.153.460.83
Batting Totals80823.904491622051424414471500707627127521933405431.409.330.793.245.801.79
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Barry FooteC12971363179.9790.00
Tim BlackwellC632452873.9750.00
Bruce KimmC930110.9690.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bill Buckner1B14012581247118.9950.00
Larry Biittner1B3223620224.9920.00
Steve Ontiveros1B171011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ted Sizemore2B962303121568.9730.00
Steve Dillard2B60111132331.9880.00
Mick Kelleher2B295284316.9780.00
Steve Macko2B101821041.0000.00
Steve Davis2B201001.0000.00
Kurt Seibert2B120001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Steve Ontiveros3B142982682327.9410.00
Mick Kelleher3B32174024.9660.00
Steve Dillard3B93611.9000.00
Steve Macko3B4312001.0000.00
Mike Vail3B201001.0000.00
Steve Davis3B102001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ivan DeJesusSS1602355073297.9590.00
Mick KelleherSS1492414.9710.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jerry MartinOF1442971164.9810.00
Dave KingmanOF13924011123.9540.00
Scot ThompsonOF100161753.9710.00
Bobby MurcerOF541104001.0000.00
Larry BiittnerOF4446340.9250.00
Mike VailOF3951320.9640.00
Ken HendersonOF2319010.9500.00
Sam MejiasOF237010.8750.00
Miguel DiloneOF22270001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dick TidrowP63102720011.0002.38
Bruce SutterP6210191530.8892.14
Willie HernandezP517941110.9371.71
Lynn McGlothenP422121515001.0001.27
Donnie MooreP397361520.9132.59
Dennis LampP38200174533.9542.79
Rick ReuschelP36239274939.9622.86
Bill CaudillP2990511011.0001.60
Mike KrukowP281641112031.0001.26
Ken HoltzmanP2311781110.9501.46
Ray BurrisP142134001.0002.97
Doug CapillaP13170510.8332.63
Dave GeiselP71520001.0001.20
George RileyP41313001.0002.77


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