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1979 Chicago CubsNational League (MLB)
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Bobby Murcer played for the 1979 Chicago Cubs
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameCubs
LocationChicago,Illinois
Record80-82 (5th in National League East)League Rank7thMLB Rank17th
ManagerJoey Amalfitano,Herman FranksGeneral ManagerBob Kennedy
CoachesJoey Amalfitano (Bench Coach), Gene Clines (Bullpen Coach), Peanuts Lowrey (Third Base Coach), Mike Roarke (Pitching Coach), Cookie Rojas (First Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickJon Perlman (#12)
Attendance1,648,587
Minor League AffiliatesWichita Aeros (AAA) 57-79 ... Midland Cubs (AA) 76-59 ... Quad Cities Cubs (A) 77-56 ... Geneva Cubs (A-) 50-19 ... Gulf Coast Cubs (Rk) 19-32 ...
Years Available1876-2018

Team History -- 1979 Statistics -- 1979 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions
Batting Stats -- Pitching Stats -- Fielding Stats -- Team Personnel

 

1979 Batting Statistics

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UnifPlayerPosBaAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
11Ivan DeJesusssR2616063692180261055224205982217219.283.345.379.72424141716.318.096.195.3288.211.51.40.7127.222.8
1969-   UDFA-LAN
 
22Bill Buckner1bL29149591721683471466943028214616.284.319.437.75625855628.278.153.212.3314.84.50.92.242.232.7
1968- 2-  25-LAN
 
28Jerry MartinofR30150534741453431973243885304313.272.321.453.77424256579.290.181.249.3416.614.72.23.328.138.6
1971-   UDFA-PHI
 
10Dave KingmanofR301455329715319548115424513140877.288.343.613.95632672589.291.325.414.4067.622.22.98.211.147.1
1970- 1-   1-SFN
 
16Steve Ontiveros3bB2715251958148282457015868715719.285.362.370.73219234590.319.085.195.3319.811.51.20.7129.823.0
1969- 6- 138-SFN
 
8Barry FootecR27132429471092601656523449501712.254.316.427.74318342469.255.173.259.3267.310.51.43.426.838.5
1970- 1-   3-MON
 
25Scot ThompsonofL231283463610013522943173711318.289.322.373.69512920368.316.084.136.3114.610.12.20.5173.020.0
1974- 1-   7-CHN
 
6Ted Sizemore2bR3498330368217022433322537278.248.319.318.63710519374.262.070.167.2878.66.70.80.5165.023.2
1966-15- 299-LAN
 
26Larry Biittnerof-1bL331112723579133350112123002110.290.339.393.73210719295.306.103.180.3287.17.81.11.090.724.1
1968-10- 212-WS2
 
7Bobby MurcerofL335819022494172223362011323.258.374.400.7747612231.253.142.326.35015.68.70.63.027.124.5
1964-   UDFA-NYA
 
27Mike VailofR278717928608273502142700214.335.379.520.8999317195.361.185.251.3947.213.91.93.625.628.3
1971- 4-  85-SLN
 
15Steve Dillard2bR288916631476152410172415144.283.351.422.7737012190.304.139.247.3409.012.61.42.633.225.5
1972- 2-  40-BOS
 
20Mick Kelleher3b-2bR3173142143641010207928104.254.296.296.592425160.269.042.106.2724.45.61.30.00.013.9
1969- 3-  68-SLN
 
9Tim BlackwellcB26631228203101200322512213.164.338.205.543254159.202.041.303.27420.115.70.80.00.020.0
1970-13- 311-BOS
 
24Ken HendersonofB3362811119202800151610011.235.361.333.69427497.270.098.284.32415.516.51.12.140.521.1
1967-42- 760-NYN
 
48Rick ReuschelpR30387981321060172605000.165.233.215.44817391.245.050.127.2127.728.63.70.00.023.1
1970- 3-  67-CHN
 
40Lynn McGlothenpL29427161630030011004005.225.236.268.50419376.262.043.056.2271.313.210.00.00.018.8
1968- 3-  60-BOS
 
47Dennis LamppR263858291001002907000.155.183.172.35510167.184.017.052.1663.013.44.50.00.011.1
1971- 3-  64-CHN
 
39Mike KrukowpR2728514162018000827200.314.327.412.73921362.341.098.098.3260.012.90.01.651.018.8
1973- 8- 184-CHN
 
30Ken HoltzmanpR3324432103001002900000.233.267.302.56913345.294.069.116.2584.420.04.50.00.030.0
1965- 4-  61-CHN
 
12Steve Macko2bL241940291003004800000.225.295.250.54510144.281.025.125.2599.118.22.00.00.011.1
1977- 5- 116-CHN
 
32Miguel DiloneofB244336141100011552500000.306.342.306.64811038.355.000.333.3005.313.22.50.00.00.0
1972-   UDFA-PIT
 
36Bill CaudillpR2229170100000001004000.059.059.059.1181021.143.000.000.0530.047.60.00.00.00.0
1974- 8- 181-SLN
 
49Donnie MoorepL253913020101000500000.154.154.308.4624113.250.154.154.1950.038.50.00.00.050.0
1973- 1-   3-CHN
 
42Bruce SutterpR266212030003101502000.250.308.250.5583015.429.000.167.2646.733.35.00.00.00.0
1970-21- 501-WS2
 
32Sam MejiasofR273111420000002501000.182.308.182.4902014.333.000.182.24914.335.72.50.00.00.0
1970-   UDFA-MIL
 
7Bruce KimmcR28911010000010000000.091.091.091.1821011.091.000-.091.0820.00.00.00.00.00.0
1969- 7- 147-CHA
 
18Gene ClinesofR321010020000000100000.200.200.200.4002010.222.000.000.1810.010.00.00.00.00.0
1966- 6- 115-PIT
 
41Dick TidrowpR326310020001001202000.200.273.200.4732013.250.000.100.2307.715.42.00.00.00.0
1967- 4-  76-CLE
 
38Willie HernandezpL24528021001000501000.250.250.375.625319.667.125.125.2740.055.60.00.00.050.0
1973-   UDFA-PHI
 
29Steve Davis2bR2534000001000000000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.00.00.00.00.00.0
1976-14- 319-CHN
 
17Kurt Seibert2bB2372200000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.050.00.00.00.00.0
1976- 3-  55-CHN
 
33George RileypL2242000000000201000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.066.70.00.00.00.0
1974- 4-  79-CHN
 
34Ray BurrispR28141100000001000000.000.500.000.500002.000.0001.000.35650.00.00.00.00.00.0
1972-17- 399-CHN
 
45Karl Pagel1bL2411000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.0100.00.00.00.00.0
1976- 1-  20-CHN
 
46Dave GeiselpL2471000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.0100.00.00.00.00.0
1973- 5- 112-CHN
 
Batting Totals: (36 players)1625550706149425043135663735247876235774249126.269.329.403.73222354286182.289.403.223.0007.712.31.62.241.128.7 

1979 Pitching Statistics

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UnifPlayerThAgePosHiLvlWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPctFIPDraftStatusCurrent Org (Level)
48Rick ReuschelR30STMLB18123.62363605100239.025110496167512550101.369.450.602.824.711.673.92.6003.62
1970- 3-  67-CHN
 
40Lynn McGlothenR29STMLB13144.124229136162212.02361039727551471131.3710.021.152.336.242.674.37.4813.82
1968- 3-  60-BOS
 
47Dennis LampR26STMLB11103.50383266130200.122396781446861051.3410.020.632.073.861.874.31.5243.55
1971- 3-  64-CHN
 
39Mike KrukowR27STMLB994.21282800000164.2172847713811195131.549.400.714.436.501.474.59.5003.84
1973- 8- 184-CHN
 
30Ken HoltzmanL33STMLB694.59232033200117.213370601553446061.5910.171.154.053.370.835.35.4005.15
1965- 4-  61-CHN
 
41Dick TidrowR32RelMLB1152.726306300274102.2863531542683021.257.540.443.685.961.623.07.6883.33
1967- 4-  76-CLE
 
42Bruce SutterR26CLMLB662.2262062005637101.16729253321109000.985.950.272.849.773.442.58.5001.89
1970-21- 501-WS2
 
36Bill CaudillR22S/RMLB174.80291217006090.089574816411043241.448.901.604.1010.402.545.70.1254.23
1974- 8- 181-SLN
 
38Willie HernandezL24RelMLB445.01512490019079.0855044839533141.579.680.914.446.041.365.70.5004.34
1973-   UDFA-PHI
 
49Donnie MooreR25RelMLB145.18391380012173.0954642825433021.6411.710.993.085.301.725.67.2004.09
1973- 1-   3-CHN
 
34Ray BurrisR28RelMLB006.2314014003021.2231715015140011.799.550.006.235.820.937.06.0003.66
1972-17- 399-CHN
 
35Doug CapillaL27RelMLB012.6013112007017.1146517101001.237.270.523.635.191.433.12.0003.54
1970-25- 600-SFN
 
46Dave GeiselL24RelMLB000.60707003015.010110450010.936.000.002.403.001.250.60.0003.07
1973- 5- 112-CHN
 
33George RileyL22S/RMLB015.54413000013.016981650021.6911.080.694.153.460.836.23.0004.81
1974- 4-  79-CHN
 
Pitching Totals: (14 players)80823.901621622872051424414471500707627127521933405431.409.330.793.245.801.794.40.494  

1979 Fielding Statistics

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PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
PDick Tidrow32MLBp63-10272001271.0000.430.26---63100.038.9Fielding by Day
PBruce Sutter26MLBp62-1019153027.8890.390.24---62100.038.3Fielding by Day
PWillie Hernandez24MLBp51-794111016.9380.290.19---5298.131.5Fielding by Day
PLynn McGlothen29MLBp42-212151500301.0000.710.14---42100.025.9Fielding by Day
PDonnie Moore25MLBp39-736152023.9130.540.29---39100.024.1Fielding by Day
PDennis Lamp26MLBp38-20017453365.9541.630.31---38100.023.5Fielding by Day
PRick Reuschel30MLBp36-23927493979.9622.110.32---3894.722.2Fielding by Day
PBill Caudill22MLBp29-9051101161.0000.550.18---29100.017.9Fielding by Day
PMike Krukow27MLBp28-164111203231.0000.820.14---28100.017.3Fielding by Day
PKen Holtzman33MLBp23-1178111020.9500.830.16---2495.814.2Fielding by Day
PRay Burris28MLBp14-21340071.0000.500.33---14100.08.6Fielding by Day
PDoug Capilla27MLBp13-1705106.8330.380.29---13100.08.0Fielding by Day
PDave Geisel24MLBp7-15200021.0000.290.13---7100.04.3Fielding by Day
PGeorge Riley22MLBp4-13130041.0001.000.31---4100.02.5Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
CBarry Foote27MLBc129--71363179793.9796.020.007948313297.779.6Fielding by Day
CTim Blackwell26MLBc63--2452873280.9754.330.004018463100.038.9Fielding by Day
CBruce Kimm28MLBc9--3011032.9693.440.004119100.05.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
1BBill Buckner29MLB1b-of140--125812471181389.9959.870.00---14994.086.4Fielding by Day
1BLarry Biittner33MLBof-1b32--23620224258.9928.000.00---11128.819.8Fielding by Day
1BSteve Ontiveros27MLB3b1--710181.0008.000.00---1520.70.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
2BTed Sizemore34MLB2b96--2303121568557.9735.650.00---9898.059.3Fielding by Day
2BSteve Dillard28MLB2b-3b60--111132331246.9884.050.00---8967.437.0Fielding by Day
2BMick Kelleher31MLBss-3b29--5284316139.9784.690.00---7339.717.9Fielding by Day
2BSteve Macko24MLB2b-3b10--182104391.0003.900.00---1952.66.2Fielding by Day
2BSteve Davis25MLB2b-3b2--010011.0000.500.00---366.71.2Fielding by Day
2BKurt Seibert23MLB2b1--200021.0002.000.00---714.30.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
3BSteve Ontiveros27MLB3b142--982682327389.9412.580.00---15293.487.7Fielding by Day
3BMick Kelleher31MLBss-3b32--17402459.9661.780.00---7343.819.8Fielding by Day
3BSteve Dillard28MLB2b-3b9--361110.9001.000.00---8910.15.6Fielding by Day
3BSteve Macko24MLB2b-3b4--31200151.0003.750.00---1921.12.5Fielding by Day
3BMike Vail27MLBof2--010011.0000.500.00---872.31.2Fielding by Day
3BSteve Davis25MLB2b-3b1--020021.0002.000.00---333.30.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
SSIvan DeJesus26MLBss160--2355073297774.9594.640.00---160100.098.8Fielding by Day
SSMick Kelleher31MLBss-3b14--9241434.9712.360.00---7319.28.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
OFJerry Martin30MLBof144--2971164314.9812.140.00---15096.088.9Fielding by Day
OFDave Kingman30MLBof-1b139--24011123263.9541.810.00---14595.985.8Fielding by Day
OFScot Thompson23MLBof-1b100--161753173.9711.680.00---12878.161.7Fielding by Day
OFBobby Murcer33MLBof54--1104001141.0002.110.00---5893.133.3Fielding by Day
OFLarry Biittner33MLBof-1b44--4634053.9251.110.00---11139.627.2Fielding by Day
OFMike Vail27MLBof39--5132056.9641.380.00---8744.824.1Fielding by Day
OFKen Henderson33MLBof23--1901020.9500.830.00---6237.114.2Fielding by Day
OFSam Mejias27MLBof23--70108.8750.300.00---3174.214.2Fielding by Day
OFMiguel Dilone24MLBof22--27000271.0001.230.00---4351.213.6Fielding by Day

1979 Team Personnel

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Player NameRoleBornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationPos
Joey AmalfitanoBench Coach1934-01-23 45San Pedro,California MLB1954-19671954-1967   2B-3B
Joey AmalfitanoManager1934-01-23 45San Pedro,California MLB1954-19671954-1967   2B-3B
Lou BoudreauBroadcaster1917-07-17 61Harvey,Illinois MLB1938-19521938-1952   SS
Bill CappsScout1952-- 27Arlington,Texas --
1970-41- 863-CHN
2B
Gene ClinesBullpen Coach1946-10-06 32San Pablo,California MLB1966-19791970-1979
1966- 6- 115-PIT
OF
Ray FagnantScout1965-07-12 13Chicopee,Massachusetts AA1989-1991-   C
Herman FranksManager1914-01-04 65Price,Utah MLB1939-19491939-1949   C
Gene HandleyScout1914-11-25 64Kennett,Missouri MLB1946-19471946-1947   2B
Bob HartsfieldScout1931-12-15 47Atlanta,Georgia --   COACH
Bob KennedyGeneral Manager1920-08-18 58Chicago,Illinois MLB1939-19571939-1957   OF-3B
Peanuts LowreyThird Base Coach1917-08-27 61Culver City,California MLB1942-19551942-1955   OF
Mike RoarkePitching Coach1930-11-08 48West Warwick,Rhode Island MLB1961-19641961-1964
1952-   UDFA-MLB
C
Cookie RojasFirst Base Coach1939-03-06 40Havana,Cuba MLB1956-19771962-1977
1956-   UDFA-CIN
2B