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1979 MLB Season

1979 MLB Season

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year award name awardcode player name pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years Transaction Description
1979 American League Comeback Player of the Year AL-Comeback Willie Horton of 5-11 209 R R 1942-10-18 Arno,VA MLB 1963-1980 1963-1982 --
1979 American League Cy Young Award AL-Cy Mike Flanagan p 6-0 195 L L 1951-12-16 Manchester,NH MLB 1975-1992 1972-1992 --
1979 American League Gold Glove AL-GG Jim Palmer p 6-3 196 R R 1945-10-15 New York,NY MLB 1965-1984 1965-1984 P
1979 American League Gold Glove AL-GG Jim Sundberg c 6-0 195 R R 1951-05-18 Galesburg,IL MLB 1974-1989 1974-1989 C
1979 American League Gold Glove AL-GG Cecil Cooper 1b 6-2 190 L L 1949-09-20 Brenham,TX MLB 1971-1987 1971-1987 1B
1979 American League Gold Glove AL-GG Frank White 2b 5-11 175 R R 1950-09-04 Greenville,MS MLB 1973-1990 1973-1990 2B
1979 American League Gold Glove AL-GG Buddy Bell 3b 6-3 200 R R 1951-08-27 Pittsburgh,PA MLB 1972-1989 1972-1989 3B
1979 American League Gold Glove AL-GG Rick Burleson ss 5-10 165 R R 1951-04-29 Lynwood,CA MLB 1974-1987 1974-1987 SS
1979 American League Gold Glove AL-GG Dwight Evans rf-of 6-2 205 R R 1951-11-03 Santa Monica,CA MLB 1972-1991 1972-1991 OF
1979 American League Gold Glove AL-GG Sixto Lezcano of 5-11 175 R R 1953-11-28 Arecibo,PR MLB 1974-1985 1974-1985 OF
1979 American League Gold Glove AL-GG Fred Lynn of 6-1 190 L L 1952-02-03 Chicago,IL MLB 1974-1990 1971-1990 OF
1979 American League Most Valuable Player AL-MVP Don Baylor of 6-1 220 R R 1949-06-28 Austin,TX MLB 1970-1988 1970-1988 --
1979 American League Pitcher of the Month AL-ZOTM Tommy John p 6-3 185 R L 1943-05-22 Terre Haute,IN MLB 1963-1989 1963-1989 April
1979 American League Pitcher of the Month AL-ZOTM Jim Kern p 6-5 205 R R 1949-03-15 Gladwin,MI MLB 1974-1986 1974-1986 May
1979 American League Pitcher of the Month AL-ZOTM Mark Clark p 6-5 235 R R 1968-05-12 Bath,IL MLB 1991-2000 1988-2000 June
1979 American League Pitcher of the Month AL-ZOTM Sid Monge p 6-2 195 B L 1951-04-11 Agua Prieta,MX MLB 1975-1984 1975-1985 July
1979 American League Pitcher of the Month AL-ZOTM Rick Langford p 6-0 180 R R 1952-03-20 Farmville,VA MLB 1976-1986 1973-1988 August
1979 American League Pitcher of the Month AL-ZOTM Rich Gossage p 6-3 217 R R 1951-07-05 Colorado Springs,CO MLB 1972-1994 1972-1994 September
1979 American League Player of the Month AL-POTM Cecil Cooper 1b 6-2 190 L L 1949-09-20 Brenham,TX MLB 1971-1987 1971-1987 April
1979 American League Player of the Month AL-POTM Don Baylor of 6-1 220 R R 1949-06-28 Austin,TX MLB 1970-1988 1970-1988 May
1979 American League Player of the Month AL-POTM Dan Meyer 1b-of 5-11 180 L R 1952-08-03 Hamilton,OH MLB 1974-1985 1974-1987 June
1979 American League Player of the Month AL-POTM Don Baylor of 6-1 220 R R 1949-06-28 Austin,TX MLB 1970-1988 1970-1988 July
1979 American League Player of the Month AL-POTM Fred Lynn of 6-1 190 L L 1952-02-03 Chicago,IL MLB 1974-1990 1971-1990 August
1979 American League Player of the Month AL-POTM Alfredo Griffin ss 5-11 165 B R 1957-10-06 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 1976-1993 1976-1993 September
1979 American League Player of the Week AL-POTW Rick Waits p 6-3 195 L L 1952-05-15 Atlanta,GA MLB 1973-1985 1973-1986 April 2-April 8
1979 American League Player of the Week AL-POTW Nolan Ryan p 6-2 195 R R 1947-01-31 Refugio,TX MLB 1966-1993 1966-1993 April 16-April 22
1979 American League Player of the Week AL-POTW Gorman Thomas of 6-2 210 R R 1950-12-12 Charleston,SC MLB 1973-1986 1973-1986 April 23-April 29
1979 American League Player of the Week AL-POTW Mike Moore p 6-4 205 R R 1959-11-26 Eakly,OK MLB 1982-1995 1980-1995 April 30-May 6
1979 American League Player of the Week AL-POTW Reggie Jackson of 6-0 200 L L 1946-05-18 Wynecote,PA MLB 1967-1987 1967-1987 May 7-May 13
1979 American League Player of the Week AL-POTW Tommy John p 6-3 185 R L 1943-05-22 Terre Haute,IN MLB 1963-1989 1963-1989 May 14-May 20
1979 American League Player of the Week AL-POTW George Brett 3b-1b 6-0 205 L R 1953-05-15 Glen Dale,WV MLB 1973-1993 1973-1993 May 21-May 27
1979 American League Player of the Week AL-POTW Lance Parrish c 6-3 220 R R 1956-06-15 Clairton,PA MLB 1977-1995 1977-1995 May 28-June 3
1979 American League Player of the Week AL-POTW Jim Rice lf-of 6-2 205 R R 1953-03-08 Anderson,SC MLB 1974-1989 1974-1989 June 4-June 10
1979 American League Player of the Week AL-POTW Buddy Bell 3b 6-3 200 R R 1951-08-27 Pittsburgh,PA MLB 1972-1989 1972-1989 June 11-June 17
1979 American League Player of the Week AL-POTW Fred Lynn of 6-1 190 L L 1952-02-03 Chicago,IL MLB 1974-1990 1971-1990 June 18-June 24
1979 American League Player of the Week AL-POTW Roy Smalley ss 6-1 185 B R 1952-10-25 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1975-1987 1972-1987 June 25-July 1
1979 American League Player of the Week AL-POTW Don Baylor of 6-1 220 R R 1949-06-28 Austin,TX MLB 1970-1988 1970-1988 July 2-July 8
1979 American League Player of the Week AL-POTW Nolan Ryan p 6-2 195 R R 1947-01-31 Refugio,TX MLB 1966-1993 1966-1993 July 9-July 15
1979 American League Player of the Week AL-POTW Richie Zisk of 6-1 208 R R 1949-02-06 Brooklyn,NY MLB 1971-1983 1971-1983 July 16-July 22
1979 American League Player of the Week AL-POTW Otto Velez of 6-0 195 R R 1950-11-29 Ponce,PR MLB 1973-1983 1973-1983 July 23-July 29
1979 American League Player of the Week AL-POTW Len Barker p 6-5 225 R R 1955-07-07 Fort Knox,KY MLB 1976-1987 1976-1987 July 30-August 5
1979 American League Player of the Week AL-POTW Dan Ford of 6-1 185 R R 1952-05-19 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1975-1985 1975-1985 August 6-August 12
1979 American League Player of the Week AL-POTW Hal McRae of 5-11 185 R R 1945-07-10 Avon Park,FL MLB 1968-1987 1968-1987 August 6-August 12
1979 American League Player of the Week AL-POTW Fred Lynn of 6-1 190 L L 1952-02-03 Chicago,IL MLB 1974-1990 1971-1990 August 13-August 19
1979 American League Player of the Week AL-POTW Willie Wilson of 6-3 195 B R 1955-07-09 Montgomery,AL MLB 1976-1994 1976-2009 August 20-August 26
1979 American League Player of the Week AL-POTW Claudell Washington of 6-0 190 L L 1954-08-31 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1974-1990 1974-1990 September 3-September 9
1979 American League Player of the Week AL-POTW Carl Yastrzemski of 5-11 188 L R 1939-08-22 Southampton,NY MLB 1961-1983 1961-1983 September 10-September 16
1979 American League Player of the Week AL-POTW Ben Oglivie of 6-2 170 L L 1949-02-11 Colon,PN MLB 1971-1986 1971-1989 September 17-September 23
1979 American League Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the Year AL-Relief Jim Kern p 6-5 205 R R 1949-03-15 Gladwin,MI MLB 1974-1986 1974-1986 --
1979 American League Rookie of the Year AL-ROY John Castino 3b-2b 5-11 175 R R 1954-10-23 Evanston,IL MLB 1979-1984 1977-1984 --
1979 American League Rookie of the Year AL-ROY Alfredo Griffin ss 5-11 165 B R 1957-10-06 Santo Domingo,DR MLB 1976-1993 1976-1993 --
1979 National League Comeback Player of the Year NL-Comeback Lou Brock of 5-11 170 L L 1939-06-18 El Dorado,AR MLB 1961-1979 1961-1979 --
1979 National League Cy Young Award NL-Cy Bruce Sutter p 6-2 190 R R 1953-01-08 Lancaster,PA MLB 1976-1988 1976-1988 --
1979 National League Gold Glove NL-GG Phil Niekro p 6-1 180 R R 1939-04-01 Blaine,OH MLB 1964-1987 1964-1987 P
1979 National League Gold Glove NL-GG Bob Boone c 6-2 207 R R 1947-11-19 San Diego,CA MLB 1972-1990 1967-1990 C
1979 National League Gold Glove NL-GG Keith Hernandez 1b 6-0 195 L L 1953-10-20 San Francisco,CA MLB 1974-1990 1974-1990 1B
1979 National League Gold Glove NL-GG Manny Trillo 2b 6-1 164 R R 1950-12-25 Caritito,VZ MLB 1973-1989 1973-1989 2B
1979 National League Gold Glove NL-GG Mike Schmidt 3b 6-2 203 R R 1949-09-27 Dayton,OH MLB 1972-1989 1972-1989 3B
1979 National League Gold Glove NL-GG Dave Concepcion ss 6-1 180 R R 1948-06-17 Aragua,VZ MLB 1970-1988 1970-1988 SS
1979 National League Gold Glove NL-GG Garry Maddox of 6-3 184 R R 1949-09-01 Cincinnati,OH MLB 1972-1986 1972-1986 OF
1979 National League Gold Glove NL-GG Dave Parker of 6-5 225 L R 1951-06-09 Calhoun,MS MLB 1973-1991 1973-1991 OF
1979 National League Gold Glove NL-GG Dave Winfield rf 6-6 220 R R 1951-10-03 St. Paul,MN MLB 1973-1995 1971-1995 OF
1979 National League Most Valuable Player NL-MVP Keith Hernandez 1b 6-0 195 L L 1953-10-20 San Francisco,CA MLB 1974-1990 1974-1990 --
1979 National League Most Valuable Player NL-MVP Willie Stargell of-1b 6-2 225 L L 1940-03-06 Earlsboro,OK MLB 1962-1982 1962-1982 --
1979 National League Pitcher of the Month NL-ZOTM Ken Forsch p 6-4 210 R R 1946-09-08 Sacramento,CA MLB 1970-1986 1970-1986 April
1979 National League Pitcher of the Month NL-ZOTM Joe Niekro p 6-1 190 R R 1944-11-07 Martins Ferry,OH MLB 1967-1988 1967-1988 May
1979 National League Pitcher of the Month NL-ZOTM Joaquin Andujar p 6-0 180 B R 1952-12-21 San Pedro de Macoris,DR MLB 1976-1988 1976-1988 June
1979 National League Pitcher of the Month NL-ZOTM Dick Tidrow p 6-4 213 R R 1947-05-14 San Francisco,CA MLB 1972-1984 1972-1984 July
1979 National League Pitcher of the Month NL-ZOTM Rick Reuschel p 6-3 235 R R 1949-05-16 Quincy,IL MLB 1972-1991 1970-1991 August
1979 National League Pitcher of the Month NL-ZOTM J.R. Richard p 6-8 222 R R 1950-03-07 Vienna,LA MLB 1971-1980 1971-1983 September
1979 National League Player of the Month NL-POTM George Foster of 6-1 185 R R 1948-12-01 Tuscaloosa,AL MLB 1969-1986 1969-1986 April
1979 National League Player of the Month NL-POTM Lou Brock of 5-11 170 L L 1939-06-18 El Dorado,AR MLB 1961-1979 1961-1979 May
1979 National League Player of the Month NL-POTM George Foster of 6-1 185 R R 1948-12-01 Tuscaloosa,AL MLB 1969-1986 1969-1986 June
1979 National League Player of the Month NL-POTM Mike Schmidt 3b 6-2 203 R R 1949-09-27 Dayton,OH MLB 1972-1989 1972-1989 July
1979 National League Player of the Month NL-POTM Keith Hernandez 1b 6-0 195 L L 1953-10-20 San Francisco,CA MLB 1974-1990 1974-1990 August
1979 National League Player of the Month NL-POTM Pete Rose of-1b 5-11 203 B R 1941-04-14 Cincinnati,OH MLB 1963-1986 1963-1986 September
1979 National League Player of the Week NL-POTW Ken Forsch p 6-4 210 R R 1946-09-08 Sacramento,CA MLB 1970-1986 1970-1986 April 2-April 8
1979 National League Player of the Week NL-POTW John Milner 1b-of 6-0 185 L L 1949-12-28 Atlanta,GA MLB 1971-1982 1971-1982 April 9-April 15
1979 National League Player of the Week NL-POTW Bruce Sutter p 6-2 190 R R 1953-01-08 Lancaster,PA MLB 1976-1988 1976-1988 April 16-April 22
1979 National League Player of the Week NL-POTW Gary Carter c 6-2 215 R R 1954-04-08 Culver City,CA MLB 1974-1992 1974-1992 April 23-April 29
1979 National League Player of the Week NL-POTW Warren Cromartie of-1b 6-0 192 L L 1953-09-29 Miami Beach,FL MLB 1974-1991 1974-1991 April 23-April 29
1979 National League Player of the Week NL-POTW Lou Brock of 5-11 170 L L 1939-06-18 El Dorado,AR MLB 1961-1979 1961-1979 April 30-May 6
1979 National League Player of the Week NL-POTW Dave Concepcion ss 6-1 180 R R 1948-06-17 Aragua,VZ MLB 1970-1988 1970-1988 May 7-May 13
1979 National League Player of the Week NL-POTW Dave Kingman of-1b 6-6 210 R R 1948-12-21 Pendleton,OR MLB 1971-1986 1971-1987 May 14-May 20
1979 National League Player of the Week NL-POTW Dusty Baker of 6-2 200 R R 1949-06-15 Riverside,CA MLB 1968-1986 1968-1986 May 21-May 27
1979 National League Player of the Week NL-POTW Dave Winfield rf 6-6 220 R R 1951-10-03 St. Paul,MN MLB 1973-1995 1971-1995 May 28-June 3
1979 National League Player of the Week NL-POTW Ted Simmons c-1b 6-0 200 B R 1949-08-09 Highland Park,MI MLB 1968-1988 1968-1988 June 4-June 10
1979 National League Player of the Week NL-POTW Willie McCovey 1b 6-4 210 L L 1938-01-10 Mobile,AL MLB 1959-1980 1959-1980 June 11-June 17
1979 National League Player of the Week NL-POTW Gary Matthews of 6-3 205 R R 1950-07-05 San Fernando,CA MLB 1972-1987 1972-1987 June 18-June 24
1979 National League Player of the Week NL-POTW Tom Seaver p 6-1 206 R R 1944-11-17 Fresno,CA MLB 1967-1986 1967-1986 June 25-July 1
1979 National League Player of the Week NL-POTW Steve Carlton p 6-5 210 L L 1944-12-22 Miami,FL MLB 1965-1988 1965-1988 July 2-July 8
1979 National League Player of the Week NL-POTW Bob Boone c 6-2 207 R R 1947-11-19 San Diego,CA MLB 1972-1990 1967-1990 July 9-July 15
1979 National League Player of the Week NL-POTW Phil Garner 2b-3b 5-10 177 R R 1949-04-30 Jefferson City,TN MLB 1973-1988 1973-1988 July 16-July 22
1979 National League Player of the Week NL-POTW Dave Kingman of-1b 6-6 210 R R 1948-12-21 Pendleton,OR MLB 1971-1986 1971-1987 July 23-July 29
1979 National League Player of the Week NL-POTW Gaylord Perry p 6-4 215 R R 1938-09-15 Williamston,NC MLB 1962-1983 1962-1983 July 23-July 29
1979 National League Player of the Week NL-POTW Pete Rose of-1b 5-11 203 B R 1941-04-14 Cincinnati,OH MLB 1963-1986 1963-1986 July 30-August 5
1979 National League Player of the Week NL-POTW Steve Dillard 2b-3b 6-1 180 R R 1951-02-08 Memphis,TN MLB 1975-1982 1975-1982 August 6-August 12
1979 National League Player of the Week NL-POTW Lou Brock of 5-11 170 L L 1939-06-18 El Dorado,AR MLB 1961-1979 1961-1979 August 13-August 19
1979 National League Player of the Week NL-POTW Dave Collins of 5-11 175 B L 1952-10-20 Rapid City,SD MLB 1975-1990 1975-1990 August 20-August 26
1979 National League Player of the Week NL-POTW Rafael Landestoy 2b-ss 5-10 165 B R 1953-05-28 Bani,DR MLB 1977-1984 1976-1985 September 3-September 9
1979 National League Player of the Week NL-POTW Larry Parrish 3b-of 6-3 220 R R 1953-11-10 Winter Haven,FL MLB 1974-1988 1974-1988 September 17-September 23
1979 National League Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the Year NL-Relief Bruce Sutter p 6-2 190 R R 1953-01-08 Lancaster,PA MLB 1976-1988 1976-1988 --
1979 National League Rookie of the Year NL-ROY Rick Sutcliffe p 6-7 215 R R 1956-06-21 Independence,MO MLB 1976-1994 1976-1994 --
1979 NLCS Most Valuable Player NLCS-MVP Willie Stargell of-1b 6-2 225 L L 1940-03-06 Earlsboro,OK MLB 1962-1982 1962-1982 --
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