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MLB Debuts1979 Season
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Jesse Orosco made his MLB debut in 1979
Listing of all players who made their Major League debut during the 1979 season. The list is organized by hitters and pitchers and includes basic biographical information and statistics.

Batting Debuts -- Pitching Debuts

1979 Batting Debuts

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Player NamePosDateBoxAgeHt Wt B-T BornDate Place Draft InformationABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSO
Danny Ainge2B-3B1979-05-21box - pbp20.0656-4 175 R-R 1959-03-17 Eugene,Oregon
1977-15- 389-TOR
433---1----
Gary AllensonC1979-04-08box - pbp24.0635-11 185 R-R 1955-02-04 Culver City,California
1976- 9- 214-BOS
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German Barranca2B1979-09-02box - pbp22.3186-0 160 L-R 1956-10-19 Veracruz,Mexico
1974-   UDFA-KCA
1----------
Tony Bernazard2B1979-07-13box - pbp22.3235-9 160 B-R 1956-08-24 Caguas,Puerto Rico
1973-   UDFA-MON
2-----1--21
Tom Brookens3B1979-07-10box - pbp25.3345-10 170 R-R 1953-08-10 Chambersburg,Pennsylvania
1975- 1-   4-DET
3-1-----1--
Bobby BrownOF1979-04-05box - pbp24.3166-1 205 B-R 1954-05-24 Norfolk,Virginia
1972-11- 264-BAL
4----------
Derek BryantOF1979-04-24box - pbp27.1985-11 185 R-R 1951-10-09 Lexington,Kentucky
1973- 8- 191-OAK
1----------
John Castino3B-2B1979-04-06box - pbp24.1655-11 175 R-R 1954-10-23 Evanston,Illinois
1976- 3-  58-MIN
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Kelvin Chapman2B1979-04-05box - pbp22.3075-11 172 R-R 1956-06-02 Willits,California
1975-   UDFA-NYN
522---1----
Tom Chism1B-SS1979-09-13box - pbp24.1276-1 195 L-L 1955-05-09 Chester,Pennsylvania
1974- 2-  29-MIL
1----------
Bobby ClarkOF1979-08-21box - pbp24.0696-0 190 R-R 1955-06-13 Sacramento,California
1975- 5-  87-CAL
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Mark CoreyOF1979-09-01box - pbp23.3036-2 200 R-R 1955-11-03 Tucumcari,New Mexico
1976- 2-  43-BAL
2----------
Rod CraigOF1979-09-11box - pbp21.2426-1 195 B-R 1958-01-12 Los Angeles,California
1977-   UDFA-SEA
412--------
Steve Davis2B-3B1979-09-23box - pbp25.2676-1 200 R-R 1953-12-30 Oakland,California
1976-14- 319-CHN
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Tom DonohueC1979-04-06box - pbp26.1426-0 185 R-R 1952-11-15 Mineola,New York
1972- 1-   9-CAL
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Tim Flannery2B-3B1979-09-03box - pbp21.3395-11 175 L-R 1957-09-29 Tulsa,Oklahoma
1978- 6- 135-SDN
3-1---1----
Kirk GibsonOF1979-09-08box - pbp22.1036-3 215 L-L 1957-05-28 Pontiac,Michigan
1978- 1-  12-DET
1---------1
Dan GonzalesOF1979-04-07box - pbp25.1896-1 195 L-R 1953-09-30 Whittier,California
1972- 2-  43-DET
1----------
Dan GrahamC1979-06-08box - pbp24.3246-1 205 L-R 1954-07-19 Ray,Arizona
1977-24- 604-KCA
1----------
Al GreeneOF1979-07-23box - pbp24.2565-11 190 L-R 1954-11-09 Detroit,Michigan
1976-   UDFA-DET
1----------
Brian HarperC1979-09-29box - pbp19.3496-2 206 R-R 1959-10-16 Los Angeles,California
1977- 4-  85-CAL
2---------1
John Harris1B-OF1979-09-26box - pbp25.0136-3 205 L-L 1954-09-13 Portland,Oregon
1976-29- 638-CAL
2----------
Mickey HatcherOF-1B1979-08-03box - pbp24.1416-2 202 R-R 1955-03-15 Cleveland,Ohio
1977- 5- 124-LAN
------1--1-
Danny HeepOF-1B1979-08-31box - pbp22.0595-11 177 L-L 1957-07-03 San Antonio,Texas
1978- 2-  37-HOU
1----------
Rickey HendersonLF-OF1979-06-24box - pbp20.1815-10 190 R-L 1958-12-25 Chicago,Illinois
1976- 4-  96-OAK
4-21---1---
Pedro Hernandez3B-OF1979-09-08box - pbp20.1576-1 160 R-R 1959-04-04 La Romana,Dom Rep
1976-   UDFA-HOU
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Tom Herr2B1979-08-13box - pbp23.1316-0 185 B-R 1956-04-04 Lancaster,Pennsylvania
1974-   UDFA-SLN
-1---------
Gary Holle1B1979-06-02box - pbp24.2956-6 210 R-L 1954-08-11 Albany,New York
1976-13- 292-MIL
1----------
Greg JohnstonOF1979-07-27box - pbp24.1656-0 175 L-L 1955-02-12 Los Angeles,California
1975-12- 272-SFN
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Darryl JonesOF1979-06-06box - pbp28.0015-10 175 R-R 1951-06-05 Meadville,Pennsylvania
1972- 5- 110-NYA
3111-------
Lynn JonesOF1979-04-13box - pbp26.1025-9 175 R-R 1953-01-01 Meadville,Pennsylvania
1974-10- 239-CIN
312----1-1-
Bob KearneyC1979-09-25box - pbp22.3576-0 190 R-R 1956-10-03 San Antonio,Texas
1977-14- 348-SFN
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Alan KnicelyC-OF1979-08-12box - pbp24.0856-0 194 R-R 1955-05-19 Harrisonburg,Virginia
1974- 3-  63-HOU
2---------1
Wayne Krenchicki3B1979-06-15box - pbp24.2716-1 180 L-R 1954-09-17 Trenton,New Jersey
1976- 1-   7-BAL
4-1--------
Rusty KuntzOF1979-09-01box - pbp24.2096-3 190 R-R 1955-02-04 Orange,California
1977-11- 261-CHA
3---------1
Dennis LittlejohnC1979-07-10box - pbp24.2796-2 200 R-R 1954-10-04 Santa Monica,California
1976- 1-   2-SFN
3---------3
Mike Macha3B1979-04-20box - pbp25.0625-11 180 R-R 1954-02-17 Victoria,Texas
1976- 1-  10-ATL
4----------
Steve Macko2B-3B1979-08-18box - pbp24.3465-10 160 L-R 1954-09-06 Burlington,Iowa
1977- 5- 116-CHN
1----------
Jerry NarronC1979-04-13box - pbp23.0896-3 205 L-R 1956-01-15 Goldsboro,North Carolina
1974- 6- 132-NYA
1----------
Mike O'BerryC1979-04-08box - pbp24.3536-2 195 R-R 1954-04-20 Birmingham,Alabama
1975-22- 516-BOS
3-1--------
Rick PetersOF1979-09-08box - pbp23.2925-9 170 B-R 1955-11-21 Lynwood,California
1977- 7- 161-DET
1---------1
John PoffOF-1B1979-09-08box - pbp26.3206-2 190 L-L 1952-10-23 Chillicothe,Ohio
1974-   UDFA-PHI
-1-------1-
Tim RainesLF-OF1979-09-11box - pbp19.3615-8 186 B-R 1959-09-16 Sanford,Florida
1977- 5- 106-MON
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Rafael Santo DomingoH1979-09-07box - pbp23.2886-0 160 B-R 1955-11-24 Orcovis,Puerto Rico
1974-   UDFA-CIN
---------1-
Kurt Seibert2B1979-09-03box - pbp23.3236-0 166 B-R 1955-10-16 Cheverly,Maryland
1976- 3-  55-CHN
1---------1
Rick SofieldOF1979-04-06box - pbp22.1116-1 195 L-R 1956-12-16 Cheyenne,Wyoming
1975- 1-  13-MIN
2----------
Joe Strain2B1979-06-28box - pbp25.0595-10 169 R-R 1954-04-30 Denver,Colorado
1976-   UDFA-SFN
3----------
Dickie ThonSS1979-05-22box - pbp20.3365-11 175 R-R 1958-06-20 South Bend,Indiana
1975-   UDFA-CAL
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Jesus Vega1B1979-09-05box - pbp23.3276-1 176 R-R 1955-10-14 Bayamon,Puerto Rico
1975-   UDFA-MIL
1----------
Max VenableOF1979-04-08box - pbp21.3065-10 185 L-R 1957-06-06 Phoenix,Arizona
1976- 3-  67-LAN
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Gary WardOF1979-09-03box - pbp25.2716-2 202 R-R 1953-12-06 Los Angeles,California
1972-   UDFA-MIN
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Dennis Werth1B-OF1979-09-17box - pbp26.2626-1 200 R-R 1952-12-29 Lincoln,Illinois
1974-19- 437-NYA
1----------
Jim Wessinger2B1979-08-04box - pbp23.3145-10 165 R-R 1955-09-25 Utica,New York
1976- 6- 123-ATL
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Tom WiedenbauerOF1979-09-14box - pbp20.3136-1 180 R-R 1958-11-05 Menomonie,Wisconsin
1976- 7- 145-HOU
1-11--2----
Ted WilbornOF1979-04-05box - pbp20.1106-0 165 B-R 1958-12-16 Waco,Texas
1976- 4-  88-NYA
3---------2

1979 Pitching Debuts

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Player NamePosDateBoxAgeHt Wt B-T BornDate Place Draft InformationIPHRERHRBBSO
Brian AllardP1979-08-08box - pbp21.2176-1 175 R-R 1958-01-03 Spring Valley,Illinois
1976- 4-  84-TEX
2.0222033
Neil AllenP1979-04-15box - pbp21.0816-2 190 R-R 1958-01-24 Kansas City,Kansas
1976-11- 253-NYN
6.0733011
Rick AndersonP1979-09-18box - pbp25.2676-2 210 R-R 1953-12-25 Inglewood,California
1972- 1-   4-PIT
2.1111040
Bob BabcockP1979-07-22box - pbp29.3316-5 210 R-R 1949-08-25 New Castle,Pennsylvania
1967-   UDFA-PIT
1.1211112
Joe BeckwithP1979-07-21box - pbp24.1746-3 200 L-R 1955-01-28 Opelika,Alabama
1977- 2-  46-LAN
2.0222111
Ralph BottingP1979-06-28box - pbp24.0476-0 195 L-L 1955-05-12 Houlton,Maine
1974- 7- 154-CAL
0.2776000
Roy BranchP1979-09-11box - pbp26.0616-0 175 R-R 1953-07-12 St. Louis,Missouri
1971- 1-   5-KCA
5.2755132
Tony BrizzolaraP1979-05-19box - pbp22.1256-5 215 R-R 1957-01-14 Santa Monica,California
1977- 2-  30-ATL
6.0622033
Bill CaudillP1979-05-12box - pbp22.3036-1 210 R-R 1956-07-13 Santa Monica,California
1974- 8- 181-SLN
3.0110014
Craig ChamberlainP1979-08-12box - pbp22.1916-1 190 R-R 1957-02-02 Hollywood,California
1978- 1-   2-KCA
9.0611026
Mike ChrisP1979-07-31box - pbp21.2966-3 180 L-L 1957-10-08 Santa Monica,California
1977- 1-  10-DET
1.0333000
Gary ChristensonP1979-09-01box - pbp26.1196-5 200 L-L 1953-05-05 Mineola,New York
1971-13- 306-DET
2.0433012
Mark ClearP1979-04-04box - pbp22.3126-4 215 R-R 1956-05-27 Los Angeles,California
1974- 8- 171-PHI
2.1100032
Richard DotsonP1979-09-04box - pbp20.2376-0 204 R-R 1959-01-10 Cincinnati,Ohio
1977- 1-   7-CAL
1.1565020
Craig EatonP1979-09-05box - pbp24.3635-11 175 R-R 1954-09-07 Glendale,Ohio
1974- 6- 138-KCA
1.0000001
Steve EddyP1979-06-13box - pbp21.2966-2 185 R-R 1957-08-21 Sterling,Illinois
1975-19- 433-CAL
6.0887031
Butch EdgeP1979-08-13box - pbp23.0266-3 203 R-R 1956-07-18 Houston,Texas
1974- 1-   6-MIL
6.2611026
Mark EsserP1979-04-22box - pbp23.0216-1 190 R-L 1956-04-01 Erie,Pennsylvania
1977- 8- 160-CHA
1.1100020
Terry FeltonP1979-09-28box - pbp21.3346-1 180 R-R 1957-10-29 Texarkana,Arkansas
1976- 2-  34-MIN
2.0000001
Bob FerrisP1979-09-12box - pbp24.1286-6 225 R-R 1955-05-07 Arlington,Virginia
1976- 2-  30-CAL
1.0211101
Joel FinchP1979-06-12box - pbp22.2966-2 175 R-R 1956-08-20 South Bend,Indiana
1974- 9- 212-BOS
5.0200012
John FulghamP1979-06-19box - pbp23.0106-2 205 R-R 1956-06-09 St. Louis,Missouri
1976- 1-  15-NYA
9.0820016
Jerry Don GleatonP1979-07-11box - pbp21.3006-3 210 L-L 1957-09-14 Brownwood,Texas
1979- 1-  17-TEX
3.0633011
Mike GriffinP1979-09-17box - pbp22.0836-5 197 R-R 1957-06-26 Colusa,California
1976- 3-  60-TEX
1.0222011
Bill GullicksonP1979-09-26box - pbp20.2186-3 215 R-R 1959-02-20 Marshall,Minnesota
1977- 1-   2-MON
1.0200000
Guy HoffmanP1979-07-04box - pbp22.3605-9 185 L-L 1956-07-09 Ottawa,Illinois
1978-   UDFA-CHA
2.0100021
Fred HowardP1979-05-26box - pbp22.2666-3 190 R-R 1956-09-02 Portland,Maine
1976- 6- 110-CHA
3.1544022
LaMarr HoytP1979-09-14box - pbp24.2566-3 244 R-R 1955-01-01 Columbia,South Carolina
1973- 5- 109-NYA
1.0000000
Phil HuffmanP1979-04-10box - pbp20.2946-2 180 R-R 1958-06-20 Freeport,Texas
1977- 2-  36-SFN
6.0711003
Brian KingmanP1979-06-28box - pbp24.3366-2 200 R-R 1954-07-27 Los Angeles,California
1973-12- 271-CAL
5.2444033
Pete LaddP1979-08-17box - pbp23.0316-3 240 R-R 1956-07-17 Portland,Maine
1977-25- 620-BOS
1.0000010
Charlie LeibrandtP1979-09-17box - pbp22.3486-3 200 R-L 1956-10-04 Chicago,Illinois
1978- 9- 225-CIN
2.0110020
Jim LewisP1979-09-12box - pbp23.3366-3 190 R-R 1955-10-12 Miami,Florida
1977-   UDFA-SEA
1.1641100
Rick MahlerP1979-04-20box - pbp25.2586-1 202 R-R 1953-08-05 Austin,Texas
1975-   UDFA-ATL
0.1000000
Renie MartinP1979-05-09box - pbp23.2536-4 190 R-R 1955-08-30 Dover,Delaware
1977-19- 486-KCA
1.1211000
Rick MatulaP1979-04-08box - pbp25.1376-0 190 R-R 1953-11-22 Wharton,Texas
1976-14- 315-ATL
7.0622003
Mike MendozaP1979-09-07box - pbp23.2866-5 215 R-R 1955-11-26 Inglewood,California
1973- 5- 116-HOU
0.0000000
Randy NiemannP1979-05-20box - pbp23.1876-4 200 L-L 1955-11-15 Scotia,California
1975- 3-  60-MIN
7.0521040
Dickie NolesP1979-07-05box - pbp22.2286-2 190 R-R 1956-11-19 Charlotte,North Carolina
1975- 4-  84-PHI
5.0433124
Jesse OroscoP1979-04-05box - pbp22.0046-2 205 R-L 1957-04-01 Santa Barbara,California
1978- 2-  41-MIN
0.1000000
Frank PastoreP1979-04-04box - pbp21.2266-2 205 R-R 1957-08-21 Alhambra,California
1975- 2-  46-CIN
3.0100002
Dave PattersonP1979-06-09box - pbp22.3196-0 170 R-R 1956-07-25 Springfield,Missouri
1976- 2-  44-LAN
1.2000030
Dan PetryP1979-07-08box - pbp20.2376-4 200 R-R 1958-11-13 Palo Alto,California
1976- 4-  74-DET
7.11033012
Gordie PladsonP1979-09-07box - pbp23.0386-4 210 R-R 1956-07-31 New Westminster,BC
1973-   UDFA-HOU
1.0100001
Dan QuisenberryP1979-07-08box - pbp26.1516-2 185 R-R 1953-02-07 Santa Monica,California
1975-   UDFA-KCA
2.2200000
Chuck RaineyP1979-04-08box - pbp24.2685-11 190 R-R 1954-07-14 San Diego,California
1974- 1-  19-BOS
3.0111013
Jeff ReardonP1979-06-17box - pbp23.2606-1 195 R-R 1955-10-01 Dalton,Massachusetts
1973-23- 527-MON
1.0100000
Win RemmerswaalP1979-08-03box - pbp25.1486-2 160 R-R 1954-03-08 The Hague,Netherlands
1974-   UDFA-BOS
3.0311134
Dave RighettiP1979-09-16box - pbp20.2926-4 210 L-L 1958-11-28 San Jose,California
1977- 1-   9-TEX
5.0333163
George RileyP1979-09-15box - pbp22.3446-2 210 L-L 1956-10-06 Philadelphia,Pennsylvania
1974- 4-  79-CHN
2.0311000
Jeff RineerP1979-09-30box - pbp24.0896-4 205 L-L 1955-07-03 Lancaster,Pennsylvania
1975- 3-  43-BAL
1.0000000
Bruce RobbinsP1979-07-28box - pbp19.3226-1 190 L-L 1959-09-10 Portland,Indiana
1977-14- 343-DET
6.0422003
Bert RobergeP1979-05-28box - pbp24.2376-4 190 R-R 1954-10-03 Lewiston,Maine
1976-17- 385-HOU
2.0000020
Dewey RobinsonP1979-04-06box - pbp23.3446-0 180 R-R 1955-04-28 Evanston,Illinois
1977-19- 467-CHA
1.2000002
Randy ScarberyP1979-04-16box - pbp26.2986-1 185 B-R 1952-06-22 Fresno,California
1973- 1-  23-OAK
3.2411031
Dave SchulerP1979-09-17box - pbp25.3486-4 210 R-L 1953-10-04 Framingham,Massachusetts
1975-10- 223-CLE
1.2222100
Mike ScottP1979-04-18box - pbp23.3586-3 215 R-R 1955-04-26 Santa Monica,California
1976- 2-  37-NYN
2.0311001
Kim SeamanP1979-09-28box - pbp22.1456-4 205 L-L 1957-05-06 Pascagoula,Mississippi
1976- 4-  80-NYN
2.0000023
Roger SlagleP1979-09-07box - pbp25.3076-3 190 R-R 1953-11-04 Wichita,Kansas
1976- 4-  75-SDN
2.0000002
Kevin StanfieldP1979-09-14box - pbp23.2706-0 190 L-L 1955-12-19 Huron,South Dakota
1976- 7- 126-MIN
0.1000000
Dave StiebP1979-06-29box - pbp21.3426-1 195 R-R 1957-07-22 Santa Ana,California
1978- 5- 106-TOR
6.0665225
Tom TellmannP1979-06-09box - pbp25.0726-3 195 R-R 1954-03-29 Warren,Pennsylvania
1976-11- 245-SDN
2.2755101
John TudorP1979-08-16box - pbp25.1956-0 185 L-L 1954-02-02 Schenectady,New York
1976- 3-  57-BOS
2.2643021
Pat UnderwoodP1979-05-31box - pbp22.1116-0 175 L-L 1957-02-09 Kokomo,Indiana
1976- 1-   2-DET
8.1300014
Rafael VasquezP1979-04-06box - pbp20.2826-0 160 R-R 1958-06-28 La Romana,Dom Rep
1975-   UDFA-PIT
1.0311000
Sandy WihtolP1979-09-07box - pbp24.0986-1 195 R-R 1955-06-01 Palo Alto,California
1974- 2-  28-CLE
1.0422001
Eric WilkinsP1979-04-11box - pbp22.1236-1 190 R-R 1956-12-09 St. Louis,Missouri
1977- 6- 141-CLE
4.0542042
Gary WilsonP1979-04-13box - pbp24.1436-2 185 R-R 1954-11-21 Camden,Arkansas
1976- 1-   2-HOU
0.2111100