1979 MLB Season in Review

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A high-level summary of the 1979 Major League Baseball Season. The page includes standings, team totals and leaderboards. There is a lot more information on the season in various sub-sections such as the player register, team pages and boxscore-related pages.
Season Information
World Series Champions
Runner Up
Most Valuable Players
Cy Young Winners
Rookies of the Year
Managers of the Year
#1 Draft Pick
Al Chambers (Seattle Mariners)
All-Star Game
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1979 Major League Baseball Standings

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  • Playoff Team
  • American League East
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    111Baltimore OriolesT - S - R - L15910257.642--757582175Lost World Series (Pirates)1,681,00911Hank PetersEarl WeaverMemorial Stadium
    224Milwaukee BrewersT - S - R - L1619566.5908.080772285dnq1,918,3439Harry DaltonGeorge BambergerCounty Stadium
    335Boston Red SoxT - S - R - L1609169.56911.5841711130dnq2,353,1146Haywood SullivanDon ZimmerFenway Park
    447New York YankeesT - S - R - L1608971.55613.573467262dnq2,537,7653Cedric TallisBilly Martin, Bob LemonYankee Stadium I
    5611Detroit TigersT - S - R - L1618576.52818.077073832dnq1,630,92913Jim CampbellSparky Anderson, Les Moss, Dick TracewskiTiger Stadium
    61016Cleveland IndiansT - S - R - L1618180.50322.0760805-45dnq1,011,64422Phil SeghiJeff Torborg, Dave GarciaCleveland Stadium
    71426Toronto Blue JaysT - S - R - L16253109.32750.5613862-249dnq1,431,65119Pat GillickRoy HartsfieldExhibition Stadium
    American League West
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    159California AngelsT - S - R - L1628874.543--86676898Lost ALCS (Orioles)2,523,5754Buzzie BavasiJim FregosiAnaheim Stadium
    2712Kansas City RoyalsT - S - R - L1628577.5253.085181635dnq2,261,8457Joe BurkeWhitey HerzogRoyals Stadium
    3814Texas RangersT - S - R - L1628379.5125.075069852dnq1,519,67115Eddie RobinsonPat CorralesArlington Stadium
    4915Minnesota TwinsT - S - R - L1628280.5066.076472539dnq1,070,52121Calvin GriffithGene MauchMetropolitan Stadium
    51119Chicago White SoxT - S - R - L1607387.45614.0730748-18dnq1,280,70220Roland HemondDon Kessinger, Tony La RussaComiskey Park
    61222Seattle MarinersT - S - R - L1626795.41421.0711820-109dnq844,44723Lou GormanDarrell JohnsonThe Kingdome
    71325Oakland AthleticsT - S - R - L16254108.33334.0573860-287dnq306,76326Charlie FinleyJim MarshallOakland-Alameda County Coliseum
    National League East
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    112Pittsburgh PiratesT - S - R - L1629864.605--775643132Won World Series (Orioles)1,435,45418Hardy PetersonChuck TannerThree Rivers Stadium
    223Montreal ExposT - S - R - L1609565.5942.0701581120dnq2,102,1738John McHaleDick WilliamsOlympic Stadium
    3510St. Louis CardinalsT - S - R - L1628676.53112.073169338dnq1,627,25614John ClaiborneKen BoyerBusch Stadium II
    4613Philadelphia PhilliesT - S - R - L1628478.51914.0683718-35dnq2,775,0112Paul OwensDanny Ozark, Dallas GreenVeterans Stadium
    5717Chicago CubsT - S - R - L1628082.49418.0706707-1dnq1,648,58712Bob KennedyHerman Franks, Joey AmalfitanoWrigley Field
    61224New York MetsT - S - R - L1626399.38935.0593706-113dnq788,90524Joe McDonaldJoe TorreShea Stadium
    National League West
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    136Cincinnati RedsT - S - R - L1619071.559--73164487Lost NLCS (Pirates)2,356,9335Dick WagnerJohn McNamaraRiverfront Stadium
    248Houston AstrosT - S - R - L1628973.5491.55835821dnq1,900,31210Tal SmithBill VirdonAstrodome
    3818Los Angeles DodgersT - S - R - L1627983.48811.573971722dnq2,860,9541Al CampanisTom LasordaDodger Stadium
    4920San Francisco GiantsT - S - R - L1627191.43819.5672751-79dnq1,456,40217Spec RichardsonJoe Altobelli, Dave BristolCandlestick Park
    51021San Diego PadresT - S - R - L1616893.42222.0603681-78dnq1,456,96716Bob FontaineRoger CraigSan Diego Stadium
    61123Atlanta BravesT - S - R - L1606694.41323.5669763-94dnq769,46525Bill LucasBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium
    26 record(s)
    Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL MLBRank Rank in all of Major League Baseball for the season Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. G Games Played (or Pitched) W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Playoffs Playoff participation description. Attendance Number of people paying for tickets for games Att Rank Attendance rank within the league Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season