Season Information
Team Name
1979 Detroit Tigers
American League
W-L Record
85-76 (.528)   GBL: -18
Rankings (Div/Lg/MLB)
5 / 6 / 11
Runs For/Against
770 / 738   Diff: +32
Playoff Series
Playoff Series
General Manager(s)
Spring Training W-L
Not available
Spring Ballpark
Top Draft Pick
Rick Leach (1-13)
Attendance Rank
Payroll (usd$)
Payroll Rank
Years Active
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1979 MLB Franchise and Minor League Affiliates

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YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionLevelGWLWPctGBLRfRaDiffRankLgRankAttendanceAtt RankManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1979Detroit TigersAmerican LeagueEastMLB1618576.5281877073832561,630,92913Sparky Anderson, Les Moss, Dick TracewskiTiger Stadiumdnq
1979Evansville TripletsAmerican AssociationEastAAA1367858.574072461710711120,2656Jim LeylandBosse FieldLeague Champions
1979Montgomery RebelsSouthern LeagueWesternAA1436281.43420.5567663-965898,4877Denny SomersPaterson Fielddnq
1979Lakeland TigersFlorida State LeagueNorthernA+1375087.36529495606-11151054,0176Fred HatfieldJoker Marchant Stadiumdnq
1979Bristol TigersAppalachian League-Rk691950.27535264432-1686611,5556Joe LewisDevault Memorial Stadiumdnq
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Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. League Abbreviation or name of league Division League division, geographically (usually) grouping of teams within a league Level Level of the team in terms of MLB, minor league level, Independent or College division 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 Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL Attendance Number of people paying for tickets for games Att Rank Attendance rank within the league Manager Manager(s) for this team Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season Playoffs Playoff participation description.

Organizational Roster for 1979 Detroit Tigers

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    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Fernando ArroyoPRR27MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Evansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Howard BaileyPRL21MLBLakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Chris BakerOFRR18ABristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Steve BakerPRR22MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Evansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Ken Baldwin2BLR0AABristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Anthony BarracoOFBR17RkBristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Michael BeecroftPBR20AALakeland Tigers (A+), Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Bob BendaSSRR22A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Thomas Berti2B-SSLR23A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Jack BillinghamPRR36MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Ted BlairPLL24AAAEvansville Triplets (AAA), Montgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Scott BollensPRR0RkBristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Ted BrazellOFRR27AAMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Bob BresnenPRL22A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Tom Brookens3BRR25MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Evansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Darrell BrownOFBR23MLBEvansville Triplets (AAA), Montgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Jeffrey BrownOFLR0A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Sheldon BurnsidePRL24MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)CIN, CIN
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Tony Camara1BRR0RkBristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Brian CascaddenPLL0A+Lakeland Tigers (A+), Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    David CassettoPLR21AAMontgomery Rebels (AA), Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Marty Castillo3B-CRR22MLBEvansville Triplets (AAA), Montgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Gordon ChretienPRR0AALakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Mike ChrisPLL21MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Evansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Chris CodiroliPRR21MLBMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Richard CollyerPLL20A+Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Tim Corcoran1B-OFLL26MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Evansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Mardie CornejoPRR27MLBEvansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Larry CorrPRR25AAAEvansville Triplets (AAA), Montgomery Rebels (AA)---
    John CrawfordOFRR0A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Ted Dasen3BLR24AAAMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Mark DeJohnSSBR25MLBEvansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Keith DesjarlaisPRR19AAABristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Roy DixonSS-OFRR0A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Jon DriverCRR0RkBristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Taylor Duncan3BRR26MLBEvansville Triplets (AAA), Montgomery Rebels (AA)BAL, PIT
    Steve DunnPLL20A+Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Todd Ervin2BLR0AAMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Mark FidrychPRR24MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Bruce FieldsOFLR18MLBLakeland Tigers (A+), Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Les FilkinsOFLL22AAAMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Keith FisherCRR17A+Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    John FlynnPRR20A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Vern FollowellSSBR21AAAMontgomery Rebels (AA), Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Paul FoxPRR0RkBristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Venoy GarrisonCRR25AAAMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Bert GeigerPRR19AAAMontgomery Rebels (AA), Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Kirk GibsonOFLL22MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Evansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Robert Glass3BRR25AAMontgomery Rebels (AA)KCA
    Dan GonzalesOFLR25MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Evansville Triplets (AAA)TEX
    Jorge GonzalesOFRR21AAMontgomery Rebels (AA), Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    James GoodOFRR20A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Garry GraftonPRR23AAAEvansville Triplets (AAA), Montgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Al GreeneOFLR24MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Evansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Glenn Gulliver3BLR24MLBEvansville Triplets (AAA), Montgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Raphael HamptonOFRR21AAAMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    William HardyOFRR21AABristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Randy HarveyOFLL18AABristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Ronald Harvey3BRR0RkBristol Tigers (Rk)---
    John HillerPRL36MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Fred HoldsworthPRR27MLBEvansville Triplets (AAA), Montgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jeff JackowlakPRR19AAMontgomery Rebels (AA), Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Mel JacksonSSRR25AAMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Joe JantonPRR23A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Craig JohnsonOFRR21AALakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Howard Johnson3B-SSBR18MLBLakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Lynn JonesOFRR26MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Tim JustusPRR20RkBristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Steve KempOFLL24MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Jeff KenagaOFLR21AAALakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Bruce KimmCRR28MLBEvansville Triplets (AAA)CHN
    William KlankPRR0A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Michael KrillPLL0A-Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    John LackeyPRR22AALakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Rick Leach1B-OFLL22MLBLakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Ron LeFloreOFRR31MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Ron LindbergOFRR21A+Lakeland Tigers (A+), Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Joe Lis1B-OFRR32MLBEvansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Aurelio LopezPRR30MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Frank LucyCRR24AAMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Frank MacCormackPRR24MLBMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Dave Machemer2BRR28MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Evansville Triplets (AAA)BAL
    Phil Mankowski3BLR26MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Jerry Manuel2BBR25MLBEvansville Triplets (AAA)---
    John MartinPBL23MLBEvansville Triplets (AAA), Montgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Ronald MartinezOFRR23AAMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Milt MayCLR28MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)CHA
    Mark McKnight2BRR0RkBristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Jerry MoralesOFRR30MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Jack MorrisPRR24MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    John MorrisPRR0AAAEvansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Jay MyersCRR0AAMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Charlie NailPRR17AAABristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Bob NandinIFRR22AAAMontgomery Rebels (AA), Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Randy NelsonPRR0A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Dan O'ConnorOFRR0A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Lance ParrishCRR23MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Larry PashnickPRR23MLBLakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Steven PatchinCRR29AAAEvansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Jerry PerryPRR22AABristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Rick PetersOFBR23MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Evansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Dan PetryPRR20MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Evansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Michael PolviPLR0AAMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    John PowerPRR0RkBristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Ed PutmanC-1BRR25MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Evansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Michael ReederSSBR0ABristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Kevin RichardsPRR21AALakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Bruce RobbinsPLL19MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Montgomery Rebels (AA), Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Ell RobersonOFRR0A+Lakeland Tigers (A+), Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Aurelio Rodriguez3BRR31MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Dave RozemaPRR22MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Dave RuckerPLL21MLBEvansville Triplets (AAA), Montgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Bobby SagersIF-OFLR22A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Luis SanchezPRR17A+Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Michael SchoellerC-1BLL0AALakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Ken SheaPRR21AAAEvansville Triplets (AAA), Montgomery Rebels (AA), Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    James SimerlyPRR22AALakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Jack SmithPRR20AAMontgomery Rebels (AA), Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Rusty StaubOF-1BLR35MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)MON
    Michael SteeleCRR0A+Lakeland Tigers (A+), Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Dave SteffenPRR20AAAEvansville Triplets (AAA), Montgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Dave StegmanOFRR25MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Evansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Champ SummersOFLR33MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)CIN
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Bruce TaylorPRR26MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Evansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Jason Thompson1BLL24MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Art Toal2B-SSRR0AALakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Dave TobikPRR26MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Evansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Alan TrammellSSRR21MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Ralph TreuelPRR24AAAEvansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Wilson TuckerOFLR0A+Lakeland Tigers (A+), Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jerry UjdurPRR22MLBMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Pat UnderwoodPLL22MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Evansville Triplets (AAA)---
    John UpshawCRR22AAMontgomery Rebels (AA), Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Scott VaughnPRR0RkBristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Steve ViefhausSSRR23AAAMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Robert VorisekPLL0A+Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Mark WagnerSSRR25MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Mike WarrenPRR18MLBBristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Henry WashingtonIFRR22RkBristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Roger WeaverPRR24MLBEvansville Triplets (AAA)---
    James WheelerPRR22A+Lakeland Tigers (A+), Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Lou Whitaker2BLR22MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Bob WilberOF-1BRR23A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)OAK, OAK
    Milt WilcoxPRR29MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Clifton WilderOFRR20A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Waldo WinbornOFRR0A+Lakeland Tigers (A+), Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    John WockenfussC-1BRR30MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Mike WrightCRR0A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Kip YoungPRR24MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Evansville Triplets (AAA)---
    149 record(s)
    Player Name Name of the player. If not linked, then no profile on the site Pos Defensive Position Ba Bats Th Throws Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. HiLvl Highest Level Reached