Season Information
Team Name
1979 Pittsburgh Pirates
National League
W-L Record
98-64 (.605)   GBL: -0
Rankings (Div/Lg/MLB)
1 / 1 / 2
Runs For/Against
775 / 643   Diff: +132
Won World Series (Orioles)
Playoff Series
Won World Series (Orioles)
Playoff Series
NLCS vs CIN (W 3-0) ... WS vs BAL (W 4-3)
General Manager(s)
Spring Training W-L
Not available
Spring Ballpark
Top Draft Pick
Scott Fiepke (2-42)
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
1979Pittsburgh PiratesNational LeagueEastMLB1629864.6050775643132111,435,45418Chuck TannerThree Rivers StadiumWon World Series (Orioles)
1979Portland BeaversPacific Coast LeagueNorthernAAA1477374.4976690781-9136159,1818Johnny LiponCivic Stadiumdnq
1979Buffalo BisonsEastern League-AA1397267.518117907791144133,1481Steve DemeterWar Memorial Stadiumdnq
1979Salem PiratesCarolina League-A+1365482.39729557645-886643,0364Jim MahoneySalem Municipal Stadiumdnq
1979Shelby PiratesWestern Carolinas-A1345678.41820546698-1526615,5706Tommy ZimmerVeterans Fielddnq
1979Gulf Coast PiratesGulf Coast League-Rk522032.38513225323-986600Woody HuykePirate City Stadiumdnq
6 record(s)
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 Pittsburgh Pirates

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    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Santo AlcalaPRR26MLBBuffalo Bisons (AA)---
    Matt AlexanderOF-3BBR32MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB), Buffalo Bisons (AA)---
    Raul AndinoOFRR0AShelby Pirates (A)---
    Alexander AriasPLL8AAAPortland Beavers (AAA), Buffalo Bisons (AA)---
    Ruben AriasOFRR0RkGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Jerry AubinOFRR18A+Salem Pirates (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Berquis BaezOFRR0AShelby Pirates (A)---
    Angel BarezPRR18AASalem Pirates (A+), Shelby Pirates (A)---
    Michael Barnes2BLR0AABuffalo Bisons (AA), Salem Pirates (A+)---
    Dale BerraSS-3BRR22MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB), Portland Beavers (AAA)---
    Jim BibbyPRR34MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)---
    Mike BieleckiPRR19MLBGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Bert BlylevenPRR28MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)---
    Dorian Boyland1BLL24MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB), Portland Beavers (AAA)---
    Robert BrauerOFRR0AShelby Pirates (A)---
    Fred BreiningPRR23MLBBuffalo Bisons (AA)SFN, SFN
    Ruben BritoC-2BRR0AGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Doug BrittPRL21AASalem Pirates (A+)---
    Michael BrownPRR0A+Shelby Pirates (A)---
    John BurdenPRR21AASalem Pirates (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jose CaballeroOF-PRR0A+Gulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Craig Cacek1BRR24MLBPortland Beavers (AAA)---
    Jose CalderonPLL23AAASalem Pirates (A+)---
    Carlos CamachoP---R0RkGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    John CandelariaPRL25MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)---
    Crucito CarvajalPRR0AAShelby Pirates (A)---
    Gary CicatielloOF-1BLL0AABuffalo Bisons (AA), Shelby Pirates (A)---
    Rick ClarkePLL0RkGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)MON
    Stu CliburnP-SSRR22AAAPortland Beavers (AAA), Buffalo Bisons (AA)---
    Donald ClinePRR0AShelby Pirates (A)---
    Joe ColemanPRR32MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB), Portland Beavers (AAA)SFN
    Eugenio CotesOFRR27AAAPortland Beavers (AAA), Buffalo Bisons (AA)---
    Luigerio CrispinPRR0RkGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Phillip CyburtPLL0AABuffalo Bisons (AA), Salem Pirates (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jessie Daniels2BLR0A+Shelby Pirates (A)---
    Robert DavisPRR0A+Salem Pirates (A+)---
    Bienvenido De La RosaOFLL0AASalem Pirates (A+)---
    Jesus De la rosaHRR25MLBBuffalo Bisons (AA)---
    Jose DeLeonPRR18MLBGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Paulo DeLeonPRR23A+Salem Pirates (A+)---
    Larry DemeryPRR26MLBSalem Pirates (A+)---
    Dan DixonOFRR0AAGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)TEX
    Paul Djakanow3BRR27AAABuffalo Bisons (AA)---
    Lance DoddPRR0A+Shelby Pirates (A)---
    Dave DraveckyPRL23MLBBuffalo Bisons (AA)---
    Taylor Duncan3BRR26MLBPortland Beavers (AAA)BAL, DET
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Mike EaslerOFLR28MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)---
    Dock EllisPBR34MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)NYN, TEX, NYN
    Jeff EllisonOFBR24AABuffalo Bisons (AA)SDN
    David Emala3BRR0A+Salem Pirates (A+)---
    Ricky EvansPRR23AAABuffalo Bisons (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Steve FarrPRR22MLBSalem Pirates (A+)---
    Charles FaulconerOFRR0A+Salem Pirates (A+), Shelby Pirates (A)---
    Richard FedericiOF-1BLL20AASalem Pirates (A+)---
    Jim FeltOFRR20A+Gulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Greg FieldPRR22AAAPortland Beavers (AAA)---
    Scott FiepkePLL18AAGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Steven FlemingOFLR22AShelby Pirates (A)---
    Tim FloreyPRR0A-Gulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Tim FoliSSRR28MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)NYN
    Ken FordCRR21AAAGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Doug FrobelOFLR20MLBShelby Pirates (A)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Joseph GalantePRR0AABuffalo Bisons (AA)---
    Mike GarmanPRR29MLBPortland Beavers (AAA)---
    Phil Garner2B-3BRR30MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)---
    Brad Garnett1BLL0A+Shelby Pirates (A)---
    Marc GelinasPRR0AABuffalo Bisons (AA), Salem Pirates (A+)---
    Rod Gilbreath2B-3BRR26MLBPortland Beavers (AAA)---
    Chris GreenPLL18MLBGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Alan GriffinPRR27AAABuffalo Bisons (AA)---
    Fernando GuerraPLL0AShelby Pirates (A), Gulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Robert GulaskeyIFRR0RkGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Wesley HairOFLR0A+Salem Pirates (A+), Shelby Pirates (A)---
    Gary HargisHRR22AAAPortland Beavers (AAA)---
    Pablo Henriquez2BBR0RkGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Brent Hillenga1BLL0A+Salem Pirates (A+)---
    Al HollandPRL26MLBPortland Beavers (AAA)SFN
    John HueyPRR18AAShelby Pirates (A), Gulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Grant JacksonPBL36MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)---
    Daniel JacobsPRR0RkGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Luis JimenezPRR0A+Salem Pirates (A+), Shelby Pirates (A)---
    Mike JohnsonPRR18AAGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    James JohnstonPLR0AABuffalo Bisons (AA)---
    Rick JonesPLL24MLBPortland Beavers (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Bob KaiserPBL29MLBPortland Beavers (AAA)---
    Dennis KirbyPRR0AShelby Pirates (A), Gulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Bruce KisonPRR29MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)---
    Scott Kuvinka3B-CRR0A+Salem Pirates (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Lee LacyOF-2BRR31MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)---
    Rick Lancellotti1B-OFLL22MLBBuffalo Bisons (AA)---
    Chip LangPRR26MLBShelby Pirates (A)---
    Manny LantiguaCRR27AAAPortland Beavers (AAA)---
    Vance Law3B-2BRR22MLBPortland Beavers (AAA)---
    Richard LeggattPLR20AAAGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Larry LittletonOFRR25MLBPortland Beavers (AAA)---
    Alberto LoisOFRR23MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB), Portland Beavers (AAA), Buffalo Bisons (AA), Gulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Bob LongPRR24MLBBuffalo Bisons (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    John MacAuley2BBR0AAABuffalo Bisons (AA), Salem Pirates (A+)---
    Rafael Made1BRR0RkGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Bill Madlock3BRR28MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)SFN
    Gordon MakiPRR18RkGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Anardy MartinezIFRR0AGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Ignacio MartinezPRR0AABuffalo Bisons (AA), Shelby Pirates (A)---
    Jerry McDonaldOFLR0AAABuffalo Bisons (AA)---
    Conner McGeheeOFLL0AAGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Tom McMillanSSRR27MLBBuffalo Bisons (AA)---
    Tony MerullaCLR19AAShelby Pirates (A)---
    James Messmer3BRR21A+Salem Pirates (A+)CHN
    John Milner1B-OFLL29MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)---
    Frank MiloszewskiPLL0A+Salem Pirates (A+)---
    Eduardo MirabelOFLL0A+Salem Pirates (A+)---
    Ron MitchellOFRR27AAAPortland Beavers (AAA)---
    Omar MorenoOFLL26MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Roger NelsonPRR35MLBPortland Beavers (AAA)---
    William NicePLL19AGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Anthony NicelyOFRR0A+Salem Pirates (A+)---
    Larry NicholsonPLL0A+Salem Pirates (A+)---
    Steve NicosiaCRR22MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)---
    Tony NotarinoPRR22AASalem Pirates (A+), Gulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Oswaldo OlivaresOFLL24AAAPortland Beavers (AAA)---
    Tom OlszakOFRR0A+Salem Pirates (A+), Shelby Pirates (A)---
    Junior OrtizCRR19MLBSalem Pirates (A+)---
    Ed OttCLR27MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Dave PaganPRR29MLBPortland Beavers (AAA)---
    Jim ParkePRR0A+Salem Pirates (A+)---
    Dave ParkerOFLR28MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)---
    Kevin PasleyCRR25MLBPortland Beavers (AAA)---
    Mike PazikPLL29MLBPortland Beavers (AAA)CHA
    Tony PenaCRR22MLBBuffalo Bisons (AA)---
    Gene PentzPRR26MLBPortland Beavers (AAA)---
    Sergio PeraltaPRR0AShelby Pirates (A), Gulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Pascual PerezPRR22MLBPortland Beavers (AAA)---
    Rick PetersonPLL24AAASalem Pirates (A+)---
    Mike PillPRR0AShelby Pirates (A)---
    Jim PoffOFRR0A+Shelby Pirates (A)---
    Dick PolePRR28MLBPortland Beavers (AAA)---
    Chuck PowellPRL19A+Salem Pirates (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Mike QuadeOFRR22AASalem Pirates (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Art RayPRR0AAShelby Pirates (A), Gulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Wilmot Reedy2BBR0RkGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Wascar Reyes2BRR0A+Salem Pirates (A+)---
    Rick RhodenPRR26MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)---
    Dean RickPLL0A+Salem Pirates (A+)---
    Mark RiemerOFRR0A+Shelby Pirates (A)---
    Carlos RiosSSRR19AAAShelby Pirates (A)---
    Reinaldo RiveraPLL0RkGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Dave RobertsPLL34MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)SFN, TEX, SFN
    Bill RobinsonOFRR36MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)---
    Don RobinsonPRR22MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)HOU
    Robert RockPRR0AABuffalo Bisons (AA), Salem Pirates (A+)---
    Angel RodriguezC-1BRR0AAAShelby Pirates (A), Gulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Jose RodriguezOFRR20AAAShelby Pirates (A)---
    Manuel RodriguezOF-1BRR0RkGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Enrique RomoPRR31MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)---
    Jim RookerPRL36MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)---
    Pat RubinoCRR21AShelby Pirates (A)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Harry SaferightCLR30AAAPortland Beavers (AAA)---
    Luis Salazar3BRR23MLBBuffalo Bisons (AA)---
    Terry Salazar1BRR0AAShelby Pirates (A), Gulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Tommy SandtSS-2BRR28MLBPortland Beavers (AAA)---
    Manny SanguillenCRR35MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)---
    Rod ScurryPLL23MLBPortland Beavers (AAA)---
    Thomas SiebertPRR0AShelby Pirates (A)---
    James SmithPRR0AAAPortland Beavers (AAA), Buffalo Bisons (AA)---
    Andrew Snaith2BRR0A+Gulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Richard StandartSSLR27AAAPortland Beavers (AAA)---
    Willie StargellOF-1BLL39MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)---
    Rennie Stennett2BRR28MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)---
    Lawrence StylesPRR0AGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Frank TaverasSSRR29MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)NYN
    Johnny TaylorPRL20AAASalem Pirates (A+), Shelby Pirates (A)---
    Kent TekulvePRR32MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)---
    Alfredo TorresCRR21AAAPortland Beavers (AAA), Buffalo Bisons (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Chick Valley1B-PBL23AAABuffalo Bisons (AA)---
    Hedi Vargas1BRR20MLBShelby Pirates (A)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Bill WaagSSRR21AASalem Pirates (A+), Shelby Pirates (A)---
    Dick Walterhouse2BLR0AAAPortland Beavers (AAA), Buffalo Bisons (AA)SDN
    Dan WarthenPBL26MLBPortland Beavers (AAA)---
    Robert WeismillerPRR0AABuffalo Bisons (AA)---
    Tim WheelerPRR18AAAGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Eddie WhitsonPRR24MLBPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)SFN, SFN
    Roger WickC-1BRR0A+Salem Pirates (A+)---
    Spin WilliamsPLL22AAGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Jim WilloughbyPRR30MLBPortland Beavers (AAA)CHN, CHN
    Ben WiltbankPRR23AAAPortland Beavers (AAA), Buffalo Bisons (AA)---
    Walter WojtonPRR0A+Shelby Pirates (A)---
    David Wolff1BRR0RkGulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Ron WotusSS-2BRR18MLBSalem Pirates (A+), Gulf Coast Pirates (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Ernest YoungOFBR24AABuffalo Bisons (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jeff ZaskePRR18MLBShelby Pirates (A)---
    Tommy Zimmer2B-CRR27AShelby Pirates (A)---
    191 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