Season Information
Team Name
1979 New York Yankees
American League
W-L Record
89-71 (.556)   GBL: -13.5
Rankings (Div/Lg/MLB)
4 / 4 / 7
Runs For/Against
734 / 672   Diff: +62
Playoff Series
Playoff Series
General Manager(s)
Spring Training W-L
Not available
Spring Ballpark
Top Draft Pick
Todd Demeter (2-51)
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
1979New York YankeesAmerican LeagueEastMLB1608971.55613.573467262442,537,7653Billy Martin, Bob LemonYankee Stadium Idnq
1979Columbus ClippersInternational League-AAA1398554.61206025574511599,5441Johnny LiponCooper StadiumLeague Champions
1979West Haven YankeesEastern League-AA1398356.59706785781001171,3023Stump MerrillQuigley Stadiumdnq
1979Fort Lauderdale YankeesFlorida State LeagueSouthernA+1439251.64305494121371176,7624Doug HolmquistFort Lauderdale StadiumLost in Finals
1979Oneonta YankeesNew York-Penn LeagueYawkeyA-684226.6180354291631238,4462Art MazmanianDamaschke FieldLeague Champions
1979Paintsville YankeesAppalachian League-Rk655213.80003982111871121,2144Bill LiveseyPaul G. Fyffe Fielddnq
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 New York Yankees

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    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Erol Akchurin3BRR20A+Paintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Edward AndersenPRR22A+Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Rick AndersonPRR25MLBNew York Yankees (MLB), Columbus Clippers (AAA)NYN, NYN
    Hector AnguloOFRR0A-Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Kenny BakerOFLL24AAAWest Haven Yankees (AA)---
    Steve Balboni1BRR22MLBFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Byron BallardPRR20AAFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Jim BeattiePRR24MLBNew York Yankees (MLB), Columbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Scott BenedictCRR20APaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Juan BeniquezOFRR29MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Jeff BeylerPLL0RkPaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Paul BlairOFRR35MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)CIN
    David BookerPRR0RkPaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Paul BorisPRR23MLBFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Bobby BrownOFBR25MLBNew York Yankees (MLB), Columbus Clippers (AAA)TOR
    Richard BudwegPLL0RkPaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Dave BuffamoyerCRR21A+Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Ricky BurdettePLL22AAWest Haven Yankees (AA), Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Ray BurrisPRR28MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)CHN, NYN, CHN, NYN
    Brian ButterfieldIFRR21AAAOneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Pat CallahanCRR23AAAWest Haven Yankees (AA)---
    James CampbellPRR19APaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Ron Campbell2BRR0A+Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Rich CarlucciPLR22AAAFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Chris Chambliss1BLR30MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Nate ChapmanOFLL25AAAColumbus Clippers (AAA), West Haven Yankees (AA)---
    Ken ClayPRR25MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Greg CochranPRR25AAAColumbus Clippers (AAA), West Haven Yankees (AA)---
    Don CooperPRR22MLBColumbus Clippers (AAA), West Haven Yankees (AA)---
    Greg CopelandPRR0A-Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Tommy CruzOFLL28MLBColumbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Ron DavisPRR23MLBNew York Yankees (MLB), Columbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Brian DayettOFRR22MLBWest Haven Yankees (AA)---
    George DeMariaPRR18A+Paintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Todd Demeter1BRR17AAOneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Roberto DennisOFRR20A+Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Bucky DentSSRR27MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Gumercindo DiazPRR0RkPaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Mike DimmelOFRR24MLBColumbus Clippers (AAA)SLN
    Brian Doyle2B-SSLR24MLBNew York Yankees (MLB), Columbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Tom EchstenkamperOFRR20A+Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+), Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Jose EncarnacionHRR0A-Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Al ErveyPRR0A+Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Juan EspinoCRR23MLBWest Haven Yankees (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Ed FigueroaPRR30MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Tom FilerPRR22MLBWest Haven Yankees (AA)---
    Pete FilsonPBL20MLBOneonta Yankees (A-), Paintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    John FranksPLR21A-Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    David FreePRR20A+Paintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Greg GagneSSRR17MLBPaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Oscar GambleOFLR29MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)TEX
    Damaso Garcia2BRR22MLBNew York Yankees (MLB), Columbus Clippers (AAA)---
    David Garcia2BBR21A+Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+), Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Huey GaydenOFLL20AAPaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Andrew GilmoreCLR22A+Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Daniel GirataCRR22A+Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Scott GleckelPLL22AAFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Paul GnacinskiPRR18AAAOneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Rich GossagePRR27MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Mike GriffinPRR22MLBNew York Yankees (MLB), Columbus Clippers (AAA), West Haven Yankees (AA)---
    Randy GuerraIFLL22AAPaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Ron GuidryPLL28MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Brad GuldenCLR23MLBNew York Yankees (MLB), Columbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Joseph HageOFLL0A-Paintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Kurt HallCRR20RkPaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Wayne Harer1B-OFBL27AAAWest Haven Yankees (AA)---
    Mark HarrisSSBR21AAWest Haven Yankees (AA)---
    Chuck HernandezPLL18AAFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Roger Holt2BBR23MLBColumbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Don HoodPLL29MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)CLE
    Tom Howser2BRR21A+Paintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Rex Hudler2B-LFRR18MLBFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Catfish HunterPRR33MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Kevin IrotPRR20AOneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Dennis IrwinCRR25AAAColumbus Clippers (AAA), West Haven Yankees (AA), Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Reggie JacksonOFLL33MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Greg JemisonOFLR24AAWest Haven Yankees (AA)---
    Tommy JohnPRL36MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Cliff Johnson1B-CRR31MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)CLE
    Mark JohnstonOFLR22AAWest Haven Yankees (AA)---
    Jay JohnstoneOFLR33MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)SDN
    Darryl JonesOFRR28MLBNew York Yankees (MLB), Columbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Tim JordanOFLL20A+Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jim KaatPLL40MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)PHI, PHI
    Bob KammeyerPRR28MLBNew York Yankees (MLB), Columbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Curt KaufmanPRR21MLBOneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Pete KhouryOFRR22A+Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Dan LeddukePRR21AAWest Haven Yankees (AA)---
    Joe LefebvreOFLR23MLBWest Haven Yankees (AA)---
    Chris LeinPRR20AAPaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Amos LewisP-IFRR18AAFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)TEX
    Tim LewisPLL0AAAWest Haven Yankees (AA)---
    Tim LollarPLL23MLBWest Haven Yankees (AA)---
    Ronald LuongoPRR23A+Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Jim LysgaardPRR25AAAColumbus Clippers (AAA), West Haven Yankees (AA), Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Victor MataOFRR18MLBOneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Don Mattingly1BLL18MLBOneonta Yankees (A-)---
    James McDonald1BLL21AAAWest Haven Yankees (AA)---
    Andy McGaffiganPRR22MLBWest Haven Yankees (AA)---
    Willie McGeeRF-CFBR20MLBWest Haven Yankees (AA), Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Mike McLeodPRR23A+Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Derwin McNealyOFLL19AAAPaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Luis MelgarPRR0RkPaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Adolfo Mercedes3BRR0A-Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Neal MerschPRR27AAAColumbus Clippers (AAA), West Haven Yankees (AA)---
    Paul MirabellaPLL25MLBNew York Yankees (MLB), Columbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Daniel Moroff3BRR21A+Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Thurman MunsonCRR32MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Bobby MurcerOFLR33MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)CHN
    John MurphyPLL21AAAPaintsville Yankees (Rk)SLN
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jerry NarronCLR23MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Graig Nettles3BLR34MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Otis NixonCF-OFBR20MLBPaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    John NurthenPRR21A+Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Luis OrtizIFRR20A+Paintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jose PaulinoOFRR24AAFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Vidal Payano2BRR17A+Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Lou PiniellaOFRR35MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Dan PlanteCRR19AAAFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Bob PolinskyPRR28AAAColumbus Clippers (AAA), West Haven Yankees (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Len Randle3B-2BBR30MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)SFN
    Willie Randolph2BRR24MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Frank RicciPRR21AAFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+), Paintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Dave RighettiPLL20MLBNew York Yankees (MLB), Columbus Clippers (AAA), West Haven Yankees (AA)---
    Mickey RiversOFLL30MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)TEX
    Wesley RobbinsOF-2BRR22AAFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Bruce RobinsonCLR25MLBNew York Yankees (MLB), Columbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Eduard RodriguezSSRR0A-Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Mickey RogersOFLR0RkPaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Jeff RudolphC-3BRR21A+Paintsville Yankees (Rk)SEA
    Brian RyderPRR19AAAFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Rafael SantanaSSRR21MLBFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)TOR
    Rick SantaroneCRR20A+Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+), Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Dan Schmitz2BLR24AAAColumbus Clippers (AAA), West Haven Yankees (AA)---
    George Scott1BRR35MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)BOS, KCA
    Paul SemallPRR23AAAColumbus Clippers (AAA)CHN, CHN
    John SenecaPRR0A-Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Dennis SherrillSS-3BRR23MLBColumbus Clippers (AAA), West Haven Yankees (AA)---
    Buck Showalter1B-OFLL23AAAWest Haven Yankees (AA)---
    Roger SlaglePRR25MLBNew York Yankees (MLB), Columbus Clippers (AAA), Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Garry SmithOFRL23AAAColumbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Keith SmithSSBR17MLBOneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Mark SoftyPRR25AAWest Haven Yankees (AA), Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Jim Spencer1BLL31MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Greg SporrerSSRR21A+Paintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Roy Staiger3BRR29MLBNew York Yankees (MLB), Columbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Fred StanleySS-2BRR31MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Karl SteffenPLL22A+Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+), Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Rick StenholmOFLL27AAAColumbus Clippers (AAA), West Haven Yankees (AA)---
    Glenn Swires3BRR20A+Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Pat Tabler1B-OFRR21MLBWest Haven Yankees (AA), Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Jeff TaylorCRR23AAFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Steve TaylorPRR23AAAColumbus Clippers (AAA), West Haven Yankees (AA)---
    Rob TeegardenOFRR21AAPaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Marv ThompsonOFRR27AAAColumbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Luis TiantPRR38MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Dick TidrowPRR32MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)CHN, CHN
    Freddie ToliverPRR18MLBOneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jeff VanderplasPLL19APaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Rafael Villaman2B-SSBR18AAFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Dave WehrmeisterPRR26MLBColumbus Clippers (AAA)SDN, SDN
    Chris WelshPLL24MLBColumbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Dennis Werth1B-OFRR26MLBNew York Yankees (MLB), Columbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Stefan WeverPRR21MLBOneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Roy WhiteOFBR35MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Matt WintersRFLR19MLBFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+), Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    George Zimmeror2BBR0A+Paintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    167 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