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Home >> Seasons by League >> 1979 >> American League

1979 American League (MLB)

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  • An organized section of a full season review with standings, team totals, awards, leaderboards, player registers and more.
  • Playoff teams are in bold.
  • East Division Standings
    RankTeam NameTeamGPWLPctGBLManager(s)BallparkPayrollAttendanceBest OPSBest WHIP
    1Baltimore Orioles*15910257.642--Earl Weaver$0Ken Singleton (938)Sammy Stewart (1.42)
    2Milwaukee Brewers1619566.5908.0George Bamberger$0Sixto Lezcano (987)Jerry Augustine (1.47)
    3Boston Red Sox1609169.56911.5Don Zimmer$0Fred Lynn (1,059)Mike Torrez (1.49)
    4New York Yankees1608971.55613.5Bob Lemon, Billy Martin$0Reggie Jackson (926)Catfish Hunter (1.54)
    5Detroit Tigers1618576.52818.0Les Moss, Sparky Anderson, Dick Tracewski$0Steve Kemp (941)Steve Baker (1.76)
    6Cleveland Indians1618180.50322.0Jeff Torborg, Dave Garcia$0Toby Harrah (833)Mike Paxton (1.65)
    7Toronto Blue Jays16253109.32750.5Roy Hartsfield$0John Mayberry (833)Dave Freisleben (1.69)
    West Division Standings
    RankTeam NameTeamGPWLPctGBLManager(s)BallparkPayrollAttendanceBest OPSBest WHIP
    1California Angels1628874.543--Jim Fregosi$0Bobby Grich (903)Dave LaRoche (1.63)
    2Kansas City Royals1628577.5253.0Whitey Herzog$0George Brett (939)Rich Gale (1.63)
    3Texas Rangers1628379.5125.0Pat Corrales$0Al Oliver (836)Doyle Alexander (1.62)
    4Minnesota Twins1628280.5066.0Gene Mauch$0Ken Landreaux (798)Roger Erickson (1.64)
    5Chicago White Sox1607387.45614.0Tony LaRussa, Don Kessinger$0Chet Lemon (888)Mike Proly (1.46)
    6Seattle Mariners1626795.41421.0Darrell Johnson$0Bruce Bochte (878)Odell Jones (1.77)
    7Oakland Athletics16254108.33334.0Jim Marshall$0Dave Revering (817)Jim Todd (1.96)
    Playoffs Summary
    TeamPlayoff Notes
    Baltimore OriolesLost World Series (Pirates)
    California AngelsLost ALCS (Orioles)
    1979 American League Batting Totals
    TeamWLGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTB
    Baltimore Orioles102571595371757140125824181717994960884731524254143.261.333.4197522250
    Boston Red Sox91691605538841156731034194805604351270833384259158.283.340.4567962527
    California Angels887416255508661563242431648081005358984337427956136.282.347.4297762383
    Chicago White Sox73871605463730150529033127680976245466836295845151.275.329.4107392242
    Cleveland Indians818016153767601388206291387071439065778642317060122.258.336.3847202066
    Detroit Tigers857616153757701446221351647291768657581422285652140.269.337.4157522229
    Kansas City Royals857716256538511596286791167912077652867535565776114.282.339.4227612388
    Milwaukee Brewers956616155368071552291411857661005354974520487250130.280.342.4487902480
    Minnesota Twins828016255447641544256461127146645526693313714253116.278.338.4027402228
    New York Yankees89711605421734144322640150694654650959018485063148.266.326.4067322199
    Oakland Athletics5410816253485731276188321085411046948275120367546131.239.299.3466451852
    Seattle Mariners679516255447111490250521326761265251572528456154158.269.328.4047322240
    Texas Rangers83791625562750154925226140718795146160733497859135.278.330.4097392273
    Toronto Blue Jays53109162542361313622533495562755644866336216538131.251.306.3636691968
    1979 American League Pitching Totals
    TeamWLERAGCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9
    Baltimore Orioles102573.28159521030143414017575221816088471.408.791.143.825.31
    Boston Red Sox91694.0316047929143115678416411945127081.459.851.223.224.45
    California Angels88744.3416246933143615638666921645898431.509.801.033.695.28
    Chicago White Sox73874.1316028937140915057306471274546681.399.610.812.904.27
    Cleveland Indians81804.5816128532143213887607291386577861.438.730.874.134.94
    Detroit Tigers85764.2816125237142314467706771645758141.429.141.043.645.15
    Kansas City Royals85774.4616242727144815968517171165286751.479.920.723.284.19
    Milwaukee Brewers95664.04161611223144015528076461855497451.469.701.163.434.66
    Minnesota Twins82804.1616231333144415447646671125266931.439.620.703.284.32
    New York Yankees89713.8516043837143214437346131505095901.369.070.943.203.71
    Oakland Athletics541084.7816241320142912765737591084827511.238.030.683.034.73
    Seattle Mariners67954.6116237526143814907117361325157251.399.330.833.224.54
    Texas Rangers83793.8616226542143715497506171404616071.409.700.882.893.80
    Toronto Blue Jays531094.851624461114171362613763954486631.288.650.602.854.21


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