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1979 Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)

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W-L Record: 98-64 .605
Rank: 1st in National League East
Run Differential: 775-643 + 132
Roster Continuity 86.67% 5/26
Manager(s): Chuck Tanner
General Manager: Hardy Peterson
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 1,435,454 18/26
Playoffs: Won World Series (Orioles)
Top Draft Pick: Scott Fiepke (#42) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

#1 Draft Picks

Tim Foli (#1), Joe Coleman (#3), Dale Berra (#20), Rick Rhoden (#20), Steve Nicosia (#24)
National League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9864.605--
9565.5942.0
8676.53112.0
8478.51914.0
8082.49418.0
6399.38935.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
18Omar MorenoOF26   695110196
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12
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6977215110439627.282.333.381714.099.253.3212.0486.9265757
39Dave ParkerOF28   622109193
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45
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7
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25
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9420467101914097.310.380.526906.215.349.3331.5124.9327707
3Phil Garner2B-3B30   54976161
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8
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11
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591785574315236.293.359.441800.148.264.3211.3549.9242612
10Tim FoliSS28   52570153
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1
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65652814901967.291.335.345680.053.109.2950.50525.0181587
8Willie Stargell1B39   42460119
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032
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8201471053120610.281.352.552904.271.380.2972.2313.3234480
28Bill RobinsonOF36   42159111
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24
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7513224811114513.264.302.504806.240.323.2713.3817.5212455
14Ed OttC27   40349110
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5101266208648.273.314.385699.112.174.3052.3857.6155439
34John MilnerOF-1B29   3265290
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16
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6035533716065.276.373.475848.199.356.2650.7020.4155386
6Rennie Stennett2B28   3193176
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024142425062311.238.289.292581.053.119.2561.04--93348
5Bill Madlock3B28   31148102
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442183422182514.328.390.469859.141.293.3310.6544.4146353
16Steve NicosiaC22   1912255
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1302231707105.288.364.435799.147.257.3000.7447.883215
17Lee LacyOF31   1821745
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1561223612031.247.327.412739.165.313.2781.6436.475208
4Dale BerraSS-3B22   1231126
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1500111702225.211.272.325597.114.203.2191.5541.040138
35Manny SanguillenC-1B35   74817
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04002502313.230.247.351598.122.149.2432.50--2680
22Bert BlylevenP28   7019
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00300033001502.129.129.143272.014.014.243----1085
45John CandelariaP25   6809
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0060011800804.132.145.191336.059.074.18018.00--1377
25Bruce KisonP29   5568
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60011900702.145.161.236397.091.109.20019.0055.01363
24Mike EaslerOF28   54815
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110181300000.278.371.444815.167.296.3331.6327.02462
43Don RobinsonP22   49410
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0003003900400.204.250.204454.000.061.2503.00--1056
26Jim BibbyP34   4538
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50002510600.178.196.333529.156.156.333--22.51552
10Frank TaverasSS29   45411
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001210200002.244.244.311555.067.089.256----1445
19Jim RookerP36   3314
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00000011300201.121.147.121268.000.030.20013.00--436
27Kent TekulveP32   1532
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0001001800100.133.188.133321.000.067.2868.00--217
36Matt AlexanderOF32   13167
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011310000000.538.538.6921230.1541.077.538----913
31Eddie WhitsonP24   13100000001500400.000.071.00071.000.077.0005.00--018
15Enrique RomoP31   1202
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0001000200400.167.167.167334.000.000.200----216
23Grant JacksonP36   9000001000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----09
41Joe ColemanP32   501
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000000300000.200.200.400600.200.200.500----25
49Dave RobertsP34   5000001000100010.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
44Dorian Boyland24   3000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
17Dock EllisP34   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
44Rick RhodenP26   101
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00000000000001.0001.0001.0002000.000.0001.000----11
37Alberto Lois23   0600000110000000-----------00
Batting Totals2188566177515412645214871018066483855321029856113.272.326.416742.143.249.2961.7738.323536298
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
22Bert Blyleven28   1253.6137374000237.12381029521921729061.399.040.803.496.531.87
45John Candelaria25   1493.2233308020207.0201837425411012031.178.741.091.784.392.46
25Bruce Kison29   1373.1933253120172.1157706113451055041.178.220.682.355.492.33
43Don Robinson22   883.8629254010160.217174691252966141.399.560.672.915.371.85
26Jim Bibby34   1242.8034174120137.211051439471035041.147.170.593.076.722.19
27Kent Tekulve32   1082.75940006731134.11094641549754021.187.320.343.295.041.53
15Enrique Romo31   1053.0084000255129.1122504311431066631.288.510.773.007.402.47
19Jim Rooker36   474.5919171000103.210658531139446001.399.170.953.383.811.13
23Grant Jackson36   852.9672000291482.0673227935393121.247.350.993.844.281.11
31Eddie Whitson24   234.34197004157.2533628636312111.538.220.935.594.810.86
49Dave Roberts34   523.23213005138.2471814112150001.5110.850.232.773.461.25
41Joe Coleman32   006.00100002020.229171419143011.8112.430.433.866.001.56
17Dock Ellis34   002.573100007.09221211001.5711.571.292.571.290.50
44Rick Rhoden26   017.201100005.05440220001.409.000.003.603.601.00
Batting Totals98643.424891632421395214931424643568125504904529301.298.580.753.045.451.79
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ed OttC1166125346.9940.00
Steve NicosiaC653202534.9910.00
Manny SanguillenC832420.9470.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Willie Stargell1B113949473102.9970.00
John Milner1B4825518327.9890.00
Bill Robinson1B28233130181.0000.00
Manny Sanguillen1B5352031.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rennie Stennett2B1021722821263.9740.00
Phil Garner2B83175234858.9810.00
Lee Lacy2B57511.9230.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bill Madlock3B8563153712.9690.00
Phil Garner3B78471441316.9360.00
Dale Berra3B22183373.8790.00
Bill Robinson3B30000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tim FoliSS1322554041597.9780.00
Dale BerraSS222553511.9400.00
Phil GarnerSS14121818.9680.00
Frank TaverasSS11172634.9350.00
Matt AlexanderSS10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Omar MorenoOF16249011133.9750.00
Dave ParkerOF15834115151.9600.00
Bill RobinsonOF125161630.9820.00
John MilnerOF64112251.9580.00
Lee LacyOF4170320.9730.00
Matt AlexanderOF1181001.0000.00
Mike EaslerOF40000.0000.00
Kent TekulveOF110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Kent TekulveP9413472810.9722.35
Enrique RomoP84129102513.9722.44
Grant JacksonP728229001.0001.21
Bert BlylevenP372371420001.0001.29
Jim BibbyP34137512011.0001.12
John CandelariaP33207236031.0001.65
Bruce KisonP33172103012.9762.09
Don RobinsonP2916071021.8950.96
Dave RobertsP21381911.9092.36
Jim RookerP1910381321.9131.83
Eddie WhitsonP195726011.0001.26
Joe ColemanP10201010.5000.45
Dock EllisP3701001.0001.29
Rick RhodenP1511001.0003.60


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