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1979 Los Angeles DodgersSeason Roster
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Lerrin LaGrow played for the 1979 Los Angeles Dodgers
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameDodgers
LocationLos Angeles,California
Record79-83 (3rd in National League West)League Rank8thMLB Rank18th
BallparkDodger Stadium
ManagerTom LasordaGeneral ManagerAl Campanis
CoachesRed Adams (Pitching Coach), Monty Basgall (First Base Coach), Mark Cresse (Bullpen Coach), Preston Gomez (Third Base Coach), Jim Lefebvre (Hitting Coach), Jim Lefebvre (First Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickSteve Howe (#16)
Attendance2,860,954 (Rank: 1st)
Minor League AffiliatesAlbuquerque Dukes (AAA) 86-62 ... San Antonio Dodgers (AA) 69-62 ... Lodi Dodgers (A+) 67-72 ... Clinton Dodgers (A) 74-59 ... Lethbridge Dodgers (Rk) 38-30 ...
Years Available1890-2019

Team History -- 1979 Statistics -- 1979 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 
The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1979 Los Angeles Dodgers.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1979 baseball season.

1979 Los Angeles Dodgers Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
12Dusty BakerOF6-2 200 R-R 1949-06-15 30Riverside,California MLB1967-19861968-1986Del Campo (Fair Oaks,CA)American River Col
1967-26- 504-ATL
 
27Joe BeckwithP6-3 200 L-R 1955-01-28 24Opelika,Alabama MLB1974-19861979-1986Auburn (Auburn,AL)Auburn U.
1977- 2-  46-LAN
 
34Ken BrettP5-11 195 L-L 1948-09-18 30Brooklyn,New York MLB1966-19811967-1981El Segundo (El Segundo,CA)
1966- 1-   4-BOS
 
37Bobby CastilloP5-10 170 R-R 1955-04-18 24Los Angeles,California MLB1974-19851977-1985Lincoln (Los Angeles,CA)Los Angeles Valley Col
1974- 6- 113-KCA
 
10Ron Cey3B5-9 185 R-R 1948-02-15 31Tacoma,Washington MLB1968-19871971-1987Mount Tahoma (Tacoma,WA)Washington St
1968- 3-  53-LAN
 
33Vic DavalilloOF5-7 155 L-L 1936-07-31 42Cabimas,Venezuela MLB1958-19801963-1980  
1958-   UDFA-CIN
 
13Joe FergusonC-OF6-2 200 R-R 1946-09-19 32San Francisco,California MLB1968-19831970-1983Camden (San Jose,CA)Pacific
1968- 8- 161-LAN
 
51Terry ForsterP6-3 210 L-L 1952-01-14 27Sioux Falls,South Dakota MLB1970-19871971-1986Santana (Santee,CA)
1970- 2-  30-CHA
 
6Steve Garvey1B5-10 189 R-R 1948-12-22 30Tampa,Florida MLB1968-19871969-1987Chamberlain (Tampa,FL)Michigan St
1968- 1-  13-LAN
 
57Pedro GuerreroOF-1B6-0 195 R-R 1956-06-29 23San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1973-19951978-1992  
1973-   UDFA-LAN
 
29Gerry HannahsP6-3 210 L-L 1953-03-06 26Binghamton,New York MLB1974-19811976-1979   Arkansas
1974-   UDFA-MON
 
44Mickey HatcherOF-3B6-2 202 R-R 1955-03-15 24Cleveland,Ohio MLB1977-19911979-1990Mesa (Mesa,AZ)Oklahoma, Mesa CC
1977- 5- 124-LAN
 
46Burt HootonP6-1 210 R-R 1950-02-07 29Greenville,Texas MLB1971-19851971-1985Greenville (Greenville,TX)Texas
1971- 1-   2-CHN
 
49Charlie HoughP6-2 190 R-R 1948-01-05 31Honolulu,Hawaii MLB1966-19941970-1994Hialeah (Hialeah,FL)
1966- 8- 159-LAN
 
14Von JoshuaOF5-10 170 L-L 1948-05-01 31Oakland,California MLB1967-19801969-1980Castlemont (Oakland,CA)Laney Col, Cal St East Bay
1967- 1-  17-SFN
 
36Lerrin LaGrowP6-5 220 R-R 1948-07-08 30Phoenix,Arizona MLB1969-19801970-1980   Arizona St
1969- 6- 139-DET
 
27,21Dennis LewallynP6-4 200 R-R 1953-08-11 25Pensacola,Florida MLB1972-19871975-1982Escambia (Pensacola,FL)Chipola Col
1972- 1-   8-LAN
 
15Dave Lopes2B5-9 170 R-R 1945-05-03 34East Providence,Rhode Island MLB1968-19871972-1987LaSalle Academy (Providence,RI)Washburn U.
1968- 2-  26-LAN
 
23Ted Martinez3B-SS6-0 165 R-R 1947-12-10 31Barahona,Dom Rep MLB1967-19801970-1979  
1966-   UDFA-NYN
 
47Andy MessersmithP6-1 200 R-R 1945-08-06 33Toms River,New Jersey MLB1964-19791968-1979Western (Anaheim,CA)California
1966- 1-  12-CAL
 
16Rick MondayOF6-3 200 L-L 1945-11-20 33Batesville,Arkansas MLB1965-19841966-1984Santa Monica (Santa Monica,CA)Arizona St
1965- 1-   1-KC1
 
11Manny MotaOF5-11 168 R-R 1938-02-18 41Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1962-19821962-1982  
1957-   UDFA-NY1
 
5Johnny OatesC5-11 185 L-R 1946-01-21 33Sylva,North Carolina MLB1967-19811970-1981Prince George (Prince George,VA)Virginia Tech
1967- 1-  10-BAL
 
56Dave PattersonP6-0 170 R-R 1956-07-25 22Springfield,Missouri MLB1976-19821979-1979   Cerritos Col
1976- 2-  44-LAN
 
31Doug RauP6-2 175 L-L 1948-12-15 30Columbus,Texas MLB1970-19811972-1981Columbus (Columbus,TX)Texas A&M U.
1970- 1-   7-LAN
 
38Lance RautzhanP6-1 195 R-L 1952-08-20 26Pottsville,Pennsylvania MLB1977-19801977-1979Blue Mountain (Schuylkill Haven,PA)
1970- 3-  57-LAN
 
41Jerry ReussP6-5 217 L-L 1949-06-19 30St. Louis,Missouri MLB1967-19901969-1990Ritenour (St. Louis,MO)
1967- 2-  30-SLN
 
18Bill RussellSS6-0 175 R-R 1948-10-21 30Pittsburg,Kansas MLB1966-19861969-1986Pittsburg (Pittsburg,KS)
1966- 9- 179-LAN
 
8Reggie SmithOF6-0 195 B-R 1945-04-02 34Shreveport,Louisiana MLB1963-19821966-1982Centennial (Compton,CA)
1963-   UDFA-MIN
 
43Rick SutcliffeP6-7 215 R-R 1956-06-21 23Independence,Missouri MLB1974-19941976-1994Van Horn (Independence,MO)
1974- 1-  21-LAN
 
20Don SuttonP6-1 185 R-R 1945-04-02 34Clio,Alabama MLB1965-19881966-1988Tate (Cantonment,FL)Mississippi Gulf Coast CC, USC
1964-   UDFA-LAN
 
1,3Derrel ThomasOF6-0 160 B-R 1951-01-14 28Los Angeles,California MLB1969-19851971-1985Dorsey (Los Angeles,CA)
1969- 1-   1-HOU
 
9Gary ThomassonOF6-1 180 L-L 1951-07-29 27San Diego,California MLB1969-19801972-1980Oceanside (Oceanside,CA)
1969- 7- 162-SFN
 
35Bob WelchP6-3 190 R-R 1956-11-03 22Detroit,Michigan MLB1975-19941978-1994Hazel Park (Hazel Park,MI)Eastern Michigan U.
1977- 1-  20-LAN
 
7Steve YeagerC6-0 190 R-R 1948-11-24 30Huntington,West Virginia MLB1967-19861972-1986Meadowdale (Dayton,OH)
1967- 4-  80-LAN
 
35 Players