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1979 New York YankeesSeason Roster
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Darryl Jones played for the 1979 New York Yankees
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameYankees
LocationBronx,New York
Record89-71 (4th in American League East)League Rank4thMLB Rank7th
BallparkYankee Stadium I
ManagerBilly Martin,Bob LemonGeneral ManagerCedric Tallis
CoachesYogi Berra (Bench Coach), Mike Ferraro (Third Base Coach), Art Fowler (Pitching Coach), Jim Hegan (Assistant Coach), Charlie Lau (Hitting Coach), Tom Morgan (Assistant Coach), Dom Scala (Bullpen Coach), Jeff Torborg (Bullpen Coach), Jeff Torborg (First Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickTodd Demeter (#51)
Attendance2,537,765 (Rank: 3rd)
Minor League AffiliatesColumbus Clippers (AAA) 85-54 ... West Haven Yankees (AA) 83-56 ... Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+) 92-51 ... Oneonta Yankees (A-) 42-26 ... Paintsville Yankees (Rk) 52-13 ...
Years Available1901-2019

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

1979 New York Yankees 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)
19Rick AndersonP6-2 210 R-R 1953-12-25 25Inglewood,California MLB1972-19881979-1980Southern California Christian Academy (Inglewood,CA)Los Angeles Valley Col
1972- 1-   4-PIT
 
45Jim BeattieP6-6 220 R-R 1954-07-04 24Hampton,Virginia MLB1973-19861978-1986South Portland (Portland,ME)Dartmouth Col
1975- 4-  91-NYA
 
26Juan BeniquezOF5-11 165 R-R 1950-05-13 29San Sebastian,Puerto Rico MLB1969-19881971-1988  
1968-   UDFA-BOS
 
2Paul BlairOF6-0 171 R-R 1944-02-01 35Cushing,Oklahoma MLB1962-19801964-1980Manual Arts (Los Angeles,CA)
1961-   UDFA-NYN
 
58Bobby BrownOF6-1 205 B-R 1954-05-24 25Norfolk,Virginia MLB1972-19851979-1985Northampton (Eastville,VA)
1972-11- 264-BAL
 
53Ray BurrisP6-5 200 R-R 1950-08-22 28Idabel,Oklahoma MLB1972-19871973-1987Duke (Duke,OK)Southwestern Oklahoma St
1972-17- 399-CHN
 
10Chris Chambliss1B6-1 212 L-R 1948-12-26 30Dayton,Ohio MLB1970-19881971-1988Oceanside (Oceanside,CA)UCLA, Mira Costa Col, Montclair St
1970- 1-   1-CLE
 
43Ken ClayP6-3 195 R-R 1954-04-06 25Lynchburg,Virginia MLB1972-19811977-1981E.C. Glass (Lynchburg,VA)
1972- 2-  38-NYA
 
39Ron DavisP6-4 207 R-R 1955-08-06 23Houston,Texas MLB1975-19901978-1988Milby (Houston,TX)Blinn Col
1976- 3-  56-CHN
 
20Bucky DentSS5-11 181 R-R 1951-11-25 27Savannah,Georgia MLB1970-19841973-1984Hialeah (Hialeah,FL)Miami-Dade Col
1970- 1-   6-SLN
 
18Brian Doyle2B5-10 160 L-R 1955-01-26 24Louisville,Kentucky MLB1972-19821978-1981Caverna (Cave City,KY)
1972- 4-  76-TEX
 
31Ed FigueroaP6-1 190 R-R 1948-10-14 30Ciales,Puerto Rico MLB1966-19821974-1981  
1966-   UDFA-NYN
 
17Oscar GambleOF5-11 165 L-R 1949-12-20 29Ramer,Alabama MLB1968-19851969-1985Carver (Montgomery,AL)
1968-16- 363-CHN
 
59Damaso GarciaSS6-0 185 R-R 1957-02-07 22Moca,Dom Rep MLB1975-19891978-1989  
1975-   UDFA-NYA
 
54Rich GossageP6-3 217 R-R 1951-07-05 27Colorado Springs,Colorado MLB1970-19941972-1994Roy J. Wasson (Colorado Springs,CO)Colorado St-Pueblo
1970- 9- 204-CHA
 
52Mike GriffinP6-5 197 R-R 1957-06-26 22Colusa,California MLB1977-19891979-1989Woodland (Woodland,CA)
1976- 3-  60-TEX
 
49Ron GuidryP5-11 160 L-L 1950-08-28 28Lafayette,Louisiana MLB1969-19891975-1988Carencro (Lafayette,LA)UL Lafayette
1971- 3-  67-NYA
 
27Brad GuldenC5-11 180 L-R 1956-06-10 23New Ulm,Minnesota MLB1975-19861978-1986Chaska (Chaska,MN)
1975-17- 408-LAN
 
46Don HoodP6-2 180 L-L 1949-10-16 29Florence,South Carolina MLB1969-19831973-1983Southside (Florence,SC)
1969- 1-  17-BAL
 
29Catfish HunterP6-0 195 R-R 1946-04-08 33Hertford,North Carolina MLB1965-19791965-1979Perquimans County (Hertford,NC)
1964-   UDFA-KC1
 
44Reggie JacksonOF6-0 200 L-L 1946-05-18 33Wynecote,Pennsylvania MLB1966-19871967-1987Cheltenham (Cheltenham,PA)Arizona St
1966- 1-   2-KC1
 
25Tommy JohnP6-3 185 R-L 1943-05-22 36Terre Haute,Indiana MLB1961-19891963-1989Gerstmeyer (Terre Haute,IN)Indiana St
1961-   UDFA-CLE
 
41Cliff JohnsonDH6-4 225 R-R 1947-07-22 31San Antonio,Texas MLB1967-19861972-1986Wheatley (San Antonio,TX)
1966- 5-  83-HOU
 
27Jay JohnstoneOF6-1 175 L-R 1945-11-20 33Manchester,Connecticut MLB1963-19851966-1985Edgewood (West Covina,CA)
1963-   UDFA-ANA
 
2,27Darryl JonesDH5-10 175 R-R 1951-06-05 28Meadville,Pennsylvania MLB1977-19791979-1979   Westminster Col
1972- 5- 110-NYA
 
36Jim KaatP6-4 217 L-L 1938-11-07 40Zeeland,Michigan MLB1957-19831959-1983Zeeland (Zeeland,MI)Hope Col
1957-   UDFA-WS1
 
53Bob KammeyerP6-4 210 R-R 1950-12-02 28Kansas City,Kansas MLB1970-19801978-1979   Stanford U.
1972-21- 492-NYA
 
36,55Paul MirabellaP6-2 196 L-L 1954-03-20 25Belleville,New Jersey MLB1974-19901978-1990Parsippany (Parsippany,NJ)Montclair St
1976- 1-  21-TEX
 
15Thurman MunsonC5-11 191 R-R 1947-06-07 32Akron,Ohio MLB1968-19791969-1979Lehman (Canton,OH)Kent St
1968- 1-   4-NYA
 
2Bobby MurcerOF5-11 180 L-R 1946-05-20 33Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1964-19851965-1983Southeast (Oklahoma City,OK)
1964-   UDFA-NYA
 
38Jerry NarronC6-3 205 L-R 1956-01-15 23Goldsboro,North Carolina MLB1974-19881979-1987Goldsboro (Goldsboro,NC)East Carolina U.
1974- 6- 132-NYA
 
9Graig Nettles3B6-0 185 L-R 1944-08-20 34San Diego,California MLB1966-19881967-1988San Diego (San Diego,CA)San Diego St
1965- 4-  74-MIN
 
14Lou PiniellaOF6-2 199 R-R 1943-08-28 35Tampa,Florida MLB1963-19841964-1984Jesuit (Tampa,FL)Tampa
1962-   UDFA-CLE
 
34Len RandleOF5-10 169 B-R 1949-02-12 30Long Beach,California MLB1969-19821971-1982Centennial (Compton,CA)Arizona St
1970- 1-  10-WS2
 
30Willie Randolph2B5-11 171 R-R 1954-07-06 24Holly Hill,South Carolina MLB1972-19921975-1992Tilden (Brooklyn,NY)
1972- 7- 167-PIT
 
56Dave RighettiP6-4 210 L-L 1958-11-28 20San Jose,California MLB1977-19951979-1995Pioneer (San Jose,CA)San Jose City Col
1977- 1-   9-TEX
 
17Mickey RiversOF5-10 165 L-L 1948-10-31 30Miami,Florida MLB1969-19841970-1984Northwestern (Miami,FL)Miami-Dade Col
1969- 1-   8-WS2
 
47,58Bruce RobinsonC6-1 185 L-R 1954-04-16 25La Jolla,California MLB1973-19841978-1980La Jolla (La Jolla,CA)Stanford U.
1975- 1-  21-OAK
 
41George ScottDH6-2 215 R-R 1944-03-23 35Greenville,Mississippi MLB1962-19791966-1979Coleman (Greenville,MS)
1962-   UDFA-BOS
 
50Roger SlagleP6-3 190 R-R 1953-11-04 25Wichita,Kansas MLB1974-19821979-1979   Kansas, Hutchinson CC
1976- 4-  75-SDN
 
12Jim SpencerDH6-2 195 L-L 1947-07-30 31Hanover,Pennsylvania MLB1965-19821968-1982Andover (Linthicum,MD)
1969-42- 909-SE1
 
57Roy Staiger3B6-0 195 R-R 1950-01-06 29Tulsa,Oklahoma MLB1975-19801975-1979Will Rogers (Tulsa,OK)Bacone Col
1970- 1-  24-NYN
 
11Fred StanleySS-3B5-10 167 R-R 1947-08-13 31Farnhamville,Iowa MLB1966-19821969-1982Monte Vista (Spring Valley,CA)
1966- 8- 143-HOU
 
23Luis TiantP5-11 190 R-R 1940-11-23 38Mariano,Cuba MLB1959-19821964-1982  
1962-   UDFA-CLE
 
19Dick TidrowP6-4 213 R-R 1947-05-14 32San Francisco,California MLB1967-19841972-1984Mount Eden (Hayward,CA)Chabot Col
1967- 4-  76-CLE
 
24Dennis Werth1B6-1 200 R-R 1952-12-29 26Lincoln,Illinois MLB1974-19841979-1982Mount Pulaski (Mount Pulaski,IL)So.Illinois U.-Edwardsville
1974-19- 437-NYA
 
6Roy WhiteDH-OF5-10 172 B-R 1943-12-27 35Los Angeles,California MLB1962-19791965-1979Centennial (Compton,CA)
1961-   UDFA-NYA
 
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