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1979 Pittsburgh PiratesSeason Roster
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Eddie Whitson played for the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknamePirates
LocationPittsburgh,Pennsylvania
Record98-64 (1st in National League East)League Rank1stMLB Rank2nd
BallparkThree Rivers Stadium
ManagerChuck TannerGeneral ManagerHardy Peterson
CoachesAlex Monchak (First Base Coach)
PlayoffsWon World Series (Orioles)
#1 Draft PickScott Fiepke (#42)
Attendance1,435,454 (Rank: 18th)
Minor League AffiliatesPortland Beavers (AAA) 73-74 ... Buffalo Bisons (AA) 72-67 ... Salem Pirates (A+) 54-82 ... Shelby Pirates (A) 56-78 ... Gulf Coast Pirates (Rk) 20-32 ...
Years Available1887-2019

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 Pittsburgh Pirates.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1979 baseball season.

1979 Pittsburgh Pirates 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)
36Matt AlexanderOF5-11 169 B-R 1947-01-30 32Shreveport,Louisiana MLB1968-19811973-1981Bethune (Shreveport,LA)Grambling St
1968- 2-  35-CHN
 
4Dale BerraSS-3B6-0 190 R-R 1956-12-13 22Ridgewood,New Jersey MLB1975-19881977-1987Montclair (Montclair,NJ)
1975- 1-  20-PIT
 
26Jim BibbyP6-5 235 R-R 1944-10-29 34Franklinton,North Carolina MLB1965-19841972-1984Franklinton (Franklinton,NC)Fayetteville St
1965-   UDFA-NYN
 
22Bert BlylevenP6-3 207 R-R 1951-04-06 28Zeist,Netherlands MLB1969-19921970-1992Santiago (Garden Grove,CA)
1969- 3-  55-MIN
 
44Dorian Boyland1B6-4 200 L-L 1955-01-06 24Chicago,Illinois MLB1976-19821978-1981South Shore (Chicago,IL)Wisconsin, Wisconsin-Oshkosh
1976- 2-  45-PIT
 
45John CandelariaP6-6 225 R-L 1953-11-06 25Brooklyn,New York MLB1967-19931975-1993LaSalle Academy (New York,NY)
1972- 2-  47-PIT
 
41Joe ColemanP6-3 195 R-R 1947-02-03 32Boston,Massachusetts MLB1965-19821965-1979Natick (Natick,MA)
1965- 1-   3-WS2
 
24Mike EaslerOF6-1 196 L-R 1950-11-29 28Cleveland,Ohio MLB1969-19881973-1987Benedictine (Cleveland,OH)
1969-14- 314-HOU
 
17Dock EllisP6-3 210 B-R 1945-03-11 34Los Angeles,California MLB1964-19791968-1979Gardena (Gardena,CA)Los Angeles Harbor Col
1964-   UDFA-PIT
 
10Tim FoliSS6-0 179 R-R 1950-12-08 28Culver City,California MLB1968-19851970-1985Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks,CA)
1968- 1-   1-NYN
 
3Phil Garner2B-3B5-10 177 R-R 1949-04-30 30Jefferson City,Tennessee MLB1971-19881973-1988Bearden (Knoxville,TN)Tennessee
1971- 1-   2-OAK
 
23Grant JacksonP6-0 190 B-L 1942-09-28 36Fostoria,Ohio MLB1962-19821965-1982Fostoria (Fostoria,OH)Bowling Green St
1961-   UDFA-PHI
 
25Bruce KisonP6-4 178 R-R 1950-02-18 29Pasco,Washington MLB1968-19851971-1985Pasco (Pasco,WA)State Col Florida Manatee-Sarasota, Central Washington U.
1968-14- 309-PIT
 
17Lee LacyOF6-1 175 R-R 1948-04-10 31Longview,Texas MLB1969-19871972-1987McClymonds (Oakland,CA)Laney Col
1969- 2-  29-LAN
 
37Alberto LoisOF5-9 175 R-R 1956-05-06 23Hato Mayor del Rey,Dom Rep MLB1977-19791978-1979  
1974-   UDFA-PIT
 
5Bill Madlock3B5-11 185 R-R 1951-01-02 28Memphis,Tennessee MLB1970-19871973-1987MacArthur (Decatur,IL)Southeastern CC
1970- 5-  97-WS2
 
34John MilnerOF-1B6-0 185 L-L 1949-12-28 29Atlanta,Georgia MLB1968-19821971-1982South Fulton (East Point,GA)
1968-14- 301-NYN
 
18Omar MorenoOF6-2 180 L-L 1952-10-24 26Puerto Armuelles,Panama MLB1969-19861975-1986  
1969-   UDFA-PIT
 
16Steve NicosiaC5-10 185 R-R 1956-08-06 22Paterson,New Jersey MLB1973-19851978-1985North Miami Beach (North Miami Beach,FL)
1973- 1-  24-PIT
 
14Ed OttC5-10 198 L-R 1951-07-11 27Muncy,Pennsylvania MLB1970-19841974-1981Muncy (Muncy,PA)
1970-23- 548-PIT
 
39Dave ParkerOF6-5 225 L-R 1951-06-09 28Calhoun,Mississippi MLB1970-19911973-1991Courter Tech (Cincinnati,OH)
1970-14- 332-PIT
 
44Rick RhodenP6-4 203 R-R 1953-05-16 26Boynton Beach,Florida MLB1971-19891974-1989Atlantic Community (Delray Beach,FL)
1971- 1-  20-LAN
 
49Dave RobertsP6-2 197 L-L 1944-09-11 34Gallipolis,Ohio MLB1963-19811969-1981Columbia Central (Brooklyn,MI)Oregon
1963-   UDFA-PHI
 
28Bill RobinsonOF6-3 205 R-R 1943-06-26 36McKeesport,Pennsylvania MLB1961-19831966-1983Elizabeth Forward (Elizabeth,PA)
1961-   UDFA-MLB
 
43Don RobinsonP6-4 231 R-R 1957-06-08 22Ashland,Kentucky MLB1975-19921978-1992Ceredo-Kenova (Kenova,WV)
1977-17- 430-HOU
 
15Enrique RomoP5-11 185 R-R 1947-07-15 31Santa Rosalia,Mexico MLB1966-19821977-1982  
1977-   UDFA-SEA
 
19Jim RookerP6-0 201 R-L 1942-09-23 36Lakeview,Oregon MLB1962-19801968-1980Cherry Creek (Englewood,CO)
1960-   UDFA-DET
 
35Manny SanguillenC-1B6-0 193 R-R 1944-03-21 35Colon,Panama MLB1965-19801967-1980  
1964-   UDFA-PIT
 
8Willie Stargell1B6-2 225 L-L 1940-03-06 39Earlsboro,Oklahoma MLB1960-19821962-1982Encinal (Alameda,CA)
1958-   UDFA-PIT
 
6Rennie Stennett2B5-11 175 R-R 1951-04-05 28Colon,Panama MLB1969-19831971-1981  
1969-   UDFA-PIT
 
10Frank TaverasSS6-0 168 R-R 1949-12-24 29Las Matas De Santa Cruz,Dom Rep MLB1968-19821972-1982  
1968-   UDFA-PIT
 
27Kent TekulveP6-4 180 R-R 1947-03-05 32Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1971-19891974-1989Hamilton Catholic (Hamilton,OH)Marietta Col
1969-   UDFA-PIT
 
31Eddie WhitsonP6-3 195 R-R 1955-05-19 24Johnson City,Tennessee MLB1974-19911977-1991Unicoi County (Erwin,TN)
1974- 6- 131-PIT
 
33 Players