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1979 DETROIT TIGERS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Detroit,MI
Team Record:  85-76   .528
Result:   5th in American League - East Division
Manager(s):  Sparky Anderson, Les Moss, Dick Tracewski
General Manager:   Jim Campbell
Stadium:  Tiger Stadium
Attendance:  1,630,929
Playoffs:  -

Detroit Tigers affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Jack Billingham (36)
Youngest Player:  Bruce Robbins (19)
Longest Tenure:  John Hiller (14)
Top Hitter:  Steve Kemp (19)
Top Pitcher:  Jack Morris (11)
Top Draft Pick:  Rick Leach (#13)

Roster Continuity:  82.85%
American League Standings
EastWLPctGB
Baltimore10257.642--
Milwaukee9566.5908.0
Boston9169.56911.5
NY Yankees8971.55613.5
Detroit8576.52818.0
Cleveland8180.50322.0
Toronto53109.32750.5

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
36Fernando ArroyoPMLB6-2180RightRight3/21/195227Sacramento,California197010236DET

31Steve BakerPMLB6-0185RightRight8/30/195622Eugene,Oregon197418418NYN
41Jack BillinghamPMLB6-4215RightRight2/21/194336Orlando,Florida1961UDFA LAN
16Tom Brookens3BMLB5-10170RightRight8/10/195325Chambersburg,Pennsylvania197514DET
42Sheldon BurnsidePMLB6-5200RightLeft12/22/195424South Bend,Indiana1975UDFA DET
43Mike ChrisPMLB6-3180LeftLeft10/8/195721Santa Monica,California1977110DET
25Tim Corcoran1B-OFMLB5-11175LeftLeft3/19/195326Glendale,California1974UDFA DET
20Mark FidrychPMLB6-3175RightRight8/14/195424Worcester,Massachusetts197410231DET
23Kirk GibsonOFMLB6-3215LeftLeft5/28/195722Pontiac,Michigan1978112DET
34Dan GonzalesOFMLB6-1195LeftRight9/30/195325Whittier,California1972243DET
21Al GreeneOFMLB5-11190LeftRight11/9/195424Detroit,Michigan1978UDFA DET
18John HillerPMLB6-0195RightLeft4/8/194336Toronto,Ontario1963UDFA DET
35Lynn JonesOFMLB5-9175RightRight1/1/195326Meadville,Pennsylvania197410237CIN
33Steve KempOFMLB6-0195LeftLeft8/7/195424San Angelo,Texas197611DET
8Ron LeFloreOFMLB6-0200RightRight6/16/194831Detroit,Michigan1973UDFA DET
29Aurelio LopezPMLB6-0220RightRight9/21/194830Tecamachalco,Mexico1978UDFA SLN
9Dave Machemer2BMLB5-11180RightRight5/24/195128St. Joseph,Michigan1972482CAL
2Phil Mankowski3BMLB6-0180LeftRight1/9/195326Buffalo,New York19709212DET
12Milt MayCMLB6-0190LeftRight8/1/195028Gary,Indiana196811237PIT
27Jerry MoralesOFMLB5-10175RightRight2/18/194930Yabucoa,Puerto Rico1982UDFA CHN
47Jack MorrisPMLB6-3200RightRight5/16/195524St. Paul,Minnesota1976598DET
13Lance ParrishCMLB6-3220RightRight6/15/195623Clairton,Pennsylvania1974116DET
32Rick PetersOFMLB5-9170BothRight11/21/195523Lynwood,California19777161DET
46Dan PetryPMLB6-4200RightRight11/13/195820Palo Alto,California1976474DET
12Ed PutmanC-1BMLB6-1190RightRight9/25/195325Los Angeles,California197513CHN
48Bruce RobbinsPMLB6-1190LeftLeft9/10/195919Portland,Indiana197714343DET
4Aurelio Rodriguez3BMLB5-10180RightRight12/28/194731Cananea,Mexico1966UDFA CAL
19Dave RozemaPMLB6-4200RightRight8/5/195622Grand Rapids,Michigan1975471DET
10Rusty StaubOF-1BMLB6-2200LeftRight4/1/194435New Orleans,Louisiana1962UDFA HOU
22Dave StegmanOFMLB5-11190RightRight1/30/195425Inglewood,California1976234ATL
24Champ SummersOFMLB6-2205LeftRight6/15/194633Bremerton,Washington1971UDFA OAK
32Bruce TaylorPMLB6-0178RightRight4/16/195326Holden,Massachusetts1978UDFA DET
30Jason Thompson1BMLB6-3210LeftLeft7/6/195424Hollywood,California1975475DET
38Dave TobikPMLB6-1195RightRight3/2/195326Euclid,Ohio197512DET
3Alan TrammellSSMLB6-0175RightRight2/21/195821Garden Grove,California1976226DET
40Pat UnderwoodPMLB6-0175LeftLeft2/9/195722Kokomo,Indiana197612DET
5Mark WagnerSSMLB6-1175RightRight3/4/195425Conneaut,Ohio197219452DET
1Lou Whitaker2BMLB5-11160LeftRight5/12/195722Brooklyn,New York1975599DET
39Milt WilcoxPMLB6-2185RightRight4/20/195029Honolulu,Hawaii1968233CIN
14John WockenfussC-1BMLB6-0190RightRight2/27/194930Welch,West Virginia196742760WS2
37Kip YoungPMLB5-11175RightRight10/29/195424Georgetown,Ohio197623529DET
Team PersonnelPosition 
Sparky AndersonManager 
Ed BrinkmanHitting Coach 
Gates BrownFirst Base Coach 
Jim CampbellGeneral Manager 
Paul CareyBroadcaster 
Billy ConsoloBench Coach 
Johnny GrodzickiPitching Coach 
Ernie HarwellBroadcaster 
Al KalineBroadcaster 
Bill LajoieScout 
Les MossManager 
Dick TracewskiThird Base Coach 


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