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Home >> Teams >> MLB Franchises >> National League >> Los Angeles Dodgers >> 1979 Team Capsule

1979 Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 79-83 .488
Rank: 3rd in National League West
Run Differential: 739-717 + 22
Manager(s): Tom Lasorda
General Manager: Al Campanis
Location: Los Angeles, California
Ballpark: Dodger Stadium
Attendance: 2,860,954 1/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Steve Howe (#16) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Mark Cresse
First Base Coach: Monty Basgall
First Base Coach: Jim Lefebvre
Hitting Coach: Jim Lefebvre
Pitching Coach: Red Adams
Third Base Coach: Preston Gomez

#1 Draft Picks

Rick Monday (#1), Ken Brett (#4), Bob Welch (#20), Rick Sutcliffe (#21)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9071.559--
8973.5491.5
7983.48811.5
7191.43819.5
6893.42222.0
6694.41223.5
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
6Steve Garvey1B3064892204
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1
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28
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1103637592164625.315.351.497848.182.235.3101.5923.1322697
18Bill RussellSS3062772170
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4
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7
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566924431214420.271.297.359656.088.121.2811.7989.6225670
15Dave Lopes2B34582109154
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20
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6
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28
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73444978844638.265.372.464836.199.435.2690.9120.8270692
12Dusty BakerOF3055486152
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1
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23
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881145670102316.274.340.455795.181.294.2781.2524.1252616
10Ron Cey3B3148777137
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1
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28
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81338685280411.281.389.499888.218.394.2880.9917.4243579
1,3Derrel ThomasOF2840647104
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44185414957539.256.330.350680.094.227.2791.2081.2142460
13Joe FergusonC-OF323635495
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14
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020
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69107068262510.262.380.466846.204.399.2680.9718.2169442
9Gary ThomassonOF273153978
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14
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4542437014215.248.339.422761.175.317.2761.6322.5133362
7Steve YeagerC303103367
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41102968085212.216.282.384666.168.265.2342.3423.8119346
8Reggie SmithOF342344164
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3265315023035.274.359.466825.192.329.3051.6123.4109270
14Von JoshuaOF311422240
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141172301005.282.315.408723.127.176.3193.2947.358149
23Ted Martinez3B-SS311121930
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023241601103.268.293.330623.063.107.3134.00--37117
44Mickey HatcherOF-3B2493925
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51371210105.269.327.366693.097.151.3001.7193.034102
43Rick SutcliffeP2385621
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170012000614.247.253.318571.071.082.30820.0085.02793
20Don SuttonP3477211
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00030011700801.143.154.143297.000.013.18317.00--1186
46Burt HootonP2975511
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0050011800800.147.158.187345.040.053.19318.00--1484
57Pedro GuerreroOF-1B2362715
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92011401011.242.250.371621.129.177.27714.0031.02364
5Johnny OatesC334646
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002014101100.130.200.174374.043.109.1330.25--851
11Manny MotaOF4142115
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0003003400202.357.400.357757.000.071.3951.33--1547
41Jerry ReussP304247
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0010031910301.167.239.190429.024.095.3046.33--849
49Charlie HoughP313816
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002000900500.158.158.184342.026.026.207----743
16Rick MondayOF3333210
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0002005600001.303.395.303698.000.152.3701.20--1038
33Vic DavalilloOF422727
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002202000000.259.310.296606.037.185.2590.00--829
47Andy MessersmithP332212
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002000600100.091.091.136227.045.045.125----323
35Bob WelchP221913
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0003000610300.158.200.158358.000.000.231----323
31Doug RauP301412
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000002200100.143.250.214464.071.214.1671.00--317
34Ken BrettP301103
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0002000200001.273.273.273546.000.000.333----311
56Dave PattersonP22701
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0000010200200.143.143.143286.000-.143.200----19
27Joe BeckwithP245100000000200100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
29Gerry HannahsP26411
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0000000200000.250.250.250500.000.000.500----14
37Bobby CastilloP243000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
36Lerrin LaGrowP30301
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0000000100000.333.333.333666.000.000.500----13
27,21Dennis LewallynP25201
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0000000100000.500.500.5001000.000.0001.000----12
51Terry ForsterP270000000001000000-1.000-1000---0.00--01
Batting Totals206054907391443220241837131064655683423628336145.263.329.412741.149.261.2791.5030.022606165
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
43Rick Sutcliffe2317103.46393051202422171049316971178621.308.070.603.614.351.21
20Don Sutton3412153.82333261112262011099621611464111.168.000.842.435.812.39
46Burt Hooton2911102.97292912100212191857011631296021.208.110.472.675.482.05
41Jerry Reuss307143.543921411131601788863460837031.4910.010.233.384.671.38
49Charlie Hough31754.7742140010015115288801666769181.449.060.953.934.531.15
35Bob Welch22564.0025121010581824236732640031.419.110.783.567.112.00
47Andy Messersmith33244.941111100062553434934263001.447.981.314.943.770.76
31Doug Rau30155.301111110056733733322281041.7011.730.483.544.501.27
56Dave Patterson22415.263600019653623531522340001.5810.530.853.745.771.55
34Ken Brett30433.453000014247522018112130111.369.960.192.302.491.08
27Joe Beckwith24124.38170008237421818415280101.5410.220.973.656.811.87
36Lerrin LaGrow30513.413100018437381614218222101.519.240.494.385.351.22
37Bobby Castillo24201.1319000157242653013250011.639.750.004.889.381.92
51Terry Forster27125.6317000821618111001181001.8110.130.006.194.500.73
29Gerry Hannahs26023.3842002116108621361001.445.631.137.313.380.46
27,21Dennis Lewallyn25015.257000401219870510012.0014.250.003.750.750.20
38Lance Rautzhan26027.2012000101999801152012.008.100.009.904.500.45
Pitching Totals79833.8640216230513234144414257176201015558114411271.378.880.633.465.051.46
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Steve YeagerC1035135697.9840.00
Joe FergusonC673263576.9810.00
Johnny OatesC20641322.9750.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Steve Garvey1B1621402937101.9950.00
Pedro Guerrero1B833210.9720.00
Derrel Thomas1B10000.0000.00
Gary Thomasson1B120001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dave Lopes2B1523413841482.9810.00
Ted Martinez2B182529021.0000.00
Derrel Thomas2B559011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ron Cey3B150123265925.9770.00
Ted Martinez3B234631.7690.00
Derrel Thomas3B18201533.9210.00
Mickey Hatcher3B17112340.8950.00
Pedro Guerrero3B312011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bill RussellSS1502184523070.9570.00
Ted MartinezSS21163424.9620.00
Derrel ThomasSS34410.8890.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dusty BakerOF1502891434.9900.00
Derrel ThomasOF1192691014.9960.00
Gary ThomassonOF100194441.9800.00
Reggie SmithOF62159520.9880.00
Joe FergusonOF5288222.9780.00
Von JoshuaOF4656220.9670.00
Mickey HatcherOF1936110.9740.00
Pedro GuerreroOF12190001.0000.00
Rick MondayOF1027010.9640.00
Vic DavalilloOF320001.0000.00
Manny MotaOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Charlie HoughP4215152610.9691.85
Jerry ReussP3916023531.9252.08
Rick SutcliffeP392421824011.0001.56
Dave PattersonP365365011.0001.87
Don SuttonP33226162412.9761.59
Lerrin LaGrowP313705001.0001.22
Ken BrettP3047714011.0004.02
Burt HootonP292121226031.0001.61
Bob WelchP25812833.7691.11
Bobby CastilloP192413001.0001.49
Joe BeckwithP17375520.8332.43
Terry ForsterP171615001.0003.35
Lance RautzhanP12923001.0004.89
Andy MessersmithP116259011.0002.03
Doug RauP1156210001.0001.93
Dennis LewallynP71214001.0003.72
Gerry HannahsP41603001.0001.69


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