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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
Roster Continuity 79.43% 13/26
Manager(s): Tom Lasorda
General Manager: Al Campanis
Location: Los Angeles, California
Ballpark: Dodger Stadium
Attendance: 2,860,954 1/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
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
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1979 Los Angeles Dodgers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    12Dusty BakerOF6-2200R-R301968ATL: 1967-26-504MLB--
    27Joe BeckwithP6-3200L-R241979LAN: 1977-2-46MLB--
    34Ken BrettP5-11195L-L301967BOS: 1966-1-4MLB--
    37Bobby CastilloP5-10170R-R241977KCA: 1974-6-113MLB--
    10Ron Cey3B5-9185R-R311971LAN: 1968-3-53MLB--
    33Vic DavalilloOF5-7155L-L421963Not draftedMLB--
    13Joe FergusonC-OF6-2200R-R321970LAN: 1968-8-161MLB--
    51Terry ForsterP6-3210L-L271971CHA: 1970-2-30MLB--
    6Steve Garvey1B5-10189R-R301969LAN: 1968-1-13MLB--
    57Pedro GuerreroOF-3B6-0195R-R231978UDFAMLB--
    29Gerry HannahsP6-3210L-L261976Not draftedMLB--
    44Mickey HatcherOF-1B6-2202R-R241979LAN: 1977-5-124MLB--
    46Burt HootonP6-1210R-R291971CHN: 1971-1-2MLB--
    49Charlie HoughP6-2190R-R311970LAN: 1966-8-159MLB--
    14Von JoshuaOF5-10170L-L311969SFN: 1967-1-17MLB--
    36Lerrin LaGrowP6-5220R-R301970DET: 1969-6-139MLB--
    27,21Dennis LewallynP6-4200R-R251975LAN: 1972-1-8MLB--
    15Dave Lopes2B5-9170R-R341972LAN: 1968-2-26MLB--
    23Ted MartinezSS-2B6-0165R-R311970Not draftedMLB--
    47Andy MessersmithP6-1200R-R331968CAL: 1966-1-12MLB--
    16Rick MondayOF6-3200L-L331966KC1: 1965-1-1MLB--
    11Manny MotaOF5-11168R-R411962Not draftedMLB--
    5Johnny OatesC5-11185L-R331970BAL: 1967-1-10MLB--
    56Dave PattersonP6-0170R-R221979LAN: 1976-2-44MLB--
    31Doug RauP6-2175L-L301972LAN: 1970-1-7MLB--
    38Lance RautzhanP6-1195R-L261977LAN: 1970-3-57MLB--
    41Jerry ReussP6-5217L-L301969SLN: 1967-2-30MLB--
    18Bill RussellSS6-0175R-R301969LAN: 1966-9-179MLB--
    8Reggie SmithOF6-0195B-R341966Not draftedMLB--
    43Rick SutcliffeP6-7215R-R231976LAN: 1974-1-21MLB--
    20Don SuttonP6-1185R-R341966Not draftedMLB--
    1,3Derrel Thomas2B-OF6-0160B-R281971HOU: 1969-1-1MLB--
    9Gary ThomassonOF-1B6-1180L-L271972SFN: 1969-7-162MLB--
    35Bob WelchP6-3190R-R221978LAN: 1977-1-20MLB--
    7Steve YeagerC6-0190R-R301972LAN: 1967-4-80MLB--

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