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1979 LOS ANGELES DODGERS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Los Angeles,CA
Team Record:  79-83   .488
Result:   3rd in National League - West Division
Manager(s):  Tom Lasorda
General Manager:   Al Campanis
Stadium:  Dodger Stadium
Attendance:  2,860,954
Playoffs:  -

Los Angeles Dodgers affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Vic Davalillo (42)
Youngest Player:  Bob Welch (22)
Longest Tenure:  Don Sutton (14)
Top Hitter:  Steve Garvey (6)
Top Pitcher:  Don Sutton (8)
Top Draft Pick:  Steve Howe (#16)

Roster Continuity:  79.43%
National League Standings
WestWLPctGB
Cincinnati9071.559--
Houston8973.5491.5
LA Dodgers7983.48811.5
SF Giants7191.43819.5
San Diego6893.42222.0
Atlanta6694.41323.5

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
12Dusty BakerOFMLB6-2200RightRight6/15/194930Riverside,California196726503ATL

27Joe BeckwithPMLB6-3200LeftRight1/28/195524Opelika,Alabama1977246LAD
34Ken BrettPMLB5-11195LeftLeft9/18/194830Brooklyn,New York196614BOS
37Bobby CastilloPMLB5-10170RightRight4/18/195524Los Angeles,California19746113KC
10Ron Cey3BMLB5-9185RightRight2/15/194831Tacoma,Washington1968353LAD
33Vic DavalilloOFMLB5-7155LeftLeft7/31/193642Cabimas,Venezuela1958UDFA CLE
13Joe FergusonC-OFMLB6-2200RightRight9/19/194632San Francisco,California19688161LAD
51Terry ForsterPMLB6-3210LeftLeft1/14/195227Sioux Falls,South Dakota1970230CHW
6Steve Garvey1BMLB5-10189RightRight12/22/194830Tampa,Florida1968113LAD
57Pedro GuerreroOF-3BMLB6-0195RightRight6/29/195623San Pedro de Macoris,Dominican Republic1973UDFA CLE
29Gerry HannahsPMLB6-3210LeftLeft3/6/195326Binghamton,New York1978UDFA MTL
44Mickey HatcherOF-1BMLB6-2202RightRight3/15/195524Cleveland,Ohio19775124LAD
46Burt HootonPMLB6-1210RightRight2/7/195029Greenville,Texas197112CHC
49Charlie HoughPMLB6-2190RightRight1/5/194831Honolulu,Hawaii19668159LAD
14Von JoshuaOFMLB5-10170LeftLeft5/1/194831Oakland,California1967117SF
36Lerrin LaGrowPMLB6-5220RightRight7/8/194830Phoenix,Arizona19696137DET
27,21Dennis LewallynPMLB6-4200RightRight8/11/195325Pensacola,Florida197218LAD
15Dave Lopes2BMLB5-9170RightRight5/3/194534East Providence,Rhode Island1968226LAD
23Ted MartinezSS-2BMLB6-0165RightRight12/10/194731Barahona,Dominican Republic1967UDFA NYM
47Andy MessersmithPMLB6-1200RightRight8/6/194533Toms River,New Jersey1966112CAL
16Rick MondayOFMLB6-3200LeftLeft11/20/194533Batesville,Mississippi196511Kca
11Manny MotaOFMLB5-11168RightRight2/18/193841Santo Domingo,Dominican RepublicUDFA 
5Johnny OatesCMLB5-11185LeftRight1/21/194633Sylva,North Carolina1967110BAL
56Dave PattersonPMLB6-0170RightRight7/25/195622Springfield,Missouri1976244LAD
31Doug RauPMLB6-2175LeftLeft12/15/194830Columbus,Texas197017LAD
38Lance RautzhanPMLB6-1195RightLeft8/20/195226Pottsville,Pennsylvania1970357LAD
41Jerry ReussPMLB6-5217LeftLeft6/19/194930St. Louis,Missouri1967230STL
18Bill RussellSSMLB6-0175RightRight10/21/194830Pittsburg,Kansas19669179LAD
8Reggie SmithOFMLB6-0195BothRight4/2/194534Shreveport,Louisiana1963UDFA MIN
43Rick SutcliffePMLB6-7215RightRight6/21/195623Independence,Missouri1974121LAD
20Don SuttonPMLB6-1185RightRight4/2/194534Clio,Alabama1964UDFA LAD
1,3Derrel Thomas2B-OFMLB6-0160BothRight1/14/195128Los Angeles,California196911HOU
9Gary ThomassonOF-1BMLB6-1180LeftLeft7/29/195127San Diego,California19697160SF
35Bob WelchPMLB6-3190RightRight11/3/195622Detroit,Michigan1977120LAD
7Steve YeagerCMLB6-0190RightRight11/24/194830Huntington,West Virginia1967480LAD
Team PersonnelPosition 
Red AdamsPitching Coach 
Monty BasgallFirst Base Coach 
Mike BritoScout 
Al CampanisGeneral Manager 
Mark CresseBullpen Coach 
Jerry DoggettBroadcaster 
Preston GomezThird Base Coach 
Dick HagerScout 
Gail HenleyScout 
Rudy HoyosBroadcaster 
Jaime JarrinBroadcaster 
Dale JonesScout 
Tom LasordaManager 
Jim LefebvreHitting Coach 
Dale McReynoldsScout 
Ross PorterBroadcaster 
Vin ScullyBroadcaster 


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