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1979 New York Yankees (MLB)

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W-L Record: 89-71 .556
Rank: 4th in American League East
Run Differential: 734-672 + 62
Roster Continuity 86.86% 4/26
Manager(s): Billy Martin, Bob Lemon
General Manager: Cedric Tallis (1979-11-02), Gene Michael
Location: Bronx, New York
Ballpark: Yankee Stadium I
Attendance: 2,537,765 3/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Todd Demeter (#51) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Tom Morgan
Assistant Coach: Jim Hegan
Bench Coach: Yogi Berra
Bullpen Coach: Dom Scala
Bullpen Coach: Jeff Torborg
First Base Coach: Jeff Torborg
Hitting Coach: Charlie Lau
Pitching Coach: Art Fowler
Third Base Coach: Mike Ferraro

#1 Draft Picks

Reggie Jackson (#2), Thurman Munson (#4), Don Hood (#17), Bruce Robinson (#21)
American League East 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 New York Yankees season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    19Rick AndersonP6-2210R-R251979PIT: 1972-1-4MLB--
    45Jim BeattieP6-6220R-R241978NYA: 1975-4-91MLB--
    26Juan BeniquezOF5-11165R-R291971Not draftedMLB--
    2Paul BlairOF6-0171R-R351964Not draftedMLB--
    58Bobby BrownOF6-1205B-R251979BAL: 1972-11-264MLB--
    53Ray BurrisP6-5200R-R281973CHN: 1972-17-399MLB--
    10Chris Chambliss1B6-1212L-R301971CLE: 1970-1-1MLB--
    43Ken ClayP6-3195R-R251977NYA: 1972-2-38MLB--
    39Ron DavisP6-4207R-R231978CHN: 1976-3-56MLB--
    20Bucky DentSS5-11181R-R271973SLN: 1970-1-6MLB--
    18Brian Doyle2B-SS5-10160L-R241978TEX: 1972-4-76MLB--
    31Ed FigueroaP6-1190R-R301974Not draftedMLB--
    17Oscar GambleOF5-11165L-R291969CHN: 1968-16-363MLB--
    59Damaso Garcia2B6-0185R-R221978Not draftedMLB--
    54Rich GossageP6-3217R-R271972CHA: 1970-9-204MLB--
    52Mike GriffinP6-5197R-R221979TEX: 1976-3-60MLB--
    49Ron GuidryP5-11160L-L281975NYA: 1971-3-67MLB--
    27Brad GuldenC5-11180L-R231978LAN: 1975-17-408MLB--
    46Don HoodP6-2180L-L291973BAL: 1969-1-17MLB--
    29Catfish HunterP6-0195R-R331965Not draftedMLB--
    44Reggie JacksonOF6-0200L-L331967KC1: 1966-1-2MLB--
    25Tommy JohnP6-3185R-L361963Not draftedMLB--
    41Cliff Johnson1B-C6-4225R-R311972HOU: 1966-5-83MLB--
    27Jay JohnstoneOF6-1175L-R331966Not draftedMLB--
    2,27Darryl JonesOF5-10175R-R281979NYA: 1972-5-110MLB--
    36Jim KaatP6-4217L-L401959Not draftedMLB--
    53Bob KammeyerP6-4210R-R281978NYA: 1972-21-492MLB--
    36,55Paul MirabellaP6-2196L-L251978TEX: 1976-1-21MLB--
    15Thurman MunsonC5-11191R-R321969NYA: 1968-1-4MLB--
    2Bobby MurcerOF5-11180L-R331965Not draftedMLB--
    38Jerry NarronC6-3205L-R231979NYA: 1974-6-132MLB--
    9Graig Nettles3B6-0185L-R341967MIN: 1965-4-74MLB--
    14Lou PiniellaOF6-2199R-R351964Not draftedMLB--
    34Len Randle3B-2B5-10169B-R301971WS2: 1970-1-10MLB--
    30Willie Randolph2B5-11171R-R241975PIT: 1972-7-167MLB--
    56Dave RighettiP6-4210L-L201979TEX: 1977-1-9MLB--
    17Mickey RiversOF5-10165L-L301970WS2: 1969-1-8MLB--
    47,58Bruce RobinsonC6-1185L-R251978OAK: 1975-1-21MLB--
    41George Scott1B6-2215R-R351966Not draftedMLB--
    50Roger SlagleP6-3190R-R251979SDN: 1976-4-75MLB--
    12Jim Spencer1B6-2195L-L311968SE1: 1969-42-909MLB--
    57Roy Staiger3B6-0195R-R291975NYN: 1970-1-24MLB--
    11Fred StanleySS-2B5-10167R-R311969HOU: 1966-8-143MLB--
    23Luis TiantP5-11190R-R381964Not draftedMLB--
    19Dick TidrowP6-4213R-R321972CLE: 1967-4-76MLB--
    24Dennis Werth1B-OF6-1200R-R261979NYA: 1974-19-437MLB--
    6Roy WhiteOF5-10172B-R351965Not draftedMLB--

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