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1979 Oakland Athletics (MLB)

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W-L Record: 54-108 .333
Rank: 7th in American League West
Run Differential: 573-860 -287
Manager(s): Jim Marshall
General Manager: Charlie Finley
Location: Oakland, California
Ballpark: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 306,763 26/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Juan Bustabad (#5) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Jim Saul
Bullpen Coach: George Mitterwald
First Base Coach: Lee Walls
Pitching Coach: Lee Stange

#1 Draft Picks

Mike Morgan (#4), Dave Chalk (#10)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8874.543--
8577.5253.0
8379.5125.0
8280.5066.0
7387.45614.0
6795.41421.0
54108.33334.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
5Jeff NewmanC-1B3051653119
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2
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22
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71212788122617.231.267.399666.169.223.2353.2623.5206552
6Mitchell PageDH2747851118
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11
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2
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9
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421716529335339.247.323.335658.088.199.2881.7953.1160539
24Dave Revering1B2647263136
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5
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19
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7714346515156.288.334.483817.195.261.2981.9124.8228513
10Wayne Gross3B274425499
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1
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14
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5043726219338.224.332.367699.143.308.2300.8631.6162521
7Mike Edwards2B264003593
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12
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2
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231061537204111.233.263.280543.048.095.2532.47400.0112422
21Dwayne MurphyOF243885799
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10
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4
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11
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40151184801613310.255.387.387774.131.358.2930.9535.3150489
35Rickey HendersonOF203514996
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3
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263311343920834.274.338.336674.063.222.3031.15351.0118398
8Rob PiccioloSS263483788
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2721345111109.253.261.328589.075.086.28615.00174.0114363
18Jim EssianC283133476
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40012529213912.243.295.371666.128.204.2391.1639.1116352
11Tony ArmasOF252782969
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3410166712026.248.290.421711.173.234.2874.1925.3117297
48Mike HeathOF242581966
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27101718313514.256.304.322626.066.136.2601.0686.083286
20Larry MurrayOF262262542
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2066283401612.186.275.279554.093.217.2091.21113.063261
16Dave Chalk2B282121547
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1321291410716.222.317.278595.057.198.2280.48106.059250
3Mario GuerreroSS291661238
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0018016700325.229.253.259512.030.060.2361.17--43177
23Derek BryantOF27106819
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01300101001224.179.246.217463.038.132.1941.00--23120
19Miguel DiloneOF24911517
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6656700202.187.237.275512.088.165.1931.1791.02599
14Glenn BurkeOF2689419
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043141001103.213.247.258505.045.112.2412.50--2394
9,43Joe WallisOF2778611
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310101811201.141.247.205452.064.205.1691.8078.01691
12Mickey KluttsSS-2B2473314
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40172000001.192.263.288551.096.178.2502.8673.02180
31Milt Ramirez3B-2B2962410
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03003800101.161.200.210410.048.097.1852.67--1366
60Dave HeaverloP281000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals168453485731276188321085411046948275120367546131.239.299.346645.108.204.2581.5649.518525951
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
22Rick Langford2712164.27342914100218233114104225710116141.329.580.902.344.151.77
54Steve McCatty2511124.21312380401852071068717808720101.5410.020.823.874.211.09
27Matt Keough232175.03302871201762201159918789513071.6811.190.923.974.831.22
17Mike Norris24584.8129183030146146877811949610191.649.000.685.795.921.02
32Craig Minetto25155.5736130012011813185731658642131.609.991.224.424.881.10
50Brian Kingman24874.3018175110112113595410335810031.299.000.802.634.621.76
60Dave Heaverlo284114.196200042985974240742400141.6210.150.734.404.190.95
38John Henry Johnson22284.3414131000848945411336501011.479.421.383.815.291.39
33Dave Hamilton31343.694071016582804234543522011.488.670.544.665.641.21
28Jim Todd31256.56510002128110866591251265021.9612.001.335.672.890.51
15Mike Morgan192105.9613132000771025751750177031.9711.920.825.841.990.34
34Bob Lacey25155.814200020447663431724334011.8812.381.314.506.191.38
30Alan Wirth22106.005100001214882870011.8310.501.506.005.250.88
Pitching Totals541084.784051624131212014291606860759147654726724491.5810.110.934.124.571.11


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