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1979 OAKLAND ATHLETICS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Oakland,CA
Team Record:  54-108   .333
Result:   7th in American League - West Division
Manager(s):  Jim Marshall
General Manager:   Charlie Finley
Stadium:  Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance:  306,763
Playoffs:  -

Oakland Athletics affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Jim Todd (31)
Youngest Player:  Mike Morgan (19)
Longest Tenure:  Mike Norris (5)
Top Hitter:  Wayne Gross (43)
Top Pitcher:  Rick Langford (32)
Top Draft Pick:  Juan Bustabad (#5)

Roster Continuity:  70.47%
American League Standings
WestWLPctGB
California8874.543--
KC Royals8577.5253.0
Texas8379.5125.0
Minnesota8280.5066.0
Chi White Sox7387.45614.0
Seattle6795.41421.0
Oakland54108.33334.0

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
11Tony ArmasCF-OFMLB6-1224RightRight7/12/195325Anzoategui,Venezuela1971UDFA PIT

23Derek BryantOFMLB5-11185RightRight10/9/195127Lexington,Kentucky19738191OAK
14Glenn BurkeOFMLB6-0195RightRight11/16/195226Oakland,California197217401LAD
16Dave Chalk3B-SSMLB5-10175RightRight8/30/195028Del Rio,Texas1972110CAL
19Miguel DiloneOFMLB6-0160BothRight11/1/195424Santiago,Dominican Republic1972UDFA PIT
7Mike Edwards2BMLB5-10154RightRight8/27/195226Fort Lewis,Washington19747155PIT
18Jim EssianCMLB6-2195RightRight1/2/195128Detroit,Michigan1970UDFA PHI
10Wayne Gross3BMLB6-2210LeftRight1/14/195227Riverside,California19739215OAK
3Mario GuerreroSSMLB5-10155RightRight9/28/194929Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic1968UDFA NYY
33Dave HamiltonPMLB6-0190LeftLeft12/13/194731Seattle,Washington1966582Kca
48Mike HeathCMLB5-11190RightRight2/5/195524Tampa,Florida1973237NYY
60Dave HeaverloPMLB6-1210RightRight8/25/195028Ellensburg,Washington1973123SF
35Rickey HendersonLF-OFMLB5-10190RightLeft12/25/195820Chicago,Illinois1976496OAK
38John Henry JohnsonPMLB6-2190LeftLeft8/21/195622Houston,Texas197415353SF
27Matt KeoughPMLB6-3190RightRight7/3/195523Pomona,California19737167OAK
50Brian KingmanPMLB6-2200RightRight7/27/195424Los Angeles,California197312271CAL
12Mickey Klutts3BMLB5-11189RightRight9/20/195424Montebello,California1972486NYY
34Bob LaceyPMLB6-5200RightLeft8/25/195325Mesa,Arizona197210140OAK
22Rick LangfordPMLB6-0180RightRight3/20/195227Farmville,Virginia197236733CLE
54Steve McCattyPMLB6-3205RightRight3/20/195425Detroit,Michigan1973UDFA OAK
32Craig MinettoPMLB6-0185LeftLeft4/25/195425Stockton,California1973360LAD
15Mike MorganPMLB6-2220RightRight10/8/195919Tulare,California197814OAK
21Dwayne MurphyOFMLB6-1185LeftRight3/19/195524Merced,California197315359OAK
20Larry MurrayOFMLB5-11179BothRight4/1/195326Chicago,Illinois19715113NYY
5Jeff NewmanC-1BMLB6-2218RightRight9/11/194830Fort Worth,Texas197026601CLE
17Mike NorrisPMLB6-2175RightRight3/19/195524San Francisco,California1973124OAK
6Mitchell PageOFMLB6-2205LeftRight10/15/195127Los Angeles,California1973372PIT
8Rob PiccioloSS-2BMLB6-2185RightRight2/4/195326Santa Monica,California197514OAK
31Milt Ramirez3B-2BMLB5-9150RightRight4/2/195029Mayaguez,Puerto Rico1968UDFA BAL
24Dave Revering1BMLB6-4210LeftRight2/12/195326Roseville,California19717166CIN
28Jim ToddPMLB6-2190LeftRight9/21/194731Lancaster,Pennsylvania197119442HOU
9,43Joe WallisOFMLB5-10195BothRight1/9/195227East St. Louis,Illinois19736136CHC
30Alan WirthPMLB6-4190RightRight12/8/195622Mesa,Arizona1974367SF
Team PersonnelPosition 
Charlie FinleyGeneral Manager 
Jim MarshallManager 
George MitterwaldBullpen Coach 
Monte MooreBroadcaster 
Hal RameyBroadcaster 
Red RushBroadcaster 
Jim SaulAssistant Coach 
Lee StangePitching Coach 
Paul TavaresScout 
Wayne WalkerBroadcaster 
Lee WallsFirst Base Coach 


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