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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
Roster Continuity 70.47% 20/26
Manager(s): Jim Marshall
General Manager: Charlie Finley
Location: Oakland, California
Ballpark: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 306,763 26/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
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
  • 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 Oakland Athletics season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    11Tony ArmasCF-OF6-1224R-R251976Not draftedMLB--
    23Derek BryantOF5-11185R-R271979OAK: 1973-8-191MLB--
    14Glenn BurkeOF6-0195R-R261976LAN: 1972-17-401MLB--
    16Dave Chalk3B-SS5-10175R-R281973CAL: 1972-1-10MLB--
    19Miguel DiloneOF6-0160B-R241974Not draftedMLB--
    7Mike Edwards2B5-10154R-R261977PIT: 1974-7-155MLB--
    18Jim EssianC6-2195R-R281973Not draftedMLB--
    10Wayne Gross3B6-2210L-R271976OAK: 1973-9-215MLB--
    3Mario GuerreroSS5-10155R-R291973Not draftedMLB--
    33Dave HamiltonP6-0190L-L311972KC1: 1966-5-82MLB--
    48Mike HeathC5-11190R-R241978NYA: 1973-2-37MLB--
    60Dave HeaverloP6-1210R-R281975SFN: 1973-1-23MLB--
    35Rickey HendersonLF-OF5-10190R-L201979OAK: 1976-4-96MLB--
    38John Henry JohnsonP6-2190L-L221978SFN: 1974-15-355MLB--
    27Matt KeoughP6-3190R-R231977OAK: 1973-7-167MLB--
    50Brian KingmanP6-2200R-R241979CAL: 1973-12-271MLB--
    12Mickey Klutts3B5-11189R-R241976NYA: 1972-4-86MLB--
    34Bob LaceyP6-5200R-L251977OAK: 1972-10-140MLB--
    22Rick LangfordP6-0180R-R271976UDFAMLB--
    54Steve McCattyP6-3205R-R251977Not draftedMLB--
    32Craig MinettoP6-0185L-L251978LAN: 1973-3-60MLB--
    15Mike MorganP6-2220R-R191978OAK: 1978-1-4MLB--
    21Dwayne MurphyOF6-1185L-R241978OAK: 1973-15-359MLB--
    20Larry MurrayOF5-11179B-R261974NYA: 1971-5-117MLB--
    5Jeff NewmanC-1B6-2218R-R301976CLE: 1970-26-608MLB--
    17Mike NorrisP6-2175R-R241975OAK: 1973-1-24MLB--
    6Mitchell PageOF6-2205L-R271977PIT: 1973-3-72MLB--
    8Rob PiccioloSS-2B6-2185R-R261977OAK: 1975-1-4MLB--
    31Milt Ramirez3B-2B5-9150R-R291970Not draftedMLB--
    24Dave Revering1B6-4210L-R261978CIN: 1971-7-172MLB--
    28Jim ToddP6-2190L-R311974HOU: 1971-19-451MLB--
    9,43Joe WallisOF5-10195B-R271975CHN: 1973-6-136MLB--
    30Alan WirthP6-4190R-R221978SFN: 1974-3-67MLB--

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