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1979 Philadelphia Phillies (MLB)

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W-L Record: 84-78 .519
Rank: 4th in National League East
Run Differential: 683-718 -35
Roster Continuity 79.09% 14/26
Manager(s): Danny Ozark, Dallas Green
General Manager: Paul Owens
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: Veterans Stadium
Attendance: 2,775,011 2/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Kyle Money (#46) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Bobby Tiefenauer
First Base Coach: Bobby Wine
Hitting Coach: Tony Taylor
Pitching Coach: Herman Starrette
Third Base Coach: Billy DeMars

#1 Draft Picks

Lonnie Smith (#3), Larry Christenson (#3), Mike Anderson (#6), Greg Luzinski (#11), Dave Rader (#18), Dan Larson (#21)
National 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 Philadelphia Phillies season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    22Mike AndersonOF6-2200R-R281971PHI: 1969-1-6MLB--
    16Ramon Aviles2B-SS5-9155R-R271977Not draftedMLB--
    43Doug BirdP6-4180R-R291973SE1: 1969-8-152MLB--
    8Bob BooneC6-2207R-R311972PHI: 1969-6-126MLB--
    10Larry BowaSS5-10155B-R331970Not draftedMLB--
    40Warren BrusstarP6-3200R-R271977PHI: 1974-4-67MLB--
    1Jose CardenalOF5-10150R-R351963Not draftedMLB--
    32Steve CarltonP6-5210L-L341965Not draftedMLB--
    38Larry ChristensonP6-4215R-R251973PHI: 1972-1-3MLB--
    49Rawly EastwickP6-3180R-R281974CIN: 1969-3-62MLB--
    35Nino EspinosaP6-1192R-R251974Not draftedMLB--
    23Greg GrossOF5-11175L-L261973HOU: 1970-4-80MLB--
    14Bud HarrelsonSS5-11160B-R351965UDFAMLB--
    39Jim KaatP6-4217L-L401959Not draftedMLB--
    34Jack KucekP6-2200R-R261974CHA: 1974-2-32MLB--
    48Dan LarsonP6-0180R-R241976SLN: 1972-1-21MLB--
    47Randy LerchP6-5190L-L241975PHI: 1973-8-170MLB--
    41Jim LonborgP6-5210R-R371965Not draftedMLB--
    19Greg LuzinskiOF6-1225R-R281970PHI: 1968-1-11MLB--
    17Pete Mackanin2B-SS6-2190R-R271973WS2: 1969-4-73MLB--
    31Garry MaddoxOF6-3184R-R291972SFN: 1968-2-38MLB--
    21Bake McBrideOF6-2190L-R301973SLN: 1970-37-811MLB--
    11Tim McCarverC6-1195L-R371959Not draftedMLB--
    45Tug McGrawP6-0185R-L341965Not draftedMLB--
    18Rudy MeoliSS-3B5-9165L-R281971CAL: 1969-4-77MLB--
    34Keith MorelandOF-3B6-0200R-R251978PHI: 1975-7-156MLB--
    48Dickie NolesP6-2190R-R221979PHI: 1975-4-84MLB--
    26John PoffOF-1B6-2190L-L261979Not draftedMLB--
    6Dave RaderC5-11165L-R301971SFN: 1967-1-18MLB--
    42Ron ReedP6-6215R-R361966Not draftedMLB--
    14Pete RoseOF-1B5-11203B-R381963Not draftedMLB--
    44Dick RuthvenP6-3190R-R281973PHI: 1973-1-1MLB--
    33Kevin SaucierP6-1196R-L221978PHI: 1974-2-27MLB--
    20Mike Schmidt3B6-2203R-R291972PHI: 1971-2-30MLB--
    27Lonnie SmithLF-OF5-9170R-R231978PHI: 1974-1-3MLB--
    9Manny Trillo2B6-1164R-R281973Not draftedMLB--
    25Del UnserOF6-1180L-L341968PIT: 1966-4-59MLB--
    18John Vukovich3B6-1190R-R311970PHI: 1966-1-10MLB--

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