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1979 Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)

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W-L Record: 98-64 .605
Rank: 1st in National League East
Run Differential: 775-643 + 132
Roster Continuity 86.67% 5/26
Manager(s): Chuck Tanner
General Manager: Hardy Peterson
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 1,435,454 18/26
Playoffs: Won World Series (Orioles)
Top Draft Pick: Scott Fiepke (#42) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

#1 Draft Picks

Tim Foli (#1), Joe Coleman (#3), Dale Berra (#20), Rick Rhoden (#20), Steve Nicosia (#24)
National League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9864.605--
9565.5942.0
8676.53112.0
8478.51914.0
8082.49418.0
6399.38935.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
18Omar MorenoOF26   695110196
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12
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8
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6977215110439627.282.333.381714.099.253.3212.0486.9265757
39Dave ParkerOF28   622109193
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45
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7
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25
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9420467101914097.310.380.526906.215.349.3331.5124.9327707
3Phil Garner2B-3B30   54976161
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32
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8
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11
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591785574315236.293.359.441800.148.264.3211.3549.9242612
10Tim FoliSS28   52570153
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1
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65652814901967.291.335.345680.053.109.2950.50525.0181587
8Willie Stargell1B39   42460119
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19
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032
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8201471053120610.281.352.552904.271.380.2972.2313.3234480
28Bill RobinsonOF36   42159111
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6
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24
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7513224811114513.264.302.504806.240.323.2713.3817.5212455
14Ed OttC27   40349110
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5101266208648.273.314.385699.112.174.3052.3857.6155439
34John MilnerOF-1B29   3265290
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4
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16
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6035533716065.276.373.475848.199.356.2650.7020.4155386
6Rennie Stennett2B28   3193176
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2
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024142425062311.238.289.292581.053.119.2561.04--93348
5Bill Madlock3B28   31148102
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442183422182514.328.390.469859.141.293.3310.6544.4146353
16Steve NicosiaC22   1912255
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1302231707105.288.364.435799.147.257.3000.7447.883215
17Lee LacyOF31   1821745
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5
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1561223612031.247.327.412739.165.313.2781.6436.475208
4Dale BerraSS-3B22   1231126
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1500111702225.211.272.325597.114.203.2191.5541.040138
35Manny SanguillenC-1B35   74817
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04002502313.230.247.351598.122.149.2432.50--2680
22Bert BlylevenP28   7019
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00300033001502.129.129.143272.014.014.243----1085
45John CandelariaP25   6809
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0060011800804.132.145.191336.059.074.18018.00--1377
25Bruce KisonP29   5568
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60011900702.145.161.236397.091.109.20019.0055.01363
24Mike EaslerOF28   54815
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110181300000.278.371.444815.167.296.3331.6327.02462
43Don RobinsonP22   49410
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0003003900400.204.250.204454.000.061.2503.00--1056
26Jim BibbyP34   4538
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02
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50002510600.178.196.333529.156.156.333--22.51552
10Frank TaverasSS29   45411
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001210200002.244.244.311555.067.089.256----1445
19Jim RookerP36   3314
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00000011300201.121.147.121268.000.030.20013.00--436
27Kent TekulveP32   1532
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0001001800100.133.188.133321.000.067.2868.00--217
36Matt AlexanderOF32   13167
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011310000000.538.538.6921230.1541.077.538----913
31Eddie WhitsonP24   13100000001500400.000.071.00071.000.077.0005.00--018
15Enrique RomoP31   1202
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0001000200400.167.167.167334.000.000.200----216
23Grant JacksonP36   9000001000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----09
41Joe ColemanP32   501
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000000300000.200.200.400600.200.200.500----25
49Dave RobertsP34   5000001000100010.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
44Dorian Boyland24   3000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
17Dock EllisP34   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
44Rick RhodenP26   101
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00000000000001.0001.0001.0002000.000.0001.000----11
37Alberto Lois23   0600000110000000-----------00
Batting Totals2188566177515412645214871018066483855321029856113.272.326.416742.143.249.2961.7738.323536298
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
22Bert Blyleven28   1253.6137374000237.12381029521921729061.399.040.803.496.531.87
45John Candelaria25   1493.2233308020207.0201837425411012031.178.741.091.784.392.46
25Bruce Kison29   1373.1933253120172.1157706113451055041.178.220.682.355.492.33
43Don Robinson22   883.8629254010160.217174691252966141.399.560.672.915.371.85
26Jim Bibby34   1242.8034174120137.211051439471035041.147.170.593.076.722.19
27Kent Tekulve32   1082.75940006731134.11094641549754021.187.320.343.295.041.53
15Enrique Romo31   1053.0084000255129.1122504311431066631.288.510.773.007.402.47
19Jim Rooker36   474.5919171000103.210658531139446001.399.170.953.383.811.13
23Grant Jackson36   852.9672000291482.0673227935393121.247.350.993.844.281.11
31Eddie Whitson24   234.34197004157.2533628636312111.538.220.935.594.810.86
49Dave Roberts34   523.23213005138.2471814112150001.5110.850.232.773.461.25
41Joe Coleman32   006.00100002020.229171419143011.8112.430.433.866.001.56
17Dock Ellis34   002.573100007.09221211001.5711.571.292.571.290.50
44Rick Rhoden26   017.201100005.05440220001.409.000.003.603.601.00
Batting Totals98643.424891632421395214931424643568125504904529301.298.580.753.045.451.79
PlayerAgePC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDHP %C %1B %2B %3B %SS %LF %CF %RF %OF %POAE
Matt Alexander32000001000110------------------1.000810
Dale Berra220000222200000--------.879.940--------438612
Jim Bibby343400000000001.000------------------5120
Bert Blyleven283700000000001.000------------------14200
John Candelaria253300000000001.000------------------2360
Joe Coleman32100000000000.500------------------101
Mike Easler2800000000040--------------------000
Dock Ellis34300000000001.000------------------010
Tim Foli280000013200000----------.978--------25540415
Phil Garner3000083781400000------.981.936.968--------23439622
Grant Jackson367200000000001.000------------------290
Bruce Kison29330000000000.976------------------10301
Lee Lacy31000500000410------.923----------.9737783
Bill Madlock28000085000000--------.969----------631537
John Milner290048000000640----.989------------.958367208
Omar Moreno260000000001620------------------.9754901113
Steve Nicosia22065000000000--.991----------------320253
Ed Ott270116000000000--.994----------------612534
Dave Parker280000000001580------------------.9603411515
Rick Rhoden26100000000001.000------------------110
Dave Roberts34210000000000.909------------------191
Bill Robinson3600280300001250----1.000------------.982394193
Don Robinson22290000000000.895------------------7102
Enrique Romo31840000000000.972------------------10251
Jim Rooker36190000000000.913------------------8132
Manny Sanguillen3508500000000--.9471.000--------------6762
Willie Stargell390011300000000----.997--------------949473
Rennie Stennett280001020000000------.974------------17228212
Frank Taveras29000001100000----------.935--------17263
Kent Tekulve32940000000010.972----------------1.0008281
Eddie Whitson241900000000001.000------------------260


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