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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
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), Rick Rhoden (#20), Dale Berra (#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
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
36Matt AlexanderOF3213167
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01
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011310000000.538.538.6921230.1541.077.538----913
4Dale BerraSS-3B221231126
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5
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03
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1500111702225.211.272.325597.114.203.2191.5541.040138
26Jim BibbyP344538
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1
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02
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50002510600.178.178.333511.156.156.333--22.51551
22Bert BlylevenP287019
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1
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00300033001502.129.129.143272.014.014.243----1085
44Dorian Boyland243000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
45John CandelariaP256809
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0060011800804.132.145.191336.059.074.18018.00--1377
41Joe ColemanP32501
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1
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000000300000.200.200.400600.200.200.500----25
24Mike EaslerOF2854815
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110181300000.278.371.444815.167.296.3331.6227.02462
17Dock EllisP341000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
10Tim FoliSS2852570153
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65652814901967.291.324.345669.053.109.2950.50525.0181578
3Phil Garner2B-3B3054976161
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591785574315236.293.356.441797.148.264.3211.3549.9242609
23Grant JacksonP369000001000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----09
25Bruce KisonP295568
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60011900702.145.161.236397.091.109.20019.0055.01363
17Lee LacyOF311821745
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1561223612031.247.324.412736.165.313.2781.6436.475207
37Alberto Lois230600000110000000.000.091.00091.000.100.000----00
5Bill Madlock3B2831148102
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442183422182514.328.389.469858.141.293.3310.6544.4146352
34John MilnerOF-1B293265290
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4
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16
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6035533716065.276.371.475846.199.356.2650.7020.4155385
18Omar MorenoOF26695110196
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12
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6977215110439627.282.330.381711.099.253.3212.0486.9265754
16Steve NicosiaC221912255
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1302231707105.288.364.435799.147.257.3000.7447.883215
14Ed OttC2740349110
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5101266208648.273.314.385699.112.174.3052.3857.6155439
39Dave ParkerOF28622109193
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9420467101914097.310.372.526898.215.349.3331.5124.9327698
44Rick RhodenP26101
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00000000000001.0001.0001.0002000.000.0001.000----11
49Dave RobertsP345000001000100010.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
28Bill RobinsonOF3642159111
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7513224811114513.264.300.504804.240.323.2713.3717.5212454
43Don RobinsonP2249410
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0003003900400.204.250.204454.000.061.2503.00--1056
15Enrique RomoP311202
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0001000200400.167.167.167334.000.000.200----216
19Jim RookerP363314
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00000011300201.121.147.121268.000.030.20013.00--436
35Manny SanguillenC-1B3574817
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04002502313.230.247.351598.122.149.2432.50--2680
8Willie Stargell1B3942460119
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8201471053120610.281.348.552900.271.380.2972.2313.3234477
6Rennie Stennett2B283193176
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024142425062311.238.289.292581.053.119.2561.04--93348
10Frank TaverasSS2945411
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001210200002.244.244.311555.067.089.256----1445
27Kent TekulveP321532
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0001001800100.133.187.133320.000.067.2868.00--217
31Eddie WhitsonP2413100000001500400.000.071.00071.000.077.0005.00--018
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BBBABIP
26Jim Bibby1242.803417412013711051439471035041.147.170.593.076.722.19-.902
27Kent Tekulve1082.759400067311341094641549754021.187.320.343.295.041.53-1.300
19Jim Rooker474.591917100010310658531139446001.399.170.953.383.811.13-1.727
15Enrique Romo1053.0084000255129122504311431066631.288.510.773.007.402.47-.949
43Don Robinson883.862925401016017174691252966141.399.560.672.915.371.85-1.472
49Dave Roberts523.23213005138471814112150001.5110.850.232.773.461.25--
44Rick Rhoden017.2011000055440220001.409.000.003.603.601.00-2.500
25Bruce Kison1373.1933253120172157706113451055041.178.220.682.355.492.33-1.220
23Grant Jackson852.9672000291482673227935393121.247.350.993.844.281.11-1.208
17Dock Ellis002.5731000079221211001.5711.571.292.571.290.50--
41Joe Coleman006.0010000202029171419143011.8112.430.433.866.001.56-1.867
45John Candelaria1493.2233308020207201837425411012031.178.741.091.784.392.46-1.397
22Bert Blyleven1253.61373740002372381029521921729061.399.040.803.496.531.87-1.124
31Eddie Whitson234.34197004157533628636312111.538.220.935.594.810.86-1.270


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