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1979 San Diego Padres (MLB)

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W-L Record: 68-93 .422
Rank: 5th in National League West
Run Differential: 603-681 -78
Roster Continuity 76.69% 16/26
Manager(s): Roger Craig
General Manager: Bob Fontaine
Location: San Diego, California
Ballpark: San Diego Stadium
Attendance: 1,456,967 16/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Jody Lansford (#14) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Doug Rader
Assistant Coach: Don Williams
Assistant Coach: Whitey Wietelmann
Hitting Coach: Billy Herman
Pitching Coach: Chuck Estrada

#1 Draft Picks

Bill Almon (#1), Dave Winfield (#4), Bob Owchinko (#5), Brian Greer (#8), Paul Dade (#10), John D'Acquisto (#17)
National 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 San Diego Padres season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    6Bill AlmonSS-3B6-3190R-R261974SDN: 1974-1-1MLB--
    7Kurt Bevacqua3B-2B6-1185R-R321971ATL: 1967-6-102MLB--
    24Dan Briggs1B-OF6-0180L-L261975CAL: 1970-2-34MLB--
    16John D'AcquistoP6-2205R-R271973SFN: 1970-1-17MLB--
    4Paul DadeOF-3B6-0195R-R271975CAL: 1970-1-10MLB--
    33Juan EichelbergerP6-3205R-R251978SDN: 1975-1-19MLB--
    8Barry Evans3B-2B6-1180R-R221978SDN: 1977-2-34MLB--
    3Bill FaheyC6-0200L-R291971WS2: 1970-1-1MLB--
    34Rollie FingersP6-4195R-R321968Not draftedMLB--
    30Tim Flannery2B-3B5-11175L-R211979SDN: 1978-6-135MLB--
    13Fernando Gonzalez2B-3B5-10170R-R291972Not draftedMLB--
    9Brian GreerOF6-3210R-R201977SDN: 1977-1-8MLB--
    21Mike Hargrove1B6-0195L-L291974TEX: 1972-25-572MLB--
    21Jay JohnstoneOF6-1175L-R331966Not draftedMLB--
    35Randy JonesP6-0178R-L291973SDN: 1972-5-97MLB--
    5Fred KendallC6-1190R-R301969CIN: 1967-4-68MLB--
    48Dennis KinneyP6-1190L-L271978CLE: 1970-10-225MLB--
    42Mark LeeP6-4225R-R261978SDN: 1976-13-293MLB--
    29Mickey LolichP6-0210B-L381963Not draftedMLB--
    27Steve MuraP6-2190R-R241978SDN: 1976-2-29MLB--
    44Bob OwchinkoP6-2195L-L241976SDN: 1976-1-5MLB--
    15Broderick Perkins1B5-10180L-L241978SDN: 1976-15-341MLB--
    40Sam Perlozzo2B5-9170R-R281977Not draftedMLB--
    36Gaylord PerryP6-4215R-R401962Not draftedMLB--
    41Eric RasmussenP6-3205R-R271975SLN: 1973-32-676MLB--
    26Don ReynoldsOF5-8178R-R261978SDN: 1975-18-410MLB--
    17Gene RichardsOF6-0175L-L251977SDN: 1975-1-1MLB--
    32Bob ShirleyP5-11185R-L251977SDN: 1976-1-8MLB--
    1Ozzie SmithSS5-11150B-R241978SDN: 1977-4-86MLB--
    49Tom TellmannP6-3195R-R251979SDN: 1976-11-245MLB--
    18Gene TenaceC-1B6-0190R-R321969KC1: 1965-20-399MLB--
    28Bobby TolanOF5-11170L-L331965Not draftedMLB--
    20Jerry TurnerOF5-9180L-L251974SDN: 1972-10-217MLB--
    25Jim WilhelmOF6-3190R-R261978SDN: 1974-7-145MLB--
    31Dave WinfieldRF6-6220R-R271973SDN: 1973-1-4MLB--

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