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1979 San Francisco Giants (MLB)

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W-L Record: 71-91 .438
Rank: 4th in National League West
Run Differential: 672-751 -79
Roster Continuity 86.25% 7/26
Manager(s): Joe Altobelli, Dave Bristol
General Manager: Spec Richardson
Location: San Francisco, California
Ballpark: Candlestick Park
Attendance: 1,456,402 17/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Scott Garrelts (#15) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Salty Parker
Bullpen Coach: Tom Haller
First Base Coach: Jim Davenport
Hitting Coach: Hank Sauer
Pitching Coach: Larry Shepard
Third Base Coach: Jim Davenport
Third Base Coach: Dave Bristol

#1 Draft Picks

Mike Ivie (#1), Joe Coleman (#3), Johnnie LeMaster (#6), Roger Metzger (#16), Terry Whitfield (#19)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9071.559--
8973.5491.5
7983.48811.5
7191.43819.5
6893.42222.0
6694.41223.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
41Darrell Evans3B32   56268142
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70679180214156.253.356.391747.139.299.2660.8833.1220661
22Jack ClarkOF23   52784144
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86118639516169.273.348.476824.203.328.2861.5120.3251598
36Billy NorthOF31   46087119
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305824968413135.259.386.341727.083.365.3050.8892.0157561
15Mike Ivie1B26   40258115
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89514780170410.286.359.547906.261.388.2941.7014.9220454
45Terry WhitfieldOF26   39452113
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44543647467415.287.349.396745.109.203.3121.3178.8156445
31Larry HerndonOF25   3543591
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3686297015323.257.313.384697.127.215.3012.4150.6136389
44Willie McCovey1B41   3533488
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5702367012037.249.318.402720.153.249.2691.9423.5142393
10Johnnie LeMasterSS25   3434287
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2995235521316.254.304.324628.070.149.2942.39114.3111372
16Roger MetzgerSS31   2592465
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031113233102516.251.311.340651.089.208.2841.35--88288
20Joe Strain2B25   2572762
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12841321301115.241.285.292577.051.117.2581.62257.075285
18Bill Madlock2B28   2493765
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41113181903123.261.309.398707.137.241.2581.0635.699270
47Dennis LittlejohnC24   1931538
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1300214604534.197.272.254526.057.166.2482.19193.049222
2Marc HillC27   1692035
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1501262505235.207.308.278586.071.219.2220.9656.347200
21Rob Andrews2B26   1542240
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13418900445.260.289.318607.058.130.2591.1377.049170
3Mike SadekC33   1261430
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1110152412416.238.322.302624.063.190.2841.60126.038147
49Max VenableOF22   851214
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0333101811100.165.260.200460.035.153.2091.80--1797
14Vida BlueP29   83710
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30063500800.120.180.169349.048.120.1915.8383.01497
18Greg JohnstonOF24   74515
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70021700001.203.224.270494.068.095.2508.5074.02076
39Bob KnepperP25   66612
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90012410910.182.203.288491.106.121.26224.0066.01978
30John TamargoC27   60712
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6004800030.200.239.350589.150.217.1892.0030.02167
26John MontefuscoP29   4237
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030111100201.167.186.286472.119.119.22611.00--1245
40John CurtisP31   3435
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003002910600.147.216.176392.029.088.2004.50--643
28Ed HalickiP28   3437
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001001900201.206.229.235464.029.059.2809.00--837
32Eddie WhitsonP24   3215
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00020001000500.156.156.156312.000.000.227----537
9Hector CruzOF26   2523
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0001003700002.120.214.120334.000.120.1672.33--328
25Philip NastuP24   2411
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0001003700400.042.148.042190.000.125.0592.33--131
43Tom GriffinP31   1411
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0000000600100.071.071.071142.000.000.125----115
25Dave RobertsP34   5000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
46Gary LavelleP30   421
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0000000200200.250.250.250500.000.000.500----16
38Greg MintonP27   4000000001100100.000.200.000200.000.250.0001.00--06
17Randy MoffittP30   4000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
34Pedro BorbonP32   301
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0000000100000.333.333.333666.000.000.500----13
30Bob KearneyC22   0000000001000000-1.000-1000---0.00--01
Batting Totals216853956721328192361256161407358092520618947100.246.317.365682.118.238.2741.5943.219676111
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
14Vida Blue29   14145.01343410000237.0246143132231111388011.519.340.874.225.241.24
39Bob Knepper25   9124.6534346200207.124111710730771236131.5410.481.303.355.351.60
26John Montefusco29   383.9422220000137.014564601551763021.439.530.993.354.991.49
28Ed Halicki28   584.5733193130125.213482641247812131.449.570.863.365.791.72
40John Curtis31   1094.1727183250120.212162561542858001.359.001.123.126.322.02
32Eddie Whitson24   583.9618172010100.1984744539623101.378.820.453.515.581.59
25Philip Nastu24   344.3225141010100.010551481441472021.469.451.263.694.231.15
46Gary Lavelle30   792.5170000552096.2863127542802421.327.980.463.907.421.90
43Tom Griffin31   563.935930013294.1834641946825041.377.950.864.407.851.78
38Greg Minton27   431.804600018479.2592516027338221.086.640.003.043.711.22
34Pedro Borbon32   434.893000013346.0562825713260001.5010.961.372.545.092.00
25Dave Roberts34   022.572610011342.0421512318232011.439.000.643.864.931.28
17Randy Moffitt30   257.712800013235.0533330514161021.9113.631.293.604.111.14
19Al Holland26   000.003000007.03000570001.143.860.006.439.001.40
29Joe Coleman32   000.005000103.23200200001.256.750.004.500.000.00
37Ed Plank27   006.754000303.29530210002.7520.250.004.502.250.50
Batting Totals71914.174641622551373414361484751665143577880509221.449.300.903.625.521.53
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dennis LittlejohnC633664367.9860.00
Mike SadekC602462122.9930.00
Marc HillC582833134.9910.00
John TamargoC1761514.9850.00
Bob KearneyC10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mike Ivie1B9872440451.9950.00
Willie McCovey1B89740481060.9870.00
Bill Madlock1B590031.0000.00
Marc Hill1B120011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Joe Strain2B67147188632.9820.00
Bill Madlock2B63137144732.9760.00
Rob Andrews2B5396101921.9560.00
Roger Metzger2B101418041.0000.00
Mike Ivie2B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Darrell Evans3B1591293693028.9430.00
Mike Ivie3B434001.0000.00
Rob Andrews3B311001.0000.00
Jack Clark3B210001.0000.00
Hector Cruz3B23210.8330.00
Roger Metzger3B10000.0000.00
Joe Strain3B101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Johnnie LeMasterSS1061603032052.9590.00
Roger MetzgerSS781082191534.9560.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jack ClarkOF1402611357.9820.00
Billy NorthOF130300842.9870.00
Larry HerndonOF1221961082.9630.00
Terry WhitfieldOF1061671083.9570.00
Max VenableOF2530230.9140.00
Mike IvieOF24253001.0000.00
Greg JohnstonOF1727110.9660.00
Hector CruzOF650001.0000.00
Mike SadekOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Gary LavelleP709641310.9441.59
Tom GriffinP599451911.9602.30
Greg MintonP467932312.9632.95
Vida BlueP34237104215.9811.97
Bob KnepperP3420782651.8721.48
Ed HalickiP3312591941.8752.01
Pedro BorbonP30464310.8751.37
Randy MoffittP283515001.0001.54
John CurtisP27120413011.0001.27
Dave RobertsP26421911.9092.14
Philip NastuP2510061414.9521.80
John MontefuscoP2213792012.9671.91
Eddie WhitsonP1810021521.8951.53
Joe ColemanP530000.0000.00
Ed PlankP431010.5002.81
Al HollandP370000.0000.00


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