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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
  • 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 Francisco Giants season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    21Rob Andrews2B6-0185R-R261975BAL: 1970-10-247MLB--
    14Vida BlueP6-0189B-L291969KC1: 1967-2-27MLB--
    34Pedro BorbonP6-2185R-R321969Not draftedMLB--
    22Jack ClarkOF-1B6-2205R-R231975SFN: 1973-13-294MLB--
    29Joe ColemanP6-3195R-R321965WS2: 1965-1-3MLB--
    9Hector CruzOF-3B5-11170R-R261973Not draftedMLB--
    40John CurtisP6-2185L-L311970BOS: 1968-1-10MLB--
    41Darrell Evans3B-1B6-2205L-R321969PHI: 1967-3-55MLB--
    43Tom GriffinP6-3210R-R311969HOU: 1966-1-4MLB--
    28Ed HalickiP6-7220R-R281974SFN: 1972-24-564MLB--
    31Larry HerndonOF6-3195R-R251974SLN: 1971-3-56MLB--
    2Marc HillC6-3210R-R271973SLN: 1970-10-234MLB--
    19Al HollandP5-11207R-L261977SDN: 1975-4-81MLB--
    15Mike Ivie1B6-3205R-R261971SDN: 1970-1-1MLB--
    18Greg JohnstonOF6-0175L-L241979SFN: 1975-12-272MLB--
    30Bob KearneyC6-0190R-R221979SFN: 1977-14-348MLB--
    39Bob KnepperP6-2210L-L251976SFN: 1972-2-43MLB--
    46Gary LavelleP6-1200B-L301974SFN: 1967-20-397MLB--
    10Johnnie LeMasterSS6-2167R-R251975SFN: 1973-1-6MLB--
    47Dennis LittlejohnC6-2200R-R241979SFN: 1976-1-2MLB--
    18Bill Madlock3B5-11185R-R281973WS2: 1970-5-97MLB--
    44Willie McCovey1B6-4210L-L411959Not draftedMLB--
    16Roger MetzgerSS6-0165B-R311970CHN: 1969-1-16MLB--
    38Greg MintonP6-2190B-R271975KCA: 1970-3-55MLB--
    17Randy MoffittP6-3190R-R301972SFN: 1970-1-18MLB--
    26John MontefuscoP6-1180R-R291974Not draftedMLB--
    25Philip NastuP6-2180L-L241978Not draftedMLB--
    36Billy NorthOF5-11185B-R311971CHN: 1969-12-280MLB--
    37Ed PlankP6-1205R-R271978SFN: 1973-10-222MLB--
    25Dave RobertsP6-2197L-L341969Not draftedMLB--
    3Mike SadekC5-9165R-R331973MIN: 1967-5-83MLB--
    20Joe Strain2B5-10169R-R251979Not draftedMLB--
    30John TamargoC5-10180B-R271976SLN: 1973-6-132MLB--
    49Max VenableOF5-10185L-R221979LAN: 1976-3-67MLB--
    45Terry WhitfieldOF6-1197L-R261974NYA: 1971-1-19MLB--
    32Eddie WhitsonP6-3195R-R241977PIT: 1974-6-131MLB--

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