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1979 Toronto Blue Jays (MLB)

+ American League
Nickname:
W-L Record: 53-109 .327
Rank: 7th in American League East
Run Differential: 613-862 -249
Roster Continuity 78.61% 15/26
Manager(s): Roy Hartsfield
General Manager: Pat Gillick
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Ballpark: Exhibition Stadium
Attendance: 1,431,651 19/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Jay Schroeder (#3) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Harry Warner
First Base Coach: Don Leppert
Hitting Coach: Bobby Doerr
Pitching Coach: Bob Miller
Third Base Coach: Jackie Moore

#1 Draft Picks

Roy Howell (#4), John Mayberry (#6), Butch Edge (#6), Rick Cerone (#7), Balor Moore (#22)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10257.642--
9566.5908.0
9169.56911.5
8971.55613.5
8576.52818.0
8180.50322.0
53109.32750.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
4Alfredo GriffinSS21   62481179
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10
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2
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31211640595016410.287.333.364697.077.149.3121.48312.0227689
22Rick BosettiOF25   61959161
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35
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2
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8
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6513122270306717.260.286.362648.102.139.2793.1877.4224657
13Roy Howell3B25   51160126
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4
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15
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72144291641312.247.310.405715.159.235.2722.1734.1207563
9Rick CeroneC25   46947112
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27
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4
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7
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6114374011345.239.294.358652.119.192.2461.0867.0168514
10John Mayberry1B30   46461127
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21
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74116960571210.274.372.461833.188.336.2750.8722.1214541
21Rico CartyDH39   46148118
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26
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012
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55314645140421.256.322.390712.134.239.2600.9838.4180512
20Alvis WoodsOF25   43657121
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3664402810747.278.337.385722.108.204.2850.7087.2168488
1Bob BailorOF27   4145095
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5
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38148362762456.229.297.287584.058.159.2400.75414.0119465
2Danny Ainge2B20   3082673
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1910125821728.237.269.286555.049.091.2844.83154.088331
19Otto VelezOF28   2744579
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21
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015
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4801464532208.288.396.529925.241.405.2990.9818.3145325
11Luis Gomez3B-2B27   1631139
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00111061700207.239.266.282548.043.086.2672.83--46171
39Dave McKay2B29   1561934
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00121171910505.218.256.276532.058.103.2482.71--43169
30J.J. CannonOF25   1421430
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512213400302.211.217.254471.042.120.27134.00142.036146
27Tony SolaitaDH32   1021427
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1300171600022.265.364.422786.157.324.2910.9451.043121
8Bob DavisC27   89611
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80061510507.124.188.180368.056.124.1372.5089.016101
17Tim Johnson2B29   86616
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060181500202.186.255.233488.047.128.2251.88--2096
5Craig Kusick1B30   54311
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7007710012.204.302.333635.130.259.1961.0027.01863
5Bob Robertson1B32   2913
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1003900000.103.188.207395.103.207.1053.0029.0632
35Ted WilbornOF-DH20   12300000011700100.000.077.00077.000.000.0007.00--014
5Bobby BrownOF25   10100000002100000.000.167.000167.000.200.0000.50--012
29Pedro Hernandez20   0100000000000000-----------00
Batting Totals1652542361313622533495562755644866336216538131.251.306.363669.112.198.2691.4857.119685974
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
24Tom Underwood25   9163.69333212100227.021311393239512711091.368.440.913.775.041.34
47Phil Huffman21   6185.7731312100173.02201301112568565301.6611.451.303.542.910.82
23Dave Lemanczyk28   8103.71222011310143.0137655912456311061.278.620.762.833.971.40
38Balor Moore28   574.8634165090139.113585751779518181.548.741.105.123.300.65
37Dave Stieb21   884.3318187100129.113970621148523141.459.700.773.353.631.08
34Jesse Jefferson30   2105.51341020121116.015075711945432021.6811.641.473.493.340.96
25Dave Freisleben27   234.954220026391.01015750553356121.699.990.495.243.460.66
40Mark Lemongello23   196.291810205083.09764581434402031.5810.521.523.694.341.18
44Tom Buskey32   6103.424400040778.27433301025443011.258.431.142.855.011.76
18Jim Clancy23   275.481211200063.2654439831332001.509.141.134.364.641.06
16Butch Edge22   345.1999100051.2603230624194011.6210.381.044.153.290.79
32Jackson Todd27   015.91121007032.140262177142011.4711.251.971.973.942.00
33Mike Willis28   038.33171007026.235272511683011.8911.670.335.332.670.50
36Jerry Garvin23   012.7481000022.21597210140121.095.870.783.915.481.40
45Tom Murphy33   125.50100005018.12311111860001.7211.500.504.003.000.75
46Dyar Miller33   0010.80100005015.12718183572002.1316.201.803.004.201.40
5Craig Kusick30   004.501000103.23221000000.756.752.250.000.00--
45Steve Grilli30   000.001000002.11000010000.504.500.000.004.50--
46Steve Luebber29   00-1000000211010000------
Batting Totals531094.853571624461181114171537862763165594613647401.509.761.053.773.891.03
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rick CeroneC136560681310.9800.00
Bob DavisC321141121.9840.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
John Mayberry1B1351192746129.9950.00
Craig Kusick1B2016315414.9780.00
Bob Robertson1B9547061.0000.00
Tim Johnson1B7272021.0000.00
Tony Solaita1B6394081.0000.00
Otto Velez1B6292021.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Danny Ainge2B861982611167.9770.00
Dave McKay2B46119148737.9740.00
Tim Johnson2B256252521.9580.00
Luis Gomez2B202938210.9710.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Roy Howell3B1331082902028.9520.00
Luis Gomez3B222137091.0000.00
Bob Bailor3B9716001.0000.00
Tim Johnson3B921621.9000.00
Dave McKay3B202001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Alfredo GriffinSS15327250136124.9560.00
Luis GomezSS15204116.9840.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rick BosettiOF16246618134.9740.00
Alvis WoodsOF1272511092.9670.00
Bob BailorOF1182101632.9870.00
Otto VelezOF73130341.9710.00
J.J. CannonOF50815011.0000.00
Ted WilbornOF77010.8750.00
Bobby BrownOF480001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tom BuskeyP447851911.9602.76
Dave FreislebenP429131311.9411.58
Jesse JeffersonP34116102241.8892.48
Balor MooreP3413942241.8671.68
Tom UnderwoodP3322763652.8941.67
Phil HuffmanP31173730001.0001.92
Dave LemanczykP22143122022.9412.01
Mark LemongelloP188381520.9202.49
Dave StiebP18129123111.9773.00
Mike WillisP172615001.0002.06
Jim ClancyP1263111001.0001.71
Jackson ToddP123263001.0002.52
Dyar MillerP101521001.0001.79
Tom MurphyP101835011.0003.98
Butch EdgeP95117001.0001.41
Jerry GarvinP82211011.0000.81
Steve GrilliP120000.0000.00
Craig KusickP130000.0000.00
Steve LuebberP100000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rico CartyDH129.0000.00
Tony SolaitaDH26.0000.00
Otto VelezDH9.0000.00
Roy HowellDH4.0000.00
Bob RobertsonDH4.0000.00
Ted WilbornDH4.0000.00
Alvis WoodsDH2.0000.00
Danny AingeDH1.0000.00
Bob BailorDH1.0000.00
Craig KusickDH1.0000.00


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