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1979 Toronto Blue Jays (MLB)

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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
  • 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 Toronto Blue Jays season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    2Danny Ainge2B-3B6-4175R-R201979TOR: 1977-15-389MLB--
    1Bob BailorOF-SS5-11170R-R271975Not draftedMLB--
    22Rick BosettiOF5-11185R-R251976PHI: 1973-7-114MLB--
    5Bobby BrownOF6-1205B-R251979BAL: 1972-11-264MLB--
    44Tom BuskeyP6-3220R-R321973Not draftedMLB--
    30J.J. CannonOF6-3193L-R251977HOU: 1974-1-16MLB--
    21Rico CartyOF6-3200R-R391963Not draftedMLB--
    9Rick CeroneC5-11185R-R251975CLE: 1975-1-7MLB--
    18Jim ClancyP6-4220R-R231977TEX: 1974-4-74MLB--
    8Bob DavisC6-0180R-R271973SDN: 1970-6-124MLB--
    16Butch EdgeP6-3203R-R221979MIL: 1974-1-6MLB--
    25Dave FreislebenP5-11200R-R271974SDN: 1971-5-100MLB--
    36Jerry GarvinP6-3195L-L231977MIN: 1974-1-11MLB--
    11Luis GomezSS5-9150R-R271974MIN: 1973-7-155MLB--
    4Alfredo GriffinSS5-11165B-R211976Not draftedMLB--
    45Steve GrilliP6-2170R-R301975Not draftedMLB--
    29Pedro Hernandez3B-OF6-1160R-R201979Not draftedMLB--
    13Roy Howell3B6-1190L-R251974TEX: 1972-1-4MLB--
    47Phil HuffmanP6-2180R-R211979SFN: 1977-2-36MLB--
    34Jesse JeffersonP6-3195R-R301973BAL: 1968-4-70MLB--
    17Tim JohnsonSS-2B6-3185L-R291973Not draftedMLB--
    5Craig Kusick1B6-3232R-R301973Not draftedMLB--
    23Dave LemanczykP6-4235R-R281973DET: 1972-16-380MLB--
    40Mark LemongelloP6-1180R-R231976Not draftedMLB--
    46Steve LuebberP6-3195R-R291971MIN: 1967-13-257MLB--
    10John Mayberry1B6-3220L-L301968HOU: 1967-1-6MLB--
    39Dave McKay2B-3B6-1195B-R291975Not draftedMLB--
    46Dyar MillerP6-1195R-R331975Not draftedMLB--
    38Balor MooreP6-2195L-L281970MON: 1969-1-22MLB--
    45Tom MurphyP6-3185R-R331968CAL: 1967-1-6MLB--
    5Bob Robertson1B6-1210R-R321967Not draftedMLB--
    27Tony Solaita1B6-0215L-L321968Not draftedMLB--
    37Dave StiebP6-1195R-R211979TOR: 1978-5-106MLB--
    32Jackson ToddP6-2180R-R271977NYN: 1973-2-38MLB--
    24Tom UnderwoodP5-11170R-L251974PHI: 1972-2-27MLB--
    19Otto VelezOF6-0195R-R281973Not draftedMLB--
    35Ted WilbornOF6-0165B-R201979NYA: 1976-4-88MLB--
    33Mike WillisP6-2210L-L281977BAL: 1972-20-479MLB--
    20Alvis WoodsOF6-3195L-L251977MIN: 1972-2-35MLB--

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