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1979 Boston Red Sox (MLB)

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W-L Record: 91-69 .569
Rank: 3rd in American League East
Run Differential: 841-711 + 130
Roster Continuity 85.14% 8/26
Manager(s): Don Zimmer
General Manager: Haywood Sullivan
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Ballpark: Fenway Park
Attendance: 2,353,114 6/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Marc Sullivan (#52) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

First Base Coach: Johnny Pesky
Hitting Coach: Walt Hriniak
Pitching Coach: Al Jackson
Third Base Coach: Eddie Yost

#1 Draft Picks

Jim Rice (#15)
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 Boston Red Sox season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    39Gary AllensonC5-11185R-R241979BOS: 1976-9-214MLB--
    3Jack Brohamer2B5-10165L-R291972CLE: 1967-34-638MLB--
    16Tom BurgmeierP5-11185L-L351968Not draftedMLB--
    7Rick BurlesonSS5-10165R-R281974BOS: 1970-1-5MLB--
    22Bill CampbellP6-3190R-R301973BAL: 1968-6-94MLB--
    41Dick DragoP6-1190R-R341969Not draftedMLB--
    17Frank DuffySS6-1180R-R321970CIN: 1967-1-6MLB--
    1Jim DwyerOF5-10175L-L291973PIT: 1971-1-1MLB--
    43Dennis EckersleyP6-2190R-R241975CLE: 1972-3-50MLB--
    24Dwight EvansRF-OF6-2205R-R271972BOS: 1969-5-109MLB--
    44Joel FinchP6-2175R-R221979BOS: 1974-9-212MLB--
    27Carlton FiskC6-2220R-R311969BOS: 1967-1-4MLB--
    31Andy HasslerP6-5220L-L271971CAL: 1969-25-581MLB--
    4Butch Hobson3B6-1193R-R271975BOS: 1973-8-185MLB--
    19Fred LynnOF6-1190L-L271974BOS: 1973-2-41MLB--
    10Bob MontgomeryC6-1203R-R351970Not draftedMLB--
    50Mike O'BerryC6-2195R-R251979BOS: 1975-22-516MLB--
    12Stan Papi3B-2B6-0178R-R281974HOU: 1969-2-26MLB--
    17Tom PoquetteOF5-10175L-R271973KCA: 1970-4-81MLB--
    42Chuck RaineyP5-11190R-R241979BOS: 1974-1-19MLB--
    49Win RemmerswaalP6-2160R-R251979Not draftedMLB--
    2Jerry Remy2B5-9165L-R261975CAL: 1971-8-129MLB--
    25Steve RenkoP6-5230R-R341969NYN: 1965-24-461MLB--
    14Jim RiceLF-OF6-2205R-R261974BOS: 1971-1-15MLB--
    28Allen RipleyP6-3190R-R261978Not draftedMLB--
    5George Scott1B6-2215R-R351966Not draftedMLB--
    11Ted Sizemore2B5-10165R-R341969LAN: 1966-15-299MLB--
    46Bob StanleyP6-4215R-R241977BOS: 1974-1-7MLB--
    21Mike TorrezP6-5210R-R321967Not draftedMLB--
    30John TudorP6-0185L-L251979BOS: 1976-3-57MLB--
    5Bob Watson1B-OF6-2205R-R331966CHN: 1970-15-362MLB--
    20Larry Wolfe3B-2B5-11170R-R261977MIN: 1973-9-203MLB--
    45Jim WrightP6-1165R-R281978BOS: 1969-4-85MLB--
    8Carl YastrzemskiOF5-11188L-R391961Not draftedMLB--

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