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1979 Chicago Cubs (MLB)

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W-L Record: 80-82 .494
Rank: 5th in National League East
Run Differential: 706-707 -1
Manager(s): Herman Franks, Joey Amalfitano
General Manager: Bob Kennedy
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Ballpark: Wrigley Field
Attendance: 1,648,587 12/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Jon Perlman (#12) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Joey Amalfitano
Bullpen Coach: Gene Clines
First Base Coach: Cookie Rojas
Pitching Coach: Mike Roarke
Third Base Coach: Peanuts Lowrey

#1 Draft Picks

Barry Foote (#3), Scot Thompson (#7)
National League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9864.605--
9565.5942.0
8676.53112.0
8478.51914.0
8082.49418.0
6399.38935.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
11Ivan DeJesusSS2663692180
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10
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5
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5224205982211729.283.345.379724.096.195.3181.39127.2241716
22Bill Buckner1B2959172168
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34
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7
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14
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66943028261416.284.319.437756.152.212.2780.9342.2258628
28Jerry MartinOF3053474145
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34
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3
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19
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73243885330413.272.321.453774.182.249.2902.2428.1242579
10Dave KingmanOF3053297153
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19
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5
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48
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115424513147087.288.343.613956.325.414.2912.9111.1326589
16Steve Ontiveros3B2751958148
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28
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2
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4
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57015868771519.285.362.370732.085.195.3191.17129.8192590
8Barry FooteC2742947109
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26
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016
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56523449570112.254.316.427743.172.259.2551.4426.8183469
25Scot ThompsonOF2334636100
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13
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5
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2
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2943173711138.289.322.373695.084.136.3162.18173.0129368
6Ted Sizemore2B343303682
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2433322537728.248.319.318637.070.167.2620.78165.0105374
26Larry BiittnerOF-1B332723579
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50112123010210.290.339.393732.103.180.3061.1090.7107295
7Bobby MurcerOF331902249
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2223362012133.258.374.400774.142.326.2530.5627.176231
27Mike VailOF271792860
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2
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3502142701024.335.379.520899.184.251.3611.9325.693195
15Steve Dillard2B281663147
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2410172414514.283.351.422773.139.247.3041.4133.270190
20Mick Kelleher3B-2B311421436
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010207920814.254.296.296592.042.106.2691.29--42160
9Tim BlackwellC26122820
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01200322511223.164.338.205543.041.303.2020.78--25159
24Ken HendersonOF33811119
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800151611001.235.361.333694.099.284.2701.0740.52797
48Rick ReuschelP3079813
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060172600500.165.233.215448.051.127.2453.71--1791
40Lynn McGlothenP2971616
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0030011000405.225.236.268504.042.056.26210.00--1976
47Dennis LampP265829
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001002900700.155.183.172355.017.052.1844.50--1067
39Mike KrukowP2751416
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8000820720.314.327.412739.098.098.341--51.02162
30Ken HoltzmanP3343210
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001002900000.233.267.302569.070.116.2944.50--1345
12Steve Macko2B244029
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003004800000.225.295.250545.025.125.2812.00--1044
32Miguel DiloneOF24361411
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00011552500000.306.342.306648.000.333.3552.50--1138
36Bill CaudillP221701
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00000001000400.059.059.059118.000.000.143----121
49Donnie MooreP251302
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01000500000.154.154.308462.154.154.250----413
42Bruce SutterP261203
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0003101500200.250.308.250558.000.167.4295.00--315
7Bruce KimmC281101
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0000010000000.091.091.091182.000-.091.091----111
32Sam MejiasOF271142
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0000002500100.182.308.182490.000.182.3332.50--214
18Gene Clines321002
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0000000100000.200.200.200400.000.000.222----210
41Dick TidrowP321002
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0001001200200.200.273.200473.000.100.2502.00--213
38Willie HernandezP24802
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001000500100.250.250.375625.125.125.667----39
29Steve Davis2B254000001000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
33George RileyP222000000000200100.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
17Kurt Seibert2B232200000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
34Ray BurrisP281100000001000000.000.500.000500.0001.000.0000.00--02
46Dave GeiselP241000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
45Karl Pagel241000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals22205550706149425043135663735247876235497742126.269.325.403728.134.223.2891.5941.122356147
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
48Rick Reuschel3018123.623636510023925110496167512550101.369.450.602.824.711.67
40Lynn McGlothen2913144.12422961622122361039727551471131.3710.021.152.336.242.67
47Dennis Lamp2611103.513832613020022396781446861051.3510.040.632.073.871.87
39Mike Krukow27994.2028280000164172847713811195131.539.380.714.426.491.47
30Ken Holtzman33694.582320320011713370601553446061.5810.141.144.043.360.83
41Dick Tidrow321152.7163000274102863531542683021.247.510.443.675.941.62
42Bruce Sutter26662.236200056371016729253321109000.985.970.272.859.803.44
36Bill Caudill22174.80291200609089574816411043241.448.901.604.1010.402.54
38Willie Hernandez24445.015120019079855044839533141.579.680.914.446.041.36
49Donnie Moore25145.183910012173954642825433021.6411.710.993.085.301.72
34Ray Burris28006.14140003021231715015140011.739.410.006.145.730.93
35Doug Capilla27012.65131007017146517101001.247.410.533.715.291.43
46Dave Geisel24000.607000301510110450010.936.000.002.403.001.25
33George Riley22015.544100001316981650021.6911.080.694.153.460.83
Pitching Totals80823.904491622051424414471500707627127521933405431.409.330.793.245.801.79
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Barry FooteC12971363179.9790.00
Tim BlackwellC632452873.9750.00
Bruce KimmC930110.9690.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bill Buckner1B14012581247118.9950.00
Larry Biittner1B3223620224.9920.00
Steve Ontiveros1B171011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ted Sizemore2B962303121568.9730.00
Steve Dillard2B60111132331.9880.00
Mick Kelleher2B295284316.9780.00
Steve Macko2B101821041.0000.00
Steve Davis2B201001.0000.00
Kurt Seibert2B120001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Steve Ontiveros3B142982682327.9410.00
Mick Kelleher3B32174024.9660.00
Steve Dillard3B93611.9000.00
Steve Macko3B4312001.0000.00
Mike Vail3B201001.0000.00
Steve Davis3B102001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ivan DeJesusSS1602355073297.9590.00
Mick KelleherSS1492414.9710.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jerry MartinOF1442971164.9810.00
Dave KingmanOF13924011123.9540.00
Scot ThompsonOF100161753.9710.00
Bobby MurcerOF541104001.0000.00
Larry BiittnerOF4446340.9250.00
Mike VailOF3951320.9640.00
Ken HendersonOF2319010.9500.00
Sam MejiasOF237010.8750.00
Miguel DiloneOF22270001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dick TidrowP63102720011.0002.38
Bruce SutterP6210191530.8892.14
Willie HernandezP517941110.9371.71
Lynn McGlothenP422121515001.0001.27
Donnie MooreP397361520.9132.59
Dennis LampP38200174533.9542.79
Rick ReuschelP36239274939.9622.86
Bill CaudillP2990511011.0001.60
Mike KrukowP281641112031.0001.26
Ken HoltzmanP2311781110.9501.46
Ray BurrisP142134001.0002.97
Doug CapillaP13170510.8332.63
Dave GeiselP71520001.0001.20
George RileyP41313001.0002.77


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