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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
Roster Continuity 70.24% 21/26
Manager(s): Herman Franks, Joey Amalfitano
General Manager: Bob Kennedy
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Ballpark: Wrigley Field
Attendance: 1,648,587 12/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
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
  • 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 Chicago Cubs season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    26Larry BiittnerOF-1B6-2205L-L331970WS2: 1968-10-212MLB--
    9Tim BlackwellC5-11180B-R261974BOS: 1970-13-311MLB--
    22Bill Buckner1B-OF6-0185L-L291969LAN: 1968-2-25MLB--
    34Ray BurrisP6-5200R-R281973CHN: 1972-17-399MLB--
    35Doug CapillaP5-8175L-L271976SFN: 1970-25-600MLB--
    36Bill CaudillP6-1210R-R221979SLN: 1974-8-181MLB--
    18Gene ClinesOF5-9170R-R321970PIT: 1966-6-115MLB--
    29Steve Davis2B-3B6-1200R-R251979CHN: 1976-14-319MLB--
    11Ivan DeJesusSS5-11175R-R261974Not draftedMLB--
    15Steve Dillard2B-3B6-1180R-R281975BOS: 1972-2-40MLB--
    32Miguel DiloneOF6-0160B-R241974Not draftedMLB--
    8Barry FooteC6-3210R-R271973MON: 1970-1-3MLB--
    46Dave GeiselP6-3210L-L241978CHN: 1973-5-112MLB--
    24Ken HendersonOF6-2180B-R331965NYN: 1967-42-760MLB--
    38Willie HernandezP6-3180L-L241977Not draftedMLB--
    30Ken HoltzmanP6-2175R-L331965CHN: 1965-4-61MLB--
    20Mick KelleherSS-3B5-9176R-R311972SLN: 1969-3-68MLB--
    7Bruce KimmC5-11175R-R281976CHA: 1969-7-147MLB--
    10Dave KingmanOF-1B6-6210R-R301971SFN: 1970-1-1MLB--
    39Mike KrukowP6-5205R-R271976CHN: 1973-8-184MLB--
    47Dennis LampP6-3200R-R261977CHN: 1971-3-64MLB--
    12Steve Macko2B-3B5-10160L-R241979CHN: 1977-5-116MLB--
    28Jerry MartinOF6-1195R-R301974Not draftedMLB--
    40Lynn McGlothenP6-2195L-R291972BOS: 1968-3-60MLB--
    32Sam MejiasOF6-0170R-R271976Not draftedMLB--
    49Donnie MooreP6-0185L-R251975CHN: 1973-1-3MLB--
    7Bobby MurcerOF5-11180L-R331965Not draftedMLB--
    16Steve Ontiveros3B6-0185B-R271973SFN: 1969-6-138MLB--
    45Karl Pagel1B6-2190L-L241978CHN: 1976-1-20MLB--
    48Rick ReuschelP6-3235R-R301972CHN: 1970-3-67MLB--
    33George RileyP6-2210L-L221979CHN: 1974-4-79MLB--
    17Kurt Seibert2B6-0166B-R231979CHN: 1976-3-55MLB--
    6Ted Sizemore2B5-10165R-R341969LAN: 1966-15-299MLB--
    42Bruce SutterP6-2190R-R261976WS2: 1970-21-501MLB--
    25Scot ThompsonOF-1B6-3195L-L231978CHN: 1974-1-7MLB--
    41Dick TidrowP6-4213R-R321972CLE: 1967-4-76MLB--
    27Mike VailOF6-0185R-R271975SLN: 1971-4-85MLB--

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