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1979 Cincinnati Reds (MLB)

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W-L Record: 90-71 .559
Rank: 1st in National League West
Run Differential: 731-644 + 87
Roster Continuity 89.46% 3/26
Manager(s): John McNamara
General Manager: Dick Wagner
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Ballpark: Riverfront Stadium
Attendance: 2,356,933 5/26
Playoffs: Lost NLCS (Pirates)
Top Draft Pick: Dan Lamar (#20) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Ron Plaza
Bullpen Coach: Harry Dunlop
First Base Coach: Russ Nixon
Pitching Coach: Bill Fischer
Third Base Coach: Alex Grammas

#1 Draft Picks

Junior Kennedy (#10)
National League West 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 Cincinnati Reds season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    23Rick AuerbachSS6-0165R-R291971SE1: 1969-7-145MLB--
    40Doug BairP6-0180R-R291976PIT: 1971-2-46MLB--
    5Johnny BenchC6-1208R-R311967CIN: 1965-2-36MLB--
    33Paul BlairOF6-0171R-R351964Not draftedMLB--
    42Bill BonhamP6-3195R-R301971BAL: 1968-31-695MLB--
    34Pedro BorbonP6-2185R-R321969Not draftedMLB--
    44Doug CapillaP5-8175L-L271976SFN: 1970-25-600MLB--
    29Dave CollinsOF5-11175B-L261975KCA: 1972-1-9MLB--
    13Dave ConcepcionSS6-1180R-R311970Not draftedMLB--
    9Vic CorrellC5-10185R-R331972CLE: 1967-9-171MLB--
    7Hector CruzOF-3B5-11170R-R261973Not draftedMLB--
    21Arturo DeFreitas1B6-2195R-R261978Not draftedMLB--
    22Dan Driessen1B5-11190L-R271973Not draftedMLB--
    15George FosterOF6-1185R-R301969SFN: 1968-3-55MLB--
    20Cesar GeronimoOF6-2170L-L311969Not draftedMLB--
    30Ken GriffeyOF6-0210L-L291973CIN: 1969-29-682MLB--
    16,19Ken HendersonOF6-2180B-R331965NYN: 1967-42-760MLB--
    47Tom HumeP6-1185R-R261977CIN: 1972-1-16MLB--
    26Junior Kennedy2B6-0185R-R281974BAL: 1968-1-10MLB--
    25Ray Knight3B-1B6-2185R-R261974CIN: 1970-10-238MLB--
    51Mike LaCossP6-4200R-R231978CIN: 1974-3-71MLB--
    44Charlie LeibrandtP6-3200R-L221979CIN: 1978-9-225MLB--
    28Sam MejiasOF6-0170R-R271976Not draftedMLB--
    8Joe Morgan2B5-7155L-R351963Not draftedMLB--
    31Paul MoskauP6-2210R-R251977CIN: 1975-3-70MLB--
    34Fred NormanP5-8160B-L361962Not draftedMLB--
    16Ron Oester2B6-2195B-R231978CIN: 1974-9-215MLB--
    35Frank PastoreP6-2205R-R211979CIN: 1975-2-46MLB--
    21Rafael Santo DomingoH6-0160B-R231979Not draftedMLB--
    45Manny SarmientoP6-0170R-R231976Not draftedMLB--
    41Tom SeaverP6-1206R-R341967ATL: 1966-1-19MLB--
    36Mario SotoP6-0185R-R221977Not draftedMLB--
    12Harry Spilman1B6-1190L-R241978Not draftedMLB--
    28Champ SummersOF6-2205L-R331974Not draftedMLB--
    37,43Dave TomlinP6-3185L-L301972CIN: 1967-29-554MLB--

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