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1979 Cleveland Indians (MLB)

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W-L Record: 81-80 .503
Rank: 6th in American League East
Run Differential: 760-805 -45
Roster Continuity 75.00% 19/26
Manager(s): Jeff Torborg, Dave Garcia
General Manager: Phil Seghi
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Ballpark: Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 1,011,644 22/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: John Bohnet (#7) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Dave Garcia
Bullpen Coach: Chuck Hartenstein
Pitching Coach: Dave Duncan
Third Base Coach: Joe Nossek

#1 Draft Picks

David Clyde (#1), Rick Manning (#2), Paul Dade (#10), Tom Veryzer (#11), Ted Cox (#17), Don Hood (#17)
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 Cleveland Indians season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    35Gary AlexanderC6-2200R-R261975SFN: 1972-2-36MLB--
    30Dell AlstonOF6-0180L-R261977Not draftedMLB--
    42Larry AndersenP6-3205R-R261975CLE: 1971-7-157MLB--
    39Len BarkerP6-5225R-R231976TEX: 1973-3-49MLB--
    25Bobby BondsOF6-1190R-R331968Not draftedMLB--
    31Wayne Cage1B6-4205L-L271978CLE: 1971-3-57MLB--
    32David ClydeP6-1185L-L241973TEX: 1973-1-1MLB--
    22Ted Cox3B-OF6-3195R-R241977BOS: 1973-1-17MLB--
    23Victor CruzP5-9200R-R211978Not draftedMLB--
    0Paul DadeOF-3B6-0195R-R271975CAL: 1970-1-10MLB--
    16Bo DiazC5-11190R-R261977Not draftedMLB--
    17Wayne GarlandP6-0195R-R281973SLN: 1969-1-1MLB--
    21Mike Hargrove1B6-0195L-L291974TEX: 1972-25-572MLB--
    11Toby Harrah3B-SS6-0180R-R301969Not draftedMLB--
    9Ron HasseyC6-2200L-R261978CLE: 1976-18-422MLB--
    44Don HoodP6-2180L-L291973BAL: 1969-1-17MLB--
    44Cliff Johnson1B-C6-4225R-R311972HOU: 1966-5-83MLB--
    18Duane Kuiper2B6-0175L-R291974CLE: 1972-1-21MLB--
    28Rick ManningOF6-1180L-R241975CLE: 1972-1-2MLB--
    43Sid MongeP6-2195B-L281975CAL: 1970-24-569MLB--
    27Jim NorrisOF5-10175L-L301977CLE: 1971-5-108MLB--
    48Mike PaxtonP5-11190R-R251977BOS: 1975-23-538MLB--
    13Ron PruittOF-C6-0185R-R271975TEX: 1972-2-28MLB--
    41Paul ReuschelP6-4225R-R321975CAL: 1968-3-53MLB--
    12Dave Rosello2B-SS5-11160R-R291972Not draftedMLB--
    20Horace SpeedOF6-1180R-R271975SFN: 1969-3-66MLB--
    37Dan SpillnerP6-1190R-R271974SDN: 1970-2-25MLB--
    29Andre Thornton1B6-2205R-R291973Not draftedMLB--
    15,21Tom VeryzerSS6-1185R-R261973DET: 1971-1-11MLB--
    36Rick WaitsP6-3195L-L271973WS2: 1970-5-112MLB--
    56Sandy WihtolP6-1195R-R241979CLE: 1974-2-28MLB--
    33Eric WilkinsP6-1190R-R221979CLE: 1977-6-141MLB--
    40Rick WiseP6-2195R-R331964Not draftedMLB--

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