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1979 MLB Season

1979 MLB Season

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world series Champion:
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teams:
26
Players:
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43,607,236
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playoff teams:
BAL, CAL, CIN, PIT
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player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Jerry Akers 1979-05-15 91.194 -- p 5-11 175 R R 1887-11-01 Shelbyville,IN MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Ed Albrecht 1979-12-29 50.303 -- p 5-10 165 R R 1929-02-28 Affton,MO MLB 1949-1950 1949-1950
Dale Alexander 1979-03-02 75.310 -- 1b 6-3 210 R R 1903-04-26 Greenville,TN MLB 1929-1933 1929-1933
Elbert Andrews 1979-11-25 77.349 -- p 6-0 175 L R 1901-12-11 Greenwood,SC MLB 1925-1925 1925-1925
Ken Ash 1979-11-15 78.059 -- p 5-11 165 R R 1901-09-16 Anmoore,WV MLB 1925-1930 1925-1930
Johnny Bassler 1979-06-29 84.025 -- c 5-9 170 L R 1895-06-03 Mechanics Grove,PA MLB 1913-1927 1913-1927
Lou Bauer 1979-02-04 80.065 -- p 6-0 175 R R 1898-11-30 Egg Harbor City,NJ MLB 1918-1918 1918-1918
Johnny Berger 1979-05-07 77.253 -- c 5-9 165 R R 1901-08-27 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1922-1927 1922-1927
Ray Blades 1979-05-18 82.283 -- of 5-7 163 R R 1896-08-06 Mount Vernon,IL MLB 1922-1932 1922-1932
Cliff Bolton 1979-04-21 72.011 -- c 5-9 160 L R 1907-04-10 High Point,NC MLB 1931-1941 1931-1941
Abe Bowman 1979-10-11 86.257 -- p 6-1 190 R R 1893-01-25 Greenup,IL MLB 1914-1915 1914-1915
Herb Bremer 1979-11-28 66.032 -- c 6-0 195 R R 1913-10-26 Chicago,IL MLB 1937-1939 1937-1939
Bill Brenzel 1979-06-12 69.101 -- c 5-10 173 R R 1910-03-03 Oakland,CA MLB 1932-1935 1932-1935
Hank Butcher 1979-12-28 93.168 -- of 5-10 180 R R 1886-07-12 Chicago,IL MLB 1911-1912 1911-1912
Milt Byrnes 1979-02-01 62.077 -- of 5-10 170 L L 1916-11-15 St. Louis,MO MLB 1943-1945 1943-1945
Lew Carpenter 1979-04-25 65.252 -- p 6-2 195 R R 1913-08-16 Woodstock,GA MLB 1943-1943 1943-1943
Virgil Cheeves 1979-05-05 78.081 -- p 6-0 195 R R 1901-02-12 Oklahoma City,OK MLB 1920-1927 1920-1927
Bob Chesnes 1979-05-23 58.016 -- p 6-0 180 B R 1921-05-06 Oakland,CA MLB 1948-1950 1948-1950
Joe Conzelman 1979-04-17 93.276 -- p 6-0 170 R R 1885-07-14 Bristol,CT MLB 1913-1915 1913-1915
Sam Dailey 1979-12-02 75.245 -- p 5-11 168 L R 1904-03-31 Oakford,IL MLB 1929-1929 1929-1929
Charlie Deal 1979-09-16 87.320 -- 3b 6-0 160 R R 1891-10-30 Wilkinsburg,PA MLB 1912-1921 1912-1921
Lindsay Deal 1979-04-18 67.227 -- of 6-0 175 L R 1911-09-03 Lenoir,NC MLB 1939-1939 1939-1939
Bill DeKoning 1979-07-26 60.219 -- c 5-11 185 R R 1918-12-19 Brooklyn,NY MLB 1945-1945 1945-1945
Bert Delmas 1979-12-04 68.198 -- 2b 5-11 165 L R 1911-05-20 San Francisco,CA MLB 1933-1933 1933-1933
Pedro Dibut 1979-12-04 87.014 -- p 5-8 190 R R 1892-11-18 Cienfuegos,CU MLB 1924-1925 1924-1925
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Luke Easter 1979-03-29 63.237 -- 1b 6-4 240 L R 1915-08-04 Jonestown,MS MLB 1949-1954 1949-1954
Sam Edmonston 1979-04-12 95.224 -- p 5-11 185 L L 1883-08-30 Washington,DC MLB 1907-1907 1907-1907
Allen Elliott 1979-05-06 81.131 -- 1b 6-0 170 L R 1897-12-25 St. Louis,MO MLB 1923-1924 1923-1924
Al Evans 1979-04-06 62.189 -- c 5-11 190 R R 1916-09-28 Kenly,NC MLB 1939-1951 1939-1951
Freddie Fitzsimmons 1979-11-18 78.112 -- p 5-11 185 R R 1901-07-28 Mishawaka,IN MLB 1925-1943 1925-1943
Nemo Gaines 1979-01-26 81.033 -- p 6-0 180 L L 1897-12-23 Alexandria,VA MLB 1921-1921 1921-1921
Alex Gaston 1979-02-08 85.332 -- c 5-9 170 R R 1893-03-12 New York,NY MLB 1920-1929 1920-1929
Stan Hack 1979-12-15 70.008 -- 3b 6-0 170 L R 1909-12-06 Sacramento,CA MLB 1932-1947 1932-1947
Hinkey Haines 1979-01-09 80.016 -- of 5-10 170 R R 1898-12-23 Red Lion,PA MLB 1923-1923 1923-1923
Charlie Hargreaves 1979-05-09 82.144 -- c 6-0 170 R R 1896-12-14 Trenton,NJ MLB 1923-1930 1923-1930
Andy Harrington 1979-01-26 75.348 -- h 5-11 170 R R 1903-02-12 Mountain View,CA MLB 1925-1925 1925-1925
Mel Ingram 1979-10-28 75.115 -- h 5-11 175 R R 1904-07-04 Asheville,NC MLB 1929-1929 1929-1929
Sig Jakucki 1979-05-28 69.281 -- p 6-2 198 R R 1909-08-20 Camden,NJ MLB 1936-1945 1936-1945
Tom Jenkins 1979-05-03 81.022 -- of -- 174 L R 1898-04-10 Camden,AL MLB 1925-1932 1925-1932
Percy Jones 1979-03-18 79.140 -- p 5-11 175 R L 1899-10-28 Harwood,TX MLB 1920-1930 1920-1930
Rick Joseph 1979-09-08 40.015 Complications from Diabetes 3b-1b 6-1 195 R R 1939-08-24 San Pedro de Macoris,DR MLB 1964-1970 1964-1970
Rudy Kallio 1979-04-06 86.111 -- p 5-10 160 R R 1892-12-14 Portland,OR MLB 1918-1925 1918-1925
Frankie Kelleher 1979-04-13 62.233 -- of 6-1 195 R R 1916-08-22 San Francisco,CA MLB 1942-1943 1942-1943
Ed Klieman 1979-11-15 61.239 -- p 6-1 190 R R 1918-03-21 Norwood,OH MLB 1943-1950 1943-1950
Clyde Kluttz 1979-05-12 61.151 -- c 6-0 198 R R 1917-12-12 Rockwell,NC MLB 1942-1952 1942-1952
Wally Kopf 1979-04-30 79.293 -- 3b 5-11 168 B R 1899-07-10 Stonington,CT MLB 1921-1921 1921-1921
Fred Koster 1979-04-24 73.124 -- of 5-10 165 L L 1905-12-21 Louisville,KY MLB 1931-1931 1931-1931
Sam Leslie 1979-01-21 73.179 -- 1b 6-0 192 L L 1905-07-26 Moss Point,MS MLB 1929-1938 1929-1938
Duffy Lewis 1979-06-17 91.058 -- of 5-10 165 L L 1888-04-18 San Francisco,CA MLB 1910-1921 1910-1921
Tom Lovelace 1979-07-12 81.265 -- h 5-11 170 R R 1897-10-19 Wolfe City,TX MLB 1922-1922 1922-1922
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Pat Maloney 1979-06-27 91.158 -- of 6-0 150 R R 1888-01-19 Grosvenor Dale,CT MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Fred Martin 1979-06-11 63.349 -- p 6-1 185 R R 1915-06-27 Williams,OK MLB 1946-1950 1946-1950
Jim Mooney 1979-04-27 72.235 -- p 5-11 168 R L 1906-09-04 Mooresburg,TN MLB 1931-1934 1931-1934
Jim Mosolf 1979-12-28 74.128 -- of 5-10 186 L R 1905-08-21 Puyallup,WA MLB 1929-1933 1929-1933
Thurman Munson 1979-08-02 32.056 Plane crash c 5-11 191 R R 1947-06-07 Akron,OH MLB 1969-1979 1969-1979
Bobby Murray 1979-01-04 84.183 -- 3b 5-7 155 L R 1894-07-04 St. Albans,VT MLB 1923-1923 1923-1923
Johnny Priest 1979-11-04 93.133 -- 2b-3b 5-11 170 R R 1886-06-23 St. Joseph,MO MLB 1911-1912 1911-1912
Earl Pruess 1979-08-28 84.147 -- of 5-10 170 R R 1895-04-02 Chicago,IL MLB 1920-1920 1920-1920
Lou Raymond 1979-05-02 84.141 -- 2b 5-10 187 R R 1894-12-11 Buffalo,NY MLB 1919-1919 1919-1919
Charlie Ripple 1979-05-06 57.156 -- p 6-2 210 L L 1921-12-01 Bolton,NC MLB 1944-1946 1944-1946
Bunny Roser 1979-05-06 77.172 -- of 5-11 175 L L 1901-11-15 St. Louis,MO MLB 1922-1922 1922-1922
Morrie Schick 1979-10-25 87.189 -- of 5-11 170 R R 1892-04-17 Chicago,IL MLB 1917-1917 1917-1917
Bill Schindler 1979-02-06 82.209 -- c 5-11 160 R R 1896-07-10 Perryville,MO MLB 1920-1920 1920-1920
Bob Schultz 1979-03-31 55.124 -- p 6-3 200 R L 1923-11-27 Louisville,KY MLB 1951-1955 1951-1955
Harry Simpson 1979-04-03 53.121 -- of-1b 6-1 190 L R 1925-12-03 Atlanta,GA MLB 1951-1959 1951-1959
Bud Sketchley 1979-12-19 60.264 -- of 5-10 180 L L 1919-03-30 Virden,MB MLB 1942-1942 1942-1942
Cy Slapnicka 1979-10-20 93.210 -- p 5-10 165 B R 1886-03-23 Cedar Rapids,IA MLB 1911-1918 1911-1918
Scottie Slayback 1979-11-30 78.055 -- 2b 5-8 165 R R 1901-10-05 Paducah,KY MLB 1926-1926 1926-1926
Joe Smaza 1979-05-30 55.327 -- of 5-11 175 L L 1923-07-07 Detroit,MI MLB 1946-1946 1946-1946
Vinnie Smith 1979-12-14 64.007 -- c 6-1 176 R R 1915-12-07 Richmond,VA MLB 1941-1946 1941-1946
Ed Stauffer 1979-07-02 81.172 -- p 5-11 185 R R 1898-01-10 Emsworth,PA MLB 1923-1925 1923-1925
Bill Steen 1979-03-13 91.121 -- p 6-0 180 R R 1887-11-11 Pittsburgh,PA MLB 1912-1915 1912-1915
Amos Strunk 1979-07-22 90.179 -- of 5-11 175 L L 1889-01-22 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1908-1924 1908-1924
Dizzy Sutherland 1979-08-26 57.139 -- p 6-0 200 L L 1922-04-09 Washington,DC MLB 1949-1949 1949-1949
Yank Terry 1979-11-04 68.266 -- p 6-1 180 R R 1911-02-11 Bedford,IN MLB 1940-1945 1940-1945
player name death date age death cause pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years
Forrest Thompson 1979-02-26 60.360 -- p 5-11 195 L L 1918-03-03 Mooresville,NC MLB 1948-1949 1948-1949
Red Tramback 1979-12-28 64.057 -- of 6-0 175 L L 1915-11-01 Iselin,PA MLB 1940-1940 1940-1940
Hal Trosky 1979-06-18 66.218 -- 1b 6-2 207 L R 1912-11-11 Norway,IA MLB 1933-1946 1933-1946
Bill Vargus 1979-02-12 79.092 -- p 6-0 165 L L 1899-11-11 North Scituate,MA MLB 1925-1926 1925-1926
Hal Wagner 1979-08-07 64.036 -- c 6-0 165 L R 1915-07-02 East Riverton,NJ MLB 1938-1949 1938-1949
Hap Ward 1979-09-13 93.301 -- of -- -- -- -- 1885-11-15 Leesburg,NJ MLB 1912-1912 1912-1912
Link Wasem 1979-03-06 68.035 -- c 5-9 180 R R 1911-01-30 Birmingham,OH MLB 1937-1937 1937-1937
George Washburn 1979-01-05 64.091 -- p 6-1 175 L R 1914-10-06 Solon,ME MLB 1941-1941 1941-1941
Lefty West 1979-07-23 63.323 -- p 6-0 165 R L 1915-09-03 Gibsonville,NC MLB 1944-1945 1944-1945
Mack Wheat 1979-08-14 86.064 -- c 5-11 167 R R 1893-06-09 Polo,MO MLB 1915-1921 1915-1921
Charlie Wiedemeyer 1979-10-27 65.269 -- p 6-3 180 L L 1914-01-31 Chicago,IL MLB 1934-1934 1934-1934
Steamboat Williams 1979-06-29 87.148 -- p 5-11 170 L R 1892-01-31 Cascade,MT MLB 1914-1916 1914-1916
Eddie Wilson 1979-04-11 69.216 -- of 5-11 165 L L 1909-09-07 Hamden,CT MLB 1936-1937 1936-1937
Ray Wolf 1979-10-06 75.082 -- 1b 5-11 175 R R 1904-07-15 Chicago,IL MLB 1927-1927 1927-1927
Del Young 1979-12-08 67.210 -- ss-2b 5-11 168 B R 1912-05-11 Cleveland,OH MLB 1937-1940 1937-1940
90 record(s)