From BR Bullpen
|1979 in baseball|
|1979 National League|
|Cuban National League|
|<< 1978 1980 >>|
 Season summary
- Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
|Rank||Team||G||W||L||T||WPCT||GB||RS (RS/G)||RA (RA/G)||AVG||OBP||SLG||ERA||FPCT|
|1||Pittsburgh Pirates||163||98||64||1||.601||-.-||775 (4.75)||643 (3.94)||0.272||0.329||0.416||3.41||0.979|
|2||Montreal Expos||160||95||65||0||.594||2.0||701 (4.38)||581 (3.63)||0.264||0.318||0.408||3.14||0.979|
|3||St. Louis Cardinals||163||86||76||1||.528||12.0||731 (4.48)||693 (4.25)||0.278||0.332||0.401||3.72||0.980|
|4||Philadelphia Phillies||163||84||78||1||.515||14.0||683 (4.19)||718 (4.40)||0.266||0.339||0.396||4.16||0.983|
|5||Chicago Cubs||162||80||82||0||.494||18.0||706 (4.36)||707 (4.36)||0.269||0.327||0.403||3.88||0.975|
|6||New York Mets||163||63||99||1||.387||35.0||593 (3.64)||706 (4.33)||0.250||0.312||0.350||3.84||0.978|
|1||Cincinnati Reds||161||90||71||0||.559||-.-||731 (4.54)||644 (4.00)||0.264||0.338||0.396||3.58||0.980|
|2||Houston Astros||162||89||73||0||.549||1.5||583 (3.60)||582 (3.59)||0.256||0.315||0.344||3.20||0.978|
|3||Los Angeles Dodgers||162||79||83||0||.488||11.5||739 (4.56)||717 (4.43)||0.263||0.331||0.412||3.83||0.981|
|4||San Francisco Giants||162||71||91||0||.438||19.5||672 (4.15)||751 (4.64)||0.246||0.319||0.365||4.16||0.974|
|5||San Diego Padres||161||68||93||0||.422||22.0||603 (3.75)||681 (4.23)||0.242||0.309||0.348||3.69||0.978|
|6||Atlanta Braves||160||66||94||0||.413||23.5||669 (4.18)||763 (4.77)||0.256||0.318||0.377||4.18||0.970|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
 Award winners
The winners of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, were Keith Hernandez of the St. Louis Cardinals and Willie Stargell of the Pittsburgh Pirates. In the award's voting, both had 216 out of a possible 336 points and 10 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Rick Sutcliffe, a pitcher with the Los Angeles Dodgers. In the award's voting, he had 20 out of a possible 24 points and 20 first place votes.
 Gold Gloves
The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.
 Hall of Fame Game
The thirty-seventh annual Hall of Fame Game was played on August 6 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the National League's San Diego Padres lost to the Texas Rangers of the American League by a score of 12 to 5.
 Notable events