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1979 Minor League Baseball League Encyclopedia

Year Index / Affiliations / Map of Teams / Batting Leaders / Pitching Leaders / Other Years: 1978 / 1980

League-by-League Batting

Rk Lg Lev Tms BatAge R/G G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
22 American League Major League 14 27.8 4.67 2254 86251 76704 10527 20682 3529 548 2006 9908 1497 831 7413 10115 .270 .334 .408 .743 31325 1913 422 947 765 560
23 National League Major League 12 28.3 4.22 1942 74106 66088 8186 17229 2886 518 1427 7650 1486 767 6188 9920 .261 .325 .385 .709 25432 1413 332 949 549 806
11 American Association AAA 8 24.9 4.83 1086 40916 35538 5250 9616 1687 283 840 4847 942 443 4361 5397 .271 .352 .405 .757 14389 267 419 331 322
12 Inter-American League AAA 6 27.5 3.46 373 11255 1290 2939 429 90 109 1149 271 .261 .344 3875
13 International League AAA 8 24.9 4.04 1120 40784 36215 4527 9169 1501 305 689 4135 659 331 3575 5670 .253 .322 .369 .691 13347 274 412 308 280
14 Mexican League AAA 20 18.0 3.94 2670 99556 88450 10520 23919 3117 707 1016 9361 1415 1197 8335 11625 .270 .336 .356 .692 31498 769 1319 683 879
15 Pacific Coast League AAA 10 25.3 4.97 1474 56001 48875 7328 13632 2270 542 786 6635 1388 647 5862 7116 .279 .356 .396 .752 19344 283 488 493 370
8 Eastern League AA 6 22.6 4.71 834 30663 26716 3924 7096 1074 234 620 3502 725 410 3158 4252 .266 .345 .393 .738 10498 223 306 260 146
9 Southern League AA 10 22.8 4.45 1434 52417 45570 6381 11965 1967 339 959 5725 1249 490 5584 7070 .263 .345 .384 .728 17487 323 541 399 306
10 Texas League AA 8 22.7 4.78 1074 39577 34643 5133 9763 1650 273 689 4597 976 488 4001 5189 .282 .358 .405 .763 14026 278 354 301 164
1 California League A 10 21.7 5.46 1400 54173 46449 7640 12525 1987 396 933 6641 1602 687 6494 8704 .270 .361 .390 .751 18103 371 442 417 271
2 Carolina League A 6 21.3 4.35 820 30148 26261 3565 6715 1036 247 321 3059 828 272 3092 4764 .256 .337 .351 .687 9208 225 353 217 132
3 Florida State League A 10 21.2 3.69 1392 50159 43740 5138 10905 1437 285 364 4454 1320 658 5099 7610 .249 .331 .320 .651 14004 394 578 348 313
4 Midwest League A 8 21.0 4.84 1074 40018 34193 5196 8715 1446 220 592 4426 1351 531 4858 6259 .255 .350 .362 .712 12377 324 317 326 134
5 Western Carolinas League A 6 20.8 4.65 826 30437 26398 3839 6680 1075 178 487 3262 955 389 3269 5228 .253 .339 .363 .702 9572 278 287 205 233
6 New York-Pennsylvania League Short-Season A 10 20.7 5.50 694 27159 22645 3814 5846 884 225 349 3249 804 217 3809 4201 .258 .367 .363 .731 8227 240 233 232 95
7 Northwest League Short-Season A 8 20.7 5.29 570 22508 19060 3016 4905 718 202 238 2569 727 305 2812 3814 .257 .356 .354 .710 6741 217 228 191 90
24 Appalachian League Rookie 6 20.4 5.17 412 14501 12222 2131 3112 522 99 260 1798 315 106 1914 2186 .255 .358 .377 .735 4612 117 137 111 54
25 Gulf Coast League Rookie 7 20.2 5.35 368 14402 12216 1969 3210 427 131 95 1625 478 205 1830 1733 .263 .360 .343 .702 4184 107 98 151 60
26 Pioneer League Rookie 8 20.0 6.22 548 22017 19008 3408 5167 770 227 315 2821 713 274 2476 4329 .272 .360 .386 .746 7336 221 163 149 89
16 Japan Central League Foreign 6 29.5 4.42 780 29320 26095 3448 6828 1038 96 945 3303 455 260 2360 4567 .262 .327 .417 .744 10893 561 232 479 154 171
17 Japan Pacific League Foreign 6 29.2 4.64 780 29355 26333 3618 7208 1158 120 934 3454 735 326 2149 3480 .274 .333 .433 .766 11408 552 278 393 202 104
18 Dominican Winter League Winter
19 Mexican Pacific Winter League Winter
20 Puerto Rican Winter League Winter
21 Venezuelan Winter League Winter
27 Arizona Instructional League Winter Rookie
28 Florida Instructional League Winter Rookie

League-by-League Pitching

Rk Lg Lev Tms PAge R/G W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
18 American League Major League 14 27.4 4.67 1128 1128 .500 4.22 2256 2254 1703 551 116 417 20051.2 20682 10527 9393 2006 7413 560 10115 422 55 653 86262 1.401 9.3 0.9 3.3 4.5 1.36
19 National League Major League 12 28.2 4.22 969 969 .500 3.73 1942 1942 1580 362 121 423 17426.2 17229 8186 7224 1427 6188 806 9920 332 111 493 74116 1.344 8.9 0.7 3.2 5.1 1.60
11 American Association AAA 8 24.5 4.83 543 543 .500 4.42 1086 1086 871 215 58 211 9253.0 9616 5250 4549 840 4361 322 5397 267 75 370 1.511 9.4 0.8 4.2 5.2 1.24
12 Inter-American League AAA 6 26.6 3.49 188 188 .500 3.03 373 373 305 68 18 56 2928.0 2908 1300 985 982 1307 1.329 8.9 3.0 4.0 1.33
13 International League AAA 8 25.0 4.04 558 558 .500 3.64 1120 1120 795 325 70 189 9570.0 9169 4527 3868 689 3575 280 5670 274 49 512 1.332 8.6 0.6 3.4 5.3 1.59
14 Mexican League AAA 20 3.94 1335 1335 .500 3.35 2670 2670 1615 1055 275 284 23234.0 23919 10520 8644 1016 8335 879 11625 769 58 785 1.388 9.3 0.4 3.2 4.5 1.39
15 Pacific Coast League AAA 10 24.9 4.97 737 737 .500 4.42 1474 1474 1145 329 87 273 12624.0 13632 7328 6197 787 5862 378 7117 281 76 690 1.544 9.7 0.6 4.2 5.1 1.21
8 Eastern League AA 6 23.0 4.71 417 417 .500 4.13 834 834 577 257 41 131 6986.0 7096 3924 3202 620 3158 146 4252 223 31 427 1.468 9.1 0.8 4.1 5.5 1.35
9 Southern League AA 10 22.4 4.45 713 713 .500 4.06 1434 1434 1042 392 89 257 11916.0 11965 6381 5379 959 5575 306 7059 323 96 584 1.472 9.0 0.7 4.2 5.3 1.27
10 Texas League AA 8 23.0 4.78 537 537 .500 4.32 1074 1074 764 310 63 161 8901.0 9763 5133 4277 689 4001 164 5189 278 61 435 1.546 9.9 0.7 4.0 5.2 1.30
1 California League A 10 22.0 5.45 700 700 .500 4.58 1400 1400 1106 294 55 228 12013.0 12525 7635 6113 925 6494 271 8704 365 120 1008 1.583 9.4 0.7 4.9 6.5 1.34
2 Carolina League A 6 21.5 4.35 409 409 .500 3.57 820 820 596 224 50 129 6883.0 6715 3565 2727 321 3092 132 4764 225 66 452 1.425 8.8 0.4 4.0 6.2 1.54
3 Florida State League A 10 21.7 3.69 691 691 .500 3.16 1392 1392 963 429 145 193 11659.0 10905 5138 4090 363 5099 312 7510 405 114 631 1.373 8.4 0.3 3.9 5.8 1.47
4 Midwest League A 8 21.1 4.84 535 535 .500 4.05 1074 1074 762 312 61 149 8959.0 8715 5196 4036 592 4858 134 6259 324 84 635 1.515 8.8 0.6 4.9 6.3 1.29
5 Western Carolinas League A 6 20.6 4.65 412 412 .500 3.80 826 826 647 179 56 135 6947.0 6680 3839 2934 487 3269 233 5228 278 102 531 1.432 8.7 0.6 4.2 6.8 1.60
6 New York-Pennsylvania League Short-Season A 10 20.6 5.50 346 346 .500 4.51 694 694 551 143 31 107 5873.0 5846 3814 2942 349 3809 95 4201 240 34 501 1.644 9.0 0.5 5.8 6.4 1.10
7 Northwest League Short-Season A 8 20.3 5.29 285 285 .500 4.19 570 570 463 107 21 95 4982.0 4905 3016 2321 238 2812 90 3814 217 31 414 1.549 8.9 0.4 5.1 6.9 1.36
20 Appalachian League Rookie 6 19.7 5.17 205 205 .500 4.78 412 412 294 118 22 57 3185.0 3112 2131 1691 260 1914 54 2186 117 40 179 1.578 8.8 0.7 5.4 6.2 1.14
21 Gulf Coast League Rookie 7 20.2 5.35 184 184 .500 4.13 368 368 328 40 27 69 3155.0 3210 1969 1448 95 1830 60 1733 107 52 217 1.597 9.2 0.3 5.2 4.9 0.95
22 Pioneer League Rookie 8 19.8 6.22 274 274 .500 4.75 548 548 452 96 21 97 4783.0 5167 3408 2527 315 2476 89 4329 221 58 439 1.598 9.7 0.6 4.7 8.1 1.75
16 Japan Central League Foreign 6 27.2 4.42 352 352 .500 4.06 780 780 636 144 58 143 6874.2 6828 3448 3099 945 2361 171 4567 232 9 97 29320 1.337 8.9 1.2 3.1 6.0 1.93
17 Japan Pacific League Foreign 6 28.0 4.64 358 358 .500 4.23 780 780 523 257 39 98 6841.2 7208 3618 3215 934 2149 104 3480 152 8 81 29360 1.368 9.5 1.2 2.8 4.6 1.62

League-by-League Fielding

Rk Lg Lev Tms G CG PO A E DP Fld% PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Attendance
18 American League Major League 14 2256 60155 25461 1962 2318 .978 182 1496 831 36%
19 National League Major League 12 1942 52280 21515 1669 1783 .978 160 1486 766 34%
11 American Association AAA 8 1086 27759 11821 1203 998 .971 82
12 Inter-American League AAA 6 373
13 International League AAA 8 1120 28707 12138 1117 1007 .973 112
14 Mexican League AAA 20 2670 69702 30024 3024 2441 .971 319
15 Pacific Coast League AAA 10 1474 37874 16299 1720 1454 .969 164
8 Eastern League AA 6 834 20957 8938 1116 748 .964 143
9 Southern League AA 10 1434 35750 15389 1720 1344 .967 181
10 Texas League AA 8 1074 26706 11722 1360 1087 .966 146
1 California League A 10 1400 36042 15485 2298 1267 .957 297
2 Carolina League A 6 820 20648 9059 1343 703 .957 174
3 Florida State League A 10 1392 34975 14810 1835 1229 .964 239
4 Midwest League A 8 1074 26877 11486 1805 918 .955 204
5 Western Carolinas League A 6 826 20838 8620 1377 659 .955 153
6 New York-Pennsylvania League Short-Season A 10 694 17623 7215 1307 618 .950 212
7 Northwest League Short-Season A 8 570 14950 6249 1175 495 .947 230
20 Appalachian League Rookie 6 412 9557 3842 627 304 .955 66
21 Gulf Coast League Rookie 7 368 9463 4310 749 364 .948 117
22 Pioneer League Rookie 8 548 14350 5884 1262 421 .941 215
16 Japan Central League Foreign 6 780 542 .000
17 Japan Pacific League Foreign 6 780 607 .000

Pro Baseball Map for 1979

ALL TEAMS ARE LOCATED IN THE CENTER OF THE TOWN THEY ARE LISTED IN. We have not located the actual location of the ballpark.

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League Teams

Lg Lev Tm
American Association AAA Denver Bears, Evansville Triplets, Indianapolis Indians, Iowa Oaks, Oklahoma City 89ers, Omaha Royals, Springfield Redbirds, Wichita Aeros
Inter-American League AAA Caracas Metropolitanos, Maracaibo Petroleros de Zulia, Miami Amigos, Panama Bangueros, Puerto Rico Boricuas, Santo Domingo Azucareros
International League AAA Charleston Charlies, Columbus Clippers, Pawtucket Red Sox, Richmond Braves, Rochester Red Wings, Syracuse Chiefs, Tidewater Tides, Toledo Mud Hens
Mexican League AAA Aguascalientes Rieleros, Chihuahua Dorados, Ciudad Juarez Indios, Coahuila Mineros, Coatzacoalcos Azules, Cordoba Cafeteros, Durango Alacranes, Leon Bravos,
Mexico City Diablos Rojos, Mexico City Tigres, Monterrey Sultanes, Nuevo Laredo Tecolotes, Poza Rica Petroleros, Puebla Angeles, Saltillo Saraperos, Tabasco Plataneros,
Tampico Alijadores, Union Laguna Algodoneros, Veracruz Aguila, Yucatan Leones
Pacific Coast League AAA Albuquerque Dukes, Hawaii Islanders, Ogden A's, Phoenix Giants, Portland Beavers, Salt Lake City Gulls, Spokane Indians, Tacoma Tugs,
Tucson Toros, Vancouver Canadians
Eastern League AA Bristol Red Sox, Buffalo Bisons, Holyoke Millers, Reading Phillies, Waterbury A's, West Haven Yankees
Southern League AA Charlotte O's, Chattanooga Lookouts, Columbus Astros, Jacksonville Suns, Knoxville Sox, Memphis Chicks, Montgomery Rebels, Nashville Sounds,
Orlando Twins, Savannah Braves
Texas League AA Amarillo Gold Sox, Arkansas Travelers, El Paso Diablos, Jackson Mets, Midland Cubs, San Antonio Dodgers, Shreveport Captains, Tulsa Drillers
California League A Bakersfield Outlaws, Fresno Giants, Lodi Dodgers, Modesto A's, Reno Silver Sox, Salinas Angels, San Jose Missions, Santa Clara Padres,
Stockton Ports, Visalia Oaks
Carolina League A Alexandria Mariners, Kinston Eagles, Lynchburg Mets, Peninsula Pilots, Salem Pirates, Winston-Salem Red Sox
Florida State League A Daytona Beach Astros, Dunedin Blue Jays, Fort Lauderdale Yankees, Fort Myers Royals, Lakeland Tigers, Miami Orioles, St. Petersburg Cardinals, Tampa Tarpons,
West Palm Beach Expos, Winter Haven Red Sox
Midwest League A Appleton Foxes, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Giants, Clinton Dodgers, Quad Cities Cubs, Waterloo Indians, Wausau Timbers, Wisconsin Rapids Twins
Western Carolinas League A Asheville Tourists, Gastonia Cardinals, Greensboro Hornets, Greenwood Braves, Shelby Pirates, Spartanburg Phillies
New York-Pennsylvania League Short-Season A Auburn Red Stars, Batavia Trojans, Elmira Pioneers, Geneva Cubs, Jamestown Expos, Little Falls Mets, Newark Co-Pilots, Niagara Falls Pirates,
Oneonta Yankees, Utica Blue Jays
Northwest League Short-Season A Bellingham Mariners, Central Oregon Phillies, Eugene Emeralds, Grays Harbor Loggers, Medford A's, Salem Senators, Victoria Mussels, Walla Walla Padres
Appalachian League Rookie Bluefield Orioles, Bristol Tigers, Elizabethton Twins, Johnson City Cardinals, Kingsport Braves, Paintsville Yankees
Gulf Coast League Rookie GCL Astros, GCL Braves, GCL Cubs, GCL Pirates, GCL Rangers, GCL Royals Blue, GCL Royals Gold
Pioneer League Rookie Billings Mustangs, Butte Copper Kings, Calgary Expos, Great Falls Giants, Helena Phillies, Idaho Falls Angels, Lethbridge Dodgers, Medicine Hat Blue Jays
Japan Central League Foreign Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
Japan Pacific League Foreign Hankyu Braves, Lotte Orions, Nankai Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Seibu Lions
Dominican Winter League Winter
Mexican Pacific Winter League Winter
Puerto Rican Winter League Winter
Venezuelan Winter League Winter
Arizona Instructional League Winter Rookie
Florida Instructional League Winter Rookie