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1979 Kinston Eagles

1979 > Class A > 1979 Carolina League
Overall: 67-69
Scored 590 runs, Allowed 596 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 67-69

Affiliation: Toronto Blue Jays-AL
Manager: Duane Larson
Represented: Kinston, NC
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1978 / 1980

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Jesse Barfield 19 136 540 477 66 126 24 5 8 71 6 0 49 126 .264 .342 .386 .728 184 9 2 3
2 Robert Bonnette 22 7 26 26 4 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 5 .231 .231 .346 .577 9 0 0 0
3 Albert Castillo* 19 47 136 104 18 22 1 0 0 7 1 0 28 21 .212 .381 .221 .602 23 1 2 1
4 Michael Coyne 19 110 382 329 35 71 4 5 1 33 7 3 44 66 .216 .308 .267 .575 88 1 5 3
5 Johnny Crawford* 26 81 262 228 33 59 14 4 5 30 0 0 33 76 .259 .355 .421 .776 96 1 0 0
6 Mike Darr 23 25 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
7 Eddie Dennis 19 126 496 472 70 145 19 4 4 52 18 11 14 38 .307 .329 .390 .719 184 3 4 3
8 William Ereu 20 34 121 109 16 30 2 3 0 14 3 0 8 15 .275 .325 .349 .674 38 1 1 2
9 Pedro Hernandez 20 122 481 430 50 98 13 6 1 35 8 5 44 72 .228 .300 .293 .593 126 1 5 1
10 Pat Kelly 23 96 382 350 48 108 23 6 1 50 10 0 17 66 .309 .349 .417 .766 146 8 1 6
11 Mike Lebo* 20 83 295 243 21 52 7 5 1 29 0 0 43 76 .214 .333 .296 .630 72 3 1 5
12 Richard Palmer 19 8 13 11 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 .273 .385 .273 .657 3 0 0 0
13 Benjamin Perez 23 121 453 411 63 103 13 0 0 33 11 4 33 30 .251 .309 .282 .591 116 3 3 3
14 Robert Silverman 22 136 562 504 57 123 9 12 2 43 12 10 50 59 .244 .314 .321 .636 162 3 2 3
15 Alfredo Velazquez# 20 16 39 37 2 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 13 .243 .282 .243 .525 9 0 0 0
16 Keith Walker* 21 38 86 76 8 22 5 0 3 18 1 0 7 25 .289 .353 .474 .827 36 1 1 1
17 Greg Wells 25 37 162 146 28 52 9 2 10 27 2 0 12 13 .356 .401 .651 1.052 95 1 0 3
18 Rocket Wheeler 24 132 556 493 69 145 24 5 5 69 6 0 48 43 .294 .362 .394 .755 194 6 6 3
18 Players 21.4 137 4996 4449 590 1173 167 57 42 515 85 33 435 750 .264 .332 .355 .688 1580 42 33 37 20
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
Only players for whom we have stats are shown. See roster for more complete team list.

Team Pitching

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age 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
1 William Baltz 26 0 0 7.20 4 0 0 0 1 10.0 9 9 8 1 7 0 8 0 0 1 1.600 8.1 0.9 6.3 7.2 1.14
2 Vernon Benson* 29 3 2 .600 2.70 7 4 4 2 0 40.0 34 16 12 0 10 0 23 0 0 2 1.100 7.6 0.0 2.2 5.2 2.30
3 David Buckley* 24 9 10 .474 3.71 30 17 4 0 0 148.0 158 79 61 9 55 3 95 6 0 12 1.439 9.6 0.5 3.3 5.8 1.73
4 Gregory Coughlin* 20 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.000 18.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.00
5 Mike Cuellar 19 3 5 .375 2.57 11 9 2 1 1 63.0 60 38 18 2 22 0 31 4 1 5 1.302 8.6 0.3 3.1 4.4 1.41
6 Mike Darr 23 10 9 .526 3.21 25 24 4 1 0 154.0 158 86 55 3 106 3 109 5 1 16 1.714 9.2 0.2 6.2 6.4 1.03
7 Thomas DeJak* 21 6 6 .500 3.41 33 6 1 0 0 95.0 92 42 36 1 32 5 78 3 1 6 1.305 8.7 0.1 3.0 7.4 2.44
8 Jesse Flores 23 7 6 .538 3.37 26 16 1 1 1 123.0 117 65 46 6 43 1 95 4 1 8 1.301 8.6 0.4 3.1 7.0 2.21
9 Paul Gambrell* 21 0 0 3.00 2 0 0 0 0 3.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0.667 3.0 0.0 3.0 9.0 3.00
10 Orvin Kiser 25 0 1 .000 9.00 2 0 0 0 0 3.0 1 3 3 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 2.000 3.0 0.0 15.0 3.0 0.20
11 Ed Ricks 28 2 7 .222 5.24 21 13 3 0 0 91.0 95 70 53 4 68 0 65 2 1 11 1.791 9.4 0.4 6.7 6.4 0.96
12 Jay Robertson 21 7 5 .583 2.36 38 0 0 0 9 84.0 72 28 22 5 33 5 69 2 0 8 1.250 7.7 0.5 3.5 7.4 2.09
13 Rafael Santana 21 10 7 .588 3.49 26 23 4 0 1 142.0 143 65 55 8 57 0 102 4 1 9 1.408 9.1 0.5 3.6 6.5 1.79
14 David Smith 24 0 3 .000 4.85 6 6 0 0 0 26.0 33 20 14 2 18 1 22 1 4 4 1.962 11.4 0.7 6.2 7.6 1.22
15 Mark Stoeber 22 2 1 .667 1.57 14 0 0 0 3 23.0 20 5 4 0 6 2 18 2 1 1 1.130 7.8 0.0 2.3 7.0 3.00
16 Keith Walker* 21 4 3 .571 2.54 15 10 2 1 1 71.0 55 21 20 8 26 0 63 2 1 6 1.141 7.0 1.0 3.3 8.0 2.42
17 Rocket Wheeler 24 0 0 13.50 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 6 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3.000 27.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
18 Randy Wiens 22 2 1 .667 5.21 8 0 0 0 2 19.0 22 11 11 1 6 0 13 1 0 2 1.474 10.4 0.5 2.8 6.2 2.17
19 Ken Wright 22 2 3 .400 6.19 14 9 0 0 3 48.0 49 34 33 2 32 0 38 1 0 6 1.688 9.2 0.4 6.0 7.1 1.19
19 Players 22.7 67 69 .493 3.58 137 137 112 25 8 22 1145.0 1127 596 455 52 528 20 835 38 12 97 1.445 8.9 0.4 4.2 6.6 1.58
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Pat Kelly 77 508 53 9 5 .984 7.29 13
Mike Lebo 57 327 36 8 5 .978 6.37 16
Alfredo Velazquez 9 29 7 2 1 .947 4.00 3
Richard Palmer 6 30 3 2 1 .943 5.50 2

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Rocket Wheeler 52 409 35 5 34 .989 8.54
Greg Wells 37 351 26 5 27 .987 10.19
Mike Lebo 20 179 8 7 12 .964 9.35
Pat Kelly 14 98 9 2 7 .982 7.64
Johnny Crawford 12 95 6 3 6 .971 8.42
Robert Bonnette 2 13 0 0 3 1.000 6.50

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Eddie Dennis 101 225 269 21 49 .959 4.89
Benjamin Perez 40 65 106 5 15 .972 4.28
William Ereu 2 1 6 1 0 .875 3.50

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Rocket Wheeler 78 56 148 16 9 .927 2.62
Benjamin Perez 57 52 103 11 10 .934 2.72
Pedro Hernandez 5 4 6 2 1 .833 2.00
Robert Bonnette 4 5 10 1 4 .938 3.75

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Pedro Hernandez 113 145 283 46 46 .903 3.79
Eddie Dennis 25 48 61 4 10 .965 4.36
William Ereu 2 2 5 2 0 .778 3.50
Rocket Wheeler 2 1 1 1 1 .667 1.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jesse Barfield 136 284 19 17 1 .947 2.23
Robert Silverman 136 224 14 5 4 .979 1.75
Michael Coyne 105 167 9 5 1 .972 1.68
Albert Castillo 31 37 1 3 0 .927 1.23
William Ereu 14 22 5 4 0 .871 1.93
Rocket Wheeler 4 3 0 0 0 1.000 0.75
Pat Kelly 1 0 1 1 0 .500 1.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jay Robertson 38 1 23 2 0 .923 0.63
Thomas DeJak 33 4 18 1 1 .957 0.67
David Buckley 30 9 37 3 3 .939 1.53
Jesse Flores 26 6 5 2 1 .846 0.42
Rafael Santana 26 9 28 5 2 .881 1.42
Mike Darr 25 6 26 6 0 .842 1.28
Ed Ricks 21 6 12 2 1 .900 0.86
Keith Walker 15 2 9 2 0 .846 0.73
Mark Stoeber 14 1 7 0 0 1.000 0.57
Ken Wright 14 2 12 0 0 1.000 1.00
Mike Cuellar 11 6 13 1 0 .950 1.73
Randy Wiens 8 3 2 1 0 .833 0.63
Vernon Benson 7 3 12 0 0 1.000 2.14
David Smith 6 1 7 1 1 .889 1.33
William Baltz 4 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.50
Paul Gambrell 2 0 0 0 0 0.00
Orvin Kiser 2 0 0 0 0 0.00
Gregory Coughlin 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Rocket Wheeler 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
William Baltz 26 R R 6' 6.0" 220 1953
Jesse Barfield 19 R R 6' 1.0" 200 Oct 29, 1959 Joliet, IL, US
Vernon Benson 29 S L 6' 4.0" 167 1950
Robert Bonnette 22 R R 5' 11.0" 173 1957
David Buckley 24 S L 6' 2.0" 168 Feb 15, 1955
Albert Castillo 19 L L 5' 9.0" 165 1960
Gregory Coughlin 20 L L 6' 1.0" 195 1959
Michael Coyne 19 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Apr 21, 1960
Johnny Crawford 26 L L 6' 0.0" 195 Oct 2, 1952 Memphis, TN, US
Mike Cuellar 19 R R 6' 2.0" 188 Jul 7, 1959 La Habana, La Habana, CU
Mike Darr 23 R R 6' 4.0" 190 Mar 23, 1956 Pomona, CA, US
Thomas DeJak 21 R L 5' 11.0" 160 1958
Eddie Dennis 19 R R 5' 10.0" 150 Oct 14, 1959 La Romana, La Romana, DO
William Ereu 20 R R 5' 11.0" 150 Mar 10, 1959 Siquisique, VE
Jesse Flores 23 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Oct 5, 1955 Sacramento, CA, US
Paul Gambrell 21 L 6' 1.0" 203 1958
Pedro Hernandez 20 R R 6' 1.0" 160 Apr 4, 1959 La Romana, La Romana, DO
Pat Kelly 23 R R 6' 3.0" 210 Aug 27, 1955 Santa Maria, CA, US
Orvin Kiser 25 R R 6' 3.0" 200 1954
Mike Lebo 20 L R 6' 4.0" 215 Aug 22, 1958 Harrisburg, PA, US
Richard Palmer 19 R R 6' 0.0" 180 1960
Benjamin Perez 23 R R 5' 10.0" 165 1956
Ed Ricks 28 R R 6' 4.0" 190 Jan 5, 1951
Jay Robertson 21 R R 6' 5.0" 215 Sep 17, 1957 Sacramento, CA, US
Rafael Santana 21 R R 6' 1.0" 145 Mar 4, 1958 Hato Mayor del Rey, Hato Mayor, DO
Robert Silverman 22 R R 5' 11.0" 181 1957
David Smith 24 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Jun 20, 1955
Mark Stoeber 22 R R 6' 3.0" 195 1957
Alfredo Velazquez 20 S R 6' 2.0" 180 1959
Keith Walker 21 L L 6' 2.0" 185 Oct 1, 1957 Arlington, TX, US
Greg Wells 25 R R 6' 5.0" 218 Apr 25, 1954 McIntosh, AL, US
Rocket Wheeler 24 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Jan 11, 1955 Houston, TX, US
Randy Wiens 22 R R 6' 4.0" 190 1957
Ken Wright 22 R R 6' 3.0" 190 Sep 19, 1956 Paris, TX, US

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