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1979 Indianapolis Indians

1979 > Class AAA > 1979 American Association (East)
Overall: 67-69
Scored 527 runs, Allowed 559 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 64-72

Affiliation: Cincinnati Reds-NL
Manager: Roy Majtyka
Represented: Indianapolis, IN
Ballpark: Owen J. Bush Stadium (Indianapolis, IN)
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 Butch Alberts 29 69 271 241 32 70 9 4 6 40 6 3 20 37 .290 .352 .436 .788 105 5 1 4
2 Jimmy Arline* 25 15 51 47 6 8 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 7 .170 .235 .213 .448 10 0 0 0
3 Bruce Berenyi 24 26 60 48 4 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 15 .125 .192 .125 .317 6 1 8 0
4 Steve Bowling 27 3 10 9 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 .222 .300 .556 .856 5 0 0 0
5 Sheldon Burnside 24 39 11 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 2 0
6 George Cappuzzello 25 19 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0
7 Geoff Combe 23 14 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
8 Doug Corbett 26 69 15 9 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 .333 .500 .333 .833 3 0 3 0
9 Randy Davidson 26 88 235 212 22 43 7 1 1 14 7 1 15 18 .203 .260 .259 .519 55 2 4 2
10 Arturo DeFreites 26 65 262 240 32 62 11 3 8 33 1 0 16 57 .258 .305 .429 .735 103 2 0 4
11 Dan Dumoulin 25 18 16 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 0 4 0
12 Mickey Duval 24 117 320 294 31 60 9 1 0 21 8 4 25 55 .204 .266 .241 .508 71 0 1 0
13 Mike Grace 23 125 468 409 54 112 19 6 8 42 8 5 54 78 .274 .357 .408 .765 167 0 3 2
14 Jay Howell 23 24 46 42 2 9 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 8 .214 .233 .214 .447 9 0 3 0
15 Charlie Leibrandt 22 27 56 49 3 6 0 0 1 3 0 0 5 26 .122 .204 .184 .387 9 0 2 0
16 Don Lyle 24 114 445 390 41 100 16 1 17 62 7 5 46 81 .256 .336 .433 .770 169 3 2 4
17 Dave May 27 11 16 14 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .286 .333 .286 .619 4 0 1 0
18 Sam Mejias 27 47 201 178 21 50 15 1 4 25 5 2 18 26 .281 .347 .444 .791 79 0 5 0
19 Eddie Milner* 24 30 109 98 9 18 0 2 0 5 2 1 8 15 .184 .250 .224 .474 22 1 1 1
20 Dave Moore 24 30 55 49 4 10 1 0 0 8 0 1 4 23 .204 .264 .224 .489 11 0 2 0
21 Paul Moskau 25 4 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .667 .000 .667 0 0 0 0
22 Tommy Mutz* 26 97 295 253 28 57 9 1 6 29 1 3 36 45 .225 .323 .340 .663 86 2 1 3
23 Nyls Nyman* 25 44 155 143 14 27 6 0 3 11 2 1 11 18 .189 .247 .294 .540 42 0 1 0
24 Paul O'Neill 24 32 117 109 11 27 4 0 6 18 0 0 6 16 .248 .299 .450 .749 49 2 0 0
25 Ron Oester# 23 136 570 509 62 143 19 6 2 33 23 8 48 60 .281 .346 .354 .700 180 4 7 2
26 Frank Pastore 21 10 25 21 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 .095 .174 .095 .269 2 0 2 0
27 Larry Rothschild* 25 38 35 28 3 10 4 0 0 2 0 0 2 5 .357 .387 .500 .887 14 0 4 1
28 Manny Sarmiento 23 19 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 1 0
29 Mario Soto 22 15 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 1 0
30 Harry Spilman* 24 71 306 267 42 77 13 3 3 27 12 2 37 29 .288 .374 .393 .767 105 0 1 1
31 Angel Torres* 26 20 12 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .100 .100 .100 .200 1 0 2 0
32 John Valle 24 127 462 408 65 96 20 2 23 71 9 0 50 85 .235 .318 .463 .781 189 1 0 3
33 Don Werner 26 99 312 260 35 66 18 3 7 36 1 4 41 52 .254 .362 .427 .789 111 5 3 3
33 Players 24.7 136 4954 4366 527 1070 182 34 96 488 92 41 465 784 .245 .320 .368 .688 1608 28 65 30 40
* - 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 Bruce Berenyi 24 9 9 .500 2.82 25 25 6 3 0 166.0 134 64 52 0 98 7 136 4 0 13 1.398 7.3 0.0 5.3 7.4 1.39
2 Sheldon Burnside* 24 6 4 .600 3.00 39 2 0 0 5 57.0 50 22 19 3 33 3 48 4 0 2 1.456 7.9 0.5 5.2 7.6 1.45
3 George Cappuzzello* 25 1 1 .500 12.71 19 0 0 0 3 17.0 17 26 24 3 19 0 13 1 0 1 2.118 9.0 1.6 10.1 6.9 0.68
4 Geoff Combe 23 1 0 1.000 4.50 14 0 0 0 0 22.0 28 12 11 2 16 1 7 0 0 1 2.000 11.5 0.8 6.5 2.9 0.44
5 Doug Corbett 26 3 6 .333 2.95 69 0 0 0 8 110.0 94 38 36 9 39 2 77 3 0 0 1.209 7.7 0.7 3.2 6.3 1.97
6 Dan Dumoulin 25 2 2 .500 5.69 18 7 0 0 0 49.0 51 33 31 1 59 0 19 2 0 4 2.245 9.4 0.2 10.8 3.5 0.32
7 Jay Howell 23 10 10 .500 5.13 24 23 2 2 0 128.0 121 82 73 6 84 4 79 1 1 8 1.602 8.5 0.4 5.9 5.6 0.94
8 Charlie Leibrandt* 22 8 14 .364 2.94 27 26 5 2 0 162.0 146 67 53 7 65 2 100 2 4 2 1.302 8.1 0.4 3.6 5.6 1.54
9 Dave May 27 3 0 1.000 4.19 11 6 0 0 0 43.0 36 21 20 3 26 0 16 0 0 0 1.442 7.5 0.6 5.4 3.3 0.62
10 Dave Moore 24 8 12 .400 4.32 28 22 6 2 1 146.0 142 82 70 14 71 3 84 5 0 3 1.459 8.8 0.9 4.4 5.2 1.18
11 Paul Moskau 25 0 0 0.00 2 2 0 0 0 5.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0.600 3.6 0.0 1.8 9.0 5.00
12 Frank Pastore 21 7 2 .778 2.78 10 10 5 0 0 68.0 51 21 21 6 17 0 69 1 1 3 1.000 6.8 0.8 2.2 9.1 4.06
13 Larry Rothschild 25 1 6 .143 5.27 33 10 0 0 6 82.0 85 52 48 3 56 3 68 1 0 3 1.720 9.3 0.3 6.1 7.5 1.21
14 Manny Sarmiento 23 1 0 1.000 2.37 19 0 0 0 2 38.0 41 14 10 2 11 1 34 0 0 1 1.368 9.7 0.5 2.6 8.1 3.09
15 Mario Soto 22 1 1 .500 3.96 15 0 0 0 2 25.0 20 11 11 3 18 2 38 2 1 3 1.520 7.2 1.1 6.5 13.7 2.11
16 Angel Torres* 26 6 2 .750 2.77 19 3 1 0 3 39.0 36 14 12 4 14 1 23 0 0 0 1.282 8.3 0.9 3.2 5.3 1.64
16 Players 24.1 67 69 .493 3.82 136 136 111 25 11 30 1157.0 1054 559 491 66 627 29 816 26 7 44 1.453 8.2 0.5 4.9 6.3 1.30
* - 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
Tommy Mutz 74 443 48 14 8 .972 6.64 5
Don Werner 71 422 49 12 9 .975 6.63 3

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Arturo DeFreites 65 538 45 7 49 .988 8.97
Butch Alberts 47 378 35 5 24 .988 8.79
Harry Spilman 15 109 8 1 13 .992 7.80
Don Werner 9 53 8 0 6 1.000 6.78
John Valle 8 69 2 3 5 .959 8.88
Nyls Nyman 4 10 2 0 0 1.000 3.00
Randy Davidson 2 15 1 0 2 1.000 8.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mike Grace 90 154 239 12 39 .970 4.37
Randy Davidson 66 110 171 9 29 .969 4.26

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Harry Spilman 60 45 84 7 8 .949 2.15
Mike Grace 43 23 50 4 7 .948 1.70
Paul O'Neill 32 17 59 10 3 .884 2.38
Butch Alberts 17 12 15 3 1 .900 1.59

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ron Oester 136 244 397 31 81 .954 4.71
Mike Grace 1 2 1 0 0 1.000 3.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
John Valle 111 164 9 5 2 .972 1.56
Don Lyle 108 183 11 7 3 .965 1.80
Mickey Duval 96 145 12 2 4 .987 1.64
Sam Mejias 46 112 4 0 0 1.000 2.52
Nyls Nyman 35 50 2 1 0 .981 1.49
Eddie Milner 25 49 2 2 0 .962 2.04
Jimmy Arline 13 29 0 0 0 1.000 2.23
Butch Alberts 4 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.25
Mike Grace 4 11 1 0 0 1.000 3.00
Steve Bowling 2 5 0 0 0 1.000 2.50
Don Werner 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Doug Corbett 69 4 24 1 1 .966 0.41
Sheldon Burnside 39 3 9 0 0 1.000 0.31
Larry Rothschild 33 4 10 0 1 1.000 0.42
Dave Moore 28 10 14 1 1 .960 0.86
Charlie Leibrandt 27 16 41 0 1 1.000 2.11
Bruce Berenyi 25 13 24 1 0 .974 1.48
Jay Howell 24 11 26 0 2 1.000 1.54
George Cappuzzello 19 1 3 0 1 1.000 0.21
Manny Sarmiento 19 2 3 1 0 .833 0.26
Angel Torres 19 2 4 0 1 1.000 0.32
Dan Dumoulin 18 3 13 0 1 1.000 0.89
Mario Soto 15 0 3 0 0 1.000 0.20
Geoff Combe 14 3 4 0 0 1.000 0.50
Dave May 11 3 4 1 2 .875 0.64
Frank Pastore 10 2 7 0 1 1.000 0.90
Paul Moskau 2 1 0 0 1 1.000 0.50

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Butch Alberts 29 R R 6' 2.0" 205 May 4, 1950 Williamsport, PA, US
Jimmy Arline 25 L L 5' 9.0" 165 Dec 18, 1953 Waterbury, CT, US
Bruce Berenyi 24 R R 6' 3.0" 205 Aug 21, 1954 Bryan, OH, US
Steve Bowling 27 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Jun 26, 1952 Tulsa, OK, US
Sheldon Burnside 24 R L 6' 5.0" 200 Dec 22, 1954 South Bend, IN, US
George Cappuzzello 25 R L 6' 0.0" 175 Jan 15, 1954 Youngstown, OH, US
Geoff Combe 23 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Feb 1, 1956 Melrose, MA, US
Doug Corbett 26 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Nov 4, 1952 Sarasota, FL, US
Randy Davidson 26 R R 5' 9.0" 156 May 22, 1953 Kansas City, KS, US
Arturo DeFreites 26 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Apr 26, 1953 San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris, DO
Dan Dumoulin 25 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Aug 20, 1953 Kokomo, IN, US
Mickey Duval 24 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Jun 24, 1955
Mike Grace 23 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Jun 14, 1956 Pontiac, MI, US
Jay Howell 23 R R 6' 3.0" 200 Nov 26, 1955 Miami, FL, US
Charlie Leibrandt 22 R L 6' 3.0" 195 Oct 4, 1956 Chicago, IL, US
Don Lyle 24 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Oct 23, 1954
Dave May 27 R R 6' 0.0" 176 Oct 16, 1951 Covington, KY, US
Sam Mejias 27 R R 6' 0.0" 170 May 9, 1952 Santiago, Santiago, DO
Eddie Milner 24 L L 5' 11.0" 173 May 21, 1955 Columbus, OH, US
Dave Moore 24 R R 6' 2.0" 179 Sep 19, 1954 Lexington, KY, US
Paul Moskau 25 R R 6' 2.0" 200 Dec 20, 1953 St. Joseph, MO, US
Tommy Mutz 26 L R 6' 0.0" 180 Aug 27, 1952
Nyls Nyman 25 L R 6' 0.0" 170 Mar 7, 1954 Detroit, MI, US
Paul O'Neill 24 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Jun 10, 1955
Ron Oester 23 S R 6' 2.0" 185 May 5, 1956 Cincinnati, OH, US
Frank Pastore 21 R R 6' 2.0" 188 Aug 21, 1957 Alhambra, CA, US
Larry Rothschild 25 L R 6' 2.0" 180 Mar 12, 1954 Chicago, IL, US
Manny Sarmiento 23 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Feb 2, 1956 Cagua, Aragua, VE
Mario Soto 22 R R 6' 0.0" 174 Jul 12, 1956 Bani, Peravia, DO
Harry Spilman 24 L R 6' 1.0" 180 Jul 18, 1954 Albany, GA, US
Angel Torres 26 L L 5' 11.0" 168 Oct 24, 1952 La Cienaga, Azua, DO
John Valle 24 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Sep 8, 1954
Don Werner 26 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Mar 8, 1953 Appleton, WI, US

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