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1979 West Haven Yankees

1979 > Class AA > 1979 Eastern League
Overall: 83-56
Scored 679 runs, Allowed 578 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 80-59

Affiliation: New York Yankees-AL
Manager: Stump Merrill
Represented: West Haven, CT
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 Kenneth Baker* 24 111 443 379 67 115 12 2 7 40 10 7 57 35 .303 .395 .401 .796 152 1 5 1
2 Pat Callahan 23 80 253 218 30 62 13 4 0 16 2 0 30 43 .284 .368 .381 .749 83 0 3 2
3 Nate Chapman* 25 55 242 214 36 59 8 4 5 23 11 11 26 21 .276 .354 .421 .775 90 0 2 0
4 Brian Dayett 22 135 532 465 58 119 21 4 11 74 11 8 55 90 .256 .333 .389 .722 181 2 3 7
5 Juan Espino 23 95 339 296 40 70 11 1 8 44 1 1 30 69 .236 .322 .361 .684 107 9 1 3
6 Mike Griffin 22 17 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
7 Wayne Harer# 27 104 444 386 62 110 13 4 3 45 5 6 54 40 .285 .373 .363 .736 140 1 2 1
8 Mark Harris# 21 116 384 323 43 63 5 0 0 26 4 3 39 40 .195 .282 .211 .492 68 0 22 0
9 Dennis Irwin 25 33 114 102 14 27 10 1 4 16 0 0 9 19 .265 .333 .500 .833 51 2 0 1
10 Greg Jemison* 24 13 55 45 8 14 1 1 0 1 7 2 8 6 .311 .415 .378 .793 17 0 2 0
11 Jerold Johnston* 22 123 466 366 65 97 15 3 17 60 9 6 82 52 .265 .407 .462 .869 169 10 2 6
12 Joe Lefebvre* 23 138 584 487 85 142 28 10 21 107 5 6 79 61 .292 .389 .520 .908 253 4 5 9
13 Tim Lollar* 23 65 143 122 16 28 3 0 5 15 3 2 16 38 .230 .324 .377 .701 46 2 1 2
14 Jim McDonald* 21 19 76 65 7 12 2 0 0 10 1 2 7 4 .185 .263 .215 .479 14 1 0 3
15 Willie McGee# 20 49 132 115 21 28 3 1 1 8 7 1 13 17 .243 .326 .313 .639 36 1 3 0
16 Daniel Schmitz* 24 20 85 69 5 21 3 0 0 13 3 1 10 4 .304 .390 .348 .738 24 1 3 2
17 Dennis Sherrill 23 21 80 66 5 14 0 0 0 2 2 2 9 7 .212 .350 .212 .562 14 5 0 0
18 Buck Showalter* 23 129 526 469 71 131 7 3 6 51 8 6 36 30 .279 .332 .345 .677 162 2 17 2
19 Richard Stenholm* 27 16 73 62 11 19 5 0 1 10 1 0 10 7 .306 .397 .435 .833 27 0 0 1
20 Pat Tabler 21 56 232 190 33 57 15 3 6 36 9 4 36 44 .300 .411 .505 .917 96 2 1 3
20 Players 23.1 139 5204 4443 679 1188 175 41 95 597 99 68 603 634 .267 .357 .389 .747 1730 43 72 43 23
* - 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 Ricky Burdette* 22 1 1 .500 5.00 4 3 0 0 0 18.0 24 10 10 1 7 0 9 0 0 2 1.722 12.0 0.5 3.5 4.5 1.29
2 Greg Cochran 25 2 1 .667 2.16 3 3 3 0 0 25.0 17 7 6 1 5 0 16 1 0 1 0.880 6.1 0.4 1.8 5.8 3.20
3 Don Cooper 23 6 4 .600 4.33 28 0 0 0 6 54.0 49 31 26 6 30 9 44 0 0 8 1.463 8.2 1.0 5.0 7.3 1.47
4 Tom Filer 22 12 8 .600 3.62 24 23 9 1 0 154.0 132 73 62 15 53 2 80 7 0 5 1.201 7.7 0.9 3.1 4.7 1.51
5 Mike Griffin 22 8 7 .533 2.95 17 17 7 2 0 125.0 120 53 41 9 26 0 66 3 1 1 1.168 8.6 0.6 1.9 4.8 2.54
6 Dan Ledduke 21 8 4 .667 3.19 46 0 0 0 14 93.0 89 37 33 8 26 2 63 3 0 3 1.237 8.6 0.8 2.5 6.1 2.42
7 Joe Lefebvre 23 0 0 3.60 2 0 0 0 0 5.0 5 2 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 2 1.200 9.0 0.0 1.8 7.2 4.00
8 Timothy Lewis* 26 11 6 .647 3.36 30 14 3 1 3 118.0 110 54 44 10 42 2 67 2 0 9 1.288 8.4 0.8 3.2 5.1 1.60
9 Tim Lollar* 23 8 5 .615 3.18 22 16 3 0 0 119.0 122 55 42 12 36 3 60 1 1 2 1.328 9.2 0.9 2.7 4.5 1.67
10 James Lysgaard 25 3 6 .333 5.81 11 9 2 1 0 62.0 63 40 40 7 21 1 39 2 1 4 1.355 9.1 1.0 3.0 5.7 1.86
11 Andy McGaffigan 22 10 6 .625 3.81 23 23 8 2 0 144.0 136 75 61 13 54 2 113 1 2 11 1.319 8.5 0.8 3.4 7.1 2.09
12 Neal Mersch 27 2 2 .500 6.87 16 2 1 0 0 38.0 48 32 29 9 15 0 25 0 0 1 1.658 11.4 2.1 3.6 5.9 1.67
13 Robert Polinsky 28 0 1 .000 4.91 11 0 0 0 1 22.0 29 14 12 3 13 1 17 2 0 2 1.909 11.9 1.2 5.3 7.0 1.31
14 Dave Righetti* 20 4 3 .571 1.96 11 11 3 0 0 69.0 45 23 15 3 45 0 78 1 0 5 1.304 5.9 0.4 5.9 10.2 1.73
15 Mark Softy 25 4 1 .800 4.37 14 8 1 0 0 68.0 70 42 33 5 29 0 35 1 0 1 1.456 9.3 0.7 3.8 4.6 1.21
16 Steve Taylor 23 4 1 .800 4.20 10 10 1 0 0 60.0 57 30 28 7 24 0 39 1 0 3 1.350 8.6 1.0 3.6 5.8 1.63
16 Players 23.1 83 56 .597 3.71 139 139 98 41 10 24 1174.0 1116 578 484 109 427 22 755 25 5 60 1.314 8.6 0.8 3.3 5.8 1.77
* - 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
Juan Espino 91 509 57 13 4 .978 6.22 12
Pat Callahan 30 133 21 2 1 .987 5.13 7
Dennis Irwin 29 142 18 4 2 .976 5.52 5
Joe Lefebvre 1 5 0 0 0 1.000 5.00 0

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Buck Showalter 62 524 49 6 48 .990 9.24
Wayne Harer 47 359 44 2 27 .995 8.57
Jim McDonald 18 137 14 4 10 .974 8.39
Tim Lollar 17 137 9 1 12 .993 8.59
Jerold Johnston 4 17 4 0 4 1.000 5.25

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jerold Johnston 81 171 206 13 32 .967 4.65
Pat Tabler 56 122 169 13 42 .957 5.20
Mark Harris 11 15 13 1 5 .966 2.55

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Brian Dayett 135 86 226 24 17 .929 2.31
Joe Lefebvre 6 4 11 3 0 .833 2.50
Dennis Sherrill 3 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.67

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mark Harris 104 157 278 24 55 .948 4.18
Daniel Schmitz 20 30 49 5 9 .940 3.95
Dennis Sherrill 19 36 55 3 8 .968 4.79
Joe Lefebvre 4 0 3 1 0 .750 0.75

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Joe Lefebvre 131 238 16 6 2 .977 1.94
Kenneth Baker 94 147 4 6 2 .962 1.61
Nate Chapman 55 143 1 6 0 .960 2.62
Wayne Harer 53 125 2 2 0 .984 2.40
Willie McGee 47 88 3 3 0 .968 1.94
Buck Showalter 32 51 3 1 1 .982 1.69
Greg Jemison 13 18 0 3 0 .857 1.38
Jerold Johnston 13 26 3 1 0 .967 2.23
Richard Stenholm 6 8 0 1 0 .889 1.33
Pat Tabler 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Dan Ledduke 46 8 13 1 0 .955 0.46
Timothy Lewis 30 4 17 0 1 1.000 0.70
Don Cooper 28 4 7 1 1 .917 0.39
Tom Filer 24 21 30 3 1 .944 2.13
Andy McGaffigan 23 11 15 3 0 .897 1.13
Tim Lollar 22 7 26 2 1 .943 1.50
Mike Griffin 17 8 20 6 1 .824 1.65
Neal Mersch 16 8 7 0 0 1.000 0.94
Mark Softy 14 3 4 1 0 .875 0.50
James Lysgaard 11 9 12 0 1 1.000 1.91
Robert Polinsky 11 2 6 0 0 1.000 0.73
Dave Righetti 11 3 14 1 0 .944 1.55
Steve Taylor 10 4 9 2 1 .867 1.30
Ricky Burdette 4 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.25
Greg Cochran 3 2 8 0 0 1.000 3.33
Joe Lefebvre 2 1 1 0 1 1.000 1.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Kenneth Baker 24 L L 6' 0.0" 185 Mar 5, 1955 Newport News, VA, US
Ricky Burdette 22 L L 6' 2.0" 195 Feb 23, 1957 Albany, GA, US
Pat Callahan 23 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Aug 29, 1955 Chicago, IL, US
Nate Chapman 25 L L 5' 9.0" 160 Oct 2, 1953 Mobile, AL, US
Greg Cochran 25 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Nov 15, 1953 Whittier, CA, US
Don Cooper 23 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Jan 15, 1956 New York, NY, US
Brian Dayett 22 R R 5' 10.0" 180 Jan 22, 1957 New London, CT, US
Juan Espino 23 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Mar 16, 1956 Bonao, Monsenor Nouel, DO
Tom Filer 22 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Dec 1, 1956 Philadelphia, PA, US
Mike Griffin 22 R R 6' 4.0" 195 Jun 26, 1957 Colusa, CA, US
Wayne Harer 27 S L 5' 11.0" 185 May 28, 1952 Evanston, IL, US
Mark Harris 21 S R 5' 10.0" 160 Feb 11, 1958 Bristol, VA, US
Dennis Irwin 25 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Jan 11, 1954 Tulare, CA, US
Greg Jemison 24 L R 6' 0.0" 165 Jul 15, 1954 Coatesville, PA, US
Jerold Johnston 22 L R 6' 0.0" 175 Feb 10, 1957 Detroit, MI, US
Dan Ledduke 21 R R 6' 3.0" 190 Aug 8, 1957 Albany, NY, US
Joe Lefebvre 23 L R 5' 10.0" 170 Feb 22, 1956 Concord, NH, US
Timothy Lewis 26 L L 6' 5.0" 206 1953 Philadelphia, PA, US
Tim Lollar 23 L L 6' 3.0" 200 Mar 17, 1956 Poplar Bluff, MO, US
James Lysgaard 25 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Jun 11, 1954 CA
Jim McDonald 21 L L 6' 2.0" 190 Oct 20, 1957 Lynwood, CA, US
Andy McGaffigan 22 R R 6' 3.0" 185 Oct 25, 1956 West Palm Beach, FL, US
Willie McGee 20 S R 6' 1.0" 175 Nov 2, 1958 San Francisco, CA, US
Neal Mersch 27 R R 6' 3.0" 185 Oct 27, 1951 Covington, KY, US
Robert Polinsky 28 R R 6' 4.0" 202 Jun 21, 1951 Coaldale, PA, US
Dave Righetti 20 L L 6' 4.0" 195 Nov 28, 1958 San Jose, CA, US
Daniel Schmitz 24 L R 5' 7.0" 150 Mar 1, 1955 Detroit, MI, US
Dennis Sherrill 23 R R 6' 0.0" 165 May 3, 1956 Miami, FL, US
Buck Showalter 23 L L 5' 9.0" 195 May 23, 1956 DeFuniak Springs, FL, US
Mark Softy 25 R R 6' 6.0" 195 1954 Rockville Centre, NY, US
Richard Stenholm 27 L L 6' 0.0" 185 Mar 3, 1952 Brooksville, FL, US
Pat Tabler 21 R R 6' 3.0" 175 Feb 2, 1958 Hamilton, OH, US
Steve Taylor 23 R R 6' 4.0" 200 Feb 9, 1956 Wilmington, DE, US

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