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1979 Los Angeles Dodgers

1979 > Class Major League > 1979 National League (West)
Overall: 79-83
Scored 739 runs, Allowed 717 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 83-79

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Tom Lasorda
Represented: Los Angeles, CA
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 Dusty Baker 30 151 616 554 86 152 29 1 23 88 11 4 56 70 .274 .340 .455 .795 252 16 1 2 3 0
2 Joe Beckwith* 24 17 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
3 Ken Brett* 30 30 11 11 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 .273 .273 .273 .545 3 1 0 0 0 0
4 Bobby Castillo 24 19 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Ron Cey 31 150 579 487 77 137 20 1 28 81 3 3 86 85 .281 .389 .499 .888 243 11 2 0 4 8
6 Vic Davalillo* 42 29 29 27 2 7 1 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 .259 .310 .296 .607 8 0 0 0 0 0
7 Joe Ferguson 32 122 442 363 54 95 14 0 20 69 1 0 70 68 .262 .380 .466 .845 169 10 2 2 5 6
8 Terry Forster* 27 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Steve Garvey 30 162 697 648 92 204 32 1 28 110 3 6 37 59 .315 .351 .497 .848 322 25 2 4 6 16
10 Pedro Guerrero 23 25 64 62 7 15 2 0 2 9 2 0 1 14 .242 .250 .371 .621 23 1 0 0 1 1
11 Gerry Hannahs* 26 4 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 Mickey Hatcher 24 33 102 93 9 25 4 1 1 5 1 3 7 12 .269 .327 .366 .692 34 5 1 1 0 0
13 Burt Hooton 29 30 84 75 5 11 3 0 0 5 0 0 1 18 .147 .158 .187 .345 14 0 0 8 0 0
14 Charlie Hough 31 42 43 38 1 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 .158 .158 .184 .342 7 0 0 5 0 0
15 Von Joshua* 31 94 149 142 22 40 7 1 3 14 1 1 7 23 .282 .315 .408 .724 58 5 0 0 0 1
16 Lerrin LaGrow 30 31 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0 0
17 Dennis Lewallyn 25 7 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
18 Davey Lopes 34 153 692 582 109 154 20 6 28 73 44 4 97 88 .265 .372 .464 .836 270 8 4 6 3 4
19 Ted Martinez 31 81 117 112 19 30 5 1 0 2 3 2 4 16 .268 .293 .330 .623 37 3 0 1 0 1
20 Andy Messersmith 33 11 23 22 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 .091 .091 .136 .227 3 0 0 1 0 0
21 Rick Monday* 33 12 38 33 2 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 6 .303 .395 .303 .698 10 1 0 0 0 0
22 Manny Mota 41 47 47 42 1 15 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 4 .357 .400 .357 .757 15 2 0 2 0 0
23 Johnny Oates* 33 26 51 46 4 6 2 0 0 2 0 1 4 1 .130 .200 .174 .374 8 0 0 1 0 1
24 Dave Patterson 22 37 9 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .143 .143 .143 .286 1 0 0 2 0 0
25 Doug Rau* 30 11 17 14 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .143 .250 .214 .464 3 0 0 1 0 0
26 Jerry Reuss* 30 39 49 42 4 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 19 .167 .239 .190 .430 8 1 1 3 0 0
27 Bill Russell 30 153 670 627 72 170 26 4 7 56 6 9 24 43 .271 .297 .359 .656 225 20 1 14 4 2
28 Reggie Smith# 34 68 270 234 41 64 13 1 10 32 6 5 31 50 .274 .359 .466 .825 109 5 2 0 3 3
29 Rick Sutcliffe* 23 40 93 85 6 21 3 0 1 17 0 0 1 20 .247 .253 .318 .571 27 4 0 6 1 0
30 Don Sutton 34 33 86 77 2 11 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 17 .143 .154 .143 .297 11 1 0 8 0 0
31 Derrel Thomas# 28 141 460 406 47 104 15 4 5 44 18 5 41 49 .256 .330 .350 .679 142 9 5 5 3 7
32 Gary Thomasson* 27 115 362 315 39 78 11 1 14 45 4 2 43 70 .248 .339 .422 .761 133 5 1 2 1 4
33 Bob Welch 22 25 23 19 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 .158 .200 .158 .358 3 0 1 3 0 0
34 Steve Yeager 30 105 346 310 33 67 9 2 13 41 1 0 29 68 .216 .282 .384 .665 119 12 0 5 2 8
34 Players 30.4 162 6188 5490 739 1443 220 24 183 713 106 46 556 834 .263 .331 .412 .743 2260 145 23 83 36 62
* - 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 Joe Beckwith 24 1 2 .333 4.34 17 0 8 0 0 2 37.1 42 18 18 4 15 1 28 0 1 0 168 1.527 10.1 1.0 3.6 6.8 1.87
2 Ken Brett* 30 4 3 .571 3.45 30 0 14 0 0 2 47.0 52 20 18 1 12 2 13 1 1 0 202 1.362 10.0 0.2 2.3 2.5 1.08
3 Bobby Castillo 24 2 0 1.000 1.11 19 0 15 0 0 7 24.1 26 5 3 0 13 1 25 1 0 0 110 1.603 9.6 0.0 4.8 9.2 1.92
4 Terry Forster* 27 1 2 .333 5.51 17 0 8 0 0 2 16.1 18 11 10 0 11 4 8 0 0 1 73 1.776 9.9 0.0 6.1 4.4 0.73
5 Gerry Hannahs* 26 0 2 .000 3.38 4 2 2 0 0 1 16.0 10 8 6 2 13 1 6 0 0 1 71 1.438 5.6 1.1 7.3 3.4 0.46
6 Burt Hooton 29 11 10 .524 2.97 29 29 0 12 1 0 212.0 191 85 70 11 63 4 129 2 0 6 874 1.198 8.1 0.5 2.7 5.5 2.05
7 Charlie Hough 31 7 5 .583 4.76 42 14 10 0 0 0 151.1 152 88 80 16 66 2 76 8 1 9 662 1.441 9.0 1.0 3.9 4.5 1.15
8 Lerrin LaGrow 30 5 1 .833 3.41 31 0 18 0 0 4 37.0 38 16 14 2 18 2 22 0 1 2 161 1.514 9.2 0.5 4.4 5.4 1.22
9 Dennis Lewallyn 25 0 1 .000 5.11 7 0 4 0 0 0 12.1 19 8 7 0 5 3 1 1 0 0 61 1.946 13.9 0.0 3.6 0.7 0.20
10 Andy Messersmith 33 2 4 .333 4.91 11 11 0 1 0 0 62.1 55 34 34 9 34 2 26 0 0 3 266 1.428 7.9 1.3 4.9 3.8 0.76
11 Dave Patterson 22 4 1 .800 5.26 36 0 19 0 0 6 53.0 62 35 31 5 22 6 34 0 0 0 238 1.585 10.5 0.8 3.7 5.8 1.55
12 Doug Rau* 30 1 5 .167 5.30 11 11 0 1 1 0 56.0 73 37 33 3 22 0 28 4 0 1 260 1.696 11.7 0.5 3.5 4.5 1.27
13 Lance Rautzhan* 26 0 2 .000 7.45 12 0 10 0 0 1 9.2 9 9 8 0 11 2 5 1 0 2 47 2.069 8.4 0.0 10.2 4.7 0.45
14 Jerry Reuss* 30 7 14 .333 3.54 39 21 11 4 1 3 160.0 178 88 63 4 60 7 83 3 0 7 712 1.488 10.0 0.2 3.4 4.7 1.38
15 Rick Sutcliffe 23 17 10 .630 3.46 39 30 2 5 1 0 242.0 217 104 93 16 97 6 117 2 6 8 1016 1.298 8.1 0.6 3.6 4.4 1.21
16 Don Sutton 34 12 15 .444 3.82 33 32 1 6 1 1 226.0 201 109 96 21 61 6 146 1 1 4 927 1.159 8.0 0.8 2.4 5.8 2.39
17 Bob Welch 22 5 6 .455 3.98 25 12 10 1 0 5 81.1 82 42 36 7 32 4 64 3 0 0 349 1.402 9.1 0.8 3.5 7.1 2.00
17 Players 27.9 79 83 .488 3.83 162 162 132 30 6 34 1444.0 1425 717 614 101 555 53 811 27 11 44 6197 1.371 8.9 0.6 3.5 5.1 1.46
* - 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
Steve Yeager 103 513 56 9 7 .984 5.52 9 55 38 41%
Joe Ferguson 67 326 35 7 6 .981 5.39 8 51 18 26%
Johnny Oates 20 64 13 2 2 .975 3.85 4 12 7 37%

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Steve Garvey 162 1402 93 7 101 .995 9.23
Pedro Guerrero 8 33 2 1 0 .972 4.38
Derrel Thomas 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Gary Thomasson 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Davey Lopes 152 341 384 14 82 .981 4.77
Ted Martinez 18 25 29 0 2 1.000 3.00
Derrel Thomas 5 5 9 0 1 1.000 2.80

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ron Cey 150 123 265 9 25 .977 2.59
Ted Martinez 23 4 6 3 1 .769 0.43
Derrel Thomas 18 20 15 3 3 .921 1.94
Mickey Hatcher 17 11 23 4 0 .895 2.00
Pedro Guerrero 3 1 2 0 1 1.000 1.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bill Russell 150 218 452 30 70 .957 4.47
Ted Martinez 21 16 34 2 4 .962 2.38
Derrel Thomas 3 4 4 1 0 .889 2.67

LF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Dusty Baker 150 0.00
Von Joshua 11 0.00
Gary Thomasson 10 0.00
Joe Ferguson 5 0.00
Pedro Guerrero 4 0.00
Vic Davalillo 3 0.00
Mickey Hatcher 1 0.00
Manny Mota 1 0.00

CF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Derrel Thomas 119 0.00
Gary Thomasson 61 0.00
Von Joshua 10 0.00
Rick Monday 8 0.00
Reggie Smith 5 0.00
Pedro Guerrero 1 0.00
Mickey Hatcher 1 0.00

RF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Reggie Smith 59 0.00
Joe Ferguson 47 0.00
Gary Thomasson 43 0.00
Von Joshua 28 0.00
Mickey Hatcher 18 0.00
Pedro Guerrero 9 0.00
Rick Monday 3 0.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Dusty Baker 150 289 14 3 4 .990 2.02
Derrel Thomas 119 269 10 1 4 .996 2.34
Gary Thomasson 100 194 4 4 1 .980 1.98
Reggie Smith 62 159 5 2 0 .988 2.65
Joe Ferguson 52 88 2 2 2 .978 1.73
Von Joshua 46 56 2 2 0 .967 1.26
Mickey Hatcher 19 36 1 1 0 .974 1.95
Pedro Guerrero 12 19 0 0 0 1.000 1.58
Rick Monday 10 27 0 1 0 .964 2.70
Vic Davalillo 3 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67
Manny Mota 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Charlie Hough 42 5 26 1 0 .969 0.74
Jerry Reuss 39 2 35 3 1 .925 0.95
Rick Sutcliffe 39 18 24 0 1 1.000 1.08
Dave Patterson 36 6 5 0 1 1.000 0.31
Don Sutton 33 16 24 1 2 .976 1.21
Lerrin LaGrow 31 0 5 0 0 1.000 0.16
Ken Brett 30 7 14 0 1 1.000 0.70
Burt Hooton 29 12 26 0 3 1.000 1.31
Bob Welch 25 2 8 3 3 .769 0.40
Bobby Castillo 19 1 3 0 0 1.000 0.21
Joe Beckwith 17 5 5 2 0 .833 0.59
Terry Forster 17 1 5 0 0 1.000 0.35
Lance Rautzhan 12 2 3 0 0 1.000 0.42
Andy Messersmith 11 5 9 0 1 1.000 1.27
Doug Rau 11 2 10 0 0 1.000 1.09
Dennis Lewallyn 7 1 4 0 0 1.000 0.71
Gerry Hannahs 4 0 3 0 0 1.000 0.75

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Dusty Baker 30 R R 6' 2.0" 183 Jun 15, 1949 Riverside, CA, US 1979-04-05 1979-09-30
Joe Beckwith 24 L R 6' 3.0" 200 Jan 28, 1955 Auburn, AL, US 1979-07-21 1979-09-27
Ken Brett 30 L L 6' 0.0" 190 Sep 18, 1948 Brooklyn, NY, US 1979-06-11 1979-09-22
Bobby Castillo 24 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Apr 18, 1955 Los Angeles, CA, US 1979-08-05 1979-09-28
Ron Cey 31 R R 5' 10.0" 185 Feb 15, 1948 Tacoma, WA, US 1979-04-05 1979-09-30
Vic Davalillo 42 L L 5' 7.0" 150 Jul 31, 1936 Churuguara, Falcon, VE 1979-04-08 1979-09-30
Joe Ferguson 32 R R 6' 2.0" 200 Sep 19, 1946 San Francisco, CA, US 1979-04-06 1979-09-30
Terry Forster 27 L L 6' 3.0" 200 Jan 14, 1952 Sioux Falls, SD, US 1979-05-25 1979-08-04
Steve Garvey 30 R R 5' 10.0" 192 Dec 22, 1948 Tampa, FL, US 1979-04-05 1979-09-30
Pedro Guerrero 23 R R 5' 11.0" 176 Jun 29, 1956 San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris, DO 1979-05-10 1979-09-30
Gerry Hannahs 26 L L 6' 3.0" 210 Mar 6, 1953 Binghamton, NY, US 1979-09-07 1979-09-27
Mickey Hatcher 24 R R 6' 2.0" 200 Mar 15, 1955 Cleveland, OH, US 1979-08-03 1979-09-30
Burt Hooton 29 R R 6' 1.0" 210 Feb 7, 1950 Greenville, TX, US 1979-04-05 1979-09-13
Charlie Hough 31 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Jan 5, 1948 Honolulu, HI, US 1979-04-07 1979-09-28
Von Joshua 31 L L 5' 10.0" 170 May 1, 1948 Oakland, CA, US 1979-04-06 1979-09-30
Lerrin LaGrow 30 R R 6' 5.0" 220 Jul 8, 1948 Phoenix, AZ, US 1979-05-12 1979-09-29
Dennis Lewallyn 25 R R 6' 4.0" 200 Aug 11, 1953 Pensacola, FL, US 1979-06-30 1979-07-12
Davey Lopes 34 R R 5' 9.0" 170 May 3, 1945 East Providence, RI, US 1979-04-05 1979-09-28
Ted Martinez 31 R R 6' 0.0" 165 Dec 10, 1947 Barahona, Barahona, DO 1979-04-06 1979-09-30
Andy Messersmith 33 R R 6' 1.0" 200 Aug 6, 1945 Toms River, NJ, US 1979-04-07 1979-06-01
Rick Monday 33 L L 6' 3.0" 193 Nov 20, 1945 Batesville, AR, US 1979-04-05 1979-05-07
Manny Mota 41 R R 5' 10.0" 160 Feb 18, 1938 Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO 1979-04-07 1979-09-30
Johnny Oates 33 L R 5' 11.0" 188 Jan 21, 1946 Sylva, NC, US 1979-04-30 1979-09-30
Dave Patterson 22 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Jul 25, 1956 Springfield, MO, US 1979-06-09 1979-09-27
Doug Rau 30 L L 6' 2.0" 175 Dec 15, 1948 Columbus, TX, US 1979-04-08 1979-06-02
Lance Rautzhan 26 R L 6' 1.0" 195 Aug 20, 1952 Pottsville, PA, US 1979-04-05 1979-05-05
Jerry Reuss 30 L L 6' 5.0" 200 Jun 19, 1949 St. Louis, MO, US 1979-04-09 1979-09-29
Bill Russell 30 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Oct 21, 1948 Pittsburg, KS, US 1979-04-05 1979-09-30
Reggie Smith 34 S R 6' 0.0" 180 Apr 2, 1945 Shreveport, LA, US 1979-04-05 1979-08-01
Rick Sutcliffe 23 L R 6' 7.0" 215 Jun 21, 1956 Independence, MO, US 1979-04-08 1979-09-30
Don Sutton 34 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Apr 2, 1945 Clio, AL, US 1979-04-06 1979-09-23
Derrel Thomas 28 S R 6' 0.0" 160 Jan 14, 1951 Los Angeles, CA, US 1979-04-05 1979-09-30
Gary Thomasson 27 L L 6' 1.0" 180 Jul 29, 1951 San Diego, CA, US 1979-04-06 1979-09-30
Bob Welch 22 R R 6' 3.0" 190 Nov 3, 1956 Detroit, MI, US 1979-04-09 1979-09-26
Steve Yeager 30 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Nov 24, 1948 Huntington, WV, US 1979-04-05 1979-09-29

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