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1979 Syracuse Chiefs

1979 > Class AAA > 1979 International League
Overall: 77-63
Scored 581 runs, Allowed 539 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 75-65

Affiliation: Toronto Blue Jays-AL
Manager: Vern Benson
Represented: Syracuse, NY
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1978 / 1980

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk 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 Danny Ainge 20 27 112 101 10 25 4 2 0 8 0 0 7 20 .248 .309 .327 .636 33 2 2 0
2 Butch Alberts 29 19 67 60 6 14 1 1 1 13 1 0 4 14 .233 .273 .333 .606 20 0 1 2
3 Doug Ault 29 121 494 444 53 112 25 6 12 71 6 1 41 58 .252 .315 .417 .732 185 2 2 5
4 Dave Baker* 22 116 437 396 42 88 17 5 7 43 1 0 31 67 .222 .281 .343 .625 136 3 3 4
5 Joe Cannon* 25 59 247 231 41 67 14 7 6 24 11 5 11 55 .290 .333 .489 .823 113 4 1 0
6 Garth Iorg 24 121 498 430 65 121 23 4 5 39 2 4 46 44 .281 .351 .388 .740 167 4 11 7
7 Pat Kelly 23 6 17 17 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .176 .176 .235 .412 4 0 0 0
8 Dave McKay# 29 96 408 353 54 95 14 3 7 53 8 6 39 72 .269 .347 .385 .732 136 5 7 4
9 Geno Petralli* 19 18 61 56 6 13 0 1 0 7 0 0 2 11 .232 .250 .268 .518 15 0 1 2
10 Don Pisker* 25 111 443 385 57 95 12 10 10 46 2 0 51 111 .247 .336 .408 .743 157 2 2 3
11 Domingo Ramos 21 115 433 376 38 92 11 4 1 28 1 0 40 41 .245 .320 .303 .623 114 3 11 3 Stats for 2 teams
12 Andre Robertson 21 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
13 Luis Rosado 23 99 360 333 35 83 20 1 4 29 0 1 22 48 .249 .296 .351 .647 117 1 2 2 Stats for 2 teams
14 Mike Sember 26 49 163 140 17 21 3 1 2 10 0 1 18 56 .150 .250 .229 .479 32 1 3 1
15 Willie Upshaw* 22 140 591 526 71 131 25 8 12 68 3 3 52 90 .249 .318 .395 .713 208 4 3 6
16 Greg Wells 25 99 406 380 50 104 16 4 13 65 1 0 18 45 .274 .307 .439 .746 167 2 2 4
17 Ernie Whitt* 27 114 434 382 32 95 18 4 7 43 2 1 42 43 .249 .321 .372 .693 142 0 7 3
18 Ted Wilborn# 20 61 253 227 28 56 5 1 1 10 6 9 15 53 .247 .296 .291 .587 66 1 10 0
18 Players 24.4 140 5169 4605 581 1153 195 60 87 535 43 30 420 803 .250 .315 .375 .690 1729 33 66 45 43
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 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 H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
1 Vernon Benson* 29 6 4 .600 3.89 12 12 3 3 0 74.0 68 35 32 4 14 0 41 0 0 2 1.108 8.3 0.5 1.7 5.0 2.93
2 Tom Buskey 32 0 0 2.12 12 0 0 0 6 17.0 15 5 4 1 8 0 11 1 0 2 1.353 7.9 0.5 4.2 5.8 1.38
3 Butch Edge 22 5 3 .625 2.42 26 4 1 0 1 104.0 89 41 28 4 39 0 56 2 1 13 1.231 7.7 0.3 3.4 4.8 1.44
4 Chuck Fore 23 6 7 .462 3.26 16 16 3 0 0 102.0 92 45 37 7 46 0 64 1 0 3 1.353 8.1 0.6 4.1 5.6 1.39
5 Jerry Garvin* 23 1 0 1.000 2.00 8 0 0 0 0 9.0 6 3 2 0 4 0 5 0 1 0 1.111 6.0 0.0 4.0 5.0 1.25
6 Steve Grilli 30 9 7 .563 2.01 49 0 0 0 12 103.0 93 37 23 5 41 5 65 2 0 6 1.301 8.1 0.4 3.6 5.7 1.59
7 Luis Leal 22 1 0 1.000 4.50 1 1 0 0 0 6.0 4 3 3 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1.000 6.0 1.5 3.0 3.0 1.00
8 Mark Lemongello 23 3 0 1.000 1.80 4 4 0 0 0 25.0 20 5 5 1 7 0 13 0 0 1 1.080 7.2 0.4 2.5 4.7 1.86
9 Steve Luebber 29 11 8 .579 3.39 29 28 9 3 0 183.0 157 78 69 7 78 0 128 7 0 12 1.284 7.7 0.3 3.8 6.3 1.64
10 Dave May 27 6 9 .400 4.02 16 16 7 1 0 103.0 92 56 46 8 47 3 56 1 0 4 1.350 8.0 0.7 4.1 4.9 1.19
11 Ken Reynolds* 32 2 4 .333 5.32 19 6 0 0 0 66.0 71 45 39 8 32 0 25 1 0 2 1.561 9.7 1.1 4.4 3.4 0.78
12 Jay Robertson 21 0 1 .000 3.72 14 1 0 0 3 29.0 26 14 12 4 10 0 21 0 1 5 1.241 8.1 1.2 3.1 6.5 2.10
13 Dave Stieb 21 5 2 .714 2.12 7 7 4 0 0 51.0 39 15 12 0 14 0 20 2 0 1 1.039 6.9 0.0 2.5 3.5 1.43
14 Jackson Todd 27 9 4 .692 3.34 21 15 7 0 1 124.0 116 48 46 9 35 0 59 4 0 5 1.218 8.4 0.7 2.5 4.3 1.69
15 Mark Wiley 31 12 11 .522 3.65 27 27 15 2 0 197.0 192 88 80 18 45 2 111 4 0 4 1.203 8.8 0.8 2.1 5.1 2.47
16 Mike Willis* 28 1 3 .250 5.29 20 3 1 0 3 34.0 36 21 20 1 10 2 28 0 0 3 1.353 9.5 0.3 2.6 7.4 2.80
16 Players 27.6 77 63 .550 3.36 140 140 90 50 13 26 1226.0 1116 539 458 78 432 12 705 25 3 63 1.263 8.2 0.6 3.2 5.2 1.63

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Ernie Whitt 88 479 64 3 3 .995 6.17 4
Luis Rosado 80 425 51 3 6 .994 5.95 10 Stats for 2 teams
Geno Petralli 18 67 12 1 0 .988 4.39 1
Pat Kelly 5 21 1 2 0 .917 4.40 0

1B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Greg Wells 98 920 63 5 77 .995 10.03
Willie Upshaw 39 379 16 6 30 .985 10.13
Doug Ault 2 14 1 0 3 1.000 7.50
Butch Alberts 1 10 2 0 2 1.000 12.00

2B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Dave McKay 76 183 258 9 43 .980 5.80
Garth Iorg 37 67 107 8 23 .956 4.70
Danny Ainge 26 56 77 4 19 .971 5.12
Mike Sember 2 2 9 1 1 .917 5.50

3B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Dave Baker 101 76 181 19 15 .931 2.54
Garth Iorg 35 28 68 8 4 .923 2.74
Dave McKay 5 6 14 0 1 1.000 4.00

SS

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Domingo Ramos 109 211 323 26 65 .954 4.90 Stats for 2 teams
Garth Iorg 24 44 75 3 15 .975 4.96
Mike Sember 24 30 76 5 8 .955 4.42
Dave Baker 2 2 7 0 2 1.000 4.50
Andre Robertson 1 1 4 0 0 1.000 5.00

OF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Willie Upshaw 98 165 8 8 1 .956 1.77
Don Pisker 95 184 6 11 2 .945 2.00
Doug Ault 88 146 6 4 2 .974 1.73
Ted Wilborn 61 168 8 0 1 1.000 2.89
Joe Cannon 59 153 4 5 2 .969 2.66
Ernie Whitt 12 15 5 0 1 1.000 1.67
Mike Sember 8 15 0 1 0 .938 1.88
Garth Iorg 7 11 0 1 0 .917 1.57
Butch Alberts 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00

P

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Steve Grilli 49 0 14 1 0 .933 0.29
Steve Luebber 29 11 26 1 2 .974 1.28
Mark Wiley 27 17 14 1 2 .969 1.15
Butch Edge 26 7 10 1 0 .944 0.65
Jackson Todd 21 11 21 1 1 .970 1.52
Mike Willis 20 1 6 0 0 1.000 0.35
Ken Reynolds 19 0 14 4 1 .778 0.74
Chuck Fore 16 2 11 1 2 .929 0.81
Dave May 16 2 17 0 1 1.000 1.19
Jay Robertson 14 3 4 1 0 .875 0.50
Vernon Benson 12 2 12 0 1 1.000 1.17
Tom Buskey 12 0.00
Jerry Garvin 8 0 0 0 0 0.00
Dave Stieb 7 3 11 0 1 1.000 2.00
Mark Lemongello 4 5 4 0 0 1.000 2.25
Luis Leal 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Danny Ainge 20 R R 6' 4.0" 175 Mar 17, 1959 Eugene, OR, US
Butch Alberts 29 R R 6' 2.0" 205 May 4, 1950 Williamsport, PA, US
Doug Ault 29 R L 6' 3.0" 200 Mar 9, 1950 Beaumont, TX, US
Dave Baker 22 L R 6' 0.0" 185 Nov 25, 1956 Lacona, IA, US
Vernon Benson 29 S L 6' 4.0" 167 1950
Tom Buskey 32 R R 6' 3.0" 200 Feb 20, 1947 Harrisburg, PA, US
Joe Cannon 25 L R 6' 3.0" 193 Jul 13, 1953 Camp LeJeune, NC, US
Butch Edge 22 R R 6' 3.0" 203 Jul 18, 1956 Houston, TX, US
Chuck Fore 23 L R 6' 3.0" 198 Sep 9, 1955 Flomaton, AL, US
Jerry Garvin 23 L L 6' 3.0" 195 Oct 21, 1955 Oakland, CA, US
Steve Grilli 30 R R 6' 2.0" 170 May 2, 1949 Brooklyn, NY, US
Garth Iorg 24 R R 5' 11.0" 170 Oct 12, 1954 Arcata, CA, US
Pat Kelly 23 R R 6' 3.0" 210 Aug 27, 1955 Santa Maria, CA, US
Luis Leal 22 R R 6' 3.0" 205 Mar 21, 1957 Barquisimeto, Lara, VE
Mark Lemongello 23 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Jul 21, 1955 Jersey City, NJ, US
Steve Luebber 29 R R 6' 3.0" 185 Jul 9, 1949 Clinton, MO, US
Dave May 27 R R 6' 0.0" 176 Oct 16, 1951 Covington, KY, US
Dave McKay 29 S R 6' 1.0" 195 Mar 14, 1950 Vancouver, BC, CA
Geno Petralli 19 L R 6' 2.0" 185 Sep 25, 1959 Sacramento, CA, US
Don Pisker 25 L L 6' 2.0" 180 Dec 29, 1953
Domingo Ramos 21 R R 5' 10.0" 154 Mar 29, 1958 Santiago, Santiago, DO
Ken Reynolds 32 L L 6' 0.0" 180 Jan 4, 1947 Trevose, PA, US
Andre Robertson 21 R R 5' 10.0" 155 Oct 2, 1957 Orange, TX, US
Jay Robertson 21 R R 6' 5.0" 215 Sep 17, 1957 Sacramento, CA, US
Luis Rosado 23 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Dec 6, 1955 Santurce, PR
Mike Sember 26 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Feb 24, 1953 Hammond, IN, US
Dave Stieb 21 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Jul 22, 1957 Santa Ana, CA, US
Jackson Todd 27 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Nov 20, 1951 Tulsa, OK, US
Willie Upshaw 22 L L 6' 0.0" 185 Apr 27, 1957 Blanco, TX, US
Greg Wells 25 R R 6' 5.0" 218 Apr 25, 1954 McIntosh, AL, US
Ernie Whitt 27 L R 6' 2.0" 200 Jun 13, 1952 Detroit, MI, US
Ted Wilborn 20 S R 6' 0.0" 165 Dec 16, 1958 Waco, TX, US
Mark Wiley 31 R R 6' 1.0" 200 Feb 28, 1948 National City, CA, US
Mike Willis 28 L L 6' 2.0" 205 Dec 26, 1950 Oklahoma City, OK, US

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