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1979 Toronto Blue Jays

1979 > Class Major League > 1979 American League (East)
Overall: 53-109
Scored 613 runs, Allowed 862 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 57-105

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Roy Hartsfield
Represented: Toronto, ON, 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 Danny Ainge 20 87 331 308 26 73 7 1 2 19 1 0 12 58 .237 .269 .286 .554 88 8 2 7 2 1
2 Bob Bailor 27 130 465 414 50 95 11 5 1 38 14 8 36 27 .229 .297 .287 .585 119 6 6 4 5 2
3 Rick Bosetti 25 162 657 619 59 161 35 2 8 65 13 12 22 70 .260 .286 .362 .648 224 17 3 6 7 0
4 Joe Cannon* 25 61 146 142 14 30 1 1 1 5 12 2 1 34 .211 .217 .254 .470 36 2 0 3 0 0
5 Rico Carty 39 132 512 461 48 118 26 0 12 55 3 1 46 45 .256 .322 .390 .713 180 21 1 0 4 4
6 Rick Cerone 25 136 514 469 47 112 27 4 7 61 1 4 37 40 .239 .294 .358 .652 168 5 1 3 4 1
7 Bob Davis 27 32 101 89 6 11 2 0 1 8 0 0 6 15 .124 .188 .180 .367 16 7 1 5 0 0
8 Luis Gomez 27 59 171 163 11 39 7 0 0 11 1 0 6 17 .239 .266 .282 .548 46 7 0 2 0 0
9 Alfredo Griffin# 21 153 689 624 81 179 22 10 2 31 21 16 40 59 .287 .333 .364 .697 227 10 5 16 4 0
10 Roy Howell* 25 138 563 511 60 126 28 4 15 72 1 4 42 91 .247 .310 .405 .715 207 12 6 1 3 4
11 Tim Johnson* 29 43 96 86 6 16 2 1 0 6 0 1 8 15 .186 .255 .233 .488 20 2 0 2 0 0
12 John Mayberry* 30 137 541 464 61 127 22 1 21 74 1 1 69 60 .274 .372 .461 .833 214 10 5 1 2 7
13 Dave McKay# 29 47 169 156 19 34 9 0 0 12 1 1 7 19 .218 .256 .276 .532 43 5 1 5 0 0
14 Bob Robertson 32 15 32 29 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 9 .103 .188 .207 .394 6 0 0 0 0 0
15 Tony Solaita* 32 36 121 102 14 27 8 1 2 13 0 0 17 16 .265 .364 .422 .785 43 2 0 0 2 0
16 Otto Velez 28 99 325 274 45 79 21 0 15 48 0 1 46 45 .288 .396 .529 .925 145 8 3 2 0 2
17 Ted Wilborn# 20 22 14 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 .000 .077 .000 .077 0 0 0 1 0 0
18 Al Woods* 25 132 488 436 57 121 24 4 5 36 6 4 40 28 .278 .337 .385 .722 168 7 1 7 4 0
18 Players 26.7 162 6010 5423 613 1362 253 34 95 562 75 56 448 663 .251 .311 .363 .673 1968 131 36 65 38 21
* - 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 Tom Buskey 32 6 10 .375 3.43 44 0 40 0 0 7 78.2 74 33 30 10 25 7 44 1 0 3 329 1.258 8.5 1.1 2.9 5.0 1.76
2 Jim Clancy 23 2 7 .222 5.51 12 11 0 2 0 0 63.2 65 44 39 8 31 0 33 0 0 2 278 1.508 9.2 1.1 4.4 4.7 1.06
3 Butch Edge 22 3 4 .429 5.23 9 9 0 1 0 0 51.2 60 32 30 6 24 1 19 1 0 4 240 1.626 10.5 1.0 4.2 3.3 0.79
4 Dave Freisleben 27 2 3 .400 4.95 42 2 26 0 0 3 91.0 101 57 50 5 53 3 35 2 1 6 407 1.692 10.0 0.5 5.2 3.5 0.66
5 Jerry Garvin* 23 0 1 .000 2.78 8 1 0 0 0 0 22.2 15 9 7 2 10 0 14 2 1 0 91 1.103 6.0 0.8 4.0 5.6 1.40
6 Steve Grilli 30 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0.429 3.9 0.0 0.0 3.9
7 Phil Huffman 21 6 18 .250 5.77 31 31 0 2 1 0 173.0 220 130 111 25 68 0 56 0 3 5 802 1.665 11.4 1.3 3.5 2.9 0.82
8 Jesse Jefferson 30 2 10 .167 5.51 34 10 12 2 0 1 116.0 150 75 71 19 45 2 43 2 0 2 513 1.681 11.6 1.5 3.5 3.3 0.96
9 Dave Lemanczyk 28 8 10 .444 3.71 22 20 1 11 3 0 143.0 137 65 59 12 45 2 63 6 0 11 597 1.273 8.6 0.8 2.8 4.0 1.40
10 Mark Lemongello 23 1 9 .100 6.29 18 10 5 2 0 0 83.0 97 64 58 14 34 8 40 3 0 2 369 1.578 10.5 1.5 3.7 4.3 1.18
11 Steve Luebber 29 0 0 inf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.00
12 Balor Moore* 28 5 7 .417 4.84 34 16 9 5 0 0 139.1 135 85 75 17 79 4 51 8 1 8 614 1.536 8.7 1.1 5.1 3.3 0.65
13 Tom Murphy 33 1 2 .333 5.40 10 0 5 0 0 0 18.1 23 11 11 1 8 0 6 0 0 0 82 1.691 11.3 0.5 3.9 2.9 0.75
14 Dave Stieb 21 8 8 .500 4.31 18 18 0 7 1 0 129.1 139 70 62 11 48 3 52 4 1 3 563 1.446 9.7 0.8 3.3 3.6 1.08
15 Jackson Todd 27 0 1 .000 5.85 12 1 7 0 0 0 32.1 40 26 21 7 7 0 14 1 0 2 144 1.454 11.1 1.9 1.9 3.9 2.00
16 Tom Underwood* 25 9 16 .360 3.69 33 32 0 12 1 0 227.0 213 113 93 23 95 3 127 9 0 11 963 1.357 8.4 0.9 3.8 5.0 1.34
17 Mike Willis* 28 0 3 .000 8.44 17 1 7 0 0 0 26.2 35 27 25 1 16 2 8 1 0 3 128 1.912 11.8 0.3 5.4 2.7 0.50
17 Players 26.1 53 109 .327 4.82 162 162 118 44 7 11 1417.0 1537 862 759 165 594 35 613 40 7 64 6220 1.504 9.8 1.0 3.8 3.9 1.03
* - 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
Rick Cerone 136 560 68 13 10 .980 4.62 6 69 47 41%
Bob Davis 32 114 11 2 1 .984 3.91 2 16 9 36%

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
John Mayberry 135 1192 74 6 129 .995 9.38
Bob Robertson 9 54 7 0 6 1.000 6.78
Tim Johnson 7 27 2 0 2 1.000 4.14
Tony Solaita 6 39 4 0 8 1.000 7.17
Otto Velez 6 29 2 0 2 1.000 5.17

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Danny Ainge 86 198 261 11 67 .977 5.34
Dave McKay 46 119 148 7 37 .974 5.80
Tim Johnson 25 62 52 5 21 .958 4.56
Luis Gomez 20 29 38 2 10 .971 3.35

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Roy Howell 133 108 290 20 28 .952 2.99
Luis Gomez 22 21 37 0 9 1.000 2.64
Bob Bailor 9 7 16 0 0 1.000 2.56
Tim Johnson 9 2 16 2 1 .900 2.00
Dave McKay 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Alfredo Griffin 153 272 501 36 124 .956 5.05
Luis Gomez 15 20 41 1 6 .984 4.07

LF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Al Woods 127 0.00
Otto Velez 43 0.00
Joe Cannon 17 0.00
Bob Bailor 4 0.00
Ted Wilborn 4 0.00

CF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Rick Bosetti 162 0.00
Bob Bailor 4 0.00
Ted Wilborn 1 0.00

RF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bob Bailor 113 0.00
Joe Cannon 40 0.00
Otto Velez 34 0.00
Ted Wilborn 2 0.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Rick Bosetti 162 466 18 13 4 .974 2.99
Al Woods 127 251 10 9 2 .967 2.06
Bob Bailor 118 210 16 3 2 .987 1.92
Otto Velez 73 130 3 4 1 .971 1.82
Joe Cannon 50 81 5 0 1 1.000 1.72
Ted Wilborn 7 7 0 1 0 .875 1.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Tom Buskey 44 5 19 1 1 .960 0.55
Dave Freisleben 42 3 13 1 1 .941 0.38
Jesse Jefferson 34 10 22 4 1 .889 0.94
Balor Moore 34 4 22 4 1 .867 0.76
Tom Underwood 33 6 36 5 2 .894 1.27
Phil Huffman 31 7 30 0 0 1.000 1.19
Dave Lemanczyk 22 12 20 2 2 .941 1.45
Mark Lemongello 18 8 15 2 0 .920 1.28
Dave Stieb 18 12 31 1 1 .977 2.39
Mike Willis 17 1 5 0 0 1.000 0.35
Jim Clancy 12 1 11 0 0 1.000 1.00
Jackson Todd 12 6 3 0 0 1.000 0.75
Tom Murphy 10 3 5 0 1 1.000 0.80
Butch Edge 9 1 7 0 0 1.000 0.89
Jerry Garvin 8 1 1 0 1 1.000 0.25
Steve Grilli 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Steve Luebber 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Danny Ainge 20 R R 6' 4.0" 175 Mar 17, 1959 Eugene, OR, US 1979-05-21 1979-09-02
Bob Bailor 27 R R 5' 11.0" 170 Jul 10, 1951 Connellsville, PA, US 1979-04-05 1979-09-30
Rick Bosetti 25 R R 5' 11.0" 185 Aug 5, 1953 Redding, CA, US 1979-04-05 1979-09-30
Bobby Brown 25 S R 6' 2.0" 190 May 25, 1954 Norfolk, VA, US 1979-04-05 1979-04-17
Tom Buskey 32 R R 6' 3.0" 200 Feb 20, 1947 Harrisburg, PA, US 1979-05-13 1979-09-30
Joe Cannon 25 L R 6' 3.0" 193 Jul 13, 1953 Camp LeJeune, NC, US 1979-06-15 1979-09-30
Rico Carty 39 R R 6' 3.0" 200 Sep 1, 1939 San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris, DO 1979-04-05 1979-09-23
Rick Cerone 25 R R 5' 11.0" 192 May 19, 1954 Newark, NJ, US 1979-04-05 1979-09-30
Jim Clancy 23 R R 6' 4.0" 220 Dec 18, 1955 Chicago, IL, US 1979-04-07 1979-08-04
Bob Davis 27 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Mar 1, 1952 Pryor, OK, US 1979-04-29 1979-09-17
Butch Edge 22 R R 6' 3.0" 203 Jul 18, 1956 Houston, TX, US 1979-08-13 1979-09-28
Dave Freisleben 27 R R 5' 11.0" 195 Oct 31, 1951 Coraopolis, PA, US 1979-04-05 1979-09-30
Jerry Garvin 23 L L 6' 3.0" 195 Oct 21, 1955 Oakland, CA, US 1979-05-15 1979-09-26
Luis Gomez 27 R R 5' 9.0" 150 Aug 19, 1951 Guadalajara, Jalisco, MX 1979-04-21 1979-09-29
Alfredo Griffin 21 S R 5' 11.0" 160 Oct 6, 1957 Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO 1979-04-05 1979-09-30
Steve Grilli 30 R R 6' 2.0" 170 May 2, 1949 Brooklyn, NY, US 1979-09-17 1979-09-17
Pedro Hernandez 20 R R 6' 1.0" 160 Apr 4, 1959 La Romana, La Romana, DO 1979-09-08 1979-09-17
Roy Howell 25 L R 6' 1.0" 190 Dec 18, 1953 Lompoc, CA, US 1979-04-05 1979-09-30
Phil Huffman 21 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Jun 20, 1958 Freeport, TX, US 1979-04-10 1979-09-29
Jesse Jefferson 30 R R 6' 3.0" 188 Mar 3, 1949 Midlothian, VA, US 1979-04-07 1979-09-26
Tim Johnson 29 L R 6' 1.0" 170 Jul 22, 1949 Grand Forks, ND, US 1979-04-12 1979-09-28
Craig Kusick 30 R R 6' 3.0" 210 Sep 30, 1948 Milwaukee, WI, US 1979-07-27 1979-09-30
Dave Lemanczyk 28 R R 6' 4.0" 235 Aug 17, 1950 Syracuse, NY, US 1979-04-08 1979-09-03
Mark Lemongello 23 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Jul 21, 1955 Jersey City, NJ, US 1979-04-08 1979-07-23
Steve Luebber 29 R R 6' 3.0" 185 Jul 9, 1949 Clinton, MO, US 1979-09-18 1979-09-18
John Mayberry 30 L L 6' 3.0" 215 Feb 18, 1949 Detroit, MI, US 1979-04-05 1979-09-22
Dave McKay 29 S R 6' 1.0" 195 Mar 14, 1950 Vancouver, BC, CA 1979-04-05 1979-09-30
Dyar Miller 33 R R 6' 1.0" 195 May 29, 1946 Batesville, IN, US 1979-06-09 1979-07-22
Balor Moore 28 L L 6' 2.0" 178 Jan 25, 1951 Smithville, TX, US 1979-04-05 1979-09-29
Tom Murphy 33 R R 6' 3.0" 185 Dec 30, 1945 Cleveland, OH, US 1979-04-05 1979-05-08
Bob Robertson 32 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Oct 2, 1946 Frostburg, MD, US 1979-04-25 1979-06-23
Tony Solaita 32 L L 6' 0.0" 210 Jan 15, 1947 Nuuuli, AS 1979-08-01 1979-09-30
Dave Stieb 21 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Jul 22, 1957 Santa Ana, CA, US 1979-06-29 1979-09-30
Jackson Todd 27 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Nov 20, 1951 Tulsa, OK, US 1979-08-06 1979-09-29
Tom Underwood 25 R L 5' 11.0" 170 Dec 22, 1953 Kokomo, IN, US 1979-04-05 1979-09-27
Otto Velez 28 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Nov 29, 1950 Ponce, PR 1979-04-07 1979-09-30
Ted Wilborn 20 S R 6' 0.0" 165 Dec 16, 1958 Waco, TX, US 1979-04-05 1979-06-28
Mike Willis 28 L L 6' 2.0" 205 Dec 26, 1950 Oklahoma City, OK, US 1979-04-10 1979-06-24
Al Woods 25 L L 6' 3.0" 190 Aug 8, 1953 Oakland, CA, US 1979-04-05 1979-09-30

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