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1979 Bristol Red Sox

1979 > Class AA > 1979 Eastern League
Overall: 73-66
Scored 674 runs, Allowed 612 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 76-63

Affiliation: Boston Red Sox-AL
Manager: Tony Torchia
Represented: Bristol, 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 Roland Alburtis 22 125 466 405 63 99 16 0 14 59 0 1 56 82 .244 .333 .388 .720 157 0 0 5
2 Wade Boggs* 21 113 476 406 56 132 17 2 0 41 11 3 66 21 .325 .420 .377 .797 153 1 2 1
3 Ray Boyer 25 109 409 344 55 92 9 2 2 50 20 8 41 42 .267 .361 .323 .684 111 11 10 3
4 Ronald Evans 25 62 217 164 37 44 8 2 3 25 6 1 45 34 .268 .421 .396 .817 65 1 3 4
5 Otis Foster 25 46 173 146 22 39 2 0 3 21 1 1 26 16 .267 .376 .342 .718 50 0 0 1
6 Rich Gedman* 19 130 528 470 48 129 25 1 12 63 0 2 49 95 .274 .347 .409 .755 192 4 3 2
7 Ed Jurak 21 135 504 435 50 96 17 2 0 41 7 4 44 63 .221 .296 .269 .565 117 4 17 4
8 Russ Laribee* 22 115 422 364 65 100 18 2 18 72 18 3 47 73 .275 .360 .484 .843 176 4 2 5
9 Keith MacWhorter 23 37 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
10 Michael Ongarato 24 124 475 437 69 113 24 4 10 51 11 7 31 61 .259 .307 .400 .708 175 1 3 3
11 Bruce Poole* 25 21 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
12 Gary Purcell 25 70 244 220 27 48 9 1 0 19 0 6 19 47 .218 .282 .268 .550 59 1 3 1
13 Dave Schmidt 22 117 460 371 78 123 32 0 19 73 10 3 83 89 .332 .453 .571 1.025 212 2 1 3
14 Mike Smithson 24 48 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0
15 Carlton Steele 25 54 129 115 15 25 1 0 0 8 0 2 13 18 .217 .302 .226 .528 26 1 0 0
16 Chico Walker# 20 123 552 498 75 132 19 12 8 57 29 16 44 77 .265 .322 .400 .722 199 0 6 4
17 Jim Wilson 22 35 108 96 14 28 3 0 0 8 1 1 11 12 .292 .361 .323 .684 31 0 0 1
17 Players 22.2 139 5165 4473 674 1200 200 28 89 588 114 58 575 730 .268 .353 .385 .738 1723 30 50 37 24
* - 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 Roland Alburtis 22 0 0 4.50 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.000 9.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.00
2 Mark Baum 19 2 4 .333 5.95 14 12 2 0 0 65.0 61 50 43 12 53 1 53 7 0 8 1.754 8.4 1.7 7.3 7.3 1.00
3 Bob Birrell* 21 1 1 .500 3.60 17 3 0 0 1 35.0 40 24 14 2 24 1 33 3 1 4 1.829 10.3 0.5 6.2 8.5 1.38
4 Brian Denman 23 14 10 .583 3.69 28 25 12 3 0 188.0 194 88 77 14 54 6 97 4 0 5 1.319 9.3 0.7 2.6 4.6 1.80
5 Al Faust 23 3 1 .750 2.95 26 1 0 0 2 64.0 70 23 21 5 17 3 29 2 0 2 1.359 9.8 0.7 2.4 4.1 1.71
6 Frank Harris 23 2 4 .333 3.07 25 2 1 1 4 44.0 41 23 15 4 15 3 29 3 0 1 1.273 8.4 0.8 3.1 5.9 1.93 Stats for 2 teams
7 Bruce Hurst* 21 9 4 .692 3.58 16 15 8 1 0 113.0 108 56 45 13 49 4 91 3 0 2 1.389 8.6 1.0 3.9 7.2 1.86
8 Jerry King 20 7 11 .389 4.47 25 24 2 0 0 143.0 122 81 71 10 111 4 110 4 0 4 1.629 7.7 0.6 7.0 6.9 0.99
9 Pete Ladd 22 3 1 .750 0.62 18 0 0 0 9 29.0 11 2 2 1 8 1 26 2 0 3 0.655 3.4 0.3 2.5 8.1 3.25
10 Keith MacWhorter 23 11 10 .524 3.09 37 17 7 1 4 166.0 165 76 57 2 72 8 101 17 3 6 1.428 8.9 0.1 3.9 5.5 1.40
11 Michael Ongarato 24 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
12 Danny Parks 24 6 4 .600 3.11 11 11 4 0 0 84.0 72 37 29 8 34 2 37 4 0 5 1.262 7.7 0.9 3.6 4.0 1.09
13 Bruce Poole* 25 4 1 .800 5.88 21 6 0 0 0 52.0 60 39 34 6 26 2 32 0 1 3 1.654 10.4 1.0 4.5 5.5 1.23
14 Mike Smithson 24 8 12 .400 4.70 48 13 2 0 11 132.0 128 82 69 14 53 5 89 9 0 16 1.371 8.7 1.0 3.6 6.1 1.68
15 Kevin Stephenson 25 5 7 .417 4.06 23 12 4 0 0 93.0 107 53 42 9 47 2 48 0 0 6 1.656 10.4 0.9 4.5 4.6 1.02
15 Players 22.7 73 66 .525 3.90 139 139 98 41 5 27 1166.0 1141 612 505 96 552 41 750 56 6 64 1.452 8.8 0.7 4.3 5.8 1.36
* - 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
Rich Gedman 90 497 58 11 6 .981 6.17 21
Dave Schmidt 56 301 40 9 5 .974 6.09 10
Carlton Steele 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 0

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Roland Alburtis 100 871 65 9 71 .990 9.36
Otis Foster 35 253 16 2 30 .993 7.69
Michael Ongarato 8 74 9 1 5 .988 10.38
Dave Schmidt 1 1 0 1 0 .500 1.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Chico Walker 122 252 357 23 66 .964 4.99
Michael Ongarato 16 47 45 2 11 .979 5.75
Wade Boggs 3 7 7 0 2 1.000 4.67

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Wade Boggs 98 76 188 13 17 .953 2.69
Ronald Evans 42 33 69 13 4 .887 2.43
Jim Wilson 5 2 9 1 0 .917 2.20
Michael Ongarato 2 0 2 2 0 .500 1.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ed Jurak 135 208 374 40 76 .936 4.31
Wade Boggs 11 11 18 2 2 .935 2.64

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ray Boyer 107 231 7 4 2 .983 2.22
Russ Laribee 97 163 6 11 3 .939 1.74
Michael Ongarato 95 156 7 3 1 .982 1.72
Gary Purcell 68 89 4 5 1 .949 1.37
Carlton Steele 46 58 2 1 0 .984 1.30
Jim Wilson 27 39 2 0 0 1.000 1.52
Ronald Evans 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
Dave Schmidt 8 10 2 0 0 1.000 1.50
Roland Alburtis 7 13 1 0 0 1.000 2.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mike Smithson 48 10 24 2 4 .944 0.71
Keith MacWhorter 37 17 23 1 2 .976 1.08
Brian Denman 28 24 37 3 5 .953 2.18
Al Faust 26 10 11 0 1 1.000 0.81
Frank Harris 25 4 5 0 0 1.000 0.36 Stats for 2 teams
Jerry King 25 12 21 2 1 .943 1.32
Kevin Stephenson 23 9 16 0 2 1.000 1.09
Bruce Poole 21 2 10 1 2 .923 0.57
Pete Ladd 18 2 9 0 0 1.000 0.61
Bob Birrell 17 2 7 2 0 .818 0.53
Bruce Hurst 16 2 17 1 0 .950 1.19
Mark Baum 14 2 8 3 0 .769 0.71
Danny Parks 11 7 30 1 0 .974 3.36
Roland Alburtis 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00
Michael Ongarato 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Roland Alburtis 22 R R 6' 5.0" 209 Oct 28, 1956 Lubbock, TX, US
Mark Baum 19 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Jul 22, 1959 Decatur, IL, US
Bob Birrell 21 R L 6' 0.0" 175 Oct 8, 1957 Warwick, RI, US
Wade Boggs 21 L R 6' 2.0" 190 Jun 15, 1958 Omaha, NE, US
Ray Boyer 25 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Mar 16, 1954 Newark, NJ, US
Brian Denman 23 R R 6' 4.0" 205 Feb 12, 1956 Minneapolis, MN, US
Ronald Evans 25 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Aug 16, 1953
Al Faust 23 R R 6' 1.0" 195 May 6, 1956
Otis Foster 25 R R 6' 0.0" 210 Nov 19, 1953
Rich Gedman 19 L R 6' 0.0" 210 Sep 26, 1959 Worcester, MA, US
Frank Harris 23 R R 6' 3.0" 185 Sep 20, 1955 Miami, FL, US
Bruce Hurst 21 L L 6' 4.0" 200 Mar 24, 1958 St. George, UT, US
Ed Jurak 21 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Oct 24, 1957 Hollywood, CA, US
Jerry King 20 R R 6' 3.0" 185 Aug 23, 1958 San Diego, CA, US
Pete Ladd 22 R R 6' 3.0" 228 Jul 17, 1956 Portland, ME, US
Russ Laribee 22 L R 6' 3.0" 200 Jul 30, 1956 Southington, CT, US
Keith MacWhorter 23 R R 6' 4.0" 190 Dec 30, 1955 Worcester, MA, US
Michael Ongarato 24 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Apr 28, 1955 Los Angeles, CA, US
Danny Parks 24 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Aug 19, 1954 Huntsville, AL, US
Bruce Poole 25 L L 6' 2.0" 175 May 20, 1954
Gary Purcell 25 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Feb 7, 1954 Galesburg, IL, US
Dave Schmidt 22 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Dec 22, 1956 Mesa, AZ, US
Mike Smithson 24 R R 6' 8.0" 215 Jan 21, 1955 Centerville, TN, US
Carlton Steele 25 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Jan 26, 1954
Kevin Stephenson 25 R R 6' 3.0" 175 Apr 4, 1954 Ann Arbor, MI, US
Chico Walker 20 S R 5' 9.0" 170 Nov 25, 1958 Jackson, MS, US
Jim Wilson 22 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Jan 15, 1957 Long Beach, CA, US

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