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1979 Cincinnati Reds

1979 > Class Major League > 1979 National League (West)
Overall: 90-71
Scored 731 runs, Allowed 644 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 90-71

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: John McNamara
Represented: Cincinnati, OH
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 Rick Auerbach 29 62 116 100 17 21 8 1 1 12 0 1 14 19 .210 .304 .340 .644 34 1 0 1 1 1
2 Doug Bair 29 65 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Johnny Bench 31 130 538 464 73 128 19 0 22 80 4 2 67 73 .276 .364 .459 .824 213 11 0 3 4 8
4 Paul Blair 35 75 155 140 7 21 4 1 2 15 0 0 11 27 .150 .209 .236 .445 33 4 0 2 2 3
5 Bill Bonham 30 29 63 57 3 8 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 18 .140 .140 .175 .316 10 1 0 6 0 0
6 Dave Collins# 26 122 429 396 59 126 16 4 3 35 16 9 27 48 .318 .364 .402 .765 159 6 2 3 1 2
7 Dave Concepcion 31 149 666 590 91 166 25 3 16 84 19 7 64 73 .281 .348 .415 .764 245 18 0 6 6 5
8 Vic Correll 33 48 150 133 14 31 12 0 1 15 0 0 14 26 .233 .309 .346 .655 46 3 1 1 1 2
9 Arturo DeFreites 26 23 35 34 2 7 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 16 .206 .200 .265 .465 9 1 0 0 1 0
10 Dan Driessen* 27 150 589 515 72 129 24 3 18 75 11 5 62 77 .250 .330 .414 .744 213 6 3 2 7 11
11 George Foster 30 121 505 440 68 133 18 3 30 98 0 2 59 105 .302 .386 .561 .948 247 11 3 0 3 7
12 Cesar Geronimo* 31 123 400 356 38 85 17 4 4 38 1 1 37 56 .239 .312 .343 .655 122 8 2 3 2 11
13 Ken Griffey* 29 95 420 380 62 120 27 4 8 32 12 5 36 39 .316 .374 .471 .845 179 7 1 0 3 3
14 Tom Hume 26 57 48 46 1 8 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 17 .174 .191 .196 .387 9 0 0 1 0 0
15 Junior Kennedy 28 83 250 220 29 60 7 0 1 17 4 3 28 31 .273 .355 .318 .673 70 4 0 2 0 0
16 Ray Knight 26 150 604 551 64 175 37 4 10 79 4 4 38 57 .318 .360 .454 .814 250 20 3 4 8 4
17 Mike LaCoss 23 35 78 70 3 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 25 .129 .164 .143 .307 10 2 0 5 0 0
18 Joe Morgan* 35 127 538 436 70 109 26 1 9 32 28 6 93 45 .250 .379 .376 .756 164 8 1 3 5 11
19 Paul Moskau 25 21 45 37 3 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 13 .081 .103 .108 .211 4 1 0 6 1 0
20 Fred Norman# 36 34 71 59 2 9 0 0 0 6 0 0 6 22 .153 .231 .153 .383 9 3 0 6 0 0
21 Ron Oester# 23 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Frank Pastore 21 30 27 25 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 .160 .160 .160 .320 4 1 0 2 0 0
23 Rafael Santo Domingo# 23 7 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .167 .286 .167 .452 1 0 0 0 0 0
24 Manny Sarmiento 23 23 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
25 Tom Seaver 34 33 81 76 3 12 3 0 2 8 0 0 1 29 .158 .169 .276 .445 21 2 0 4 0 0
26 Mario Soto 22 25 7 7 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .571 .571 .571 1.143 4 0 0 0 0 0
27 Harry Spilman* 24 43 65 56 7 12 3 0 0 5 0 0 7 5 .214 .323 .268 .591 15 1 2 0 0 2
28 Champ Summers* 33 27 74 60 10 12 2 1 1 11 0 1 13 15 .200 .351 .317 .668 19 1 1 0 0 0
29 Dave Tomlin* 30 53 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
29 Players 29.4 161 6218 5477 731 1445 266 31 132 686 99 47 614 902 .264 .338 .396 .734 2169 128 19 62 46 73
* - 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 Doug Bair 29 11 7 .611 4.29 65 0 42 0 0 16 94.1 93 47 45 7 51 12 86 3 0 3 430 1.527 8.9 0.7 4.9 8.2 1.69
2 Bill Bonham 30 9 7 .563 3.79 29 29 0 2 0 0 175.2 173 80 74 14 60 3 78 8 3 6 741 1.326 8.9 0.7 3.1 4.0 1.30
3 Tom Hume 26 10 9 .526 2.76 57 12 33 2 0 17 163.0 162 54 50 12 33 9 80 0 0 2 669 1.196 8.9 0.7 1.8 4.4 2.42
4 Mike LaCoss 23 14 8 .636 3.50 35 32 0 6 1 0 205.2 202 92 80 13 79 8 73 2 3 3 868 1.366 8.8 0.6 3.5 3.2 0.92
5 Charlie Leibrandt* 22 0 0 0.00 3 0 1 0 0 0 4.1 2 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 16 0.923 4.2 0.0 4.2 2.1 0.50
6 Paul Moskau 25 5 4 .556 3.89 21 15 1 1 0 0 106.1 107 53 46 9 51 3 58 0 0 6 470 1.486 9.1 0.8 4.3 4.9 1.14
7 Fred Norman* 36 11 13 .458 3.64 34 31 0 5 0 0 195.1 193 86 79 14 57 4 95 0 1 2 817 1.280 8.9 0.6 2.6 4.4 1.67
8 Frank Pastore 21 6 7 .462 4.25 30 9 10 2 1 4 95.1 102 47 45 8 23 5 63 1 0 2 407 1.311 9.6 0.8 2.2 5.9 2.74
9 Manny Sarmiento 23 0 4 .000 4.66 23 1 5 0 0 0 38.2 47 21 20 2 7 2 23 1 0 0 164 1.397 10.9 0.5 1.6 5.4 3.29
10 Tom Seaver 34 16 6 .727 3.14 32 32 0 9 5 0 215.0 187 85 75 16 61 6 131 0 0 4 868 1.153 7.8 0.7 2.6 5.5 2.15
11 Mario Soto 22 3 2 .600 5.30 25 0 7 0 0 0 37.1 33 25 22 2 30 2 32 1 0 0 169 1.688 8.0 0.5 7.2 7.7 1.07
12 Dave Tomlin* 30 2 2 .500 2.62 53 0 17 0 0 1 58.1 59 29 17 3 18 5 30 1 0 2 244 1.320 9.1 0.5 2.8 4.6 1.67
12 Players 28.0 90 71 .559 3.58 161 161 134 27 10 40 1440.1 1415 644 573 103 485 63 773 18 7 30 6083 1.319 8.8 0.6 3.0 4.8 1.59
* - 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
Johnny Bench 126 619 68 10 11 .986 5.45 5 70 45 39%
Vic Correll 47 221 19 2 1 .992 5.11 4 40 10 20%

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Dan Driessen 143 1289 79 9 112 .993 9.57
Harry Spilman 12 62 2 0 3 1.000 5.33
Dave Collins 10 64 1 0 6 1.000 6.50
Arturo DeFreites 6 37 0 1 5 .974 6.17
Champ Summers 6 41 5 1 4 .979 7.67
Johnny Bench 2 13 1 0 1 1.000 7.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Joe Morgan 121 259 329 12 74 .980 4.86
Junior Kennedy 59 95 144 5 28 .980 4.05
Rick Auerbach 3 2 0 1 0 .667 0.67

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ray Knight 149 120 262 15 26 .962 2.56
Rick Auerbach 18 2 26 2 2 .933 1.56
Junior Kennedy 4 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.50
Harry Spilman 4 2 9 0 0 1.000 2.75

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Dave Concepcion 148 284 495 27 102 .967 5.26
Rick Auerbach 16 27 28 2 5 .965 3.44
Junior Kennedy 5 10 16 0 2 1.000 5.20
Ron Oester 2 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.50

LF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
George Foster 116 0.00
Dave Collins 45 0.00
Paul Blair 16 0.00
Champ Summers 4 0.00

CF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Cesar Geronimo 118 0.00
Paul Blair 56 0.00
Ken Griffey 8 0.00
Dave Collins 3 0.00

RF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ken Griffey 92 0.00
Dave Collins 50 0.00
Champ Summers 9 0.00
Paul Blair 2 0.00
Arturo DeFreites 1 0.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Cesar Geronimo 118 291 11 2 2 .993 2.56
George Foster 116 214 7 4 1 .982 1.91
Ken Griffey 93 175 8 3 1 .984 1.97
Dave Collins 91 159 2 4 2 .976 1.77
Paul Blair 67 117 3 1 0 .992 1.79
Champ Summers 13 15 1 1 0 .941 1.23
Arturo DeFreites 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Doug Bair 65 5 9 1 1 .933 0.22
Tom Hume 57 6 27 2 1 .943 0.58
Dave Tomlin 53 4 10 3 1 .824 0.26
Mike LaCoss 35 15 34 2 4 .961 1.40
Fred Norman 34 4 26 3 1 .909 0.88
Tom Seaver 32 22 26 2 2 .960 1.50
Frank Pastore 30 5 13 0 2 1.000 0.60
Bill Bonham 29 9 31 4 0 .909 1.38
Mario Soto 25 1 2 0 0 1.000 0.12
Manny Sarmiento 23 1 4 0 0 1.000 0.22
Paul Moskau 21 3 19 2 3 .917 1.05
Charlie Leibrandt 3 1 0 0 1 1.000 0.33

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Rick Auerbach 29 R R 6' 0.0" 165 Feb 15, 1950 Woodland Hills, CA, US 1979-04-04 1979-09-30
Doug Bair 29 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Aug 22, 1949 Defiance, OH, US 1979-04-06 1979-09-30
Johnny Bench 31 R R 6' 1.0" 197 Dec 7, 1947 Oklahoma City, OK, US 1979-04-04 1979-09-28
Paul Blair 35 R R 6' 0.0" 168 Feb 1, 1944 Cushing, OK, US 1979-05-08 1979-09-30
Bill Bonham 30 R R 6' 3.0" 190 Oct 1, 1948 Glendale, CA, US 1979-04-07 1979-09-30
Pedro Borbon 32 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Dec 2, 1946 Mao, Valverde, DO 1979-04-06 1979-06-25
Doug Capilla 27 L L 5' 11.0" 160 Jan 7, 1952 Honolulu, HI, US 1979-04-04 1979-04-28
Dave Collins 26 S L 5' 11.0" 175 Oct 20, 1952 Rapid City, SD, US 1979-04-04 1979-09-30
Dave Concepcion 31 R R 6' 2.0" 155 Jun 17, 1948 Ocumare de la Costa, Aragua, VE 1979-04-04 1979-09-30
Vic Correll 33 R R 5' 10.0" 185 Feb 5, 1946 Washington, DC, US 1979-04-11 1979-09-30
Hector Cruz 26 R R 5' 11.0" 170 Apr 2, 1953 Arroyo, PR 1979-07-01 1979-09-30
Arturo DeFreites 26 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Apr 26, 1953 San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris, DO 1979-04-04 1979-06-27
Dan Driessen 27 L R 5' 11.0" 187 Jul 29, 1951 Hilton Head Island, SC, US 1979-04-04 1979-09-30
George Foster 30 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Dec 1, 1948 Tuscaloosa, AL, US 1979-04-04 1979-09-30
Cesar Geronimo 31 L L 6' 0.0" 165 Mar 11, 1948 El Seibo, El Seibo, DO 1979-04-04 1979-09-30
Ken Griffey 29 L L 5' 11.0" 190 Apr 10, 1950 Donora, PA, US 1979-04-04 1979-08-08
Ken Henderson 33 S R 6' 2.0" 180 Jun 15, 1946 Carroll, IA, US 1979-05-25 1979-06-26
Tom Hume 26 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Mar 29, 1953 Cincinnati, OH, US 1979-04-06 1979-09-30
Junior Kennedy 28 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Aug 9, 1950 Fort Gibson, OK, US 1979-04-04 1979-09-30
Ray Knight 26 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Dec 28, 1952 Albany, GA, US 1979-04-06 1979-09-30
Mike LaCoss 23 R R 6' 5.0" 185 May 30, 1956 Glendale, CA, US 1979-04-08 1979-09-29
Charlie Leibrandt 22 R L 6' 3.0" 195 Oct 4, 1956 Chicago, IL, US 1979-09-17 1979-09-30
Sam Mejias 27 R R 6' 0.0" 170 May 9, 1952 Santiago, Santiago, DO 1979-08-25 1979-09-29
Joe Morgan 35 L R 5' 7.0" 160 Sep 19, 1943 Bonham, TX, US 1979-04-04 1979-09-30
Paul Moskau 25 R R 6' 2.0" 200 Dec 20, 1953 St. Joseph, MO, US 1979-04-04 1979-09-02
Fred Norman 36 S L 5' 8.0" 155 Aug 20, 1942 San Antonio, TX, US 1979-04-06 1979-09-29
Ron Oester 23 S R 6' 2.0" 185 May 5, 1956 Cincinnati, OH, US 1979-09-02 1979-09-30
Frank Pastore 21 R R 6' 2.0" 188 Aug 21, 1957 Alhambra, CA, US 1979-04-04 1979-09-28
Rafael Santo Domingo 23 S R 6' 0.0" 160 Nov 24, 1955 Orocovis, PR 1979-09-07 1979-09-30
Manny Sarmiento 23 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Feb 2, 1956 Cagua, Aragua, VE 1979-05-10 1979-09-29
Tom Seaver 34 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Nov 17, 1944 Fresno, CA, US 1979-04-04 1979-09-26
Mario Soto 22 R R 6' 0.0" 174 Jul 12, 1956 Bani, Peravia, DO 1979-06-29 1979-09-30
Harry Spilman 24 L R 6' 1.0" 180 Jul 18, 1954 Albany, GA, US 1979-05-10 1979-09-30
Champ Summers 33 L R 6' 2.0" 205 Jun 15, 1946 Bremerton, WA, US 1979-04-08 1979-05-24
Dave Tomlin 30 L L 6' 2.0" 180 Jun 22, 1949 Maysville, KY, US 1979-04-04 1979-09-30

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