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1979 Columbus Astros

1979 > Class AA > 1979 Southern League (East)
Overall: 84-59
Scored 702 runs, Allowed 547 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 88-55

Affiliation: Houston Astros-NL
Manager: Jim Johnson
Represented: Columbus, GA
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 Reggie Baldwin 24 22 82 75 8 22 3 0 2 12 0 1 3 4 .293 .333 .413 .747 31 2 1 1
2 Greg Cypret 22 10 14 13 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .231 .231 .231 .462 3 0 1 0
3 Greg Dahl 22 41 136 120 14 25 2 1 4 11 0 1 11 27 .208 .286 .342 .627 41 2 3 0
4 George Gross 23 129 523 464 75 138 29 4 10 76 15 6 40 56 .297 .355 .442 .796 205 5 7 7
5 Arvis Harper# 23 23 64 55 8 12 4 0 0 6 1 1 7 5 .218 .306 .291 .597 16 0 2 0
6 Danny Heep* 21 138 581 523 103 171 30 5 21 84 7 3 49 32 .327 .385 .524 .909 274 3 2 4
7 Philip Klimas 23 122 454 386 54 98 19 2 13 59 0 1 59 60 .254 .357 .415 .771 160 4 3 2
8 Alan Knicely 24 120 494 422 77 122 12 3 33 76 2 1 61 77 .289 .383 .566 .950 239 4 6 1
9 Scott Loucks 22 9 11 8 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 .125 .200 .125 .325 1 0 1 1
10 Jim Pankovits 23 92 386 346 53 91 10 3 10 45 2 3 28 40 .263 .313 .396 .709 137 0 6 6
11 Joe Pittman 26 100 425 382 56 108 13 2 5 27 15 6 29 36 .283 .341 .366 .708 140 5 9 0
12 Gary Rajsich* 24 66 264 232 43 68 25 4 14 53 6 6 23 33 .293 .357 .616 .974 143 3 1 5
13 Simon Rosario 22 8 24 23 3 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 5 .261 .292 .348 .639 8 0 0 0
14 Billy Smith 24 27 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 1 0
15 Jeff Smith* 23 99 364 314 39 84 11 2 6 38 3 1 44 39 .268 .353 .373 .725 117 0 1 5
16 Douglas Stokke 23 142 542 497 71 128 21 3 10 69 2 2 23 21 .258 .287 .372 .659 185 2 9 11
17 Brent Strom 30 7 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0
18 Reggie Waller 24 65 230 207 25 55 11 2 7 24 6 0 21 42 .266 .330 .440 .770 91 0 0 2
19 Tom Wiedenbauer 20 141 596 554 68 147 31 4 3 64 12 8 33 74 .265 .314 .352 .666 195 6 3 0
19 Players 22.9 143 5195 4625 702 1280 223 35 138 648 73 40 433 554 .277 .340 .430 .770 1987 36 56 45 38
* - 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 Ricardo Aponte 23 3 3 .500 3.83 25 0 0 0 3 47.0 43 24 20 4 31 5 31 1 0 1 1.574 8.2 0.8 5.9 5.9 1.00
2 Rod Boxberger 21 6 7 .462 4.80 21 21 3 1 0 122.0 127 89 65 12 92 1 50 4 0 11 1.795 9.4 0.9 6.8 3.7 0.54
3 Alberto Cajide 23 0 2 .000 6.95 5 3 0 0 0 22.0 26 18 17 2 15 0 11 1 8 3 1.864 10.6 0.8 6.1 4.5 0.73
4 Pete Ladd 22 6 1 .857 2.63 13 4 2 1 4 41.0 24 13 12 3 23 0 31 4 0 2 1.146 5.3 0.7 5.0 6.8 1.35
5 Del Leatherwood* 24 15 11 .577 3.07 28 26 15 4 0 202.0 180 82 69 7 103 1 95 10 1 14 1.401 8.0 0.3 4.6 4.2 0.92
6 Stan Leland 20 1 2 .333 4.06 5 5 1 0 0 31.0 30 17 14 3 14 0 13 0 0 1 1.419 8.7 0.9 4.1 3.8 0.93
7 Jim MacDonald 20 3 3 .500 4.66 10 10 2 0 0 58.0 65 33 30 4 18 0 30 0 0 3 1.431 10.1 0.6 2.8 4.7 1.67
8 Ron Meridith* 22 9 11 .450 4.29 26 23 8 3 1 149.0 150 75 71 14 78 3 63 6 0 4 1.530 9.1 0.8 4.7 3.8 0.81
9 Dennis Miscik* 25 8 2 .800 3.50 13 13 3 1 0 90.0 90 40 35 7 42 0 44 0 0 7 1.467 9.0 0.7 4.2 4.4 1.05
10 Frederick Morris* 23 3 1 .750 5.00 32 1 0 0 2 45.0 48 25 25 4 25 5 29 0 0 4 1.622 9.6 0.8 5.0 5.8 1.16
11 Steven Quealey 22 1 0 1.000 2.25 2 1 1 0 0 8.0 6 2 2 1 4 0 7 1 0 1 1.250 6.8 1.1 4.5 7.9 1.75
12 Bert Roberge 24 4 2 .667 1.00 12 3 3 1 1 54.0 32 7 6 3 10 1 47 0 1 1 0.778 5.3 0.5 1.7 7.8 4.70
13 Billy Smith 24 14 9 .609 2.64 27 26 19 2 0 201.0 187 77 59 6 68 4 76 3 2 9 1.269 8.4 0.3 3.0 3.4 1.12
14 Brent Strom* 30 3 3 .500 3.64 7 7 4 1 0 47.0 39 22 19 7 19 0 24 0 0 3 1.234 7.5 1.3 3.6 4.6 1.26
15 Thad Troedson 22 8 2 .800 2.81 35 0 0 0 4 64.0 57 23 20 2 35 2 25 1 1 8 1.438 8.0 0.3 4.9 3.5 0.71
15 Players 23.0 84 59 .587 3.53 143 143 82 61 15 15 1183.0 1104 547 464 79 577 22 576 31 13 72 1.421 8.4 0.6 4.4 4.4 1.00
* - 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
Alan Knicely 94 446 51 15 3 .971 5.29 16
Greg Dahl 40 154 21 2 3 .989 4.38 9
Reggie Baldwin 12 37 9 1 0 .979 3.83 1

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
George Gross 129 1242 65 6 110 .995 10.13
Jeff Smith 13 93 10 2 12 .981 7.92
Joe Pittman 2 2 0 0 1 1.000 1.00
Reggie Baldwin 1 6 0 0 2 1.000 6.00
Greg Cypret 1 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jim Pankovits 91 226 240 11 68 .977 5.12
Joe Pittman 55 131 157 8 36 .973 5.24
Gary Rajsich 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
Douglas Stokke 1 3 5 0 2 1.000 8.00

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Philip Klimas 113 102 274 24 22 .940 3.33
Joe Pittman 31 26 69 6 10 .941 3.06
Greg Cypret 5 2 2 0 0 1.000 0.80

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Douglas Stokke 140 194 466 30 85 .957 4.71
Greg Cypret 2 3 6 0 3 1.000 4.50
Jim Pankovits 1 0 13 0 2 1.000 13.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Tom Wiedenbauer 141 345 22 6 4 .984 2.60
Danny Heep 138 211 12 6 3 .974 1.62
Gary Rajsich 66 104 7 4 1 .965 1.68
Reggie Waller 64 123 4 0 0 1.000 1.98
Arvis Harper 20 27 1 0 0 1.000 1.40
Scott Loucks 3 6 0 1 0 .857 2.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Thad Troedson 35 1 12 1 0 .929 0.37
Frederick Morris 32 1 6 0 1 1.000 0.22
Del Leatherwood 28 14 26 0 1 1.000 1.43
Billy Smith 27 7 33 4 4 .909 1.48
Ron Meridith 26 9 16 0 2 1.000 0.96
Ricardo Aponte 25 5 7 3 0 .800 0.48
Rod Boxberger 21 8 21 3 1 .906 1.38
Pete Ladd 13 2 3 1 0 .833 0.38
Dennis Miscik 13 3 13 1 1 .941 1.23
Bert Roberge 12 4 9 0 0 1.000 1.08
Jim MacDonald 10 2 13 1 0 .938 1.50
Brent Strom 7 1 8 0 0 1.000 1.29
Alberto Cajide 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 1.00
Stan Leland 5 1 5 1 0 .857 1.20
Steven Quealey 2 2 2 0 0 1.000 2.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Ricardo Aponte 23 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Apr 3, 1956 El Seibo, DO
Reggie Baldwin 24 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Aug 19, 1954 River Rouge, MI, US
Rod Boxberger 21 R R 6' 1.0" 170 Aug 22, 1957 Santa Ana, CA, US
Alberto Cajide 23 R R 6' 3.0" 205 Mar 10, 1956 La Habana, La Habana, CU
Greg Cypret 22 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Aug 21, 1956 St. Louis, MO, US
Greg Dahl 22 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Nov 1, 1956
George Gross 23 R R 6' 3.0" 180 May 15, 1956 Summit, NJ, US
Arvis Harper 23 S R 5' 8.0" 180 May 24, 1956 Little Rock, AR, US
Danny Heep 21 L L 5' 11.0" 185 Jul 3, 1957 San Antonio, TX, US
Philip Klimas 23 R R 5' 11.0" 175 May 20, 1956 Chicago, IL, US
Alan Knicely 24 R R 6' 0.0" 190 May 19, 1955 Harrisonburg, VA, US
Pete Ladd 22 R R 6' 3.0" 228 Jul 17, 1956 Portland, ME, US
Del Leatherwood 24 R L 6' 1.0" 185 Mar 30, 1955 Houston, TX, US
Stan Leland 20 R R 6' 4.0" 190 May 17, 1959 Wabash, IN, US
Scott Loucks 22 R R 6' 0.0" 178 Nov 11, 1956 Anchorage, AK, US
Jim MacDonald 20 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Feb 6, 1959 St. Johnsbury, VT, US
Ron Meridith 22 L L 6' 0.0" 175 Nov 26, 1956 San Pedro, CA, US
Dennis Miscik 25 L L 6' 1.0" 185 Apr 27, 1954 Calumet, PA, US
Frederick Morris 23 L L 5' 11.0" 180 Sep 8, 1955 Salem, NJ, US
Jim Pankovits 23 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Aug 6, 1955 Pennington Gap, VA, US
Joe Pittman 26 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Jan 1, 1953 Houston, TX, US
Steven Quealey 22 R 5' 11.0" 170 Oct 27, 1956
Gary Rajsich 24 L L 6' 2.0" 210 Oct 28, 1954 Youngstown, OH, US
Bert Roberge 24 R R 6' 4.0" 190 Oct 3, 1954 Lewiston, ME, US
Simon Rosario 22 R R 6' 1.0" 159 May 18, 1957 Paraje Clavellina, DO
Billy Smith 24 R R 6' 7.0" 200 Sep 13, 1954 La Marque, TX, US
Jeff Smith 23 L R 6' 0.0" 170 Nov 20, 1955 Wilmington, NC, US
Douglas Stokke 23 R R 6' 0.0" 188 Mar 22, 1956 Milwaukee, WI, US
Brent Strom 30 R L 6' 3.0" 189 Oct 14, 1948 San Diego, CA, US
Thad Troedson 22 R R 6' 3.0" 208 Jul 9, 1956 San Jose, CA, US
Reggie Waller 24 R R 6' 3.0" 195 Apr 6, 1955
Tom Wiedenbauer 20 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Nov 5, 1958 Menomonee, WI, US

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