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1979 West Haven Yankees

1979 > Class AA > 1979 Eastern League
Overall: 83-56
Scored 679 runs, Allowed 578 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 80-59

Affiliation: New York Yankees-AL
Manager: Stump Merrill
Represented: West Haven, CT
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1978 / 1980

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Kenny Baker*24111443379671151227401075735.303.395.401.796152151
2Pat Callahan23802532183062134016203043.284.368.381.74983032
3Nate Chapman*255524221436598452311112621.276.354.421.77590020
4Brian Dayett221355324655811921411741185590.256.333.389.722181237
5Juan Espino23953392964070111844113069.236.322.361.684107913
6Mike Griffin2217111000000000.
7Wayne Harer#2710444438662110134345565440.285.373.363.736140121
8Mark Harris#21116384323436350026433940.
9Dennis Irwin2533114102142710141600919.265.333.500.83351201
10Greg Jemison*2413554581411017286.311.415.378.79317020
11Mark Johnston*2212346636665971531760968252.265.407.462.8691691026
12Joe Lefebvre*2313858448785142281021107567961.292.389.520.908253459
13Tim Lollar*2365143122162830515321638.230.324.377.70146212
14Jim McDonald*21197665712200101274.
15Willie McGee#204913211521283118711317.243.326.313.63936130
16Dan Schmitz*242085695213001331104.304.390.348.73824132
17Dennis Sherrill2321806651400022297.212.350.212.56214500
18Buck Showalter*231295264697113173651863630.279.332.345.6771622172
19Richard Stenholm*2716736211195011010107.306.397.435.83327001
20Pat Tabler21562321903357153636943644.300.411.505.91796213
20 Players23.113952044443679118817541955979968603634.267.357.389.747173043724323
* - 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
1Ricky Burdette*2211.5005.004300018.024101017090021.72212.
2Greg Cochran2521.6672.163330025.01776150161010.8806.
3Don Cooper2364.6004.3328000654.04931266309440081.4638.
4Tom Filer22128.6003.622423910154.0132736215532807051.2017.
5Mike Griffin2287.5332.951717720125.012053419260663111.1688.
6Dan Ledduke2184.6673.19460001493.08937338262633031.2378.
7Joe Lefebvre23003.60200005.052201040021.2009.
8Timothy Lewis*26116.6473.363014313118.0110544410422672091.2888.
9Tim Lollar*2385.6153.182216300119.0122554212363601121.3289.
10James Lysgaard2536.3335.8111921062.06340407211392141.3559.
11Andy McGaffigan22106.6253.812323820144.013675611354211312111.3198.
12Neal Mersch2722.5006.8716210038.04832299150250011.65811.
13Robert Polinsky2801.0004.9111000122.02914123131172021.90911.
14Dave Righetti*2043.5711.96111130069.04523153450781051.3045.90.45.910.21.73
15Mark Softy2541.8004.3714810068.07042335290351011.4569.
16Steve Taylor2341.8004.20101010060.05730287240391031.3508.
16 Players23.18356.5973.71139139984110241174.0111657848410942722755255601.3148.
* - 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


Juan Espino9150957134.9786.2212
Pat Callahan301332121.9875.137
Dennis Irwin291421842.9765.525
Joe Lefebvre150001.0005.000


Buck Showalter6252449648.9909.24
Wayne Harer4735944227.9958.57
Jim McDonald1813714410.9748.39
Tim Lollar171379112.9938.59
Mark Johnston4174041.0005.25


Mark Johnston811712061332.9674.65
Pat Tabler561221691342.9575.20
Mark Harris11151315.9662.55


Brian Dayett135862262417.9292.31
Joe Lefebvre641130.8332.50
Dennis Sherrill311001.0000.67


Mark Harris1041572782455.9484.18
Dan Schmitz20304959.9403.95
Dennis Sherrill19365538.9684.79
Joe Lefebvre40310.7500.75


Joe Lefebvre1312381662.9771.94
Kenny Baker94147462.9621.61
Nate Chapman55143160.9602.62
Wayne Harer53125220.9842.40
Willie McGee4788330.9681.94
Buck Showalter3251311.9821.69
Greg Jemison1318030.8571.38
Mark Johnston1326310.9672.23
Richard Stenholm68010.8891.33
Pat Tabler220001.0001.00


Dan Ledduke4681310.9550.46
Timothy Lewis30417011.0000.70
Don Cooper284711.9170.39
Tom Filer24213031.9442.13
Andy McGaffigan23111530.8971.13
Tim Lollar2272621.9431.50
Mike Griffin1782061.8241.65
Neal Mersch1687001.0000.94
Mark Softy143410.8750.50
James Lysgaard11912011.0001.91
Robert Polinsky1126001.0000.73
Dave Righetti1131410.9441.55
Steve Taylor104921.8671.30
Ricky Burdette410001.0000.25
Greg Cochran328001.0003.33
Joe Lefebvre211011.0001.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Kenny Baker24LL6' 0.0"185Mar 5, 1955Newport News, VA, US
Ricky Burdette22LL6' 2.0"195Feb 23, 1957Albany, GA, US
Pat Callahan23RR6' 1.0"190Aug 29, 1955Chicago, IL, US
Nate Chapman25LL5' 9.0"160Oct 2, 1953Mobile, AL, US
Greg Cochran25RR6' 2.0"195Nov 15, 1953Whittier, CA, US
Don Cooper23RR6' 1.0"185Jan 15, 1956New York, NY, US
Brian Dayett22RR5' 10.0"180Jan 22, 1957New London, CT, US
Juan Espino23RR6' 1.0"190Mar 16, 1956Bonao, Monsenor Nouel, DO
Tom Filer22RR6' 1.0"195Dec 1, 1956Philadelphia, PA, US
Mike Griffin22RR6' 4.0"195Jun 26, 1957Colusa, CA, US
Wayne Harer27SL5' 11.0"185May 28, 1952Evanston, IL, US
Mark Harris21SR5' 10.0"160Feb 11, 1958Bristol, VA, US
Dennis Irwin25RR6' 0.0"170Jan 11, 1954Tulare, CA, US
Greg Jemison24LR6' 0.0"165Jul 15, 1954Coatesville, PA, US
Mark Johnston22LR6' 0.0"175Feb 10, 1957Detroit, MI, US
Dan Ledduke21RR6' 3.0"190Aug 8, 1957Albany, NY, US
Joe Lefebvre23LR5' 10.0"170Feb 22, 1956Concord, NH, US
Timothy Lewis26LL6' 5.0"2061953Philadelphia, PA, US
Tim Lollar23LL6' 3.0"200Mar 17, 1956Poplar Bluff, MO, US
James Lysgaard25RR6' 1.0"185Jun 11, 1954CA
Jim McDonald21LL6' 2.0"190Oct 20, 1957Lynwood, CA, US
Andy McGaffigan22RR6' 3.0"185Oct 25, 1956West Palm Beach, FL, US
Willie McGee20SR6' 1.0"175Nov 2, 1958San Francisco, CA, US
Neal Mersch27RR6' 3.0"185Oct 27, 1951Covington, KY, US
Robert Polinsky28RR6' 4.0"202Jun 21, 1951Coaldale, PA, US
Dave Righetti20LL6' 4.0"195Nov 28, 1958San Jose, CA, US
Dan Schmitz24LR5' 7.0"150Mar 1, 1955Detroit, MI, US
Dennis Sherrill23RR6' 0.0"165May 3, 1956Miami, FL, US
Buck Showalter23LL5' 9.0"195May 23, 1956DeFuniak Springs, FL, US
Mark Softy25RR6' 6.0"1951954Rockville Centre, NY, US
Richard Stenholm27LL6' 0.0"185Mar 3, 1952Brooksville, FL, US
Pat Tabler21RR6' 3.0"175Feb 2, 1958Hamilton, OH, US
Steve Taylor23RR6' 4.0"200Feb 9, 1956Wilmington, DE, US

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