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1979 Syracuse Chiefs

1979 > Class AAA > 1979 International League
Overall: 77-63
Scored 581 runs, Allowed 539 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 75-65

Affiliation: Toronto Blue Jays-AL
Manager: Vern Benson
Represented: Syracuse, NY
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1978 / 1980

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Danny Ainge20271121011025420800720.248.309.327.63633220
2Butch Alberts291967606141111310414.233.273.333.60620012
3Doug Ault29121494444531122561271614158.252.315.417.732185225
4Dave Baker*221164373964288175743103167.222.281.343.625136334
5Joe Cannon*255924723141671476241151155.290.333.489.823113410
6Garth Iorg2412149843065121234539244644.281.351.388.7401674117
7Pat Kelly23617170310000006.
8Dave McKay#29964083535495143753863972.269.347.385.732136574
9Geno Petralli*19186156613010700211.
10Don Pisker*251114433855795121010462051111.247.336.408.743157223
11Domingo Ramos211154333763892114128104041.245.320.303.6231143113Stats for 2 teams
12Andre Robertson211440000000000.
13Luis Rosado23993603333583201429012248.249.296.351.647117122Stats for 2 teams
14Mike Sember2649163140172131210011856.
15Willie Upshaw*22140591526711312581268335290.249.318.395.713208436
16Greg Wells2599406380501041641365101845.274.307.439.746167224
17Ernie Whitt*271144343823295184743214243.249.321.372.693142073
18Ted Wilborn#2061253227285651110691553.
18 Players24.414051694605581115319560875354330420803.250.315.375.690172933664543
* - 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
1Vernon Benson*2964.6003.89121233074.06835324140410021.1088.
2Tom Buskey32002.1212000617.01554180111021.3537.
3Butch Edge2253.6252.42264101104.089412843905621131.2317.
4Chuck Fore2367.4623.261616300102.09245377460641031.3538.
5Jerry Garvin*23101.0002.00800009.063204050101.1116.
6Steve Grilli3097.5632.014900012103.09337235415652061.3018.
7Luis Leal22101.0004.50110006.043312020001.0006.
8Mark Lemongello23301.0001.804400025.02055170130011.0807.
9Steve Luebber29118.5793.392928930183.01577869778012870121.2847.
10Dave May2769.4004.021616710103.09256468473561041.3508.
11Ken Reynolds*3224.3335.3219600066.07145398320251021.5619.
12Jay Robertson2101.0003.7214100329.02614124100210151.2418.
13Dave Stieb2152.7142.127740051.03915120140202011.0396.
14Jackson Todd2794.6923.342115701124.011648469350594051.2188.
15Mark Wiley311211.5223.6527271520197.01928880184521114041.2038.
16Mike Willis*2813.2505.2920310334.03621201102280031.3539.
16 Players27.67763.5503.36140140905013261226.011165394587843212705253631.2638.
* - 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


Ernie Whitt884796433.9956.174
Geno Petralli18671210.9884.391
Pat Kelly521120.9174.400


Greg Wells9892063577.99510.03
Willie Upshaw3937916630.98510.13
Doug Ault2141031.0007.50
Butch Alberts1102021.00012.00


Dave McKay76183258943.9805.80
Garth Iorg3767107823.9564.70
Danny Ainge265677419.9715.12
Mike Sember22911.9175.50


Dave Baker101761811915.9312.54
Garth Iorg35286884.9232.74
Dave McKay5614011.0004.00


Domingo Ramos1092113232665.9544.90Stats for 2 teams
Garth Iorg244475315.9754.96
Mike Sember24307658.9554.42
Dave Baker227021.0004.50
Andre Robertson114001.0005.00


Willie Upshaw98165881.9561.77
Don Pisker951846112.9452.00
Doug Ault88146642.9741.73
Ted Wilborn611688011.0002.89
Joe Cannon59153452.9692.66
Ernie Whitt12155011.0001.67
Mike Sember815010.9381.88
Garth Iorg711010.9171.57
Butch Alberts220001.0001.00


Steve Grilli4901410.9330.29
Steve Luebber29112612.9741.28
Mark Wiley27171412.9691.15
Butch Edge2671010.9440.65
Jackson Todd21112111.9701.52
Mike Willis2016001.0000.35
Ken Reynolds1901441.7780.74
Chuck Fore1621112.9290.81
Dave May16217011.0001.19
Jay Robertson143410.8750.50
Vernon Benson12212011.0001.17
Tom Buskey12
Jerry Garvin800000.00
Dave Stieb7311011.0002.00
Mark Lemongello454001.0002.25
Luis Leal100000.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Danny Ainge20RR6' 4.0"175Mar 17, 1959Eugene, OR, US
Butch Alberts29RR6' 2.0"205May 4, 1950Williamsport, PA, US
Doug Ault29RL6' 3.0"200Mar 9, 1950Beaumont, TX, US
Dave Baker22LR6' 0.0"185Nov 25, 1956Lacona, IA, US
Vernon Benson29SL6' 4.0"1671950
Tom Buskey32RR6' 3.0"200Feb 20, 1947Harrisburg, PA, US
Joe Cannon25LR6' 3.0"193Jul 13, 1953Camp LeJeune, NC, US
Butch Edge22RR6' 3.0"203Jul 18, 1956Houston, TX, US
Chuck Fore23LR6' 3.0"198Sep 9, 1955Flomaton, AL, US
Jerry Garvin23LL6' 3.0"195Oct 21, 1955Oakland, CA, US
Steve Grilli30RR6' 2.0"170May 2, 1949Brooklyn, NY, US
Garth Iorg24RR5' 11.0"170Oct 12, 1954Arcata, CA, US
Pat Kelly23RR6' 3.0"210Aug 27, 1955Santa Maria, CA, US
Luis Leal22RR6' 3.0"205Mar 21, 1957Barquisimeto, Lara, VE
Mark Lemongello23RR6' 1.0"180Jul 21, 1955Jersey City, NJ, US
Steve Luebber29RR6' 3.0"185Jul 9, 1949Clinton, MO, US
Dave May27RR6' 0.0"176Oct 16, 1951Covington, KY, US
Dave McKay29SR6' 1.0"195Mar 14, 1950Vancouver, BC, CA
Geno Petralli19LR6' 2.0"185Sep 25, 1959Sacramento, CA, US
Don Pisker25LL6' 2.0"180Dec 29, 1953
Domingo Ramos21RR5' 10.0"154Mar 29, 1958Santiago, Santiago, DO
Ken Reynolds32LL6' 0.0"180Jan 4, 1947Trevose, PA, US
Andre Robertson21RR5' 10.0"155Oct 2, 1957Orange, TX, US
Jay Robertson21RR6' 5.0"215Sep 17, 1957Sacramento, CA, US
Luis Rosado23RR6' 0.0"180Dec 6, 1955Santurce, PR
Mike Sember26RR6' 0.0"185Feb 24, 1953Hammond, IN, US
Dave Stieb21RR6' 0.0"185Jul 22, 1957Santa Ana, CA, US
Jackson Todd27RR6' 2.0"180Nov 20, 1951Tulsa, OK, US
Willie Upshaw22LL6' 0.0"185Apr 27, 1957Blanco, TX, US
Greg Wells25RR6' 5.0"218Apr 25, 1954McIntosh, AL, US
Ernie Whitt27LR6' 2.0"200Jun 13, 1952Detroit, MI, US
Ted Wilborn20SR6' 0.0"165Dec 16, 1958Waco, TX, US
Mark Wiley31RR6' 1.0"200Feb 28, 1948National City, CA, US
Mike Willis28LL6' 2.0"205Dec 26, 1950Oklahoma City, OK, US

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