1979 Chicago Cubs season

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1979 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) William Wrigley III
General manager(s) Bob Kennedy
Manager(s) Herman Franks, Joey Amalfitano
Local television WGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Lou Boudreau)
Local radio WGN
(Vince Lloyd, Lou Boudreau)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1979 Chicago Cubs season was the 107th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 104th in the National League and the 64th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished fifth in the National League East with a record of 80–82.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

On May 17, the Phillies beat the Cubs 23-22 at Wrigley Field in ten innings with a 30-mph wind blowing out to left field.[4]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L GB Pct.
Pittsburgh Pirates 98 64 -- .605
Montreal Expos 95 65 2 .594
St. Louis Cardinals 86 76 12 .531
Philadelphia Phillies 84 78 14 .519
Chicago Cubs 80 82 18 .494
New York Mets 63 99 35 .389

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1979 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Foote, BarryBarry Foote 132 429 109 .254 16 56
2B Sizemore, TedTed Sizemore 98 330 82 .248 2 24
CF Martin, JerryJerry Martin 150 534 145 .272 19 73

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Dillard, SteveSteve Dillard 89 166 47 .283 5 24
Diloné, MiguelMiguel Diloné 43 36 11 .306 0 1

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Caudill, BillBill Caudill 29 90 1 7 4.80 104
Riley, GeorgeGeorge Riley 4 13 0 1 5.54 5

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Tidrow, DickDick Tidrow 63 11 5 4 2.72 68
Burris, RayRay Burris 14 0 0 0 6.23 14
Capilla, DougDoug Capilla 13 0 1 0 2.60 10
Geisel, DaveDave Geisel 7 0 0 0 0.60 5

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Wichita Aeros American Association Jack Hiatt
AA Midland Cubs Texas League Randy Hundley
A Quad Cities Cubs Midwest League Jim Napier
Short-Season A Geneva Cubs New York-Penn League Bob Hartsfield
Rookie GCL Cubs Gulf Coast League Ken Rudolph

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Quad Cities

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3. 

External links[edit]