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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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]