1979 Major League Baseball season

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1979 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration April 4 – October 17, 1979
Draft
Top draft pick Al Chambers
Picked by Seattle Mariners
Regular season
Season MVP AL: Don Baylor (CAL)
NL: Willie Stargell (PIT)
        Keith Hernandez (STL)
Postseason
AL champions Baltimore Orioles
  AL runners-up California Angels
NL champions Pittsburgh Pirates
  NL runners-up Cincinnati Reds
World Series
Champions Pittsburgh Pirates
  Runners-up Baltimore Orioles
Finals MVP Willie Stargell (PIT)
MLB seasons

The 1979 Major League Baseball season. None of the post-season teams of 1977 or 1978, returned to this year's postseason. In a re-match of the 1971 World Series, the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Baltimore Orioles in seven games in the 1979 World Series.

Regular season standings[edit]

Postseason[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  League Championship Series
NBC
World Series
ABC
                 
East Baltimore 3  
West California 1  
    AL Baltimore 3
  NL Pittsburgh 4
East Pittsburgh 3
West Cincinnati 0  

League Championship Series[edit]

American League[edit]

National League[edit]

World Series[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Baseball Hall of Fame[edit]

Regular Season Awards[edit]

Postseason Awards[edit]

Gold Glove Award[edit]

Statistical leaders[edit]

Statistic American League National League
AVG Fred Lynn BOS .333 Keith Hernandez STL .344
HR Gorman Thomas MIL 45 Dave Kingman CHC 48
RBI Don Baylor CAL 139 Dave Winfield SD 118
Wins Mike Flanagan BAL 23 Joe Niekro HOU
Phil Niekro ATL
21
ERA Ron Guidry NYY 2.78 J. R. Richard HOU 2.71
SO Nolan Ryan CAL 223 J. R. Richard HOU 313
SV Mike Marshall MIN 32 Bruce Sutter CHC 37
SB Willie Wilson KC 83 Omar Moreno PIT 77

Events[edit]

January–April[edit]

May- August[edit]

September–December[edit]

Movies[edit]

Deaths[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pellowski, Michael J (2007). The Little Giant Book of Baseball Facts. United States: Sterling Publishing Co. p. 352. ISBN 9781402742736. 
  2. ^ "Three-Pitch Inning". goldenrankings.com. Retrieved 29 November 2014.