1979 Milwaukee Brewers season

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1979 Milwaukee Brewers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Bud Selig
General manager(s) Harry Dalton
Manager(s) George Bamberger
Local television WTMJ-TV
(Merle Harmon, Bob Uecker, Mike Hegan)
Local radio 620 WTMJ
(Merle Harmon, Bob Uecker)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1979 Milwaukee Brewers season involved the Brewers' finishing second in the American League East with a record of 95 wins and 66 losses.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Gorman Thomas enjoyed his best season in the majors, compiling career high numbers in home runs (45, tops in the AL), RBI (123), runs scored (97), hits (136), doubles (29), walks (98), on-base percentage (.356), total bases (300), slugging average (.539) and OPS (.895).

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 102 57 0.642 55–24 47–33
Milwaukee Brewers 95 66 0.590 8 52–29 43–37
Boston Red Sox 91 69 0.569 11½ 51–29 40–40
New York Yankees 89 71 0.556 13½ 51–30 38–41
Detroit Tigers 85 76 0.528 18 46–34 39–42
Cleveland Indians 81 80 0.503 22 47–34 34–46
Toronto Blue Jays 53 109 0.327 50½ 32–49 21–60


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1979 American League Records

Sources:

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Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 8–5 9–3 8–3 8–5 7–6 6–6 8–5 8–4 5–6 8–4 10–2 6–6 11–2
Boston 5–8 5–7 5–6 6–7 8–5 8–4 8–4 9–3 5–8 9–3 8–4 6–6 9–4
California 3–9 7–5 9–4 6–6 4–8 7–6 7–5 9–4 7–5 10–3 7–6 5–8 7–5
Chicago 3–8 6–5 4–9 6–6 3–9 5–8 5–7 5–8 4–8 9–4 5–8 11–2 7–5
Cleveland 5–8 7–6 6–6 6–6 6–6 6–6 4–9 8–4 5–8 8–4 7–5 5–7 8–5
Detroit 6–7 5–8 8–4 9–3 6–6 5–7 6–7 4–8 7–6 7–5 7–5 6–6 9–4
Kansas City 6–6 4–8 6–7 8–5 6–6 7–5 5–7 7–6 5–7 9–4 7–6 6–7 9–3
Milwaukee 5–8 4–8 5–7 7–5 9–4 7–6 7–5 8–4 9–4 6–6 9–3 9–3 10–3
Minnesota 4–8 3–9 4–9 8–5 4–8 8–4 6–7 4–8 7–5 9–4 10–3 4–9 11–1
New York 6–5 8–5 5–7 8–4 8–5 6–7 7–5 4–9 5–7 9–3 6–6 8–4 9–4
Oakland 4–8 3–9 3–10 4–9 4–8 5–7 4–9 6–6 4–9 3–9 8–5 2–11 4–8
Seattle 2–10 4–8 6–7 8–5 5–7 5–7 6–7 3–9 3–10 6–6 5–8 6–7 8–4
Texas 6–6 6–6 8–5 2–11 7–5 6–6 7–6 3–9 9–4 4–8 11–2 7–6 7–5
Toronto 2–11 4–9 5–7 5–7 5–8 4–9 3–9 3–10 1–11 4–9 8–4 4–8 5–7


Opening Day starters[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1979 Milwaukee Brewers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 Moore, CharlieCharlie Moore 111 337 101 .300 5 38
1B Cooper, CecilCecil Cooper 150 590 182 .308 24 106
3B Bando, SalSal Bando 130 476 117 .246 9 43
LF Oglivie, BenBen Oglivie 139 514 145 .282 29 81
CF Thomas, GormanGorman Thomas 156 557 136 .244 45 123
RF Lezcano, SixtoSixto Lezcano 138 473 152 .321 28 101
DH Davis, DickDick Davis 91 335 89 .266 12 41

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
Money, DonDon Money 92 350 83 .237 6 38
Hisle, LarryLarry Hisle 26 96 27 .281 3 14

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
Caldwell, MikeMike Caldwell 30 235 16 6 3.29 89

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

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
Augustine, JerryJerry Augustine 43 9 6 5 3.47 41
Castro, BillBill Castro 39 3 1 6 2.03 10
Galasso, BobBob Galasso 31 3 1 3 4.38 28
Cleveland, ReggieReggie Cleveland 29 1 5 4 6.71 22
Boitano, DanDan Boitano 5 0 0 0 1.50 5

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Vancouver Canadians Pacific Coast League John Felske
AA Holyoke Millers Eastern League George Farson
A Stockton Ports California League Lee Sigman
A Burlington Bees Midwest League Duane Espy
Rookie Butte Copper Kings Pioneer League Ken Richardson and Tom Gamboa

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