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1979 Milwaukee Brewers season

1979 Milwaukee Brewers
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin (since 1970)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Bud Selig
    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

    Regular season

    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

    AL East W L GB Pct.
    Baltimore Orioles 102 57 -- .642
    Milwaukee Brewers 95 66 8 .590
    Boston Red Sox 91 69 11.5 .569
    New York Yankees 89 71 13.5 .556
    Detroit Tigers 85 76 18 .528
    Cleveland Indians 81 80 22 .503
    Toronto Blue Jays 53 109 50.5 .327


    Opening Day starters

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1979 Milwaukee Brewers
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    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

    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

    Starting pitchers

    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

    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

    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

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    Notes

    References