1979 San Diego Padres season

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1979 San Diego Padres
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Ray Kroc
General manager(s) Bob Fontaine
Manager(s) Roger Craig
Local television XETV
Local radio KFMB
(Jerry Coleman, Dave Campbell)
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The 1979 San Diego Padres season was the 11th season in franchise history.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 90 71 0.559 48–32 42–39
Houston Astros 89 73 0.549 52–29 37–44
Los Angeles Dodgers 79 83 0.488 11½ 46–35 33–48
San Francisco Giants 71 91 0.438 19½ 38–43 33–48
San Diego Padres 68 93 0.422 22 39–42 29–51
Atlanta Braves 66 94 0.412 23½ 34–45 32–49


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1979 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 4–8 6–12 7–11 12–6 1–9 4–8 7–5 4–8 6–12 11–7 4–8
Chicago 8–4 7–5 6–6 5–7 6–12 8–10 9–9 6–12 9–3 8–4 8–10
Cincinnati 12–6 5–7 8–10 11–7 6–6 8–4 8–4 8–4 10–7 6–12 8–4
Houston 11–7 6–6 10–8 10–8 7–5 9–3 5–7 4–8 14–4 7–11 6–6
Los Angeles 6–12 7–5 7–11 8–10 6–6 9–3 3–9 4–8 9–9 14–4 6–6
Montreal 9–1 12–6 6–6 5–7 6–6 15–3 11–7 7–11 7–5 7–5 10–8
New York 8–4 10–8 4–8 3–9 3–9 3–15 5–13 8–10–1 4–8 8–4 7–11
Philadelphia 5-7 9–9 4–8 7–5 9–3 7–11 13–5 8–10 9–3 6–6 7–11–1
Pittsburgh 8–4 12–6 4–8 8–4 8–4 11–7 10–8–1 10–8 7–5 9–3 11–7
San Diego 12–6 3–9 7–10 4–14 9–9 5–7 8–4 3–9 5–7 8–10 4–8
San Francisco 7–11 4–8 12–6 11–7 4–14 5–7 4–8 6–6 3–9 10–8 5–7
St. Louis 8–4 10–8 4–8 6–6 6–6 8–10 11–7 11–7–1 7–11 8–4 7–5


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1979 San Diego Padres
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
1B Dan Briggs 104 227 47 .207 8 30
2B Fernando González 114 323 70 .217 9 34
LF Jerry Turner 138 448 111 .248 9 61
CF Gene Richards 150 545 152 .279 4 41
RF Dave Winfield 159 597 184 .308 34 118

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
Kurt Bevacqua 114 297 75 .253 1 34
Bill Fahey 73 209 60 .287 3 19
Jay Johnstone 75 201 59 .294 0 32
Barry Evans 56 162 35 .216 1 14
Mike Hargrove 52 125 24 .192 0 8
Broderick Perkins 57 87 23 .264 0 8
Tim Flannery 22 65 10 .154 0 4

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
Randy Jones 39 263 11 12 3.63 112
Gaylord Perry 32 232.2 12 11 3.06 140
Juan Eichelberger 3 21 1 1 3.43 12

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
Eric Rasmussen 45 156.2 6 9 3.27 54
John D'Acquisto 51 133.2 9 13 4.92 137

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
Rollie Fingers 54 9 9 13 4.52 65
Mickey Lolich 27 0 2 0 4.74 20
Mark Lee 46 2 4 5 4.29 25
Dennis Kinney 13 0 0 0 3.50 11

Awards and honors[edit]

1979 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Hawaii Islanders Pacific Coast League Dick Phillips
AA Amarillo Gold Sox Texas League Glenn Ezell and Rusty Gerhardt
A Reno Silver Sox California League Eddie Watt
A-Short Season Walla Walla Padres Northwest League Curt Daniels

[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oscar Gamble page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Fred Kuhaulua page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Bob Geren page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Dave Wehrmeister page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links[edit]