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1979 New York Yankees: 89-71  .556
4th place in A.L. East
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 51-30 (360 runs scored, 308 allowed) Road record: 38-41 (374 runs scored, 364 allowed)

Home Attendance*: 2,543,848 on 79 dates (32,201 avg.)
Road Attendance*: 2,224,501 on 76 dates (29,270 avg.)

Managers: Bob Lemon (34-31), Billy Martin (55-40) Coaches: Yogi Berra, Mike Ferraro, Art Fowler, Jim Hegan, Elston Howard, Charlie Lau, Tom Morgan, Jeff Torborg 734 runs scored (10th of 14 A.L. teams), 672 runs allowed (2nd) A.L. Averages: 4.67 runs/game (751.9 runs/team) Batting Statistics (ordered by OBP+SLG) Pos Batter Age G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF SB CS UW IW HP SO DP BA SLG OBP OD Oscar Gamble* 29 36 113 21 44 83 4 1 11 32 0 0 0 0 12 1 0 13 1 .389 .735 .452 D1 Jim Spencer* 31 106 295 60 85 175 15 3 23 53 1 2 0 2 27 11 0 25 12 .288 .593 .367 RF Reggie Jackson* 33 131 465 78 138 253 24 2 29 89 0 5 9 8 62 3 2 107 17 .297 .544 .382 DH George Scott 35 16 44 9 14 22 3 1 1 6 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 7 0 .318 .500 .340 DC Cliff Johnson 31 28 64 11 17 29 6 0 2 6 1 1 0 0 6 4 0 7 0 .266 .453 .360 1B Chris Chambliss* 30 149 554 61 155 242 27 3 18 63 1 5 3 2 30 4 5 53 9 .280 .437 .324 OF Bobby Murcer* 33 74 264 42 72 108 12 0 8 33 2 1 1 1 23 2 2 32 10 .273 .409 .339 LF Lou Piniella 35 130 461 49 137 196 22 2 11 69 3 8 3 2 11 6 2 31 17 .297 .425 .320 2B Willie Randolph 24 153 574 98 155 211 15 13 5 61 5 5 33 12 90 5 3 39 23 .270 .368 .374 CF Mickey Rivers* 30 74 286 37 82 119 18 5 3 25 2 5 3 7 11 2 1 21 3 .287 .416 .315 3B Graig Nettles* 34 145 521 71 132 209 15 1 20 73 0 8 1 2 53 6 0 53 14 .253 .401 .325 C Thurman Munson 32 97 382 42 110 143 18 3 3 39 1 4 1 2 30 2 0 37 15 .288 .374 .340 OF Juan Beniquez 29 62 142 19 36 56 6 1 4 17 1 4 3 3 9 0 2 17 5 .254 .394 .299 DO Darryl Jones 28 18 47 6 12 19 5 1 0 6 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 7 1 .255 .404 .286 3B Roy Staiger 29 4 11 1 3 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .273 .364 .308 OF Bobby Brown# 25 30 68 7 17 22 3 1 0 3 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 17 0 .250 .324 .271 DO Roy White# 35 81 205 24 44 59 6 0 3 27 5 3 2 2 22 1 0 21 6 .215 .288 .290 SS Bucky Dent 27 141 431 47 99 123 14 2 2 32 13 8 0 0 36 1 1 30 5 .230 .285 .287 SS Damaso Garcia 24 11 38 3 10 11 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .263 .289 .263 C Jerry Narron* 23 61 123 17 21 38 3 1 4 18 3 1 0 0 9 0 0 26 2 .171 .309 .226 OD Jay Johnstone* 33 23 48 7 10 14 1 0 1 7 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 7 0 .208 .292 .240 UT Fred Stanley 31 57 100 9 20 27 1 0 2 14 4 1 0 1 5 0 0 17 1 .200 .270 .236 1B Dennis Werth 26 3 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 C Brad Gulden* 23 40 92 10 15 19 4 0 0 6 4 0 0 1 9 0 0 16 3 .163 .207 .238 OD Lenny Randle# 30 20 39 2 7 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 .179 .179 .238 OF Paul Blair 35 2 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200 .200 .200 C Bruce Robinson* 25 6 12 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .231 23 Brian Doyle* 24 20 32 2 4 6 2 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 .125 .188 .200 P Ron Davis 23 44 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 P Jim Kaat* 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 P Tommy John 36 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 P Rich Gossage 27 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 P Ron Guidry* 28 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 P Ken Clay 25 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 P Luis Tiant 38 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 P Don Hood* 29 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 P Catfish Hunter 33 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 P Ed Figueroa 30 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 P Ray Burris 28 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 P Jim Beattie 24 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 P Dick Tidrow 32 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 P Paul Mirabella* 25 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 P Dave Righetti* 20 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 P Mike Griffin 22 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 P Rick Anderson 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 P Roger Slagle 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 P Bob Kammeyer 28 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 Average age (non-P): 30.9

Batter data: *: Bats lefthanded; #: Switch hitter; G: Games played; AB: At bats; R: Runs scored; H: Hits; TB: Total bases; 2B: Doubles; 3B: Triples; HR: Home runs; RBI: Runs batted in; SH: Sacrifice hits; SF: Sacrifice flies; SB: Stolen bases; CS: Caught stealing; UW: Unintentional walks; IW: Intentional walks; HP: Hit by pitch; SO: Strikeouts; DP: Double plays grounded into; BA: Batting average; SLG: Slugging percentage; OBP: On base percentage

Pitching Statistics

Pitcher             Age   W   L    ERA    G  GS  CG  MI  GF  SV  SHO   IP     H   BFP    R   ER  HR   UW  IW  HP   SO  WP  BK
Bob Kammeyer         28   0   0   0.00    1   0   0   1   0   0    0    0.0    7    8    8    8   2    0   0   1    0   0   0
Roger Slagle         25   0   0   0.00    1   0   0   0   1   0    0    2.0    0    6    0    0   0    0   0   0    2   0   0
Rich Gossage         27   5   3   2.62   36   0   0   3  33  18    0   58.1   48  234   18   17   5   15   4   0   41   3   0
Ron Guidry*          28  18   8   2.78   33  30  15   0   3   2    2  236.1  203  946   83   73  20   71   0   0  201   9   0
Ron Davis            23  14   2   2.85   44   0   0  23  21   9    0   85.1   84  357   29   27   5   19   9   1   43   1   0
Tommy John*          36  21   9   2.96   37  36  17   0   1   0    3  276.1  268 1116  109   91   9   64   1   4  111  11   1
Don Hood*            29   3   1   3.07   27   6   0  12   9   1    0   67.1   62  288   24   23   3   29   1   2   22   1   0
Dave Righetti*       20   0   1   3.63    3   3   0   0   0   0    0   17.1   10   67    7    7   2   10   0   0   13   0   0
Jim Kaat*            40   2   3   3.86   40   1   0  26  13   2    0   58.1   64  249   29   25   4   12   2   2   23   2   0
Rick Anderson        25   0   0   3.86    1   0   0   1   0   0    0    2.1    1   10    1    1   0    4   0   0    0   0   0
Luis Tiant           38  13   8   3.91   30  30   5   0   0   0    1  195.2  190  819   94   85  22   52   1   0  104   0   0
Ed Figueroa          30   4   6   4.13   16  16   4   0   0   0    1  104.2  109  437   49   48   6   34   1   0   42   1   0
Mike Griffin         22   0   0   4.15    3   0   0   2   1   1    0    4.1    5   19    2    2   0    2   0   0    5   1   0
Jim Beattie          24   3   6   5.21   15  13   1   1   1   0    1   76.0   85  343   45   44   5   41   0   0   32   1   0
Catfish Hunter       33   2   9   5.31   19  19   1   0   0   0    0  105.0  128  460   68   62  15   34   0   1   34   2   0
Ken Clay             25   1   7   5.40   32   5   0  10  17   2    0   78.1   88  338   49   47  12   24   1   2   28   7   0
Ray Burris           28   1   3   6.18   15   0   0   8   7   0    0   27.2   40  132   22   19   5    9   1   0   19   1   0
Dick Tidrow          32   2   1   7.94   14   0   0   4  10   2    0   22.2   38  101   20   20   5    4   0   0    7   2   0
Paul Mirabella*      25   0   4   8.79   10   1   0   9   0   0    0   14.1   16   71   15   14   3    9   1   1    4   3   0
Average age: 31.7
Pitcher data: *: Throws lefthanded; W: Wins; L: Losses; ERA: Earned run average; G: Games; GS: Games started; CG: Complete games; MI: Middle relief (games not started nor finished); GF: Games finished in relief; SV: Saves; SHO: Shutouts; IP: Innings pitched; H: Hits allowed; BFP: Batters faced; R: Runs allowed; ER: Earned runs; HR: Home runs allowed; UW: Unintentional walks; IW: Intentional walks; HP: Hit batters; SO: Strikeouts; WP: Wild pitches; BK: Balks

Pitching Statistics (Batters' format, ordered by OBP+SLG)

Pitcher                G    AB    R    H   TB  2B  3B  HR  SH  SF  SB  CS   UW  IW  HP   SO  DP    BA   SLG   OBP   OPS   GB%
Roger Slagle           1     6    0    0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0   0    2   0  .000  .000  .000  .000  75.0
Rich Gossage          36   211   18   48   72   7   1   5   4   0   3   0   15   4   0   41   6  .227  .341  .291  .633  42.2
Tommy John*           37  1031  109  268  347  36   8   9  11   5  10   8   64   1   4  111  45  .260  .337  .305  .642  70.9
Dave Righetti*         3    55    7   10   19   1   1   2   1   1   6   2   10   0   0   13   0  .182  .345  .303  .648  37.1
Ron Guidry*           33   861   83  203  318  45   5  20   9   5   6  14   71   0   0  201  24  .236  .369  .292  .662  52.2
Rick Anderson          1     6    1    1    1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0    4   0   0    0   1  .167  .167  .500  .667  83.3
Ron Davis             44   321   29   84  121  16   3   5   4   3   9   2   19   9   1   43  11  .262  .377  .320  .697  61.5
Don Hood*             27   246   24   62   92   9   6   3   6   4   3   0   29   1   2   22   9  .252  .374  .333  .707  58.2
Luis Tiant            30   756   94  190  324  42  13  22   5   5  14   9   52   1   0  104   9  .251  .429  .299  .727  35.9
Ed Figueroa           16   397   49  109  160  23   5   6   4   1   4   5   34   1   0   42  10  .275  .403  .333  .736  64.0
Jim Kaat*             40   223   29   64   94  16   1   4   6   4   3   2   12   2   2   23   7  .287  .422  .329  .751  52.4
Mike Griffin           3    16    2    5    6   1   0   0   1   0   0   0    2   0   0    5   1  .312  .375  .389  .764  62.5
Jim Beattie           15   289   45   85  120  16   2   5   7   6  11   2   41   0   0   32  10  .294  .415  .375  .790  57.8
Ken Clay              32   302   49   88  150  20   3  12   6   3   5   3   24   1   2   28   8  .291  .497  .346  .843  67.2
Catfish Hunter        19   410   68  128  204  23   4  15   9   6   6   7   34   0   1   34   8  .312  .498  .361  .859  43.2
Paul Mirabella*       10    58   15   16   29   4   0   3   2   0   0   1    9   1   1    4   1  .276  .500  .391  .891  50.0
Ray Burris            15   117   22   40   62   5   1   5   3   2   3   0    9   1   0   19   3  .342  .530  .388  .918  45.9
Dick Tidrow           14    93   20   38   59   6   0   5   2   2   0   0    4   0   0    7   8  .409  .634  .424 1.059  72.1
Bob Kammeyer           1     7    8    7   15   2   0   2   0   0   0   0    0   0   1    0   0 1.000 2.143 1.000 3.143  
Pitcher data (batters' format): *: Throws lefthanded; G: Games pitched; AB: At bats; R: Runs allowed; H: Hits; TB: Total bases; 2B: Doubles; 3B: Triples; HR: Home runs; RBI: Runs batted in; SH: Sacrifice hits; SF: Sacrifice flies; SB: Stolen bases; CS: Caught stealing; UW: Unintentional walks; IW: Intentional walks; HP: Hit by pitch; SO: Strikeouts; DP: Double plays grounded into; BA: Batting average; SLG: Slugging percentage; OBP: On base percentage; GB%: Percentage of outs on ground balls

Defensive Statistics

Catcher                 INN   GS   DR+  DR-   G    PO    A   E   DP     FP   SB   CS   PB   WP    ERA   RAT   RTOT
Thurman Munson        754.2   88    0   11   88   405   44  10    5   .978   32   27    5   20   3.60     4      6
Jerry Narron          322.0   30   26    5   56   167   15   5    2   .973   23    9    8   12   4.14    -4    -15
Brad Gulden           292.2   34    6   14   40   178   24   1    4   .995   22   17    1   12   3.97     3     12
Bruce Robinson         39.0    5    1    2    6    33    0   2    1   .943    4    1    0    0   5.77    -1    -31
Cliff Johnson          24.0    3    1    1    4    10    1   0    0  1.000    2    1    1    1   2.25     0      0

First Base              INN   GS   DR+  DR-   G    PO    A   E   DP     FP    RF9    RNG   RDP   RTOT
Chris Chambliss      1171.2  132    2    2  134  1299   95   7  135   .995  10.71      2     0      2
Jim Spencer           232.1   25    1    3   26   232   17   2   35   .992   9.65      0     0      1
Thurman Munson         19.0    3    0    1    3    23    0   0    2  1.000  10.89      0     0    -19
Fred Stanley            4.0    0    1    0    1     5    0   0    0  1.000  11.25      0     0     90
Dennis Werth            4.0    0    1    0    1     5    1   0    0  1.000  13.50      0     0     60
George Scott            1.1    0    1    0    1     2    0   0    0  1.000  13.50      0     0    -90

Second Base             INN   GS   DR+  DR-   G    PO    A   E   DP     FP    RF9    RNG   RDP   RTOT
Willie Randolph      1336.0  152    1   11  153   355  478  13  128   .985   5.61     12     6     16
Brian Doyle            60.0    6    7    3   13    11   23   2    5   .944   5.10      1     0     24
Fred Stanley           36.1    2    6    0    8     9   15   1    3   .960   5.94      0     0     -3

Third Base              INN   GS   DR+  DR-   G    PO    A   E   DP     FP    RF9    RNG   RDP   RTOT
Graig Nettles        1243.0  141    3    9  144   110  339  16   30   .966   3.25      6     1      7
Fred Stanley          101.0   10    6    2   16     5   30   5    2   .875   3.12      0     0      5
Brian Doyle            32.0    3    3    0    6     1    4   0    0  1.000   1.41     -1     0    -30
Roy Staiger            30.0    3    1    0    4     2    7   0    1  1.000   2.70      0     0      4
Juan Beniquez          24.0    3    0    2    3     1   11   0    0  1.000   4.50      2     0     75
Damaso Garcia           2.1    0    1    0    1     0    0   0    0   .000   0.00      0     0   -154

Shortstop               INN   GS   DR+  DR-   G    PO    A   E   DP     FP    RF9    RNG   RDP   RTOT
Bucky Dent           1187.2  136    5   16  141   219  512  17  107   .977   5.54     17     5     22
Fred Stanley          160.2   15   16    5   31    23   68   2   18   .978   5.10      4     1     34
Damaso Garcia          84.0    9    1    0   10     9   28   4    4   .902   3.96      0     0     -3

Left Field              INN   GS   DR+  DR-   G    PO    A   E   DP     FP    RF9    RNG  RARM   RTOT
Lou Piniella          676.0   75    9    6   84   158    8   4    0   .976   2.21     -4    -1     -8
Roy White             222.0   25    2    2   27    43    3   0    0  1.000   1.86     -4     0    -23
Oscar Gamble          209.1   27    0   13   27    48    3   3    2   .944   2.19      0    -1     -6
Juan Beniquez         105.2   11    7    3   18    21    1   0    0  1.000   1.87     -1     0    -12
Jay Johnstone          84.1    9    4    2   13    26    0   0    0  1.000   2.77      0     0      4
Bobby Murcer           71.0    7    6    2   13    14    0   0    0  1.000   1.77      0     0     -5
Bobby Brown            48.0    6    1    4    7    14    0   0    0  1.000   2.62      1     0     17
Lenny Randle           13.0    0    3    0    3     2    0   0    0  1.000   1.38      0     0    -18
Fred Stanley            2.0    0    1    0    1     0    0   0    0   .000   0.00      0     0   -120
Darryl Jones            1.0    0    1    0    1     0    0   0    0   .000   0.00      0     0      0

Center Field            INN   GS   DR+  DR-   G    PO    A   E   DP     FP    RF9    RNG  RARM   RTOT
Mickey Rivers         563.0   68    1   14   69   148    5   4    0   .975   2.45     -9     0    -19
Bobby Murcer          446.1   53    6   16   59   147    4   2    0   .987   3.04      0    -2     -5
Juan Beniquez         229.2   23   14    6   37    71    1   1    0   .986   2.82      0     0     -3
Bobby Brown           120.0   10   10    2   20    43    0   3    0   .935   3.23      1    -1      3
Lenny Randle           54.0    6    2    0    8    17    2   0    0  1.000   3.17     -1     1     -9
Jay Johnstone          14.1    0    4    0    4     5    0   0    0  1.000   3.14      0     0     -8
Paul Blair              4.0    0    1    0    1     2    0   0    0  1.000   4.50      0     0    -60
Ron Guidry              1.0    0    1    0    1     0    0   0    0   .000   0.00      0     0   -120

Right Field             INN   GS   DR+  DR-   G    PO    A   E   DP     FP    RF9    RNG  RARM   RTOT
Reggie Jackson       1082.2  125    0    8  125   275    7   4    2   .986   2.34     -4    -1     -5
Lou Piniella          246.0   27    2    2   29    48    5   0    1  1.000   1.94     -3     0    -14
Bobby Murcer           61.2    5    3    1    8     6    0   1    0   .857   0.88     -3     0    -62
Juan Beniquez          26.0    2    3    0    5     7    1   1    0   .889   2.77      0    -1    -37
Paul Blair              9.0    1    0    0    1     4    0   0    0  1.000   4.00      1     0     80
Jay Johnstone           4.0    0    2    0    2     1    0   0    0  1.000   2.25      0     0      0
Darryl Jones            3.0    0    1    0    1     1    0   0    0  1.000   3.00      0     0    -40
Fielding data: INN: Innings played; GS: Games started; DR+: Games as defensive replacement; DR-: Games replaced on defense; G: Games played; PO: Putouts; A: Assists; E: Errors; DP: Double plays; FP: Fielding percentage; SB: Stolen bases; CS: Caught Stealing; PB: Passed balls; WP: Wild pitches; RF9: Plays made per 9 innings; RNG: Fielding runs above average; DP: Double play runs above average; RARM: Outfield arm runs above average; RAT: Catcher runs above average; RTOT: Total fielding runs above average per 1200 innings

Transactions
11-06-1978released Andy Messersmith
11-10-1978traded Domingo Ramos, Mike Heath, Sparky Lyle, Larry McCall, Dave Rajsich and cash to Rangers for Dave Righetti, Juan Beniquez, Mike Griffin, Paul Mirabella and Greg Jemison
11-13-1978signed Luis Tiant as a free agent
11-21-1978signed Tommy John as a free agent
11-30-1978sold Paul Lindblad to Mariners
12-04-1978Mets claimed Bobby Brown in Rule 5 draft
12-04-1978Blue Jays claimed Ted Wilborn in Rule 5 draft
12-15-1978sold Gil Rondon to Yucatan (Mex.)
02-03-1979purchased Bruce Robinson from A's
02-15-1979traded Gary Thomasson to Dodgers for Brad Gulden
04-04-1979placed Don Gullett on the disabled list
04-12-1979released Paul Blair
04-19-1979purchased Bobby Brown from Blue Jays
04-21-1979placed Rich Gossage on the disabled list
05-11-1979purchased Jim Kaat from Phillies
05-23-1979traded Dick Tidrow to Cubs for Ray Burris
06-03-1979placed Reggie Jackson on the disabled list
06-15-1979traded Jay Johnstone to Padres for Dave Wehrmeister
06-15-1979traded Cliff Johnson to Indians for Don Hood
06-25-1979placed Jim Beattie on the disabled list
06-25-1979placed Ed Figueroa on the disabled list
06-26-1979traded Paul Semall to Cubs for Bobby Murcer
06-27-1979activated Reggie Jackson
06-30-1979placed Mickey Rivers on the disabled list
07-09-1979activated Rich Gossage
07-09-1979placed Juan Beniquez on the disabled list
07-20-1979activated Mickey Rivers
07-22-1979activated Jim Beattie
07-23-1979activated Ed Figueroa
07-30-1979activated Juan Beniquez
07-30-1979traded Mickey Rivers, Bob Polinsky, Neal Mersch and Mark Softy (all but Rivers acquired 10/8/1979) to Rangers for Oscar Gamble, Amos Lewis, Ray Fontenot and Gene Nelson (latter two acquired 10/8/1979)
07-31-1979placed Juan Beniquez on the disabled list
08-02-1979placed Ed Figueroa on the disabled list
08-03-1979purchased Lenny Randle from Pirates
08-03-1979Thurman Munson died
08-20-1979Mets claimed Ray Burris on waivers
08-26-1979signed George Scott as a free agent
09-01-1979activated Juan Beniquez
10-01-1979activated Don Gullett
10-05-1979activated Ed Figueroa
11-01-1979traded Chris Chambliss, Damaso Garcia and Paul Mirabella to Blue Jays for Tom Underwood, Rick Cerone and Ted Wilborn
11-01-1979granted free agency to Don Hood, Jim Kaat, Lenny Randle, George Scott and Roy White
11-01-1979traded Jim Beattie, Rick Anderson, Juan Beniquez and Jerry Narron to Mariners for Ruppert Jones and Jim Lewis
11-08-1979signed Rudy May as a free agent
11-08-1979signed Bob Watson as a free agent
11-14-1979traded cash, Amos Lewis and Ricky Burdette (both acquired 12/13/1979) to Rangers for Eric Soderholm
12-10-1979purchased Andre Robertson from Blue Jays
01-24-1980signed Jim Nettles as a free agent
03-10-1980signed Jose Cano as a free agent


Game Log   Click on the date to view the boxscore    Home games are highlighted
                                                                                                               Opponent
   Date       D/N    Opponent                  Result        Record    Pl    GB     Att       Starter          Starter

Thu, Apr 05    D  vs Milwaukee Brewers         L   1-5     0-1    .000  5    1.0   52,719    R. Guidry        M. Caldwell    
Sat, Apr 07    D  vs Milwaukee Brewers         L   3-4     0-2    .000  6    2.0   17,387    E. Figueroa      B. Travers     
Sun, Apr 08    D  vs Milwaukee Brewers         W   2-1     1-2    .333  4    1.0   26,954    T. John          L. Sorensen    
Tue, Apr 10    N  at Baltimore Orioles         W   7-6     2-2    .500  2    1.0   16,721    R. Guidry        S. McGregor    
Wed, Apr 11    N  at Baltimore Orioles         L   5-6     2-3    .400  4    1.5   16,249    E. Figueroa      J. Palmer      
Thu, Apr 12    N  at Baltimore Orioles         W   5-0     3-3    .500  3    0.5   18,367    T. John          M. Flanagan    
Fri, Apr 13    D  at Chicago White Sox         L   2-12    3-4    .429  4    1.5   21,124    L. Tiant         R. Wortham     
Sat, Apr 14    D  at Chicago White Sox         W   8-5     4-4    .500  4    1.5   43,373    C. Hunter        K. Kravec      
Sun, Apr 15    D  at Chicago White Sox         W   6-5     5-4    .556  3    1.5   18,681    E. Figueroa      R. Baumgarten  
Tue, Apr 17    D  vs Baltimore Orioles         W   5-1     6-4    .600  2    0.5   20,135    R. Guidry        M. Flanagan    
Wed, Apr 18    N  vs Baltimore Orioles         W   3-1     7-4    .636  2    0.5   25,562    T. John          D. Martinez    
Thu, Apr 19    D  vs Baltimore Orioles         L   3-6     7-5    .583  2    0.5   21,201    L. Tiant         J. Palmer      
Fri, Apr 20    N  vs Texas Rangers             W   5-3     8-5    .615  1   Tied   26,651    E. Figueroa      S. Comer       
Sat, Apr 21    D  vs Texas Rangers             L   0-5     8-6    .571  2    1.0   25,530    C. Hunter        F. Jenkins     
Sun, Apr 22    D  vs Texas Rangers             W   5-1     9-6    .600  2    1.0   35,250    R. Guidry        D. Ellis       
Tue, Apr 24    N  at Oakland A's               W   3-1    10-6    .625  2    1.0    9,158    T. John          J. Johnson     
Wed, Apr 25    N  at Oakland A's               L   0-1    10-7    .588  2    2.0    7,135    E. Figueroa      C. Minetto     
Fri, Apr 27    N  at Seattle Mariners          L   5-6    10-8    .556  3    2.5   24,658    R. Guidry        R. Honeycutt   
Sat, Apr 28    N  at Seattle Mariners          L   2-3    10-9    .526  4    2.5   35,048    C. Hunter        G. Abbott      
Sun, Apr 29    D  at Seattle Mariners          L   5-6    10-10   .500  4    3.5   29,041    T. John          O. Jones       
Mon, Apr 30    N  at California Angels         L   1-2    10-11   .476  4    3.5   37,180    E. Figueroa      J. Barr        


Tue, May 01    N  at California Angels         W  12-8    11-11   .500  4    3.0   38,858    L. Tiant         F. Tanana      
Wed, May 02    N  at California Angels         L   0-1    11-12   .478  4    4.0   40,648    R. Guidry        N. Ryan        
Fri, May 04    N  vs Oakland A's               L   5-11   11-13   .458  4    4.5   17,705    E. Figueroa      M. Norris      
Sat, May 05    D  vs Oakland A's               W   5-4    12-13   .480  4    4.5   30,167    T. John          J. Johnson     
Sun, May 06    D  vs Oakland A's               W   6-5    13-13   .500  4    4.5   46,750    C. Hunter        C. Minetto     
Mon, May 07    N  vs Seattle Mariners          L   4-12   13-14   .481  4    4.5   14,065    L. Tiant         B. McLaughlin  
Tue, May 08    N  vs Seattle Mariners          W   5-3    14-14   .500  4    4.5   15,981    J. Beattie       F. Bannister   
Wed, May 09    N  vs Seattle Mariners          W   5-0    15-14   .517  4    3.5   14,738    E. Figueroa      G. Abbott      
Thu, May 10    D  vs Seattle Mariners          W   8-1    16-14   .533  4    3.5   14,394    T. John          O. Jones       
Fri, May 11    N  vs California Angels         L   1-4    16-15   .516  4    4.5   37,988    C. Hunter        J. Barr        
Sat, May 12    D  vs California Angels         W   6-5    17-15   .531  4    4.5   28,783    L. Tiant         D. Miller      
Sun, May 13    D  vs California Angels         W  12-10   18-15   .545  4    4.0   30,083    J. Beattie       C. Knapp       
Mon, May 14    N  vs Detroit Tigers            L   1-3    18-16   .529  4    4.5   15,650    E. Figueroa      M. Wilcox      
Tue, May 15    N  vs Detroit Tigers            W  11-3    19-16   .543  4    4.0   18,876    T. John          S. Baker       
Wed, May 16    N  vs Detroit Tigers            W   6-2    20-16   .556  3    3.5   43,843    R. Guidry        M. Fidrych     
Fri, May 18    N  at Boston Red Sox            W  10-0    21-16   .568  3    3.0   33,694    J. Beattie       M. Torrez      
Sat, May 19    D  at Boston Red Sox            L   3-4    21-17   .553  3    4.0   33,224    E. Figueroa      C. Rainey      
Sun, May 20    D  at Boston Red Sox            W   2-0    22-17   .564  3    4.0   33,932    T. John          D. Eckersley   
Mon, May 21    N  at Detroit Tigers            L   1-3    22-18   .550  3    4.5   26,153    R. Guidry        J. Billingham  
Tue, May 22    N  at Detroit Tigers            W  12-8    23-18   .561  3    3.5   33,497    L. Tiant         M. Fidrych     
Wed, May 23    N  at Detroit Tigers            L   3-4    23-19   .548  3    4.5   21,671    J. Beattie       J. Morris      
Sat, May 26    D  at Cleveland Indians         L   4-8    23-20   .535  4    6.0   27,710    T. John          R. Waits       
Sun, May 27 1  D  at Cleveland Indians         L   0-5    23-21   .523                       R. Guidry        R. Wise        
Sun, May 27 2  D  at Cleveland Indians         W   5-4    24-21   .533  4    5.0   40,648    L. Tiant         M. Paxton      
Mon, May 28    D  at Milwaukee Brewers         W   2-1    25-21   .543  3    4.0   39,291    J. Beattie       B. Travers     
Tue, May 29    N  at Milwaukee Brewers         L   3-7    25-22   .532  4    5.0   21,891    C. Hunter        M. Haas        
Wed, May 30    N  at Milwaukee Brewers         W   5-2    26-22   .542  3    4.0   27,338    T. John          M. Caldwell    
Thu, May 31    N  at Milwaukee Brewers         L   4-5    26-23   .531  4    4.5   24,707    L. Tiant         J. Slaton      


Fri, Jun 01    N  vs Chicago White Sox         W   4-0    27-23   .540  4    3.5   33,230    R. Guidry        F. Barrios     
Sat, Jun 02    N  vs Chicago White Sox         L   0-7    27-24   .529  4    4.5   53,539    J. Beattie       K. Kravec      
Sun, Jun 03    D  vs Chicago White Sox         W   3-2    28-24   .538  3    3.5   55,073    C. Hunter        R. Wortham     
Mon, Jun 04    N  vs Kansas City Royals        W   8-3    29-24   .547  3    3.5   30,164    T. John          R. Gale        
Tue, Jun 05    N  vs Kansas City Royals        L   1-3    29-25   .537  4    3.5   24,968    L. Tiant         L. Gura        
Wed, Jun 06    N  vs Minnesota Twins           W   3-2    30-25   .545  4    3.5   34,075    R. Guidry        J. Koosman     
Thu, Jun 07    D  vs Minnesota Twins           L   1-4    30-26   .536  4    4.5   20,722    J. Beattie       G. Zahn        
Fri, Jun 08    N  at Kansas City Royals        W  11-10   31-26   .544  4    4.5   35,589    E. Figueroa      R. Gale        
Sat, Jun 09    D  at Kansas City Royals        L   8-9    31-27   .534  4    5.5   38,025    T. John          L. Gura        
Sun, Jun 10    D  at Kansas City Royals        W  10-4    32-27   .542  3    5.5   41,095    L. Tiant         S. Mingori     
Tue, Jun 12    N  at Minnesota Twins           W   4-1    33-27   .550  3    5.0   27,733    R. Guidry        J. Koosman     
Wed, Jun 13    N  at Minnesota Twins           L   7-8    33-28   .541  3    6.0   19,660    J. Beattie       D. Goltz       
Thu, Jun 14    N  at Minnesota Twins           L   2-4    33-29   .532  4    6.5   24,129    T. John          G. Zahn        
Fri, Jun 15    N  at Texas Rangers             L   5-9    33-30   .524  4    7.5   35,452    E. Figueroa      J. Matlack     
Sat, Jun 16    N  at Texas Rangers             W   3-2    34-30   .531  4    7.0   41,097    L. Tiant         D. Rajsich     
Sun, Jun 17    N  at Texas Rangers             L   3-6    34-31   .523  4    8.0   37,405    C. Hunter        S. Comer       
Tue, Jun 19    N  vs Toronto Blue Jays         L   4-5    34-32   .515  4    9.5   36,211    T. John          P. Huffman     
Wed, Jun 20 1  N  vs Toronto Blue Jays         W   2-1    35-32   .522                       J. Beattie       T. Underwood   
Wed, Jun 20 2  N  vs Toronto Blue Jays         L   2-3    35-33   .515  4   10.0   32,129    E. Figueroa      B. Moore       
Thu, Jun 21    D  vs Toronto Blue Jays         W   3-1    36-33   .522  4    9.5   19,278    L. Tiant         D. Lemanczyk   
Fri, Jun 22    N  vs Cleveland Indians         W   3-2    37-33   .529  4    9.5   33,776    C. Hunter        E. Wilkins     
Sat, Jun 23    N  vs Cleveland Indians         W   6-5    38-33   .535  4   10.0   35,818    T. John          R. Wise        
Sun, Jun 24    D  vs Cleveland Indians         W   8-2    39-33   .542  4    9.0   55,409    E. Figueroa      R. Waits       
Mon, Jun 25    N  at Toronto Blue Jays         L   1-3    39-34   .534  4   10.0   37,612    K. Clay          T. Underwood   
Tue, Jun 26    N  at Toronto Blue Jays         W  11-2    40-34   .541  4   10.0   38,696    L. Tiant         D. Lemanczyk   
Thu, Jun 28    N  at Toronto Blue Jays         W   5-3    41-34   .547  4    9.5   39,347    T. John          B. Moore       
Fri, Jun 29    N  vs Boston Red Sox            L   2-3    41-35   .539  4   11.0   53,306    R. Guidry        M. Torrez      
Sat, Jun 30    D  vs Boston Red Sox            L   2-3    41-36   .532  4   12.0   50,253    L. Tiant         B. Stanley     


Sun, Jul 01    D  vs Boston Red Sox            W   6-5    42-36   .538  4   12.0   51,246    C. Hunter        D. Eckersley   
Mon, Jul 02    N  vs Boston Red Sox            W   7-2    43-36   .544  4   11.0   51,211    T. John          J. Finch       
Tue, Jul 03    N  vs Milwaukee Brewers         L   2-7    43-37   .537  4   11.0   35,158    K. Clay          M. Caldwell    
Wed, Jul 04    N  vs Milwaukee Brewers         W   4-3    44-37   .543  4   10.0   20,084    L. Tiant         B. Travers     
Thu, Jul 05    D  vs Milwaukee Brewers         L   0-3    44-38   .537  4   10.5   31,878    R. Guidry        L. Sorensen    
Fri, Jul 06 1  N  at Oakland A's               W   4-3    45-38   .542                       C. Hunter        S. McCatty     
Fri, Jul 06 2  N  at Oakland A's               W   3-0    46-38   .548  4    9.0   19,538    T. John          D. Hamilton    
Sat, Jul 07    D  at Oakland A's               W   8-3    47-38   .553  4    8.0   10,413    D. Hood          M. Morgan      
Sun, Jul 08    D  at Oakland A's               W   2-0    48-38   .558  4    8.0   13,483    L. Tiant         B. Kingman     
Tue, Jul 10    N  at Seattle Mariners          L   1-5    48-39   .552  4    8.5   20,375    R. Guidry        R. Honeycutt   
Wed, Jul 11    N  at Seattle Mariners          L   1-16   48-40   .545  4    9.5   31,186    T. John          F. Bannister   
Thu, Jul 12    N  at Seattle Mariners          W  14-2    49-40   .551  4    9.0   23,774    C. Hunter        M. Parrott     
Fri, Jul 13    N  at California Angels         L   1-6    49-41   .544  4    9.0   41,805    L. Tiant         N. Ryan        
Sat, Jul 14    N  at California Angels         L   7-8    49-42   .538  4   10.0   41,693    T. John          D. Aase        
Sun, Jul 15    D  at California Angels         L   4-5    49-43   .533  4   11.0   40,739    R. Guidry        D. Frost       
Thu, Jul 19    N  vs Oakland A's               W  10-2    50-43   .538  4   10.5   22,648    L. Tiant         M. Morgan      
Fri, Jul 20    N  vs Oakland A's               L   1-5    50-44   .532  4   11.5   30,481    T. John          B. Kingman     
Sat, Jul 21    D  vs Oakland A's               W  12-4    51-44   .537  4   11.5   49,284    R. Guidry        C. Minetto     
Sun, Jul 22    D  vs Seattle Mariners          W   4-0    52-44   .542  4   11.5   38,956    D. Hood          R. Honeycutt   
Mon, Jul 23    N  vs Seattle Mariners          W   6-2    53-44   .546  4   11.5   20,674    E. Figueroa      G. Abbott      
Tue, Jul 24    N  vs California Angels         W   6-5    54-44   .551  4   12.0   33,497    L. Tiant         D. Aase        
Wed, Jul 25    N  vs California Angels         L   5-9    54-45   .545  4   12.0   47,449    T. John          N. Ryan        
Thu, Jul 26    D  vs California Angels         W   2-0    55-45   .550  4   12.0   43,136    R. Guidry        J. Barr        
Fri, Jul 27    N  at Milwaukee Brewers         L   5-6    55-46   .545  4   13.0   47,928    E. Figueroa      M. Caldwell    
Sat, Jul 28    N  at Milwaukee Brewers         L   2-9    55-47   .539  4   13.0   51,952    L. Tiant         L. Sorensen    
Sun, Jul 29    D  at Milwaukee Brewers         L   3-5    55-48   .534  4   14.0   49,842    C. Hunter        B. Travers     
Mon, Jul 30    N  at Chicago White Sox         W   7-2    56-48   .538  4   14.0   22,486    T. John          R. Wortham     
Tue, Jul 31    N  at Chicago White Sox         W   7-3    57-48   .543  4   14.0   24,972    R. Guidry        R. Scarbery    


Wed, Aug 01    N  at Chicago White Sox         W   9-1    58-48   .547  4   14.0   21,109    D. Hood          K. Kravec      
Fri, Aug 03    N  vs Baltimore Orioles         L   0-1    58-49   .542  4   15.0   51,151    L. Tiant         S. McGregor    
Sat, Aug 04    N  vs Baltimore Orioles         L   4-5    58-50   .537  4   16.0   46,407    C. Hunter        S. Stone       
Sun, Aug 05    D  vs Baltimore Orioles         W   3-2    59-50   .541  4   15.0   54,478    T. John          M. Flanagan    
Mon, Aug 06    N  vs Baltimore Orioles         W   5-4    60-50   .545  4   14.0   36,314    R. Guidry        D. Martinez    
Tue, Aug 07    N  vs Chicago White Sox         L   5-9    60-51   .541  4   14.0   33,513    D. Hood          R. Baumgarten  
Wed, Aug 08    N  vs Chicago White Sox         W   4-3    61-51   .545  4   13.0   20,048    L. Tiant         S. Trout       
Thu, Aug 09    N  vs Chicago White Sox         L   1-5    61-52   .540  4   14.0   21,535    C. Hunter        R. Wortham     
Fri, Aug 10    N  at Baltimore Orioles         L   6-8    61-53   .535  4   15.0   44,646    T. John          D. Martinez    
Mon, Aug 13    N  vs Texas Rangers             W   3-2    62-53   .539  4   14.0   24,977    R. Guidry        F. Jenkins     
Tue, Aug 14    N  vs Texas Rangers             W   6-5    63-53   .543  4   14.0   24,125    L. Tiant         D. Medich      
Wed, Aug 15    N  vs Texas Rangers             W   4-3    64-53   .547  4   14.0   25,905    T. John          J. Gleaton     
Thu, Aug 16    N  vs Minnesota Twins           L   1-5    64-54   .542  4   14.0   22,036    C. Hunter        G. Zahn        
Fri, Aug 17    N  vs Minnesota Twins           L   2-5    64-55   .538  4   14.0   30,372    J. Beattie       J. Koosman     
Sat, Aug 18    N  vs Minnesota Twins           W   5-3    65-55   .542  4   14.0   38,695    J. Kaat          M. Marshall    
Sun, Aug 19    D  vs Minnesota Twins           W   4-3    66-55   .545  4   13.0   47,723    R. Guidry        D. Jackson     
Mon, Aug 20    N  at Kansas City Royals        W  17-4    67-55   .549  4   13.0   41,305    L. Tiant         R. Gale        
Tue, Aug 21    N  at Kansas City Royals        W   6-2    68-55   .553  4   12.0   38,514    T. John          P. Splittorff  
Wed, Aug 22    N  at Kansas City Royals        L   1-3    68-56   .548  4   12.5   34,400    J. Beattie       L. Gura        
Fri, Aug 24    N  at Minnesota Twins           W   7-5    69-56   .552  4   12.5   29,800    R. Guidry        G. Zahn        
Sat, Aug 25    N  at Minnesota Twins           L   1-4    69-57   .548  4   13.0   36,363    L. Tiant         J. Koosman     
Mon, Aug 27    N  at Texas Rangers             W   7-4    70-57   .551  4   13.5   24,922    T. John          F. Jenkins     
Tue, Aug 28    N  at Texas Rangers             L   2-10   70-58   .547  4   14.0   23,339    K. Clay          J. Johnson     
Wed, Aug 29    N  at Texas Rangers             W   7-5    71-58   .550  4   14.5   18,117    R. Guidry        D. Rajsich     
Thu, Aug 30    N  vs Kansas City Royals        L   3-8    71-59   .546  4   15.5   30,717    L. Tiant         L. Gura        
Fri, Aug 31    N  vs Kansas City Royals        W   7-3    72-59   .550  4   14.5   35,229    T. John          P. Splittorff  


Sat, Sep 01    D  vs Kansas City Royals        L   8-9    72-60   .545  4   14.5   30,130    K. Clay          R. Gale        
Sun, Sep 02    D  vs Kansas City Royals        W   6-5    73-60   .549  4   14.5   34,008    C. Hunter        C. Chamberlain 
Mon, Sep 03    D  vs Boston Red Sox            W  10-6    74-60   .552  4   15.0   46,298    R. Guidry        D. Eckersley   
Tue, Sep 04    N  vs Boston Red Sox            W   3-2    75-60   .556  4   14.5   37,259    L. Tiant         M. Torrez      
Wed, Sep 05    N  vs Boston Red Sox            L   0-5    75-61   .551  4   15.0   38,644    T. John          B. Stanley     
Thu, Sep 06    N  at Detroit Tigers            W   3-1    76-61   .555  4   15.0   19,196    D. Hood          M. Wilcox      
Fri, Sep 07    N  at Detroit Tigers            L   0-6    76-62   .551  4   16.0   28,943    K. Clay          B. Robbins     
Sat, Sep 08    N  at Detroit Tigers            W   5-4    77-62   .554  4   16.0   30,069    R. Guidry        J. Morris      
Sun, Sep 09    D  at Detroit Tigers            L   1-3    77-63   .550  4   17.0   30,836    T. John          M. Chris       
Tue, Sep 11    N  at Boston Red Sox            W   8-3    78-63   .553  4   15.5   35,689    L. Tiant         J. Tudor       
Wed, Sep 12    N  at Boston Red Sox            L   2-9    78-64   .549  4   15.5   34,336    C. Hunter        C. Rainey      
Thu, Sep 13    N  at Boston Red Sox            W  10-3    79-64   .552  4   15.5   32,474    R. Guidry        M. Torrez      
Sat, Sep 15 1  D  vs Detroit Tigers            L   3-4    79-65   .549                       T. John          J. Morris      
Sat, Sep 15 2  D  vs Detroit Tigers            W   7-1    80-65   .552  4   15.5   30,050    D. Hood          M. Chris       
Sun, Sep 16    D  vs Detroit Tigers            L   4-8    80-66   .548  4   16.5   40,192    D. Righetti      D. Rozema      
Mon, Sep 17 1  N  at Cleveland Indians         L   1-5    80-67   .544                       J. Beattie       R. Waits       
Mon, Sep 17 2  N  at Cleveland Indians         L   5-6    80-68   .541  4   18.0   14,063    C. Hunter        D. Spillner    
Tue, Sep 18    N  at Cleveland Indians         L   3-16   80-69   .537  4   18.0    8,908    P. Mirabella     M. Paxton      
Wed, Sep 19    N  at Cleveland Indians         W   2-0    81-69   .540  4   17.0    8,216    T. John          R. Wise        
Thu, Sep 20    D  at Minnesota Twins           L   1-3    81-70   .536  4   18.0    5,357    D. Righetti      G. Zahn        
Fri, Sep 21    N  at Toronto Blue Jays         L   2-3    81-71   .533  4   18.5   22,331    R. Guidry        T. Underwood   
Sat, Sep 22    D  at Toronto Blue Jays         W   7-4    82-71   .536  4   17.5   37,408    L. Tiant         B. Edge        
Sun, Sep 23    D  at Toronto Blue Jays         W   7-5    83-71   .539  4   17.0   28,137    T. John          P. Huffman     
Tue, Sep 25    N  vs Cleveland Indians         W   7-5    84-71   .542  4   16.0   15,699    J. Beattie       R. Wise        
Wed, Sep 26    N  vs Cleveland Indians         W   6-3    85-71   .545  4   16.0   16,354    R. Guidry        M. Paxton      
Thu, Sep 27    N  vs Cleveland Indians         W   5-2    86-71   .548  4   15.5   12,111    D. Righetti      R. Waits       
Fri, Sep 28    N  vs Toronto Blue Jays         W   7-3    87-71   .551  4   15.5   17,647    L. Tiant         B. Edge        
Sat, Sep 29    D  vs Toronto Blue Jays         W   9-4    88-71   .553  4   14.5   30,016    T. John          P. Huffman     
Sun, Sep 30    D  vs Toronto Blue Jays         W   9-2    89-71   .556  4   13.5   28,150    R. Guidry        D. Stieb       

* Attendance counts are based on figures announced in boxscores.


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