1979 Milwaukee Brewers season

1979 Milwaukee Brewers season

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

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

Notes

References

  • 1979 Milwaukee Brewers team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1979 Milwaukee Brewers team page at www.baseball-almanac.com