1979 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Bob Lurie
General manager(s)Spec Richardson
Manager(s)Joe Altobelli, Dave Bristol
Local televisionKTVU
(Lindsey Nelson, Gary Park)
Local radioKNBR
(Lindsey Nelson, Hank Greenwald)
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The 1979 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 97th season in Major League Baseball, their 22nd season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 20th at Candlestick Park. The team finished in fourth place in the National League West with a 71–91 record, 19½ games behind the Cincinnati Reds.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

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


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 starters

Notable transactions

Roster

1979 San Francisco Giants
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 Dennis Littlejohn 63 193 38 .197 1 13
1B Willie McCovey 117 353 88 .249 15 57
2B Joe Strain 67 257 62 .241 1 12
SS Johnnie LeMaster 108 343 87 .254 3 29
3B Darrell Evans 160 562 142 .253 17 70
LF Terry Whitfield 133 394 113 .287 5 44
CF Bill North 142 460 119 .259 5 30
RF Jack Clark 143 527 144 .273 26 86

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
Mike Ivie 133 402 115 .286 27 89
Larry Herndon 132 354 91 .257 7 36
Roger Metzger 94 259 65 .251 0 31
Bill Madlock 69 249 65 .261 7 41
Marc Hill 63 169 35 .207 3 15
Rob Andrews 75 154 40 .260 2 13
Mike Sadek 63 126 30 .238 1 11
Max Venable 55 85 14 .165 0 3
Greg Johnston 42 74 15 .203 1 7
John Tamargo 30 60 12 .200 2 6
Héctor Cruz 16 25 3 .120 0 1
Bob Kearney 2 0 0 ---- 0 0

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
Vida Blue 34 237.0 14 14 5.01 138
Bob Knepper 34 207.1 9 12 4.64 123
John Montefusco 22 137.0 3 8 3.94 76
John Curtis 27 120.2 10 9 4.18 85
Ed Whitson 18 100.1 5 8 3.95 62

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
Ed Halicki 33 125.2 5 8 4.58 81
Phil Nastu 25 100.0 3 4 4.32 47

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
Gary Lavelle 70 7 9 20 2.51 80
Tom Griffin 59 5 6 2 3.91 82
Greg Minton 46 4 3 4 1.81 33
Pedro Borbón 30 4 3 3 4.89 26
Randy Moffitt 28 2 5 2 7.71 16
Dave Roberts 26 0 2 3 2.57 23
Joe Coleman 5 0 0 0 0.00 0
Ed Plank 4 0 0 0 7.36 1
Al Holland 3 0 0 0 0.00 7

Awards and honors

All-Stars

All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Phoenix Giants Pacific Coast League Rocky Bridges
AA Shreveport Captains Texas League Andy Gilbert
A Fresno Giants California League Jack Mull
A Cedar Rapids Giants Midwest League Wayne Cato
Rookie Great Falls Giants Pioneer League Ernie Rodriguez

References

  1. ^ Max Venable at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Darrell Evans at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Bill Bordley at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ "1979 San Francisco Giants Roster by Baseball Almanac".
  5. ^ a b Joe Coleman at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Scott Garrelts at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ John Tamargo at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Dan Gladden at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Bill Madlock at Baseball-Reference
  10. ^ Pedro Borbón at Baseball-Reference