1979 Seattle Mariners season

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1979 Seattle Mariners
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record67–95 (.414)
Divisional place6th
Other information
Owner(s)Stanley Golub, Danny Kaye,
Walter Schoenfeld, Lester Smith,
James Stillwell, Jr., James A. Walsh
General manager(s)Lou Gorman
Manager(s)Darrell Johnson
Local televisionKING-TV 5
Local radioKVI 570 AM
(Dave Niehaus, Ken Wilson,
Bill Freehan)
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The 1979 Seattle Mariners season was the franchise's third since its creation. The Mariners ended the season in sixth place in the American League West with a record of 67–95 (.414). The Mariners hosted the All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 17.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
California Angels 88 74 0.543 49–32 39–42
Kansas City Royals 85 77 0.525 3 46–35 39–42
Texas Rangers 83 79 0.512 5 44–37 39–42
Minnesota Twins 82 80 0.506 6 39–42 43–38
Chicago White Sox 73 87 0.456 14 33–46 40–41
Seattle Mariners 67 95 0.414 21 36–45 31–50
Oakland Athletics 54 108 0.333 34 31–50 23–58

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1979 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 8–5 9–3 8–3 8–5 7–6 6–6 8–5 8–4 5–6 8–4 10–2 6–6 11–2
Boston 5–8 5–7 5–6 6–7 8–5 8–4 8–4 9–3 5–8 9–3 8–4 6–6 9–4
California 3–9 7–5 9–4 6–6 4–8 7–6 7–5 9–4 7–5 10–3 7–6 5–8 7–5
Chicago 3–8 6–5 4–9 6–6 3–9 5–8 5–7 5–8 4–8 9–4 5–8 11–2 7–5
Cleveland 5–8 7–6 6–6 6–6 6–6 6–6 4–9 8–4 5–8 8–4 7–5 5–7 8–5
Detroit 6–7 5–8 8–4 9–3 6–6 5–7 6–7 4–8 7–6 7–5 7–5 6–6 9–4
Kansas City 6–6 4–8 6–7 8–5 6–6 7–5 5–7 7–6 5–7 9–4 7–6 6–7 9–3
Milwaukee 5–8 4–8 5–7 7–5 9–4 7–6 7–5 8–4 9–4 6–6 9–3 9–3 10–3
Minnesota 4–8 3–9 4–9 8–5 4–8 8–4 6–7 4–8 7–5 9–4 10–3 4–9 11–1
New York 6–5 8–5 5–7 8–4 8–5 6–7 7–5 4–9 5–7 9–3 6–6 8–4 9–4
Oakland 4–8 3–9 3–10 4–9 4–8 5–7 4–9 6–6 4–9 3–9 8–5 2–11 4–8
Seattle 2–10 4–8 6–7 8–5 5–7 5–7 6–7 3–9 3–10 6–6 5–8 6–7 8–4
Texas 6–6 6–6 8–5 2–11 7–5 6–6 7–6 3–9 9–4 4–8 11–2 7–6 7–5
Toronto 2–11 4–9 5–7 5–7 5–8 4–9 3–9 3–10 1–11 4–9 8–4 4–8 5–7


Opening Day lineup[edit]

  1. Julio Cruz, 2B
  2. Bill Stein, 3B
  3. Dan Meyer, 1B
  4. Leon Roberts, RF
  5. Willie Horton, DH
  6. Ruppert Jones, CF
  7. Tom Paciorek, LF
  8. Larry Cox, C
  9. Mario Mendoza, SS

Notable transactions[edit]

All-Star Game[edit]

The 1979 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 50th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 17, 1979, at The Kingdome, the home of the Seattle Mariners of the American League. The game resulted in the National League defeating the American League 7-6.

Roster[edit]

1979 Seattle Mariners
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
C Larry Cox 100 293 63 .215 4 36
1B Bruce Bochte 150 554 175 .316 16 100
2B Julio Cruz 107 414 112 .271 1 29
3B Dan Meyer 144 525 146 .278 20 74
SS Mario Mendoza 148 373 74 .198 1 24
LF Tom Paciorek 103 310 83 .267 6 42
CF Ruppert Jones 162 622 166 .267 21 78
RF Leon Roberts 140 450 122 .271 15 54
DH Willie Horton 162 646 180 .279 29 106

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
Bill Stein 88 250 62 .248 7 27
Bobby Valentine 62 98 27 .276 0 7
Charlie Beamon 27 25 5 .276 0 0

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
Rick Honeycutt 33 194 11 12 4.04 83
Floyd Bannister 30 182.1 10 15 4.05 115
Glenn Abbott 23 116.2 4 10 5.17 25
Odell Jones 25 118.2 3 11 6.07 72
Roy Branch 2 11.1 0 1 7.94 6

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
Rob Dressler 21 104 3 2 4.93 36
Paul Mitchell 10 36.2 1 4 4.42 18
Joe Decker 9 27.1 0 1 4.28 12

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
John Montague 41 6 4 1 5.57 60
Randy Stein 23 2 3 0 5.88 39
Rich Hinton 14 0 2 0 5.40 7
Rafael Vásquez 9 1 0 0 5.06 9
Jim Lewis 2 0 0 0 15.43 0

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Stars[edit]

1979 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Spokane Indians Pacific Coast League Rene Lachemann
A San Jose Missions California League Bob Didier
A Alexandria Mariners Carolina League Bobby Floyd
A-Short Season Bellingham Mariners Northwest League Jeff Scott

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: San Jose[13]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]