1980 Toronto Blue Jays season

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1980 Toronto Blue Jays
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record67–95 (.414)
Divisional place7th
Other information
Owner(s)Labatt Breweries,
Imperial Trust,
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
General manager(s)Pat Gillick
Manager(s)Bobby Mattick
Local televisionCBC Television
(Don Chevrier, Whitey Ford, Tony Kubek)
CBFT
Local radioCKFH
(Whitey Ford, Early Wynn, Tom Cheek)
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The 1980 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's fourth season of Major League Baseball. It resulted in the Blue Jays finishing seventh in the American League East with a record of 67 wins and 95 losses. The season represented a turning point as Bobby Mattick became the second field manager in franchise history.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

One of the highlights for the 1980 Blue Jays was the emergence of Dave Stieb as a quality starter. Also, on May 4, Otto Vélez hit four home runs in a doubleheader sweep of the Cleveland Indians, including a walk-off shot in the first game.

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 103 59 0.636 53–28 50–31
Baltimore Orioles 100 62 0.617 3 50–31 50–31
Milwaukee Brewers 86 76 0.531 17 40–42 46–34
Detroit Tigers 84 78 0.519 19 43–38 41–40
Boston Red Sox 83 77 0.519 19 36–45 47–32
Cleveland Indians 79 81 0.494 23 44–35 35–46
Toronto Blue Jays 67 95 0.414 36 35–46 32–49

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1980 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 10–2 6–6 6–7 10–3 6–6 7–6 10–2 7–6 7–5 6–6 6–6 11–2
Boston 5–8 9–3 6–4 7–6 8–5 5–7 6–7 6–6 3–10 9–3 7–5 5–7 7–6
California 2–10 3–9 3–10 4–6 5–7 5–8 6–6 7–6 2–10 3–10 11–2 11–2 3–9
Chicago 6–6 4–6 10–3 5–7 2–10 5–8 5–7 5–8 5–7 6–7 6–7 6–7–2 5–7
Cleveland 7–6 6–7 6–4 7–5 3–10 5–7 3–10 9–3 5–8 6–6 8–4 6–6 8–5
Detroit 3–10 5–8 7–5 10–2 10–3 2–10 7–6 6–6 5–8 6–6 10–2–1 4–8 9–4
Kansas City 6–6 7–5 8–5 8–5 7–5 10–2 6–6 5–8 8–4 6–7 7–6 10–3 9–3
Milwaukee 6–7 7–6 6–6 7–5 10–3 6–7 6–6 7–5 5–8 7–5 9–3 5–7 5–8
Minnesota 2–10 6–6 6–7 8–5 3–9 6–6 8–5 5–7 4–8 6–7 7–6 9–3 7–5
New York 6–7 10–3 10–2 7–5 8–5 8–5 4–8 8–5 8–4 8–4 9–3 7–5 10–3
Oakland 5–7 3–9 10–3 7–6 6–6 6–6 7–6 5–7 7–6 4–8 8–5 7–6 8–4
Seattle 6–6 5–7 2–11 7–6 4–8 2–10–1 6–7 3–9 6–7 3–9 5–8 4–9 6–6
Texas 6–6 7–5 2–11 7–6–2 6–6 8–4 3–10 7–5 3–9 5–7 6–7 9–4 7–5
Toronto 2–11 6–7 9–3 7–5 5–8 4–9 3–9 8–5 5–7 3–10 4–8 6–6 5–7


Opening Day starters[edit]

Roster[edit]

1980 Toronto Blue Jays roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

1980 Game Log 67–95 (Home 35–46, Away 32–49)
  • † Game suspended due to curfew after the 14th inning. Completed on August 29.
  • ‡ Game suspended due to rain in the top of the 10th inning. Completed on September 18.

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Pos Player G AB R H 2B 3B Avg. HR RBI SB
C Ernie Whitt 106 295 23 70 12 2 .237 6 34 1
1B John Mayberry 149 501 62 124 19 2 .248 30 82 0
2B Dámaso Garcia 140 543 50 151 30 7 .278 4 46 13
3B Roy Howell 142 528 51 142 28 9 .269 10 57 0
SS Alfredo Griffin 155 653 63 166 26 15 .254 2 41 18
LF Alvis Woods 109 373 54 112 18 2 .300 15 47 4
CF Barry Bonnell 130 463 55 124 22 4 .268 13 56 3
RF Lloyd Moseby 114 389 44 89 24 1 .229 9 46 4
DH Otto Vélez 104 357 54 96 12 3 .269 20 62 0

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B Avg. HR RBI SB
Bob Bailor 116 347 44 82 14 2 .236 1 16 12
Garth Iorg 80 222 24 55 10 1 .248 2 14 2
Bob Davis 91 218 18 47 11 0 .216 4 19 0
Rick Bosetti 53 188 24 40 7 1 .213 4 18 4
Doug Ault 64 144 12 28 5 1 .194 3 15 0
Danny Ainge 38 111 11 27 6 1 .243 0 4 3
Willie Upshaw 34 61 10 13 3 1 .213 1 5 1
Steve Braun 37 55 4 15 2 0 .273 1 9 0
Joe Cannon 70 50 16 4 0 0 .080 0 4 2
Paul Hodgson 20 41 5 9 0 1 .220 1 5 0
Domingo Ramos 5 16 0 2 0 0 .125 0 0 0
Mike Macha 5 8 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Pat Kelly 3 7 0 2 0 0 .286 0 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player G GS IP W L ERA R ER BB K
Jim Clancy 34 34 250.2 13 16 3.30 108 92 128 152
Dave Stieb 34 32 242.2 12 15 3.71 108 100 83 108
Paul Mirabella 33 22 130.2 5 12 4.34 73 63 66 53
Jackson Todd 12 12 85 5 2 4.02 40 38 30 44
Luis Leal 13 10 59.2 3 4 4.53 35 30 31 26
Dave Lemanczyk 10 8 43.1 2 5 5.40 29 26 15 10

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player G GS IP W L SV ERA R ER BB K
Joey McLaughlin 55 10 135.2 6 9 4 4.51 79 68 53 70
Jesse Jefferson 29 18 121.2 4 13 0 5.47 78 74 52 53
Jack Kucek 23 12 68 3 8 1 6.75 56 51 41 35

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L SV ERA R ER BB K
Jerry Garvin 61 82.2 4 7 8 2.29 23 21 27 52
Mike Barlow 40 55 3 1 5 4.09 29 25 21 19
Tom Buskey 33 66.2 3 1 0 4.46 35 33 26 34
Balor Moore 31 64.2 1 1 1 5.29 43 38 31 22
Mike Willis 20 26.1 2 1 3 1.71 6 5 11 14
Ken Schrom 17 31 1 0 1 5.23 18 18 19 13
Bob Bailor 3 2.1 0 0 0 7.71 2 2 1 0

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Harry Warner
AA Knoxville Blue Jays Southern League Duane Larson
A Kinston Eagles Carolina League Dennis Holmberg
A-Short Season Utica Blue Jays New York–Penn League Larry Hardy
Rookie Medicine Hat Blue Jays Pioneer League John McLaren

[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Craig Kusick at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Rick Cerone at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Chris Chambliss at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/roberan01.shtml
  5. ^ Rico Carty at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Steve Luebber at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Blue Jays All-Stars | bluejays.com: History
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1979 Toronto Blue Jays season
1980 Toronto Blue Jays Season
1980
Succeeded by
1981 Toronto Blue Jays season