1979 Oakland Athletics season: Wikis

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1979 Oakland Athletics
Major league affiliations
Location
1979 information
Owner(s) Charles O. Finley
Manager(s) Jim Marshall
Local television KPIX-TV
(Monte Moore, Bob Waller)
Local radio KKIS
(Hal Ramey, Red Rush)

The Oakland Athletics' 1979 season involved the A's finishing 7th in the American League West with a record of 54 wins and 108 losses. Team owner Charlie Finley nearly sold the team to buyers who would have moved them to New Orleans for 1979. Only 306,763 paying customers showed up to watch the A's in 1979, the team's worst attendance since leaving Philadelphia. Any deal to relocate fell through when the city of Oakland refused to release the A's from their lease. The city was in the midst of its battle with the Oakland Raiders over their move to Los Angeles and didn't want to lose both teams.

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

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Season standings

AL West W L GB Pct.
California Angels 88 74 -- .543
Kansas City Royals 85 77 3 .525
Texas Rangers 83 79 5 .512
Minnesota Twins 82 80 6 .506
Chicago White Sox 73 87 14 .456
Seattle Mariners 67 95 21 .414
Oakland Athletics 54 108 34 .333

Notable transactions

  • June 15, 1979: Mark Souza was signed as a free agent by the Athletics.[6]

Roster

1979 Oakland Athletics roster
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 Newman, JeffJeff Newman 143 516 119 .231 22 71
2B Edwards, MikeMike Edwards 122 400 93 .233 1 23
LF Henderson, RickeyRickey Henderson 89 351 96 .274 1 26
DH Page, MitchellMitchell Page 133 478 118 .247 9 42

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Essian, JimJim Essian 98 313 76 .243 8 40
Murray, LarryLarry Murray 105 226 42 .186 2 20
Bryant, DerekDerek Bryant 39 106 19 .179 0 13
Diloné, MiguelMiguel Diloné 30 91 17 .187 1 6
Burke, GlennGlenn Burke 23 89 19 .213 0 4
Wallis, JoeJoe Wallis 23 78 11 .141 1 3
Klutts, MickeyMickey Klutts 24 73 14 .192 1 4
Ramírez, MiltMilt Ramírez 28 62 10 .161 0 3

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Johnson, John HenryJohn Henry Johnson 14 84.2 2 8 4.36 50

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Norris, MikeMike Norris 29 146.1 5 8 4.80 96
Minetto, CraigCraig Minetto 36 118.1 1 5 5.55 64
Hamilton, DaveDave Hamilton 40 82.2 3 4 3.70 52
Wirth, AlanAlan Wirth 5 12 1 0 6.00 7

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Todd, JimJim Todd 51 2 5 2 6.56 26

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Ogden A's Pacific Coast League José Pagán
AA Waterbury A's Eastern League Ed Nottle
A Modesto A's California League Gaylen Pitts
Short-Season A Medford A's Northwest League Rich Morales

Notes

References


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