BLUE JAYS FANS



1979 Season

FAN RATING
46%
Based on 24 fan votes.
DISLIKELIKE
1979 Season1979 Season
Division: AL East (50.5 GB)
Record: 53-109-0 (.327)
Pythagorean W-L: 57-105 (.349)
Finish: 7th of 7
Manager: R.Hartsfield (53-109)
Attendance: 1,431,651 (-9% vs. 1978)
Avg. Ticket $: $N/A
Batters Age: 26.7 – Pitchers Age: 25.5
Payroll: $959,300 (+16% vs. 1978)
Cost($)/Win: $18,100 (+29% vs. 1978)
Total Player WAR: 9.5 (-72% vs. 1978)

1979 FlowFlow Comparison: 1979 to 1978 & 1977
1979 Flow – Team record above/below .500, W/L streak and run differentual per game.
1979 Flow – 1979 compared to 1978, 1977.
Standings
AL East G W L W-L% GB RF RA DIFF
1. Baltimore Orioles 159 102 57 .642 0.0 757 582 175
2. Milwaukee Brewers 161 95 66 .590 8.0 807 722 85
3. Boston Red Sox 160 91 69 .569 11.5 841 711 130
4. New York Yankees 160 89 71 .556 13.5 734 672 62
5. Detroit Tigers 161 85 76 .528 18.0 770 738 32
6. Cleveland Indians 161 81 80 .503 22.0 760 805 -45
7. Toronto Blue Jays 162 53 109 .327 50.5 613 862 -249
  UNIFORM NUMBERS
 

Bailor

Ainge

Griffin

Brown

Kusick

Robertson

Davis

Cerone

Mayberry

Gomez

Howell

Edge

Johnson

Clancy

Velez

Woods

Carty

Bosetti

Lemanczyk

Underwood

Freisleben

Solaita

Hernandez

Cannon

Todd

Willis

Jefferson

Wilborn

Garvin

Stieb

Moore

McKay

Lemongello

Buskey

Grilli

Murphy

Luebber

Miller

Huffman

Awards & Honours
1979 Alfredo Griffin
AL Rookie of the Year
1979 Dave Lemanczyk
MLB All-Star
Blue Jays Debuts
1979-05-21  Danny Ainge made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Cleveland Indians.
1979-04-05  Bobby Brown made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Kansas City Royals.
1979-06-15  Joe Cannon made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Oakland Athletics.
1979-04-29  Bob Davis made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Milwaukee Brewers.
1979-08-13  Butch Edge made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Oakland Athletics.
1979-04-05  Dave Freisleben made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Kansas City Royals.
1979-04-05  Alfredo Griffin made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Kansas City Royals.
1979-09-17  Steve Grilli made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Boston Red Sox.
1979-09-08  Pete Hernandez made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Cleveland Indians.
1979-04-10  Phil Huffman made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Chicago White Sox.
1979-07-27  Craig Kusick made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Detroit Tigers.
1979-04-08  Mark Lemongello made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Kansas City Royals.
1979-09-18  Steve Luebber made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Boston Red Sox.
1979-06-09  Dyar Miller made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Oakland Athletics.
1979-04-25  Bob Robertson made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Texas Rangers.
1979-08-01  Tony Solaita made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Kansas City Royals.
1979-06-29  Dave Stieb made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Baltimore Orioles.
1979-08-06  Jackson Todd made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Kansas City Royals.
1979-04-05  Ted Wilborn made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Kansas City Royals.
Blue Jays Departures
1979-04-17  Bobby Brown made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Chicago White Sox.
1979-09-23  Rico Carty made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the New York Yankees.
1979-09-30  Rick Cerone made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the New York Yankees.
1979-09-28  Butch Edge made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the New York Yankees.
1979-09-30  Dave Freisleben made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the New York Yankees.
1979-09-29  Luis Gomez made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the New York Yankees.
1979-09-17  Steve Grilli made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Boston Red Sox.
1979-09-29  Phil Huffman made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the New York Yankees.
1979-09-28  Tim Johnson made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the New York Yankees.
1979-09-30  Craig Kusick made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the New York Yankees.
1979-07-23  Mark Lemongello made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Minnesota Twins.
1979-09-18  Steve Luebber made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Boston Red Sox.
1979-09-30  Dave McKay made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the New York Yankees.
1979-07-22  Dyar Miller made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Minnesota Twins.
1979-05-08  Tom Murphy made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Minnesota Twins.
1979-06-23  Bob Robertson made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Boston Red Sox.
1979-09-30  Tony Solaita made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the New York Yankees.
1979-09-27  Tom Underwood made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Boston Red Sox.
1979-06-28  Ted Wilborn made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the New York Yankees.
Injuries
1979-08-10: Dave Lemanczyk
Placed on DL with nerve inflammation in lower back
1979-06-06: Jerry Garvin
Placed on 21-day DL with torn tendon in throwing arm
1979-03-26: Tom Buskey
Placed on 21-day DL
RESULTS
The 1979 Blue Jays went 53-109-0 (.327). Here is a summary of their game results. For every individual game and box scores, visit the 1979 Box Scores page.
 
Month By Month Results
March No Games April 7-15-0 (.318)
Best streak: 4 Wins
May 5-23-0 (.179)
Best streak: 1 Wins
June 12-18-0 (.400)
Best streak: 4 Wins
July 8-18-0 (.308)
Best streak: 2 Wins
August 11-17-0 (.393)
Best streak: 3 Wins
September 10-18-0 (.357)
Best streak: 4 Wins
October No Games
Record at Home Vs Opponents (32-49-0, .395)
Baltimore Orioles 2-4-0 (.333) Boston Red Sox 3-4-0 (.429)
California Angels 3-3-0 (.500) Chicago White Sox 1-5-0 (.167)
Cleveland Indians 4-2-0 (.667) Detroit Tigers 1-6-0 (.143)
Kansas City Royals 3-3-0 (.500) Milwaukee Brewers 2-5-0 (.286)
Minnesota Twins 1-5-0 (.167) New York Yankees 2-4-0 (.333)
Oakland Athletics 4-2-0 (.667) Seattle Mariners 3-3-0 (.500)
Texas Rangers 3-3-0 (.500)
Record Away Vs Opponents (21-60-0, .259)
@ Baltimore Orioles 0-7-0 (.000) @ Boston Red Sox 1-5-0 (.167)
@ California Angels 2-4-0 (.333) @ Chicago White Sox 4-2-0 (.667)
@ Cleveland Indians 1-6-0 (.143) @ Detroit Tigers 3-3-0 (.500)
@ Kansas City Royals 0-6-0 (.000) @ Milwaukee Brewers 1-5-0 (.167)
@ Minnesota Twins 0-6-0 (.000) @ New York Yankees 2-5-0 (.286)
@ Oakland Athletics 4-2-0 (.667) @ Seattle Mariners 1-5-0 (.167)
@ Texas Rangers 2-4-0 (.333)

Top 10 Attended Games
 
# Date Home Away Fans
1979#6  1979-04-13 Toronto Blue Jays 4 Kansas City Royals 1 40,035
1979#77  1979-06-28 Toronto Blue Jays 3 New York Yankees 5 39,347
1979#76  1979-06-26 Toronto Blue Jays 2 New York Yankees 11 38,696
1979#75  1979-06-25 Toronto Blue Jays 3 New York Yankees 1 37,612
1979#155  1979-09-22 Toronto Blue Jays 4 New York Yankees 7 37,408
1979#104  1979-07-29 Toronto Blue Jays 4 Detroit Tigers 5 33,824
1979#46  1979-05-27 Toronto Blue Jays 0 Boston Red Sox 1 33,556
1979#45  1979-05-26 Toronto Blue Jays 7 Boston Red Sox 6 31,590
1979#103  1979-07-28 Toronto Blue Jays 3 Detroit Tigers 0 30,131
1979#41  1979-05-20 Toronto Blue Jays 2 Baltimore Orioles 6 30,065

 

1979 Team Stats + Franchise Ranking | Go To Team Stats
TEAM BATTING R/G R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS DP
1979 3.78 613 1362 253 34 95 562 75 56 448 663 .251 .311 .363 .673 159
FRANCHISE RANK 44th 42nd 36th 40th 21st 45th 42nd 29th 38th 42nd 4th 37th 41st 45th 45th 46th

 

TEAM PITCHING RA/G ERA CG tSHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP K/9 HR/9 E DP F%
1979 5.32 4.82 44 7 11 1417.0 1537 862 759 165 594 613 1.504 3.89 1.05 159 187 .975
FRANCHISE RANK 44th 42nd 1st 34th 47th 42nd 42nd 45th 41st 24th 39th 45th 44th 47th 25th 46th 2nd 45th

 

 

1979 Leaders | Go To Player Stats
BATTING AVG OPS% HITS HOME RUNS RBI’s
.288 – Velez .925 – Velez 179 – Griffin 21 – Mayberry 74 – Mayberry
WINS WHIP ERA STRIKEOUTS SAVES
9 – Underwood 1.258 – Buskey 3.43 – Buskey 127 – Underwood 7 – Buskey
MOST APPEARANCES BY POSITION
Woods (127)
Bosetti (162)
Bailor (113)
Griffin (153)
Ainge (86)
Howell (133)
Underwood (33)
Huffman (31)
Lemanczyk (22)
Stieb (18)
Moore (34)
Mayberry (135)
DH) Carty (130)
Cerone (136)


POSITION PLAYERS / STATS
  G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB SH SF IBB HBP GDP
Griffin 153 624 81 179 22 10 2 31 21 16 40 59 .287 .333 .364 .697 227 16 4 0 5 10
Bosetti 162 619 59 161 35 2 8 65 13 12 22 70 .260 .286 .362 .648 224 6 7 0 3 17
Howell 138 511 60 126 28 4 15 72 1 4 42 91 .247 .310 .405 .715 207 1 3 4 6 12
Cerone 136 469 47 112 27 4 7 61 1 4 37 40 .239 .294 .358 .652 168 3 4 1 1 5
Mayberry 137 464 61 127 22 1 21 74 1 1 69 60 .274 .372 .461 .833 214 1 2 7 5 10
Carty 132 461 48 118 26 0 12 55 3 1 46 45 .256 .322 .390 .713 180 0 4 4 1 21
Woods 132 436 57 121 24 4 5 36 6 4 40 28 .278 .337 .385 .722 168 7 4 0 1 7
Bailor 130 414 50 95 11 5 1 38 14 8 36 27 .229 .297 .287 .585 119 4 5 2 6 6
Ainge 87 308 26 73 7 1 2 19 1 0 12 58 .237 .269 .286 .554 88 7 2 1 2 8
Velez 99 274 45 79 21 0 15 48 0 1 46 45 .288 .396 .529 .925 145 2 0 2 3 8
  G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB SH SF IBB HBP GDP
Gomez 59 163 11 39 7 0 0 11 1 0 6 17 .239 .266 .282 .548 46 2 0 0 0 7
McKay 47 156 19 34 9 0 0 12 1 1 7 19 .218 .256 .276 .532 43 5 0 0 1 5
Cannon 61 142 14 30 1 1 1 5 12 2 1 34 .211 .217 .254 .470 36 3 0 0 0 2
Solaita 36 102 14 27 8 1 2 13 0 0 17 16 .265 .364 .422 .785 43 0 2 0 0 2
Davis 32 89 6 11 2 0 1 8 0 0 6 15 .124 .188 .180 .367 16 5 0 0 1 7
Johnson 43 86 6 16 2 1 0 6 0 1 8 15 .186 .255 .233 .488 20 2 0 0 0 2
Kusick 23 54 3 11 1 0 2 7 0 0 7 7 .204 .302 .333 .635 18 0 1 0 1 2
Robertson 15 29 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 9 .103 .188 .207 .394 6 0 0 0 0 0
Wilborn 22 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 .000 .077 .000 .077 0 1 0 0 0 0
Brown 4 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .167 .000 .167 0 0 0 0 0 0
  G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB SH SF IBB HBP GDP

 

PITCHERS / STATS
W L % G GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WP BF IBB BK ERA WHIP
Underwood 9 16 .360 33 32 12 1 0 0 227.0 213 113 93 23 95 127 9 11 963 3 0 3.69 1.357
Huffman 6 18 .250 31 31 2 1 0 0 173.0 220 130 111 25 68 56 0 5 802 0 3 5.77 1.665
Lemanczyk 8 10 .444 22 20 11 3 1 0 143.0 137 65 59 12 45 63 6 11 597 2 0 3.71 1.273
Moore 5 7 .417 34 16 5 0 9 0 139.1 135 85 75 17 79 51 8 8 614 4 1 4.84 1.536
Stieb 8 8 .500 18 18 7 1 0 0 129.1 139 70 62 11 48 52 4 3 563 3 1 4.31 1.446
Jefferson 2 10 .167 34 10 2 0 12 1 116.0 150 75 71 19 45 43 2 2 513 2 0 5.49 1.681
Freisleben 2 3 .400 42 2 0 0 26 3 91.0 101 57 50 5 53 35 2 6 407 3 1 4.93 1.692
Lemongello 1 9 .100 18 10 2 0 5 0 83.0 97 64 58 14 34 40 3 2 369 8 0 6.26 1.578
Buskey 6 10 .375 44 0 0 0 40 7 78.2 74 33 30 10 25 44 1 3 329 7 0 3.43 1.258
Clancy 2 7 .222 12 11 2 0 0 0 63.2 65 44 39 8 31 33 0 2 278 0 0 5.51 1.508
W L % G GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WP BF IBB BK ERA WHIP
Edge 3 4 .429 9 9 1 0 0 0 51.2 60 32 30 6 24 19 1 4 240 1 0 5.23 1.626
Todd 0 1 .000 12 1 0 0 7 0 32.1 40 26 21 7 7 14 1 2 144 0 0 5.85 1.454
Willis 0 3 .000 17 1 0 0 7 0 26.2 35 27 25 1 16 8 1 3 128 2 0 8.44 1.913
Garvin 0 1 .000 8 1 0 0 0 0 22.2 15 9 7 2 10 14 2 0 91 0 1 2.78 1.103
Murphy 1 2 .333 10 0 0 0 5 0 18.1 23 11 11 1 8 6 0 0 82 0 0 5.40 1.691
Miller 0 0 nan 10 0 0 0 5 0 15.1 27 18 18 3 5 7 0 2 75 0 0 10.57 2.087
Kusick 0 0 nan 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.2 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 4.91 0.818
Grilli 0 0 nan 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 0 0 0.00 0.429
Luebber 0 0 nan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 27.03 0.000

 

10 Most Valuable Players
  RBat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR
Velez 21 1 -1 0 -4 18 2 12 29 2.9 0.518 0.511 2.8 -0.4 29
Griffin -10 -1 1 3 10 3 0 23 26 2.5 0.502 0.502 2.3 1.4 23
Howell -9 1 0 8 3 2 0 20 22 2.1 0.501 0.501 1.4 1.1 14
Mayberry 14 -3 -1 -6 -7 -2 0 19 17 1.7 0.499 0.499 2.3 -1.2 23
Cerone -17 -3 1 -1 9 -11 -1 18 8 0.7 0.492 0.493 0.9 0.8 9
Solaita 4 0 0 0 -3 1 0 4 6 0.6 0.504 0.501 0.6 -0.3 6
Bosetti -23 -4 1 8 0 -18 -2 24 6 0.5 0.489 0.489 -0.3 0.9 -2
Kusick -2 0 0 3 -1 0 0 2 2 0.2 0.500 0.500 -0.1 0.3 -1
Woods -2 0 1 -9 -5 -15 -1 17 3 0.2 0.489 0.491 1.1 -1.3 11
McKay -13 1 0 3 2 -7 -1 6 -1 -0.1 0.485 0.496 -0.5 0.5 -4

 

10 Most Valuable Pitchers
  R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9Avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL%
Underwood 113 4.48 4.86 0.07 0.14 101.0 4.99 13 1.3 4.02 -0.1 3.5 36 0.540 0.508
Lemanczyk 65 4.09 4.68 0.07 0.11 102.1 4.81 11 1.2 0.56 -0.1 2.5 26 0.555 0.507
Buskey 33 3.78 4.86 0.07 -0.40 101.6 4.46 6 0.6 1.58 0.0 1.4 14 0.514 0.504
Stieb 70 4.87 4.83 0.08 0.14 102.1 5.00 2 0.2 0.00 -0.1 1.4 15 0.511 0.501
Garvin 9 3.57 4.92 0.06 -0.30 104.7 4.77 3 0.3 1.24 0.0 0.5 5 0.539 0.502
Moore 85 5.49 4.77 0.07 0.02 101.4 4.78 -11 -1.1 0.92 -0.1 0.2 3 0.469 0.493
Edge 32 5.57 4.72 0.08 0.12 101.2 4.82 -4 -0.4 0.00 0.0 0.1 1 0.454 0.497
Grilli 0 0.00 5.03 0.06 -0.42 104.0 4.74 1 0.1 0.51 0.0 0.1 1 0.634 0.501
Murphy 11 5.40 4.86 0.08 -0.40 104.0 4.55 -2 -0.2 0.93 0.0 0.0 0 0.483 0.499
Kusick 2 4.91 5.68 0.08 -0.47 104.0 5.34 0 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.0 1 0.518 0.500
Top 10 SalariesSalary Index
Player Salary $ Per Game Total as Blue Jay
1. John Mayberry 450,000 $3,285 $900,000
2. Rico Carty 220,000 $1,667 $220,000
3. Dave Stieb 31,000 $1,722 $31,000
4. Alfredo Griffin 25,500 $167 $25,500
5. Al Woods 22,800 $173 $63,100
6. Butch Edge 21,000 $2,333 $21,000
7. Jim Clancy 21,000 $1,750 $61,000
8. Joe Cannon 21,000 $344 $21,000
9. Bobby Brown 21,000 $5,250 $21,000
10. Mike Willis 21,000 $1,235 $67,500
Amateur Draft Top 10 PicksDraft Index
Phase Rnd. # Player Signed Bonus Source School
June-Reg 1 3 Jay Schroeder (C) Yes 0.00 MM HS Palisades (Pacific Palisades,CA)
June-Reg 2 29 Ron Shepherd (OF) Yes 0.00 MM HS Kilgore (Kilgore,TX)
June-Reg 3 55 Ron Romanick (P) No 0.00 MM HS Newport (Bellevue,WA)
June-Reg 4 81 Andre Robertson (SS-2B) Yes 0.00 MM College Texas
June-Reg 5 107 Keith Walker (P) Yes 0.00 MM College Texas
June-Reg 6 133 Robert Tackitt (P) Yes 0.00 MM HS Mount Diablo (Concord,CA)
June-Reg 7 159 John Selber (P) Yes 0.00 MM HS Sweet Home (Sweet Home,OR)
June-Reg 8 185 Mark Liber (P) Yes 0.00 MM College Pepperdine
June-Reg 9 211 Mark Holton (P) Yes 0.00 MM HS Elizabeth Forward (Elizabeth,PA)
June-Reg 10 237 Matt Ford (P) No 0.00 MM HS Bossier (Bossier City,LA)
Phase Rnd. # Player Signed Bonus Source School
June-Sec 1 13 Ken Wright (P) Yes 0.00 MM College Texas
June-Sec 2 36 Darren Dilks (P) No 0.00 MM College Chaffey
Phase Rnd. # Player Signed Bonus Source School
Jan-Reg 1 4 Scott Patterson (P) Yes 0.00 MM College Valencia CC
Jan-Reg 2 30 Mark Eichhorn (P) Yes 0.00 MM College Cabrillo
Jan-Reg 3 56 Stephen Roache (P) Yes 0.00 MM College Sacramento City
Jan-Reg 4 82 Craig Charron (SS) Yes 0.00 MM College Merced College
Jan-Reg 5 107 Jeff Moronko (3B-SS) No 0.00 MM College San Jacinto
Jan-Reg 6 131 Randy Brown (P) Yes 0.00 MM College San Jacinto
Phase Rnd. # Player Signed Bonus Source School
Jan-Sec 1 2 Nattie George (OF) No 0.00 MM College San Jose City