1979 Seattle Mariners season

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1979 Seattle Mariners
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Stanley Golub, Danny Kaye, Walter Schoenfeld, Lester Smith, James Stillwell, Jr. and James A. Walsh
Manager(s) Darrell Johnson
Local television KING-TV 5
Local radio KVI 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, finishing with a record of 67-95. The Mariners hosted the 1979 All-Star Game.

Offseason

Regular season

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

Opening Day lineup

  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

All-Star Game

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

1979 Seattle Mariners
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Cox, LarryLarry Cox 100 293 63 .215 4 36
2B Cruz, JulioJulio Cruz 107 414 112 .271 1 29
3B Meyer, DanDan Meyer 144 525 146 .278 20 74
SS Mendoza, MarioMario Mendoza 148 373 74 .198 1 24
LF Paciorek, TomTom Paciorek 103 310 83 .267 6 42
CF Jones, RuppertRuppert Jones 162 622 166 .267 21 78
RF Roberts, LeonLeon Roberts 140 450 122 .271 15 54
DH Horton, WillieWillie Horton 162 646 180 .279 29 106

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
Stein, BillBill Stein 88 250 62 .248 7 27
Valentine, BobbyBobby Valentine 62 98 27 .276 0 7
Beamon, CharlieCharlie Beamon 27 25 5 .276 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
Honeycutt, RickRick Honeycutt 33 194 11 12 4.04 83
Bannister, FloydFloyd Bannister 30 182.1 10 15 4.05 115
Abbott, GlennGlenn Abbott 23 116.2 4 10 5.17 25
Jones, OdellOdell Jones 25 118.2 3 11 6.07 72
Branch, RoyRoy Branch 2 11.1 0 1 7.94 6

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
Dressler, RobRob Dressler 21 104 3 2 4.93 36
Mitchell, PaulPaul Mitchell 10 36.2 1 4 4.42 18
Decker, JoeJoe Decker 9 27.1 0 1 4.28 12

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
Montague, JohnJohn Montague 41 6 4 1 5.57 60
Stein, RandyRandy Stein 23 2 3 0 5.88 39
Hinton, RichRich Hinton 14 0 2 0 5.40 7
Vásquez, RafaelRafael Vásquez 9 1 0 0 5.06 9
Lewis, JimJim Lewis 2 0 0 0 15.43 0

Awards and honors

All-Stars

1979 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

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
Short-Season A Bellingham Mariners Northwest League Jeff Scott

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: San Jose13

Notes

References








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