1979 Pittsburgh Pirates season

The 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates had a record of 98 wins and 64 losses and captured the National League East Division title by two games over the Montreal Expos. The Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds to win their ninth National League pennant, and the Baltimore Orioles to win their fifth World Series title – and also their last playoff series victory to date. The disco hit "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge was used as the team's theme song that season.[2]

1979 Pittsburgh Pirates
1979 NL East Champions
1979 NL Champions
1979 World Series Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record98–64 (.605)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)John W. Galbreath (majority shareholder); Thomas P. Johnson (minority shareholder)
General manager(s)Harding "Pete" Peterson
Manager(s)Chuck Tanner
Local televisionKDKA-TV 2
Milo Hamilton, Lanny Frattare, Nelson Briles
Local radioKDKA–AM 1020
Milo Hamilton, Lanny Frattare
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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Offseason

Regular season

Key transactions

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 9864 0.605 48–33 50–31
Montreal Expos 9565 0.594 2 56–25 39–40
St. Louis Cardinals 8676 0.531 12 42–39 44–37
Philadelphia Phillies 8478 0.519 14 43–38 41–40
Chicago Cubs 8082 0.494 18 45–36 35–46
New York Mets 6399 0.389 35 28–53 35–46

Record vs. opponents


Sources:
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta4–86–127–1112–61–94–87–54–86–1211–74–8
Chicago8–47–56–65–76–128–109–96–129–38–48–10
Cincinnati12–65–78–1011–76–68–48–48–410–76–128–4
Houston11–76–610–810–87–59–35–74–814–47–116–6
Los Angeles 6–127–57–118–106–69–33–94–89–914–46–6
Montreal9–112–66–65–76–615–311–77–117–57–510–8
New York8–410–84–83–93–93–155–138–10–14–88–47–11
Philadelphia5-79–94–87–59–37–1113–58–109–36–67–11–1
Pittsburgh8–412–64–88–48–411–710–8–110–87–59–311–7
San Diego12–63–97–104–149–95–78–43–95–78–104–8
San Francisco7–114–812–611–74–145–74–86–63–910–85–7
St. Louis8–410–84–86–66–68–1011–711–7–17–118–47–5

Game log

1979 Game Log (98–64 (Home: 48–33; Away: 50–31))
April: 7–11 (Home: 5–6; Away: 2–5)
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord Streak
1April 6Expos2–3 (10)SosaTekulve (0–1)36,1410–1L1
2April 7Expos7–6Jackson (1–0)Sosa8,7001–1W1
3April 8Expos4–5MayRomo (0–1)Palmer8,6801–2L1
4April 10@ Phillies3–7RuthvenRomo (0–2)48,2351–3L2
5April 11@ Phillies4–5CarltonBlyleven (0–1)26,2811–4L3
6April 12Cardinals3–1Robinson (1–0)Denny3,9862–4W1
7April 13Cardinals7–6Bibby (1–0)SchultzJackson (1)4,3953–4W2
8April 14Cardinals7–4Whitson (1–0)ForschJackson (2)10,9404–4W3
9April 15Cardinals4–9 (10)LittellTekulve (0–2)3,0124–5L1
10April 17Phillies2–13CarltonBlyleven (0–2)7,7394–6L2
11April 18Phillies2–3LerchRobinson (1–1)12,1954–7L3
12April 20@ Astros4–5 (10)SambitoBibby (1–1)19,8344–8L4
13April 21@ Astros4–5 (10)AndujarTekulve (0–3)48,9774–9L5
14April 22@ Astros2–3AndujarCandelaria (0–1)Sambito22,4034–10W1
15April 24@ Reds9–2Robinson (2–1)Pastore18,3725–10W2
16April 25@ Reds3–2 (11)Tekulve (1–3)Tomlin20,1556–10W3
17April 27Astros8–9 (11)RiccelliWhitson (1–1)5,7676–11L1
18April 29Astros10–5Kison (1–0)NiekroJackson (3)7,5987–11W1
May: 16–10 (Home: 7–4; Away: 9–6)
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord Streak
19May 1Braves2–5NiekroTekulve (1–4)5,1227–12L1
20May 2Braves10–2Candelaria (1–1)Mahler4,8408–12W1
21May 4@ Cardinals3–4SykesRobinson (2–2)Schultz13,5258–13L1
22May 5@ Cardinals6–5Jackson (2–0)VuckovichWhitson (1)17,4409–13W1
23May 6@ Cardinals2–4MartinezKison (1–1)Knowles20,9669–14L1
24May 7@ Braves4–2Candelaria (2–1)MahlerTekulve (1)8,16610–14W1
25May 8@ Braves1–4SolomonRhoden (0–1)5,74110–15L1
26May 9@ Braves17–9Bibby (2–1)GarberTekulve (2)6,85511–15W1
27May 11Reds4–8TomlinWhitson (1–2)Bair14,11511–16L1
28May 12Reds3–2Bibby (3–1)PastoreJackson (4)18,74512–16W1
29May 13Reds3–7LaCossCandelaria (2–2)10,25312–17L1
30May 15Mets0–3SwanRobinson (2–3)Lockwood6,09712–18L2
31May 16Mets4–3 (13)Romo (1–2)Lockwood7,62113–18W1
32May 17Mets6–5Tekulve (2–4)Orosco6,29514–18W2
33May 18@ Cubs9–5Candelaria (3–2)Holtzman12,57815–18W3
34May 19@ Cubs3–0Rooker (1–0)KrukowJackson (5)29,46016–18W4
35May 20@ Cubs6–5Robinson (3–3)McGlothenTekulve (3)30,99817–18W5
36May 21@ Expos4–2Blyleven (1–2)SandersonTekulve (4)25,15418–18W6
37May 22@ Expos3–6GrimsleyWhitson (1–3)Fryman15,22718–19L1
38May 23@ Expos0–3RogersCandelaria (3–3)7,04118–20L2
39May 25@ Mets3–3 (11)6,61118–20
40May 26@ Mets8–10LockwoodTekulve (2–5)20,27218–21L3
41May 27@ Mets2–1Jackson (3–0)Murray25,54519–21W1
42May 28@ Mets6–1Candelaria (4–3)FalconeJackson (6)10,61920–21W2
43May 29Cubs8–0Robinson (4–3)Holtzman7,19621–21W3
44May 30Cubs9–2Rooker (2–0)McGlothen7,10722–21W4
45May 31Cubs4–3 (10)Kison (2–1)Sutter6,43823–21W5
June: 14–13 (Home: 7–9; Away: 7–4)
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord Streak
46June 1Padres9–8Tekulve (3–5)Shirley12,92824–21W6
47June 2Padres1–3PerryCandelaria (4–4)20,97724–22L1
48June 3Padres7–0Kison (3–1)Owchinko13,37025–22W1
49June 4Dodgers2–4SutcliffeRooker (2–1)14,72725–23L1
50June 5Dodgers3–1Blyleven (2–2)SuttonTekulve (5)11,08826–23W1
51June 6Dodgers5–4Romo (2–2)WelchTekulve (6)16,66627–23W2
52June 8Giants3–2Romo (3–2)CurtisJackson (7)18,22728–23W3
53June 9Giants2–6BlueKison (3–2)25,81428–24L1
54June 10Giants4–7LavelleRomo (3–3)25,53628–25L2
55June 12@ Padres3–6PerryCandelaria (4–5)23,75928–26L3
56June 13@ Padres2–3OwchinkoKison (3–3)Fingers17,84528–27L4
57June 14@ Padres1–2 (14)D'AcquistoCandelaria (4–6)15,44428–28L5
58June 15@ Dodgers6–2Blyleven (3–2)SuttonTekulve (7)50,29929–28W1
59June 16@ Dodgers6–3Robinson (5–3)Welch49,44830–28W2
60June 17@ Dodgers5–1Whitson (2–3)ReussTekulve (8)45,83531–28W3
61June 19@ Giants9–4Candelaria (5–6)MontefuscoRomo (1)39,86132–28W4
62June 20@ Giants8–5Jackson (4–0)LavelleTekulve (9)19,63733–28W5
63June 22Cubs7–2Blyleven (4–2)Holtzman21,00634–28W6
64June 23Cubs3–4KrukowRobinson (5–4)Sutter18,51334–29L1
65June 24Cubs0–5ReuschelKison (3–4)43,40234–30L2
66June 25@ Mets8–1Candelaria (6–6)Swan35–30W1
67June 25@ Mets0–4FalconeRooker (2–2)14,66635–31L1
68June 26@ Mets2–1Blyleven (5–2)HausmanJackson (8)11,90336–31W1
69June 27Mets9–12TwitchellJackson (4–1)13,16836–32L1
70June 28Mets2–3AllenBibby (3–2)Glynn10,13736–33L2
71June 29Expos6–5Kison (4–4)LeeTekulve (10)35,67737–33W1
72June 30Expos3–5SandersonBlyleven (5–3)Fryman13,86537–34L1
July: 20–11 (Home: 8–5; Away: 12–6)
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord Streak
73July 2@ Cardinals5–4Romo (4–3)KnowlesJackson (9)18,04238–34W1
74July 3@ Cardinals4–1Candelaria (7–6)ForschRomo (2)17,13039–34W2
75July 4@ Cardinals6–4Blyleven (6–3)VuckovichJackson (10)14,76640–34W3
76July 5@ Cardinals0–2FulghamRooker (2–3)16,62640–35L1
77July 6@ Reds1–2BairJackson (4–2)32,26440–36L2
78July 7@ Reds2–6MoskauRobinson (5–5)36,30040–37L3
79July 8@ Reds2–4NormanCandelaria (7–7)40–38L4
80July 8@ Reds2–1Jackson (5–2)TomlinTekulve (11)43,09941–38W1
81July 10@ Astros4–3Bibby (4–2)AndujarTekulve (12)31,34142–38W2
82July 11@ Astros5–1Kison (5–4)Richard25,33043–38W3
83July 12@ Astros5–3Blyleven (7–3)NiekroTekulve (13)22,95644–38W4
84July 13@ Braves4–13NiekroRooker (2–4)17,01844–39L1
85July 14@ Braves5–1Candelaria (8–7)Matula25,08345–39W1
86July 15@ Braves7–3Bibby (5–2)Solomon11,30446–39W2
50th All-Star Game in Seattle, Washington
87July 19Astros9–5Roberts (1–0)Forsch47–39W3
88July 19Astros4–2Kison (6–4)NiekroJackson (11)33,46448–39W4
89July 20Astros9–3Candelaria (9–7)Richard23,58549–39W5
90July 21Astros6–5Romo (5–3)SambitoTekulve (14)19,57050–39W6
91July 22Braves5–4Robinson (6–5)SolomonTekulve (15)51–39W7
92July 22Braves3–2Bibby (6–2)MahlerTekulve (16)29,53352–39W8
93July 23Braves7–1Blyleven (8–3)Hanna53–39W9
94July 23Braves0–8NiekroRooker (2–5)27,14853–40L1
95July 24Reds5–6NormanKison (6–5)Bair19,51753–41L2
96July 25Reds5–6 (10)BairTekulve (3–6)17,29653–42L3
97July 26Reds7–9SotoRoberts (1–1)Hume20,33953–43L4
98July 27@ Expos5–4Tekulve (4–6)SosaRomo (3)54–43W1
99July 27@ Expos9–1Blyleven (9–3)Sanderson59,26055–43W2
100July 28@ Expos5–3Bibby (7–2)SchatzederTekulve (17)38,66156–43W3
101July 29@ Expos3–5RogersKison (6–6)35,24556–44L1
102July 30Mets8–5Jackson (6–2)BernardTekulve (18)11,83757–44W1
103July 31Mets1–2TwitchellBlyleven (9–4)Glynn10,73957–45L1
August: 21–9 (Home: 12–4; Away: 9–5)
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord Streak
104August 1Cardinals4–3Romo (6–3)ForschTekulve (19)16,12458–45W1
105August 2Cardinals4–5FrazierJackson (6–3)Knowles25,16358–46L1
106August 3Phillies6–3Romo (7–3)McGraw59–46W1
107August 3Phillies5–1Bibby (8–2)Christenson45,30960–46W2
108August 4Phillies4–0Candelaria (10–7)Espinosa34,75461–46W3
109August 5Phillies12–8Tekulve (5–6)Eastwick62–46W4
110August 5Phillies5–2Romo (8–3)NolesTekulve (20)46,00663–46W5
111August 7@ Cubs2–15ReuschelRooker (2–6)34,64163–47L1
112August 8@ Cubs5–2 (10)Tekulve (6–6)Tidrow34,25564–47W1
113August 9@ Cubs3–11LampCandelaria (10–8)29,64564–48L1
114August 10@ Phillies3–4 (12)EastwickJackson (6–4)64–49L2
115August 10@ Phillies3–2Kison (7–6)LerchTekulve (21)63,34665–49W1
116August 11@ Phillies14–11Romo (9–3)EastwickTekulve (22)51,11866–49W2
117August 13@ Phillies9–1Bibby (9–2)Christenson43,11167–49W3
118August 14Padres7–1Candelaria (11–8)D'Acquisto23,21068–49W4
119August 15Padres5–1Blyleven (10–4)Jones14,21969–49W5
120August 16Padres5–4Kison (8–6)PerryRomo (4)14,20170–49W6
121August 17Dodgers6–7PattersonBibby (9–3)Castillo22,41670–50L1
122August 18Dodgers1–5ReussRobinson (6–6)40,23870–51L2
123August 19Dodgers2–0Tekulve (7–6)Hooton28,38271–51W1
124August 20Giants6–5Romo (10–3)LavelleTekulve (23)18,71472–51W2
125August 21Giants1–6KnepperKison (8–7)20,99972–52L1
126August 22Giants8–6Tekulve (8–6)Lavelle19,76873–52W1
127August 24@ Padres2–3JonesRomo (10–4)Lee16,89073–53L1
128August 25@ Padres4–3 (19)Roberts (2–1)D'Acquisto14,60774–53W1
129August 26@ Padres9–2Kison (9–7)Shirley13,00675–53W2
130August 27@ Dodgers2–4BrettTekulve (8–7)35,70575–54L1
131August 28@ Dodgers4–1Candelaria (12–8)Hough31,58776–54W1
132August 29@ Dodgers4–1Blyleven (11–4)ReussTekulve (24)32,81677–54W2
133August 31@ Giants6–4Robinson (7–6)CurtisJackson (12)19,37778–54W3
September: 20–10 (Home: 9–5; Away: 11–5)
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord Streak
134September 1@ Giants5–3Kison (10–7)MontefuscoJackson (13)25,55179–54W4
135September 1@ Giants7–2Bibby (10–3)Knepper27,38280–54W5
136September 2@ Giants5–3Candelaria (13–8)Blue15,66381–54W6
137September 3Phillies0–2CarltonBlyleven (11–5)McGraw81–55L1
138September 3Phillies7–3Rooker (3–6)LerchTekulve (25)43,44482–55W1
139September 5@ Cardinals7–5 (11)Roberts (3–1)ThomasTekulve (26)23,05983–55W2
140September 6@ Cardinals6–8MartinezBibby (10–4)McEnaney14,76783–56L1
141September 7@ Mets6–4 (14)Jackson (7–4)Allen8,29084–56W1
142September 8@ Mets2–3 (15)EllisRooker (3–7)8,09584–57L1
143September 9@ Mets6–5Tekulve (9–7)Glynn9,09385–57W1
144September 11Cardinals7–3Roberts (4–1)Denny15,75786–57W2
145September 12Cardinals2–0Candelaria (14–8)ForschTekulve (27)17,66987–57W3
146September 15Mets5–4Roberts (5–1)GlynnTekulve (28)18,06088–57W4
147September 16Mets0–3FalconeCandelaria (14–9)Allen25,36488–58L1
148September 17@ Expos2–1Robinson (8–6)Rogers54,60989–58W1
149September 18@ Expos5–3 (11)Jackson (8–4)MurrayRoberts (1)56,97690–58W2
150September 19@ Phillies9–6Tekulve (10–7)EastwickJackson (14)91–58W3
151September 19@ Phillies5–6KucekRomo (10–5)Saucier30,56691–59L1
152September 20@ Phillies1–2LerchTekulve (10–8)16,29991–60L2
153September 21@ Cubs0–2McGlothenRobinson (8–7)9,55291–61L3
154September 22@ Cubs4–1Kison (11–7)RileyTekulve (29)24,65792–61W1
155September 23@ Cubs6–0Bibby (11–4)Reuschel24,57193–61W2
156September 24Expos5–2Blyleven (12–5)SchatzederTekulve (30)94–61W3
157September 24Expos6–7GrimsleyJackson (8–5)Sosa47,26894–62L1
158September 25Expos10–4Rooker (4–7)SandersonRomo (5)31,34895–62W1
159September 26Expos10–1Kison (12–7)Rogers42,04396–62W2
160September 27Cardinals5–9ForschRoberts (5–2)Littell11,17296–63L1
161September 28Cubs6–1Bibby (12–4)Reuschel14,77897–63W1
162September 29Cubs6–7 (13)CaudillRobinson (8–8)25,73497–64L1
163September 30Cubs5–3Kison (13–7)McGlothenTekulve (31)42,17698–64W1
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Tie
Bold = Pirates team member

Source: baseball-reference.com[6]

Roster

1979 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

  • 44 Doe Boyland
  •  2 Gary Hargis
  • 37 Alberto Lois
Manager

Coaches

  • 57,31 Harvey Haddix (Pitching)
  • 32 Joe Lonnett (Third base)
  • 42 Al Monchak (First base)
  • 48 Bob Skinner (Hitting)

Opening Day Lineup

Opening Day Starters
#NamePosition
10Frank TaverasSS
18Omar MorenoCF
39Dave ParkerRF
8Willie Stargell1B
28Bill RobinsonLF
6Rennie Stennett2B
14Ed OttC
3Phil Garner3B
22Bert BlylevenP

[7]

Player stats

Batting

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pitching

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Postseason

Postseason game log

1979 Postseason Game Log (7–3)
1979 NL Championship Series: vs. Cincinnati Reds (3–0)[14]
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceSeries
1Oct 2@ Reds5–2 (11)Jackson (1–0)Hume (0–1)Robinson (1)55,006PIT 1–0
2Oct 3@ Reds3–2 (10)Robinson (1–0)Bair (0–1)55,000PIT 2–0
3Oct 5Reds7–1Blyleven (1–0)LaCoss (0–1)42,240PIT 3–0
1979 World Series: vs. Baltimore Orioles (4–3)[15]
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceSeries
Oct 9@ OriolesPostponed (rain)
1Oct 10@ Orioles4–5Flanagan (2–0)Kison (0–1)53,735BAL 1–0
2Oct 11@ Orioles3–2Robinson (2–0)Stanhouse (1–2)Tekulve (1)53,739Tied 1–1
3Oct 12Orioles4–8McGregor (2–0)Candelaria (0–1)50,848BAL 2–1
4Oct 13Orioles6–9Stoddard (1–0)Tekulve (0–1)50,883BAL 3–1
5Oct 14Orioles7–1Blyleven (2–0)Flanagan (2–1)50,920BAL 3–2
6Oct 16@ Orioles4–0Candelaria (1–1)Palmer (0–1)Tekulve (2)53,739Tied 3–3
7Oct 17@ Orioles4–1Jackson (2–0)McGregor (2–1)Tekulve (3)53,733PIT 4–3
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Pirates team member

National League Championship Series

Game 1

October 2, Riverfront Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Pittsburgh 002 000 000 03 5100
Cincinnati 000 200 000 00 270
W: Grant Jackson (1-0)  L: Tom Hume (0-1)   SV: Don Robinson (1)
HRs: PITPhil Garner (1)   Willie Stargell (1)   CINGeorge Foster (1)

Game 2

October 3, Riverfront Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Pittsburgh 000 110 000 1 3110
Cincinnati 010 000 001 0 280
W: Don Robinson (1-0)  L: Doug Bair (0-1)   SV: None
HRs: PIT – None   CIN – None

Game 3

October 5, Three Rivers Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati 000 001 000 181
Pittsburgh 112 200 01X 770
W: Bert Blyleven (1-0)  L: Mike LaCoss (0-1)   SV: None
HRs: CINJohnny Bench (1)   PITWillie Stargell (2)   Bill Madlock (1)

World Series

The Pirates became one of only six teams in the 20th century to have won a World Series after trailing three games to one. Two of those teams were the Pirates, in 1925 and 1979. The others were the 1903 Boston Red Sox (in a best-of-nine series), 1958 New York Yankees, 1968 Detroit Tigers, and 1985 Kansas City Royals. Five Pirates had 10 or more hits in this series, a World Series record.

Chuck Tanner's mother died the morning of Game 5 (this was mentioned during the telecast by announcer Howard Cosell). 1960 World Series hero Bill Mazeroski threw out the first ball in Game 5. The Pittsburgh Pirates were the last team in the 20th Century to win Game 7 of the World Series on the road. U.S. President Jimmy Carter made an appearance in Game 7, he threw out the first ball, and after the game made a visit to the victorious Pittsburgh locker room.

Willie Stargell at 39 was the oldest player to win MVP honors for both the National League and the World Series. In the World Series, he hit .400 with a record seven extra-base hits and matched Reggie Jackson's record of 25 total bases, set in 1977. Stargell, pitcher Bruce Kison, infielder Rennie Stennett, and catcher Manny Sanguillén were the only players left over from the 1971 World Series, when the Pirates faced the Orioles. Orioles' pitcher Jim Palmer, Mark Belanger, and manager Earl Weaver were the only ones who were still with the team that faced the Pirates in 1971.

As was the case when the same two teams played in the 1971 World Series, a game in Baltimore was rained out. Game 1 of this series was postponed, while Game 2 of the 1971 series had to be moved back a day. In this Series, it was the American League team's "turn" to play by National League rules, meaning that there was no designated hitter and the Orioles' pitchers would have to bat. While this resulted in pitcher Tim Stoddard getting his first major league hit and RBI in Game 4. Overall, it hurt the Orioles because Lee May, their designated hitter for much of the season and a key part of their offense, was only able to bat three times in the whole series. The Pirates wore four different uniform combinations during the series: gold cap, black jersey and gold pants for Games 1 & 5, black cap, gold jersey and black pants for Games 2, 6 & 7, black cap and solid white pinstriped uniform for Game 3 and a black cap and solid gold uniform for Game 4.

Game 1

October 10, 1979, at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Attendance: 53,735

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 000 102 010 4113
Baltimore 500 000 000 563
W: Mike Flanagan (1-0)   L: Bruce Kison (0-1)
HR: PITWillie Stargell (1); BALDoug Decinces (1)

Game 2

October 11, 1979, at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Attendance: 53,739

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 020 000 001 3112
Baltimore 010 001 000 261
W: Don Robinson (1-0)   L: Don Stanhouse (0-1)  S: Kent Tekulve (1)
HR: PIT – none; BALEddie Murray (1)

Game 3

October 12, 1979, at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Attendance: 50,848

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Baltimore 002 500 100 8130
Pittsburgh 120 001 000 492
W: Scott McGregor (1-0)   L: John Candelaria (0-1)
HR: BAL – Benny Ayala (1); PIT – none

Game 4

October 13, 1979, at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Attendance: 50,883

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Baltimore 003 000 060 9120
Pittsburgh 040 011 000 6171
W: Tim Stoddard (1-0)   L: Kent Tekulve (0-1)
HR: BAL – none; PITWillie Stargell (2)

Game 5

October 14, 1979, at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Attendance: 50,920

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Baltimore 000 010 000 162
Pittsburgh 000 002 23x 7131
W: Bert Blyleven (1-0)   L: Mike Flanagan (1-1)
HR: BAL – none; PIT – none

Game 6

October 16, 1979, at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Attendance: 53,739

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 000 000 220 4100
Baltimore 000 000 000 071
W: John Candelaria (1-1)   L: Jim Palmer (0-1)  S: Kent Tekulve (2)
HR: PIT – none; BAL – none

Game 7

October 17, 1979, at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Attendance: 53,733

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 000 002 002 4100
Baltimore 001 000 000 142
W: Grant Jackson (1-0)   L: Scott McGregor (1-1)  S: Kent Tekulve (3)
HR: PITWillie Stargell (3); BALRich Dauer (1)

Composite Box

1979 World Series (4-3): Pittsburgh Pirates (N.L.) over Baltimore Orioles (A.L.)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh Pirates 180 118 463 32819
Baltimore Orioles 516 511 160 26549
Total Attendance: 367,597   Average Attendance: 52,514
Winning Player's Share: – $28,264,   Losing Player's Share – $22,114 * Includes Playoffs and World Series

Awards and honors

All-Stars

1979 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

League leaders

  • Omar Moreno, National League stolen base leader, 77[16]
  • Dave Parker, led NL in extra-base hits
  • Dave Parker, led NL in sacrifice flies

Other team leaders

  • Runs scored – Omar Moreno (110)
  • Stolen bases – Omar Moreno (77)
  • Walks – Dave Parker (67)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League Johnny Lipon
AA Buffalo Bisons Eastern League Steve Demeter
A Salem Pirates Carolina League Jim Mahoney
A Shelby Pirates Western Carolinas League Tom Zimmer
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

Notes

  1. From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Side in 1907.
  2. ""Family" reunion; Close ties still bind 1979 Pirates". pennlive.com. July 21, 2019. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  3. Will McEnaney at Baseball-Reference
  4. "Ken Macha page at Baseball-Reference". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 5, 2008.
  5. Enrique Romo at Baseball Reference
  6. "1979 Pittsburgh Pirates Schedule & Results". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  7. 1979 Opening Day Lineup at Baseball-Reference
  8. "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  9. "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  10. "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  11. "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  12. "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  13. "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  14. "1979 National League Championship Series". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 15, 2014.
  15. "1979 World Series". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 15, 2014.
  16. Stolen Bases Single Season National League Leaders by Baseball Almanac

References

  • 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates at Baseball Reference
  • 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates at Baseball Almanac
  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.
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