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1979 Season

1978 / 1980

Top Hitter

Fred Lynn

Fred
Lynn

Top Pitcher

Phil Niekro

Phil
Niekro

Champions

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates

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All-1979 Team

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Left Field
Player Tm WAR Off Fld
Jim Rice BOS 6.3 7.1 0.0
Willie Wilson KCR 6.3 4.4 2.5
George Foster CIN 5.1 4.9 0.9
Jose Cruz HOU 4.6 3.7 1.8
Steve Kemp DET 4.2 5.1 -0.3
Oscar Gamble 2 tms 4.1 4.4 0.3
Center Field
Player Tm WAR Off Fld
Fred Lynn BOS 8.8 7.9 0.9
Chet Lemon CHW 5.8 4.8 1.0
Garry Maddox PHI 5.0 2.2 2.9
Lee Mazzilli NYM 4.9 5.8 -0.7
Gorman Thomas MIL 4.8 4.9 -0.1
Amos Otis KCR 3.6 4.2 -0.7
Right Field
Player Tm WAR Off Fld
Dave Winfield SDP 8.3 7.7 1.4
Dave Parker PIT 6.7 7.2 0.3
Sixto Lezcano MIL 5.6 6.7 -0.6
Ken Singleton BAL 5.3 6.3 -0.4
Joel Youngblood NYM 4.4 3.7 1.6
Gary Matthews ATL 4.3 5.1 0.1
Shortstop
Player Tm WAR Off Fld
Dave Concepcion CIN 4.9 3.3 0.7
Roy Smalley MIN 4.3 3.4 -0.2
Garry Templeton STL 4.3 3.4 0.0
Rick Burleson BOS 3.8 0.8 1.9
Robin Yount MIL 3.1 1.3 0.8
Greg Pryor CHW 2.8 1.3 0.6
Third Base
Player Tm WAR Off Fld
George Brett KCR 8.6 6.6 1.6
Mike Schmidt PHI 7.9 6.8 0.9
Buddy Bell TEX 6.9 3.2 3.1
Ron Cey LAD 5.1 4.8 0.1
Larry Parrish MON 4.6 5.4 -1.0
Carney Lansford CAL 3.7 3.5 -0.2
Second Base
Player Tm WAR Off Fld
Bobby Grich CAL 5.9 5.4 -0.0
Paul Molitor MIL 5.6 4.8 0.4
Willie Randolph NYY 5.2 2.9 1.8
Davey Lopes LAD 4.7 6.0 -1.7
Lou Whitaker DET 4.5 3.2 0.9
Phil Garner PIT 4.0 3.0 0.6
First Base
Player Tm WAR Off Fld
Keith Hernandez STL 7.6 7.2 1.5
Eddie Murray BAL 4.9 5.0 0.8
Bruce Bochte SEA 3.7 4.8 -0.3
Cecil Cooper MIL 3.7 4.8 -0.3
Pete Rose PHI 3.1 5.1 -1.0
Bob Watson 2 tms 2.9 3.7 -0.0
Catcher
Player Tm WAR Off Fld
Darrell Porter KCR 7.6 5.9 0.9
Gary Carter MON 6.0 3.3 1.8
Gene Tenace SDP 5.9 5.3 0.6
Brian Downing CAL 5.6 5.7 -0.8
Johnny Bench CIN 5.6 3.6 1.2
Butch Wynegar MIN 4.4 1.7 1.7
Designated Hitter
Player Tm WAR Off Fld
Jim Spencer NYY 2.1 2.9 0.0
Hal McRae KCR 1.5 2.4 -0.0
Cliff Johnson 2 tms 1.4 2.1 -0.0
Starting Pitcher
Player Tm WAR Pit Off
Phil Niekro ATL 8.0 7.6 0.3
Dennis Eckersley BOS 7.3 7.3 -0.0
Jerry Koosman MIN 7.2 7.2 -0.0
Ron Guidry NYY 6.5 6.5 -0.0
Rick Reuschel CHC 5.9 5.7 0.2
Jack Morris DET 5.9 5.8 -0.0
Tommy John NYY 5.5 5.5 -0.0
J. R. Richard HOU 5.4 5.6 -0.3
Mike Parrott SEA 5.1 5.1 -0.0
Mike Caldwell MIL 4.9 4.8 -0.0
Dave Frost CAL 4.6 4.6 -0.0
Craig Swan NYM 4.5 4.6 -0.1
Rick Sutcliffe LAD 4.3 3.6 0.6
Ken Kravec CHW 4.2 4.2 -0.0
Rick Wise CLE 4.2 4.2 -0.0
Dave Goltz MIN 4.1 4.1 -0.0
Relief Pitcher
Player Tm WAR Pit Off
Jim Kern TEX 6.2 6.2 -0.0
Sid Monge CLE 5.7 5.6 -0.0
Aurelio Lopez DET 5.4 5.3 -0.0
Bruce Sutter CHC 5.2 4.9 0.2
Mike Marshall MIN 4.5 4.5 -0.0
Joe Sambito HOU 3.5 3.2 0.3
Kent Tekulve PIT 3.3 3.3 0.0
Elias Sosa MON 3.1 3.1 -0.0
Gary Lavelle SFG 2.9 2.7 0.1
Mark Littell STL 2.8 2.9 -0.1
Dick Drago BOS 2.4 2.4 -0.0
Pete Redfern MIN 2.4 2.3 -0.0
Skip Lockwood NYM 2.2 2.2 -0.1
Ron Davis NYY 2.2 2.2 -0.0
Tim Stoddard BAL 2.2 2.2 -0.0
Byron McLaughlin SEA 2.2 2.2 -0.0