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1979 Cleveland Indians Roster

American League (AL)
Team Record: 81-80
Finished 6th in the AL's East Division
Attendance: 1,011,744, Avg. 13,672
Ballpark: Cleveland Stadium
Manager: Jeff Torborg (43-52)
Manager: Dave Garcia (38-28)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
1979 Cleveland Indians Statistics
1979 Cleveland Indians Results

The Cleveland Indians of the American League ended the 1979 season with a record of 81 wins and 80 losses, finishing sixth in the AL's East Division.

The Indians scored 760 runs and yielded 805 runs. Andre Thornton led Cleveland with 26 home runs, while Cliff Johnson, Gary Alexander, Bobby Bonds and Toby Harrah each walloped 20 or more as well. Andre Thornton accounted for 93 RBI. Toby Harrah paced all regular batters by hitting .279. Rick Waits topped the team with 16 wins, and Rick Wise added 15 or more victories as well Sid Monge earned a 2.40 ERA, best among regularly-used pitchers.

Jeff Torborg and Dave Garcia coached the team.

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Player Pos. Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Gary AlexanderCRRMarch 27, 19536'2"195Los Angeles, CA USA
Dell AlstonLFLRSeptember 22, 19526'0"180Valhalla, NY USA
Larry AndersenPRRMay 6, 19536'3"200Portland, OR USA
Len BarkerPRRJuly 7, 19556'5"225Fort Knox, KY USA
Bobby BondsRFRRMarch 15, 19466'1"190Riverside, CA USA
Wayne Cage1BLLNovember 23, 19516'4"205Monroe, LA USA
David ClydePLLApril 22, 19556'1"180Kansas City, KS USA
Ted Cox3BRRJanuary 24, 19556'3"195Oklahoma City, OK USA
Victor CruzPRRDecember 24, 19575'9"174Rancho Viejo, La D.R.
Paul DadeLFRRDecember 7, 19516'1"185Seattle, WA USA
Bo DiazCRRMarch 23, 19535'11"185Cua, Mi Venezuela
Wayne GarlandPRROctober 26, 19506'0"195Nashville, TN USA
Mike HargroveLFLLOctober 26, 19496'0"195Perryton, TX USA
Toby Harrah3BRROctober 26, 19486'0"175Sissonville, WV USA
Ron HasseyCLRFebruary 27, 19536'2"200Tucson, AZ USA
Don HoodPLLOctober 16, 19496'2"180Florence, SC USA
Cliff JohnsonCRRJuly 22, 19476'4"215San Antonio, TX USA
Duane Kuiper2BLRJune 19, 19506'0"175Racine, WI USA
Rick ManningCFLRSeptember 2, 19546'1"180Niagara Falls, NY USA
Sid MongePBLApril 11, 19516'2"185Agua Prieta, So Mexico
Jim NorrisLFLLDecember 20, 19485'10"175Brooklyn, NY USA
Mike PaxtonPRRSeptember 3, 19535'11"190Memphis, TN USA
Ron PruittOFRROctober 21, 19516'0"185Flint, MI USA
Paul ReuschelPRRJanuary 12, 19476'4"225Quincy, IL USA
Dave Rosello2BRRJune 26, 19505'11"160Mayaguez, P.R.
Horace SpeedLFRROctober 4, 19516'1"180Los Angeles, CA USA
Dan SpillnerPRRNovember 27, 19516'1"190Casper, WY USA
Andre Thornton1BRRAugust 13, 19496'3"200Tuskegee, AL USA
Tom VeryzerSSRRFebruary 11, 19536'1"175Port Jefferson, NY USA
Rick WaitsPLLMay 15, 19526'3"194Atlanta, GA USA
Sandy WihtolPRRJune 1, 19556'1"195Palo Alto, CA USA
Eric WilkinsPRRDecember 9, 19566'1"190St. Louis, MO USA
Rick WisePRRSeptember 13, 19456'1"180Jackson, MI USA



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