1979 Detroit Tigers Roster

American League (AL)
Team Record: 85-76
Finished 5th in the AL's East Division
Attendance: 1,630,939, Avg. 21,746
Ballpark: Tiger Stadium
Manager: Les Moss (27-26)
Manager: Dick Tracewski (2-0)
Manager: Sparky Anderson (56-50)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1979 Detroit Tigers Statistics
1979 Detroit Tigers Results

The Detroit Tigers of the American League ended the 1979 season with a record of 85 wins and 76 losses, finishing fifth in the AL's East Division. Les Moss, Dick Tracewski and Sparky Anderson coached the team.

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Player Pos. Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Fernando ArroyoPRRMarch 21, 19526'2"180Sacramento, CA USA
Steve BakerPRRAugust 30, 19566'0"185Eugene, OR USA
Jack BillinghamPRRFebruary 21, 19436'4"195Orlando, FL USA
Tom Brookens3BRRAugust 10, 19535'10"165Chambersburg, PA USA
Sheldon BurnsidePRLDecember 22, 19546'5"200South Bend, IN USA
Mike ChrisPLLOctober 8, 19576'3"180Santa Monica, CA USA
Tim CorcoranOFLLMarch 19, 19535'11"175Glendale, CA USA
Mark FidrychPRRAugust 14, 19546'3"175Worcester, MA USA
Kirk GibsonLFLLMay 28, 19576'3"215Pontiac, MI USA
Dan GonzalesRFLRSeptember 30, 19536'1"195Whittier, CA USA
Al GreeneLFLRNovember 9, 19545'11"190Detroit, MI USA
John HillerPRLApril 8, 19436'1"185Toronto, ON CAN
Lynn JonesCFRRJanuary 1, 19535'9"175Meadville, PA USA
Steve KempLFLLAugust 7, 19546'0"195San Angelo, TX USA
Ron LeFloreCFRRJune 16, 19486'0"200Detroit, MI USA
Aurelio LopezPRRSeptember 21, 19486'0"185Tecamachalco, Pu Mexico
Dave Machemer2BRRMay 24, 19515'11"180St. Joseph, MI USA
Phil Mankowski3BLRJanuary 9, 19536'0"180Buffalo, NY USA
Milt MayCLRAugust 1, 19506'0"190Gary, IN USA
Jerry MoralesRFRRFebruary 18, 19495'10"155Yabucoa, P.R.
Jack MorrisPRRMay 16, 19556'3"195St. Paul, MN USA
Lance ParrishCRRJune 15, 19566'3"210Clairton, PA USA
Rick Peters3BBRNovember 21, 19555'9"170Lynwood, CA USA
Dan PetryPRRNovember 13, 19586'4"185Palo Alto, CA USA
Ed PutmanCRRSeptember 25, 19536'1"190Los Angeles, CA USA
Bruce RobbinsPLLSeptember 10, 19596'1"190Portland, IN USA
Aurelio Rodriguez3BRRDecember 28, 19475'10"180Cananea, So Mexico
Dave RozemaPRRAugust 5, 19566'4"185Grand Rapids, MI USA
Rusty StaubPLRApril 1, 19446'2"190New Orleans, LA USA
Dave StegmanCFRRJanuary 30, 19545'11"190Inglewood, CA USA
Champ SummersRFLRJune 15, 19466'2"205Bremerton, WA USA
Bruce TaylorPRRApril 16, 19536'0"178Holden, MA USA
Jason Thompson1BLLJuly 6, 19546'4"200Hollywood, CA USA
Dave TobikPRRMarch 2, 19536'1"190Euclid, OH USA
Alan TrammellSSRRFebruary 21, 19586'0"165Garden Grove, CA USA
Pat UnderwoodPLLFebruary 9, 19576'0"175Kokomo, IN USA
Mark WagnerSSRRMarch 4, 19546'0"165Conneaut, OH USA
Lou Whitaker2BLRMay 12, 19575'11"160Brooklyn, NY USA
Milt WilcoxPRRApril 20, 19506'2"185Honolulu, HI USA
John Wockenfuss1BRRFebruary 27, 19496'0"190Welch, WV USA
Kip YoungPRROctober 29, 19545'11"175Georgetown, OH USA


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