1979 Bristol Red Sox Roster

Eastern League (EL) - Class: AA
Team Record: 73-66
Finished 3rd in the EL
Manager: Tony Torchia (73-66)
Affiliation: Boston Red Sox
Location: Bristol, Connecticut
Ballpark: Muzzy Field
Attendance: 66,844, Avg. 962
1979 Bristol Red Sox Statistics

The Bristol Red Sox of the Eastern League ended the 1979 season with a record of 73 wins and 66 losses, finishing third in the EL.

The Red Sox scored 674 runs and allowed 612 runs. Dave Schmidt led Bristol with 19 home runs, and Russ Laribee walloped 20 or more, too. Dave Schmidt drove in 73 runs. Wade Boggs paced all qualifying hitters on the roster by hitting .325. Brian Denman topped the team with 14 wins, while Keith MacWhorter registered a 3.09 earned run average, tops among pitchers with enough qualifying appearances.

Members of the 1979 Bristol Red Sox who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Mike Smithson, Chico Walker, Rich Gedman, Wade Boggs, Pete Ladd, Ed Jurak, Bruce Hurst, Brian Denman, Dave Schmidt and Keith MacWhorter.

Tony Torchia served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Roland AlburtisRROctober 28, 19566'5"209Lubbock, TX US
Mark BaumRRJuly 22, 19596'2"185Decatur, IL US
Bob BirrellRLOctober 8, 19576'0"175Warwick, RI US
Wade BoggsLRJune 15, 19586'2"190Omaha, NE US
Ray BoyerRRMarch 16, 19546'0"175Newark, NJ US
Brian DenmanRRFebruary 12, 19566'4"205Minneapolis, MN US
Ronald EvansRRAugust 16, 19536'0"185
Al FaustRRMay 6, 19566'1"195
Otis FosterRRNovember 19, 19536'0"210
Rich GedmanLRSeptember 26, 19596'0"210Worcester, MA US
Frank HarrisRRSeptember 20, 19556'3"185Miami, FL US
Bruce HurstLLMarch 24, 19586'4"200St. George, UT US
Ed JurakRROctober 24, 19576'2"185Hollywood, CA US
Jerry KingRRAugust 23, 19586'3"185San Diego, CA US
Pete LaddRRJuly 17, 19566'3"228Portland, ME US
Russ LaribeeLRJuly 30, 19566'3"200Southington, CT US
Keith MacWhorterRRDecember 30, 19556'4"190Worcester, MA US
Mike OngaratoRRApril 28, 19556'1"185Los Angeles, CA US
Danny ParksRRAugust 19, 19546'0"185Huntsville, AL US
Bruce PooleLLMay 20, 19546'2"175
Gary PurcellRRFebruary 7, 19546'1"190Galesburg, IL US
Dave SchmidtRRDecember 22, 19566'1"190Mesa, AZ US
Mike SmithsonRRJanuary 21, 19556'8"215Centerville, TN US
Carlton SteeleRRJanuary 26, 19546'0"175
Kevin StephensonRRApril 4, 19546'3"175Ann Arbor, MI US
Chico WalkerSRNovember 25, 19575'9"170Jackson, MS US
Jim WilsonRRJanuary 15, 19576'1"180Long Beach, CA US

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.




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