1980 Columbus Clippers Roster

International League (IL) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 83-57
Finished 1st in the IL
Manager: Joe Altobelli (83-57)
Affiliation: New York Yankees
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Ballpark: Harold Cooper Stadium
Attendance: 546,074, Avg. 7,801
1980 Columbus Clippers Statistics

Playoffs - Columbus Clippers 3 games, Richmond Braves 2
Finals - Columbus Clippers 4 games, Toledo Mud Hens 1

The Columbus Clippers of the International League ended the 1980 season with a record of 83 wins and 57 losses, finishing first in the IL.

The Clippers led the circuit with just 477 runs allowed. Columbus scored 590 runs. Marshall Brant paced the team with 23 home runs and accounted for 92 RBI, while leading all qualifying hitters on the roster by connecting at a .289 clip. Bob Kammeyer topped the squad with 15 wins, and Ken Clay earned a 1.96 ERA, best among regular hurlers.

Players from the 1980 Columbus Clippers who spent time in Major League Baseball during their careers included Chris Welsh, Brad Gulden, Andre Robertson, Jim Nettles, Roger Holt, Ken Clay, Don Cooper, Brian Doyle, Mike Griffin, Dennis Werth, Juan Espino, Bob Kammeyer, Jim Lewis, Roger Slagle, Doug Bird, Marshall Brant, Joe Lefebvre, Dave Coleman, Dennis Sherrill, Dave Righetti, Bruce Robinson, Dave Wehrmeister, Roy Staiger and Tim Lollar.

Joe Altobelli served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Doug BirdRRMarch 5, 19506'4"180Corona, CA US
Marshall BrantRRSeptember 17, 19556'5"185Garberville, CA US
Ken ClayRRApril 6, 19546'3"185Lynchburg, VA US
Greg CochranRRNovember 15, 19536'2"195Whittier, CA US
Dave ColemanRROctober 26, 19506'3"195Dayton, OH US
Don CooperRRJanuary 15, 19566'1"185New York, NY US
Brian DoyleLRJanuary 26, 19545'10"160Glasgow, KY US
Juan EspinoRRMarch 16, 19566'1"190Bonao, Monsenor Nouel DO
Mike GriffinRRJune 26, 19576'4"195Colusa, CA US
Brad GuldenLRJune 10, 19565'10"175New Ulm, MN US
Wayne HarerSLMay 28, 19525'11"185Evanston, IL US
Roger HoltSRApril 8, 19565'11"165Daytona Beach, FL US
Bob KammeyerRRDecember 2, 19506'4"210Kansas City, KS US
Joe LefebvreLRFebruary 22, 19565'10"170Concord, NH US
Jim LewisRROctober 12, 19556'3"190Miami, FL US
Tim LollarLLMarch 17, 19566'3"200Poplar Bluff, MO US
Jim McDonaldLLOctober 20, 19576'2"190Lynwood, CA US
Jim NettlesLLMarch 2, 19476'0"186San Diego, CA US
Dave RighettiLLNovember 28, 19586'4"195San Jose, CA US
Andre RobertsonRROctober 2, 19575'10"155Orange, TX US
Bruce RobinsonLRApril 16, 19546'2"195La Jolla, CA US
Dan SchmitzLRMarch 1, 19555'7"150Detroit, MI US
Dennis SherrillRRMay 3, 19566'0"165Miami, FL US
Roger SlagleRRNovember 4, 19536'3"190Wichita, KS US
Garry SmithRLOctober 23, 19556'2"185Jacksonville, NC US
Roy StaigerRRJanuary 6, 19506'0"195Tulsa, OK US
Rick StenholmLLMarch 29, 19526'0"185Brooksville, FL US
Marv ThompsonRRDecember 27, 19515'11"180Lynwood, CA US
Dave WehrmeisterRRNovember 9, 19526'4"195Berwyn, IL US
Chris WelshLLApril 14, 19556'2"185Wilmington, DE US
Dennis WerthRRDecember 29, 19526'1"200Lincoln, IL 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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