1979 Evansville Triplets Roster

American Association (AA) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 78-58
Finished 1st in the AA's East Division
Manager: Jim Leyland (78-58)
Affiliation: Detroit Tigers
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Ballpark: Bosse Field
Attendance: 120,265, Avg. 1,769
1979 Evansville Triplets Statistics

Playoffs - Evansville Triplets 4 games, Oklahoma City 89ers 2

The Evansville Triplets of the American Association ended the 1979 season with a record of 78 wins and 58 losses, finishing first in the league's East Division.

The Triplets scored 724 runs and conceded 617 runs. Joe Lis led Evansville with 16 home runs, and Al Greene walloped 20 or more as well. Joe Lis recorded 80 runs batted in. Rick Peters paced batters with significant playing time by connecting at a .320 clip. Fred Holdsworth topped the squad with 10 wins, while Fernando Arroyo registered a 3 earned run average, tops among hurlers with significant time on the mound.

Members of the 1979 Evansville Triplets who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Roger Weaver, Dave Stegman, Mike Chris, Dave Rucker, Darrell Brown, Fred Holdsworth, Tim Corcoran, Mark DeJohn, Ed Putman, Bruce Kimm, Al Greene, Kirk Gibson, Dan Gonzales, Fernando Arroyo, Tom Brookens, Taylor Duncan, Glenn Gulliver, Pat Underwood, Jack Morris, Dave Tobik, Bruce Taylor, Marty Castillo, Mardie Cornejo, Steve Baker, Dave Machemer, Dan Petry, Joe Lis, Kip Young, Jerry Manuel, John Martin and Rick Peters.

Jim Leyland served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Fernando ArroyoRRMarch 21, 19526'2"180Sacramento, CA US
Steve BakerRRAugust 30, 19566'0"185Eugene, OR US
Theodore BlairLLJune 19, 19555'10"165Detroit, MI US
Tom BrookensRRAugust 10, 19535'10"165Chambersburg, PA US
Darrell BrownSROctober 29, 19556'0"184Oklahoma City, OK US
Marty CastilloRRJanuary 16, 19576'1"190Long Beach, CA US
Mike ChrisLLOctober 8, 19576'3"180Santa Monica, CA US
Tim CorcoranLLMarch 19, 19535'11"175Glendale, CA US
Mardie CornejoRRAugust 5, 19516'3"200Wellington, KS US
Larry CorrRRFebruary 19, 19546'2"175Camden, SC US
Mark DeJohnSRSeptember 18, 19535'11"170Middletown, CT US
Taylor DuncanRRMay 12, 19536'0"170Memphis, TN US
Kirk GibsonLLMay 28, 19576'3"215Pontiac, MI US
Dan GonzalesLRSeptember 30, 19536'1"195Whittier, CA US
Garry GraftonRRSeptember 14, 19556'1"185Sewickley, PA US
Al GreeneLRNovember 9, 19545'11"190Detroit, MI US
Glenn GulliverLROctober 15, 19545'11"175Detroit, MI US
Fred HoldsworthRRMay 29, 19526'1"190Detroit, MI US
Bruce KimmRRJune 29, 19515'11"175Cedar Rapids, IA US
Joe LisRRAugust 15, 19466'0"175Somerville, NJ US
Dave MachemerRRMay 24, 19515'11"180St. Joseph, MI US
Jerry ManuelSRDecember 23, 19536'0"165Hahira, GA US
John MartinSLApril 11, 19566'0"190Wyandotte, MI US
Jack MorrisRRMay 16, 19556'3"195St. Paul, MN US
Steve PatchinRRMarch 26, 19506'1"190Joplin, MO US
Rick PetersSRNovember 21, 19555'9"170Lynwood, CA US
Dan PetryRRNovember 13, 19586'4"185Palo Alto, CA US
Ed PutmanRRSeptember 25, 19536'1"190Los Angeles, CA US
Dave RuckerLLSeptember 1, 19576'1"185San Bernardino, CA US
Kenneth SheaRRAugust 28, 19576'1"190Corona, CA US
Dave SteffenRRDecember 17, 19586'3"220Dearborn, MI US
Dave StegmanRRJanuary 30, 19545'11"190Inglewood, CA US
Bruce TaylorRRApril 16, 19536'0"178Holden, MA US
Dave TobikRRMarch 2, 19536'1"190Euclid, OH US
Ralph TreuelRRJune 7, 19556'4"200Elyria, OH US
Pat UnderwoodLLFebruary 9, 19576'0"175Kokomo, IN US
Roger WeaverRROctober 6, 19546'3"190Amsterdam, NY US
Kip YoungRROctober 29, 19545'11"175Georgetown, OH 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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