1979 Greenwood Braves Roster

Western Carolinas League (WCL) - Class: A
Team Record: 78-60
Finished 1st in the WCL
Manager: Al Gallagher (78-60)
Affiliation: Atlanta Braves
Location: Greenwood, South Carolina
Ballpark: Legion Stadium
Attendance: 37,010, Avg. 536
1979 Greenwood Braves Statistics

Playoffs - Greenwood Braves 3 games, Spartanburg Phillies 1

The Greenwood Braves of the Western Carolinas League ended the 1979 season with a record of 78 wins and 60 losses, finishing first in the WCL.

The Braves plated 708 runs and surrendered 654 runs. Leo Vargas paced Greenwood with 11 home runs and drove in 73 runs. Gerald Perry led all qualifying hitters on the roster by hitting .332. Billy Gore topped the squad with 13 wins.

Rick Behenna, Steve Hammond, Gerald Perry, Milt Thompson, Matt Sinatro, Brett Butler and Albert Hall were all players from the 1979 Greenwood Braves who played in the Majors during their careers.

Al Gallagher served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Juan AldueyRRDecember 27, 19566'4"178Paso de Medio, DO
Felipe ArroyoRRAugust 22, 19566'2"170Yauco, PR
Kevin BaloghRRAugust 20, 19576'1"180Toledo, OH US
Rick BehennaRRMarch 6, 19606'2"170Miami, FL US
Chuck BlackLR5'7"155
Glen BockhornRRFebruary 12, 19576'1"180Austin, TX US
Brett ButlerLLJune 15, 19575'10"160Los Angeles, CA US
Donald ClineRR6'5"220
Miguelito DeLaCruzRRJuly 5, 19575'11"170Hato Mayor del Rey, Hato Mayor DO
John DyerLLJune 16, 19576'4"215Tulsa, OK US
Andres ForbesRRJanuary 22, 19575'10"160, DO
Billy GoreLLJuly 14, 19576'0"200Las Cruces, NM US
Albert HallSRMarch 7, 19585'11"155Birmingham, AL US
Steve HammondLRMay 9, 19576'2"190Atlanta, GA US
Russell KerdolffRSeptember 27, 19576'5"195
DeWayne KittsLNovember 26, 19566'0"180
Stephen LawrenceRMay 31, 19596'10"220Santa Rosa, CA US
Mark LucasLRJune 11, 19566'0"165Springfield, OH US
Daniel LuciaRRJuly 28, 19585'10"168San Francisco, CA US
Mark MartinRRMarch 27, 19586'0"198Houston, TX US
Jeff MatthewsRRJune 20, 19565'10"165Minneapolis, MN US
Roy NorthRRMarch 2, 19586'4"185Bristol, PA US
Gerald PerryLROctober 30, 19605'11"180Savannah, GA US
George RamosRRSeptember 3, 19556'1"175Wayne, NJ US
James RogersRRApril 27, 19566'4"190Tulsa, OK US
Mark RoushRRJuly 26, 19576'5"180Cincinnati, OH US
Ronald RuddLRApril 12, 19596'1"190Richmond, VA US
Gil RyanRROctober 26, 19586'3"185Kingsville, TX US
Kenneth ScanlonRROctober 5, 19595'10"165New York, NY US
Mike ShieldsRRAugust 2, 19566'0"160Louisville, KY US
Matt SinatroRRMarch 22, 19605'9"174Hartford, CT US
Mike SmithRRAugust 15, 19586'5"215Newton, MA US
Bobby SupelRRAugust 13, 19565'9"165Snowhill, NC US
Peter TeixeiraRMay 28, 19576'2"180
Scott ThayerRROctober 5, 19546'4"195Hamilton AFB, OH US
Milt ThompsonLRJanuary 5, 19595'11"170Washington, DC US
Leo VargasRRSeptember 12, 19576'0"170San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris DO
Jerry VealeL6'7"230

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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