1979 Reading Phillies Roster

Eastern League (EL) - Class: AA
Team Record: 77-61
Finished 2nd in the EL
Manager: Jim Snyder (77-61)
Affiliation: Philadelphia Phillies
Location: Reading, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: First Energy Stadium
Attendance: 84,200, Avg. 1,220
1979 Reading Phillies Statistics

The Reading Phillies of the Eastern League ended the 1979 season with a record of 77 wins and 61 losses, finishing second in the EL.

The Phillies yielded 545 runs, fewest in the league. Reading plated 637 runs. George Vukovich paced the team with 13 home runs and accounted for 88 RBI. Jay Loviglio led hitters with significant playing time by hitting .294. Scott Munninghoff topped the squad with 14 wins, while Bob Walk earned a 2.24 ERA, leading regular hurlers.

Players from the 1979 Reading Phillies who spent time in the Majors during their careers included Warren Brusstar, George Vukovich, Jesus Hernaiz, Jay Loviglio, Bob Walk, Ozzie Virgil, Larry Anderson, Scott Munninghoff, Cliff Speck, Erskine Thomason, Dickie Noles, Cardell Camper, Orlando Sanchez, Len Matuszek and Jerry Reed.

Jim Snyder served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Armand AbreuLLAugust 1, 19576'0"195
Larry AndersonRRDecember 3, 19526'3"190Maywood, CA US
Kenneth BergerLLJanuary 2, 19565'10"155
Elijah BonaparteLLSeptember 6, 19575'11"180Bronx, NY US
Warren BrusstarRRFebruary 2, 19526'3"200Oakland, CA US
Cardell CamperRRJuly 6, 19526'3"208Boley, OK US
José CastroRRMay 5, 19585'9"155La Habana, La Habana CU
Steve CurryRRDecember 10, 19565'10"165Milwaukee, WI US
Pete DempseyRRDecember 14, 19566'2"190Upland, PA US
Don FowlerRRDecember 7, 19566'1"175Dana Point, CA US
Thomas HartRR6'1"170
Jesus HernaizRRJanuary 8, 19456'2"175Santurce, PR
Joe JonesRRDecember 15, 19566'2"193Phoenix, AZ US
Jeff KrausRRAugust 8, 19586'2"170
Ramon LoraRRAugust 7, 19555'11"170
Jay LoviglioRRMay 30, 19565'9"160Freeport, NY US
Peter ManosRRNovember 5, 19536'1"165
Len MatuszekLRSeptember 27, 19546'2"190Toledo, OH US
Scott MunninghoffRRDecember 5, 19586'0"175Cincinnati, OH US
Dickie NolesRRNovember 19, 19566'2"160Charlotte, NC US
Nicholas PopovichRROctober 28, 19556'2"160
Jerry ReedRROctober 8, 19556'1"190Bryson City, NC US
Luis RodriguezRRNovember 16, 19565'8"168
Stephen RulingSROctober 10, 19536'0"180
Orlando SanchezLRSeptember 7, 19566'1"195Canovanas, PR
Norman ShieraL
Cliff SpeckRRAugust 8, 19566'4"195Portland, OR US
Erskine ThomasonRRAugust 13, 19486'1"190Laurens, SC US
Ozzie VirgilRRDecember 7, 19566'1"180Mayaguez, PR
George VukovichLRJune 24, 19566'0"198Chicago, IL US
Bob WalkRRNovember 26, 19566'3"185Van Nuys, CA US
Sammye WelbornRRJune 16, 19566'4"195

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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