1979 West Haven Yankees Roster

Eastern League (EL) - Class: AA
Team Record: 83-56
Finished 1st in the EL
Manager: Stump Merrill (83-56)
Affiliation: New York Yankees
Location: West Haven, Connecticut
Ballpark: Quigley Stadium
Attendance: 71,302, Avg. 1,026
1979 West Haven Yankees Statistics

The West Haven Yankees of the Eastern League ended the 1979 season with a record of 83 wins and 56 losses, finishing first in the EL.

The Yankees tallied 679 runs and conceded 578 runs. Joe Lefebvre paced West Haven with 21 home runs, while Mark Johnston walloped 20 or more, too. Joe Lefebvre drove in 107 runs. Kenny Baker led all qualifying hitters on the roster by connecting at a .303 clip. Tom Filer topped the squad with 12 wins, and Mike Griffin recorded a 2.95 ERA, leading hurlers with significant time on the mound.

Members of the 1979 West Haven Yankees who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Dave Righetti, Willie McGee, Tim Lollar, Joe Lefebvre, Dennis Sherrill, Pat Tabler, Andy McGaffigan, Don Cooper, Mike Griffin, Brian Dayett, Tom Filer and Juan Espino.

Stump Merrill served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Kenny BakerLLMarch 5, 19556'0"185Newport News, VA US
Ricky BurdetteLLFebruary 23, 19576'2"195Albany, GA US
Pat CallahanRRAugust 29, 19556'1"190Chicago, IL US
Nate ChapmanLLOctober 2, 19535'9"160Mobile, AL US
Greg CochranRRNovember 15, 19536'2"195Whittier, CA US
Don CooperRRJanuary 15, 19566'1"185New York, NY US
Brian DayettRRJanuary 22, 19575'10"180New London, CT US
Juan EspinoRRMarch 16, 19566'1"190Bonao, Monsenor Nouel DO
Tom FilerRRDecember 1, 19566'1"195Philadelphia, PA US
Mike GriffinRRJune 26, 19576'4"195Colusa, CA US
Wayne HarerSLMay 28, 19525'11"185Evanston, IL US
Mark HarrisSRFebruary 11, 19585'10"160Bristol, VA US
Dennis IrwinRRJanuary 11, 19546'0"170Tulare, CA US
Greg JemisonLRJuly 15, 19546'0"165Coatesville, PA US
Mark JohnstonLRFebruary 10, 19576'0"175Detroit, MI US
Dan LeddukeRRAugust 8, 19576'3"190Albany, NY US
Joe LefebvreLRFebruary 22, 19565'10"170Concord, NH US
Tim LewisLL6'5"206Philadelphia, PA US
Tim LollarLLMarch 17, 19566'3"200Poplar Bluff, MO US
Jim LysgaardRRJune 11, 19546'1"185, CA
Jim McDonaldLLOctober 20, 19576'2"190Lynwood, CA US
Andy McGaffiganRROctober 25, 19566'3"185West Palm Beach, FL US
Willie McGeeSRNovember 2, 19586'1"175San Francisco, CA US
Neal MerschRROctober 27, 19516'3"185Covington, KY US
Bob PolinskyRRJune 21, 19516'4"202Coaldale, PA US
Dave RighettiLLNovember 28, 19586'4"195San Jose, CA US
Dan SchmitzLRMarch 1, 19555'7"150Detroit, MI US
Dennis SherrillRRMay 3, 19566'0"165Miami, FL US
Buck ShowalterLLMay 23, 19565'9"195DeFuniak Springs, FL US
Mark SoftyRR6'6"195Rockville Centre, NY US
Rick StenholmLLMarch 29, 19526'0"185Brooksville, FL US
Pat TablerRRFebruary 2, 19586'3"175Hamilton, OH US
Steve TaylorRRFebruary 9, 19566'4"200Wilmington, DE 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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