1979 Buffalo Bisons Statistics

Eastern League (EL) - Class: AA
Team Record: 72-67
Finished 4th in the EL
Manager: Steve Demeter (72-67)
Affiliation: Pittsburgh Pirates
Location: Buffalo, New York
Ballpark: War Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 133,148, Avg. 1,916
1979 Buffalo Bisons Roster

The Buffalo Bisons of the Eastern League ended the 1979 season with a record of 72 wins and 67 losses, finishing fourth in the EL.

The Bisons scored 790 runs, best in the league. Buffalo conceded 777 runs, most in the circuit. Rick Lancellotti walloped 41 home runs for the team, while Luis Salazar, Tony Pea and Charles Valley each swatted 20 or more, too. Rick Lancellotti accounted for 107 RBI. Luis Salazar led all qualifying hitters on the roster by hitting .323. James Smith topped the team with 9 wins, and Dave Dravecky recorded a 4.26 ERA, best among regular hurlers.

Members of the 1979 Buffalo Bisons who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Rick Lancellotti, Santo Alcala, Stew Cliburn, Luis Salazar, Jesus de la Rosa, Bob Long, Tom McMillan, Tony Pea, Alberto Lois, Dave Dravecky, Fred Breining and Matt Alexander.

Steve Demeter served as manager.


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Pitching:

Player W L W% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF
James Smith901.0004.40131360094.09454461144057301
Juan Arias77.5005.282423400138.0170104812353265409
Ricky Evans79.4384.54288212109.011564551058276208
Stew Cliburn66.5003.231515700103.01105037543162306
Dave Dravecky67.4624.263513112114.012571541159081408
Robert Weismiller51.8335.64380001175.08558471228246005
Robert Rock51.8336.009810048.0613632824022025
Ignacio Martinez53.6254.6820600175.07641391132058307
Joe Galante53.6254.82161310071.0925038732253304
Fred Breining54.5562.63121232082.0773924441073105
Marc Gelinas47.3645.77131340064.0675241354029214
Bob Long410.2863.42440001092.09852351054473305
Charles Valley201.0002.1610000125.0176619119000
Philip Cyburt12.3339.005411018.0321918710012000
Ben Wiltbank16.14310.05111100043.070534810410253012
Alan Griffin004.50100004.02222003000
Santo Alcala006.147000122.0242015311116402
James Johnston01.0003.86200007.08631604100
Totals7267.5184.723031390305281184.0132377762113959915774363810

Batting:

Player GP PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB DP HBP SH SF IBB
Luis Salazar1396195611081811752786211144119.323.375.515.890289554
Tony Peña134549515891611643497543083.313.352.557.909287211
Rick Lancellotti1385835069514514741107645988.287.358.585.9432965013
Alfredo Torres1295374855813731511863240120.282.336.435.772211327
Charles Valley132580479811293112598218771.269.380.495.875237419
Jerry McDonald10746737282119122126012128928.320.453.460.912171231
Tom McMillan9737933449851423351243765.254.324.335.660112035
John Macauley62256221406382317932529.285.365.380.74584442
Paul Djakonow863022624154731234223549.206.307.393.700103320
Dick Walterhouse592582153951601033453958.237.353.405.75887031
Matt Alexander3214713426421005161301218.313.367.500.86767001
Eugenio Cotes391421241927404141251228.218.298.347.64543312
Jesus de la Rosa279994924401923423.255.283.330.61331001
Ernest Young42144130122422411101125.185.250.323.57342102
Michael Barnes2510173222230311222716.301.490.466.95634010
Gary Cicatiello18675891430162087.241.333.345.67820010
Alberto Lois114540811121110411.275.356.475.83119100
Jeff Ellison416102200120061.200.500.5001.0005000
Joe Galante160010000000000000
Totals12975291461379012911833519872310958569839.280.360.463.823213803327490


Fielding:

Player Pos GP PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS%
Charles Valley1B130106310812109.9909.008
Dick Walterhouse1B749213.9817.286
Alfredo Torres1B6292021.0005.167
Jesus de la Rosa1B536212.9747.600
Gary Cicatiello1B110011.0001.000
Jerry McDonald2B971752982155.9574.876
Michael Barnes2B173436710.9094.118
John Macauley2B12184044.9354.833
Paul Djakonow2B9171515.9703.556
Tom McMillan2B71222021.0004.857
Dick Walterhouse2B386021.0004.667
Paul Djakonow3B7362117156.9232.452
Matt Alexander3B27123693.8421.778
Dick Walterhouse3B24173694.8552.208
Ernest Young3B1171110.9471.636
Luis Salazar3B1092713.9733.600
Michael Barnes3B33632.7503.000
Tony PeñaC1287681202614.9726.93810
Alfredo TorresC1258330.9535.0833
Ernest YoungC2111001.0006.0000
Rick LancellottiOF13819013162.9271.471
Luis SalazarOF13231215123.9652.477
Alfredo TorresOF901779151.9252.067
Eugenio CotesOF2544070.8631.760
Alberto LoisOF1124110.9622.273
Gary CicatielloOF8100001.0001.250
Dick WalterhouseOF712020.8571.714
Matt AlexanderOF614010.9332.333
Jerry McDonaldOF590001.0001.800
Jesus de la RosaOF440001.0001.000
Bob LongP4441211.941.364
Robert WeismillerP38610001.000.421
Dave DraveckyP3562412.968.857
Ricky EvansP2831721.909.714
Juan AriasP24112735.9271.583
Ignacio MartinezP2031130.824.700
Joe GalanteP167812.938.938
Stew CliburnP15920021.0001.933
James SmithP1371742.8571.846
Marc GelinasP1381111.9501.462
Fred BreiningP127610.9291.083
Ben WiltbankP11310011.0001.182
Charles ValleyP1004001.000.400
Robert RockP93411.875.778
Santo AlcalaP720001.000.286
Philip CyburtP527001.0001.800
James JohnstonP202001.0001.000
Alan GriffinP101001.0001.000
Tom McMillanSS901772203853.9134.411
John MacauleySS501051301534.9404.700
Paul DjakonowSS411011.000.500
Totals145735491468239339.9553.4431300

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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