1979 Major League Baseball season

The 1979 Major League Baseball season. None of the post-season teams of 1977 or 1978 returned to this year's postseason. In a re-match of the 1971 World Series, the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Baltimore Orioles in seven games in the 1979 World Series.

1979 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
DurationApril 4 – October 17, 1979
Top draft pickAl Chambers
Picked bySeattle Mariners
Regular season
Season MVPAL: Don Baylor (CAL)
NL: Willie Stargell (PIT)
        Keith Hernandez (STL)
AL championsBaltimore Orioles
  AL runners-upCalifornia Angels
NL championsPittsburgh Pirates
  NL runners-upCincinnati Reds
World Series
ChampionsPittsburgh Pirates
  Runners-upBaltimore Orioles
Finals MVPWillie Stargell (PIT)
MLB seasons

Regular season standingsEdit



  League Championship Series
World Series
East Baltimore 3  
West California 1  
    AL Baltimore 3
  NL Pittsburgh 4
East Pittsburgh 3
West Cincinnati 0  

League Championship SeriesEdit

American LeagueEdit

National LeagueEdit

World SeriesEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

Baseball Hall of FameEdit

Regular Season AwardsEdit

Postseason AwardsEdit

Gold Glove AwardEdit

Statistical leadersEdit

Statistic American League National League
AVG Fred Lynn BOS .333 Keith Hernandez STL .344
HR Gorman Thomas MIL 45 Dave Kingman CHC 48
RBI Don Baylor CAL 139 Dave Winfield SD 118
Wins Mike Flanagan BAL 23 Joe Niekro HOU
Phil Niekro ATL
ERA Ron Guidry NYY 2.78 J. R. Richard HOU 2.71
SO Nolan Ryan CAL 223 J. R. Richard HOU 313
SV Mike Marshall MIN 32 Bruce Sutter CHC 37
SB Willie Wilson KC 83 Omar Moreno PIT 77



May- AugustEdit




External linksEdit


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  2. ^ Pellowski, Michael J (2007). The Little Giant Book of Baseball Facts. United States: Sterling Publishing Co. pp. 352. ISBN 9781402742736.
  3. ^ "Three-Pitch Inning". goldenrankings.com. Retrieved November 29, 2014.