1979 Montreal Expos season

1979 Montreal Expos season

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL East W L GB Pct.
Pittsburgh Pirates 98 64 -- .605
Montreal Expos 95 65 2 .594
St. Louis Cardinals 86 76 12 .531
Philadelphia Phillies 84 78 14 .519
Chicago Cubs 80 82 18 .494
New York Mets 63 99 35 .389

Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

  • June 13, 1979: The Expos traded a player to be named later and cash to the San Francisco Giants for John Tamargo. The Expos completed the deal by sending Joe Pettini to the Giants on March 15, 1980.[9]
  • July 20, 1979: The Expos traded a player to be named later and cash to the Detroit Tigers for Rusty Staub. The Expos completed the deal by sending Randy Schafer (minors) to the Tigers on December 3.[10]

Youppi!

Youppi!, a creation of Acme Mascots, Inc. (a division of Harrison/Erickson, Inc.), was commissioned by Expos vice-president Roger D. Landry. Originally leased by the team in 1979, the mascot was eventually purchased by the Expos and represented the team.

Roster

1979 Montreal Expos
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Carter, GaryGary Carter 141 505 143 .283 22 75
2B Scott, RodneyRodney Scott 151 562 134 .238 3 42

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Cash, DaveDave Cash 76 187 60 .321 2 19
White, JerryJerry White 88 138 41 .297 3 18
Hutton, TommyTommy Hutton 86 83 21 .253 1 13
Dyer, DuffyDuffy Dyer 28 74 18 .243 1 8
Mason, JimJim Mason 40 71 13 .183 0 6
Macha, KenKen Macha 20 36 10 .278 0 4
Tamargo, JohnJohn Tamargo 12 21 8 .381 0 5

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Rogers, SteveSteve Rogers 37 248.2 13 12 3.00 143
Lee, BillBill Lee 33 222 16 10 3.04 59
Grimsley, RossRoss Grimsley 32 151.1 10 9 5.35 42

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Palmer, DavidDavid Palmer 36 122.2 10 2 2.63 72

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bahnsen, StanStan Bahnsen 51 3 1 5 3.15 71
Fryman, WoodieWoodie Fryman 44 3 6 10 2.79 44
Atkinson, BillBill Atkinson 10 2 0 1 1.98 7

Awards and honors

All-Stars

1979 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Denver Bears American Association Jack McKeon
AA Memphis Chicks Southern League Billy Gardner
A West Palm Beach Expos Florida State League Larry Bearnarth
Short-Season A Jamestown Expos New York–Penn League Pat Daugherty
Rookie Calgary Expos Pioneer League Bob Bailey

Notes

References

  • 1979 Montreal Expos team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1979 Montreal Expos team page at www.baseball-almanac.com