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New York Yankees

1979 New York Yankees Roster

American League (AL)
Team Record: 89-71
Finished 4th in the AL's East Division

Manager: Bob Lemon (34-31)

Manager: Billy Martin (55-40)

1979 New York Yankees Statistics
1979 New York Yankees Game-by-Game Results

The New York Yankees of the American League ended the season with a record of 89 wins and 71 losses, finishing fourth in the AL's East Division. Bob Lemon and Billy Martin served as manager.


PlayerPos.BatsThrowsBirth DateHeightWeightCollege
Rick AndersonPRRDecember 25, 19536'2"210
Jim BeattiePRRJuly 4, 19546'5"210
Juan BeniquezCFRRMay 13, 19505'11"150
Paul BlairRFRRFebruary 1, 19446'0"168
Bobby BrownCFBRMay 25, 19546'2"190
Ray BurrisPRRAugust 22, 19506'5"200
Chris Chambliss1BLRDecember 26, 19486'1"195
Ken ClayPRRApril 6, 19546'3"185
Ron DavisPRRAugust 6, 19556'4"205
Bucky DentSSRRNovember 25, 19515'9"170
Brian Doyle2BLRJanuary 26, 19545'10"160
Ed FigueroaPRROctober 14, 19486'1"190
Oscar GambleLFLRDecember 20, 19495'11"160
Damaso GarciaSSRRFebruary 7, 19576'1"165
Rich GossagePRRJuly 5, 19516'3"180
Mike GriffinPRRJune 26, 19576'4"195
Ron GuidryPLLAugust 28, 19505'11"161
Brad GuldenCLRJune 10, 19565'10"175
Don HoodPLLOctober 16, 19496'2"180
Catfish HunterPRRApril 8, 19466'0"190
Reggie JacksonRFLLMay 18, 19466'0"195
Tommy JohnPRLMay 22, 19436'3"180
Cliff JohnsonCRRJuly 22, 19476'4"215
Jay JohnstoneLFLRNovember 20, 19456'1"175
Darryl JonesRFRRJune 5, 19515'10"175
Jim KaatPLLNovember 7, 19386'4"205
Bob KammeyerPRRDecember 2, 19506'4"210
Paul MirabellaPLLMarch 20, 19546'1"190
Thurman MunsonCRRJune 7, 19475'11"190
Bobby MurcerCFLRMay 20, 19465'11"160
Jerry NarronCLRJanuary 15, 19566'3"205
Graig Nettles3BLRAugust 20, 19446'0"180
Lou PiniellaLFRRAugust 28, 19436'0"182
Lenny RandleCFBRFebruary 12, 19495'10"169
Willie Randolph2BRRJuly 6, 19545'11"165
Dave RighettiPLLNovember 28, 19586'4"195
Mickey RiversCFLLOctober 30, 19485'10"165
Bruce RobinsonCLRApril 16, 19546'2"195
George Scott1BRRMarch 23, 19446'2"200
Roger SlaglePRRNovember 4, 19536'3"190
Jim Spencer1BLLJuly 30, 19476'2"195
Roy Staiger3BRRJanuary 6, 19506'0"195
Fred StanleySSRRAugust 13, 19475'10"165
Luis TiantPRRNovember 23, 19406'0"180
Dick TidrowPRRMay 14, 19476'4"210
Dennis Werth1BRRDecember 29, 19526'1"200
Roy WhiteLFBRDecember 27, 19435'10"160