1979 Chicago Cubs Roster

The 1979 Chicago Cubs team roster seen on this page includes every player who appeared in a game during the 1979 season. It is a comprehensive team roster and player names are sorted by the fielding position where the most number of games were played during the regular season. Every player's name links to their career statistics.

Below the main roster you will find in the Fast Facts section: a 1979 Chicago Cubs Opening Day starters list, a 1979 Chicago Cubs salary list, a 1979 Chicago Cubs uniform number breakdown and a 1979 Chicago Cubs primary starters list. These team rosters are presented only when and where the data is available.

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1979 Chicago Cubs

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Complete Roster

6-05
200
Right
Right
1950-08-22
5-08
175
Left
Left
1952-01-07
6-01
210
Right
Right
1956-07-13
6-03
210
Left
Left
1955-01-18
6-03
180
Left
Left
1954-11-14
6-02
175
Left
Right
1945-11-03
6-05
205
Right
Right
1952-01-21
6-03
210
Right
Right
1952-09-23
6-02
195
Right
Left
1950-03-27
6-00
185
Right
Left
1954-02-13
6-03
235
Right
Right
1949-05-16
6-02
210
Left
Left
1956-10-06
6-02
190
Right
Right
1953-01-08
6-04
213
Right
Right
1947-05-14
5-11
180
Right
Both
1952-08-19
6-03
210
Right
Right
1952-02-16
5-11
175
Right
Right
1951-06-29
6-00
185
Left
Left
1949-12-14
6-01
200
Right
Right
1953-12-30
5-11
175
Right
Right
1953-01-09
6-01
180
Right
Right
1951-02-08
5-09
176
Right
Right
1947-07-25
5-10
160
Right
Left
1954-09-06
6-00
185
Right
Both
1951-10-26
6-00
165
Right
Both
1955-10-16
5-10
165
Right
Right
1945-04-15
6-02
205
Left
Left
1946-07-27
6-00
160
Right
Both
1954-11-01
6-02
180
Right
Both
1946-06-15
6-06
210
Right
Right
1948-12-21
6-01
195
Right
Right
1949-05-11
6-00
170
Right
Right
1952-05-09
5-11
180
Right
Left
1946-05-20
6-03
195
Left
Left
1955-12-07
6-00
185
Right
Right
1951-11-10
5-09
170
Right
Right
1946-10-06
6-02
190
Left
Left
1955-03-29
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The 1979 Chicago Cubs played 162 games during the regular season, won 80 games, lost 82 games, and finished in fifth position. They played their home games at Wrigley Field (Park Factors: 110/110) where 1,648,587 fans witnessed their 1979 Cubs finish the season with a .494 winning percentage.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a unique set of rosters not easily found on the Internet. Included, where data is available, is a 1979 Chicago Cubs Opening Day starters list, a 1979 Chicago Cubs salary list, a 1979 Chicago Cubs uniform number breakdown and a 1979 Chicago Cubs primary starters list:

1979 Chicago Cubs
Salaries

Bobby Murcer $320,000.00
Dave Kingman $275,000.00
Rick Reuschel $250,000.00
Bruce Sutter $225,000.00
Willie Hernandez $31,000.00
Bill Caudill $21,000.00
Steve Davis $21,000.00
Dave Geisel $21,000.00
Dennis Lamp $21,000.00
Steve Macko $21,000.00
Karl Pagel $21,000.00
George Riley $21,000.00
Kurt Seibert $21,000.00
Scot Thompson $21,000.00

Did you know that a 1979 Chicago Cubs Schedule is available and it includes dates of every game played, scores of every game played, a cumulative record, and many hard to find splits (Monthly Splits, Team vs Team Splits & Score Related Splits)?

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