1979 Pittsburgh Pirates Roster

The 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates 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 Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Day starters list, a 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates salary list, a 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates uniform number breakdown and a 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates primary starters list. These team rosters are presented only when and where the data is available.

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Complete Roster

6-05
235
Right
Right
1944-10-29
6-03
207
Right
Right
1951-04-06
6-07
232
Left
Left
1953-11-06
6-03
195
Right
Right
1947-02-03
6-03
210
Right
Both
1945-03-11
6-00
190
Left
Both
1942-09-28
6-04
178
Right
Right
1950-02-18
6-03
195
Right
Right
1953-05-16
6-02
197
Left
Left
1944-09-11
6-04
231
Right
Right
1957-06-08
5-11
185
Right
Right
1947-07-15
6-00
201
Left
Right
1942-09-23
6-04
180
Right
Right
1947-03-05
6-03
195
Right
Right
1955-05-19
5-10
185
Right
Right
1955-08-06
5-10
198
Right
Left
1951-07-11
6-00
193
Right
Right
1944-03-21
6-00
190
Right
Right
1956-12-13
6-00
179
Right
Right
1950-12-08
5-10
177
Right
Right
1949-04-30
5-11
185
Right
Right
1951-01-12
225
Left
Left
1940-03-06
5-11
175
Right
Right
1951-04-05
6-00
168
Right
Right
1949-12-24
5-11
169
Right
Both
1947-01-30
6-01
196
Right
Left
1950-11-29
6-01
175
Right
Right
1948-04-10
6-00
185
Left
Left
1949-12-28
6-02
180
Left
Left
1952-10-24
6-05
230
Right
Left
1951-06-09
6-03
205
Right
Right
1943-06-26
6-04
200
Left
Left
1955-01-06
5-11
165
Right
Right
1956-11-02
5-09
175
Right
Right
1956-05-06
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The 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates played 162 games during the regular season, won 98 games, lost 64 games, and finished in first position. They played their home games at Three Rivers Stadium (Park Factors: 105/104) where 1,435,454 fans witnessed their 1979 Pirates finish the season with a .605 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 Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Day starters list, a 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates salary list, a 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates uniform number breakdown and a 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates primary starters list:

1979 Pittsburgh Pirates
Opening Day Starters

No Opening Day Information Available

1979 Pittsburgh Pirates
Salaries

Dave Parker $775,000.00
Bert Blyleven $500,000.00
Willie Stargell $250,000.00
Bruce Kison $233,250.00
Kent Tekulve $215,000.00
Rick Rhoden $175,000.00
Rennie Stennett $172,500.00
Phil Garner $121,000.00
John Milner $90,000.00
Dale Berra $21,000.00
Doe Boyland $21,000.00
Gary Hargis $21,000.00
Alberto Lois $21,000.00
Steve Nicosia $21,000.00
Don Robinson $21,000.00
Enrique Romo $21,000.00
Ed Whitson $21,000.00

Did you know that a 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates 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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