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1979 World Series (4-3): Pittsburgh Pirates (98-64) over Baltimore Orioles (102-57)

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WS: PIT-BAL / ALCS: BAL-CAL / NLCS: PIT-CIN
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Series Games

Game 1 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  October 10, 1979 at Memor. Stad (Baltimore Orioles)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Pittsburgh Pirates           0  0  0    1  0  2    0  1  0     4 11  3
    Baltimore Orioles            5  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  x     5  6  3

    PITCHERS: PIT - Kison, Rooker (1), Romo (5), Robinson (6), Jackson (8)
              BAL - Flanagan

               WP - Mike Flanagan
	       LP - Bruce Kison
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: PIT - Stargell
              BAL - DeCinces

  ATTENDANCE: 53,735

Game 2 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  October 11, 1979 at Memor. Stad (Baltimore Orioles)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Pittsburgh Pirates           0  2  0    0  0  0    0  0  1     3 11  2
    Baltimore Orioles            0  1  0    0  0  1    0  0  0     2  6  1

    PITCHERS: PIT - Blyleven, Robinson (7), Tekulve (9)
              BAL - Palmer, Martinez (8), Stanhouse (9)

               WP - Don Robinson
	       LP - Don Stanhouse
             SAVE - Kent Tekulve

   HOME RUNS: PIT - none
              BAL - Murray

  ATTENDANCE: 53,739

Game 3 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  October 12, 1979 at 3 Rivers Std (Pittsburgh Pirates)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Baltimore Orioles            0  0  2    5  0  0    1  0  0     8 13  0
    Pittsburgh Pirates           1  2  0    0  0  1    0  0  0     4  9  2

    PITCHERS: BAL - McGregor
              PIT - Candelaria, Romo (4), Jackson (7), Tekulve (8)

               WP - Scott McGregor
	       LP - John Candelaria
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: BAL - Ayala
              PIT - none

  ATTENDANCE: 50,848

Game 4 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  October 13, 1979 at 3 Rivers Std (Pittsburgh Pirates)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Baltimore Orioles            0  0  3    0  0  0    0  6  0     9 12  0
    Pittsburgh Pirates           0  4  0    0  1  1    0  0  0     6 17  1

    PITCHERS: BAL - Martinez, Stewart (2), Stone (5), Stoddard (7)
              PIT - Bibby, Jackson (7), Robinson (8), Tekulve (8)

               WP - Tim Stoddard
	       LP - Kent Tekulve
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: BAL - none
              PIT - Stargell

  ATTENDANCE: 50,883

Game 5 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  October 14, 1979 at 3 Rivers Std (Pittsburgh Pirates)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Baltimore Orioles            0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0     1  6  2
    Pittsburgh Pirates           0  0  0    0  0  2    2  3  x     7 13  1

    PITCHERS: BAL - Flanagan, Stoddard (7), Martinez (7), Stanhouse (8)
              PIT - Rooker, Blyleven (6)

               WP - Bert Blyleven
	       LP - Mike Flanagan
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: BAL - none
              PIT - none

  ATTENDANCE: 50,920

Game 6 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  October 16, 1979 at Memor. Stad (Baltimore Orioles)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Pittsburgh Pirates           0  0  0    0  0  0    2  2  0     4 10  0
    Baltimore Orioles            0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0     0  7  1

    PITCHERS: PIT - Candelaria, Tekulve (7)
              BAL - Palmer, Stoddard (9)

               WP - John Candelaria
	       LP - Jim Palmer
             SAVE - Kent Tekulve

   HOME RUNS: PIT - none
              BAL - none

  ATTENDANCE: 53,739

Game 7 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  October 17, 1979 at Memor. Stad (Baltimore Orioles)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Pittsburgh Pirates           0  0  0    0  0  2    0  0  2     4 10  0
    Baltimore Orioles            0  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0     1  4  2

    PITCHERS: PIT - Bibby, Robinson (5), Jackson (5), Tekulve (8)
              BAL - McGregor, Stoddard (9), Flanagan (9), Stanhouse (9), Martinez (9), Martinez (9)

               WP - Grant Jackson
	       LP - Scott McGregor
             SAVE - Kent Tekulve

   HOME RUNS: PIT - Stargell
              BAL - Dauer

  ATTENDANCE: 53,733

Series MVP - Willie Stargell

Series Batting Stats

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Pittsburgh Pirates

                                          SERIES STATS                   |      REGULAR SEASON       
 Player              G  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO  BA    OBP   SLG  SB |  AB  H  HR  BA     OPS  SB
+-------------------+-+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+---+----+---+--+-----+-----+---+
#Matt Alexander      1   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |  13   7  0  .538 1.230  13
 Jim Bibby           2   4  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  .000  .000  .000  0 |  45   8  2  .178  .529   0
 Bert Blyleven       2   3  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  0 |  70   9  0  .129  .272   0
*John Candelaria     2   3  0  1  0  0  0   0  0  2  .333  .333  .333  0 |  68   9  0  .132  .336   0
*Mike Easler         2   1  0  0  0  0  0   0  1  0  .000  .500  .000  0 |  54  15  2  .278  .815   0
 Tim Foli            7  30  6 10  1  1  0   3  2  0  .333  .375  .433  0 |+532 153  1  .288  .670   6
 Phil Garner         7  24  4 12  4  0  0   5  3  1  .500  .571  .667  0 | 549 161 11  .293  .800  17
#Grant Jackson       4   1  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  0 |   9   0  0  .000  .000   0
 Bruce Kison         1   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |  55   8  1  .145  .397   0
 Lee Lacy            4   4  0  1  0  0  0   0  0  1  .250  .250  .250  0 | 182  45  5  .247  .739   6
 Bill Madlock        7  24  2  9  1  0  0   3  5  1  .375  .483  .417  0 |+560 167 14  .298  .793  32
*John Milner         3   9  2  3  1  0  0   1  2  0  .333  .455  .444  0 | 326  90 16  .276  .848   3
*Omar Moreno         7  33  4 11  2  0  0   3  1  7  .333  .353  .394  0 | 695 196  8  .282  .714  77
 Steve Nicosia       4  16  1  1  0  0  0   0  0  2  .063  .063  .063  0 | 191  55  4  .288  .799   0
*Ed Ott              3  12  2  4  1  0  0   3  0  2  .333  .308  .417  0 | 403 110  7  .273  .699   0
*Dave Parker         7  29  2 10  3  0  0   4  2  7  .345  .394  .448  0 | 622 193 25  .310  .906  20
 Bill Robinson       7  19  2  5  1  0  0   2  0  4  .263  .286  .316  0 | 421 111 24  .264  .806  13
 Don Robinson        4   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |  49  10  0  .204  .454   0
 Enrique Romo        2   1  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  0 |  12   2  0  .167  .334   0
 Jim Rooker          2   2  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  .000  .000  .000  0 |  33   4  0  .121  .268   0
 Manny Sanguillen    3   3  0  1  0  0  0   1  0  0  .333  .333  .333  0 |  74  17  0  .230  .598   0
*Willie Stargell     7  30  7 12  4  0  3   7  0  6  .400  .375  .833  0 | 424 119 32  .281  .904   0
 Rennie Stennett     1   1  0  1  0  0  0   0  0  0 1.000 1.000 1.000  0 | 319  76  0  .238  .581   1
 Kent Tekulve        5   2  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  0 |  15   2  0  .133  .321   0
+-------------------+-+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+---+----+---+--+-----+-----+---+
 Total               7 251 32 81 18  1  3  32 16 35  .323  .364  .438  0 |        148  .272  .745 180

    * - bats left-handed, # - switch hits, ? - unknown, else - bats right-handed

A + before season totals indicates the player was with multiple teams this year.

Baltimore Orioles

                                          SERIES STATS                   |      REGULAR SEASON       
 Player              G  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO  BA    OBP   SLG  SB |  AB  H  HR  BA     OPS  SB
+-------------------+-+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+---+----+---+--+-----+-----+---+
 Benny Ayala         4   6  1  2  0  0  1   2  1  0  .333  .429  .833  0 |  86  22  6  .256  .821   0
 Mark Belanger       5   6  1  0  0  0  0   0  1  1  .000  .143  .000  0 | 198  33  0  .167  .490   5
*Al Bumbry           7  21  3  3  0  0  0   1  2  1  .143  .250  .143  0 | 569 162  7  .285  .712  37
*Terry Crowley       5   4  0  1  1  0  0   2  1  0  .250  .400  .500  0 |  63  20  1  .317  .925   0
 Rich Dauer          6  17  2  5  1  0  1   1  0  1  .294  .294  .529  0 | 479 123  9  .257  .660   0
 Doug DeCinces       7  25  2  5  0  0  1   3  5  5  .200  .333  .320  1 | 422  97 16  .230  .730   5
 Rick Dempsey        7  21  3  6  2  0  0   0  1  3  .286  .318  .381  0 | 368  88  6  .239  .658   0
*Mike Flanagan       3   5  0  0  0  0  0   0  1  2  .000  .167  .000  0 |   0   0  0               0
 Kiko Garcia         6  20  4  8  2  1  0   6  1  3  .400  .429  .600  0 | 417 103  5  .247  .665  11
*Pat Kelly           5   4  0  1  0  0  0   0  1  1  .250  .400  .250  0 | 153  44  9  .288  .903   4
*John Lowenstein     6  13  2  3  1  0  0   3  1  3  .231  .286  .308  0 | 197  50 11  .254  .833  16
 Dennis Martinez     2   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |   0   0  0               0
*Tippy Martinez      3   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |   0   0  0               0
 Lee May             2   1  0  0  0  0  0   0  1  1  .000  .500  .000  0 | 456 116 19  .254  .709   3
#Scott McGregor      2   4  1  0  0  0  0   0  2  1  .000  .333  .000  0 |   0   0  0               0
#Eddie Murray        7  26  3  4  1  0  1   2  4  4  .154  .267  .308  1 | 606 179 25  .295  .844  10
 Jim Palmer          2   4  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  3  .000  .000  .000  0 |   0   0  0               0
 Gary Roenicke       6  16  1  2  1  0  0   0  0  6  .125  .125  .188  0 | 376  98 25  .261  .886   1
#Ken Singleton       7  28  1 10  1  0  0   2  2  5  .357  .400  .393  0 | 570 168 35  .295  .938   3
 Dave Skaggs         1   3  1  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  .333  .333  .333  0 | 137  34  1  .248  .641   0
#Billy Smith         4   7  1  2  0  0  0   0  2  0  .286  .444  .286  0 | 189  47  6  .249  .743   1
 Don Stanhouse       3   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |   0   0  0               0
 Sammy Stewart       1   1  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  .000  .000  .000  0 |   0   0  0               0
 Tim Stoddard        4   1  0  1  0  0  0   1  0  0 1.000 1.000 1.000  0 |   0   0  0               0
 Steve Stone         1   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |   0   0  0               0
+-------------------+-+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+---+----+---+--+-----+-----+---+
 Total               7 233 26 54 10  1  4  23 26 41  .232  .312  .335  2 |        181  .261  .755  99

    * - bats left-handed, # - switch hits, ? - unknown, else - bats right-handed

A + before season totals indicates the player was with multiple teams this year.

Series Pitching Stats

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Pittsburgh Pirates

                        SERIES STATS                     |     REGULAR SEASON           
 Player              G  ERA   W-L SV CG  IP   H ER BB SO |  W-L   IP  ERA   WHIP  SO SV 
+-------------------+-+------+---+--+--+----+--+--+--+---+------+---+-----+-----+---+--+
 Jim Bibby           2   2.61 0-0  0  0 10.3 10  3  2 10 | 12-4  138  2.81  1.14 103   
 Bert Blyleven       2   1.80 1-0  0  0 10.0  8  2  3  4 | 12-5  237  3.60  1.39 172   
 Kent Tekulve        5   2.89 0-1  3  0  9.3  4  3  3 10 | 10-8  134  2.75  1.18  75 31
*John Candelaria     2   5.00 1-1  0  0  9.0 14  5  2  4 | 14-9  207  3.22  1.17 101   
*Jim Rooker          2   1.04 0-0  0  0  8.7  5  1  3  4 |  4-7  104  4.60  1.40  44   
 Don Robinson        4   5.40 1-0  0  0  5.0  4  3  6  3 |  8-8  161  3.87  1.39  96   
 Enrique Romo        2   3.86 0-0  0  0  4.7  5  2  3  4 | 10-5  129  2.99  1.28 106  5
*Grant Jackson       4   0.00 1-0  0  0  4.7  1  0  2  2 |  8-5   82  2.96  1.24  39 14
 Bruce Kison         1 108.00 0-1  0  0  0.3  3  4  2  0 | 13-7  172  3.19  1.17 105   
+-------------------+-+------+---+--+--+----+--+--+--+---+------+---+-----+-----+---+--+
 Total                   3.34 4-3  3  0 62.0 54 23 26 41 |            3.41 1.290   

    * - throws left-handed, ? - unknown, else - throws right-handed

A + before season totals indicates the player was with multiple teams this year.

Baltimore Orioles

                        SERIES STATS                     |     REGULAR SEASON           
 Player              G  ERA   W-L SV CG  IP   H ER BB SO |  W-L   IP  ERA   WHIP  SO SV 
+-------------------+-+------+---+--+--+----+--+--+--+---+------+---+-----+-----+---+--+
*Scott McGregor      2   3.18 1-1  0  1 17.0 16  6  2  8 | 13-6  175  3.35  1.08  81   
 Jim Palmer          2   3.60 0-1  0  0 15.0 18  6  5  8 | 10-6  156  3.30  1.20  67   
*Mike Flanagan       3   3.00 1-1  0  1 15.0 18  5  2 13 | 23-9  266  3.08  1.19 190   
 Tim Stoddard        4   5.40 1-0  0  0  5.0  6  3  1  3 |  3-1   58  1.71  1.09  47  3
 Sammy Stewart       1   0.00 0-0  0  0  2.7  4  0  1  0 |  8-5  118  3.52  1.42  71  1
 Steve Stone         1   9.00 0-0  0  0  2.0  4  2  2  2 | 11-7  186  3.77  1.32  96   
 Dennis Martinez     2  18.00 0-0  0  0  2.0  6  4  0  0 | 15-16 292  3.66  1.22 132   
 Don Stanhouse       3  13.50 0-1  0  0  2.0  6  3  3  0 |  7-3   73  2.85  1.38  34 21
*Tippy Martinez      3   6.75 0-0  0  0  1.3  3  1  0  1 | 10-3   78  2.88  1.15  61  3
+-------------------+-+------+---+--+--+----+--+--+--+---+------+---+-----+-----+---+--+
 Total                   4.35 3-4  0  2 62.0 81 30 16 35 |            3.26 1.220   

    * - throws left-handed, ? - unknown, else - throws right-handed

A + before season totals indicates the player was with multiple teams this year.

WS: PIT-BAL / ALCS: BAL-CAL / NLCS: PIT-CIN

 1978 WS /  1980 WS

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