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Top1978 Playoffs
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Standings at end of 1978 season.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees16310063.613--73558215345-3755-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I000
222Boston Red Sox1639964.6071.079665713940-4159-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park000
334Milwaukee Brewers1629369.5746.580465015439-4254-27W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium000
457Baltimore Orioles1619071.5599.06596332639-4151-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium000
5813Detroit Tigers1628676.53113.57146536139-4247-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium000
61120Cleveland Indians1596990.43429.0639694-5527-5442-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium000
71325Toronto Blue Jays16159102.36640.0590775-18522-5837-44L8T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium000
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
146Kansas City Royals1629270.568--74363410936-4556-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium000
3711California Angels1628775.5375.06916662537-4450-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium000
2612Texas Rangers1628775.5375.06926326035-4552-30W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium000
4918Minnesota Twins1627389.45119.0666678-1235-4638-43L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium000
51019Chicago White Sox1617190.44120.5634731-9733-4838-42L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park000
61223Oakland Athletics1626993.42623.0532690-15831-5138-42L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum000
71426Seattle Mariners16056104.35035.0614834-22024-5532-49L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome000
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
138Philadelphia Phillies1629072.556--70858612236-4454-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium000
2510Pittsburgh Pirates1618873.5471.56846374733-4755-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium000
3715Chicago Cubs1627983.48811.0664724-6035-4544-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field000
4816Montreal Expos1627686.46914.06336112235-4741-39W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium000
51121St. Louis Cardinals1626993.42621.0600657-5732-4937-44L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John ClaiborneBusch Stadium II000
61224New York Mets1626696.40724.0607690-8333-4933-47W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium000
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1979 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Los Angeles Dodgers1629567.586--72757315441-4054-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium000
225Cincinnati Reds1619269.5712.57106882243-3849-31W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium000
349San Francisco Giants1628973.5496.06135941939-4250-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park000
4614San Diego Padres1628478.51911.0591598-734-4750-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium000
5917Houston Astros1627488.45721.0605634-2924-5750-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome000
61022Atlanta Braves1626993.42626.0600750-15030-5139-42L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium000


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Jim ColbornP32.250Signed as Free Agent by Mariners. 
Willie HortonOF36.101Signed as Free Agent by Mariners.