1978 Playoffs by Year

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A review of the 1978 MLB Playoffs. Coverage includes boxscores and play-by-play for games as well as series statistics.
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1978 Playoff-Related Award Winners

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Player NameTeam NameAward NamePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
Bucky DentNew York YankeesWorld Series MVPSS-3B5-11181RR1951-11-25Savannah,GA
1970-  1-   6-CHA
Steve GarveyLos Angeles DodgersNLCS Most Valuable Player1B-3B5-10189RR1948-12-22Tampa,FL
1968-  1-  13-LAN
2 record(s)

Playoff Teams for 1978

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Team NameLeagueDivisionWLWPctRankLgRankMLBRankManagerPlayoffs
New York YankeesALEast10063.613111Billy Martin, Bob Lemon, Dick HowserWon World Series (Dodgers)
Kansas City RoyalsALWest9270.568146Whitey HerzogLost ALCS (Yankees)
Philadelphia PhilliesNLEast9072.556138Danny OzarkLost NLCS (Dodgers)
Los Angeles DodgersNLWest9567.586113Tom LasordaLost World Series (Yankees)
4 record(s)

Playoff Series for 1978

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YearSeries LinkSeries NameWinning TeamLosing TeamResultList of Games
1978WSWorld SeriesNew York YankeesLos Angeles DodgersNYA wins series 4-2Game 1, Game 2, Game 3, Game 4, Game 5, Game 6
1978ALCSAmerican League Championship SeriesNew York YankeesKansas City RoyalsNYA wins series 3-1Game 1, Game 2, Game 3, Game 4
1978NLCSNational League Championship SeriesLos Angeles DodgersPhiladelphia PhilliesLAN wins series 3-1Game 1, Game 2, Game 3, Game 4
3 record(s)