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1978 American League (MLB)

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  • An organized section of a full season review with standings, team totals, awards, leaderboards, player registers and more.
  • Playoff teams are in bold.
  • East Division Standings
    RankTeam NameTeamGPWLPctGBLManager(s)BallparkPayrollAttendanceBest OPSBest WHIP
    1New York Yankees*16310063.613--Bob Lemon, Billy Martin, Dick Howser$0Reggie Jackson (834)Jim Beattie (1.36)
    2Boston Red Sox1639964.6071.0Don Zimmer$0Jim Rice (970)Mike Torrez (1.48)
    3Milwaukee Brewers1629369.5746.5George Bamberger$0Larry Hisle (906)Andy Replogle (1.50)
    4Baltimore Orioles1619071.5599.0Earl Weaver$0Doug DeCinces (872)Mike Flanagan (1.27)
    5Detroit Tigers1628676.53113.5Ralph Houk$0Jason Thompson (836)Jack Morris (1.47)
    6Cleveland Indians1596990.43429.0Jeff Torborg$0Andre Thornton (893)Don Hood (1.58)
    7Toronto Blue Jays16159102.36640.0Roy Hartsfield$0John Mayberry (745)Dave Lemanczyk (1.73)
    West Division Standings
    RankTeam NameTeamGPWLPctGBLManager(s)BallparkPayrollAttendanceBest OPSBest WHIP
    1Kansas City Royals1629270.568--Whitey Herzog$0Amos Otis (905)Doug Bird (1.44)
    2Texas Rangers1628775.5375.0Billy Hunter, Pat Corrales$0Bobby Bonds (853)Jim Umbarger (1.56)
    3California Angels1628775.5375.0Jim Fregosi, Dave Garcia$0Don Baylor (804)Dyar Miller (1.50)
    4Minnesota Twins1627389.45119.0Gene Mauch$0Rod Carew (853)Darrell Jackson (1.49)
    5Chicago White Sox1617190.44120.5Larry Doby, Bob Lemon$0Eric Soderholm (749)Wilbur Wood (1.55)
    6Oakland Athletics1626993.42623.0Bobby Winkles, Jack McKeon$0Mitchell Page (814)Steve Renko (1.45)
    7Seattle Mariners16056104.35035.0Darrell Johnson$0Leon Roberts (879)Mike Parrott (1.71)
    Playoffs Summary
    TeamPlayoff Notes
    New York YankeesWon World Series (Dodgers)
    Kansas City RoyalsLost ALCS (Yankees)
    1978 American League Batting Totals
    TeamWLGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTB
    Baltimore Orioles90711615422659139724819154612756155286422344142136.258.324.3967202145
    Boston Red Sox99641635587796149327046172738745158283524436558135.267.333.4247572371
    California Angels87751625472691141722628108646866953968267387256135.259.322.3706922023
    Chicago White Sox71901615393634142322141106595836840962533206357122.264.313.3796922044
    Cleveland Indians69901595365639140022345106596646348869826319240124.261.320.3796992031
    Detroit Tigers86761625601714152021834129666903856369531325747145.271.335.3927272193
    Kansas City Royals9270162547474314693055998695216844986443044557295.268.325.3997242186
    Milwaukee Brewers9369162553680415302653817376295535208053238895094.276.336.4327682390
    Minnesota Twins73891625522666147225947826219956604684334310955139.267.336.3757112071
    New York Yankees100631635583735148922838125693984250569542453752126.267.325.3887132168
    Oakland Athletics69931625321532130420031100492144117433800253310827106.245.300.3516511866
    Seattle Mariners561041605358614132722937975711234752270222256853112.248.312.3596711921
    Texas Rangers877516253476921353216361326501969162477932458355115.253.328.3817092037
    Toronto Blue Jays59102161543059013582173998551285244864523237737124.250.305.3596641947
    1978 American League Pitching Totals
    TeamWLERAGCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9
    Baltimore Orioles90713.56161651433142913976595661545528641.368.800.973.485.44
    Boston Red Sox99643.54163571426147314937965791725828351.419.121.053.565.10
    California Angels87753.67162441033145614176915931085396821.348.760.673.334.22
    Chicago White Sox71904.2316138733140914236346631064096251.309.090.682.613.99
    Cleveland Indians69903.9915936528140714006396241064886981.348.950.683.124.46
    Detroit Tigers86763.67162601221145615207145941295636951.439.400.803.484.30
    Kansas City Royals92703.4416253113314391469743550984986441.379.190.613.114.03
    Milwaukee Brewers93693.65162621624143615308045831735208051.439.591.083.265.05
    Minnesota Twins73893.711624852614601472666601826046841.429.080.513.724.22
    New York Yankees100633.18163391236146114897355161255056951.379.170.773.114.28
    Oakland Athletics69933.6216226629143313045325771004338001.218.190.632.725.02
    Seattle Mariners561044.721602842014191327614744975227021.308.410.623.314.45
    Texas Rangers87753.42162541125145613536925541326247791.368.360.823.864.81
    Toronto Blue Jays591024.541613532314291358590721984486451.268.550.622.824.06


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