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1978 Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 95-67 .586
Rank: 1st in National League West
Run Differential: 727-573 + 154
Manager(s): Tom Lasorda
General Manager: Al Campanis
Location: Los Angeles, California
Ballpark: Dodger Stadium
Attendance: 3,347,845 1/26
Playoffs: Lost World Series (Yankees)
Top Draft Pick: Clay Smith (#47) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Mark Cresse
First Base Coach: Monty Basgall
First Base Coach: Jim Lefebvre
Hitting Coach: Jim Lefebvre
Hitting Coach: Jim Gilliam
Pitching Coach: Red Adams
Third Base Coach: Preston Gomez

#1 Draft Picks

Rick Monday (#1), Mike Garman (#3), Rick Rhoden (#20), Bob Welch (#20), Rick Rhoden (#20), Rick Sutcliffe (#21)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9567.586--
9269.5712.5
8973.5496.0
8478.51911.0
7488.45721.0
6993.42626.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
12Dusty BakerOF2952262137
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11
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661234766324310.262.325.375700.113.220.2811.4047.5196579
3Glenn BurkeOF251924
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0002100400000.211.211.211422.000.053.267----419
41Bobby CastilloP237000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
10Ron Cey3B3055584150
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023
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84259696792713.270.380.452832.182.350.2871.0024.1251667
33Vic DavalilloOF41771524
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11213700011.312.333.390723.078.130.3292.3377.03081
13Joe FergusonC311982047
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11
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07
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2812344115119.237.350.399749.162.328.2651.2128.379235
51Terry ForsterP26814
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1
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002000000100.500.500.6251125.125.125.500----59
6Steve Garvey1B2963989202
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9
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1131054070191817.316.353.499852.183.254.3261.7530.4319689
9Jerry GroteC3570519
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0090010501120.271.354.343697.071.214.2840.50--2483
57Pedro Guerrero1B22835
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01000000000.625.625.8751500.250.250.625----78
40Brad GuldenC224000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
3Enzo HernandezSS293000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
46Burt HootonP2867410
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00200715001802.149.230.164394.015.119.1922.14--1192
49Charlie HoughP301214
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1
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002000200000.333.333.417750.083.083.400----512
25Tommy JohnP356628
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00600313001201.121.159.152311.030.076.1514.33--1081
34Lee LacyOF-2B302452964
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4
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4074273014124.261.335.518853.257.380.2501.1118.8127276
3Rudy LawOF211223
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0001311200000.250.308.250558.000.250.3002.00--313
15Dave Lopes2B3358793163
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58454717003619.278.355.421776.143.334.2910.9934.5247665
23Ted MartinezSS-3B30551314
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53241411100.255.317.327644.073.164.3253.5055.01861
16Rick MondayOF323425487
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572449100111324.254.348.468816.213.351.3022.0418.0160397
11Manny Mota4033210
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006003401100.303.361.333694.030.121.3451.33--1137
4Billy NorthOF303045471
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0010278654822514.234.371.266637.033.309.2760.74--81377
5Johnny OatesC3275523
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006015301000.307.350.320670.013.067.3190.60--2480
31Doug RauP296339
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00500213001301.143.169.159328.016.048.1806.50--1078
38Lance RautzhanP254000000000100200.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
36Rick RhodenP255257
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0040031400611.135.179.154333.019.077.1794.67--862
18Bill RussellSS2962572179
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4610630342812317.286.320.365685.078.133.2981.13208.3228672
17Joe SimpsonOF26512
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0001000200000.400.400.400800.000.000.667----25
8Reggie SmithOF3344782132
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931257090180135.295.382.559941.264.436.3021.2915.4250531
20Don SuttonP337216
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000300422001400.083.132.083215.000.056.1205.50--690
35Bob WelchP212935
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001000700600.172.172.207379.034.034.227----635
52Myron WhiteOF20412
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0001010100100.500.500.5001000.000-.250.667----25
7Steve YeagerC292281944
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23003641011023.193.301.276577.083.241.2161.1457.063266
Batting Totals2045543772714352512714968613752610818207611147101.264.336.402738.138.266.2851.3436.521876205
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
41Bobby Castillo23043.97180007134281915233300101.797.410.538.747.940.91
20Don Sutton3315113.553434122002382281099429541546051.188.621.102.045.822.85
43Rick Sutcliffe22000.0020000012000100011.509.000.004.500.000.00
48Dave Stewart21000.0010001021000010000.504.500.000.004.50--
36Rick Rhoden251083.653023634016416077671351797031.288.730.712.784.311.55
38Lance Rautzhan25212.954300018461612220119251011.319.000.152.803.691.32
31Doug Rau291593.263030720019921982721768950121.449.900.773.084.301.40
21Dennis Lewallyn24000.0010000022000000001.009.000.000.000.00--
25Tommy John3517103.3033307031213230957811531246151.339.720.462.245.242.34
49Charlie Hough30553.295500031793693834648666051.266.680.584.656.391.38
46Burt Hooton2819102.71323210300236196747117611043001.097.470.652.333.971.70
29Gerry Hannahs25009.0010000023220052001.5013.500.000.0022.50--
29Mike Garman28014.5010000601615883350201.138.441.691.692.811.67
51Terry Forster26541.9447000402265561914223462101.227.750.283.186.372.00
35Bob Welch21742.0323134363111922825626662211.067.460.492.115.352.54
Pitching Totals95673.1236016246131163814401362573500107440800358231.258.510.672.755.001.82
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Steve YeagerC913735553.9880.00
Joe FergusonC622842352.9840.00
Jerry GroteC321231220.9850.00
Johnny OatesC24771041.9560.00
Brad GuldenC381011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Steve Garvey1B1611546749121.9940.00
Pedro Guerrero1B4251001.0000.00
Vic Davalillo1B141011.0000.00
Rick Monday1B180011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dave Lopes2B1473374242088.9740.00
Lee Lacy2B24464565.9380.00
Ted Martinez2B101210031.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ron Cey3B1581163361626.9660.00
Ted Martinez3B16610001.0000.00
Lee Lacy3B921711.9500.00
Jerry Grote3B72910.9170.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bill RussellSS1552455333191.9620.00
Ted MartinezSS17213154.9120.00
Enzo HernandezSS20000.0000.00
Lee LacySS10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dusty BakerOF1452501341.9850.00
Reggie SmithOF1262208124.9500.00
Rick MondayOF103209310.9950.00
Billy NorthOF103232261.9750.00
Lee LacyOF4466221.9710.00
Vic DavalilloOF25170001.0000.00
Glenn BurkeOF15100001.0000.00
Joe SimpsonOF1080001.0000.00
Rudy LawOF630001.0000.00
Myron WhiteOF420001.0000.00
Joe FergusonOF310001.0000.00
Dave LopesOF230001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Charlie HoughP5593511021.0001.55
Terry ForsterP476521020.8571.66
Lance RautzhanP436191511.9603.54
Don SuttonP342381323021.0001.36
Tommy JohnP3321384531.9462.24
Burt HootonP32236123314.9781.72
Doug RauP3019932412.9641.22
Rick RhodenP30164523001.0001.53
Bob WelchP2311161210.9471.46
Bobby CastilloP18341610.8751.85
Mike GarmanP101611001.0001.12
Rick SutcliffeP2101011.0007.50
Gerry HannahsP120000.0000.00
Dennis LewallynP120000.0000.00
Dave StewartP120000.0000.00


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