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1978 Detroit TigersSeason Roster
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Dave Rozema played for the 1978 Detroit Tigers
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameTigers
LocationDetroit,Michigan
Record86-76 (5th in American League East)League Rank8thMLB Rank13th
BallparkTiger Stadium
ManagerRalph HoukGeneral ManagerJim Campbell
CoachesGates Brown (Hitting Coach), Fred Gladding (Pitching Coach), Fred Hatfield (Third Base Coach), Jim Hegan (Bullpen Coach), Dick Tracewski (First Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickKirk Gibson (#12)
Attendance1,714,893 (Rank: 9th)
Minor League AffiliatesEvansville Triplets (AAA) 78-58 ... Montgomery Rebels (AA) 67-77 ... Lakeland Tigers (A+) 78-60 ... Bristol Tigers (Rk) 35-34 ...
Years Available1901-2019

Team History -- 1978 Statistics -- 1978 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1978 Detroit Tigers.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1978 baseball season.

1978 Detroit Tigers Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
36Fernando ArroyoP6-2 180 R-R 1952-03-21 26Sacramento,California MLB1970-19861975-1986Luther Burbank (Sacramento,CA)
1970-10- 243-DET
 
31Steve BakerP6-0 185 R-R 1956-08-30 21Eugene,Oregon MLB1974-19861978-1983Monte Vista (Spring Valley,CA)Grossmont Col
1974-18- 420-NYN
 
41Jack BillinghamP6-4 215 R-R 1943-02-21 35Orlando,Florida MLB1961-19801968-1980  
1961-   UDFA-LAN
 
42Sheldon BurnsideP6-5 200 R-L 1954-12-22 23South Bend,Indiana MLB1975-19801978-1980  
1974-   UDFA-DET
 
25Tim CorcoranOF5-11 175 L-L 1953-03-19 25Glendale,California MLB1974-19881977-1986Northview (Covina,CA)Cal St Los Angeles
1974-   UDFA-DET
 
28Jim CrawfordP6-3 200 L-L 1950-09-29 27Chicago,Illinois MLB1969-19781973-1978Tucson (Tucson,AZ)Arizona St
1972-14- 321-HOU
 
7Steve Dillard2B6-1 180 R-R 1951-02-08 27Memphis,Tennessee MLB1972-19821975-1982Saltillo (Saltillo,MS)Mississippi
1972- 2-  40-BOS
 
20Mark FidrychP6-3 175 R-R 1954-08-14 23Worcester,Massachusetts MLB1974-19831976-1980Worcester Academy (Worcester,MA)
1974-10- 232-DET
 
29Steve FoucaultP6-0 205 L-R 1949-10-03 28Duluth,Minnesota MLB1973-19791973-1978Coral Park (Miami,FL)South Georgia St
1969-43- 912-WS2
 
48Ed GlynnP6-2 180 R-L 1953-06-03 25Flushing,New York MLB1972-19901975-1985Francis Lewis (Queens,NY)
1971-   UDFA-DET
 
18John HillerP6-0 195 R-L 1943-04-08 35Toronto,Ontario MLB1963-19801965-1980  
1962-   UDFA-DET
 
33Steve KempOF6-0 195 L-L 1954-08-07 23San Angelo,Texas MLB1974-19881977-1988Arcadia (Arcadia,CA)USC
1976- 1-   1-DET
 
8Ron LeFloreOF6-0 200 R-R 1948-06-16 30Detroit,Michigan MLB1973-19821974-1982  
1973-   UDFA-DET
 
2Phil Mankowski3B6-0 180 L-R 1953-01-09 25Buffalo,New York MLB1971-19821976-1982Bishop Turner (Buffalo,NY)
1970- 9- 218-DET
 
12Milt MayC6-0 190 L-R 1950-08-01 27Gary,Indiana MLB1968-19841970-1984St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg,FL)
1968-11- 237-PIT
 
47Jack MorrisP6-3 200 R-R 1955-05-16 23St. Paul,Minnesota MLB1976-19961977-1994Highland Park (St. Paul,MN)Brigham Young U.
1976- 5-  98-DET
 
13Lance ParrishC6-3 220 R-R 1956-06-15 22Clairton,Pennsylvania MLB1974-19951977-1995Walnut (Walnut,CA)
1974- 1-  16-DET
 
4Aurelio Rodriguez3B5-10 180 R-R 1947-12-28 30Cananea,Mexico MLB1965-19831967-1983  
1966-   UDFA-CAL
 
19Dave RozemaP6-4 200 R-R 1956-08-05 21Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1975-19871977-1986Grand Rapids Central (Grand Rapids,MI)Grand Rapids CC
1975- 4-  71-DET
 
21Jim SlatonP6-0 185 R-R 1950-06-19 28Long Beach,California MLB1969-19861971-1986Antelope Valley (Lancaster,CA)Fresno St
1969-15- 357-SE1
 
34Charlie SpikesOF6-3 220 R-R 1951-01-23 27Bogalusa,Louisiana MLB1969-19801972-1980Central Memorial (Bogalusa,LA)
1969- 1-  11-NYA
 
24Mickey StanleyOF6-1 195 R-R 1942-07-20 35Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1961-19781964-1978Ottawa Hills (Grand Rapids,MI)Grand Rapids CC
1961-   UDFA-DET
 
10Rusty StaubDH6-2 200 L-R 1944-04-01 34New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1962-19851963-1985Jesuit (New Orleans,LA)
1961-   UDFA-HOU
 
22Dave StegmanOF5-11 190 R-R 1954-01-30 24Inglewood,California MLB1976-19861978-1984Lompoc (Lompoc,CA)Arizona
1976- 2-  34-ATL
 
27Bob SykesP6-2 200 B-L 1954-12-11 23Neptune,New Jersey MLB1974-19821977-1981   Miami-Dade Col
1974-19- 440-DET
 
32Bruce TaylorP6-0 178 R-R 1953-04-16 25Holden,Massachusetts MLB1977-19791977-1979Wachusett Regional (Holden,MA)
1972-   UDFA-CIN
 
30Jason Thompson1B6-3 210 L-L 1954-07-06 23Hollywood,California MLB1975-19861976-1986Apple Valley (Apple Valley,CA)Cal St Northridge
1975- 4-  75-DET
 
38Dave TobikP6-1 195 R-R 1953-03-02 25Euclid,Ohio MLB1973-19851978-1985Brush (Lyndhurst,OH)Ohio U.
1975- 1-   2-DET
 
3Alan TrammellSS6-0 175 R-R 1958-02-21 20Garden Grove,California MLB1976-19961977-1996Kearny (San Diego,CA)
1976- 2-  26-DET
 
5Mark WagnerSS6-1 175 R-R 1954-03-04 24Conneaut,Ohio MLB1972-19971976-1984Harbor (Ashtabula,OH)
1972-19- 452-DET
 
1Lou Whitaker2B5-11 160 L-R 1957-05-12 21Brooklyn,New York MLB1975-19951977-1995Martinsville (Martinsville,VA)
1975- 5-  99-DET
 
39Milt WilcoxP6-2 185 R-R 1950-04-20 28Honolulu,Hawaii MLB1968-19861970-1986Crooked Oak (Oklahoma City,OK)
1968- 2-  33-CIN
 
14John WockenfussOF6-0 190 R-R 1949-02-27 29Welch,West Virginia MLB1967-19861974-1985John Dickinson (Wilmington,DE)
1967-42- 761-WS2
 
37Kip YoungP5-11 175 R-R 1954-10-29 23Georgetown,Ohio MLB1977-19821978-1979Whiteoak (Mowrystown,OH)Bowling Green St
1976-23- 529-DET
 
34 Players