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1978 Oakland AthleticsSeason Roster
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Bob Lacey played for the 1978 Oakland Athletics
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameAthletics
LocationOakland,California
Record69-93 (6th in American League West)League Rank12thMLB Rank23rd
BallparkOakland-Alameda County Coliseum
ManagerBobby Winkles,Jack McKeonGeneral ManagerCharlie Finley
CoachesBobby Hofman (Assistant Coach), Jack McKeon (Assistant Coach), Red Schoendienst (Assistant Coach), Lee Stange (Pitching Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickMike Morgan (#4)
Attendance526,999 (Rank: 26th)
Minor League AffiliatesVancouver Canadians (AAA) 74-65 ... Jersey City A's (AA) 54-83 ... Modesto A's (A+) 61-79 ... Bend Timber Hawks (A-) 35-37 ...
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 Oakland Athletics.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1978 baseball season.

1978 Oakland Athletics 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)
9,21Mike Adams2B5-9 180 R-R 1948-07-24 29Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1967-19781972-1978Loara (Anaheim,CA)Fullerton Col
1967- 1-   2-DET
 
37Gary AlexanderDH6-2 200 R-R 1953-03-27 25Los Angeles,California MLB1972-19811975-1981Locke (Los Angeles,CA)Los Angeles Harbor Col
1972- 2-  36-SFN
 
13,32Dell AlstonOF6-0 180 L-R 1952-09-22 25Valhalla,New York MLB1973-19801977-1980Yonkers (Yonkers,NY)Concordia Col
1972-   UDFA-NYA
 
11Tony ArmasOF6-1 224 R-R 1953-07-12 24Anzoategui,Venezuela MLB1971-19891976-1989  
1971-   UDFA-PIT
 
40Pete BrobergP6-3 205 R-R 1950-03-02 28West Palm Beach,Florida MLB1969-19781971-1978Palm Beach (West Palm Beach,FL)Dartmouth Col
1971- 1-   1-WS2
 
17Mark BudaskaOF6-0 180 B-L 1952-12-27 25Sharon,Pennsylvania MLB1973-19811978-1981Granada Hills (Granada Hills,CA)Los Angeles Pierce Col
1973-   UDFA-OAK
 
4,14Glenn BurkeOF6-0 195 R-R 1952-11-16 25Oakland,California MLB1976-19801976-1979Berkeley (Berkeley,CA)Merritt Col
1972-17- 401-LAN
 
20,23Rico CartyDH6-3 200 R-R 1939-09-01 38San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1960-19791963-1979  
1959-   UDFA-MLB
 
15Joe ColemanP6-3 195 R-R 1947-02-03 31Boston,Massachusetts MLB1965-19821965-1979Natick (Natick,MA)
1965- 1-   3-WS2
 
37Tim ConroyP5-11 185 L-L 1960-04-03 18McKeesport,Pennsylvania MLB1978-19891978-1987Gateway (Monroeville,PA)
1978- 1-  20-OAK
 
19Miguel DiloneOF6-0 160 B-R 1954-11-01 23Santiago,Dom Rep MLB1972-19851974-1985  
1972-   UDFA-PIT
 
16Taylor Duncan3B6-0 170 R-R 1953-05-12 25Memphis,Tennessee MLB1977-19801977-1978Grant Union (Sacramento,CA)
1971- 1-  10-ATL
 
7Mike Edwards2B5-10 154 R-R 1952-08-27 25Fort Lewis,Washington MLB1974-19801977-1980Jefferson (Los Angeles,CA)UCLA, Los Angeles City Col
1974- 7- 155-PIT
 
18Jim EssianC6-2 195 R-R 1951-01-02 27Detroit,Michigan MLB1970-19851973-1984Troy (Troy,IL)
1969-   UDFA-PHI
 
26,44Tito Fuentes2B5-11 175 B-R 1944-01-04 34Havana,Cuba MLB1962-19781965-1978  
1962-   UDFA-SFN
 
10Wayne Gross3B6-2 210 L-R 1952-01-14 26Riverside,California MLB1973-19861976-1986Riverside Poly (Riverside,CA)Cal Poly Pomona
1973- 9- 215-OAK
 
3Mario GuerreroSS5-10 155 R-R 1949-09-28 28Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1968-19801973-1980  
1968-   UDFA-NYA
 
60Dave HeaverloP6-1 210 R-R 1950-08-25 27Ellensburg,Washington MLB1973-19831975-1981Moses Lake (Moses Lake,WA)Central Washington U.
1973- 1-  23-SFN
 
11Willie HortonDH5-11 209 R-R 1942-10-18 35Arno,Virginia MLB1962-19821963-1980Northwestern (Detroit,MI)
1961-   UDFA-DET
 
25Tim HosleyC5-10 195 R-R 1947-05-10 31Spartanburg,South Carolina MLB1967-19821970-1981Geoirge Washington Carver (Spartanburg,SC)
1966-   UDFA-DET
 
38John Henry JohnsonP6-2 190 L-L 1956-08-21 21Houston,Texas MLB1974-19871978-1987Sonoma Valley (Sonoma,CA)
1974-15- 355-SFN
 
27Matt KeoughP6-3 190 R-R 1955-07-03 22Pomona,California MLB1976-19861977-1986Corona del Mar (Newport Beach,CA)
1973- 7- 167-OAK
 
34Bob LaceyP6-5 200 R-L 1953-08-25 24Mesa,Arizona MLB1972-19991977-1984Palo Verde (Tucson,AZ)Central Arizona Col
1972-10- 140-OAK
 
22Rick LangfordP6-0 180 R-R 1952-03-20 26Farmville,Virginia MLB1971-19881976-1986Varina (Richmond,VA)State Col Florida Manatee-Sarasota, Florida St
1973-   UDFA-PIT
 
54Steve McCattyP6-3 205 R-R 1954-03-20 24Detroit,Michigan MLB1973-19871977-1985Troy (Troy,MI)Macomb CC
1973-   UDFA-OAK
 
26Scott MeyerC6-1 195 R-R 1957-08-19 20Evergreen Park,Illinois MLB1978-20011978-1978Brother Rice (Chicago,IL)Western Michigan U.
1978- 5- 108-OAK
 
23,49Craig MinettoP6-0 185 L-L 1954-04-25 24Stockton,California MLB1973-19841978-1981Stagg (Stockton,CA)San Joaquin Delta Col
1973- 3-  60-LAN
 
15Mike MorganP6-2 220 R-R 1959-10-08 18Tulare,California MLB1978-20021978-2002Valley (Las Vegas,NV)
1978- 1-   4-OAK
 
36Dwayne MurphyOF6-1 185 L-R 1955-03-19 23Merced,California MLB1973-19891978-1989Antelope Valley (Lancaster,CA)
1973-15- 359-OAK
 
20Larry MurrayOF5-11 179 B-R 1953-04-01 25Chicago,Illinois MLB1974-19801974-1979Wendell Phillips Academy (Chicago,IL)
1971- 5- 117-NYA
 
5Jeff NewmanC-1B6-2 218 R-R 1948-09-11 29Fort Worth,Texas MLB1970-19841976-1984Paschal (Fort Worth,TX)Texas Christian U.
1970-26- 608-CLE
 
16,17Mike NorrisP6-2 175 R-R 1955-03-19 23San Francisco,California MLB1975-19911975-1990Balboa (San Francisco,CA)
1973- 1-  24-OAK
 
4Billy NorthOF5-11 185 B-R 1948-05-15 30Seattle,Washington MLB1969-19811971-1981Garfield (Seattle,WA)Central Washington U.
1969-12- 280-CHN
 
6Mitchell PageOF6-2 205 L-R 1951-10-15 26Los Angeles,California MLB1973-19851977-1984Centennial (Compton,CA)Cal Poly Pomona, El Camino-Compton Center
1973- 3-  72-PIT
 
17Marty Perez3B5-11 160 R-R 1947-02-28 31Visalia,California MLB1964-19781969-1978Redwood (Visalia,CA)
1964-   UDFA-ANA
 
8Rob PiccioloSS6-2 185 R-R 1953-02-04 25Santa Monica,California MLB1975-19851977-1985Westchester (Los Angeles,CA)Pepperdine U.
1975- 1-   4-OAK
 
28Steve RenkoP6-5 230 R-R 1944-12-10 33Kansas City,Kansas MLB1965-19901969-1983Wyandotte (Kansas City,KS)Kansas
1965-24- 461-NYN
 
24Dave Revering1B6-4 210 L-R 1953-02-12 25Roseville,California MLB1971-19821978-1982Bella Vista (Fair Oaks,CA)
1971- 7- 172-CIN
 
25,48Bruce RobinsonC6-1 185 L-R 1954-04-16 24La Jolla,California MLB1973-19841978-1980La Jolla (La Jolla,CA)Stanford U.
1975- 1-  21-OAK
 
33Elias SosaP6-2 190 R-R 1950-06-10 28La Vega,Dom Rep MLB1968-19871972-1983  
1968-   UDFA-SFN
 
31Steve Staggs2B5-9 150 R-R 1951-05-06 27Anchorage,Alaska MLB1977-19791977-1978Torrance (Torrance,CA)Cerritos Col
1971- 2-  33-KCA
 
14Jerry TabbDH-1B6-2 195 L-R 1952-03-17 26Altus,Oklahoma MLB1971-19781976-1978Altus (Altus,OK)Tulsa
1973- 1-  16-CHN
 
12Gary ThomassonOF6-1 180 L-L 1951-07-29 26San Diego,California MLB1969-19801972-1980Oceanside (Oceanside,CA)
1969- 7- 162-SFN
 
9Joe WallisOF5-10 195 B-R 1952-01-09 26East St. Louis,Illinois MLB1972-19791975-1979McCluer North (Florissant,MO)So.Illinois U.
1973- 6- 136-CHN
 
38Alan WirthP6-4 190 R-R 1956-12-08 21Mesa,Arizona MLB1974-19821978-1980St. Mary's (Phoenix,AZ)
1974- 3-  67-SFN
 
25,44Darrell Woodard2B5-11 160 R-R 1956-12-10 21Wilmar,Arkansas MLB1977-19821978-1978Bell (Bell,CA)
1974-12- 286-OAK
 
46 Players