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1978 Pittsburgh PiratesSeason Roster
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Mike Edwards played for the 1978 Pittsburgh Pirates
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknamePirates
LocationPittsburgh,Pennsylvania
Record88-73 (2nd in National League East)League Rank5thMLB Rank10th
BallparkThree Rivers Stadium
ManagerChuck TannerGeneral ManagerJoseph O'Toole,Hardy Peterson
CoachesLarry Sherry (Pitching Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickBrad Garnett (#19)
Attendance964,106 (Rank: 21st)
Minor League AffiliatesColumbus Clippers (AAA) 61-78 ... Shreveport Captains (AA) 55-81 ... Salem Pirates (A+) 72-63 ... Charleston Pirates (A) 47-93 ... Gulf Coast Pirates (Rk) 21-32 ...
Years Available1887-2019

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 Pittsburgh Pirates.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1978 baseball season.

1978 Pittsburgh Pirates 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)
12Matt AlexanderOF-3B5-11 169 B-R 1947-01-30 31Shreveport,Louisiana MLB1968-19811973-1981Bethune (Shreveport,LA)Grambling St
1968- 2-  35-CHN
 
4Dale Berra3B6-0 190 R-R 1956-12-13 21Ridgewood,New Jersey MLB1975-19881977-1987Montclair (Montclair,NJ)
1975- 1-  20-PIT
 
26Jim BibbyP6-5 235 R-R 1944-10-29 33Franklinton,North Carolina MLB1965-19841972-1984Franklinton (Franklinton,NC)Fayetteville St
1965-   UDFA-NYN
 
22Bert BlylevenP6-3 207 R-R 1951-04-06 27Zeist,Netherlands MLB1969-19921970-1992Santiago (Garden Grove,CA)
1969- 3-  55-MIN
 
15Dorian Boyland1B6-4 200 L-L 1955-01-06 23Chicago,Illinois MLB1976-19821978-1981South Shore (Chicago,IL)Wisconsin, Wisconsin-Oshkosh
1976- 2-  45-PIT
 
46Steve BryeOF6-0 190 R-R 1949-02-04 29Alameda,California MLB1967-19791970-1978St. Elizabeth (Oakland,CA)Merritt Col
1967- 1-  17-MIN
 
45John CandelariaP6-6 225 R-L 1953-11-06 24Brooklyn,New York MLB1967-19931975-1993LaSalle Academy (New York,NY)
1972- 2-  47-PIT
 
48Clay CarrollP6-1 200 R-R 1941-05-02 37Clanton,Alabama MLB1961-19791964-1978  
1961-   UDFA-MLB
 
5Duffy DyerC6-0 195 R-R 1945-08-15 32Dayton,Ohio MLB1966-19801968-1980Cortez (Phoenix,AZ)Arizona St
1966- 1-   9-NYN
 
29Jim Fregosi3B6-1 190 R-R 1942-04-04 36San Francisco,California MLB1961-19781961-1978Junipero Serra (San Mateo,CA)Menlo Col
1960-   UDFA-BOS
 
3Phil Garner3B-2B5-10 177 R-R 1949-04-30 29Jefferson City,Tennessee MLB1971-19881973-1988Bearden (Knoxville,TN)Tennessee
1971- 1-   2-OAK
 
44Cito GastonOF6-4 210 R-R 1944-03-17 34San Antonio,Texas MLB1964-19781967-1978Holy Cross (Corpus Christi,TX)
1964-   UDFA-MLB
 
13Fernando Gonzalez2B-3B5-10 170 R-R 1950-06-19 28Arecibo,Puerto Rico MLB1969-19841972-1979  
1968-   UDFA-SE1
 
30Dave HamiltonP6-0 190 L-L 1947-12-13 30Seattle,Washington MLB1966-19811972-1980Edmonds (Edmonds,WA)
1966- 5-  82-KC1
 
23Grant JacksonP6-0 190 B-L 1942-09-28 35Fostoria,Ohio MLB1962-19821965-1982Fostoria (Fostoria,OH)Bowling Green St
1961-   UDFA-PHI
 
36Odell JonesP6-3 175 R-R 1953-01-13 25Tulare,California MLB1972-19921975-1988Compton (Compton,CA)El Camino-Compton Center
1971-   UDFA-PIT
 
25Bruce KisonP6-4 178 R-R 1950-02-18 28Pasco,Washington MLB1968-19851971-1985Pasco (Pasco,WA)State Col Florida Manatee-Sarasota, Central Washington U.
1968-14- 309-PIT
 
37Alberto LoisOF5-9 175 R-R 1956-05-06 22Hato Mayor del Rey,Dom Rep MLB1977-19791978-1979  
1974-   UDFA-PIT
 
29Ken Macha3B6-2 217 R-R 1950-09-29 27Monroeville,Pennsylvania MLB1972-19861974-1981Gateway (Monroeville,PA)Pittsburgh
1972- 6- 143-PIT
 
49Dave MayOF5-10 186 L-R 1943-12-23 34New Castle,Delaware MLB1962-19781967-1978New Castle (New Castle,DE)
1961-   UDFA-SFN
 
16,24Will McEnaneyP6-0 180 L-L 1952-02-14 26Springfield,Ohio MLB1974-19851974-1979Springfield North (Springfield,OH)
1970- 8- 188-CIN
 
11Mario Mendoza2B-3B5-11 187 R-R 1950-12-26 27Chihuahua,Mexico MLB1970-19831974-1982  
1970-   UDFA-PIT
 
34John MilnerOF6-0 185 L-L 1949-12-28 28Atlanta,Georgia MLB1968-19821971-1982South Fulton (East Point,GA)
1968-14- 301-NYN
 
18Omar MorenoOF6-2 180 L-L 1952-10-24 25Puerto Armuelles,Panama MLB1969-19861975-1986  
1969-   UDFA-PIT
 
16Steve NicosiaC5-10 185 R-R 1956-08-06 21Paterson,New Jersey MLB1973-19851978-1985North Miami Beach (North Miami Beach,FL)
1973- 1-  24-PIT
 
14Ed OttC5-10 198 L-R 1951-07-11 26Muncy,Pennsylvania MLB1970-19841974-1981Muncy (Muncy,PA)
1970-23- 548-PIT
 
39Dave ParkerOF6-5 225 L-R 1951-06-09 27Calhoun,Mississippi MLB1970-19911973-1991Courter Tech (Cincinnati,OH)
1970-14- 332-PIT
 
41Jerry ReussP6-5 217 L-L 1949-06-19 29St. Louis,Missouri MLB1967-19901969-1990Ritenour (St. Louis,MO)
1967- 2-  30-SLN
 
28Bill RobinsonOF6-3 205 R-R 1943-06-26 35McKeesport,Pennsylvania MLB1961-19831966-1983Elizabeth Forward (Elizabeth,PA)
1961-   UDFA-MLB
 
43Don RobinsonP6-4 231 R-R 1957-06-08 21Ashland,Kentucky MLB1975-19921978-1992Ceredo-Kenova (Kenova,WV)
1977-17- 430-HOU
 
19Jim RookerP6-0 201 R-L 1942-09-23 35Lakeview,Oregon MLB1962-19801968-1980Cherry Creek (Englewood,CO)
1960-   UDFA-DET
 
35Manny Sanguillen1B6-0 193 R-R 1944-03-21 34Colon,Panama MLB1965-19801967-1980  
1964-   UDFA-PIT
 
8Willie Stargell1B6-2 225 L-L 1940-03-06 38Earlsboro,Oklahoma MLB1960-19821962-1982Encinal (Alameda,CA)
1958-   UDFA-PIT
 
6Rennie Stennett2B5-11 175 R-R 1951-04-05 27Colon,Panama MLB1969-19831971-1981  
1969-   UDFA-PIT
 
10Frank TaverasSS6-0 168 R-R 1949-12-24 28Las Matas De Santa Cruz,Dom Rep MLB1968-19821972-1982  
1968-   UDFA-PIT
 
27Kent TekulveP6-4 180 R-R 1947-03-05 31Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1971-19891974-1989Hamilton Catholic (Hamilton,OH)Marietta Col
1969-   UDFA-PIT
 
31Eddie WhitsonP6-3 195 R-R 1955-05-19 23Johnson City,Tennessee MLB1974-19911977-1991Unicoi County (Erwin,TN)
1974- 6- 131-PIT
 
37 Players