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1978 San Diego PadresSeason Roster
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Mike Champion played for the 1978 San Diego Padres
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknamePadres
LocationSan Diego,California
Record84-78 (4th in National League West)League Rank6thMLB Rank14th
ManagerRoger CraigGeneral ManagerBob Fontaine
CoachesRoger Craig (Pitching Coach), Chuck Estrada (Pitching Coach), Billy Herman (Hitting Coach), Doug Rader (Assistant Coach), Phil Roof (Assistant Coach), Whitey Wietelmann (Assistant Coach), Don Williams (Assistant Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickAndy Hawkins (#5)
Attendance1,670,107
Minor League AffiliatesHawaii Islanders (AAA) 56-82 ... Amarillo Gold Sox (AA) 44-89 ... Reno Silver Sox (A+) 62-78 ... Walla Walla Padres (A-) 45-24 ...
Years Available1969-2018

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 San Diego Padres.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1978 baseball season.

1978 San Diego Padres 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)
6Bill Almon3B6-3 190 R-R 1952-11-21 25Providence,Rhode Island MLB1973-19881974-1988Warwick (Warwick,RI)Brown U.
1974- 1-   1-SDN
 
46Tucker Ashford3B-2B6-1 195 R-R 1954-12-04 23Memphis,Tennessee MLB1974-19851976-1984Covington (Covington,TN)Mississippi, SW Tennessee CC
1974- 1-   2-SDN
 
21Chuck Baker2B5-11 180 R-R 1952-12-06 25Seattle,Washington MLB1975-19811978-1981Orange (Orange,CA)Loyola Marymount U., Santa Ana Col
1975- 2-  43-SDN
 
14Jim BeswickOF6-1 180 B-R 1958-02-12 20Wilkinsburg,Pennsylvania MLB1977-19831978-1978East Allegheny (North Versailles,PA)
1976- 5- 101-SDN
 
27Tony CastilloC6-4 190 R-R 1957-06-14 21San Jose,California MLB1977-19851978-1978James Lick (San Jose,CA)
1975- 3-  50-SDN
 
10Mike Champion2B6-0 185 R-R 1955-02-10 23Montgomery,Alabama MLB1976-19801976-1978Foothill (Santa Ana,CA)
1973- 2-  28-SDN
 
16John D'AcquistoP6-2 205 R-R 1951-12-24 26San Diego,California MLB1970-19831973-1982St. Augustine (San Diego,CA)
1970- 1-  17-SFN
 
7Bob DavisC6-0 180 R-R 1952-03-01 26Pryor,Oklahoma MLB1970-19811973-1981Locust Grove (Locust Grove,OK)
1970- 6- 124-SDN
 
33Juan EichelbergerP6-3 205 R-R 1953-10-21 24St. Louis,Missouri MLB1974-19881978-1988Balboa (San Francisco,CA)California
1975- 1-  19-SDN
 
8Barry Evans3B6-1 180 R-R 1956-11-30 21Atlanta,Georgia MLB1977-19861978-1982   West Georgia
1977- 2-  34-SDN
 
34Rollie FingersP6-4 195 R-R 1946-08-25 31Steubenville,Ohio MLB1965-19851968-1985Upland (Upland,CA)
1964-   UDFA-KC1
 
14Dave FreislebenP5-11 200 R-R 1951-10-31 26Coraopolis,Pennsylvania MLB1974-19791974-1979Sam Rayburn (Pasadena,TX)
1971- 5- 100-SDN
 
17Oscar GambleOF5-11 165 L-R 1949-12-20 28Ramer,Alabama MLB1968-19851969-1985Carver (Montgomery,AL)
1968-16- 363-CHN
 
8,13Fernando Gonzalez2B5-10 170 R-R 1950-06-19 28Arecibo,Puerto Rico MLB1969-19841972-1979  
1968-   UDFA-SE1
 
25George HendrickOF6-3 195 R-R 1949-10-18 28Los Angeles,California MLB1968-19881971-1988Fremont (Los Angeles,CA)East Los Angeles Col
1968- 1-   1-OAK
 
35Randy JonesP6-0 178 R-L 1950-01-12 28Fullerton,California MLB1971-19821973-1982Brea-Olinda (Brea,CA)Chapman U.
1972- 5-  97-SDN
 
48Dennis KinneyP6-1 190 L-L 1952-02-26 26Toledo,Ohio MLB1970-19821978-1982Bedford (Temperance,MI)
1970-10- 225-CLE
 
42Mark LeeP6-4 225 R-R 1953-06-14 25Inglewood,California MLB1975-19821978-1981   Pepperdine U.
1976-13- 293-SDN
 
29Mickey LolichP6-0 210 B-L 1940-09-12 37Portland,Oregon MLB1959-19791963-1979Lincoln (Portland,OR)
1958-   UDFA-DET
 
59Steve MuraP6-2 190 R-R 1955-02-12 23New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1974-19851978-1985Redemptorist (Baton Rouge,LA)Tulane U.
1976- 2-  29-SDN
 
44Bob OwchinkoP6-2 195 L-L 1955-01-01 23Detroit,Michigan MLB1975-19861976-1986Cody (Detroit,MI)Eastern Michigan U.
1976- 1-   5-SDN
 
15Broderick Perkins1B5-10 180 L-L 1954-11-23 23Pittsburg,California MLB1976-19851978-1984Pittsburg (Pittsburg,CA)St. Mary's Col California
1976-15- 341-SDN
 
36Gaylord PerryP6-4 215 R-R 1938-09-15 39Williamston,North Carolina MLB1958-19831962-1983Williamston (Williamston,NC)
1958-   UDFA-SFN
 
41Eric RasmussenP6-3 205 R-R 1952-03-22 26Racine,Wisconsin MLB1971-19871975-1983Case (Racine,WI)Louisiana St, Indian Hills CC-Centerville
1973-32- 676-SLN
 
26Don ReynoldsOF5-8 178 R-R 1953-04-16 25Arkadelphia,Arkansas MLB1972-19811978-1979Corvallis (Corvallis,OR)Oregon
1975-18- 410-SDN
 
29Gene RichardsOF6-0 175 L-L 1953-09-29 24Monticello,South Carolina MLB1975-19841977-1984   South Carolina St
1975- 1-   1-SDN
 
3Dave RobertsC6-3 215 R-R 1951-02-17 27Lebanon,Oregon MLB1972-19821972-1982Lebanon (Lebanon,OR)Oregon
1972- 1-   1-SDN
 
32Bob ShirleyP5-11 185 R-L 1954-06-25 24Cushing,Oklahoma MLB1973-19881977-1987Putnam City (Oklahoma City,OK)Oklahoma
1976- 1-   8-SDN
 
1Ozzie SmithSS5-11 150 B-R 1954-12-26 23Mobile,Alabama MLB1975-19961978-1996Locke (Los Angeles,CA)Cal Poly
1977- 4-  86-SDN
 
48Dan SpillnerP6-1 190 R-R 1951-11-27 26Casper,Wyoming MLB1970-19851974-1985Federal Way (Federal Way,WA)
1970- 2-  25-SDN
 
2Rick SweetC6-1 200 B-R 1952-09-07 25Longview,Washington MLB1973-19831978-1983Mark Morris (Longview,WA)Gonzaga U.
1975- 3-  65-SDN
 
18Gene Tenace1B-C6-0 190 R-R 1946-10-10 31Russellton,Pennsylvania MLB1965-19831969-1983Valley (Lucasville,OH)
1965-20- 399-KC1
 
30Derrel ThomasOF-2B6-0 160 B-R 1951-01-14 27Los Angeles,California MLB1969-19851971-1985Dorsey (Los Angeles,CA)
1969- 1-   1-HOU
 
20Jerry TurnerOF5-9 180 L-L 1954-01-17 24Texarkana,Arkansas MLB1972-19831974-1983Venice (Los Angeles,CA)
1972-10- 217-SDN
 
24Dave WehrmeisterP6-4 195 R-R 1952-11-09 25Berwyn,Illinois MLB1973-19861976-1985Lyons Township (LaGrange,IL)Truman St
1973- 1-   3-SDN
 
27Mark WileyP6-1 200 R-R 1948-02-28 30National City,California MLB1975-19801975-1978Helix Charter (La Mesa,CA)Cal Poly Pomona
1970- 6- 131-OAK
 
25Jim WilhelmOF6-3 190 R-R 1952-09-20 25San Rafael,California MLB1977-19791978-1979Bellarmine Prep (San Jose,CA)Santa Clara U.
1974- 7- 145-SDN
 
31Dave WinfieldOF6-6 220 R-R 1951-10-03 26St. Paul,Minnesota MLB1971-19951973-1995St. Paul Central (St. Paul,MN)Minnesota
1973- 1-   4-SDN
 
38 Players