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1978 Toronto Blue JaysSeason Roster
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Dennis DeBarr played for the 1978 Toronto Blue Jays
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameBlue Jays
LocationToronto,Ontario
Record59-102 (7th in American League East)League Rank13thMLB Rank25th
ManagerRoy HartsfieldGeneral ManagerPat Gillick
CoachesBobby Doerr (Hitting Coach), Don Leppert (First Base Coach), Bob Miller (Pitching Coach), Jackie Moore (Third Base Coach), Harry Warner (Bullpen Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickLloyd Moseby (#2)
Attendance1,562,585
Minor League AffiliatesSyracuse Chiefs (AAA) 50-90 ... Dunedin Blue Jays (A+) 59-83 ... Utica Blue Jays (A-) 37-34 ... Medicine Hat Blue Jays (Rk) 28-40 ...
Years Available1977-2018

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 Toronto Blue Jays.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1978 baseball season.

1978 Toronto Blue Jays 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)
14Butch AlbertsDH6-2 205 R-R 1950-05-04 28Williamsport,Pennsylvania MLB1971-19801978-1978Gettysburg Area (Gettysburg,PA)Cincinnati
1972-28- 642-PIT
 
8Alan AshbyC6-2 190 B-R 1951-07-08 26Long Beach,California MLB1969-19891973-1989San Pedro (San Pedro,CA)Los Angeles Harbor Col
1969- 3-  63-CLE
 
25Doug Ault1B6-3 200 R-L 1950-03-09 28Beaumont,Texas MLB1973-19821976-1980French (Beaumont,TX)Texas Tech U., Panola Col
1970- 2-  36-SDN
 
1Bob BailorOF5-11 170 R-R 1951-07-10 26Connellsville,Pennsylvania MLB1970-19851975-1985Connellsville Area (Connellsville,PA)
1969-   UDFA-BAL
 
22Rick BosettiOF5-11 185 R-R 1953-08-05 24Redding,California MLB1973-19821976-1982Anderson Union (Anderson,CA)Shasta Col
1973- 7- 114-PHI
 
44Tom BuskeyP6-3 220 R-R 1947-02-20 31Harrisburg,Pennsylvania MLB1967-19801973-1980   North Carolina
1969-   UDFA-PHI
 
21Rico CartyDH6-3 200 R-R 1939-09-01 38San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1960-19791963-1979  
1959-   UDFA-MLB
 
9Rick CeroneC5-11 185 R-R 1954-05-19 24Newark,New Jersey MLB1974-19921975-1992Essex Catholic (East Orange,NJ)Seton Hall U.
1975- 1-   7-CLE
 
18Jim ClancyP6-4 220 R-R 1955-12-18 22Chicago,Illinois MLB1974-19911977-1991St. Rita of Cascia (Chicago,IL)
1974- 4-  74-TEX
 
16,40Joe ColemanP6-3 195 R-R 1947-02-03 31Boston,Massachusetts MLB1965-19821965-1979Natick (Natick,MA)
1965- 1-   3-WS2
 
47Victor CruzP5-9 200 R-R 1957-12-24 20Rancho Viejo,Dom Rep MLB1976-19851978-1983  
1976-   UDFA-SLN
 
5Sam EwingDH6-3 200 L-L 1949-04-09 29Lewisburg,Tennessee MLB1973-19801973-1978Overton (Nashville,TN)Tennessee
1971- 1-   4-CHA
 
36Jerry GarvinP6-3 195 L-L 1955-10-21 22Oakland,California MLB1974-19821977-1982Merced (Merced,CA)Merced Col
1974- 1-  11-MIN
 
11Luis GomezSS5-9 150 R-R 1951-08-19 26Guadalajara,Mexico MLB1973-19811974-1981Belmont (Los Angeles,CA)UCLA
1973- 7- 155-MIN
 
48Willie HortonDH5-11 209 R-R 1942-10-18 35Arno,Virginia MLB1962-19821963-1980Northwestern (Detroit,MI)
1961-   UDFA-DET
 
13Roy Howell3B6-1 190 L-R 1953-12-18 24Lompoc,California MLB1972-19851974-1984Lompoc (Lompoc,CA)
1972- 1-   4-TEX
 
14Tom HuttonOF5-11 180 L-L 1946-04-20 32Los Angeles,California MLB1965-19811966-1981South Pasadena (South Pasadena,CA)Pasadena City Col
1964-   UDFA-LAN
 
29Garth Iorg2B5-11 175 R-R 1954-10-12 23Arcata,California MLB1973-19871978-1987Arcata (Arcata,CA)
1973- 8- 181-NYA
 
34Jesse JeffersonP6-3 195 R-R 1949-03-03 29Midlothian,Virginia MLB1968-19831973-1981Carver (Midlothian,VA)
1968- 4-  70-BAL
 
16,17Tim JohnsonSS6-3 185 L-R 1949-07-22 28Grand Forks,North Dakota MLB1973-19791973-1979Montebello (Montebello,CA)
1967-   UDFA-LAN
 
32Don KirkwoodP6-3 188 R-R 1949-09-24 28Pontiac,Michigan MLB1974-19781974-1978Berkley (Berkley,MI)Oakland U.
1972-   UDFA-CAL
 
23Dave LemanczykP6-4 235 R-R 1950-08-17 27Syracuse,New York MLB1972-19801973-1980Westhill (Syracuse,NY)Hartwick Col
1972-16- 380-DET
 
10John Mayberry1B6-3 220 L-L 1949-02-18 29Detroit,Michigan MLB1967-19821968-1982Northwestern (Detroit,MI)
1967- 1-   6-HOU
 
39Dave McKay2B6-1 195 B-R 1950-03-14 28Vancouver,BC MLB1971-19831975-1982   Creighton U.
1971-   UDFA-MIN
 
3Brian MilnerC6-2 200 R-R 1959-11-17 18Fort Worth,Texas MLB1978-19821978-1978Southwest (Fort Worth,TX)
1978- 7- 158-TOR
 
38Balor MooreP6-2 195 L-L 1951-01-25 27Smithville,Texas MLB1969-19811970-1980Deer Park (Deer Park,TX)
1969- 1-  22-MON
 
45Tom MurphyP6-3 185 R-R 1945-12-30 32Cleveland,Ohio MLB1967-19791968-1979Euclid (Euclid,OH)Ohio U.
1967- 1-   6-CAL
 
16Tim NordbrookSS6-1 180 R-R 1949-07-07 28Baltimore,Maryland MLB1974-19821974-1979   Loyola U. Maryland
1970- 9- 222-BAL
 
24Tom UnderwoodP5-11 170 R-L 1953-12-22 24Kokomo,Indiana MLB1973-19851974-1984Kokomo (Kokomo,IN)
1972- 2-  27-PHI
 
26Willie UpshawOF6-0 195 L-L 1957-04-27 21Blanco,Texas MLB1975-19881978-1988Blanco (Blanco,TX)
1975- 5- 115-NYA
 
19Otto VelezOF6-0 195 R-R 1950-11-29 27Ponce,Puerto Rico MLB1970-19831973-1983  
1969-   UDFA-NYA
 
46Dave WallaceP5-10 185 R-R 1947-09-07 30Waterbury,Connecticut MLB1973-19861973-1978Sacred Heart (Waterbury,CT)New Haven
1969-   UDFA-PHI
 
12Ernie WhittC6-2 200 L-R 1952-06-13 26Detroit,Michigan MLB1972-19911976-1991Brablec (Roseville,MI)Macomb CC
1972-15- 352-BOS
 
21Mark 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
 
33Mike WillisP6-2 210 L-L 1950-12-26 27Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1972-19821977-1981Hillsboro (Nashville,TN)Vanderbilt U.
1972-20- 479-BAL
 
20Alvis WoodsOF6-3 195 L-L 1953-08-08 24Oakland,California MLB1973-19861977-1986St. Elizabeth (Oakland,CA)Laney Col
1972- 2-  35-MIN
 
35Gary WoodsOF6-2 190 R-R 1954-07-20 23Santa Barbara,California MLB1973-19861976-1985San Marcos (San Marcos,CA)Santa Barbara City Col
1973-27- 602-MIN
 
37 Players