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1978 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 86-76 .531
Rank: 5th in American League East
Run Differential: 714-653 + 61
Roster Continuity 73.80% 11/26
Manager(s): Ralph Houk
General Manager: Jim Campbell
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 1,714,893 9/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Kirk Gibson (#12) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Jim Hegan
First Base Coach: Dick Tracewski
Hitting Coach: Gates Brown
Pitching Coach: Fred Gladding
Third Base Coach: Fred Hatfield

#1 Draft Picks

Charlie Spikes (#11), Lance Parrish (#16)
American League East Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1978 Detroit Tigers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    36Fernando ArroyoP6-2180R-R261975DET: 1970-10-243MLB--
    31Steve BakerP6-0185R-R211978NYN: 1974-18-420MLB--
    41Jack BillinghamP6-4215R-R351968Not draftedMLB--
    42Sheldon BurnsideP6-5200R-L231978Not draftedMLB--
    25Tim Corcoran1B-OF5-11175L-L251977Not draftedMLB--
    28Jim CrawfordP6-3200L-L271973HOU: 1972-14-321MLB--
    7Steve Dillard2B-3B6-1180R-R271975BOS: 1972-2-40MLB--
    20Mark FidrychP6-3175R-R231976DET: 1974-10-232MLB--
    29Steve FoucaultP6-0205L-R281973WS2: 1969-43-912MLB--
    48Ed GlynnP6-2180R-L251975Not draftedMLB--
    18John HillerP6-0195R-L351965Not draftedMLB--
    33Steve KempOF6-0195L-L231977DET: 1976-1-1MLB--
    8Ron LeFloreOF6-0200R-R301974Not draftedMLB--
    2Phil Mankowski3B6-0180L-R251976DET: 1970-9-218MLB--
    12Milt MayC6-0190L-R271970PIT: 1968-11-237MLB--
    47Jack MorrisP6-3200R-R231977DET: 1976-5-98MLB--
    13Lance ParrishC6-3220R-R221977DET: 1974-1-16MLB--
    4Aurelio Rodriguez3B5-10180R-R301967Not draftedMLB--
    19Dave RozemaP6-4200R-R211977DET: 1975-4-71MLB--
    21Jim SlatonP6-0185R-R281971SE1: 1969-15-357MLB--
    34Charlie SpikesOF6-3220R-R271972NYA: 1969-1-11MLB--
    24Mickey StanleyOF6-1195R-R351964Not draftedMLB--
    10Rusty StaubOF-1B6-2200L-R341963Not draftedMLB--
    22Dave StegmanOF5-11190R-R241978ATL: 1976-2-34MLB--
    27Bob SykesP6-2200B-L231977DET: 1974-19-440MLB--
    32Bruce TaylorP6-0178R-R251977UDFAMLB--
    30Jason Thompson1B6-3210L-L231976DET: 1975-4-75MLB--
    38Dave TobikP6-1195R-R251978DET: 1975-1-2MLB--
    3Alan TrammellSS6-0175R-R201977DET: 1976-2-26MLB--
    5Mark WagnerSS6-1175R-R241976DET: 1972-19-452MLB--
    1Lou Whitaker2B5-11160L-R211977DET: 1975-5-99MLB--
    39Milt WilcoxP6-2185R-R281970CIN: 1968-2-33MLB--
    14John WockenfussC-1B6-0190R-R291974WS2: 1967-42-761MLB--
    37Kip YoungP5-11175R-R231978DET: 1976-23-529MLB--

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