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1978 Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 95-67 .586
Rank: 1st in National League West
Run Differential: 727-573 + 154
Roster Continuity 86.09% 3/26
Manager(s): Tom Lasorda
General Manager: Al Campanis
Location: Los Angeles, California
Ballpark: Dodger Stadium
Attendance: 3,347,845 1/26
Playoffs: Lost World Series (Yankees)
Top Draft Pick: Clay Smith (#47) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Mark Cresse
First Base Coach: Monty Basgall
First Base Coach: Jim Lefebvre
Hitting Coach: Jim Lefebvre
Hitting Coach: Jim Gilliam
Pitching Coach: Red Adams
Third Base Coach: Preston Gomez

#1 Draft Picks

Rick Monday (#1), Mike Garman (#3), Rick Rhoden (#20), Bob Welch (#20), Rick Sutcliffe (#21)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9567.586--
9269.5712.5
8973.5496.0
8478.51911.0
7488.45721.0
6993.42626.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
6Steve Garvey1B29   63989202
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1131054070191817.316.353.499852.183.254.3261.7530.4319689
18Bill RussellSS29   62572179
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4
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4610630342812317.286.320.365685.078.133.2981.13208.3228672
15Dave Lopes2B33   58793163
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4
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58454717003619.278.355.421776.143.334.2910.9934.5247665
10Ron Cey3B30   55584150
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023
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84259696792713.270.380.452832.182.350.2871.0024.1251667
12Dusty BakerOF29   52262137
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661234766324310.262.325.375700.113.220.2811.4047.5196579
8Reggie SmithOF33   44782132
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29
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931257090180135.295.382.559941.264.436.3021.2915.4250531
16Rick MondayOF32   3425487
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572449100111324.254.348.468816.213.351.3022.0418.0160397
4Billy NorthOF30   3045471
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0010278654822514.234.371.266637.033.309.2760.74--81377
34Lee LacyOF-2B30   2452964
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4074273014124.261.335.518853.257.380.2501.1118.8127276
7Steve YeagerC29   2281944
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23003641011023.193.301.276577.083.241.2161.1457.063266
13Joe FergusonC31   1982047
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07
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2812344115119.237.350.399749.162.328.2651.2128.379235
33Vic DavalilloOF41   771524
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11213700011.312.333.390723.078.130.3292.3377.03081
5Johnny OatesC32   75523
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006015301000.307.350.320670.013.067.3190.60--2480
20Don SuttonP33   7216
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000300422001400.083.132.083215.000.056.1205.50--690
9Jerry GroteC35   70519
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0090010501120.271.354.343697.071.214.2840.50--2483
46Burt HootonP28   67410
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00200715001802.149.230.164394.015.119.1922.14--1192
25Tommy JohnP35   6628
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00600313001201.121.159.152311.030.076.1514.33--1081
31Doug RauP29   6339
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00500213001301.143.169.159328.016.048.1806.50--1078
23Ted MartinezSS-3B30   551314
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53241411100.255.317.327644.073.164.3253.5055.01861
36Rick RhodenP25   5257
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0040031400611.135.179.154333.019.077.1794.67--862
11Manny Mota40   33210
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006003401100.303.361.333694.030.121.3451.33--1137
35Bob WelchP21   2935
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001000700600.172.172.207379.034.034.227----635
3Glenn BurkeOF25   1924
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0002100400000.211.211.211422.000.053.267----419
49Charlie HoughP30   1214
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002000200000.333.333.417750.083.083.400----512
3Rudy LawOF21   1223
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0001311200000.250.308.250558.000.250.3002.00--313
51Terry ForsterP26   814
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002000000100.500.500.6251125.125.125.500----59
57Pedro Guerrero1B22   835
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01000000000.625.625.8751500.250.250.625----78
41Bobby CastilloP23   7000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
17Joe SimpsonOF26   512
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0001000200000.400.400.400800.000.000.667----25
40Brad GuldenC22   4000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
38Lance RautzhanP25   4000000000100200.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
52Myron WhiteOF20   412
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0001010100100.500.500.5001000.000-.250.667----25
3Enzo HernandezSS29   3000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
Batting Totals2045543772714352512714968613752610818207611147101.264.336.402738.138.266.2851.3436.521876205
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
20Don Sutton33   15113.55343412200238.12281099429541546051.188.621.102.045.822.85
46Burt Hooton28   19102.71323210300236.0196747117611043001.097.470.652.333.971.70
25Tommy John35   17103.3033307031213.0230957811531246151.339.720.462.245.242.34
31Doug Rau29   1593.2630307200199.021982721768950121.449.900.773.084.301.40
36Rick Rhoden25   1083.6530236340164.216077671351797031.288.730.712.784.311.55
35Bob Welch21   742.0323134363111.1922825626662211.067.460.492.115.352.54
49Charlie Hough30   553.295500031793.1693834648666051.266.680.584.656.391.38
51Terry Forster26   541.9447000402265.1561914223462101.227.750.283.186.372.00
38Lance Rautzhan25   212.954300018461.1612220119251011.319.000.152.803.691.32
41Bobby Castillo23   043.97180007134.0281915233300101.797.410.538.747.940.91
29Mike Garman28   014.50100006016.115883350201.138.441.691.692.811.67
29Gerry Hannahs25   009.001000002.03220052001.5013.500.000.0022.50--
48Dave Stewart21   000.001000102.01000010000.504.500.000.004.50--
21Dennis Lewallyn24   000.001000002.02000000001.009.000.000.000.00--
43Rick Sutcliffe22   000.002000001.22000100011.509.000.004.500.000.00
Batting Totals95673.1236016246131163814401362573500107440800358231.258.510.672.755.001.82
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Steve YeagerC913735553.9880.00
Joe FergusonC622842352.9840.00
Jerry GroteC321231220.9850.00
Johnny OatesC24771041.9560.00
Brad GuldenC381011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Steve Garvey1B1611546749121.9940.00
Pedro Guerrero1B4251001.0000.00
Vic Davalillo1B141011.0000.00
Rick Monday1B180011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dave Lopes2B1473374242088.9740.00
Lee Lacy2B24464565.9380.00
Ted Martinez2B101210031.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ron Cey3B1581163361626.9660.00
Ted Martinez3B16610001.0000.00
Lee Lacy3B921711.9500.00
Jerry Grote3B72910.9170.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bill RussellSS1552455333191.9620.00
Ted MartinezSS17213154.9120.00
Enzo HernandezSS20000.0000.00
Lee LacySS10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dusty BakerOF1452501341.9850.00
Reggie SmithOF1262208124.9500.00
Rick MondayOF103209310.9950.00
Billy NorthOF103232261.9750.00
Lee LacyOF4466221.9710.00
Vic DavalilloOF25170001.0000.00
Glenn BurkeOF15100001.0000.00
Joe SimpsonOF1080001.0000.00
Rudy LawOF630001.0000.00
Myron WhiteOF420001.0000.00
Joe FergusonOF310001.0000.00
Dave LopesOF230001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Charlie HoughP5593511021.0001.55
Terry ForsterP476521020.8571.66
Lance RautzhanP436191511.9603.54
Don SuttonP342381323021.0001.36
Tommy JohnP3321384531.9462.24
Burt HootonP32236123314.9781.72
Doug RauP3019932412.9641.22
Rick RhodenP30164523001.0001.53
Bob WelchP2311161210.9471.46
Bobby CastilloP18341610.8751.85
Mike GarmanP101611001.0001.12
Rick SutcliffeP2101011.0007.50
Gerry HannahsP120000.0000.00
Dennis LewallynP120000.0000.00
Dave StewartP120000.0000.00


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