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1978 New York Yankees (MLB)

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W-L Record: 100-63 .613
Rank: 1st in American League East
Run Differential: 735-582 + 153
Manager(s): Billy Martin, Bob Lemon, Dick Howser
General Manager: Cedric Tallis
Location: Bronx, New York
Ballpark: Yankee Stadium I
Attendance: 2,335,871 4/26
Playoffs: Won World Series (Dodgers)
Top Draft Pick: Rex Hudler (#18) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Clyde King
Bench Coach: Gene Michael
Bullpen Coach: Yogi Berra
First Base Coach: Elston Howard
Pitching Coach: Art Fowler
Third Base Coach: Dick Howser

#1 Draft Picks

Reggie Jackson (#2), Thurman Munson (#4), Dennis Sherrill (#12), Don Gullett (#14)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10063.613--
9964.6071.0
9369.5746.5
9071.5599.0
8676.53113.5
6990.43429.0
59102.36640.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
10Chris Chambliss1B2962581171
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3
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12
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9021416053156.274.321.382703.109.176.2851.4652.1239677
15Thurman MunsonC3161773183
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27
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1
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6
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712335703611020.297.332.373705.076.131.3212.00102.8230666
9Graig Nettles3B3358781162
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23
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2
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27
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93115969661920.276.343.460803.184.284.2701.1721.7270662
17Mickey RiversOF2955978148
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25
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8
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11
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48255295133768.265.302.397699.132.220.2721.7650.8222604
44Reggie JacksonOF3251182140
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13
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5
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27
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9714115813392038.274.356.477833.204.323.3192.2918.9244581
30Willie Randolph2B2349987139
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6
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423678251416512.279.381.357738.078.301.3020.62166.3178596
14Lou PiniellaOF3447267148
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34
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5
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6
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69313436284112.314.361.445806.131.208.3291.0678.7210513
20Bucky DentSS263794092
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11
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40312324216510.243.286.317603.074.140.2451.0475.8120415
6Roy WhiteOF343464493
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3
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43104423527239.269.349.393742.124.263.2780.8343.3136395
41Cliff JohnsonDH-C301742032
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1900303215006.184.307.351658.167.339.1911.0729.061205
11Fred StanleySS301601435
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7
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900253100403.219.324.281605.063.219.2661.24160.045189
12Jim SpencerDH301501234
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2401153203014.227.295.440735.213.307.2412.1321.466166
2Paul BlairOF341251022
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02
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131191700204.176.231.264495.088.160.1891.8962.533136
24Gary ThomassonOF261162032
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2002132200010.276.346.405751.129.224.3151.6938.747130
46Mike HeathC2392621
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08004910111.228.265.283548.054.098.2502.25--2699
27Jay JohnstoneOF3265617
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60141030010.262.329.308637.046.092.2912.5065.02073
25Brian Doyle2B2352610
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0000030300202.192.192.192384.000-.058.204----1054
23Damaso Garcia2B214158
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0001102600011.195.227.195422.000.073.2223.00--844
25George Zeber2B276000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
27Dell Alston253000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
24Mickey Klutts3B23212
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0000000100001.0001.0001.5002500.500.5001.000----33
40Fran HealyC311000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
18Dennis SherrillDH-3B221100000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
49Ron GuidryP270100000000000000-----------00
Batting Totals17765583735148922838125693984250569542453752126.267.325.388713.122.222.2831.3844.721686177
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
49Ron Guidry272531.74353516900273187615313722487110.956.140.432.368.153.44
31Ed Figueroa292092.9935351220025323396842277926131.238.290.782.743.271.19
19Dick Tidrow317113.843125401018519187791353735051.329.290.632.583.551.38
54Rich Gossage2610112.016300055271348741309591225021.095.840.603.968.192.07
45Jim Beattie23693.73252200301281236053851658181.368.650.563.594.571.27
29Catfish Hunter321263.58212051101189849471635562011.137.471.222.674.271.60
28Sparky Lyle33933.46590003391111164643633331041.339.320.482.652.651.00
43Ken Clay24344.262860013075894136321324021.4510.540.362.493.791.52
35Don Gullett27423.6088200044461918320281011.479.200.604.005.601.40
36Rawly Eastwick27213.2480002024229924130001.047.920.721.444.683.25
47Andy Messersmith32035.7365001022242114715160011.779.822.866.146.551.07
40Bob Kammeyer27005.737000602124151416110021.369.820.412.454.501.83
36Paul Lindblad36004.507100301821994891001.6110.502.004.004.501.13
53Ken Holtzman32104.005300101721882930001.6710.501.004.501.500.33
40,53Larry McCall25115.63510030162010102673111.6311.251.133.383.941.17
52Dave Rajsich26004.154200001316660690001.6911.080.004.156.231.50
53Ron Davis220013.5040002023430300003.0013.500.0013.500.000.00
Pitching Totals100633.1835116339121243614611321582516111478817434311.238.140.682.945.031.71
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Thurman MunsonC12566661104.9860.00
Mike HeathC331511151.9700.00
Cliff JohnsonC22671021.9750.00
Fran HealyC10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Chris Chambliss1B15513661114119.9970.00
Jim Spencer1B15907041.0000.00
Cliff Johnson1B140001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Willie Randolph2B1342964001680.9780.00
Brian Doyle2B293651112.9890.00
Damaso Garcia2B163635310.9590.00
Fred Stanley2B11719041.0000.00
Paul Blair2B52310.8330.00
George Zeber2B11210.7500.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Graig Nettles3B1591093261130.9750.00
Brian Doyle3B5110011.0000.00
Fred Stanley3B402001.0000.00
Paul Blair3B30000.0000.00
Mickey Klutts3B11211.7500.00
Dennis Sherrill3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bucky DentSS1231783411057.9810.00
Fred StanleySS7181131922.9590.00
Brian DoyleSS724011.0000.00
Paul BlairSS410001.0000.00
Damaso GarciaSS30010.0000.00
Graig NettlesSS210001.0000.00
Domingo RamosSS10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mickey RiversOF138384882.9800.00
Reggie JacksonOF104212631.9860.00
Lou PiniellaOF103213470.9690.00
Roy WhiteOF74128110.9920.00
Paul BlairOF6487211.9890.00
Gary ThomassonOF50101431.9720.00
Jay JohnstoneOF22310001.0000.00
Thurman MunsonOF1332010.9700.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rich GossageP6313461230.8571.21
Sparky LyleP5911191813.9642.19
Ed FigueroaP35253173712.9821.92
Ron GuidryP35273144421.9671.91
Dick TidrowP311851218001.0001.46
Ken ClayP28756921.8821.80
Jim BeattieP25128142132.9212.46
Catfish HunterP211181113001.0001.83
Rawly EastwickP82423001.0001.86
Don GullettP8442820.8332.04
Bob KammeyerP72107001.0002.97
Paul LindbladP71824001.0002.98
Andy MessersmithP62222001.0001.63
Ken HoltzmanP51706001.0003.14
Larry McCallP51604011.0002.25
Ron DavisP4210001.0004.29
Dave RajsichP41301001.0000.69
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Cliff JohnsonDH39.0000.00
Reggie JacksonDH35.0000.00
Jim SpencerDH35.0000.00
Lou PiniellaDH23.0000.00
Roy WhiteDH23.0000.00
Thurman MunsonDH14.0000.00
Chris ChamblissDH7.0000.00
Jay JohnstoneDH5.0000.00
Dennis SherrillDH1.0000.00
Gary ThomassonDH1.0000.00


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