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1978 New York Yankees (MLB)

+ American League
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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
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
10Chris Chambliss1B29 62581171
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26
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3
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12
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9021416053156.274.321.382703.109.176.2851.4652.1239677
15Thurman MunsonC31 61773183
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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 Nettles3B33 58781162
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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 RiversOF29 55978148
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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 JacksonOF32 51182140
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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 Randolph2B23 49987139
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18
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6
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3
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423678251416512.279.381.357738.078.301.3020.62166.3178596
14Lou PiniellaOF34 47267148
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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 DentSS26 3794092
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5
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40312324216510.243.286.317603.074.140.2451.0475.8120415
6Roy WhiteOF34 3464493
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13
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3
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8
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43104423527239.269.349.393742.124.263.2780.8343.3136395
41Cliff JohnsonDH-C30 1742032
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6
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1900303215006.184.307.351658.167.339.1911.0729.061205
11Fred StanleySS30 1601435
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7
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900253100403.219.324.281605.063.219.2661.24160.045189
12Jim SpencerDH30 1501234
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2401153203014.227.295.440735.213.307.2412.1321.466166
2Paul BlairOF34 1251022
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02
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131191700204.176.231.264495.088.160.1891.8962.533136
24Gary ThomassonOF26 1162032
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2002132200010.276.346.405751.129.224.3151.6938.747130
46Mike HeathC23 92621
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08004910111.228.265.283548.054.098.2502.25--2699
27Jay JohnstoneOF32 65617
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60141030010.262.329.308637.046.092.2912.5065.02073
25Brian Doyle2B23 52610
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0000030300202.192.192.192384.000-.058.204----1054
23Damaso Garcia2B21 4158
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0001102600011.195.227.195422.000.073.2223.00--844
25George Zeber2B27 6000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
27Dell Alston25 3000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
24Mickey Klutts3B23 212
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0000000100001.0001.0001.5002500.500.5001.000----33
40Fran HealyC31 1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
18Dennis SherrillDH-3B22 1100000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
49Ron GuidryP27 0100000000000000-----------00
Batting Totals17765583735148922838125693984250569542453752126.267.325.388713.122.222.2831.3844.721686177
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
49Ron Guidry27 2531.74353516900273187615313722487110.956.140.432.368.153.44
31Ed Figueroa29 2092.9935351220025323396842277926131.238.290.782.743.271.19
19Dick Tidrow31 7113.843125401018519187791353735051.329.290.632.583.551.38
54Rich Gossage26 10112.016300055271348741309591225021.095.840.603.968.192.07
45Jim Beattie23 693.73252200301281236053851658181.368.650.563.594.571.27
29Catfish Hunter32 1263.58212051101189849471635562011.137.471.222.674.271.60
28Sparky Lyle33 933.46590003391111164643633331041.339.320.482.652.651.00
43Ken Clay24 344.262860013075894136321324021.4510.540.362.493.791.52
35Don Gullett27 423.6088200044461918320281011.479.200.604.005.601.40
36Rawly Eastwick27 213.2480002024229924130001.047.920.721.444.683.25
47Andy Messersmith32 035.7365001022242114715160011.779.822.866.146.551.07
40Bob Kammeyer27 005.737000602124151416110021.369.820.412.454.501.83
36Paul Lindblad36 004.507100301821994891001.6110.502.004.004.501.13
53Ken Holtzman32 104.005300101721882930001.6710.501.004.501.500.33
40,53Larry McCall25 115.63510030162010102673111.6311.251.133.383.941.17
52Dave Rajsich26 004.154200001316660690001.6911.080.004.156.231.50
53Ron Davis22 0013.5040002023430300003.0013.500.0013.500.000.00
Pitching Totals100633.1835116339121243614611321582516111478817434311.238.140.682.945.031.71
PlayerAgePC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDHP %C %1B %2B %3B %SS %LF %CF %RF %OF %POAE
Jim Beattie23250000000000.921------------------14213
Paul Blair34000534000640------.833--1.000------.9899052
Chris Chambliss290015500000007----.997--------------13661114
Ken Clay24280000000000.882------------------692
Ron Davis22400000000001.000------------------100
Bucky Dent260000012300000----------.981--------17834110
Brian Doyle23000295700000------.9891.0001.000--------39651
Rawly Eastwick27800000000001.000------------------230
Ed Figueroa29350000000000.982------------------17371
Damaso Garcia21000160300000------.959--.000--------36354
Rich Gossage26630000000000.857------------------6123
Ron Guidry27350000000000.967------------------14442
Don Gullett2780000000000.833------------------282
Fran Healy3101000000000--------------------000
Mike Heath23033000000000--.970----------------151115
Ken Holtzman32500000000001.000------------------060
Catfish Hunter322100000000001.000------------------11130
Reggie Jackson3200000000010435------------------.98621263
Cliff Johnson300221000000039--.9751.000--------------71102
Jay Johnstone32000000000225------------------1.0003100
Bob Kammeyer27700000000001.000------------------070
Mickey Klutts2300001000000--------.750----------121
Paul Lindblad36700000000001.000------------------240
Sparky Lyle33590000000000.964------------------9181
Larry McCall25500000000001.000------------------040
Andy Messersmith32600000000001.000------------------220
Thurman Munson31012500000001314--.986--------------.9706986111
Graig Nettles330000159200000--------.9751.000--------11032611
Lou Piniella3400000000010323------------------.96921347
Dave Rajsich26400000000001.000------------------010
Domingo Ramos2000000100000--------------------000
Willie Randolph230001340000000------.978------------29640016
Mickey Rivers290000000001380------------------.98038488
Dennis Sherrill2200001000001--------------------000
Jim Spencer300015000000035----1.000--------------9070
Fred Stanley300001147100000------1.0001.000.959--------881529
Gary Thomasson26000000000501------------------.97210143
Dick Tidrow313100000000001.000------------------12180
Roy White340000000007423------------------.99212811
George Zeber2700010000000------.750------------121


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