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1978 Oakland Athletics (MLB)

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W-L Record: 69-93 .426
Rank: 6th in American League West
Run Differential: 532-690 -158
Roster Continuity 47.51% 26/26
Manager(s): Jack McKeon, Bobby Winkles
General Manager: Charlie Finley
Location: Oakland, California
Ballpark: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 526,999 26/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Mike Morgan (#4) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Jack McKeon
Assistant Coach: Bobby Hofman
Assistant Coach: Red Schoendienst
Pitching Coach: Lee Stange

#1 Draft Picks

Joe Coleman (#3), Mike Morgan (#4), Taylor Duncan (#10), Jerry Tabb (#16), Tim Conroy (#20), Bruce Robinson (#21)
American League West 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 Oakland Athletics season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    9,21Mike AdamsOF-2B5-9180R-R291972DET: 1967-1-2MLB--
    37Gary AlexanderC6-2200R-R251975SFN: 1972-2-36MLB--
    13,32Dell AlstonOF6-0180L-R251977Not draftedMLB--
    11Tony ArmasCF-OF6-1224R-R241976Not draftedMLB--
    40Pete BrobergP6-3205R-R281971WS2: 1971-1-1MLB--
    17Mark BudaskaOF6-0180B-L251978Not draftedMLB--
    4,14Glenn BurkeOF6-0195R-R251976LAN: 1972-17-401MLB--
    20,23Rico CartyOF6-3200R-R381963Not draftedMLB--
    15Joe ColemanP6-3195R-R311965WS2: 1965-1-3MLB--
    37Tim ConroyP5-11185L-L181978OAK: 1978-1-20MLB--
    19Miguel DiloneOF6-0160B-R231974Not draftedMLB--
    16Taylor Duncan3B6-0170R-R251977ATL: 1971-1-10MLB--
    7Mike Edwards2B5-10154R-R251977PIT: 1974-7-155MLB--
    18Jim EssianC6-2195R-R271973Not draftedMLB--
    26,44Tito Fuentes2B5-11175B-R341965Not draftedMLB--
    10Wayne Gross3B6-2210L-R261976OAK: 1973-9-215MLB--
    3Mario GuerreroSS5-10155R-R281973Not draftedMLB--
    60Dave HeaverloP6-1210R-R271975SFN: 1973-1-23MLB--
    11Willie HortonOF5-11209R-R351963Not draftedMLB--
    25Tim HosleyC5-10195R-R311970Not draftedMLB--
    38John Henry JohnsonP6-2190L-L211978SFN: 1974-15-355MLB--
    27Matt KeoughP6-3190R-R221977OAK: 1973-7-167MLB--
    34Bob LaceyP6-5200R-L241977OAK: 1972-10-140MLB--
    22Rick LangfordP6-0180R-R261976UDFAMLB--
    54Steve McCattyP6-3205R-R241977Not draftedMLB--
    26Scott MeyerC6-1195R-R201978OAK: 1978-5-108MLB--
    23,49Craig MinettoP6-0185L-L241978LAN: 1973-3-60MLB--
    15Mike MorganP6-2220R-R181978OAK: 1978-1-4MLB--
    36Dwayne MurphyOF6-1185L-R231978OAK: 1973-15-359MLB--
    20Larry MurrayOF5-11179B-R251974NYA: 1971-5-117MLB--
    5Jeff NewmanC-1B6-2218R-R291976CLE: 1970-26-608MLB--
    16,17Mike NorrisP6-2175R-R231975OAK: 1973-1-24MLB--
    4Billy NorthOF5-11185B-R301971CHN: 1969-12-280MLB--
    6Mitchell PageOF6-2205L-R261977PIT: 1973-3-72MLB--
    17Marty PerezSS-2B5-11160R-R311969Not draftedMLB--
    8Rob PiccioloSS-2B6-2185R-R251977OAK: 1975-1-4MLB--
    28Steve RenkoP6-5230R-R331969NYN: 1965-24-461MLB--
    24Dave Revering1B6-4210L-R251978CIN: 1971-7-172MLB--
    25,48Bruce RobinsonC6-1185L-R241978OAK: 1975-1-21MLB--
    33Elias SosaP6-2190R-R281972Not draftedMLB--
    31Steve Staggs2B5-9150R-R271977KCA: 1971-2-33MLB--
    14Jerry Tabb1B6-2195L-R261976CHN: 1973-1-16MLB--
    12Gary ThomassonOF-1B6-1180L-L261972SFN: 1969-7-162MLB--
    9Joe WallisOF5-10195B-R261975CHN: 1973-6-136MLB--
    38Alan WirthP6-4190R-R211978SFN: 1974-3-67MLB--
    25,44Darrell Woodard2B5-11160R-R211978OAK: 1974-12-286MLB--

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