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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
Manager(s): Jack McKeon, Bobby Winkles
General Manager: Charlie Finley
Location: Oakland, California
Ballpark: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 526,999 26/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Mike Morgan (#4) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Red Schoendienst
Assistant Coach: Bobby Hofman
Assistant Coach: Jack McKeon
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
TeamWLWPctGBL
9270.568--
8775.5375.0
8775.5375.0
7389.45119.0
7190.44120.5
6993.42623.0
56104.35035.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
9,21Mike Adams2B291553
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001007200000.200.455.267722.067.533.2310.29--422
37Gary AlexanderDH251741836
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10
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2203226612119.207.294.425719.218.328.2633.0017.474198
13,32Dell AlstonOF251731736
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101110102100411.208.250.237487.029.092.2302.10173.041188
11Tony ArmasOF242391751
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1312106222615.213.244.272516.059.096.2786.20119.565256
17Mark BudaskaOF25401
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000001200000.250.400.500900.250.500.5002.00--25
4,14Glenn BurkeOF252001947
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14158102601617.235.270.290560.055.140.2642.60200.058217
20,23Rico CartyDH381411939
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11
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3100211602018.277.368.560928.284.433.2430.7612.879163
19Miguel DiloneOF232583459
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1450232330101002.229.292.271563.043.236.2561.30258.070291
16Taylor Duncan3B253192582
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3712193800735.257.296.335631.078.135.2842.00159.5107348
7Mike Edwards2B2541448113
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2327211632201407.273.300.329629.056.109.2942.00414.0136444
18Jim EssianC272782162
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262144220115312.223.326.295621.072.234.2300.5092.782340
26,44Tito Fuentes2B344356
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002001600100.140.159.163322.023.047.1626.00--745
10Wayne Gross3B262851857
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2302406352413.200.298.323621.123.256.2311.5740.792330
3Mario GuerreroSS2850527139
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380515356217313.275.294.345639.069.089.2892.33168.3174540
11Willie HortonDH351021132
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190191502101.314.369.480849.167.245.3451.6734.049112
25Tim HosleyC312317
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003001610000.304.333.391724.087.130.4126.00--924
22Rick LangfordP260200000000000000.000.091.00091.000.100.000----00
26Scott MeyerC20911
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000000400000.111.111.222333.111.111.200----29
36Dwayne MurphyOF23521510
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0050171400120.192.279.231510.038.154.2502.00--1262
20Larry MurrayOF251211
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0000003200000.083.267.083350.000.250.1000.67--115
5Jeff NewmanC-1B292682564
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3203184012314.239.286.373659.134.190.2502.2229.8100290
4Billy NorthOF3052511
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0053291322111.212.323.288611.077.269.2751.44--1563
6Mitchell PageOF2651662147
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702319539546427.285.350.459809.174.285.3201.7930.4237575
17Marty Perez3B3112100000000500100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----013
8Rob PiccioloSS25931621
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71121300302.226.242.301543.075.097.2446.5046.52898
24Dave Revering1B2552149141
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46012655052412.271.303.415718.144.192.2752.1232.6216553
25,48Bruce RobinsonC2484521
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08003800102.250.276.310586.060.095.2762.67--2688
31Steve Staggs2B27781019
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0023191700000.244.392.321713.077.308.3110.89--2597
14Jerry TabbDH-1B26901
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0001002501000.111.273.111384.000.222.2502.50--111
12Gary ThomassonOF261541731
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1641154402203.201.272.338610.136.253.2482.9330.852171
9Joe WallisOF262792866
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2614264201422.237.300.366666.129.211.2581.6246.5102311
25,44Darrell Woodard2B2191000000341100000.000.100.000100.000.000.0001.00--010
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BBBABIP
15Mike Morgan037.50331000121912101800002.2514.250.756.000.000.00-18.000
33Elias Sosa822.646800044141091063732544614311.388.750.413.635.041.39-1.530
28Steve Renko6124.292725312015115277721067891121.459.060.603.995.301.33-1.434
16,17Mike Norris055.51145101049463530235361031.658.450.376.436.611.03-1.158
23,49Craig Minetto003.7541003012131051731021.679.750.755.252.250.43-3.000
54Steve McCatty004.509000502026141019101001.7511.700.454.054.501.11-2.273
22Rick Langford7133.433724425017516977671556922031.288.640.772.864.701.64-1.439
34Bob Lacey893.007400025511912652401035603011.349.450.752.634.501.71-1.657
27Matt Keough8153.2432326000197178907198510812341.348.130.413.884.931.27-1.444
38John Henry Johnson11103.393330721018616481701882915001.327.940.873.974.401.11-1.339
60Dave Heaverlo363.2569000401013014156471141711131.409.760.762.844.921.73-1.585
37Tim Conroy007.2022000043640901012.405.400.0016.200.000.00300,00.000
15Joe Coleman301.3510000601912331540000.855.400.452.251.800.80--
40Pete Broberg10124.6135262040165174101851665941031.449.430.873.525.101.45-1.436
38Alan Wirth563.441614210081723931634314131.318.000.673.783.440.91-1.784


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