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1978 San Francisco Giants (MLB)

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W-L Record: 89-73 .549
Rank: 3rd in National League West
Run Differential: 613-594 + 19
Manager(s): Joe Altobelli
General Manager: Spec Richardson
Location: San Francisco, California
Ballpark: Candlestick Park
Attendance: 1,740,477 8/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Bob Cummings (#7) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Tom Haller
First Base Coach: Jim Davenport
Pitching Coach: Herman Starrette
Third Base Coach: Dave Bristol

#1 Draft Picks

Mike Ivie (#1), Johnnie LeMaster (#6), Roger Metzger (#16), Terry Whitfield (#19)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9567.586--
9269.5712.5
8973.5496.0
8478.51911.0
7488.45721.0
6993.42626.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
22Jack ClarkOF22 59290181
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8
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25
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9815115072383915.306.358.537895.231.323.3101.4423.7318657
41Darrell Evans3B31 54782133
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24
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2
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20
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7845105640126105.243.360.404764.161.351.2390.6127.4221668
45Terry WhitfieldOF25 48870141
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20
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2
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10
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325113369251739.289.335.400735.111.166.3182.0948.8195543
31Larry HerndonOF24 47152122
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9
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3213835711213112.259.311.335646.076.161.3032.03471.0158521
18Bill Madlock2B27 44776138
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15
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441654839311926.309.378.481859.172.304.3110.8129.8215509
2Marc HillC26 3582087
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36124539182012.243.329.316645.073.196.2660.87119.3113406
44Willie McCovey1B40 3513280
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64103657080212.228.298.396694.168.274.2391.5829.3139389
15Mike Ivie1B25 3183498
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5530274526236.308.363.475838.167.261.3281.6728.9151352
10Johnnie LeMasterSS24 2722364
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14662145111404.235.293.335628.099.176.2792.14272.091308
16Roger MetzgerSS30 2351761
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01781121700714.260.294.294588.034.115.2791.42--69255
9Hector CruzOF25 1971944
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2402213912106.223.301.365666.142.239.2501.8632.872220
21Rob Andrews2B25 1772139
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1151201801502.220.299.288587.068.203.2410.90177.051202
36Jim DwyerOF-1B28 1732239
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2260282903341.225.327.387714.162.358.2381.0434.667208
3Mike SadekC32 1091526
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910101102102.239.303.321624.083.183.2501.1054.535120
20Vic HarrisSS28 100815
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1100112401320.150.230.220450.070.180.1822.18100.022116
30John TamargoC26 92622
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81118705211.239.360.337697.098.293.2470.3992.031113
14Vida BlueP28 7986
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200165110500.076.240.127367.051.253.1853.1979.010101
39Bob KnepperP24 7925
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0050063500822.063.126.089215.025.101.1095.83--795
26John MontefuscoP28 7024
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0001053210902.057.132.071203.014.100.1056.40--585
28Ed HalickiP27 6629
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00030001810801.136.149.136285.000.000.188----975
33Jim BarrP30 5015
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0002000800500.100.100.100200.000.000.119----555
34Tom Heintzelman2B-3B31 3528
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6002500000.229.270.429699.200.257.2142.5017.51537
36Skip James1B28 2152
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003104500102.095.240.143383.048.286.1251.25--326
46Gary LavelleP29 1511
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0000000800100.067.067.067134.000.000.143----116
17Randy MoffittP29 701
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0000001100100.143.250.143393.000.143.1671.00--19
49Charlie WilliamsP30 5100000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
35Art Gardner25 3200000010200000.000.000.0000.000-.333.000----03
47Lynn McGlothenP28 3000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
40John CurtisP30 2000000000100100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
38Greg MintonP26 1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
25Philip NastuP23 1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals208853646131331240411175768754554814177512740104.248.316.374690.125.235.2711.4745.820046085
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
39Bob Knepper24 17112.63363516610260218857610851476041.177.550.352.945.091.73
14Vida Blue28 18102.7935359400258233878012701715001.178.130.422.445.972.44
26John Montefusco28 1193.803636300023823311010125681774341.268.770.942.566.672.60
28Ed Halicki27 9102.8529289411199166746311451051371.067.510.502.044.752.33
33Jim Barr30 8113.53322552211631806964735440201.329.940.391.932.431.26
46Gary Lavelle29 13103.3167000391497964136344632121.438.820.284.045.791.43
17Randy Moffitt29 843.2970000381281793530533523031.378.670.553.625.711.58
40John Curtis30 433.714600022163603126129386001.418.570.144.145.431.31
49Charlie Williams30 135.44251009048603129528223011.8311.250.945.254.130.79
38Greg Minton26 017.881100030152214143860011.8812.381.694.503.380.75
47Lynn McGlothen28 004.855100001215970492001.4610.380.002.776.232.25
25Philip Nastu23 015.6331002088551250001.259.001.132.255.632.50
37Ed Plank26 003.8650003066331210001.147.711.292.571.290.50
34,42Terry Cornutt25 000.0010000031000000000.333.000.000.000.00--
Pitching Totals89733.304011624216120291455137759453484453840329221.268.520.522.805.201.85
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Marc HillC1165865693.9860.00
Mike SadekC371821552.9750.00
John TamargoC31157964.9650.00
Dennis LittlejohnC20000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Willie McCovey1B97721441049.9870.00
Mike Ivie1B7655018333.9950.00
Jim Dwyer1B291298113.9930.00
Skip James1B27586051.0000.00
Bill Madlock1B3111011.0000.00
Tom Heintzelman1B210001.0000.00
Marc Hill1B260001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bill Madlock2B1142232991448.9740.00
Rob Andrews2B62120131623.9770.00
Vic Harris2B101419041.0000.00
Tom Heintzelman2B5310011.0000.00
Johnnie LeMaster2B201001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Darrell Evans3B1551473482525.9520.00
Hector Cruz3B14313001.0000.00
Tom Heintzelman3B319001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Johnnie LeMasterSS961352601440.9660.00
Roger MetzgerSS74112184830.9740.00
Vic HarrisSS22183944.9340.00
Rob AndrewsSS134001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jack ClarkOF1523201665.9820.00
Larry HerndonOF1493693100.9740.00
Terry WhitfieldOF140249732.9880.00
Hector CruzOF5382523.9780.00
Jim DwyerOF3668611.9870.00
Mike IvieOF2229020.9350.00
Vic HarrisOF68010.8890.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Randy MoffittP70813710.9091.11
Gary LavelleP679721921.9131.94
John CurtisP46636921.8822.14
Bob KnepperP36260433031.0001.28
John MontefuscoP3623882822.9471.36
Vida BlueP352581229041.0001.43
Jim BarrP3216373541.9132.32
Ed HalickiP29199132251.8751.58
Charlie WilliamsP254828001.0001.88
Greg MintonP111522011.0002.37
Lynn McGlothenP51202001.0001.48
Ed PlankP560000.0000.00
Philip NastuP3810001.0001.13
Terry CornuttP130000.0000.00


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