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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
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
21Rob Andrews2B251772139
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1151201801502.220.299.288587.068.203.2410.90177.051202
33Jim BarrP305015
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0002000800500.100.100.100200.000.000.119----555
14Vida BlueP287986
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200165110500.076.232.127359.051.253.1853.1979.010100
22Jack ClarkOF2259290181
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9815115072383915.306.355.537892.231.323.3101.4423.7318654
9Hector CruzOF251971944
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2402213912106.223.298.365663.142.239.2501.8632.872219
40John CurtisP302000000000100100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
36Jim DwyerOF-1B281732239
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2260282903341.225.327.387714.162.358.2381.0434.667208
41Darrell Evans3B3154782133
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7845105640126105.243.360.404764.161.351.2390.6127.4221668
35Art Gardner253200000010200000.000.000.0000.000-.333.000----03
28Ed HalickiP276629
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00030001810801.136.136.136272.000.000.188----974
20Vic HarrisSS28100815
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1100112401320.150.230.220450.070.180.1822.18100.022116
34Tom Heintzelman2B-3B313528
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6002500000.229.270.429699.200.257.2142.5017.51537
31Larry HerndonOF2447152122
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3213835711213112.259.310.335645.076.161.3032.03471.0158520
2Marc HillC263582087
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36124539182012.243.328.316644.073.196.2660.87119.3113405
15Mike Ivie1B253183498
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5530274526236.308.359.475834.167.261.3281.6728.9151350
36Skip James1B282152
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003104500102.095.240.143383.048.286.1251.25--326
39Bob KnepperP247925
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0050063500822.063.126.089215.025.101.1095.83--795
46Gary LavelleP291511
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0000000800100.067.067.067134.000.000.143----116
10Johnnie LeMasterSS242722364
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14662145111404.235.290.335625.099.176.2792.14272.091307
18Bill Madlock2B2744776138
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441654839311926.309.374.481855.172.304.3110.8129.8215506
44Willie McCovey1B403513280
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64103657080212.228.298.396694.168.274.2391.5829.3139389
47Lynn McGlothenP283000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
16Roger MetzgerSS302351761
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01781121700714.260.294.294588.034.115.2791.42--69255
38Greg MintonP261000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
17Randy MoffittP29701
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0000001100100.143.250.143393.000.143.1671.00--19
26John MontefuscoP287024
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0001053210902.057.120.071191.014.100.1056.40--584
25Philip NastuP231000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
3Mike SadekC321091526
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910101102102.239.303.321624.083.183.2501.1054.535120
30John TamargoC2692622
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81118705211.239.360.337697.098.293.2470.3992.031113
45Terry WhitfieldOF2548870141
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325113369251739.289.332.400732.111.166.3182.0948.8195541
49Charlie WilliamsP305100000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
Batting Totals208853646131331240411175768754554814177512740104.248.316.374690.125.235.2711.4745.820046085
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
33Jim Barr308113.53322552211631806964735440201.329.940.391.932.431.26
37Ed Plank26003.8650003066331210001.147.711.292.571.290.50
25Philip Nastu23015.6331002088551250001.259.001.132.255.632.50
26John Montefusco281193.803636300023823311010125681774341.268.770.942.566.672.60
17Randy Moffitt29843.2970000381281793530533523031.378.670.553.625.711.58
38Greg Minton26017.881100030152214143860011.8812.381.694.503.380.75
47Lynn McGlothen28004.855100001215970492001.4610.380.002.776.232.25
46Gary Lavelle2913103.3167000391497964136344632121.438.820.284.045.791.43
39Bob Knepper2417112.63363516610260218857610851476041.177.550.352.945.091.73
28Ed Halicki279102.8529289411199166746311451051371.067.510.502.044.752.33
40John Curtis30433.714600022163603126129386001.418.570.144.145.431.31
34,42Terry Cornutt25000.0010000031000000000.333.000.000.000.00--
14Vida Blue2818102.7935359400258233878012701715001.178.130.422.445.972.44
49Charlie Williams30135.44251009048603129528223011.8311.250.945.254.130.79
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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