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1978 Chicago Cubs (MLB)

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W-L Record: 79-83 .488
Rank: 3rd in National League East
Run Differential: 664-724 -60
Manager(s): Herman Franks
General Manager: Bob Kennedy
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Ballpark: Wrigley Field
Attendance: 1,525,311 13/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Bill Hayes (#13) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Joey Amalfitano
Bullpen Coach: Jack Bloomfield
First Base Coach: Cookie Rojas
Pitching Coach: Mike Roarke
Third Base Coach: Peanuts Lowrey

#1 Draft Picks

Scot Thompson (#7), Dave Rader (#18)
National League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9072.556--
8873.5471.5
7983.48811.0
7686.46914.0
6993.42621.0
6696.40724.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
26Larry Biittner1B323433288
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5001233714168.257.298.341639.085.149.2731.6185.8117373
9Tim BlackwellC25103823
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00700231711414.223.362.252614.029.252.2640.74--26131
22Bill Buckner1B2844647144
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5
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74751817051516.323.345.419764.096.141.3240.9489.2187470
34Ray BurrisP276137
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020021300701.115.143.197340.082.115.1466.50--1270
18Gene ClinesOF312293159
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2
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01743212811215.258.319.319638.061.157.2921.33--73253
6Larry CoxC301211034
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02
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1800121600004.281.346.372718.091.190.3111.3360.545133
24Hector CruzOF2576818
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9003601104.237.266.382648.145.184.2352.0038.02980
11Ivan DeJesusSS25619104172
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35411274782515212.278.354.354708.076.242.3131.05206.3219710
35Woodie FrymanP381601
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001000500310.063.059.125184.063.063.083----220
46Dave GeiselP233000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
23Mike GordonC24501
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0000003211000.200.500.200700.000.600.3330.67--18
21Greg GrossOF253473492
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3931331905376.265.323.349672.084.184.2720.58347.0121390
38Willie HernandezP231100000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
30Ken HoltzmanP321022
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000001500100.200.273.300573.100.200.4005.00--312
31Davey Johnson3B3549515
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6005920001.306.370.490860.184.286.3421.8024.52454
20Mick Kelleher3B3095824
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0064171100405.253.304.263567.011.116.2861.57--25106
10Dave KingmanOF2939565105
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79343911168263.266.327.542869.276.372.2942.8514.1214442
39Mike KrukowP2645411
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0030021300310.244.271.356627.111.156.3336.50--1651
47Dennis LampP2573115
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0030001700301.205.205.233438.027.027.268----1776
40Lynn McGlothenP281313
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000001100001.231.286.308594.077.154.2501.00--414
12Rudy Meoli2B-3B2729103
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02106400000.103.257.172429.069.310.1200.67--535
49Donnie MooreP241524
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004002600100.267.353.333686.067.200.4443.00--518
7Bobby MurcerOF3249966140
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6414580570150612.281.376.403779.122.301.2980.7155.4201585
16Steve Ontiveros3B262763467
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2202343303154.243.321.333654.091.207.2670.97276.092316
45Karl Pagel232000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
17Ed Putman3B242525
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0003004600000.200.310.200510.000.160.2631.50--529
8Dave RaderC293052962
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36113426173513.203.279.295574.092.203.2100.76101.790347
43Paul ReuschelP314000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
48Rick ReuschelP2973510
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00410423101010.137.179.164343.027.096.1965.75--1288
41Dave RobertsP3352417
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7002700302.327.352.500852.173.212.3493.5026.02657
24,32Rodney Scott3B242274164
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0152710434130704.282.396.313709.031.295.3440.95--71277
29Mike Sember3B25321
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0000001100000.333.500.333833.000.333.5001.00--14
42Bruce SutterP251311
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0000002800400.077.200.077277.000.154.2004.00--119
25Scot ThompsonOF2236715
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002002400100.417.447.500947.083.139.4692.00--1839
19Manny Trillo2B2755253144
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55075067233810.261.318.332650.071.149.2861.34138.0183613
27Mike VailOF261801560
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330132400026.333.341.456797.122.133.3648.0045.082185
9Joe WallisOF2655717
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60251301000.309.367.436803.127.182.3902.6055.02460
24,32Jerry WhiteOF251362237
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1043231601123.272.373.338711.066.243.2980.70136.046162
Batting Totals22985532664146122448726121105856274621618459125.264.329.361690.097.208.2911.3376.819976237
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
34Ray Burris277134.754032413119821011210515799463101.459.500.683.574.251.19
37Manny Seoane23105.63710010811650651102.1312.380.006.755.630.83
41Dave Roberts33685.263520216114215987831756544031.5110.081.083.553.420.96
48Rick Reuschel2914153.41353591002422359892165411513151.198.700.592.004.262.13
43Paul Reuschel31205.14160006028291616413131001.509.321.294.184.181.00
49Donnie Moore24974.11711002441031175547731507221.4410.220.612.714.371.61
40Lynn McGlothen28533.044910014080773327739600001.458.660.794.396.751.54
47Dennis Lamp257153.293736630022322196821656732241.248.880.642.252.931.30
39Mike Krukow26933.912720313013812562601153811051.298.150.723.465.281.53
30Ken Holtzman32036.112360092536140361035363011.8110.361.705.946.111.03
38Willie Hernandez23823.755400021359572625635383011.538.550.905.255.701.09
46Dave Geisel23104.30181004023271211011151001.6510.570.004.305.871.36
35Woodie Fryman38245.14139000055643732637283201.8010.290.965.954.500.76
42Bruce Sutter258103.186400047279982443510341068111.177.450.913.099.643.12
Pitching Totals79834.0648916224713838145514757246561255397685312321.389.120.773.334.751.42
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dave RaderC11441251117.9770.00
Larry CoxC581782673.9670.00
Tim BlackwellC492132033.9870.00
Mike GordonC4140001.0000.00
Ed PutmanC20000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bill Buckner1B105107583685.9950.00
Larry Biittner1B6255452853.9870.00
Dave Kingman1B656224.9670.00
Ed Putman1B39010.9000.00
Scot Thompson1B281011.0000.00
Steve Ontiveros1B170001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Manny Trillo2B1493545051999.9780.00
Mick Kelleher2B173348061.0000.00
Rudy Meoli2B64510.9000.00
Rodney Scott2B6161011.9630.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Steve Ontiveros3B7757194916.9650.00
Rodney Scott3B59431011115.9290.00
Mick Kelleher3B371141031.0000.00
Davey Johnson3B1242251.8390.00
Ed Putman3B861311.9500.00
Hector Cruz3B7214001.0000.00
Mike Sember3B70210.6670.00
Rudy Meoli3B529001.0000.00
Mike Vail3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ivan DeJesusSS1602325582796.9670.00
Mick KelleherSS10811011.0000.00
Rodney ScottSS64711.9170.00
Mike SemberSS111011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bobby MurcerOF138225850.9790.00
Greg GrossOF111182641.9790.00
Dave KingmanOF100170842.9780.00
Gene ClinesOF6684620.9780.00
Jerry WhiteOF54102421.9810.00
Mike VailOF4550110.9810.00
Larry BiittnerOF2947110.9800.00
Joe WallisOF25361001.0000.00
Hector CruzOF14300001.0000.00
Rodney ScottOF1014110.9370.00
Scot ThompsonOF560001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Donnie MooreP71103101620.9292.27
Bruce SutterP6499129001.0001.91
Willie HernandezP5459212001.0002.13
Lynn McGlothenP49801511.8570.68
Ray BurrisP40198233842.9382.77
Dennis LampP37223185111.9862.78
Rick ReuschelP35242244421.9712.53
Dave RobertsP35142829021.0002.34
Mike KrukowP27138919011.0001.83
Ken HoltzmanP235335011.0001.36
Dave GeiselP182312001.0001.17
Paul ReuschelP162814011.0001.61
Woodie FrymanP1355513021.0002.93
Manny SeoaneP780000.0000.00


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