1978 Cleveland Indians season

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1978 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Ted Bonda, Steve O'Neill
General manager(s)Phil Seghi
Manager(s)Jeff Torborg
Local televisionWJKW
Local radioWWWE
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Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

On May 12, pitcher Nolan Ryan of the California Angels struck out Buddy Bell for the 2500th strikeout of his career.[5]

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 100 63 0.613 55–26 45–37
Boston Red Sox 99 64 0.607 1 59–23 40–41
Milwaukee Brewers 93 69 0.574 54–27 39–42
Baltimore Orioles 90 71 0.559 9 51–30 39–41
Detroit Tigers 86 76 0.531 13½ 47–34 39–42
Cleveland Indians 69 90 0.434 29 42–36 27–54
Toronto Blue Jays 59 102 0.366 40 37–44 22–58

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1978 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 7–8 4–6 8–1 9–6 7–8 2–8 7–8 5–5 6–9 11–0 9–1 7–4 8–7
Boston 8–7 9–2 7–3 7–8 12–3 4–6 10–5 9–2 7–9 5–5 7–3 3–7 11–4
California 6–4 2–9 8–7 6–4 4–7 9–6 5–5 12–3 5–5 9–6 9–6 5–10 7–3
Chicago 1–8 3–7 7–8 8–2 2–9 8–7 4–7 8–7 1–9 7–8 7–8 11–4 4–6
Cleveland 6–9 8–7 4–6 2–8 5–10 5–6 5–10 5–5 6–9 4–6 8–1 1–9 10–4
Detroit 8–7 3–12 7–4 9–2 10–5 4–6 7–8 4–6 4–11 6–4 8–2 7–3 9–6
Kansas City 8–2 6–4 6–9 7–8 6–5 6–4 6–4 7–8 6–5 10–5 12–3 7–8 5–5
Milwaukee 8–7 5–10 5–5 7–4 10–5 8–7 4–6 4–7 10–5 9–1 5–5 6–4 12–3
Minnesota 5–5 2–9 3–12 7–8 5–5 6–4 8–7 7–4 3–7 9–6 6–9 6–9 6–4
New York 9–6 9–7 5–5 9–1 9–6 11–4 5–6 5–10 7–3 8–2 6–5 6–4 11–4
Oakland 0–11 5–5 6–9 8–7 6–4 4–6 5–10 1–9 6–9 2–8 13–2 6–9 7–4
Seattle 1–9 3–7 6–9 8–7 1–8 2–8 3–12 5–5 9–6 5–6 2–13 3–12 8–2
Texas 4–7 7–3 10–5 4–11 9–1 3–7 8–7 4–6 9–6 4–6 9–6 12–3 4–7
Toronto 7–8 4–11 3–7 6–4 4–10 6–9 5–5 3–12 4–6 4–11 4–7 2–8 7–4


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1978 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Gary Alexander 90 324 76 .235 17 62
1B Andre Thornton 145 508 133 .262 33 105
2B Duane Kuiper 149 547 155 .283 0 43
3B Buddy Bell 142 556 157 .282 6 62
SS Tom Veryzer 130 421 114 .271 1 32
LF Johnny Grubb 113 378 100 .265 14 61
CF Rick Manning 148 566 149 .263 3 50
RF Paul Dade 93 307 78 .254 3 20
DH Bernie Carbo 60 174 50 .287 4 16

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Jim Norris 113 315 89 .283 2 27
Ted Cox 82 227 53 .233 1 19
Willie Horton 50 169 42 .249 5 22
Bo Díaz 44 127 30 .236 2 11
Horace Speed 70 106 24 .226 0 4
Dan Briggs 15 49 8 .163 1 1
Larry Lintz 3 0 0 ---- 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Rick Wise 33 211.2 9 19 4.34 106
Mike Paxton 33 191 12 11 3.86 96
David Clyde 28 153.1 8 11 4.28 83
Dave Freisleben 12 44.1 1 4 7.11 19
Wayne Garland 6 29 2 3 7.89 13

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Don Hood 36 154.2 5 6 4.48 73
Paul Reuschel 18 89.2 2 4 3.11 24

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Jim Kern 58 10 10 13 3.08 95
Dan Spillner 36 3 1 3 3.67 48
Dennis Kinney 18 0 2 5 4.42 19
Al Fitzmorris 7 0 1 0 6.28 5

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League Gene Dusan
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League John Orsino and Jim Bragan
A Waterloo Indians Midwest League Woody Smith
A-Short Season Batavia Trojans New York–Penn League Luis Isaac

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dave Rosello page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ David Clyde page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Rico Carty page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Dennis Eckersley page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ "The Nolan Ryan Express | The Strikeout King". smackbomb.com/nolanryan. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2008.
  6. ^ Dan Spillner page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ a b Joe Wallis page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Bill Laxton page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Paul Reuschel page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Willie Horton page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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