1978 Seattle Mariners season

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1978 Seattle Mariners
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record56–104 (.350)
Divisional place7th
Other information
Owner(s)Danny Kaye
General manager(s)Lou Gorman
Manager(s)Darrell Johnson
Local televisionKING-TV 5
Local radioKVI 570 AM
(Dave Niehaus, Ken Wilson)
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The 1978 Seattle Mariners season was the second in franchise history. The Mariners ended the season by finishing 7th in the American League West with a record of 56–104 (.350).

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • October 1, 1978: Kevin Pasley hit a home run in the last at bat of his career.[3]

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Kansas City Royals 92 70 0.568 56–25 36–45
Texas Rangers 87 75 0.537 5 52–30 35–45
California Angels 87 75 0.537 5 50–31 37–44
Minnesota Twins 73 89 0.451 19 38–43 35–46
Chicago White Sox 71 90 0.441 20½ 38–42 33–48
Oakland Athletics 69 93 0.426 23 38–42 31–51
Seattle Mariners 56 104 0.350 35 32–49 24–55

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 Seattle Mariners
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 Bob Stinson 124 364 94 .258 11 55
1B Dan Meyer 123 444 101 .227 8 56
2B Julio Cruz 147 550 129 .235 1 25
SS Craig Reynolds 148 548 160 .292 5 44
3B Bill Stein 114 403 105 .261 4 37
LF Bruce Bochte 140 486 128 .263 11 51
CF Ruppert Jones 129 472 111 .235 6 46
RF Leon Roberts 134 472 142 .301 22 92
DH Leroy Stanton 93 302 55 .182 3 24

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
Tom Paciorek 70 251 75 .299 4 30
Larry Milbourne 93 234 53 .254 2 20
John Hale 107 211 36 .171 4 22
Bob Robertson 64 174 40 .230 8 28
Juan Bernhardt 54 165 38 .230 2 12
Bill Plummer 41 93 20 .215 2 7
Steve Braun 32 74 17 .230 3 15
Kevin Pasley 25 54 13 .241 1 5
José Báez 23 50 8 .160 0 2
Charlie Beamon 10 11 2 .182 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
Paul Mitchell 29 168 8 14 4.18 75
Glenn Abbott 29 155.1 7 15 5.27 67
Rick Honeycutt 26 134.1 5 11 4.89 50
Jim Colborn 20 114.1 3 10 5.35 26
Byron McLaughlin 20 107 4 8 4.37 87
Dick Pole 21 98.2 4 11 6.48 41

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
Rick Jones 3 12.1 0 2 5.84 11

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
Enrique Romo 56 11 7 10 3.69 62
Shane Rawley 52 4 9 4 4.12 66
Jim Todd 49 3 4 3 3.88 37
Tom House 34 5 4 0 4.66 29
Mike Parrott 27 1 5 1 5.14 41
John Montague 19 1 3 2 3.88 37
Steve Burke 18 0 1 0 3.49 16
Tom Brown 6 0 0 0 4.15 8

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA San Jose Missions Pacific Coast League Rene Lachemann
A Stockton Mariners California League Bobby Floyd
A-Short Season Bellingham Mariners Northwest League Bob Didier

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bob Galasso page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Mike Kekich page at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/feats/feats18.shtml
  4. ^ Vance McHenry page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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