1978 Chicago Cubs season

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1978 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) William Wrigley III
General manager(s) Bob Kennedy
Manager(s) Herman Franks
Local television WGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Lou Boudreau)
Local radio WGN
(Vince Lloyd, Lou Boudreau)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

On June 14, in Cincinnati, Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds singled in the first inning off Cubs pitcher Dave Roberts; Rose would proceed to get a hit in every game he played until August 1.

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia Phillies 90 72 .556 --
Pittsburgh Pirates 88 73 .547 1.5
Chicago Cubs 79 83 .488 11
Montreal Expos 76 86 .469 14
St. Louis Cardinals 69 93 .426 21
New York Mets 66 96 .407 24

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1978 Chicago Cubs
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 Rader, DaveDave Rader 116 305 62 .203 3 36
3B Ontiveros, SteveSteve Ontiveros 82 276 67 .243 1 22
SS DeJesús, IvánIván DeJesús 160 619 172 .278 3 35

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
Scott, RodneyRodney Scott 78 227 64 .282 0 15
Vail, MikeMike Vail 74 180 60 .333 4 33
White, JerryJerry White 59 136 37 .272 1 10
Cox, LarryLarry Cox 59 121 34 .281 2 18
Cruz, HéctorHéctor Cruz 30 76 18 .237 2 9
Wallis, JoeJoe Wallis 28 55 17 .309 1 6
Thompson, ScotScot Thompson 19 36 15 .417 0 2
Putman, EdEd Putman 17 25 5 .200 0 3
Gordon, MikeMike Gordon 4 5 1 .200 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
Reuschel, RickRick Reuschel 35 242.2 14 15 3.41 115
Lamp, DennisDennis Lamp 37 223.2 7 15 3.30 73
Burris, RayRay Burris 40 198.2 7 13 4.76 94
Krukow, MikeMike Krukow 27 138 9 3 3.91 81

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
Roberts, DaveDave Roberts 35 142.1 6 8 5.25 54
Holtzman, KenKen Holtzman 23 53 0 3 6.11 36
Fryman, WoodieWoodie Fryman 13 55.2 2 4 5.17 28

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
Moore, DonnieDonnie Moore 71 9 7 4 4.11 50
Hernández, WillieWillie Hernández 54 8 2 3 3.77 38
McGlothen, LynnLynn McGlothen 49 5 3 0 3.04 60
Geisel, DaveDave Geisel 18 1 0 0 4.24 15
Reuschel, PaulPaul Reuschel 16 2 0 0 5.14 13

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Wichita Aeros American Association Harry Dunlop
AA Midland Cubs Texas League Jim Saul
A Pompano Beach Cubs Florida State League Jack Hiatt
Short-Season A Geneva Cubs New York-Penn League Bob Hartsfield
Rookie GCL Cubs Gulf Coast League Randy Hundley

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Geneva

Notes[edit]

References[edit]