1978 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1978 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
General manager(s) Harding "Pete" Peterson
Manager(s) Chuck Tanner
Local television KDKA-TV
Milo Hamilton, Lanny Frattare
Local radio KDKA
Milo Hamilton, Lanny Frattare
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The 1978 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 97th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 92nd in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished second in the National League East with a record of 88–73.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1978 Pittsburgh Pirates
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 Ott, EdEd Ott 112 379 102 .269 9 38

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
Milner, JohnJohn Milner 108 295 80 .271 6 38
Sanguillén, MannyManny Sanguillén 85 220 58 .264 3 16

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
Blyleven, BertBert Blyleven 34 243.2 14 10 3.03 182
Candelaria, JohnJohn Candelaria 30 189 12 11 3.24 94

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
Bibby, JimJim Bibby 34 107 8 7 3.53 72

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

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Stars[edit]

1978 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

  • Willie Stargell, reserve

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Clippers International League Johnny Lipon
AA Shreveport Captains Texas League Steve Demeter
A Salem Pirates Carolina League Jim Mahoney
A Charleston Patriots Western Carolinas League Bill Scripture
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

Notes[edit]

References[edit]