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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The 1978 Chicago Cubs season was the 107th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 103rd in the National League and the 63rd at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished third in the National League East with a record of 79–83.

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 Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 90 72 0.556 54–28 36–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 88 73 0.547 55–26 33–47
Chicago Cubs 79 83 0.488 11 44–38 35–45
Montreal Expos 76 86 0.469 14 41–39 35–47
St. Louis Cardinals 69 93 0.426 21 37–44 32–49
New York Mets 66 96 0.407 24 33–47 33–49


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1978 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 5–7 6–12 8–10 5–13 5–7 6–6 8–4 2–10 8–10 11–7 5–7
Chicago 7–5 7–5 6–6 4–8 7–11 11–7 4–14 7–11 7–5 4–8 15–3
Cincinnati 12–6 5–7 11–7 9–9 8–4 7–5 7–5 4–7 9–9 12–6 8–4
Houston 10–8 6–6 7–11 7–11 6–6 7–5 6–6 4–8 8–10 6–12 7–5
Los Angeles 13–5 8–4 9–9 11–7 8–4 7–5 7–5 7–5 9–9 11–7 5–7
Montreal 7–5 11–7 4–8 6–6 4–8 8–10 9–9 7–11 6–6 5–7 9–9
New York 6–6 7–11 5–7 5–7 5–7 10–8 6–12 7–11 5–7 3–9 7–11
Philadelphia 4-8 14–4 5–7 6–6 5–7 9–9 12–6 11–7 8–4 6–6 10–8
Pittsburgh 10–2 11–7 7–4 8–4 5–7 11–7 11–7 7–11 5–7 4–8 9–9
San Diego 10–8 5–7 9–9 10–8 9–9 6–6 7–5 4–8 7–5 8–10 9–3
San Francisco 7–11 8–4 6–12 12–6 7–11 7–5 9–3 6–6 8–4 10–8 9–3
St. Louis 7–5 3–15 4–8 5–7 7–5 9–9 11–7 8–10 9–9 3–9 3–9


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
A-Short Season Geneva Cubs New York–Penn League Bob Hartsfield
Rookie GCL Cubs Gulf Coast League Randy Hundley

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Geneva

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Keith Drumright at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ a b Woodie Fryman at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Dave Rosello at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Jesús Figueroa at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Mike Diaz at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Ken Holtzman at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Joe Wallis at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Paul Reuschel at Baseball-Reference

References[edit]