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 television WJKW
Local radio WWWE
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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
New York Yankees 100 63 .613 --
Boston Red Sox 99 64 .607 1
Milwaukee Brewers 93 69 .574 6.5
Baltimore Orioles 90 71 .559 9
Detroit Tigers 86 76 .531 13.5
Cleveland Indians 69 90 .434 29
Toronto Blue Jays 59 102 .366 40


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 Alexander, GaryGary Alexander 90 324 76 .235 17 62
1B Thornton, AndreAndre Thornton 145 508 133 .262 33 105
2B Kuiper, DuaneDuane Kuiper 149 547 155 .283 0 43
3B Bell, BuddyBuddy Bell 142 556 157 .282 6 62
SS Veryzer, TomTom Veryzer 130 421 114 .271 1 32
LF Grubb, JohnnyJohnny Grubb 113 378 100 .265 14 61
CF Manning, RickRick Manning 148 566 149 .263 3 50
RF Dade, PaulPaul Dade 93 307 78 .254 3 20
DH Carbo, BernieBernie 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
Norris, JimJim Norris 113 315 89 .283 2 27
Cox, TedTed Cox 82 227 53 .233 1 19
Horton, WillieWillie Horton 50 169 42 .249 5 22
Díaz, BoBo Díaz 44 127 30 .236 2 11
Speed, HoraceHorace Speed 70 106 24 .226 0 4
Briggs, DanDan Briggs 15 49 8 .163 1 1
Lintz, LarryLarry 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
Wise, RickRick Wise 33 211.2 9 19 4.34 106
Paxton, MikeMike Paxton 33 191 12 11 3.86 96
Clyde, DavidDavid Clyde 28 153.1 8 11 4.28 83
Freisleben, DaveDave Freisleben 12 44.1 1 4 7.11 19
Garland, WayneWayne 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
Hood, DonDon Hood 36 154.2 5 6 4.48 73
Reuschel, PaulPaul 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
Kern, JimJim Kern 58 10 10 13 3.08 95
Spillner, DanDan Spillner 36 3 1 3 3.67 48
Kinney, DennisDennis Kinney 18 0 2 5 4.42 19
Fitzmorris, AlAl 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
Short-Season A Batavia Trojans New York-Penn League Luis Isaac

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Notes[edit]

References[edit]