1978 San Francisco Giants season

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1978 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Bob Lurie
General manager(s) Spec Richardson
Manager(s) Joe Altobelli
Local television KTVU
(Lon Simmons, Gary Park)
Local radio KSFO
(Lon Simmons, Joe Angel)
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The 1978 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 96th season in Major League Baseball, their 21st season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 19th at Candlestick Park. The team finished in third place in the National League West with an 89-73 record, 6 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 0.586 54–27 41–40
Cincinnati Reds 92 69 0.571 49–31 43–38
San Francisco Giants 89 73 0.549 6 50–31 39–42
San Diego Padres 84 78 0.519 11 50–31 34–47
Houston Astros 74 88 0.457 21 50–31 24–57
Atlanta Braves 69 93 0.426 26 39–42 30–51


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


Opening Day starters[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1978 San Francisco Giants
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
1B McCovey, WillieWillie McCovey 108 351 80 .228 12 64
2B Madlock, BillBill Madlock 122 447 138 .309 15 44
3B Evans, DarrellDarrell Evans 159 547 133 .243 20 78
CF Herndon, LarryLarry Herndon 151 471 122 .259 1 72
RF Clark, JackJack Clark 156 592 181 .306 25 98

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
Cruz, HéctorHéctor Cruz 79 197 44 .223 6 24
Dwyer, JimJim Dwyer 73 173 39 .225 5 22
Andrews, RobRob Andrews 79 177 39 .220 1 11
Sadek, MikeMike Sadek 40 109 26 .239 2 9
Harris, VicVic Harris 53 100 15 .150 1 11
Tamargo, JohnJohn Tamargo 36 92 22 .239 1 8
James, SkipSkip James 41 21 2 .095 0 3
Gardner, ArtArt Gardner 7 3 0 .000 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
Knepper, BobBob Knepper 36 260 17 11 2.63 147
Blue, VidaVida Blue 35 258 18 10 2.79 171
Halicki, EdEd Halicki 29 199 9 10 2.85 105
Barr, JimJim Barr 32 163 8 11 3.53 44

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
Nastu, PhilipPhilip Nastu 3 8 0 1 5.63 5

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
Curtis, JohnJohn Curtis 46 4 3 1 3.71 38
Williams, CharlieCharlie Williams 25 1 3 0 5.44 22
Plank, EdEd Plank 5 0 0 0 4.05 1
Cornutt, TerryTerry Cornutt 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Phoenix Giants Pacific Coast League Rocky Bridges
AA Waterbury Giants Eastern League Andy Gilbert
A Fresno Giants California League John VanOrnum
A Cedar Rapids Giants Midwest League Jack Mull
Rookie Great Falls Giants Pioneer League Ernie Rodriguez

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Frank Riccelli at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Vida Blue at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Alan Hargesheimer at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Randy Elliott at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1978&t=SFN
  6. ^ John Rabb at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ John Tamargo at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links[edit]