1978 Pittsburgh Pirates Season
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1978 Pittsburgh Pirates Season

1978 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record88-73 (.547)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)John W. Galbreath (majority shareholder); Thomas P. Johnson (minority shareholder)
General manager(s)Harding "Pete" Peterson
Manager(s)Chuck Tanner
Local televisionKDKA-TV
Milo Hamilton, Lanny Frattare
Local radioKDKA
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 the National League. The Pirates finished second in the National League East with a record of 88-73.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

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

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 --


Game log

Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Roster

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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 Ed Ott 112 379 102 .269 9 38
1B Willie Stargell 122 390 115 .295 28 97
2B Rennie Stennett 106 333 81 .243 3 35
SS Frank Taveras 157 654 182 .278 0 38
3B Phil Garner 154 528 138 .261 10 66
LF Bill Robinson 136 499 123 .246 14 80
CF Omar Moreno 155 515 121 .235 2 33
RF Dave Parker 148 581 194 .334 30 117

Other batters

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
John Milner 108 295 80 .271 6 38
Manny Sanguillén 85 220 58 .264 3 16
Duffy Dyer 58 175 37 .211 0 13
Dale Berra 56 135 28 .207 6 14
Steve Brye 66 115 27 .235 1 9
Mario Mendoza 57 55 12 .218 1 3
Ken Macha 29 52 11 .212 0 5
Fernando González 9 21 4 .190 0 0
Jim Fregosi 20 20 4 .200 0 1
Doe Boyland 6 8 2 .250 0 1
Steve Nicosia 3 5 0 .000 0 1
Dave May 5 4 0 .000 0 0
Alberto Lois 3 4 1 .250 0 0
Cito Gaston 2 2 1 .500 0 0
Matt Alexander 7 0 0 --- 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bert Blyleven 34 243.2 14 10 3.03 182
Don Robinson 35 228.1 14 6 3.47 135
John Candelaria 30 189 12 11 3.24 94
Jim Rooker 28 163.1 9 11 4.24 76

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jim Bibby 34 107 8 7 3.53 72
Bruce Kison 28 96 6 6 3.19 62
Jerry Reuss 23 82.2 3 2 4.90 42
Odell Jones 3 9 2 0 2.00 10

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Kent Tekulve 91 8 7 31 2.33 77
Grant Jackson 60 7 5 5 3.26 45
Ed Whitson 43 5 6 4 3.28 64
Dave Hamilton 16 0 2 1 3.42 15
Will McEnaney 6 0 0 0 10.38 6
Clay Carroll 2 0 0 0 2.25 0

Awards and honors

All-Stars

1978 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

  • Willie Stargell, reserve

Farm system

Notes

References

  • 1978 Pittsburgh Pirates team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1978 Pittsburgh Pirates team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.

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