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1978 Baltimore Orioles season

1978 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Baltimore, Maryland (since 1954)
  • Results
    Record 90–71 (.559)
    Divisional place 4th
    Other information
    Owner(s) Jerold Hoffberger
    General manager(s) Hank Peters
    Manager(s) Earl Weaver
    Local television WJZ-TV
    Local radio WBAL (AM)
    (Chuck Thompson, Bill O'Donnell, Brooks Robinson)
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    The 1978 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Orioles finishing fourth in the American League East with a record of 90 wins and 71 losses.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    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


    Opening Day starters

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1978 Baltimore Orioles
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    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 Dempsey, RickRick Dempsey 146 441 114 .259 6 32
    1B Murray, EddieEddie Murray 161 610 174 .285 27 95
    2B Dauer, RichRich Dauer 133 459 121 .264 6 46
    3B DeCinces, DougDoug DeCinces 142 511 146 .286 28 80
    SS Belanger, MarkMark Belanger 135 348 74 .213 0 16
    LF Kelly, PatPat Kelly 100 274 75 .274 11 40
    CF Harlow, LarryLarry Harlow 147 460 112 .243 8 26
    RF Singleton, KenKen Singleton 149 502 147 .293 20 81
    DH May, LeeLee May 148 556 137 .246 25 80

    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
    Smith, BillyBilly Smith 85 250 65 .260 5 30
    Mora, AndresAndres Mora 76 229 49 .214 8 14
    López, CarlosCarlos López 120 193 46 .238 4 20
    Garcia, KikoKiko Garcia 79 186 49 .263 0 13
    Bumbry, AlAl Bumbry 33 114 27 .237 2 6
    Crowley, TerryTerry Crowley 62 95 24 .253 0 12
    Skaggs, DaveDave Skaggs 36 86 13 .151 0 2
    Roenicke, GaryGary Roenicke 27 58 15 .259 3 15
    Anderson, MikeMike Anderson 53 32 3 .094 0 3
    Hendricks, ElrodElrod Hendricks 13 18 6 .333 1 1
    Dimmel, MikeMike Dimmel 8 0 0 .000 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
    Flanagan, MikeMike Flanagan 40 281.1 19 15 4.03 167
    Martínez, DennisDennis Martínez 40 276.1 16 11 3.52 142
    Palmer, JimJim Palmer 38 296 21 12 2.46 138
    McGregor, ScottScott McGregor 35 233 15 13 3.32 94
    Stewart, SammySammy Stewart 2 11.1 1 1 3.18 11

    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
    Briles, NelsonNelson Briles 16 54.1 4 4 4.64 30
    Ford, DaveDave Ford 2 15 1 0 0.00 5

    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
    Stanhouse, DonDon Stanhouse 56 6 9 24 2.89 42
    Martinez, TippyTippy Martinez 42 3 3 5 4.83 57
    Kerrigan, JoeJoe Kerrigan 26 3 1 3 4.77 41
    Flinn, JohnJohn Flinn 13 1 1 0 8.04 8
    Stoddard, TimTim Stoddard 8 0 1 0 6.00 14
    Stephenson, EarlEarl Stephenson 2 0 0 0 2.79 4
    Harlow, LarryLarry Harlow 1 0 0 0 67.50 1
    Hendricks, ElrodElrod Hendricks 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Miami

    Notes

    References