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1978 Philadelphia Phillies season

1978 Philadelphia Phillies
1978 National League East Championship
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (since 1883)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Robert "Ruly" Carpenter III
    General manager(s) Paul Owens
    Manager(s) Danny Ozark
    Local television WPHL-TV
    Local radio KYW
    (Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn, Andy Musser, Chris Wheeler)
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    The 1978 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 96th season in the history of the franchise. The Phillies won their third straight National League East title with a record of 90-72, a game and a half over the Pittsburgh Pirates, as the Phillies defeated the Pirates in Pittsburgh on the next to last day of the season.[1][2] For the third consecutive season, the Phillies came up short in the NLCS, as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated them, three games to one, like they did the previous season. The Phils were managed by Danny Ozark, and played their home games at Veterans Stadium.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    NL East W L Pct. GB
    Philadelphia Phillies 90 72 .556 --
    Pittsburgh Pirates 88 73 .547 1.5
    Chicago Cubs 79 83 .488 11
    Montreal Expos 76 86 .469 14
    St. Louis Cardinals 69 93 .426 21
    New York Mets 66 96 .407 24

    Notable transactions

    Draft picks

    Phillie Phanatic

    The Phillie Phanatic debuted on April 25, 1978 at The Vet when the Phils played the Chicago Cubs. Tim McCarver introduced the Phanatic on the "Captain Noah and His Magical Ark" show on WPVI-TV in his role promoting the team. The Phanatic was originally portrayed by Dave Raymond.

    1978 Game Log

    Legend
      Phillies win
      Phillies loss
      Postponement
    Bold Phillies team member

    Roster

    1978 Philadelphia Phillies
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    = Indicates team leader

    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 Boone, BobBob Boone 132 435 123 .283 12 62
    1B Hebner, RichieRichie Hebner 137 435 123 .283 17 71
    2B Sizemore, TedTed Sizemore 108 351 77 .219 0 25
    3B Schmidt, MikeMike Schmidt 145 513 129 .251 21 78
    SS Bowa, LarryLarry Bowa 156 654 192 .294 3 43
    LF Luzinski, GregGreg Luzinski 155 540 143 .265 35 101
    CF Maddox, GarryGarry Maddox 155 598 172 .288 11 68
    RF McBride, BakeBake McBride 122 472 127 .269 10 49

    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
    McCarver, TimTim McCarver 90 146 36 .247 1 14
    Morrison, JimJim Morrison 53 108 17 .157 3 10
    Harrelson, BudBud Harrelson 71 103 22 .214 0 9
    Johnstone, JayJay Johnstone 35 56 10 .179 0 4
    Dineen, KerryKerry Dineen 5 8 2 .250 0 0
    Cruz, ToddTodd Cruz 3 4 2 .500 0 2

    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
    Carlton, SteveSteve Carlton 34 247.1 16 13 2.84 161
    Christenson, LarryLarry Christenson 33 228 13 14 3.24 131

    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
    Reed, RonRon Reed 66 3 4 17 2.24 85
    Brusstar, WarrenWarren Brusstar 58 6 3 0 2.33 60
    Eastwick, RawlyRawly Eastwick 22 2 1 0 4.02 14
    Piña, HoracioHoracio Piña 2 0 0 0 0.00 4
    Boitano, DanDan Boitano 1 0 0 0 0.00 0
    Larson, DanDan Larson 1 0 0 0 9.00 2

    1978 National League Championship Series

    The Los Angeles Dodgers win the Series, 3 games to 1, over the Phillies.

    Game Score Date Location Attendance
    1 Los Angeles - 9, Philadelphia - 5 October 4 Veterans Stadium 63,460
    2 Los Angeles - 4, Philadelphia - 0 October 5 Veterans Stadium 60,642
    3 Philadelphia - 9, Los Angeles - 4 October 6 Dodger Stadium 55,043
    4 Philadelphia - 3, Los Angeles - 4 October 7 Dodger Stadium 55,124

    1978 Postseason Game Log

    Legend
      Phillies win
      Phillies loss
      Postponement
    Bold Phillies team member

    Awards and honors

    Farm system

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    Notes

    1. ^ Denlinger, Ken (October 1, 1978). "Phils Sew It Up". Washington Post. p. D1. 
    2. ^ Denlinger, Ken (October 1, 1978). "Loud Sighs From Phillies Precede Popping of Corks". Washington Post. p. D2. 
    3. ^ George Bell page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ Fred Andrews page at Baseball Reference
    5. ^ Julio Franco page at Baseball Reference
    6. ^ Bobby Brown page at Baseball Reference
    7. ^ Carmen Castillo page at Baseball-Reference
    8. ^ Dan Larson page at Baseball Reference
    9. ^ Horacio Piña page at Baseball Reference
    10. ^ Ed Hearn page at Baseball Reference
    11. ^ Ryne Sandberg page at Baseball Reference
    12. ^ Rick Leach page at Baseball Reference
    13. ^ a b c "1978 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com. 
    14. ^ MacDonald, Ian (April 12, 1978). "Expos get Carlton out of way as game in Philly postponed". Monteal, QC: The Gazette. p. 21. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
    15. ^ "Error call thrills Forsch, amazes Phillies". Miami, FL: The Miami News. Associated Press (AP). April 17, 1978. p. 1B. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
    16. ^ MacDonald, Ian (April 21, 1978). "Forsch's tainted no-hitter casts doubt on how baseball's scoring rule applied". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. p. 21. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
    17. ^ Feeney, Charley (April 19, 1978). "Tanner's Gambling Luck All Bad". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 13. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
    18. ^ "Majors At A Glance". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 22, 1978. p. 12. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
    19. ^ "Majors At A Glance". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 9, 1978. p. 14. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
    20. ^ "Majors At A Glance". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 24, 1978. p. 40. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
    21. ^ "Majors At A Glance". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. June 22, 1978. p. 14. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
    22. ^ "Majors At A Glance". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. July 4, 1978. p. 42. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
    23. ^ Feeney, Charley (August 7, 1978). "Bucs Dead, Funeral Date Pending". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 11. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
    24. ^ "Expos-Phils rained on". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. September 22, 1978. p. 31. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
    25. ^ "Pennant Race". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. September 23, 1978. p. 9. Retrieved December 28, 2014. ...Sept 21 at Montreal, ppd., rain will be played [September 25] at Philadelphia with Montreal the home team[.] 
    26. ^ "Majors At A Glance". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. September 23, 1978. p. 13. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
    27. ^ "Philadelphia Phillies 8, Houston Astros 5". retrosheet.org. May 18, 1978. Retrieved December 30, 2014. Schmidt doubled to left; Johnstone singled to right [Schmidt to third]; Hebner popped to shortstop; Maddox popped to catcher in foul territory; Phillies manager Danny Ozark protested game because the umpires returned Jay Johnstone to 1B[.] 
    28. ^ "May 18, 1978, Phillies at Astros Box Score and Play by Play". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. May 18, 1978. Retrieved December 30, 2014. 
    29. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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