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1978 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1978 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (since 1882)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
    General manager(s) Harding "Pete" Peterson
    Manager(s) Chuck Tanner
    Local television KDKA-TV
    Milo Hamilton, Lanny Frattare
    Local radio KDKA
    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 Major League Baseball (MLB). 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
    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

    Opening Day lineup

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1978 Pittsburgh Pirates
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    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 Ott, EdEd Ott 112 379 102 .269 9 38

    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
    Milner, JohnJohn Milner 108 295 80 .271 6 38
    Sanguillén, MannyManny Sanguillén 85 220 58 .264 3 16

    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
    Blyleven, BertBert Blyleven 34 243.2 14 10 3.03 182
    Candelaria, JohnJohn Candelaria 30 189 12 11 3.24 94

    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
    Bibby, JimJim Bibby 34 107 8 7 3.53 72

    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

    Awards and honors

    All-Stars

    1978 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

    • Willie Stargell, reserve

    Farm system

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