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1978 San Francisco Giants season

1978 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
  • San Francisco, California (since 1958)
  • 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

    Regular season

    Season standings

    NL West W L GB Pct.
    Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 -- .586
    Cincinnati Reds 92 69 2.5 .571
    San Francisco Giants 89 73 6 .549
    San Diego Padres 84 78 11 .519
    Houston Astros 74 88 21 .457
    Atlanta Braves 69 93 26 .426

    Opening Day starters

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1978 San Francisco Giants
    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
    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

    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

    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
    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

    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

    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

    All-Star Game

    Farm system

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