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1978 Toronto Blue Jays season

1978 Toronto Blue Jays
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Toronto (since 1977)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Labatt Breweries,
    Imperial Trust,
    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
    Manager(s) Roy Hartsfield
    Local television CBC Television
    (Don Chevrier, Tony Kubek, Tom McKee)
    CBFT
    (Jean-Pierre Roy, Guy Ferron)
    Local radio CKFH
    (Early Wynn, Tom Cheek)
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    The 1978 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's second season of Major League Baseball. It resulted in the Blue Jays finishing seventh in the American League East with a record of 59 wins and 102 losses.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Opening Day starters

    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


    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1978 Toronto Blue Jays
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    Game log

    1978 Game Log 59–102 (Home 37–44, Away 22–58)

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; Avg = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

    Pos Player G AB R H 2B 3B Avg. HR RBI SB
    C Cerone, RickRick Cerone 88 282 25 63 8 2 .223 3 20 0
    1B Mayberry, JohnJohn Mayberry 152 515 51 129 15 2 .250 22 70 1
    2B McKay, DaveDave McKay 145 504 59 120 20 8 .238 7 45 4
    3B Howell, RoyRoy Howell 140 551 67 149 28 3 .270 8 61 0
    SS Gómez, LuisLuis Gómez 153 413 39 92 7 3 .223 0 32 2
    LF Woods, AlAl Woods 62 220 19 53 12 3 .241 3 25 1
    CF Bosetti, RickRick Bosetti 136 568 61 147 25 5 .259 5 42 6
    RF Bailor, BobBob Bailor 154 621 74 164 29 7 .264 1 52 5
    DH Carty, RicoRico Carty 104 387 51 110 16 0 .284 20 68 1

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; Avg = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

    Player G AB R H 2B 3B Avg HR RBI SB
    Ashby, AlanAlan Ashby 81 264 27 69 15 0 .261 9 29 1
    Vélez, OttoOtto Vélez 91 248 29 66 14 2 .266 9 38 1
    Upshaw, WillieWillie Upshaw 95 224 26 53 8 2 .237 1 17 4
    Hutton, TommyTommy Hutton 64 173 19 44 9 0 .254 2 9 1
    Horton, WillieWillie Horton 33 122 12 25 6 0 .205 3 19 0
    Ault, DougDoug Ault 54 104 10 25 1 1 .240 3 7 0
    Johnson, TimTim Johnson 68 79 9 19 2 0 .241 0 3 0
    Ewing, SamSam Ewing 40 56 3 10 0 0 .179 2 9 0
    Iorg, GarthGarth Iorg 19 49 3 8 0 0 .163 0 3 0
    Woods, GaryGary Woods 8 19 1 3 1 0 .158 0 0 1
    Alberts, ButchButch Alberts 6 18 1 5 1 0 .278 0 0 0
    Milner, BrianBrian Milner 2 9 3 4 0 1 .444 0 2 0
    Whitt, ErnieErnie Whitt 2 4 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
    Nordbrook, TimTim Nordbrook 7 0 1 0 0 0 ---- 0 0 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

    Player G GS IP W L ERA R ER BB K
    Clancy, JimJim Clancy 31 30 193.2 10 12 4.09 96 88 91 106
    Jefferson, JesseJesse Jefferson 31 30 211.2 7 16 4.38 109 103 86 97
    Underwood, TomTom Underwood 31 30 197.2 6 14 4.10 105 90 87 139
    Garvin, JerryJerry Garvin 26 22 144.2 4 12 5.54 92 89 48 67
    Lemanczyk, DaveDave Lemanczyk 29 20 136.2 4 14 6.26 97 95 67 62

    Other pitchers

    Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

    Player G GS IP W L ERA R ER BB K
    Moore, BalorBalor Moore 37 18 144.1 6 9 4.93 85 79 54 75
    Kirkwood, DonDon Kirkwood 16 9 68 4 5 4.24 36 32 25 29

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

    Player W L ERA G SV IP R ER BB K
    Murphy, TomTom Murphy 50 94 6 9 7 3.93 43 41 37 36
    Willis, MikeMike Willis 44 100.2 3 7 7 4.56 55 51 39 52
    Cruz, VíctorVíctor Cruz 32 47.1 7 3 9 1.71 10 9 35 51
    Coleman, JoeJoe Coleman 31 60.2 2 0 0 4.60 34 31 30 28
    Wallace, DaveDave Wallace 6 14 0 0 0 3.86 6 6 11 7
    Buskey, TomTom Buskey 8 13.1 0 1 0 3.38 5 5 5 7
    Wiley, MarkMark Wiley 2 2.2 0 0 0 6.75 2 2 1 2

    Awards and honors

    All-Star Game

    Farm system

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    Notes

    1. ^ Phil Roof page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Luis Gomez page at Baseball-Reference
    3. ^ Geno Petralli page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ a b Rico Carty page at Baseball Reference
    5. ^ Rick Bosetti page at Baseball Reference
    6. ^ John Mayberry page at Baseball Reference
    7. ^ Joe Coleman page at Baseball Reference
    8. ^ Lloyd Moseby page at Baseball Reference
    9. ^ Dave Stieb page at Baseball Reference
    10. ^ http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/tor/history/all_stars.jsp
    11. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

    References

    Preceded by
    1977 Toronto Blue Jays season
    1978 Toronto Blue Jays Season
    1978
    Succeeded by
    1979 Toronto Blue Jays season