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1978 Batting Debuts

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  • Player NameGame DateTeamOppLnPosAgeBoxscoreABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPBaDraft Info
    Butch Alberts1978-09-07TORMIL5dh28.126Box | PBP4-2-------------R
    1972- 28- 642-PIT
    Jim Anderson1978-07-02CALTEX9ss21.128Box | PBP3111-----1----1-R
    1975-  2-  25-CAL
    Reggie Baldwin1978-05-25HOUSFN7c23.279Box | PBP1---------------R
    1976-  3-  49-HOU
    Charlie Beamon1978-09-11SEAMIL8ph24.280Box | PBP1---------------L
    1973-  0-   0-KCA
    Bruce Benedict1978-08-18ATLSLN1c23.000Box | PBP1-1-------------R
    1976-  5-  99-ATL
    Butch Benton1978-09-14NYNMON9ph21.020Box | PBP1---------------R
    1975-  1-   6-NYN
    Jim Beswick1978-08-09SDNLAN3rf20.177Box | PBP4---------1----2B
    1976-  5- 101-SDN
    Bruce Bochy1978-07-19HOUNYN8c23.094Box | PBP3-2-------1-----R
    1975-  1-  23-HOU
    Mike Bruhert1978-04-09NYNMON9p26.289Box | PBP1---------1-----R
    1971-  0-   0-NYN
    Mark Budaska1978-06-06OAKBOS9lf25.160Box | PBP1---------------B
    1973-  0-   0-OAK
    Tony Castillo1978-09-22SDNLAN7c21.099Box | PBP1---------------R
    1975-  3-  50-SDN
    Harry Chappas1978-09-07CHASEA2ss20.315Box | PBP4---------1-----B
    1976-  6-  94-CHA
    Mike Colbern1978-07-18CHAMIL7dh23.090Box | PBP411-------------R
    1976-  2-  32-CHA
    Dave Cripe1978-09-10KCACAL43b27.156Box | PBP1-1---1---------R
    1972-  0-   0-KCA
    Arturo DeFreitas1978-09-07CINSDN61b25.133Box | PBP4---------2-----R
    1970-  0-   0-CIN
    Brian Doyle1978-04-30NYAMIN92b23.094Box | PBP3---------------L
    1972-  4-  76-TEX
    Keith Drumright1978-09-01HOUCHN22b23.315Box | PBP422---1--1------L
    1976-  4-  79-CHN
    Dave Edwards1978-09-11MINCHA6cf24.199Box | PBP4-11------2-----R
    1971-  7- 169-MIN
    Barry Evans1978-09-04SDNATL33b21.277Box | PBP6131--1---1-----R
    1977-  2-  34-SDN
    Marv Foley1978-09-11CHAMIN6ph25.012Box | PBP1---------------L
    1975- 17- 395-CHA
    Jerry Fry1978-09-04MONCHN8c22.187Box | PBP4---------2-----R
    1974-  2-  33-MON
    Joe Gates1978-09-12CHAMIN92b23.344Box | PBP211---11---1----L
    1973-  0-   0-KCA
    Jim Gaudet1978-09-10KCACAL7c23.099Box | PBP1---------------R
    1976-  6- 138-KCA
    Pedro Guerrero1978-09-22LANSDN9ph22.084Box | PBP111-------------R
    1973-  0-   0-LAN
    Brad Gulden1978-09-22LANSDN7c22.103Box | PBP1---------------L
    1975- 17- 408-LAN
    Player NameGame DateTeamOppLnPosAgeBoxscoreABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPBaDraft Info
    Garry Hancock1978-07-16BOSMIN7dh24.173Box | PBP3---------1-----L
    1976-  1-  17-CLE
    Ron Hassey1978-04-23CLEBOS8c25.054Box | PBP6-2---2---------L
    1976- 18- 422-CLE
    Bob Horner1978-06-16ATLPIT73b20.314Box | PBP311--12--1------R
    1978-  1-   1-ATL
    Glenn Hubbard1978-07-14ATLPHI82b20.291Box | PBP4-1-------------R
    1975- 20- 473-ATL
    Garth Iorg1978-04-09TORDET72b23.179Box | PBP3-1------1------R
    1973-  8- 181-NYA
    Terry Kennedy1978-09-04SLNPHI4ph-c22.091Box | PBP1---------------L
    1977-  1-   6-SLN
    Carney Lansford1978-04-08CALOAK8ph21.059Box | PBP1---------------R
    1975-  3-  49-CAL
    Jim Lentine1978-09-03SLNCIN9ph24.048Box | PBP1---------------R
    1975- 12- 280-SLN
    Dave Machemer1978-06-21CALMIN12b27.028Box | PBP411--11---------R
    1972-  4-  82-CAL
    Jerry Maddox1978-06-03ATLCHN9ph24.310Box | PBP1---------------R
    1975-  8- 186-ATL
    Greg Mahlberg1978-09-24TEXSEA4c26.046Box | PBP1---------------R
    1973-  0-   0-TEX
    Larry McWilliams1978-07-17ATLNYN9p24.157Box | PBP1-----------1---L
    1974-  1-   6-ATL
    Scott Meyer1978-09-10OAKTEX6c21.021Box | PBP1---------1-----R
    1978-  5- 108-OAK
    Brian Milner1978-06-23TORCLE9c18.218Box | PBP4-1-------1-----R
    1978-  7- 158-TOR
    Paul Molitor1978-04-07MILBAL1ss21.227Box | PBP5-1---1---------R
    1977-  1-   3-MIL
    Keith Moreland1978-10-01PHIPIT7c24.151Box | PBP2---------------R
    1975-  7- 156-PHI
    Dwayne Murphy1978-04-08OAKCAL1lf23.020Box | PBP1---------------L
    1973- 15- 359-OAK
    Steve Nicosia1978-07-08PITSLN9ph21.335Box | PBP1---------------R
    1973-  1-  24-PIT
    Jim Obradovich1978-09-12HOUCIN2ph28.364Box | PBP1---------1-----L
    1967- 24- 472-MIN
    Karl Pagel1978-09-21CHNPIT8ph23.176Box | PBP1---------1-----L
    1976-  1-  20-CHN
    Broderick Perkins1978-07-07SDNATL7ph-1b23.226Box | PBP2-1-------------L
    1976- 15- 341-SDN
    Hosken Powell1978-04-05MINSEA1rf22.326Box | PBP4-1-------------L
    1975-  1-   3-MIN
    Bobby Ramos1978-09-26MONPHI9ph22.325Box | PBP1--------------1R
    1974-  7- 153-MON
    Dave Revering1978-04-08OAKCAL5dh25.054Box | PBP511---1---2-----L
    1971-  7- 172-CIN
    Don Reynolds1978-04-07SDNSFN8ph24.356Box | PBP---------1------R
    1975- 18- 410-SDN
    Player NameGame DateTeamOppLnPosAgeBoxscoreABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPBaDraft Info
    Bruce Robinson1978-08-19OAKBOS8c24.124Box | PBP3-2---1---------L
    1975-  1-  21-OAK
    Don Robinson1978-04-10PITSLN9p20.306Box | PBP2---------------R
    1977- 17- 430-HOU
    Chico Ruiz1978-07-29ATLMON9pr-2b26.270Box | PBP1---------------R
    1969-  0-   0-ATL
    Billy Sample1978-09-02TEXMIL12b23.153Box | PBP1-1-------------R
    1976- 10- 228-TEX
    Scott Sanderson1978-08-06MONCHN9p22.014Box | PBP2-1-------------R
    1977-  3-  54-MON
    Dennis Sherrill1978-09-04NYADET8pr22.184Box | PBP11--------1-----R
    1974-  1-  12-NYA
    Hank Small1978-09-27ATLHOU61b25.057Box | PBP4--------------1R
    1975-  4-  90-ATL
    Ozzie Smith1978-04-07SDNSFN8ss23.102Box | PBP1--------1------B
    1977-  4-  86-SDN
    Tom Spencer1978-07-17CHAMIL3ph-rf27.139Box | PBP1---------------R
    1969- 20- 470-CIN
    Harry Spilman1978-09-11CINHOU9ph24.055Box | PBP1---------------L
    1974-  0-   0-CIN
    Dave Stegman1978-09-04DETNYA7rf24.216Box | PBP2-11------------R
    1976-  1-   2-DET
    Rick Sweet1978-04-08SDNSFN9ph25.212Box | PBP1---------------B
    1975-  3-  65-SDN
    Bobby Thompson1978-04-16TEXBOS7cf24.163Box | PBP3-1------1------B
    1972- 19- 436-TEX
    Scot Thompson1978-09-03CHNHOU2ph22.270Box | PBP1-1---1---------L
    1974-  1-   7-CHN
    Willie Upshaw1978-04-09TORDET5rf20.346Box | PBP2-1------1------L
    1975-  5- 115-NYA
    Jim Wilhelm1978-09-04SDNATL7cf25.348Box | PBP4-11--2-----1---R
    1974-  7- 145-SDN
    Jeff Yurak1978-09-15MILMIN9ph24.200Box | PBP---------1------B
    1974- 24- 536-SFN
    67 record(s)

    1978 Pitching Debuts

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    Steve Baker1978-05-25DETBAL121.267Box | PBP--1----6.1811136---28------R
    1974- 18- 420-NYN
    Ross Baumgarten1978-08-16CHATEX123.081Box | PBP1-1----6522-42--128------L
    1977- 20- 491-CHA
    Jim Beattie1978-04-25NYABAL123.295Box | PBP1-1----6.1511-33---26------R
    1975-  4-  91-NYA
    Juan Berenguer1978-08-17NYNSDN123.260Box | PBP-11----3455142---17------R
    1975-  0-   0-NYN
    Dwight Bernard1978-06-29NYNPIT226.028Box | PBP-------1211------5------R
    1974-  2-  41-NYN
    Dan Boitano1978-10-01PHIPIT425.192Box | PBP-------1----1----4------R
    1973-  1-  10-PHI
    Mark Bomback1978-09-12MILSEA125.150Box | PBP--1----0.2433111---7------R
    1971- 25- 586-BOS
    Tom Brown1978-09-14SEACHA329.034Box | PBP-------33--------12------R
    1967- 18- 342-CHN
    Mike Bruhert1978-04-09NYNMON126.289Box | PBP-11----6811-2211-27------R
    1971-  0-   0-NYN
    Britt Burns1978-08-05CHADET119.058Box | PBP-11----5755222---25------L
    1978-  3-  70-CHA
    Sheldon Burnside1978-09-04DETNYA223.256Box | PBP-------0.1344-2----6------L
    1974-  0-   0-DET
    Steve Comer1978-04-15TEXBOS324.092Box | PBP-----1-1.22----2---7------R
    1976-  0-   0-TEX
    Tim Conroy1978-06-23OAKKCA118.080Box | PBP--1----3.1211-5---118------L
    1978-  1-  20-OAK
    Mardie Cornejo1978-04-08NYNMON426.246Box | PBP1----1-22----3---8------R
    1973- 21- 493-NYN
    Victor Cruz1978-06-24TORCLE420.181Box | PBP-----1-1.2-----2---5------R
    1976-  0-   0-SLN
    Danny Darwin1978-09-08TEXOAK322.318Box | PBP-----1-2211--1---7------R
    1976-  0-   0-TEX
    Ron Davis1978-07-29NYAMIN222.357Box | PBP--------122-2----3------R
    1976-  3-  56-CHN
    Juan Eichelberger1978-09-07SDNCIN324.321Box | PBP-------1----11---4------R
    1975-  1-  19-SDN
    Roger Erickson1978-04-06MINSEA121.218Box | PBP1-1----6.1533-1421-25------R
    1977-  3-  67-MIN
    John Flinn1978-05-06BALMIN423.246Box | PBP-----1-0.2---------1------R
    1973-  2-  39-BAL
    Dave Ford1978-09-02BALCHA121.246Box | PBP1-1----8.17---12---31------R
    1975-  1-  23-BAL
    Rich Gale1978-04-30KCAMIL124.101Box | PBP1-1----76---14---27------R
    1975-  5- 105-KCA
    Dave Geisel1978-06-13CHNCIN323.146Box | PBP-----1-1---------3------L
    1973-  5- 112-CHN
    Darrell Jackson1978-06-16MINDET122.073Box | PBP1-1----7.1711-47---31------L
    1977-  9- 223-MIN
    Bob James1978-09-07MONNYN120.023Box | PBP-11----1244131---8------R
    1976-  1-   9-MON
    Player NameGame DateTeamOppSeqAgeBoxscoreWLGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBkHBBFPitStrBalFouCalSwThDraft Info
    John Henry Johnson1978-04-10OAKSEA121.231Box | PBP1-1----62---42---23------L
    1974- 15- 355-SFN
    Bob Kammeyer1978-07-03NYABOS327.213Box | PBP-----1-3311-21---13------R
    1972- 21- 492-NYA
    Dennis Kinney1978-04-09CLEKCA326.042Box | PBP-------1211------5------L
    1970- 10- 225-CLE
    Mike LaCoss1978-07-18CINMON222.048Box | PBP-------12111-1---4------R
    1974-  3-  71-CIN
    John LaRose1978-09-20BOSDET226.330Box | PBP-------235513----11------L
    1970-  1-  14-BOS
    Mark Lee1978-04-23SDNATL224.313Box | PBP-------1.1----1--1-5------R
    1976- 13- 293-SDN
    Larry McWilliams1978-07-17ATLNYN124.157Box | PBP1-1----75---22---29------L
    1974-  1-   6-ATL
    Craig Minetto1978-07-04OAKSEA124.070Box | PBP--1----3.1322--21-114------L
    1973-  3-  60-LAN
    Paul Mirabella1978-07-28TEXCHA124.130Box | PBP1-1----7.2855-38-1-33------L
    1976-  1-  21-TEX
    Mike Morgan1978-06-11OAKBAL118.246Box | PBP-111---9102215----39------R
    1978-  1-   4-OAK
    Willie Mueller1978-08-12MILBOS221.346Box | PBP-----1-3.23221-4---15------R
    1974-  0-   0-MIL
    Steve Mura1978-09-05SDNATL323.205Box | PBP-----1-1111-21---6------R
    1976-  2-  29-SDN
    Philip Nastu1978-09-15SFNCIN423.191Box | PBP-----1-21---11---8------L
    1976-  0-   0-SFN
    Dan O'Brien1978-09-04SLNPHI524.135Box | PBP-------1533-11---9------R
    1976-  3-  61-SLN
    David Palmer1978-09-09MONCHN520.325Box | PBP-----1-1-----1---3------R
    1976- 21- 489-MON
    Bill Paschall1978-09-20KCAMIL224.150Box | PBP-1-----7633--4--128------R
    1976-  3-  53-KCA
    Gerry Pirtle1978-07-02MONSLN230.211Box | PBP-----1-21----1---7------R
    1967-  7- 128-NYA
    Ed Plank1978-09-06SFNLAN326.149Box | PBP-------2211-1----7------R
    1973- 10- 222-SFN
    Dave Rajsich1978-07-02NYADET126.277Box | PBP--1----4.2722-34---22------L
    1974-  0-   0-NYA
    Shane Rawley1978-04-06SEAMIN222.283Box | PBP-------43---131-116------L
    1974-  2-  29-MON
    Andy Replogle1978-04-11MILNYA224.185Box | PBP--------1--------1------R
    1975-  9- 208-SLN
    Allen Ripley1978-04-10BOSCLE125.173Box | PBP--1----86331121-132------R
    1972-  0-   0-BOS
    Don Robinson1978-04-10PITSLN220.306Box | PBP-------4.1544-26---20------R
    1977- 17- 430-HOU
    Scott Sanderson1978-08-06MONCHN122.014Box | PBP--1----5.1611-34---24302197-11R
    1977-  3-  54-MON
    Kevin Saucier1978-10-01PHIPIT322.052Box | PBP-1-----2444-12-1112------L
    1974-  2-  27-PHI
    Player NameGame DateTeamOppSeqAgeBoxscoreWLGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBkHBBFPitStrBalFouCalSwThDraft Info
    Bobby Sprowl1978-09-05BOSBAL122.143Box | PBP-11----7533135---31------L
    1977-  2-  39-BOS
    Randy Stein1978-04-17MILBOS125.040Box | PBP-11----0.2433-2----9------R
    1971-  1-  23-BAL
    Dave Stewart1978-09-22LANSDN521.214Box | PBP-----1-21----1---6------R
    1975- 16- 384-LAN
    Sammy Stewart1978-09-01BALCHA123.308Box | PBP1-1----5.1622--91--22------R
    1974- 28- 591-KCA
    Greg Thayer1978-04-07MINSEA228.165Box | PBP-----1-3222143--114------R
    1971- 32- 702-SFN
    Dave Tobik1978-08-26DETMIL225.176Box | PBP-------3633111---15------R
    1975-  1-   2-DET
    Steve Trout1978-07-01CHAMIN320.336Box | PBP-----1-1211-21---7------L
    1976-  1-   8-CHA
    Bob Welch1978-06-20LANHOU221.228Box | PBP-------21----2---7------R
    1977-  1-  20-LAN
    Rick Williams1978-06-12HOUPIT325.214Box | PBP1------1211------5------R
    1970- 27- 648-NYN
    Alan Wirth1978-04-09OAKCAL121.121Box | PBP-11----3.1411141-1-18------R
    1974-  3-  67-SFN
    Rich Wortham1978-05-03CHAMIL124.192Box | PBP-11----6.2733-321--29------L
    1976-  2-  27-CHA
    Jim Wright1978-04-15BOSTEX327.115Box | PBP-----1-1-----2---3------R
    1969-  4-  85-BOS
    Kip Young1978-07-21DETCAL423.265Box | PBP-1---1-2322-111--10------R
    1976- 23- 529-DET
    63 record(s)