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Review of the 1978 Appalachian League (Rk) Minor League Season with standings, team totals, awards and more.
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1978 Pitching Leaderboards

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Earned Run Average - (App)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)ValuehiLvl
1Jose AlvarezKingsport Braves1.33MLB
2Mike SmithKingsport Braves2.10AA
3Don WelchelBluefield Orioles2.43MLB
4Steven GreenElizabethton Twins2.46AA
5William PurdyBluefield Orioles2.48A+
6Ben BonkBristol Tigers2.62AA
7Rubio MaloneElizabethton Twins3.00A+
8Jack SmithBristol Tigers3.04AA
8John ChominPaintsville Highlanders3.04Rk
10William AldridgeKingsport Braves3.06Rk
W+H Per Inning Pitched - (App)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)ValuehiLvl
1Mike SmithKingsport Braves1.03AA
2Jack SmithBristol Tigers1.10AA
3Jose AlvarezKingsport Braves1.11MLB
4Steven GreenElizabethton Twins1.15AA
5Don WelchelBluefield Orioles1.16MLB
6William KlankBristol Tigers1.18A+
7Ben BonkBristol Tigers1.24AA
7William PurdyBluefield Orioles1.24A+
9Kevin FitzhughBristol Tigers1.30A-
10Luis DeLeonJohnson City Cardinals1.31MLB
Wins - (App)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)ValuehiLvl
1Ken AnguloElizabethton Twins9AAA
2Steven GreenElizabethton Twins8AA
3Ben BonkBristol Tigers7AA
3Luis DeLeonJohnson City Cardinals7MLB
3Dennis GadowskiJohnson City Cardinals7A+
6Richard SpantonPaintsville Highlanders6Rk
6Rick BehennaKingsport Braves6MLB
6Jack SmithBristol Tigers6AA
6William AldridgeKingsport Braves6Rk
10Tim NorrisBluefield Orioles5AA
10Thomas BloemkePaintsville Highlanders5Rk
10Tom VascheJohnson City Cardinals5A
10Peter ConatyPaintsville Highlanders5A+
10John ChominPaintsville Highlanders5Rk
10Rubio MaloneElizabethton Twins5A+
Losses - (App)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)ValuehiLvl
1Brooks CareyBluefield Orioles8AAA
1Charles SalaganBluefield Orioles8A+
1Kevin FitzhughBristol Tigers8A-
4William AldridgeKingsport Braves7Rk
4Billy SorrellPaintsville Highlanders7Rk
6Luis DeLeonJohnson City Cardinals6MLB
6Rubio MaloneElizabethton Twins6A+
6Tim NorrisBluefield Orioles6AA
6Richard SpantonPaintsville Highlanders6Rk
10William ThomasJohnson City Cardinals5AAA
10Tom VascheJohnson City Cardinals5A
10Mike ShieldsKingsport Braves5AAA
10Peter ConatyPaintsville Highlanders5A+
10Bruce RobbinsBristol Tigers5MLB
10Don WelchelBluefield Orioles5MLB
Games Pitched - (App)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)ValuehiLvl
1Jeff LittleJohnson City Cardinals24MLB
2William PurdyBluefield Orioles23A+
3Billy GoreKingsport Braves22AA
3Manny AbeytaElizabethton Twins22AA
5David WrightPaintsville Highlanders21AA
5Judson ThigpenBristol Tigers21Rk
7Jesse OroscoElizabethton Twins20MLB
8Mike ShieldsKingsport Braves18AAA
8Mark DavidJohnson City Cardinals18A+
10Chris LombardoJohnson City Cardinals17A+
Games Started - (App)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)ValuehiLvl
1Ken AnguloElizabethton Twins15AAA
2Brooks CareyBluefield Orioles14AAA
2William AldridgeKingsport Braves14Rk
4Richard SpantonPaintsville Highlanders13Rk
4Luis DeLeonJohnson City Cardinals13MLB
4Kevin FitzhughBristol Tigers13A-
4Rubio MaloneElizabethton Twins13A+
4Charles SalaganBluefield Orioles13A+
4Tim NorrisBluefield Orioles13AA
10Rick BehennaKingsport Braves12MLB
10Tom VascheJohnson City Cardinals12A
10Bruce RobbinsBristol Tigers12MLB
10Steven GreenElizabethton Twins12AA
10Billy SorrellPaintsville Highlanders12Rk
Complete Games - (App)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)ValuehiLvl
1Ken AnguloElizabethton Twins8AAA
2Don WelchelBluefield Orioles7MLB
3Richard SpantonPaintsville Highlanders6Rk
4Luis DeLeonJohnson City Cardinals5MLB
4Thomas BloemkePaintsville Highlanders5Rk
4Brooks CareyBluefield Orioles5AAA
7Steven GreenElizabethton Twins4AA
7Jack SmithBristol Tigers4AA
7Mike SmithKingsport Braves4AA
7Eddie HookBluefield Orioles4AA
7Billy SorrellPaintsville Highlanders4Rk
7William AldridgeKingsport Braves4Rk
7John ChominPaintsville Highlanders4Rk
7Charles SalaganBluefield Orioles4A+
Shutouts - (App)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)ValuehiLvl
1Michael LowesJohnson City Cardinals2A
1Jack SmithBristol Tigers2AA
1Luis DeLeonJohnson City Cardinals2MLB
1Richard SpantonPaintsville Highlanders2Rk
5Bruce RobbinsBristol Tigers1MLB
5Ted KromyElizabethton Twins1AAA
5Ken AnguloElizabethton Twins1AAA
5John ChominPaintsville Highlanders1Rk
5Kevin FitzhughBristol Tigers1A-
5Steven GreenElizabethton Twins1AA
5William KlankBristol Tigers1A+
5Rubio MaloneElizabethton Twins1A+
5Robert RussellJohnson City Cardinals1A+
5Charles SalaganBluefield Orioles1A+
5Jose AlvarezKingsport Braves1MLB
5Billy SorrellPaintsville Highlanders1Rk
Saves - (App)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)ValuehiLvl
1Mark DavidJohnson City Cardinals8A+
1John FlynnBristol Tigers8A+
1Manny AbeytaElizabethton Twins8AA
4Billy GoreKingsport Braves6AA
4Jesse OroscoElizabethton Twins6MLB
6Jeff LittleJohnson City Cardinals5MLB
6David WrightPaintsville Highlanders5AA
8Mike ShieldsKingsport Braves4AAA
8Judson ThigpenBristol Tigers4Rk
10William PurdyBluefield Orioles3A+
Innings PItched - (App)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)ValuehiLvl
1Ken AnguloElizabethton Twins97.0AAA
2Brooks CareyBluefield Orioles94.0AAA
2William AldridgeKingsport Braves94.0Rk
4Peter ConatyPaintsville Highlanders90.0A+
5Don WelchelBluefield Orioles89.0MLB
6Billy SorrellPaintsville Highlanders85.0Rk
7Rubio MaloneElizabethton Twins84.0A+
7Luis DeLeonJohnson City Cardinals84.0MLB
7Steven GreenElizabethton Twins84.0AA
10John ChominPaintsville Highlanders83.0Rk
Hits Allowed - (App)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)ValuehiLvl
1Brooks CareyBluefield Orioles98AAA
2Billy SorrellPaintsville Highlanders93Rk
3Ken AnguloElizabethton Twins90AAA
4Peter ConatyPaintsville Highlanders88A+
5Thomas BloemkePaintsville Highlanders87Rk
6Ted KromyElizabethton Twins85AAA
7Luis DeLeonJohnson City Cardinals84MLB
8William AldridgeKingsport Braves83Rk
9Tim NorrisBluefield Orioles82AA
10Eddie HookBluefield Orioles78AA
10Don WelchelBluefield Orioles78MLB
10Dennis GadowskiJohnson City Cardinals78A+
Runs Allowed - (App)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)ValuehiLvl
1Tim NorrisBluefield Orioles63AA
2Brooks CareyBluefield Orioles55AAA
3Ken AnguloElizabethton Twins47AAA
4William ThomasJohnson City Cardinals46AAA
5Peter ConatyPaintsville Highlanders45A+
5Billy SorrellPaintsville Highlanders45Rk
7Charles SalaganBluefield Orioles43A+
8Eddie HookBluefield Orioles42AA
9Rubio MaloneElizabethton Twins41A+
9John ChominPaintsville Highlanders41Rk
9Dennis GadowskiJohnson City Cardinals41A+
Earned Runs Allowed - (App)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)ValuehiLvl
1Tim NorrisBluefield Orioles46AA
2Dennis GadowskiJohnson City Cardinals39A+
3Ken AnguloElizabethton Twins37AAA
4Billy SorrellPaintsville Highlanders36Rk
5Brooks CareyBluefield Orioles35AAA
5Eddie HookBluefield Orioles35AA
5William ThomasJohnson City Cardinals35AAA
8Tom VascheJohnson City Cardinals34A
9William AldridgeKingsport Braves32Rk
10Rick BehennaKingsport Braves31MLB
10Luis DeLeonJohnson City Cardinals31MLB
10Peter ConatyPaintsville Highlanders31A+
Home Runs Allowed - (App)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)ValuehiLvl
1Brooks CareyBluefield Orioles11AAA
2Luis DeLeonJohnson City Cardinals8MLB
2Ken AnguloElizabethton Twins8AAA
4Mike RileyElizabethton Twins7AA
4Kevin FitzhughBristol Tigers7A-
4John ChominPaintsville Highlanders7Rk
7Tom VascheJohnson City Cardinals6A
7Billy SorrellPaintsville Highlanders6Rk
9Rick BehennaKingsport Braves5MLB
9Dennis GadowskiJohnson City Cardinals5A+
Walks Allowed - (App)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)ValuehiLvl
1Rubio MaloneElizabethton Twins57A+
2Rick BehennaKingsport Braves50MLB
3Peter ConatyPaintsville Highlanders49A+
4Bruce RobbinsBristol Tigers48MLB
5Ken AnguloElizabethton Twins46AAA
6John ChominPaintsville Highlanders45Rk
7Tim NorrisBluefield Orioles44AA
7William AldridgeKingsport Braves44Rk
9William ThomasJohnson City Cardinals43AAA
9Charles SalaganBluefield Orioles43A+
Strikeouts - (App)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)ValuehiLvl
1Ken AnguloElizabethton Twins97AAA
2Luis DeLeonJohnson City Cardinals74MLB
3John ChominPaintsville Highlanders60Rk
4Brooks CareyBluefield Orioles58AAA
5Don WelchelBluefield Orioles57MLB
5William AldridgeKingsport Braves57Rk
7Tom VascheJohnson City Cardinals54A
7Peter ConatyPaintsville Highlanders54A+
9Charles SalaganBluefield Orioles51A+
10Kevin FitzhughBristol Tigers50A-
Hits per 9 Innings - (App)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)ValuehiLvl
1William KlankBristol Tigers5.95A+
2Jose AlvarezKingsport Braves6.33MLB
2Gil RyanKingsport Braves6.33A+
4Mike SmithKingsport Braves7.20AA
5Rubio MaloneElizabethton Twins7.29A+
6Jack SmithBristol Tigers7.41AA
7Bruce RobbinsBristol Tigers7.89MLB
7Don WelchelBluefield Orioles7.89MLB
9William AldridgeKingsport Braves7.95Rk
10Rick BehennaKingsport Braves8.03MLB
Home Runs per 9 Innings - (App)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)ValuehiLvl
1Jack SmithBristol Tigers0.13AA
2Jose AlvarezKingsport Braves0.17MLB
3Mark SaundersBristol Tigers0.18A-
4William AldridgeKingsport Braves0.19Rk
5Don WelchelBluefield Orioles0.20MLB
5Peter ConatyPaintsville Highlanders0.20A+
7Felipe ArroyoKingsport Braves0.21A
8Ted KromyElizabethton Twins0.23AAA
8Richard SpantonPaintsville Highlanders0.23Rk
10William ThomasJohnson City Cardinals0.27AAA
10Charles SalaganBluefield Orioles0.27A+
Walks per 9 Innings - (App)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)ValuehiLvl
1Mike SmithKingsport Braves2.10AA
2Steven GreenElizabethton Twins2.14AA
3Ben BonkBristol Tigers2.29AA
4Jack SmithBristol Tigers2.51AA
5Don WelchelBluefield Orioles2.53MLB
6William PurdyBluefield Orioles2.64A+
7Ted KromyElizabethton Twins2.65AAA
8Luis DeLeonJohnson City Cardinals2.79MLB
9Mike RileyElizabethton Twins2.80AA
10Brooks CareyBluefield Orioles3.06AAA
Strikeouts per 9 Innings - (App)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)ValuehiLvl
1Ken AnguloElizabethton Twins9.00AAA
2Luis DeLeonJohnson City Cardinals7.93MLB
3Jose AlvarezKingsport Braves7.50MLB
4Kevin FitzhughBristol Tigers7.14A-
5Mike ShieldsKingsport Braves7.12AAA
6William PurdyBluefield Orioles6.98A+
7Charles SalaganBluefield Orioles6.85A+
8John ChominPaintsville Highlanders6.51Rk
9Tom VascheJohnson City Cardinals6.48A
10Gil RyanKingsport Braves6.33A+
230 record(s)