1978 MLB Season in Review

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A high-level summary of the 1978 Major League Baseball Season. The page includes standings, team totals and leaderboards. There is a lot more information on the season in various sub-sections such as the player register, team pages and boxscore-related pages.
Season Information
World Series Champions
Runner Up
Most Valuable Players
Cy Young Winners
Rookies of the Year
Managers of the Year
#1 Draft Pick
Bob Horner (Atlanta Braves)
All-Star Game
San Diego,California
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1978 Major League Baseball Standings

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  • Playoff Team
  • American League East
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    111New York YankeesT - S - R - L16310063.613--735582153Won World Series (Dodgers)2,335,8714Cedric TallisBilly Martin, Bob Lemon, Dick HowserYankee Stadium I
    222Boston Red SoxT - S - R - L1639964.6071.0796657139dnq2,320,6435Haywood SullivanDon ZimmerFenway Park
    334Milwaukee BrewersT - S - R - L1629369.5746.5804650154dnq1,601,40611Harry DaltonGeorge BambergerCounty Stadium
    457Baltimore OriolesT - S - R - L1619071.5599.065963326dnq1,051,72419Hank PetersEarl WeaverMemorial Stadium
    5813Detroit TigersT - S - R - L1628676.53113.571465361dnq1,714,8939Jim CampbellRalph HoukTiger Stadium
    61120Cleveland IndiansT - S - R - L1596990.43429.0639694-55dnq800,58424Phil SeghiJeff TorborgCleveland Stadium
    71325Toronto Blue JaysT - S - R - L16159102.36640.0590775-185dnq1,562,58512Pat GillickRoy HartsfieldExhibition Stadium
    American League West
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    146Kansas City RoyalsT - S - R - L1629270.568--743634109Lost ALCS (Yankees)2,255,4936Joe BurkeWhitey HerzogRoyals Stadium
    2712Texas RangersT - S - R - L1628775.5375.069263260dnq1,447,96315Dan O'BrienBilly Hunter, Pat CorralesArlington Stadium
    3611California AngelsT - S - R - L1628775.5375.069166625dnq1,755,3867Buzzie BavasiJim Fregosi, Dave GarciaAnaheim Stadium
    4918Minnesota TwinsT - S - R - L1627389.45119.0666678-12dnq787,87825Calvin GriffithGene MauchMetropolitan Stadium
    51019Chicago White SoxT - S - R - L1617190.44120.5634731-97dnq1,491,10014Roland HemondLarry Doby, Bob LemonComiskey Park
    61223Oakland AthleticsT - S - R - L1626993.42623.0532690-158dnq526,99926Charlie FinleyJack McKeon, Bobby WinklesOakland-Alameda County Coliseum
    71426Seattle MarinersT - S - R - L16056104.35035.0614834-220dnq877,44023Lou GormanDarrell JohnsonThe Kingdome
    National League East
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    138Philadelphia PhilliesT - S - R - L1629072.556--708586122Lost NLCS (Dodgers)2,583,3892Paul OwensDanny OzarkVeterans Stadium
    2510Pittsburgh PiratesT - S - R - L1618873.5471.568463747dnq964,10621Hardy Peterson, Joseph O'TooleChuck TannerThree Rivers Stadium
    3715Chicago CubsT - S - R - L1627983.48811.0664724-60dnq1,525,31113Bob KennedyHerman FranksWrigley Field
    4816Montreal ExposT - S - R - L1627686.46914.063361122dnq1,427,00716Charlie FoxDick WilliamsOlympic Stadium
    51021St. Louis CardinalsT - S - R - L1626993.42621.0600657-57dnq1,278,21517Bing DevineKen Boyer, Vern Rapp, Jack KrolBusch Stadium II
    61224New York MetsT - S - R - L1626696.40724.0607690-83dnq1,007,32820Joe McDonaldJoe TorreShea Stadium
    National League West
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    113Los Angeles DodgersT - S - R - L1629567.586--727573154Lost World Series (Yankees)3,347,8451Al CampanisTom LasordaDodger Stadium
    225Cincinnati RedsT - S - R - L1619269.5712.571068822dnq2,532,4973Bob HowsamSparky AndersonRiverfront Stadium
    349San Francisco GiantsT - S - R - L1628973.5496.061359419dnq1,740,4778Spec RichardsonJoe AltobelliCandlestick Park
    4614San Diego PadresT - S - R - L1628478.51911.0591598-7dnq1,670,10710Bob FontaineRoger CraigSan Diego Stadium
    5917Houston AstrosT - S - R - L1627488.45721.0605634-29dnq1,126,14518Tal SmithBill VirdonAstrodome
    61122Atlanta BravesT - S - R - L1626993.42626.0600750-150dnq904,49422Bill LucasBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium
    26 record(s)
    Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL MLBRank Rank in all of Major League Baseball for the season Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. G Games Played (or Pitched) W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Playoffs Playoff participation description. Attendance Number of people paying for tickets for games Att Rank Attendance rank within the league Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season