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1978 New York Yankees (MLB)

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W-L Record: 100-63 .613
Rank: 1st in American League East
Run Differential: 735-582 + 153
Manager(s): Billy Martin, Bob Lemon, Dick Howser
General Manager: Cedric Tallis
Location: Bronx, New York
Ballpark: Yankee Stadium I
Attendance: 2,335,871 4/26
Playoffs: Won World Series (Dodgers)
Top Draft Pick: Rex Hudler (#18) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Clyde King
Bench Coach: Gene Michael
Bullpen Coach: Yogi Berra
First Base Coach: Elston Howard
Pitching Coach: Art Fowler
Third Base Coach: Dick Howser

#1 Draft Picks

Reggie Jackson (#2), Thurman Munson (#4), Dennis Sherrill (#12), Don Gullett (#14)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10063.613--
9964.6071.0
9369.5746.5
9071.5599.0
8676.53113.5
6990.43429.0
59102.36640.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
10Chris Chambliss1B29 62581171
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3
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12
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9021416053156.274.321.382703.109.176.2851.4652.1239677
15Thurman MunsonC31 61773183
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27
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1
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6
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712335703611020.297.332.373705.076.131.3212.00102.8230666
9Graig Nettles3B33 58781162
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23
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2
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27
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93115969661920.276.343.460803.184.284.2701.1721.7270662
17Mickey RiversOF29 55978148
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25
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8
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11
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48255295133768.265.302.397699.132.220.2721.7650.8222604
44Reggie JacksonOF32 51182140
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13
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5
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27
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9714115813392038.274.356.477833.204.323.3192.2918.9244581
30Willie Randolph2B23 49987139
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6
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423678251416512.279.381.357738.078.301.3020.62166.3178596
14Lou PiniellaOF34 47267148
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34
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5
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6
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69313436284112.314.361.445806.131.208.3291.0678.7210513
20Bucky DentSS26 3794092
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40312324216510.243.286.317603.074.140.2451.0475.8120415
6Roy WhiteOF34 3464493
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3
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8
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43104423527239.269.349.393742.124.263.2780.8343.3136395
41Cliff JohnsonDH-C30 1742032
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1900303215006.184.307.351658.167.339.1911.0729.061205
11Fred StanleySS30 1601435
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900253100403.219.324.281605.063.219.2661.24160.045189
12Jim SpencerDH30 1501234
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2401153203014.227.295.440735.213.307.2412.1321.466166
2Paul BlairOF34 1251022
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131191700204.176.231.264495.088.160.1891.8962.533136
24Gary ThomassonOF26 1162032
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2002132200010.276.346.405751.129.224.3151.6938.747130
46Mike HeathC23 92621
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08004910111.228.265.283548.054.098.2502.25--2699
27Jay JohnstoneOF32 65617
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60141030010.262.329.308637.046.092.2912.5065.02073
25Brian Doyle2B23 52610
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0000030300202.192.192.192384.000-.058.204----1054
23Damaso Garcia2B21 4158
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0001102600011.195.227.195422.000.073.2223.00--844
25George Zeber2B27 6000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
27Dell Alston25 3000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
24Mickey Klutts3B23 212
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0000000100001.0001.0001.5002500.500.5001.000----33
40Fran HealyC31 1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
18Dennis SherrillDH-3B22 1100000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
49Ron GuidryP27 0100000000000000-----------00
Batting Totals17765583735148922838125693984250569542453752126.267.325.388713.122.222.2831.3844.721686177
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
49Ron Guidry27 2531.74353516900273187615313722487110.956.140.432.368.153.44
31Ed Figueroa29 2092.9935351220025323396842277926131.238.290.782.743.271.19
19Dick Tidrow31 7113.843125401018519187791353735051.329.290.632.583.551.38
54Rich Gossage26 10112.016300055271348741309591225021.095.840.603.968.192.07
45Jim Beattie23 693.73252200301281236053851658181.368.650.563.594.571.27
29Catfish Hunter32 1263.58212051101189849471635562011.137.471.222.674.271.60
28Sparky Lyle33 933.46590003391111164643633331041.339.320.482.652.651.00
43Ken Clay24 344.262860013075894136321324021.4510.540.362.493.791.52
35Don Gullett27 423.6088200044461918320281011.479.200.604.005.601.40
36Rawly Eastwick27 213.2480002024229924130001.047.920.721.444.683.25
47Andy Messersmith32 035.7365001022242114715160011.779.822.866.146.551.07
40Bob Kammeyer27 005.737000602124151416110021.369.820.412.454.501.83
36Paul Lindblad36 004.507100301821994891001.6110.502.004.004.501.13
53Ken Holtzman32 104.005300101721882930001.6710.501.004.501.500.33
40,53Larry McCall25 115.63510030162010102673111.6311.251.133.383.941.17
52Dave Rajsich26 004.154200001316660690001.6911.080.004.156.231.50
53Ron Davis22 0013.5040002023430300003.0013.500.0013.500.000.00
Pitching Totals100633.1835116339121243614611321582516111478817434311.238.140.682.945.031.71
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Thurman MunsonC12566661104.9860.00
Mike HeathC331511151.9700.00
Cliff JohnsonC22671021.9750.00
Fran HealyC10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Chris Chambliss1B15513661114119.9970.00
Jim Spencer1B15907041.0000.00
Cliff Johnson1B140001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Willie Randolph2B1342964001680.9780.00
Brian Doyle2B293651112.9890.00
Damaso Garcia2B163635310.9590.00
Fred Stanley2B11719041.0000.00
Paul Blair2B52310.8330.00
George Zeber2B11210.7500.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Graig Nettles3B1591093261130.9750.00
Brian Doyle3B5110011.0000.00
Fred Stanley3B402001.0000.00
Paul Blair3B30000.0000.00
Mickey Klutts3B11211.7500.00
Dennis Sherrill3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bucky DentSS1231783411057.9810.00
Fred StanleySS7181131922.9590.00
Brian DoyleSS724011.0000.00
Paul BlairSS410001.0000.00
Damaso GarciaSS30010.0000.00
Graig NettlesSS210001.0000.00
Domingo RamosSS10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mickey RiversOF138384882.9800.00
Reggie JacksonOF104212631.9860.00
Lou PiniellaOF103213470.9690.00
Roy WhiteOF74128110.9920.00
Paul BlairOF6487211.9890.00
Gary ThomassonOF50101431.9720.00
Jay JohnstoneOF22310001.0000.00
Thurman MunsonOF1332010.9700.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rich GossageP6313461230.8571.21
Sparky LyleP5911191813.9642.19
Ed FigueroaP35253173712.9821.92
Ron GuidryP35273144421.9671.91
Dick TidrowP311851218001.0001.46
Ken ClayP28756921.8821.80
Jim BeattieP25128142132.9212.46
Catfish HunterP211181113001.0001.83
Rawly EastwickP82423001.0001.86
Don GullettP8442820.8332.04
Bob KammeyerP72107001.0002.97
Paul LindbladP71824001.0002.98
Andy MessersmithP62222001.0001.63
Ken HoltzmanP51706001.0003.14
Larry McCallP51604011.0002.25
Ron DavisP4210001.0004.29
Dave RajsichP41301001.0000.69
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Cliff JohnsonDH39.0000.00
Reggie JacksonDH35.0000.00
Jim SpencerDH35.0000.00
Lou PiniellaDH23.0000.00
Roy WhiteDH23.0000.00
Thurman MunsonDH14.0000.00
Chris ChamblissDH7.0000.00
Jay JohnstoneDH5.0000.00
Dennis SherrillDH1.0000.00
Gary ThomassonDH1.0000.00


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