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1978 Cleveland IndiansSeason Roster
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Alfredo Griffin played for the 1978 Cleveland Indians
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameIndians
LocationCleveland,Ohio
Record69-90 (6th in American League East)League Rank11thMLB Rank20th
BallparkCleveland Stadium
ManagerJeff TorborgGeneral ManagerPhil Seghi
CoachesRocky Colavito (First Base Coach), Harvey Haddix (Pitching Coach), Joe Moeller (Assistant Coach), Joe Nossek (Third Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickPhil Lansford (#10)
Attendance800,584 (Rank: 24th)
Minor League AffiliatesPortland Beavers (AAA) 76-62 ... Chattanooga Lookouts (AA) 63-80 ... Waterloo Indians (A) 91-46 ... Batavia Trojans (A-) 34-38 ...
Years Available1879-2019

Team History -- 1978 Statistics -- 1978 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 
The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1978 Cleveland Indians.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1978 baseball season.

1978 Cleveland Indians Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
35Gary AlexanderC6-2 200 R-R 1953-03-27 25Los Angeles,California MLB1972-19811975-1981Locke (Los Angeles,CA)Los Angeles Harbor Col
1972- 2-  36-SFN
 
25Buddy Bell3B6-3 200 R-R 1951-08-27 26Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1969-19891972-1989Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati,OH)Miami U., Xavier U.
1969-16- 375-CLE
 
14Larvell BlanksSS5-8 167 R-R 1950-01-28 28Del Rio,Texas MLB1969-19801972-1980San Felipe (Del Rio,TX)
1969- 3-  60-ATL
 
23Dan BriggsOF6-0 180 L-L 1952-11-18 25Scotia,California MLB1970-19851975-1982Sonoma Valley (Sonoma,CA)
1970- 2-  34-CAL
 
31Wayne CageDH-1B6-4 205 L-L 1951-11-23 26Monroe,Louisiana MLB1977-19801978-1979Ruston (Ruston,LA)
1971- 3-  57-CLE
 
7Bernie CarboDH6-0 175 L-R 1947-08-05 30Detroit,Michigan MLB1965-19811969-1980Livonia (Livonia,MI)
1965- 1-  16-CIN
 
32David ClydeP6-1 185 L-L 1955-04-22 23Kansas City,Kansas MLB1973-19811973-1979Westchester (Houston,TX)
1973- 1-   1-TEX
 
22Ted CoxOF-3B6-3 195 R-R 1955-01-24 23Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1973-19811977-1981Midwest City (Midwest City,OK)
1973- 1-  17-BOS
 
00Paul DadeOF6-0 195 R-R 1951-12-07 26Seattle,Washington MLB1970-19821975-1980Nathan Hale (Seattle,WA)
1970- 1-  10-CAL
 
16Bo DiazC5-11 190 R-R 1953-03-23 25Cua,Venezuela MLB1971-19891977-1989  
1970-   UDFA-BOS
 
39Al FitzmorrisP6-2 190 B-R 1946-03-21 32Buffalo,New York MLB1965-19791969-1978Madison (San Diego,CA)
1965-   UDFA-CHA
 
38Dave FreislebenP5-11 200 R-R 1951-10-31 26Coraopolis,Pennsylvania MLB1974-19791974-1979Sam Rayburn (Pasadena,TX)
1971- 5- 100-SDN
 
17Wayne GarlandP6-0 195 R-R 1950-10-26 27Nashville,Tennessee MLB1969-19821973-1981Cohn (Nashville,TN)Gulf Coast St
1969- 1-   1-SLN
 
8Alfredo GriffinSS5-11 165 B-R 1957-10-06 20Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1974-19931976-1993  
1973-   UDFA-CLE
 
1Johnny GrubbOF6-3 188 L-R 1948-08-04 29Richmond,Virginia MLB1970-19881972-1987Meadowbrook (Richmond,VA)Florida St, State Col Florida Manatee-Sarasota
1971- 1-  23-SDN
 
9Ron HasseyC6-2 200 L-R 1953-02-27 25Tucson,Arizona MLB1976-19911978-1991Tucson (Tucson,AZ)Arizona
1976-18- 422-CLE
 
44Don HoodP6-2 180 L-L 1949-10-16 28Florence,South Carolina MLB1969-19831973-1983Southside (Florence,SC)
1969- 1-  17-BAL
 
23Willie HortonDH5-11 209 R-R 1942-10-18 35Arno,Virginia MLB1962-19821963-1980Northwestern (Detroit,MI)
1961-   UDFA-DET
 
34Jim KernP6-5 205 R-R 1949-03-15 29Gladwin,Michigan MLB1968-19861974-1986  
1967-   UDFA-CLE
 
51Dennis KinneyP6-1 190 L-L 1952-02-26 26Toledo,Ohio MLB1970-19821978-1982Bedford (Temperance,MI)
1970-10- 225-CLE
 
46Rick KreugerP6-2 185 R-L 1948-11-03 29Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1975-19781975-1978Lee (Lee,MI)Michigan St
1971-   UDFA-BOS
 
18Duane Kuiper2B6-0 175 L-R 1950-06-19 28Racine,Wisconsin MLB1971-19851974-1985Case (Racine,WI)So.Illinois U., Indian Hills CC-Centerville
1972- 1-  21-CLE
 
30Larry Lintz2B-SS5-9 150 B-R 1949-10-10 28Martinez,California MLB1971-19791973-1978Castlemont (Oakland,CA)San Jose St, Laney Col
1971- 6- 127-MON
 
28Rick ManningOF6-1 180 L-R 1954-09-02 23Niagara Falls,New York MLB1972-19871975-1987LaSalle (Niagara Falls,NY)
1972- 1-   2-CLE
 
43Sid MongeP6-2 195 B-L 1951-04-11 27Agua Prieta,Mexico MLB1970-19851975-1984Brawley Union (Brawley,CA)
1970-24- 569-CAL
 
27Jim NorrisOF5-10 175 L-L 1948-12-20 29Brooklyn,New York MLB1968-19811977-1980Seaford (Seaford,NY)Maryland
1971- 5- 108-CLE
 
48Mike PaxtonP5-11 190 R-R 1953-09-03 24Memphis,Tennessee MLB1972-19811977-1980Oakhaven (Memphis,TN)Memphis
1975-23- 538-BOS
 
7,13Ron PruittC6-0 185 R-R 1951-10-21 26Flint,Michigan MLB1972-19831975-1983Flint Central (Flint,MI)Michigan St
1972- 2-  28-TEX
 
41Paul ReuschelP6-4 225 R-R 1947-01-12 31Quincy,Illinois MLB1968-19791975-1979Camp Point Central (Camp Point,IL)Western Illinois U.
1968- 3-  53-CAL
 
20Horace SpeedOF6-1 180 R-R 1951-10-04 26Los Angeles,California MLB1975-19801975-1979Phineas Banning (Wilmington,CA)
1969- 3-  66-SFN
 
37Dan SpillnerP6-1 190 R-R 1951-11-27 26Casper,Wyoming MLB1970-19851974-1985Federal Way (Federal Way,WA)
1970- 2-  25-SDN
 
29Andre Thornton1B6-2 205 R-R 1949-08-13 28Tuskegee,Alabama MLB1967-19871973-1987Phoenixville Area (Phoenixville,PA)
1967-   UDFA-PHI
 
35Mike VailOF6-0 185 R-R 1951-11-10 26San Francisco,California MLB1971-19841975-1984Archbishop Mitty (San Jose,CA)
1971- 4-  85-SLN
 
21Tom VeryzerSS6-1 185 R-R 1953-02-11 25Port Jefferson,New York MLB1971-19841973-1984Islip (Islip,NY)
1971- 1-  11-DET
 
36Rick WaitsP6-3 195 L-L 1952-05-15 26Atlanta,Georgia MLB1970-19861973-1985Therrell (Atlanta,GA)
1970- 5- 112-WS2
 
40Rick WiseP6-2 195 R-R 1945-09-13 32Jackson,Michigan MLB1963-19821964-1982Madison (Portland,OR)
1963-   UDFA-PHI
 
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