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1978 Asheville Tourists (A)

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Parent Organization: Texas Rangers
W-L Record: 73-67 .521
Rank: 3rd in Western Carolina League
Run Differential: 727-608 + 119
Manager(s): Wayne Terwilliger
Ballpark: McCormick Field
Attendance: 36,527 3/6
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Years Active:

Coaching Staff

#1 Draft Picks

David Hibner (#9), Billy Simpson (#12)
Western Carolina League Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1978 Asheville Tourists season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    -Jim Barbe1B6-0195R-R23TEX: 1977-19-475AA--
    -William Buchan3B6-0190R-R20PHI: 1976-10-233A--
    -John ButcherP6-4190R-R21HOU: 1977-1-5MLB--
    -Jim CapowskiSS6-2165R-R20TEX: 1976-14-324AA--
    -Ronald CarneyOF6-0170L-L22TEX: 1977-12-295AA--
    -Joe CarrollOF6-2190R-R23TEX: 1977-20-499A--
    -Ted DavisP6-5215R-R19TEX: 1976-7-156AAA--
    -Ron Gooch2B5-11165R-R21TEX: 1978-18-461AAA--
    -Robert HallgrenOF6-0170L-R21HOU: 1975-3-62A+--
    -David HibnerSS5-10180R-R19TEX: 1977-1-9A+--
    -Mike JirscheleSS5-11195R-R19TEX: 1977-5-113AAA--
    -Bob JohnsonP6-3195R-R18TEX: 1977-3-53MLB--
    -Hal KellyP6-1170R-R20TEX: 1975-21-495AA--
    -Cameron KillebrewOF5-11180R-R22TEX: 1978-25-610A+--
    -Chuck LamsonP6-5200L-L21TEX: 1977-10-243AA--
    -William LaRosaP5-11185R-R22TEX: 1977-16-399A--
    -Ed LynchP6-5207R-R22TEX: 1977-22-547MLB--
    -Victor MabeeSS6-0170R-R20TEX: 1975-4-89AA--
    -James MatthewsSS6-0170L-R23NYN: 1973-13-302A--
    -James Matthews3B-1B6-3210R-R20Not draftedA--
    -Arnold McCraryOF5-10175L-L22TEX: 1977-1-12AA--
    -Mark MercerP6-5220L-L24PIT: 1973-1-1MLB--
    -Linvel MosbyP6-2189R-R18TEX: 1977-2-35A--
    -Patrick NelsonP6-1190R-R19TEX: 1977-6-139A--
    -Steven NielsenP6-3200R-R23TEX: 1977-11-269AAA--
    -Michael OdumOF6-0170R-L24HOU: 1972-7-153A+--
    -Scott PetersonC6-0205R-R21Not draftedA--
    -Miguel PizzaroOF5-11180L-L21Not draftedA--
    -Steve Righetti3B5-11175R-R20TEX: 1977-6-129A--
    -Billy SimpsonSS6-2185R-R20TEX: 1976-1-12A+--
    -Wayne TollesonSS-2B5-9160B-R22TEX: 1978-8-202MLB--
    -Michael VickersP6-0185R-L20TEX: 1978-1-19AA--
    -Charles ViskocilP6-0175R-R24Not draftedA--
    -Len WhitehouseP5-11175L-L20Not draftedMLB--
    -Wesley WilliamsP6-3180R-R20TEX: 1978-28-659A+--
    -George WrightOF5-11180B-R19TEX: 1977-4-87MLB--
    -Jeff ZitekSS6-0175L-R20TEX: 1978-27-643A--

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