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1978 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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Nickname:
W-L Record: 86-76 .531
Rank: 5th in American League East
Run Differential: 714-653 + 61
Roster Continuity 73.80% 11/26
Manager(s): Ralph Houk
General Manager: Jim Campbell
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 1,714,893 9/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Kirk Gibson (#12) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Jim Hegan
First Base Coach: Dick Tracewski
Hitting Coach: Gates Brown
Pitching Coach: Fred Gladding
Third Base Coach: Fred Hatfield

#1 Draft Picks

Charlie Spikes (#11), Lance Parrish (#16)
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
  • Complete listing of games for the 1978 Detroit Tigers. Boxscores are available for all games.
  • The Playoffs column indicates whether a team was in the playoffs as of that date.
  • 1978 Detroit Tigers Game Log
    AprilGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    1DETvs TORW6-21-0137Yes--624  
    2DETvs TORL2-51-131015No0.5871
    3DETvs TORW8-42-1249Yes116115
    4DET@ TEXW6-23-1236Yes122139  
    5DET@ TEXW3-24-1234Yes1251510  
    6DET@ TORL8-104-2257Yes133258
    7DET@ TORW6-35-2134Yes--392811
    8DET@ TORW4-36-2122Yes--433112  
    9DETvs CHAW10-97-2122Yes--534013  
    10DETvs TEXW7-68-2122Yes--604614  
    11DETvs TEXW9-69-3133Yes--705416
    12DETvs TEXL1-29-3133Yes--705416  
    13DET@ CHAW4-110-3133Yes--745519  
    14DET@ CHAW8-411-3123Yes--825923  
    15DET@ CHAL2-711-4122Yes--846618  
    16DET@ SEAW5-412-4111Yes--897019
    17DET@ SEAW5-013-4111Yes--947024  
    18DET@ SEAL3-413-5133Yes--977423  
    MayGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    19DET@ CALW10-214-5122Yes--1077631  
    20DET@ CALW7-415-5122Yes--1148034
    21DET@ OAKL1-515-6122Yes--1158530  
    22DET@ OAKW6-016-6122Yes--1218536  
    23DET@ OAKW4-017-6111Yes--1258540  
    24DETvs CALL5-717-7111Yes--1309238  
    25DETvs OAKL4-1017-8122Yes--13410232  
    26DETvs OAKL2-317-9233Yes113610531
    27DETvs OAKW15-018-9233Yes115110546  
    28DETvs SEAW4-219-9122Yes--15510748  
    29DETvs SEAW4-220-9111Yes--15910950  
    30DET@ MILW5-321-9111Yes--16411252
    31DET@ MILL7-821-10111Yes--17112051  
    32DETvs BOSW7-522-10111Yes--17812553
    33DETvs BOSL5-622-11111Yes--18313152  
    34DETvs BOSW2-123-12111Yes--18814147  
    35DETvs BOSL3-923-12111Yes--18814147  
    36DET@ BALL0-223-13111Yes--18814345  
    37DET@ BALW3-224-14224Yes119114645  
    38DET@ BALL0-124-14224Yes119114645  
    39DET@ BALL1-224-15334Yes219214844  
    40DET@ BOSL3-624-16346Yes319515441  
    41DET@ BOSL0-124-17357Yes419515540  
    42DET@ BOSL3-424-19359Yes620116338  
    43DET@ BOSL3-424-19359Yes620116338
    44DETvs BALL3-624-203610No720416935  
    45DETvs BALW5-225-20369No720917138
    46DETvs MILW3-026-20358Yes621217141  
    JuneGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    47DETvs MILW4-327-20356Yes5.521617442
    48DETvs MINL2-427-21358Yes6.521817840
    49DETvs MINL2-927-22359Yes7.522018733  
    50DETvs MINW6-428-22358Yes6.522619135  
    51DET@ MILL1-528-23359Yes622719631  
    52DET@ MILW8-129-23348Yes5.523519738  
    53DETvs KCAW3-230-23348Yes5.523819939
    54DETvs KCAL3-630-24348Yes6.524120536  
    55DETvs KCAW5-231-24337Yes6.524620739  
    56DETvs MILL4-731-25448Yes7.525021436  
    57DETvs MILL2-731-26559No8.525222131  
    58DET@ KCAL1-731-275510No9.525322825  
    59DET@ KCAL2-731-285611No10.525523520  
    60DET@ MINL2-531-295611No11.525724017  
    61DET@ MINL1-331-305612No12.525824315  
    62DET@ MINL4-831-315814No12.526225111
    63DET@ TORW4-332-315712No1226625412  
    64DET@ TORW10-833-315712No1227626214
    65DETvs NYAL2-433-325814No12.527826612
    66DETvs NYAL3-1233-335814No13.52812783  
    67DETvs NYAW4-334-335814No13.52852814  
    68DETvs NYAL2-434-345814No14.52872852
    69DET@ CLEL4-534-355815No15.52912901
    70DET@ CLEW6-135-355814No14.52972916  
    71DET@ CLEW4-336-365814No14.53022966
    72DET@ CLEL1-236-365814No14.53022966
    73DET@ CLEL3-636-375915No15.53053023  
    74DET@ NYAL2-1036-385916No15.5307312-5  
    JulyGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    75DET@ NYAW8-437-385915No14.5315316-1  
    76DET@ NYAL2-337-405917No15.5320324-4
    77DET@ NYAL3-537-405917No15.5320324-4  
    78DETvs TORW6-538-405916No15.5326329-3  
    79DETvs TORL2-938-415917No16328338-10  
    80DETvs CLEW13-339-415916No163413410  
    81DETvs CLEW8-440-415915No163493454
    82DET@ TEXW12-741-415914No153613529  
    83DET@ TEXW5-142-415712No15.536635313  
    84DET@ TEXL3-442-425813No15.536935712  
    85DET@ SEAL4-542-435914No15.537336211  
    86DET@ SEAW2-043-435813No14.537536213  
    87DET@ CALL0-243-445914No15.537536411  
    88DET@ CALW4-044-445915No1637936415  
    89DET@ CALW4-345-445915No1638336716  
    90DET@ OAKL3-645-455915No16.538637313
    91DET@ OAKW5-446-455814No16.539137714  
    92DETvs CALL2-447-465814No15.539838117  
    93DETvs CALW5-047-465814No15.539838117  
    94DETvs CALW7-348-465712No14.540538421  
    95DETvs CALW4-349-475712No1441239121  
    96DETvs CALL3-449-475712No1441239121  
    97DETvs OAKW4-150-475711No13.541639224  
    98DETvs OAKW11-251-475711No12.542739433  
    99DETvs BALW9-652-475711No11.543640036
    100DETvs BALL3-752-485711No11.543940732  
    101DETvs SEAW4-353-485610No10.544341033  
    102DETvs SEAW9-154-485610No10.545241141  
    103DETvs SEAW5-455-485610No9.545741542
    104DET@ TORL7-855-495610No10.546442341  
    AugustGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    105DET@ TORW3-256-495610No9.546742542  
    106DETvs CHAW5-457-495610No1047242943  
    107DETvs CHAW7-158-495610No947943049  
    108DETvs CHAW7-059-495610No948643056  
    109DETvs CHAW8-060-495610No949443064  
    110DETvs TEXL4-960-50458Yes1049843959
    111DETvs TEXW5-261-50458Yes950344162  
    112DET@ CHAW7-362-50459Yes8.551044466  
    113DET@ CHAL3-662-51349Yes1051345063
    114DET@ CHAW10-263-51338Yes1052345271  
    115DETvs KCAW11-264-51336Yes953445480  
    116DETvs KCAL2-464-52338Yes953645878
    117DETvs CLEW2-065-52447Yes953845880  
    118DETvs CLEW9-566-52447Yes954746384  
    119DET@ MILL0-266-53447Yes1054746582  
    120DET@ MILW6-467-53447Yes955346984  
    121DET@ MILL1-267-54447Yes1055447183  
    122DET@ MINW9-668-54447Yes9.556347786  
    123DET@ MINW7-369-54447Yes8.557048090  
    124DETvs TORL3-469-56447Yes957748988  
    125DETvs TORL4-569-56447Yes957748988
    126DETvs TORW5-270-56447Yes8.558249191  
    127DETvs MILW6-371-56446Yes8.558849494
    128DETvs MILL5-971-57446Yes9.559350390
    129DETvs MILW4-272-57446Yes9.559750592
    130DETvs MILL1-1072-58446Yes10.559851583  
    131DETvs MINW4-273-58446Yes10.560251785  
    132DETvs MINL1-473-59446Yes1160352182
    SeptemberGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    133DET@ KCAW6-274-59446Yes1060952386  
    134DET@ KCAL3-874-60557No1061253181  
    135DET@ KCAL2-674-61557No1161453777  
    136DET@ NYAL1-975-62568No10.562055070  
    137DET@ NYAW5-475-62568No10.562055070  
    138DET@ NYAL2-475-63568No10.562255468
    139DET@ NYAL2-875-645610No11.562456262  
    140DETvs CLEW6-376-64569No1063056565
    141DETvs CLEW5-277-64569No963556768  
    142DETvs CLEL4-777-655610No963957465  
    143DETvs NYAW7-478-655610No8.564657868
    144DETvs NYAL3-778-665610No964958564  
    145DETvs NYAL2-478-675610No1065158962
    146DET@ CLEW1-079-675610No1065258963  
    147DET@ CLEW10-480-675610No1066259369  
    148DET@ CLEL1-280-685610No1066359568  
    149DETvs BOSL4-580-695611No1166760067  
    150DETvs BOSL6-880-705611No1167360865
    151DETvs BOSW12-281-705611No10.568561075  
    152DETvs BOSL1-581-715611No11.568661571  
    153DET@ BALW7-582-715611No10.569362073  
    154DET@ BALW4-383-725611No1069862969  
    155DET@ BALL1-683-725611No1069862969  
    156DET@ BALW4-284-725610No1070263171  
    157DET@ BOSL0-684-735711No1170263765  
    158DET@ BOSL2-584-745712No1270464262
    159DET@ BOSL0-184-755713No1370464361  
    160DETvs BALW3-285-755713No1370764562
    161DETvs BALW5-486-755811No1371264963
    OctoberGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    162DETvs BALL2-486-765813No1371465361  


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