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1978 Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 95-67 .586
Rank: 1st in National League West
Run Differential: 727-573 + 154
Roster Continuity 86.09% 3/26
Manager(s): Tom Lasorda
General Manager: Al Campanis
Location: Los Angeles, California
Ballpark: Dodger Stadium
Attendance: 3,347,845 1/26
Playoffs: Lost World Series (Yankees)
Top Draft Pick: Clay Smith (#47) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Mark Cresse
First Base Coach: Monty Basgall
First Base Coach: Jim Lefebvre
Hitting Coach: Jim Lefebvre
Hitting Coach: Jim Gilliam
Pitching Coach: Red Adams
Third Base Coach: Preston Gomez

#1 Draft Picks

Rick Monday (#1), Mike Garman (#3), Rick Rhoden (#20), Bob Welch (#20), Rick Sutcliffe (#21)
National League West 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 Los Angeles Dodgers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    12Dusty BakerOF6-2200R-R291968ATL: 1967-26-504MLB--
    3Glenn BurkeOF6-0195R-R251976LAN: 1972-17-401MLB--
    41Bobby CastilloP5-10170R-R231977KCA: 1974-6-113MLB--
    10Ron Cey3B5-9185R-R301971LAN: 1968-3-53MLB--
    33Vic DavalilloOF5-7155L-L411963Not draftedMLB--
    13Joe FergusonC-OF6-2200R-R311970LAN: 1968-8-161MLB--
    51Terry ForsterP6-3210L-L261971CHA: 1970-2-30MLB--
    29Mike GarmanP6-3215R-R281969BOS: 1967-1-3MLB--
    6Steve Garvey1B5-10189R-R291969LAN: 1968-1-13MLB--
    9Jerry GroteC5-10190R-R351963Not draftedMLB--
    57Pedro GuerreroOF-3B6-0195R-R221978UDFAMLB--
    40Brad GuldenC5-11180L-R221978LAN: 1975-17-408MLB--
    29Gerry HannahsP6-3210L-L251976Not draftedMLB--
    3Enzo HernandezSS5-8155R-R291971Not draftedMLB--
    46Burt HootonP6-1210R-R281971CHN: 1971-1-2MLB--
    49Charlie HoughP6-2190R-R301970LAN: 1966-8-159MLB--
    25Tommy JohnP6-3185R-L351963Not draftedMLB--
    34Lee LacyOF-2B6-1175R-R301972LAN: 1969-2-29MLB--
    3Rudy LawOF6-1165L-L211978Not draftedMLB--
    21Dennis LewallynP6-4200R-R241975LAN: 1972-1-8MLB--
    15Dave Lopes2B5-9170R-R331972LAN: 1968-2-26MLB--
    23Ted MartinezSS-2B6-0165R-R301970Not draftedMLB--
    16Rick MondayOF6-3200L-L321966KC1: 1965-1-1MLB--
    11Manny MotaOF5-11168R-R401962Not draftedMLB--
    4Billy NorthOF5-11185B-R301971CHN: 1969-12-280MLB--
    5Johnny OatesC5-11185L-R321970BAL: 1967-1-10MLB--
    31Doug RauP6-2175L-L291972LAN: 1970-1-7MLB--
    38Lance RautzhanP6-1195R-L251977LAN: 1970-3-57MLB--
    36Rick RhodenP6-4203R-R251974LAN: 1971-1-20MLB--
    18Bill RussellSS6-0175R-R291969LAN: 1966-9-179MLB--
    17Joe SimpsonOF6-3175L-L261975LAN: 1973-3-66MLB--
    8Reggie SmithOF6-0195B-R331966Not draftedMLB--
    48Dave StewartP6-2200R-R211978LAN: 1975-16-384MLB--
    43Rick SutcliffeP6-7215R-R221976LAN: 1974-1-21MLB--
    20Don SuttonP6-1185R-R331966Not draftedMLB--
    35Bob WelchP6-3190R-R211978LAN: 1977-1-20MLB--
    52Myron WhiteOF5-11180L-L201978LAN: 1975-2-48MLB--
    7Steve YeagerC6-0190R-R291972LAN: 1967-4-80MLB--

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