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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
Roster Continuity 88.37% 2/26
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: Dom Scala
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
  • 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 New York Yankees season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    27Dell AlstonOF6-0180L-R251977Not draftedMLB--
    45Jim BeattieP6-6220R-R231978NYA: 1975-4-91MLB--
    2Paul BlairOF6-0171R-R341964Not draftedMLB--
    10Chris Chambliss1B6-1212L-R291971CLE: 1970-1-1MLB--
    43Ken ClayP6-3195R-R241977NYA: 1972-2-38MLB--
    53Ron DavisP6-4207R-R221978CHN: 1976-3-56MLB--
    20Bucky DentSS5-11181R-R261973SLN: 1970-1-6MLB--
    25Brian Doyle2B-SS5-10160L-R231978TEX: 1972-4-76MLB--
    36Rawly EastwickP6-3180R-R271974CIN: 1969-3-62MLB--
    31Ed FigueroaP6-1190R-R291974Not draftedMLB--
    23Damaso Garcia2B6-0185R-R211978Not draftedMLB--
    54Rich GossageP6-3217R-R261972CHA: 1970-9-204MLB--
    49Ron GuidryP5-11160L-L271975NYA: 1971-3-67MLB--
    35Don GullettP6-0190R-L271970CIN: 1969-1-14MLB--
    40Fran HealyC6-5220R-R311969Not draftedMLB--
    46Mike HeathC5-11190R-R231978NYA: 1973-2-37MLB--
    53Ken HoltzmanP6-2175R-L321965CHN: 1965-4-61MLB--
    29Catfish HunterP6-0195R-R321965Not draftedMLB--
    44Reggie JacksonOF6-0200L-L321967KC1: 1966-1-2MLB--
    41Cliff Johnson1B-C6-4225R-R301972HOU: 1966-5-83MLB--
    27Jay JohnstoneOF6-1175L-R321966Not draftedMLB--
    40Bob KammeyerP6-4210R-R271978NYA: 1972-21-492MLB--
    24Mickey Klutts3B5-11189R-R231976NYA: 1972-4-86MLB--
    36Paul LindbladP6-1195L-L361965Not draftedMLB--
    28Sparky LyleP6-1195L-L331967Not draftedMLB--
    40,53Larry McCallP6-2195L-R251977Not draftedMLB--
    47Andy MessersmithP6-1200R-R321968CAL: 1966-1-12MLB--
    15Thurman MunsonC5-11191R-R311969NYA: 1968-1-4MLB--
    9Graig Nettles3B6-0185L-R331967MIN: 1965-4-74MLB--
    14Lou PiniellaOF6-2199R-R341964Not draftedMLB--
    52Dave RajsichP6-5175L-L261978Not draftedMLB--
    30Willie Randolph2B5-11171R-R231975PIT: 1972-7-167MLB--
    17Mickey RiversOF5-10165L-L291970WS2: 1969-1-8MLB--
    18Dennis SherrillSS-3B6-0165R-R221978NYA: 1974-1-12MLB--
    12Jim Spencer1B6-2195L-L301968SE1: 1969-42-909MLB--
    11Fred StanleySS-2B5-10167R-R301969HOU: 1966-8-143MLB--
    24Gary ThomassonOF-1B6-1180L-L261972SFN: 1969-7-162MLB--
    19Dick TidrowP6-4213R-R311972CLE: 1967-4-76MLB--
    6Roy WhiteOF5-10172B-R341965Not draftedMLB--
    25George Zeber2B5-11170B-R271977NYA: 1968-5-88MLB--

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