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1978 Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)

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W-L Record: 88-73 .547
Rank: 2nd in National League East
Run Differential: 684-637 + 47
Manager(s): Chuck Tanner
General Manager: Joseph O'Toole (1978-12-31), Hardy Peterson
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 964,106 21/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Brad Garnett (#19) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Pitching Coach: Larry Sherry

#1 Draft Picks

Steve Brye (#17), Dale Berra (#20), Steve Nicosia (#24)
National League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9072.556--
8873.5471.5
7983.48811.0
7686.46914.0
6993.42621.0
6696.40724.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
10Frank TaverasSS28 65481182
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9
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03846252960531224.278.313.353666.075.151.3052.07--231702
39Dave ParkerOF27 581102194
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32
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12
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30
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1172075792223028.334.394.585979.251.372.3561.6119.4340642
3Phil Garner3B-2B29 52866138
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25
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9
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10
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66271466715123718.261.345.400745.138.288.2821.0852.8211609
18Omar MorenoOF25 51595121
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15
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7
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2
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33712281104341755.235.339.303642.068.320.2871.28257.5156621
28Bill RobinsonOF35 49970123
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36
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2
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14
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80141135105582117.246.296.411707.164.240.2793.0035.6205552
8Willie Stargell1B38 39060115
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18
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2
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28
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97325093710038.295.382.567949.272.403.3201.8613.9221450
14Ed OttC26 37949102
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4
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9
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3841275606137.269.315.409724.140.219.2932.0742.1155410
6Rennie Stennett2B27 3333081
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9
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2
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3521132226129.243.274.309583.066.108.2521.69111.0103351
34John MilnerOF28 2953980
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17
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06
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3850342506046.271.342.390732.119.251.2760.7449.2115333
35Manny Sanguillen1B34 2201558
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162291022225.264.296.336632.073.114.2631.1173.374235
5Duffy DyerC32 175737
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8
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01321183233215.211.294.269563.057.166.2571.78--47199
4Dale Berra3B21 1351628
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2
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06
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1431132023012.207.285.356641.148.259.2001.5422.548151
46Steve BryeOF29 1151627
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921111011212.235.305.322627.087.191.2480.91115.037130
22Bert BlylevenP27 85411
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00110013500700.129.140.153293.024.035.22035.00--1393
43Don RobinsonP21 85220
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0030002200400.235.235.259494.024.024.317----2289
19Jim RookerP35 5629
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052001700112.161.158.232390.071.107.225----1358
11Mario Mendoza2B-3B27 55512
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3312931200.218.283.291574.073.145.2444.5055.01662
45John CandelariaP24 5269
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3
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0010091920702.173.317.231548.058.231.2732.11--1270
29Ken Macha3B27 52511
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0520121001013.212.354.269623.058.327.2560.83--1465
26Jim BibbyP33 3114
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2003900000.129.206.226432.097.194.1433.0031.0734
25Bruce KisonP28 2924
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1000500001.138.138.345483.207.207.130--29.01029
41Jerry ReussP29 2715
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0010001200001.185.185.259444.074.074.333----727
13Fernando Gonzalez2B-3B28 2124
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000001300000.190.227.238465.048.095.2223.00--522
27Kent TekulveP31 2112
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0000001900000.095.136.095231.000.048.1679.00--222
29Jim Fregosi3B36 2034
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001006800000.200.385.250635.050.350.3331.33--526
23Grant JacksonP35 1203
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03000300000.250.250.417667.167.167.333----512
31Eddie WhitsonP23 1102
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0000000600100.182.182.182364.000.000.400----212
15Dorian Boyland1B23 812
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0001000100000.250.250.250500.000.000.286----28
30Dave HamiltonP30 6000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
16Steve NicosiaC21 5000000001000000.000.167.000167.000.200.0000.00--06
37Alberto LoisOF22 401
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00000100000.250.250.7501000.500.500.333----34
49Dave May34 4000000101100000.000.200.000200.000.500.0001.00--05
44Cito GastonOF34 211
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0000000000000.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----12
36Odell JonesP25 1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
12Matt Alexander31 0200000410000000-----------00
Batting Totals20375406684139023954115631213904808744289644695.257.315.385700.128.240.2861.8247.020825996
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
22Bert Blyleven27 14103.02343411400243217948217661826261.168.000.632.436.712.76
43Don Robinson21 1463.4735329111228203988820571359431.148.010.792.255.332.37
45John Candelaria24 12113.243029311118919173681549943351.279.100.712.334.481.92
19Jim Rooker35 9114.252828100016316094771381761031.488.830.724.474.200.94
27Kent Tekulve31 872.339100065311351154435555775021.267.670.333.675.131.40
26Jim Bibby33 873.5334143210110710052421039725021.308.410.843.286.061.85
25Bruce Kison28 663.192811004096814034339624151.257.590.283.665.811.59
41Jerry Reuss29 324.882312313082974845523423131.4510.520.542.494.551.83
23Grant Jackson35 753.276000025577893228532452111.5710.400.583.745.261.41
31Eddie Whitson23 563.284300014474663127537641021.398.030.614.507.781.73
30Dave Hamilton30 023.46160004126231610212151001.357.960.694.155.191.25
36Odell Jones25 202.00310010973204100001.227.000.004.0010.002.50
16,24Will McEnaney26 0010.0060003081511103260011.8915.003.002.006.003.00
48Clay Carroll37 002.2520000042110300001.254.500.006.750.000.00
Pitching Totals88733.4243316130913144144513666375491034998804012331.298.510.643.115.481.76
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ed OttC9753742157.9750.00
Duffy DyerC553262233.9910.00
Manny SanguillenC18835001.0000.00
Steve NicosiaC181001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Willie Stargell1B11287557676.9940.00
Manny Sanguillen1B40355150261.0000.00
John Milner1B2816913315.9840.00
Bill Robinson1B3142011.0000.00
Jim Fregosi1B2131011.0000.00
Dorian Boyland1B180001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Phil Garner2B811902131050.9760.00
Rennie Stennett2B801642081140.9710.00
Mario Mendoza2B21173113.9800.00
Fernando Gonzalez2B46610.9230.00
Jim Fregosi2B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Phil Garner3B81671721812.9300.00
Dale Berra3B5528801111.9080.00
Bill Robinson3B29194155.9230.00
Ken Macha3B21112113.9700.00
Mario Mendoza3B1841631.8700.00
Rennie Stennett3B63720.8330.00
Jim Fregosi3B51320.6670.00
Fernando Gonzalez3B31010.5000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Frank TaverasSS1572164483880.9460.00
Mario MendozaSS1471410.9550.00
Phil GarnerSS414011.0000.00
Dale BerraSS234001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Omar MorenoOF152409972.9840.00
Dave ParkerOF14730212133.9600.00
Bill RobinsonOF127235832.9880.00
John MilnerOF691181001.0000.00
Steve BryeOF4757210.9830.00
Ed OttOF410110.9170.00
Alberto LoisOF240001.0000.00
Cito GastonOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Kent TekulveP9113583841.9203.07
Grant JacksonP607721410.9411.87
Eddie WhitsonP43743810.9171.34
Don RobinsonP35228103211.9771.66
Jim BibbyP3410732020.9201.93
Bert BlylevenP34243114114.9811.92
John CandelariaP30189425001.0001.38
Bruce KisonP28961114011.0002.34
Jim RookerP281631424051.0002.10
Jerry ReussP2382410041.0001.53
Dave HamiltonP162622001.0001.38
Will McEnaneyP6811001.0002.20
Odell JonesP3901001.0001.00
Clay CarrollP2402001.0004.50


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