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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
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
10Frank TaverasSS2865481182
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31
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9
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03846252960531224.278.313.353666.075.151.3052.07--231702
39Dave ParkerOF27581102194
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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-2B2952866138
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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 MorenoOF2551595121
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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 RobinsonOF3549970123
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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 Stargell1B3839060115
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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 OttC2637949102
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18
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4
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9
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3841275606137.269.315.409724.140.219.2932.0742.1155410
6Rennie Stennett2B273333081
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9
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2
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3
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3521132226129.243.274.309583.066.108.2521.69111.0103351
34John MilnerOF282953980
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17
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06
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3850342506046.271.342.390732.119.251.2760.7449.2115333
35Manny Sanguillen1B342201558
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1
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3
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162291022225.264.296.336632.073.114.2631.1173.374235
5Duffy DyerC32175737
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8
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01321183233215.211.294.269563.057.166.2571.78--47199
4Dale Berra3B211351628
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06
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1431132023012.207.285.356641.148.259.2001.5422.548151
46Steve BryeOF291151627
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7
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921111011212.235.305.322627.087.191.2480.91115.037130
22Bert BlylevenP2785411
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2
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00110013500700.129.140.153293.024.035.22035.00--1393
43Don RobinsonP2185220
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0030002200400.235.235.259494.024.024.317----2289
19Jim RookerP355629
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052001700112.161.158.232390.071.107.225----1358
11Mario Mendoza2B-3B2755512
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3312931200.218.283.291574.073.145.2444.5055.01662
45John CandelariaP245269
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0010091920702.173.317.231548.058.231.2732.11--1270
29Ken Macha3B2752511
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0520121001013.212.354.269623.058.327.2560.83--1465
26Jim BibbyP333114
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2003900000.129.206.226432.097.194.1433.0031.0734
25Bruce KisonP282924
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1000500001.138.138.345483.207.207.130--29.01029
41Jerry ReussP292715
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0010001200001.185.185.259444.074.074.333----727
13Fernando Gonzalez2B-3B282124
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000001300000.190.227.238465.048.095.2223.00--522
27Kent TekulveP312112
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0000001900000.095.136.095231.000.048.1679.00--222
29Jim Fregosi3B362034
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001006800000.200.385.250635.050.350.3331.33--526
23Grant JacksonP351203
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03000300000.250.250.417667.167.167.333----512
31Eddie WhitsonP231102
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0000000600100.182.182.182364.000.000.400----212
15Dorian Boyland1B23812
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0001000100000.250.250.250500.000.000.286----28
30Dave HamiltonP306000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
16Steve NicosiaC215000000001000000.000.167.000167.000.200.0000.00--06
37Alberto LoisOF22401
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00000100000.250.250.7501000.500.500.333----34
49Dave May344000000101100000.000.200.000200.000.500.0001.00--05
44Cito GastonOF34211
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0000000000000.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----12
36Odell JonesP251000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
12Matt Alexander310200000410000000-----------00
Batting Totals20375406684139023954115631213904808744289644695.257.315.385700.128.240.2861.8247.020825996
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
22Bert Blyleven2714103.02343411400243217948217661826261.168.000.632.436.712.76
43Don Robinson211463.4735329111228203988820571359431.148.010.792.255.332.37
45John Candelaria2412113.243029311118919173681549943351.279.100.712.334.481.92
19Jim Rooker359114.252828100016316094771381761031.488.830.724.474.200.94
27Kent Tekulve31872.339100065311351154435555775021.267.670.333.675.131.40
26Jim Bibby33873.5334143210110710052421039725021.308.410.843.286.061.85
25Bruce Kison28663.192811004096814034339624151.257.590.283.665.811.59
41Jerry Reuss29324.882312313082974845523423131.4510.520.542.494.551.83
23Grant Jackson35753.276000025577893228532452111.5710.400.583.745.261.41
31Eddie Whitson23563.284300014474663127537641021.398.030.614.507.781.73
30Dave Hamilton30023.46160004126231610212151001.357.960.694.155.191.25
36Odell Jones25202.00310010973204100001.227.000.004.0010.002.50
16,24Will McEnaney260010.0060003081511103260011.8915.003.002.006.003.00
48Clay Carroll37002.2520000042110300001.254.500.006.750.000.00
Pitching Totals88733.4243316130913144144513666375491034998804012331.298.510.643.115.481.76
PlayerAgePC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDHP %C %1B %2B %3B %SS %LF %CF %RF %OF %POAE
Dale Berra21000055200000--------.9081.000--------318411
Jim Bibby33340000000000.920------------------3202
Bert Blyleven27340000000000.981------------------11411
Dorian Boyland2300100000000----1.000--------------800
Steve Brye29000000000470------------------.9835721
John Candelaria243000000000001.000------------------4250
Clay Carroll37200000000001.000------------------020
Duffy Dyer32055000000000--.991----------------326223
Jim Fregosi3600215000000----1.000--.667----------1442
Phil Garner290008181400000------.976.9301.000--------25838928
Cito Gaston3400000000010--------------------000
Fernando Gonzalez2800043000000------.923.500----------762
Dave Hamilton301600000000001.000------------------220
Grant Jackson35600000000000.941------------------2141
Odell Jones25300000000001.000------------------010
Bruce Kison282800000000001.000------------------11140
Alberto Lois2200000000020------------------1.000400
Ken Macha27000021000000--------.970----------11211
Will McEnaney26600000000001.000------------------110
Mario Mendoza2700021181400000------.980.870.955--------28615
John Milner280028000000690----.984------------1.000287143
Omar Moreno250000000001520------------------.98440997
Steve Nicosia2101000000000--1.000----------------810
Ed Ott26097000000040--.975--------------.9175474316
Dave Parker270000000001470------------------.9603021213
Jerry Reuss292300000000001.000------------------4100
Bill Robinson3500302900001270----1.000--.923--------.988268518
Don Robinson21350000000000.977------------------10321
Jim Rooker352800000000001.000------------------14240
Manny Sanguillen340184000000000--1.0001.000--------------438200
Willie Stargell380011200000000----.994--------------875576
Rennie Stennett27000806000000------.971.833----------16721513
Frank Taveras280000015700000----------.946--------21644838
Kent Tekulve31910000000000.920------------------8384
Eddie Whitson23430000000000.917------------------381


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