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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
Roster Continuity 77.08% 8/26
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: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Brad Garnett (#19) All picks
Years Active:
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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
  • 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 Pittsburgh Pirates season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    12Matt AlexanderOF-3B5-11169B-R311973CHN: 1968-2-35MLB--
    4Dale BerraSS-3B6-0190R-R211977PIT: 1975-1-20MLB--
    26Jim BibbyP6-5235R-R331972Not draftedMLB--
    22Bert BlylevenP6-3207R-R271970MIN: 1969-3-55MLB--
    15Dorian Boyland1B6-4200L-L231978PIT: 1976-2-45MLB--
    46Steve BryeOF6-0190R-R291970MIN: 1967-1-17MLB--
    45John CandelariaP6-6225R-L241975PIT: 1972-2-47MLB--
    48Clay CarrollP6-1200R-R371964Not draftedMLB--
    5Duffy DyerC6-0195R-R321968NYN: 1966-1-9MLB--
    29Jim FregosiSS6-1190R-R361961Not draftedMLB--
    3Phil Garner2B-3B5-10177R-R291973OAK: 1971-1-2MLB--
    44Cito GastonOF6-4210R-R341967Not draftedMLB--
    13Fernando Gonzalez2B-3B5-10170R-R281972Not draftedMLB--
    30Dave HamiltonP6-0190L-L301972KC1: 1966-5-82MLB--
    23Grant JacksonP6-0190B-L351965Not draftedMLB--
    36Odell JonesP6-3175R-R251975Not draftedMLB--
    25Bruce KisonP6-4178R-R281971PIT: 1968-14-309MLB--
    37Alberto LoisOF5-9175R-R221978Not draftedMLB--
    29Ken Macha3B-1B6-2217R-R271974PIT: 1972-6-143MLB--
    49Dave MayOF5-10186L-R341967Not draftedMLB--
    16,24Will McEnaneyP6-0180L-L261974CIN: 1970-8-188MLB--
    11Mario MendozaSS5-11187R-R271974Not draftedMLB--
    34John Milner1B-OF6-0185L-L281971NYN: 1968-14-301MLB--
    18Omar MorenoOF6-2180L-L251975Not draftedMLB--
    16Steve NicosiaC5-10185R-R211978PIT: 1973-1-24MLB--
    14Ed OttC5-10198L-R261974PIT: 1970-23-548MLB--
    39Dave ParkerOF6-5225L-R271973PIT: 1970-14-332MLB--
    41Jerry ReussP6-5217L-L291969SLN: 1967-2-30MLB--
    28Bill RobinsonOF6-3205R-R351966Not draftedMLB--
    43Don RobinsonP6-4231R-R211978HOU: 1977-17-430MLB--
    19Jim RookerP6-0201R-L351968Not draftedMLB--
    35Manny SanguillenC6-0193R-R341967Not draftedMLB--
    8Willie StargellOF-1B6-2225L-L381962Not draftedMLB--
    6Rennie Stennett2B5-11175R-R271971Not draftedMLB--
    10Frank TaverasSS6-0168R-R281972Not draftedMLB--
    27Kent TekulveP6-4180R-R311974Not draftedMLB--
    31Eddie WhitsonP6-3195R-R231977PIT: 1974-6-131MLB--


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