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1978 San Diego Padres (MLB)

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W-L Record: 84-78 .519
Rank: 4th in National League West
Run Differential: 591-598 -7
Roster Continuity 67.37% 17/26
Manager(s): Roger Craig
General Manager: Bob Fontaine
Location: San Diego, California
Ballpark: San Diego Stadium
Attendance: 1,670,107 10/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Andy Hawkins (#5) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Doug Rader
Assistant Coach: Phil Roof
Assistant Coach: Don Williams
Assistant Coach: Whitey Wietelmann
Hitting Coach: Billy Herman
Pitching Coach: Chuck Estrada
Pitching Coach: Roger Craig

#1 Draft Picks

Bill Almon (#1), Dave Roberts (#1), Dave Winfield (#4), Bob Owchinko (#5), John D'Acquisto (#17)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9567.586--
9269.5712.5
8973.5496.0
8478.51911.0
7488.45721.0
6993.42626.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
1Ozzie SmithSS23   59069152
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46401247430028311.258.311.312623.054.181.2750.91590.0184668
31Dave WinfieldOF26   58788181
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5
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24
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9721955812200513.308.367.499866.191.305.3221.4724.5293649
29Gene RichardsOF24   55590171
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4
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453717648047249.308.381.420801.112.263.3521.25138.8233629
6Bill Almon3B25   40539102
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2
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0211753374010316.252.308.309617.057.168.3072.24--125442
18Gene Tenace1B-C31   4016090
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18
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4
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16
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616510198118025.224.392.409801.185.439.2560.9725.1164515
17Oscar GambleOF28   37546103
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3
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7
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47125145611052.275.366.387753.112.245.2930.8853.6145437
30Derrel ThomasOF-2B27   3523680
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26116353733922.227.301.293594.065.179.2451.06117.3103401
8,13Fernando Gonzalez2B28   3202780
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2944183203754.250.286.313599.063.119.2681.78160.0100350
2Rick SweetC25   2261550
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1114272217414.221.306.270576.049.155.2400.81226.061259
20Jerry TurnerOF24   2252863
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3764213235014.280.348.436784.156.258.2961.5228.198250
15Broderick Perkins1B23   2171452
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334052902235.240.253.341594.101.143.2655.80108.574227
46Tucker Ashford3B-2B23   1551138
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2610143101143.245.301.374675.129.226.2802.2151.758174
25George HendrickOF28   111927
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811121600002.243.317.360677.117.225.2611.3337.040123
3Dave RobertsC27   97721
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700122516202.216.309.309618.093.216.2822.0897.030112
8Barry Evans3B21   90724
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040041001010.267.295.300595.033.078.2962.50--2795
36Gaylord PerryP39   8758
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00300231001301.092.112.115227.023.046.14315.50--10102
26Don ReynoldsOF25   87822
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001010151402000.253.363.276639.023.207.3010.93--24102
35Randy JonesP28   82615
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0040023200611.183.200.195395.012.037.29416.00--1691
44Bob OwchinkoP23   63311
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0040022600600.175.200.206406.032.063.29713.00--1371
21Chuck Baker2B25   58812
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0030021500601.207.233.224457.017.052.2797.50--1366
10Mike Champion2B23   53312
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02
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040051300101.226.293.302595.075.170.3002.60--1659
41Eric RasmussenP26   4607
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00010001000800.152.152.152304.000.000.194----754
7Bob DavisC26   4038
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002011501103.200.220.225445.025.025.2295.00--942
32Bob ShirleyP24   4045
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00020041600700.125.205.125330.000.100.2084.00--551
16John D'AcquistoP26   2114
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004002800000.190.261.238499.048.143.3084.00--523
14Jim BeswickOF20   2021
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0000001700002.050.095.050145.000.050.0777.00--121
25Jim WilhelmOF25   1927
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004100210110.368.381.474855.105.158.389----922
34Rollie FingersP31   1202
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0002000300200.167.167.167334.000.000.222----214
27Tony CastilloC21   801
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0001000200100.125.125.125250.000.000.167----19
14Dave FreislebenP26   6000000000200100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
42Mark LeeP25   5000000000300100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
29Mickey LolichP37   3000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
27Mark WileyP30   2000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
48Dennis KinneyP26   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
59Steve MuraP23   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
48Dan SpillnerP26   0000000001000100-1.000-1000---0.00--02
24Dave WehrmeisterP25   0000000000000100-----------01
Batting Totals21605360591134920842755421527053684832871143981.252.318.348666.096.212.2851.5871.518666049
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
36Gaylord Perry39   2162.7237375200260.224196799661544321.188.310.312.285.312.33
35Randy Jones28   13142.8837367200253.026310481664714201.299.360.212.282.531.11
44Bob Owchinko23   10133.5636334110202.119887801478941311.378.820.623.484.191.21
32Bob Shirley24   8113.69502020105166.0164756810611023131.368.890.543.315.531.67
41Eric Rasmussen26   12104.0727243200146.115472661643591411.359.490.992.653.641.37
34Rollie Fingers31   6132.52670006237107.1843330429722011.067.070.342.446.062.48
16John D'Acquisto26   432.1345300241093.06024222561045111.255.810.195.4210.061.86
42Mark Lee25   513.285600021285.0743431236313421.297.840.213.813.280.86
29Mickey Lolich37   211.54202007134.23066011132111.177.710.002.833.341.18
14Dave Freisleben26   036.00124002026.2412218315162002.0713.671.005.005.331.07
48Dan Spillner26   104.50170004025.232151327160001.5011.080.692.425.542.29
59Steve Mura23   0211.255200207.21510101551002.5016.881.135.635.631.00
27Mark Wiley30   105.634100107.211651110001.5012.381.131.131.131.00
24Dave Wehrmeister25   106.434000207.18551520001.8610.291.296.432.570.40
48Dennis Kinney26   016.437000407.06553420001.437.713.865.142.570.50
33Juan Eichelberger24   0012.003000103.14440220102.0012.000.006.006.001.00
Batting Totals84783.284271622171415514341385598523744837442820121.308.690.463.034.671.54
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rick SweetC763373363.9840.00
Gene TenaceC712764237.9910.00
Dave RobertsC411351330.9800.00
Bob DavisC1643520.9600.00
Tony CastilloC516310.9500.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Gene Tenace1B8066837561.9930.00
Broderick Perkins1B5953841456.9930.00
Gene Richards1B2621112923.9610.00
Tucker Ashford1B14603111.9840.00
Derrel Thomas1B14113629.9830.00
Dave Roberts1B8151001.0000.00
Dave Winfield1B271001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Fernando Gonzalez2B94190256868.9820.00
Derrel Thomas2B409098625.9690.00
Chuck Baker2B243742411.9520.00
Mike Champion2B202444512.9320.00
Tucker Ashford2B18333229.9700.00
Bill Almon2B7211112.9700.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bill Almon3B114722212120.9330.00
Tucker Ashford3B32151832.9170.00
Derrel Thomas3B26225934.9640.00
Barry Evans3B24135944.9470.00
Mike Champion3B401001.0000.00
Gene Tenace3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ozzie SmithSS1592645482598.9700.00
Bill AlmonSS1592314.9700.00
Chuck BakerSS1252825.9430.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dave WinfieldOF154321771.9790.00
Gene RichardsOF124210880.9650.00
Oscar GambleOF1071721243.9790.00
Derrel ThomasOF77103511.9910.00
Jerry TurnerOF5891530.9700.00
George HendrickOF3372110.9860.00
Don ReynoldsOF2522220.9230.00
Jim WilhelmOF1090001.0000.00
Jim BeswickOF680001.0000.00
Dave RobertsOF20000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rollie FingersP67107141211.9632.18
Mark LeeP568552210.9642.86
Bob ShirleyP50166635011.0002.22
John D'AcquistoP459336001.0000.87
Randy JonesP37253155145.9432.35
Gaylord PerryP37260134026.9641.83
Bob OwchinkoP36202630031.0001.60
Eric RasmussenP27146112811.9752.40
Mickey LolichP203416001.0001.84
Dan SpillnerP172512011.0001.07
Dave FreislebenP12263420.7782.40
Dennis KinneyP770000.0000.00
Steve MuraP570120.3331.25
Dave WehrmeisterP470000.0000.00
Mark WileyP4701001.0001.25
Juan EichelbergerP3310001.0002.90


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