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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: Whitey Wietelmann
Assistant Coach: Don Williams
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
  • 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 San Diego Padres season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    6Bill AlmonSS-3B6-3190R-R251974SDN: 1974-1-1MLB--
    46Tucker Ashford3B-2B6-1195R-R231976SDN: 1974-1-2MLB--
    21Chuck BakerSS-2B5-11180R-R251978SDN: 1975-2-43MLB--
    14Jim BeswickOF6-1180B-R201978SDN: 1976-5-101MLB--
    27Tony CastilloC6-4190R-R211978SDN: 1975-3-50MLB--
    10Mike Champion2B6-0185R-R231976SDN: 1973-2-28MLB--
    16John D'AcquistoP6-2205R-R261973SFN: 1970-1-17MLB--
    7Bob DavisC6-0180R-R261973SDN: 1970-6-124MLB--
    33Juan EichelbergerP6-3205R-R241978SDN: 1975-1-19MLB--
    8Barry Evans3B-2B6-1180R-R211978SDN: 1977-2-34MLB--
    34Rollie FingersP6-4195R-R311968Not draftedMLB--
    14Dave FreislebenP5-11200R-R261974SDN: 1971-5-100MLB--
    17Oscar GambleOF5-11165L-R281969CHN: 1968-16-363MLB--
    8,13Fernando Gonzalez2B-3B5-10170R-R281972Not draftedMLB--
    25George HendrickOF6-3195R-R281971OAK: 1968-1-1MLB--
    35Randy JonesP6-0178R-L281973SDN: 1972-5-97MLB--
    48Dennis KinneyP6-1190L-L261978CLE: 1970-10-225MLB--
    42Mark LeeP6-4225R-R251978SDN: 1976-13-293MLB--
    29Mickey LolichP6-0210B-L371963Not draftedMLB--
    59Steve MuraP6-2190R-R231978SDN: 1976-2-29MLB--
    44Bob OwchinkoP6-2195L-L231976SDN: 1976-1-5MLB--
    15Broderick Perkins1B5-10180L-L231978SDN: 1976-15-341MLB--
    36Gaylord PerryP6-4215R-R391962Not draftedMLB--
    41Eric RasmussenP6-3205R-R261975SLN: 1973-32-676MLB--
    26Don ReynoldsOF5-8178R-R251978SDN: 1975-18-410MLB--
    29Gene RichardsOF6-0175L-L241977SDN: 1975-1-1MLB--
    3Dave Roberts3B-C6-3215R-R271972SDN: 1972-1-1MLB--
    32Bob ShirleyP5-11185R-L241977SDN: 1976-1-8MLB--
    1Ozzie SmithSS5-11150B-R231978SDN: 1977-4-86MLB--
    48Dan SpillnerP6-1190R-R261974SDN: 1970-2-25MLB--
    2Rick SweetC6-1200B-R251978SDN: 1975-3-65MLB--
    18Gene TenaceC-1B6-0190R-R311969KC1: 1965-20-399MLB--
    30Derrel Thomas2B-OF6-0160B-R271971HOU: 1969-1-1MLB--
    20Jerry TurnerOF5-9180L-L241974SDN: 1972-10-217MLB--
    24Dave WehrmeisterP6-4195R-R251976SDN: 1973-1-3MLB--
    27Mark WileyP6-1200R-R301975OAK: 1970-6-131MLB--
    25Jim WilhelmOF6-3190R-R251978SDN: 1974-7-145MLB--
    31Dave WinfieldRF6-6220R-R261973SDN: 1973-1-4MLB--

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