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1978 San Francisco Giants (MLB)

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W-L Record: 89-73 .549
Rank: 3rd in National League West
Run Differential: 613-594 + 19
Roster Continuity 78.58% 6/26
Manager(s): Joe Altobelli
General Manager: Spec Richardson
Location: San Francisco, California
Ballpark: Candlestick Park
Attendance: 1,740,477 8/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Bob Cummings (#7) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Tom Haller
First Base Coach: Jim Davenport
Pitching Coach: Herman Starrette
Third Base Coach: Dave Bristol

#1 Draft Picks

Mike Ivie (#1), Johnnie LeMaster (#6), Roger Metzger (#16), Terry Whitfield (#19)
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
22Jack ClarkOF22   59290181
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25
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9815115072383915.306.358.537895.231.323.3101.4423.7318657
41Darrell Evans3B31   54782133
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7845105640126105.243.360.404764.161.351.2390.6127.4221668
45Terry WhitfieldOF25   48870141
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325113369251739.289.335.400735.111.166.3182.0948.8195543
31Larry HerndonOF24   47152122
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3213835711213112.259.311.335646.076.161.3032.03471.0158521
18Bill Madlock2B27   44776138
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441654839311926.309.378.481859.172.304.3110.8129.8215509
2Marc HillC26   3582087
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36124539182012.243.329.316645.073.196.2660.87119.3113406
44Willie McCovey1B40   3513280
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64103657080212.228.298.396694.168.274.2391.5829.3139389
15Mike Ivie1B25   3183498
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5530274526236.308.363.475838.167.261.3281.6728.9151352
10Johnnie LeMasterSS24   2722364
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14662145111404.235.293.335628.099.176.2792.14272.091308
16Roger MetzgerSS30   2351761
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01781121700714.260.294.294588.034.115.2791.42--69255
9Hector CruzOF25   1971944
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2402213912106.223.301.365666.142.239.2501.8632.872220
21Rob Andrews2B25   1772139
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1151201801502.220.299.288587.068.203.2410.90177.051202
36Jim DwyerOF-1B28   1732239
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2260282903341.225.327.387714.162.358.2381.0434.667208
3Mike SadekC32   1091526
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910101102102.239.303.321624.083.183.2501.1054.535120
20Vic HarrisSS28   100815
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1100112401320.150.230.220450.070.180.1822.18100.022116
30John TamargoC26   92622
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81118705211.239.360.337697.098.293.2470.3992.031113
14Vida BlueP28   7986
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200165110500.076.240.127367.051.253.1853.1979.010101
39Bob KnepperP24   7925
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0050063500822.063.126.089215.025.101.1095.83--795
26John MontefuscoP28   7024
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0001053210902.057.132.071203.014.100.1056.40--585
28Ed HalickiP27   6629
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00030001810801.136.149.136285.000.000.188----975
33Jim BarrP30   5015
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0002000800500.100.100.100200.000.000.119----555
34Tom Heintzelman2B-3B31   3528
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6002500000.229.270.429699.200.257.2142.5017.51537
36Skip James1B28   2152
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003104500102.095.240.143383.048.286.1251.25--326
46Gary LavelleP29   1511
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0000000800100.067.067.067134.000.000.143----116
17Randy MoffittP29   701
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0000001100100.143.250.143393.000.143.1671.00--19
49Charlie WilliamsP30   5100000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
35Art Gardner25   3200000010200000.000.000.0000.000-.333.000----03
47Lynn McGlothenP28   3000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
40John CurtisP30   2000000000100100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
38Greg MintonP26   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
25Philip NastuP23   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals208853646131331240411175768754554814177512740104.248.316.374690.125.235.2711.4745.820046085
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
39Bob Knepper24   17112.63363516610260.0218857610851476041.177.550.352.945.091.73
14Vida Blue28   18102.7935359400258.0233878012701715001.178.130.422.445.972.44
26John Montefusco28   1193.8036363000238.223311010125681774341.268.770.942.566.672.60
28Ed Halicki27   9102.8529289411199.0166746311451051371.067.510.502.044.752.33
33Jim Barr30   8113.5332255221163.01806964735440201.329.940.391.932.431.26
46Gary Lavelle29   13103.3167000391497.2964136344632121.438.820.284.045.791.43
17Randy Moffitt29   843.2970000381281.2793530533523031.378.670.553.625.711.58
40John Curtis30   433.714600022163.0603126129386001.418.570.144.145.431.31
49Charlie Williams30   135.44251009048.0603129528223011.8311.250.945.254.130.79
38Greg Minton26   017.88110003015.22214143860011.8812.381.694.503.380.75
47Lynn McGlothen28   004.8551000012.215970492001.4610.380.002.776.232.25
25Philip Nastu23   015.633100208.08551250001.259.001.132.255.632.50
37Ed Plank26   003.865000306.26331210001.147.711.292.571.290.50
34,42Terry Cornutt25   000.001000003.01000000000.333.000.000.000.00--
Batting Totals89733.304011624216120291455137759453484453840329221.268.520.522.805.201.85
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Marc HillC1165865693.9860.00
Mike SadekC371821552.9750.00
John TamargoC31157964.9650.00
Dennis LittlejohnC20000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Willie McCovey1B97721441049.9870.00
Mike Ivie1B7655018333.9950.00
Jim Dwyer1B291298113.9930.00
Skip James1B27586051.0000.00
Bill Madlock1B3111011.0000.00
Tom Heintzelman1B210001.0000.00
Marc Hill1B260001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bill Madlock2B1142232991448.9740.00
Rob Andrews2B62120131623.9770.00
Vic Harris2B101419041.0000.00
Tom Heintzelman2B5310011.0000.00
Johnnie LeMaster2B201001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Darrell Evans3B1551473482525.9520.00
Hector Cruz3B14313001.0000.00
Tom Heintzelman3B319001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Johnnie LeMasterSS961352601440.9660.00
Roger MetzgerSS74112184830.9740.00
Vic HarrisSS22183944.9340.00
Rob AndrewsSS134001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jack ClarkOF1523201665.9820.00
Larry HerndonOF1493693100.9740.00
Terry WhitfieldOF140249732.9880.00
Hector CruzOF5382523.9780.00
Jim DwyerOF3668611.9870.00
Mike IvieOF2229020.9350.00
Vic HarrisOF68010.8890.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Randy MoffittP70813710.9091.11
Gary LavelleP679721921.9131.94
John CurtisP46636921.8822.14
Bob KnepperP36260433031.0001.28
John MontefuscoP3623882822.9471.36
Vida BlueP352581229041.0001.43
Jim BarrP3216373541.9132.32
Ed HalickiP29199132251.8751.58
Charlie WilliamsP254828001.0001.88
Greg MintonP111522011.0002.37
Lynn McGlothenP51202001.0001.48
Ed PlankP560000.0000.00
Philip NastuP3810001.0001.13
Terry CornuttP130000.0000.00


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