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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
  • 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 Francisco Giants season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    21Rob Andrews2B6-0185R-R251975BAL: 1970-10-247MLB--
    33Jim BarrP6-3205R-R301971MIN: 1970-6-123MLB--
    14Vida BlueP6-0189B-L281969KC1: 1967-2-27MLB--
    22Jack ClarkOF-1B6-2205R-R221975SFN: 1973-13-294MLB--
    34,42Terry CornuttP6-2195R-R251977MIL: 1972-1-17MLB--
    9Hector CruzOF-3B5-11170R-R251973Not draftedMLB--
    40John CurtisP6-2185L-L301970BOS: 1968-1-10MLB--
    36Jim DwyerOF5-10175L-L281973PIT: 1971-1-1MLB--
    41Darrell Evans3B-1B6-2205L-R311969PHI: 1967-3-55MLB--
    35Art GardnerOF5-11175L-L251975HOU: 1971-2-36MLB--
    28Ed HalickiP6-7220R-R271974SFN: 1972-24-564MLB--
    20Vic Harris2B-OF6-0170B-R281972OAK: 1970-1-9MLB--
    34Tom Heintzelman2B-3B6-1180R-R311973SLN: 1968-7-151MLB--
    31Larry HerndonOF6-3195R-R241974SLN: 1971-3-56MLB--
    2Marc HillC6-3210R-R261973SLN: 1970-10-234MLB--
    15Mike Ivie1B6-3205R-R251971SDN: 1970-1-1MLB--
    36Skip James1B6-0185L-L281977SFN: 1971-5-116MLB--
    39Bob KnepperP6-2210L-L241976SFN: 1972-2-43MLB--
    46Gary LavelleP6-1200B-L291974SFN: 1967-20-397MLB--
    10Johnnie LeMasterSS6-2167R-R241975SFN: 1973-1-6MLB--
    18Bill Madlock3B5-11185R-R271973WS2: 1970-5-97MLB--
    44Willie McCovey1B6-4210L-L401959Not draftedMLB--
    47Lynn McGlothenP6-2195L-R281972BOS: 1968-3-60MLB--
    16Roger MetzgerSS6-0165B-R301970CHN: 1969-1-16MLB--
    38Greg MintonP6-2190B-R261975KCA: 1970-3-55MLB--
    17Randy MoffittP6-3190R-R291972SFN: 1970-1-18MLB--
    26John MontefuscoP6-1180R-R281974Not draftedMLB--
    25Philip NastuP6-2180L-L231978Not draftedMLB--
    37Ed PlankP6-1205R-R261978SFN: 1973-10-222MLB--
    3Mike SadekC5-9165R-R321973MIN: 1967-5-83MLB--
    30John TamargoC5-10180B-R261976SLN: 1973-6-132MLB--
    45Terry WhitfieldOF6-1197L-R251974NYA: 1971-1-19MLB--
    49Charlie WilliamsP6-2200R-R301971NYN: 1968-7-133MLB--

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