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1978 Toronto Blue Jays (MLB)

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W-L Record: 59-102 .366
Rank: 7th in American League East
Run Differential: 590-775 -185
Roster Continuity 60.73% 21/26
Manager(s): Roy Hartsfield
General Manager: Pat Gillick
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Ballpark: Exhibition Stadium
Attendance: 1,562,585 12/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Lloyd Moseby (#2) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Harry Warner
First Base Coach: Don Leppert
Hitting Coach: Bobby Doerr
Pitching Coach: Bob Miller
Third Base Coach: Jackie Moore

#1 Draft Picks

Joe Coleman (#3), Roy Howell (#4), John Mayberry (#6), Rick Cerone (#7), Balor Moore (#22)
American League East 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 Toronto Blue Jays season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    14Butch Alberts3B6-2205R-R281978PIT: 1972-28-642MLB--
    8Alan AshbyC6-2190B-R261973CLE: 1969-3-63MLB--
    25Doug Ault1B6-3200R-L281976SDN: 1970-2-36MLB--
    1Bob BailorOF-SS5-11170R-R261975Not draftedMLB--
    22Rick BosettiOF5-11185R-R241976PHI: 1973-7-114MLB--
    44Tom BuskeyP6-3220R-R311973Not draftedMLB--
    21Rico CartyOF6-3200R-R381963Not draftedMLB--
    9Rick CeroneC5-11185R-R241975CLE: 1975-1-7MLB--
    18Jim ClancyP6-4220R-R221977TEX: 1974-4-74MLB--
    16,40Joe ColemanP6-3195R-R311965WS2: 1965-1-3MLB--
    47Victor CruzP5-9200R-R201978Not draftedMLB--
    5Sam EwingOF6-3200L-L291973CHA: 1971-1-4MLB--
    36Jerry GarvinP6-3195L-L221977MIN: 1974-1-11MLB--
    11Luis GomezSS5-9150R-R261974MIN: 1973-7-155MLB--
    48Willie HortonOF5-11209R-R351963Not draftedMLB--
    13Roy Howell3B6-1190L-R241974TEX: 1972-1-4MLB--
    14Tom Hutton1B-OF5-11180L-L321966Not draftedMLB--
    29Garth Iorg3B-2B5-11175R-R231978NYA: 1973-8-181MLB--
    34Jesse JeffersonP6-3195R-R291973BAL: 1968-4-70MLB--
    16,17Tim JohnsonSS-2B6-3185L-R281973Not draftedMLB--
    32Don KirkwoodP6-3188R-R281974Not draftedMLB--
    23Dave LemanczykP6-4235R-R271973DET: 1972-16-380MLB--
    10John Mayberry1B6-3220L-L291968HOU: 1967-1-6MLB--
    39Dave McKay2B-3B6-1195B-R281975Not draftedMLB--
    3Brian MilnerC6-2200R-R181978TOR: 1978-7-158MLB--
    38Balor MooreP6-2195L-L271970MON: 1969-1-22MLB--
    45Tom MurphyP6-3185R-R321968CAL: 1967-1-6MLB--
    16Tim NordbrookSS6-1180R-R281974BAL: 1970-9-222MLB--
    24Tom UnderwoodP5-11170R-L241974PHI: 1972-2-27MLB--
    26Willie Upshaw1B6-0195L-L211978NYA: 1975-5-115MLB--
    19Otto VelezOF6-0195R-R271973Not draftedMLB--
    46Dave WallaceP5-10185R-R301973Not draftedMLB--
    12Ernie WhittC6-2200L-R261976BOS: 1972-15-352MLB--
    21Mark WileyP6-1200R-R301975OAK: 1970-6-131MLB--
    33Mike WillisP6-2210L-L271977BAL: 1972-20-479MLB--
    20Alvis WoodsOF6-3195L-L241977MIN: 1972-2-35MLB--
    35Gary WoodsOF6-2190R-R231976MIN: 1973-27-602MLB--

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