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1978 Boston Red Sox (MLB)

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W-L Record: 99-64 .607
Rank: 2nd in American League East
Run Differential: 796-657 + 139
Roster Continuity 68.24% 15/26
Manager(s): Don Zimmer
General Manager: Haywood Sullivan
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Ballpark: Fenway Park
Attendance: 2,320,643 5/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Edward Connors (#102) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

First Base Coach: Johnny Pesky
Hitting Coach: Walt Hriniak
Pitching Coach: Al Jackson
Third Base Coach: Eddie Yost

#1 Draft Picks

Jim Rice (#15), Bernie Carbo (#16)
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 Boston Red Sox season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    30Bob Bailey3B-OF6-0188R-R351962Not draftedMLB--
    29Sam BowenOF5-9170R-R251977BOS: 1974-7-164MLB--
    3Jack Brohamer2B5-10165L-R281972CLE: 1967-34-638MLB--
    16Tom BurgmeierP5-11185L-L341968Not draftedMLB--
    7Rick BurlesonSS5-10165R-R271974BOS: 1970-1-5MLB--
    22Bill CampbellP6-3190R-R291973BAL: 1968-6-94MLB--
    1Bernie CarboOF6-0175L-R301969CIN: 1965-1-16MLB--
    26Reggie ClevelandP6-1195R-R301969Not draftedMLB--
    41Dick DragoP6-1190R-R331969Not draftedMLB--
    17Frank DuffySS6-1180R-R311970CIN: 1967-1-6MLB--
    43Dennis EckersleyP6-2190R-R231975CLE: 1972-3-50MLB--
    24Dwight EvansRF-OF6-2205R-R261972BOS: 1969-5-109MLB--
    27Carlton FiskC6-2220R-R301969BOS: 1967-1-4MLB--
    38Garry HancockOF-1B6-0175L-L241978CLE: 1976-1-17MLB--
    31Andy HasslerP6-5220L-L261971CAL: 1969-25-581MLB--
    4Butch Hobson3B6-1193R-R261975BOS: 1973-8-185MLB--
    18Fred KendallC6-1190R-R291969CIN: 1967-4-68MLB--
    26John LaRoseP6-1185L-L261978LAN: 1970-1-10MLB--
    37Bill LeeP6-3210L-L311969BOS: 1968-22-507MLB--
    19Fred LynnOF6-1190L-L261974BOS: 1973-2-41MLB--
    10Bob MontgomeryC6-1203R-R341970Not draftedMLB--
    2Jerry Remy2B5-9165L-R251975CAL: 1971-8-129MLB--
    14Jim RiceLF-OF6-2205R-R251974BOS: 1971-1-15MLB--
    28Allen RipleyP6-3190R-R251978Not draftedMLB--
    15George Scott1B6-2215R-R341966Not draftedMLB--
    47Bobby SprowlP6-2190L-L221978BOS: 1977-2-39MLB--
    46Bob StanleyP6-4215R-R231977BOS: 1974-1-7MLB--
    23Luis TiantP5-11190R-R371964Not draftedMLB--
    21Mike TorrezP6-5210R-R311967Not draftedMLB--
    45Jim WrightP6-1165R-R271978BOS: 1969-4-85MLB--
    8Carl YastrzemskiOF5-11188L-R381961Not draftedMLB--

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