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1978 Chicago Cubs (MLB)

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W-L Record: 79-83 .488
Rank: 3rd in National League East
Run Differential: 664-724 -60
Roster Continuity 72.91% 12/26
Manager(s): Herman Franks
General Manager: Bob Kennedy
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Ballpark: Wrigley Field
Attendance: 1,525,311 13/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Bill Hayes (#13) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Joey Amalfitano
Bullpen Coach: Jack Bloomfield
First Base Coach: Cookie Rojas
Pitching Coach: Mike Roarke
Third Base Coach: Peanuts Lowrey

#1 Draft Picks

Scot Thompson (#7), Dave Rader (#18)
National League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9072.556--
8873.5471.5
7983.48811.0
7686.46914.0
6993.42621.0
6696.40724.0
  • The organization roster is a complete listing of all players, for a given season, who appeared in at least 1 game with either the Major League parent team or any of the affiliated teams at the various classifications (AAA,AA,A+,A,A-,Rookie)
  • A player may appear on multiple organizational rosters for a season since he have switched organizations during the season.
  • Organizational Roster for 1978 Chicago Cubs season
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Kirk AadlandGCL CubsGCLRkOF5-9158R-R19UDFARK
    Jerome AhlertGenevaNYPLA-SS6-1165R-R20CHN: 1977-2-32A
    Jeff AlbertMidlandTexAA3B5-10180R-R22LAN: 1976-21-499AA
    Jesus AlfaroPompano BeachFSLA+IF5-11160R-R19Not draftedAAA
    Michael AllenMidlandTexAAP6-3190R-R23SDN: 1972-2-25AAA
    Larry AndersonWichita/Oklahoma CityAmerAAAP6-3190R-R25MIL: 1971-2-27MLB
    Jeff AndrewsGCL CubsGCLRkP5-11185R-R19CHN: 1981-25-622A+
    Juan AraujoGCL CubsGCLRkOF6-0160L-L19Not draftedRK
    Richard AspenieiterGCL CubsGCLRkP6-1170R-R21CHN: 1978-3-66A+
      Pompano BeachFSLA+P                
    Mike AvallonePompano BeachFSLA+P6-5195R-R22Not draftedA+
    John BargfeldtPompano BeachFSLA+1B-OF6-1160L-R22CHN: 1977-31-711A+
    Miguel BarretoPompano BeachFSLA+P6-1165R-R22Not draftedA+
    Calvin BealPompano BeachFSLA+P6-1195R-R23Not draftedAA
    Larry BerkeryGCL CubsGCLRk1B-P6-2185L-L21CHA: 1974-15-344RK
    Larry BiittnerChi CubsNLMLBOF-1B6-2205L-L32WS2: 1968-10-212MLB
    Tim BlackwellWichitaAmerAAAC5-11180B-R25BOS: 1970-13-311MLB
      Chi CubsNLMLBC                
    Paul BrownleeGCL CubsGCLRkSS6-4190R-R22CHN: 1977-25-619RK
    Bill BucknerChi CubsNLMLB1B-OF6-0185L-L28LAN: 1968-2-25MLB
    Jim BucknerMidlandTexAAOF5-8165L-L25BAL: 1972-29-658AAA
      WichitaAmerAAAOF                
    Ray BurrisChi CubsNLMLBP6-5200R-R27CHN: 1972-17-399MLB
    Tom ButlerMidlandTexAAP6-4210B-L22Not draftedAA
    Roberto CabreraGCL CubsGCLRkC0--Not draftedRK
    Tim CarrollGCL CubsGCLRkOF5-11183R-R20CHN: 1978-26-622A
    Bill CaudillWichitaAmerAAAP6-1210R-R21SLN: 1974-8-181MLB
    Norm ChurchillPompano BeachFSLA+P6-4215R-L20CLE: 1977-4-89AAA
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Randy ClarkGenevaNYPLA-P6-1180R-R18CHN: 1977-3-64AA
      Pompano BeachFSLA+P                
    Robert ClarkMidlandTexAAP5-9170L-L20CHN: 1976-8-175AA
    Gene ClinesChi CubsNLMLBOF5-9170R-R31PIT: 1966-6-115MLB
    Joey ColeGenevaNYPLA-P6-0180R-R19CHN: 1977-18-453A
    Bruce ComptonGCL CubsGCLRkOF6-2192B-R19CLE: 1977-1-11A
      GenevaNYPLA-OF                
    Larry CoxChi CubsNLMLBC5-11190R-R30Not draftedMLB
    Hector CruzChi CubsNLMLBOF-3B5-11170R-R25Not draftedMLB
    Ron DavisMidlandTexAAP6-4207R-R22CHN: 1976-3-56MLB
    Steve DavisWichitaAmerAAA2B-3B6-1200R-R24CHN: 1976-14-319MLB
    Dennis DeBarrWichitaAmerAAAP6-2190L-L25DET: 1971-2-35MLB
    Ivan DeJesusChi CubsNLMLBSS5-11175R-R25Not draftedMLB
    Johnny DeLaCruzGCL CubsGCLRkC5-11163R-R20Not draftedA+
      Pompano BeachFSLA+C                
    Mark DeutschGCL CubsGCLRkP6-0176L-L21Not draftedRK
    Mike DiazGCL CubsGCLRk1B-OF6-2195R-R18CHN: 1978-30-685MLB
    Jeff DoyleGCL CubsGCLRk2B5-9160B-R21SLN: 1977-6-136MLB
      GenevaNYPLA-2B                
      Pompano BeachFSLA+2B                
    Kevin DruryMidlandTexAASS6-1170R-R21CHN: 1974-5-103AAA
      WichitaAmerAAASS                
    Bill EarleyGenevaNYPLA-P6-4200R-L22KCA: 1977-11-281MLB
    Red EbersoleGCL CubsGCLRkOF6-2190R-R21Not draftedRK
    Billy EversPompano BeachFSLA+C5-10210R-R24CLE: 1976-5-91AAA
      MidlandTexAAC                
      WichitaAmerAAAC                
    Dave FaleyPompano BeachFSLA+P6-1190R-R22CHN: 1976-1-8A+
    Javier FierroMidlandTexAA3B5-10185R-R23CHN: 1977-14-350AAA
    Jesus FigueroaWichitaAmerAAAOF5-10160L-L21Not draftedMLB
    Woodie FrymanChi CubsNLMLBP6-2205R-L38Not draftedMLB
    Mike GatlinMidlandTexAASS6-1190R-R25MIN: 1975-5-92AAA
    Dave GeiselWichitaAmerAAAP6-3210L-L23CHN: 1973-5-112MLB
      Chi CubsNLMLBP                
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Mark GilbertGenevaNYPLA-OF6-0175B-R21CHN: 1978-14-351MLB
    Mike GodleyGCL CubsGCLRkOF5-7160B-R22CHN: 1978-24-587A
      GenevaNYPLA-OF                
    Mike GordonWichitaAmerAAAC6-3215B-R24CHN: 1972-3-63MLB
      Chi CubsNLMLBC                
    Eric GormanGCL CubsGCLRkP5-11175L-L18CHN: 1978-28-654RK
    Eric GrandyMidlandTexAA1B-OF6-4170R-R23CHN: 1974-1-8AA
    Lawrence GrooverMidlandTexAAP6-0170B-L25CHN: 1973-2-27AAA
      WichitaAmerAAAP                
    Greg GrossChi CubsNLMLBOF5-11175L-L25HOU: 1970-4-80MLB
    Duane GustavsonPompano BeachFSLA+C6-0190R-R23CHN: 1976-10-223AAA
      MidlandTexAAC                
    Mel HallGCL CubsGCLRkLF-OF6-1185L-L17CHN: 1978-2-39MLB
    Jeff HardyPompano BeachFSLA+SS5-9175L-R23CHN: 1977-1-11A+
    Stephen HarteryGCL CubsGCLRkP6-0175L-L22Not draftedA-
    John HartinGCL CubsGCLRk1B-OF6-4200R-R23CHN: 1977-10-246AA
      MidlandTexAA1B-OF                
    Bill HayesPompano BeachFSLA+C6-0195R-R20CHN: 1978-1-13MLB
    Richard HerendeenPompano BeachFSLA+P6-2160L-L21CHN: 1976-20-463A+
    Joe HernandezMidlandTexAAOF5-10160R-L25CHN: 1975-26-589AAA
    Willie HernandezChi CubsNLMLBP6-3180L-L23Not draftedMLB
    Joe HicksGenevaNYPLA-1B6-3215R-R20CHN: 1978-1-14AAA
      Pompano BeachFSLA+1B                
    Gordon HodgsonPompano BeachFSLA+3B6-1180R-R20CHN: 1976-12-271A+
    Ken HoltzmanChi CubsNLMLBP6-2175R-L32CHN: 1965-4-61MLB
    Al JavierWichitaAmerAAAOF5-11170R-R24Not draftedMLB
    Davey JohnsonChi CubsNLMLB2B6-1182R-R35Not draftedMLB
    Michael KarabinGCL CubsGCLRkC6-3205R-R21Not draftedRK
    Greg KeatleyMidlandTexAAC6-2200R-R24CHN: 1976-5-103AAA
    Mick KelleherChi CubsNLMLBSS-3B5-9176R-R30SLN: 1969-3-68MLB
    Dave KingmanChi CubsNLMLBOF-1B6-6210R-R29SFN: 1970-1-1MLB
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Kevin KirbyGCL CubsGCLRkP6-0190R-R22CHN: 1978-27-638RK
    Bubba KizerGenevaNYPLA-SS5-11165R-R21CHN: 1978-3-65A
    Craig KornfeldGCL CubsGCLRk2B-SS5-10160R-R20CHN: 1978-2-40AA
      Pompano BeachFSLA+2B-SS                
    Gene KrugMidlandTexAA1B6-4225L-L23CHN: 1977-29-689MLB
    Mike KrukowWichitaAmerAAAP6-5205R-R26CHN: 1973-8-184MLB
      Chi CubsNLMLBP                
    Dennis LampChi CubsNLMLBP6-3200R-R25CHN: 1971-3-64MLB
    Jack LedbetterMidlandTexAAP6-3175R-R21PIT: 1975-1-15AA
    Buddy LowePompano BeachFSLA+P6-3217R-R19CHN: 1976-2-31A+
    Clifford MackeyGCL CubsGCLRkP6-3205L-L20MON: 1977-4-78RK
    Steve MackoMidlandTexAA2B-3B5-10160L-R23CHN: 1977-5-116MLB
    Buddy MaherGCL CubsGCLRkP6-0185R-R22Not draftedA+
      Pompano BeachFSLA+P                
    Mike MartinWichitaAmerAAAP6-2193L-L26PHI: 1970-1-5AAA
    Randy MartzMidlandTexAAP6-4210L-R22CHN: 1977-1-12MLB
      WichitaAmerAAAP                
    Ted MayGenevaNYPLA-C5-11190L-R19CHA: 1977-14-208AA
      Pompano BeachFSLA+C                
    Joe McClainGenevaNYPLA-P-1B6-2200R-R22CHN: 1978-19-479AAA
    Richard McClurePompano BeachFSLA+P6-0190R-R20CHN: 1976-28-625A+
    Douglas McCrackenGenevaNYPLA-OF6-0168L-R21CHN: 1976-22-511A+
      Pompano BeachFSLA+OF                
    Lynn McGlothenChi CubsNLMLBP6-2195L-R28BOS: 1968-3-60MLB
    Rudy MeoliWichitaAmerAAASS-3B5-9165L-R27CAL: 1969-4-77MLB
      Chi CubsNLMLBSS-3B                
    James MessmerPompano BeachFSLA+3B5-10175R-R20CHN: 1977-5-110A+
    James MitchellGenevaNYPLA-SS6-1180L-L21CHN: 1978-16-403AA
    Edwin MohrPompano BeachFSLA+OF6-2183R-R20CHN: 1976-15-343A+
    Donnie MooreChi CubsNLMLBP6-0185L-R24CHN: 1973-1-3MLB
    William MorganGenevaNYPLA-OF5-10170R-R19CHN: 1977-34-742AA
    Andrew MuhlstockWichitaAmerAAAP6-1180R-R23Not draftedAAA
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Bobby MurcerChi CubsNLMLBOF5-11180L-R32Not draftedMLB
    Miguel NavaGCL CubsGCLRk1B-P5-11175L-L22Not draftedA+
      Pompano BeachFSLA+1B-P                
    Alex NegronPompano BeachFSLA+P6-7215R-R0OAK: 1998-33-975A+
    Steve OntiverosChi CubsNLMLB3B6-0185B-R26SFN: 1969-6-138MLB
    Dave OverstreetPompano BeachFSLA+P6-3197B-R25Not draftedAAA
      MidlandTexAAP                
      WichitaAmerAAAP                
    Karl PagelWichitaAmerAAA1B6-2190L-L23CHN: 1976-1-20MLB
      Chi CubsNLMLB1B                
    Albert PaglionePompano BeachFSLA+P6-4190R-R22CAL: 1975-8-103A+
    Mark ParkerGenevaNYPLA-P6-2175L-R22CHN: 1978-7-169AAA
    Tony PepperMidlandTexAA1B6-3205L-R25SFN: 1971-2-42AAA
      WichitaAmerAAA1B                
    John PinakidisGCL CubsGCLRkIF5-10163R-R17Not draftedRK
    Gerry PirtleWichita/DenverAmerAAAP6-1185R-R30ATL: 1967-7-117MLB
    Wilfred PuentesPompano BeachFSLA+OF6-3180R-R22CHN: 1977-37-764A+
    Ed PutmanWichitaAmerAAAC-1B6-1190R-R24CHN: 1975-1-3MLB
      Chi CubsNLMLBC-1B                
    Dave RaderChi CubsNLMLBC5-11165L-R29SFN: 1967-1-18MLB
    Aaron RandallMidlandTexAA1B-OF6-2180B-L25CHN: 1974-23-509AA
    Paul ReuschelChi CubsNLMLBP6-4225R-R31CAL: 1968-3-53MLB
    Rick ReuschelChi CubsNLMLBP6-3235R-R29CHN: 1970-3-67MLB
    Dusty RhodesGCL CubsGCLRkP6-0180R-R22Not draftedA-
      GenevaNYPLA-P                
    George RileyMidlandTexAAP6-2210L-L21CHN: 1974-4-79MLB
      WichitaAmerAAAP                
    Dave RobertsChi CubsNLMLBP6-2197L-L33Not draftedMLB
    Chuck RogersWichitaAmerAAAP6-6215L-R24CHN: 1975-8-172AAA
    Wayne RohlfingGCL CubsGCLRkOF6-2195R-R21Not draftedAAA
    Dan RohnPompano BeachFSLA+2B-3B5-7165L-R22CHN: 1977-4-90MLB
    Brian RosinskiMidlandTexAAOF6-2205L-R21CHN: 1975-1-4AAA
    Bill RossGenevaNYPLA-OF6-1180R-R19CHN: 1977-19-478A-
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Philip RossiPompano BeachFSLA+SS5-8155L-R22CHN: 1977-36-758A+
    Rodney ScottWichitaAmerAAA2B-SS6-0160B-R24KCA: 1972-11-258MLB
      Chi CubsNLMLB2B-SS                
    Herman SegelkeMidlandTexAAP6-4200R-R20CHN: 1976-1-7MLB
    Kurt SeibertMidlandTexAA2B6-0166B-R22CHN: 1976-3-55MLB
    Mike SemberWichitaAmerAAA3B6-0185R-R25CHN: 1974-2-31MLB
      Chi CubsNLMLB3B                
    Manny SeoaneWichitaAmerAAAP6-3187R-R23PHI: 1973-6-122MLB
      Chi CubsNLMLBP                
    Michael ShepstonGCL CubsGCLRkC5-11200R-R21CHN: 1977-9-220AAA
      Pompano BeachFSLA+C                
      WichitaAmerAAAC                
    Lee SmithMidlandTexAAP6-5220R-R20CHN: 1975-2-28MLB
    Carl SpikesPompano BeachFSLA+OF6-2173L-R22CHN: 1977-7-168A+
    Thomas SpinoGenevaNYPLA-P6-3200R-R19CHN: 1977-8-194AA
    Joseph StethersGenevaNYPLA-P6-0180R-L21CHN: 1977-13-324A+
      Pompano BeachFSLA+P                
    David StockstillGCL CubsGCLRkOF6-0180L-R20Not draftedAAA
      Pompano BeachFSLA+OF                
    John StockstillGCL CubsGCLRkSS6-2200R-R18CHN: 1978-10-247A
    Bruce SutterChi CubsNLMLBP6-2190R-R25WS2: 1970-21-501MLB
    Felix SwaggertyGCL CubsGCLRkP6-0173R-R18CHN: 1978-12-299A+
    Michael TaylorPompano BeachFSLA+P6-3185R-R20CHN: 1975-5-100A+
    Charles TewellPompano BeachFSLA+P6-0160R-L20CHN: 1977-3-62A+
    Scot ThompsonWichitaAmerAAAOF-1B6-3195L-L22CHN: 1974-1-7MLB
      Chi CubsNLMLBOF-1B                
    Jim TracyPompano BeachFSLA+OF6-3205L-R22CHN: 1977-4-88MLB
      MidlandTexAAOF                
    Ted TrevinoGenevaNYPLA-C6-0210R-R20Not draftedAA
    Manny TrilloChi CubsNLMLB2B6-1164R-R27Not draftedMLB
    Robert TriplettGCL CubsGCLRkC6-3200R-R19CHN: 1978-6-143A-
    Mike TurgeonGenevaNYPLA-SS6-2180B-R22CHN: 1977-6-142AAA
      Pompano BeachFSLA+SS                
    Darrell TurnerMidlandTexAAP6-3190R-R23CHN: 1973-2-40AAA
      WichitaAmerAAAP                
    Jackie UheyMidlandTexAAP6-2165B-R22CHN: 1974-13-295AAA
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Mike VailChi CubsNLMLBOF6-0185R-R26SLN: 1971-4-85MLB
    Mark VajiGCL CubsGCLRkOF6-2205R-L17CHN: 1978-20-503A+
    Vincent ValentiniPompano BeachFSLA+P6-2198R-R22CHN: 1977-27-659AAA
    Cornelius VanZutphenPompano BeachFSLA+P6-30R-R21Not draftedA+
    Steve VerbanPompano BeachFSLA+OF-2B6-3170L-R26Not draftedA+
    Steve ViskasPompano BeachFSLA+P6-2190R-R18Not draftedAAA
    Andrew WalkerGCL CubsGCLRk3B-OF5-10185R-R20CHN: 1978-2-46A
    Joe WallisChi CubsNLMLBOF5-10195B-R26CHN: 1973-6-136MLB
    Louis WhetstoneGenevaNYPLA-P6-4205L-L20Not draftedA-
    Jerry WhiteChi CubsNLMLBOF5-11165B-R25MON: 1970-14-322MLB
    Byron WilkersonPompano BeachFSLA+P6-3170B-R23CHN: 1973-11-256AAA
      WichitaAmerAAAP                
    Todd WinterfeldtPompano BeachFSLA+3B5-10165R-R21Not draftedAAA
    Michael WrightPompano BeachFSLA+P6-3210R-R19CHN: 1977-12-298AA
    Jeffrey YoungbauerWichitaAmerAAAOF6-1180L-R24Not draftedAAA
    Larry ZeranteGCL CubsGCLRk1B6-3200R-R22Not draftedRK


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