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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
  • 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 Chicago Cubs season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    26Larry BiittnerOF-1B6-2205L-L321970WS2: 1968-10-212MLB--
    9Tim BlackwellC5-11180B-R251974BOS: 1970-13-311MLB--
    22Bill Buckner1B-OF6-0185L-L281969LAN: 1968-2-25MLB--
    34Ray BurrisP6-5200R-R271973CHN: 1972-17-399MLB--
    18Gene ClinesOF5-9170R-R311970PIT: 1966-6-115MLB--
    6Larry CoxC5-11190R-R301974Not draftedMLB--
    24Hector CruzOF-3B5-11170R-R251973Not draftedMLB--
    11Ivan DeJesusSS5-11175R-R251974Not draftedMLB--
    35Woodie FrymanP6-2205R-L381966Not draftedMLB--
    46Dave GeiselP6-3210L-L231978CHN: 1973-5-112MLB--
    23Mike GordonC6-3215B-R241977CHN: 1972-3-63MLB--
    21Greg GrossOF5-11175L-L251973HOU: 1970-4-80MLB--
    38Willie HernandezP6-3180L-L231977Not draftedMLB--
    30Ken HoltzmanP6-2175R-L321965CHN: 1965-4-61MLB--
    31Davey Johnson2B6-1182R-R351965Not draftedMLB--
    20Mick KelleherSS-3B5-9176R-R301972SLN: 1969-3-68MLB--
    10Dave KingmanOF-1B6-6210R-R291971SFN: 1970-1-1MLB--
    39Mike KrukowP6-5205R-R261976CHN: 1973-8-184MLB--
    47Dennis LampP6-3200R-R251977CHN: 1971-3-64MLB--
    40Lynn McGlothenP6-2195L-R281972BOS: 1968-3-60MLB--
    12Rudy MeoliSS-3B5-9165L-R271971CAL: 1969-4-77MLB--
    49Donnie MooreP6-0185L-R241975CHN: 1973-1-3MLB--
    7Bobby MurcerOF5-11180L-R321965Not draftedMLB--
    16Steve Ontiveros3B6-0185B-R261973SFN: 1969-6-138MLB--
    45Karl Pagel1B6-2190L-L231978CHN: 1976-1-20MLB--
    17Ed PutmanC-1B6-1190R-R241976CHN: 1975-1-3MLB--
    8Dave RaderC5-11165L-R291971SFN: 1967-1-18MLB--
    43Paul ReuschelP6-4225R-R311975CAL: 1968-3-53MLB--
    48Rick ReuschelP6-3235R-R291972CHN: 1970-3-67MLB--
    41Dave RobertsP6-2197L-L331969Not draftedMLB--
    24,32Rodney Scott2B-SS6-0160B-R241975KCA: 1972-11-258MLB--
    29Mike Sember3B6-0185R-R251977CHN: 1974-2-31MLB--
    37Manny SeoaneP6-3187R-R231977PHI: 1973-6-122MLB--
    42Bruce SutterP6-2190R-R251976WS2: 1970-21-501MLB--
    25Scot ThompsonOF-1B6-3195L-L221978CHN: 1974-1-7MLB--
    19Manny Trillo2B6-1164R-R271973Not draftedMLB--
    27Mike VailOF6-0185R-R261975SLN: 1971-4-85MLB--
    9Joe WallisOF5-10195B-R261975CHN: 1973-6-136MLB--
    24,32Jerry WhiteOF5-11165B-R251974MON: 1970-14-322MLB--

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