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1978 Cleveland Indians (MLB)

+ Batting and Pitching Feats and Milestones
Nickname:
W-L Record: 69-90 .434
Rank: 6th in American League East
Run Differential: 639-694 -55
Manager(s): Jeff Torborg
General Manager: Phil Seghi
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Ballpark: Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 800,584 24/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Phil Lansford (#10) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Joe Moeller
First Base Coach: Rocky Colavito
Pitching Coach: Harvey Haddix
Third Base Coach: Joe Nossek

#1 Draft Picks

David Clyde (#1), Rick Manning (#2), Paul Dade (#10), Tom Veryzer (#11), Bernie Carbo (#16), Don Hood (#17), Ted Cox (#17)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10063.613--
9964.6071.0
9369.5746.5
9071.5599.0
8676.53113.5
6990.43429.0
59102.36640.0
Full League Standings
  • Batting and Pitching Feats may not always be a positive accomplishment. Outlying negative performances may also be highlighted.
  • Batting Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPC-G#Notes
    Dennis KinneyCLEKCAL 4-5 vs KCA000000000000000011st career game
    Bo DiazCLEKCAL 5-6 @KCA302000000000000041st career hit
    Wayne CageCLEBOSW 13-4 @BOS000000000000000011st career game
    Andre ThorntonCLEBOSW 13-4 @BOS52411120000000004814 hits
    Ron HasseyCLEBOSW 10-7 @BOS602000200000000011st career game, 1st career hit, 1st career RBI
    Duane KuiperCLEBOSW 10-7 @BOS62400021100000003954 hits
    Willie HortonCLESEAW 10-5 @SEA323101500200000016725 RBIs
    Wayne CageCLECALL 3-16 @CAL321001110120000041st career hit, 1st career home run, 1st career stolen base, 1st career RBI
    Ron HasseyCLECALL 3-16 @CAL411000010000000031st career stolen base
    Duane KuiperCLECALL 3-16 @CAL40410020000000004074 hits
    Ron HasseyCLECALW 4-3 vs CAL311001100110000051st career home run
    Andre ThorntonCLEOAKL 2-3 vs OAK4110011000100001500500th career game
    Mike VailCLENYAW 5-4 vs NYA50200001000000002051st career stolen base
    Rick ManningCLEMILW 6-4 @MIL51410110100000003714 hits
    Jim NorrisCLETORW 12-3 vs TOR31100030001000201782 sacrifice flies
    Bo DiazCLEBALW 9-0 vs BAL4120001000000001131st career RBI
    Tom VeryzerCLEBOSW 10-9 vs BOS43410020000100004484 hits
    Andre ThorntonCLESEAL 6-7 @SEA42300230000000005512 home runs
    Buddy BellCLESEAW 8-4 @SEA51410020010000009264 hits
    Jim NorrisCLESEAW 11-0 vs SEA52401000000000001934 hits
    Johnny GrubbCLECALL 4-5 vs CAL60410020010001006284 hits
    Duane KuiperCLENYAW 17-5 @NYA52302060000000004786 RBIs, 6 Triples
    Bo DiazCLEOAKL 4-5 vs OAK3110011000000101201st career home run
    Horace SpeedCLEKCAW 2-1 vs KCA3010000111100000581st career stolen base
    Gary AlexanderCLETEXL 5-6 vs TEX41000000014000001924 strikeouts
    Johnny GrubbCLECHAW 10-1 vs CHA41310050010000006555 RBIs
    Gary AlexanderCLEMILL 2-3 @MIL01000000040000002004 walks
    Gary AlexanderCLEMILW 9-8 @MIL41310150021000002035 RBIs
    Duane KuiperCLEMILW 9-8 @MIL6000001000000000500500th career game
    Rick ManningCLEMILW 12-6 vs MIL50410020100000004474 hits
    Gary AlexanderCLEMINW 4-1 @MIN40000000004000002054 strikeouts
    Tom VeryzerCLEMINL 3-12 @MIN3000000000000000500500th career game
    Buddy BellCLEDETL 3-6 @DET51200000000000009661000th career hit
    Wayne CageCLENYAL 1-3 @NYA4000000000400000344 strikeouts
    Andre ThorntonCLENYAW 9-2 @NYA3110012002000001616100th career home run
    Pitching Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultDecNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
    Mike PaxtonCLEKCAW 8-5 vs KCASv 30000010009000--3010-51st career save
    Dennis KinneyCLEKCAL 4-5 vs KCA 12110000005000--10-01st career game
    Rick WaitsCLETEXW 6-0 vs TEXWSHO920002300030000--8223-18Complete game/Shutout, 2-hitter
    Dennis KinneyCLEBOSW 10-7 @BOSSv 11000020004000--40-11st career save
    Rick WiseCLESEAW 6-1 vs SEAW 651103200024000--400156-141400th career game
    Rick WaitsCLEMILW 3-0 vs MILWSHO960002320034000--9426-25Complete game/Shutout
    Dan SpillnerCLEDETW 5-4 vs DETSv 2.10000050007000--19825-41Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Dan SpillnerCLETORL 3-9 @TOR 0.12000000003000--20025-41200th career game
    Mike PaxtonCLEBALW 9-0 vs BALWSHO960002600034000--4516-9Complete game/Shutout
    Mike PaxtonCLESEAW 11-0 vs SEAWSHO920003610033000--4817-11Complete game/Shutout, 2-hitter
    Jim KernCLECHAL 1-2 vs CHA 1.21000150007000--16927-26Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Mike PaxtonCLEMILL 0-1 vs MILLCG931110700029000--5619-133-hitter


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