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1978 Cleveland Indians (MLB)

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W-L Record: 69-90 .434
Rank: 6th in American League East
Run Differential: 639-694 -55
Roster Continuity 57.32% 23/26
Manager(s): Jeff Torborg
General Manager: Phil Seghi
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Ballpark: Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 800,584 24/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
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), Ted Cox (#17), Don Hood (#17)
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 Cleveland Indians season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    35Gary AlexanderC6-2200R-R251975SFN: 1972-2-36MLB--
    25Buddy Bell3B6-3200R-R261972CLE: 1969-16-375MLB--
    14Larvell BlanksSS-2B5-8167R-R281972ATL: 1969-3-60MLB--
    23Dan Briggs1B-OF6-0180L-L251975CAL: 1970-2-34MLB--
    31Wayne Cage1B6-4205L-L261978CLE: 1971-3-57MLB--
    7Bernie CarboOF6-0175L-R301969CIN: 1965-1-16MLB--
    32David ClydeP6-1185L-L231973TEX: 1973-1-1MLB--
    22Ted Cox3B-OF6-3195R-R231977BOS: 1973-1-17MLB--
    00Paul DadeOF-3B6-0195R-R261975CAL: 1970-1-10MLB--
    16Bo DiazC5-11190R-R251977Not draftedMLB--
    39Al FitzmorrisP6-2190B-R321969Not draftedMLB--
    38Dave FreislebenP5-11200R-R261974SDN: 1971-5-100MLB--
    17Wayne GarlandP6-0195R-R271973SLN: 1969-1-1MLB--
    8Alfredo GriffinSS5-11165B-R201976Not draftedMLB--
    1Johnny GrubbOF6-3188L-R291972SDN: 1971-1-23MLB--
    9Ron HasseyC6-2200L-R251978CLE: 1976-18-422MLB--
    44Don HoodP6-2180L-L281973BAL: 1969-1-17MLB--
    23Willie HortonOF5-11209R-R351963Not draftedMLB--
    34Jim KernP6-5205R-R291974Not draftedMLB--
    51Dennis KinneyP6-1190L-L261978CLE: 1970-10-225MLB--
    46Rick KreugerP6-2185R-L291975Not draftedMLB--
    18Duane Kuiper2B6-0175L-R281974CLE: 1972-1-21MLB--
    30Larry Lintz2B-SS5-9150B-R281973MON: 1971-6-127MLB--
    28Rick ManningOF6-1180L-R231975CLE: 1972-1-2MLB--
    43Sid MongeP6-2195B-L271975CAL: 1970-24-569MLB--
    27Jim NorrisOF5-10175L-L291977CLE: 1971-5-108MLB--
    48Mike PaxtonP5-11190R-R241977BOS: 1975-23-538MLB--
    7,13Ron PruittOF-C6-0185R-R261975TEX: 1972-2-28MLB--
    41Paul ReuschelP6-4225R-R311975CAL: 1968-3-53MLB--
    20Horace SpeedOF6-1180R-R261975SFN: 1969-3-66MLB--
    37Dan SpillnerP6-1190R-R261974SDN: 1970-2-25MLB--
    29Andre Thornton1B6-2205R-R281973Not draftedMLB--
    35Mike VailOF6-0185R-R261975SLN: 1971-4-85MLB--
    21Tom VeryzerSS6-1185R-R251973DET: 1971-1-11MLB--
    36Rick WaitsP6-3195L-L261973WS2: 1970-5-112MLB--
    40Rick WiseP6-2195R-R321964Not draftedMLB--

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