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1978 Baltimore Orioles season

 

1978 Baltimore Orioles season

The 1978 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Orioles finishing fourth in the American League East with a record of 90 wins and 71 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 100 63 .613 --
Boston Red Sox 99 64 .607 1
Milwaukee Brewers 93 69 .574 6.5
Baltimore Orioles 90 71 .559 9
Detroit Tigers 86 76 .531 13.5
Cleveland Indians 69 90 .434 29
Toronto Blue Jays 59 102 .366 40


Opening Day starters

Notable transactions

Roster

1978 Baltimore Orioles
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Dempsey, RickRick Dempsey 146 441 114 .259 6 32
1B Murray, EddieEddie Murray 161 610 174 .285 27 95
2B Dauer, RichRich Dauer 133 459 121 .264 6 46
3B DeCinces, DougDoug DeCinces 142 511 146 .286 28 80
SS Belanger, MarkMark Belanger 135 348 74 .213 0 16
LF Kelly, PatPat Kelly 100 274 75 .274 11 40
CF Harlow, LarryLarry Harlow 147 460 112 .243 8 26
RF Singleton, KenKen Singleton 149 502 147 .293 20 81
DH May, LeeLee May 148 556 137 .246 25 80

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Smith, BillyBilly Smith 85 250 65 .260 5 30
Mora, AndresAndres Mora 76 229 49 .214 8 14
López, CarlosCarlos López 120 193 46 .238 4 20
Garcia, KikoKiko Garcia 79 186 49 .263 0 13
Bumbry, AlAl Bumbry 33 114 27 .237 2 6
Crowley, TerryTerry Crowley 62 95 24 .253 0 12
Skaggs, DaveDave Skaggs 36 86 13 .151 0 2
Roenicke, GaryGary Roenicke 27 58 15 .259 3 15
Anderson, MikeMike Anderson 53 32 3 .094 0 3
Hendricks, ElrodElrod Hendricks 13 18 6 .333 1 1
Dimmel, MikeMike Dimmel 8 0 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Flanagan, MikeMike Flanagan 40 281.1 19 15 4.03 167
Martínez, DennisDennis Martínez 40 276.1 16 11 3.52 142
Palmer, JimJim Palmer 38 296 21 12 2.46 138
McGregor, ScottScott McGregor 35 233 15 13 3.32 94
Stewart, SammySammy Stewart 2 11.1 1 1 3.18 11

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Briles, NelsonNelson Briles 16 54.1 4 4 4.64 30
Ford, DaveDave Ford 2 15 1 0 0.00 5

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Stanhouse, DonDon Stanhouse 56 6 9 24 2.89 42
Martinez, TippyTippy Martinez 42 3 3 5 4.83 57
Kerrigan, JoeJoe Kerrigan 26 3 1 3 4.77 41
Flinn, JohnJohn Flinn 13 1 1 0 8.04 8
Stoddard, TimTim Stoddard 8 0 1 0 6.00 14
Stephenson, EarlEarl Stephenson 2 0 0 0 2.79 4
Harlow, LarryLarry Harlow 1 0 0 0 67.50 1
Hendricks, ElrodElrod Hendricks 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Ken Boyer, Al Widmar and Frank Robinson
AA Charlotte O's Southern League Lance Nichols
A Miami Orioles Florida State League Jimmy Williams
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League J. R. Miner

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Miami

Notes

References

  • 1978 Baltimore Orioles team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1978 Baltimore Orioles season at baseball-almanac.com
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