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1978 Toronto Blue Jays season

The 1978 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's second season of Major League Baseball. It resulted in the Blue Jays finishing seventh in the American League East with a record of 59 wins and 102 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Opening Day starters

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


Notable transactions

Roster

1978 Toronto Blue Jays
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game log

1978 Game Log 59–102 (Home 37–44, Away 22–58)

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; Avg = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Pos Player G AB R H 2B 3B Avg. HR RBI SB
C Cerone, RickRick Cerone 88 282 25 63 8 2 .223 3 20 0
1B Mayberry, JohnJohn Mayberry 152 515 51 129 15 2 .250 22 70 1
2B McKay, DaveDave McKay 145 504 59 120 20 8 .238 7 45 4
3B Howell, RoyRoy Howell 140 551 67 149 28 3 .270 8 61 0
SS Gómez, LuisLuis Gómez 153 413 39 92 7 3 .223 0 32 2
LF Woods, AlAl Woods 62 220 19 53 12 3 .241 3 25 1
CF Bosetti, RickRick Bosetti 136 568 61 147 25 5 .259 5 42 6
RF Bailor, BobBob Bailor 154 621 74 164 29 7 .264 1 52 5
DH Carty, RicoRico Carty 104 387 51 110 16 0 .284 20 68 1

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; Avg = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B Avg HR RBI SB
Ashby, AlanAlan Ashby 81 264 27 69 15 0 .261 9 29 1
Vélez, OttoOtto Vélez 91 248 29 66 14 2 .266 9 38 1
Upshaw, WillieWillie Upshaw 95 224 26 53 8 2 .237 1 17 4
Hutton, TommyTommy Hutton 64 173 19 44 9 0 .254 2 9 1
Horton, WillieWillie Horton 33 122 12 25 6 0 .205 3 19 0
Ault, DougDoug Ault 54 104 10 25 1 1 .240 3 7 0
Johnson, TimTim Johnson 68 79 9 19 2 0 .241 0 3 0
Ewing, SamSam Ewing 40 56 3 10 0 0 .179 2 9 0
Iorg, GarthGarth Iorg 19 49 3 8 0 0 .163 0 3 0
Woods, GaryGary Woods 8 19 1 3 1 0 .158 0 0 1
Alberts, ButchButch Alberts 6 18 1 5 1 0 .278 0 0 0
Milner, BrianBrian Milner 2 9 3 4 0 1 .444 0 2 0
Whitt, ErnieErnie Whitt 2 4 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Nordbrook, TimTim Nordbrook 7 0 1 0 0 0 ---- 0 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player G GS IP W L ERA R ER BB K
Clancy, JimJim Clancy 31 30 193.2 10 12 4.09 96 88 91 106
Jefferson, JesseJesse Jefferson 31 30 211.2 7 16 4.38 109 103 86 97
Underwood, TomTom Underwood 31 30 197.2 6 14 4.10 105 90 87 139
Garvin, JerryJerry Garvin 26 22 144.2 4 12 5.54 92 89 48 67
Lemanczyk, DaveDave Lemanczyk 29 20 136.2 4 14 6.26 97 95 67 62

Other pitchers

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player G GS IP W L ERA R ER BB K
Moore, BalorBalor Moore 37 18 144.1 6 9 4.93 85 79 54 75
Kirkwood, DonDon Kirkwood 16 9 68 4 5 4.24 36 32 25 29

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G SV IP R ER BB K
Murphy, TomTom Murphy 50 94 6 9 7 3.93 43 41 37 36
Willis, MikeMike Willis 44 100.2 3 7 7 4.56 55 51 39 52
Cruz, VíctorVíctor Cruz 32 47.1 7 3 9 1.71 10 9 35 51
Coleman, JoeJoe Coleman 31 60.2 2 0 0 4.60 34 31 30 28
Wallace, DaveDave Wallace 6 14 0 0 0 3.86 6 6 11 7
Buskey, TomTom Buskey 8 13.1 0 1 0 3.38 5 5 5 7
Wiley, MarkMark Wiley 2 2.2 0 0 0 6.75 2 2 1 2

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Vern Benson
A Dunedin Blue Jays Florida State League Denis Menke
Short-Season A Utica Blue Jays New York–Penn League Duane Larson
Rookie Medicine Hat Blue Jays Pioneer League John McLaren
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Notes

References

  • 1978 Toronto Blue Jays team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1978 Toronto Blue Jays team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
Preceded by
1977 Toronto Blue Jays season
1978 Toronto Blue Jays Season
1978
Succeeded by
1979 Toronto Blue Jays season
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