1978 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Ted Bonda, Steve O'Neill
General manager(s)Phil Seghi
Manager(s)Jeff Torborg
Local televisionWJKW
Local radioWWWE
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Offseason

Regular season

On May 12, pitcher Nolan Ryan of the California Angels struck out Buddy Bell for the 2500th strikeout of his career.[5]

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 100 63 0.613 55–26 45–37
Boston Red Sox 99 64 0.607 1 59–23 40–41
Milwaukee Brewers 93 69 0.574 54–27 39–42
Baltimore Orioles 90 71 0.559 9 51–30 39–41
Detroit Tigers 86 76 0.531 13½ 47–34 39–42
Cleveland Indians 69 90 0.434 29 42–36 27–54
Toronto Blue Jays 59 102 0.366 40 37–44 22–58

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 7–8 4–6 8–1 9–6 7–8 2–8 7–8 5–5 6–9 11–0 9–1 7–4 8–7
Boston 8–7 9–2 7–3 7–8 12–3 4–6 10–5 9–2 7–9 5–5 7–3 3–7 11–4
California 6–4 2–9 8–7 6–4 4–7 9–6 5–5 12–3 5–5 9–6 9–6 5–10 7–3
Chicago 1–8 3–7 7–8 8–2 2–9 8–7 4–7 8–7 1–9 7–8 7–8 11–4 4–6
Cleveland 6–9 8–7 4–6 2–8 5–10 5–6 5–10 5–5 6–9 4–6 8–1 1–9 10–4
Detroit 8–7 3–12 7–4 9–2 10–5 4–6 7–8 4–6 4–11 6–4 8–2 7–3 9–6
Kansas City 8–2 6–4 6–9 7–8 6–5 6–4 6–4 7–8 6–5 10–5 12–3 7–8 5–5
Milwaukee 8–7 5–10 5–5 7–4 10–5 8–7 4–6 4–7 10–5 9–1 5–5 6–4 12–3
Minnesota 5–5 2–9 3–12 7–8 5–5 6–4 8–7 7–4 3–7 9–6 6–9 6–9 6–4
New York 9–6 9–7 5–5 9–1 9–6 11–4 5–6 5–10 7–3 8–2 6–5 6–4 11–4
Oakland 0–11 5–5 6–9 8–7 6–4 4–6 5–10 1–9 6–9 2–8 13–2 6–9 7–4
Seattle 1–9 3–7 6–9 8–7 1–8 2–8 3–12 5–5 9–6 5–6 2–13 3–12 8–2
Texas 4–7 7–3 10–5 4–11 9–1 3–7 8–7 4–6 9–6 4–6 9–6 12–3 4–7
Toronto 7–8 4–11 3–7 6–4 4–10 6–9 5–5 3–12 4–6 4–11 4–7 2–8 7–4


Notable transactions

Opening Day Lineup

Opening Day Starters
# Name Position
00 Paul Dade RF
18 Duane Kuiper 2B
1 Johnny Grubb LF
29 Andre Thornton 1B
23 Willie Horton DH
14 Larvell Blanks SS
25 Buddy Bell 3B
28 Rick Manning CF
13 Ron Pruitt C
17 Wayne Garland P

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Roster

1978 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Gary Alexander 90 324 39 76 14 3 17 62 .235 0
Buddy Bell 142 556 71 157 27 8 6 62 .282 1
Larvell Blanks 70 193 19 49 10 0 2 20 .254 0
Dan Briggs 15 49 4 8 0 1 1 1 .163 0
Wayne Cage 36 98 11 24 6 1 4 13 .245 1
Bernie Carbo 60 174 21 50 8 0 4 16 .287 1
Ted Cox 82 227 14 53 7 0 1 19 .233 0
Paul Dade 93 307 37 78 12 1 3 20 .254 12
Bo Diaz 44 127 12 30 4 0 2 11 .236 0
Alfredo Griffin 5 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .500 0
Johnny Grubb 113 378 54 100 16 6 14 61 .265 5
Ron Hassey 25 74 5 15 0 0 2 9 .203 2
Willie Horton 50 169 15 42 7 0 5 22 .249 3
Duane Kuiper 149 547 52 155 18 6 0 43 .283 4
Larry Lintz 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rick Manning 148 566 65 149 27 3 3 50 .263 12
Jim Norris 113 315 41 89 14 5 2 27 .283 12
Ron Pruitt 71 187 17 44 6 1 6 17 .235 2
Horace Speed 70 106 13 24 4 1 0 4 .226 2
Andre Thornton 145 508 97 133 22 4 33 105 .262 4
Mike Vail 14 34 2 8 2 1 0 2 .235 1
Tom Veryzer 130 421 48 114 18 4 1 32 .271 1
Totals 159 5365 639 1400 223 45 106 596 .261 64

Pitching

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K
David Clyde 8 11 4.28 28 25 0 153.1 80 73 60 83
Al Fitzmorris 0 1 6.28 7 0 0 14.1 10 10 7 5
Dave Freisleben 1 4 7.11 12 10 0 44.1 37 35 31 19
Wayne Garland 2 3 7.89 6 6 0 29.2 27 26 16 13
Don Hood 5 6 4.48 36 19 0 154.2 82 77 77 73
Jim Kern 10 10 3.08 58 0 13 99.1 36 34 58 95
Dennis Kinney 0 2 4.42 18 0 5 38.2 21 19 14 19
Rick Kreuger 0 0 3.86 6 0 0 9.1 4 4 3 7
Sid Monge 4 3 2.76 48 2 6 84.2 36 26 51 54
Mike Paxton 12 11 3.86 33 27 1 191.0 89 82 63 96
Paul Reuschel 2 4 3.11 18 6 0 89.2 33 31 22 24
Dan Spillner 3 1 3.67 36 0 3 56.1 26 23 21 48
Rick Waits 13 15 3.20 34 33 0 230.1 97 82 86 97
Rick Wise 9 19 4.34 33 31 0 211.2 116 102 59 106
Totals 69 90 3.97 159 159 28 1407.1 694 621 568 739

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League Gene Dusan
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League John Orsino and Jim Bragan
A Waterloo Indians Midwest League Woody Smith
A-Short Season Batavia Trojans New York–Penn League Luis Isaac

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Notes

  1. ^ Dave Rosello page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ David Clyde page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Rico Carty page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Dennis Eckersley page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ "The Nolan Ryan Express | The Strikeout King". smackbomb.com/nolanryan. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2008.
  6. ^ Dan Spillner page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ a b Joe Wallis page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Bill Laxton page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Paul Reuschel page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Willie Horton page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ 1978 Opening Day Lineup at Baseball-Reference
  12. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

References