1978 Baltimore Orioles season

1978 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 90–71 (.559)
Divisional place 4th
Other information
Owner(s) Jerold Hoffberger
General manager(s) Hank Peters
Manager(s) Earl Weaver
Local television WJZ-TV
Local radio WBAL (AM)
(Chuck Thompson, Bill O'Donnell, Brooks Robinson)
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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 Home Road
New York Yankees 10063 0.613 55–26 45–37
Boston Red Sox 9964 0.607 1 59–23 40–41
Milwaukee Brewers 9369 0.574 54–27 39–42
Baltimore Orioles 9071 0.559 9 51–30 39–41
Detroit Tigers 8676 0.531 13½ 47–34 39–42
Cleveland Indians 6990 0.434 29 42–36 27–54
Toronto Blue Jays 59102 0.366 40 37–44 22–58

Record vs. opponents

1978 American League Records

Sources:
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 7–84–68–19–67–82–87–85–56–911–09–17–48–7
Boston 8–79–27–37–812–34–610–59–27–95–57–33–711–4
California 6–42–98–76–44–79–65–512–35–59–69–65–107–3
Chicago 1–83–77–88–22–98–74–78–71–97–87–811–44–6
Cleveland 6–98–74–62–85–105–65–105–56–94–68–11–910–4
Detroit 8–73–127–49–210–54–67–84–64–116–48–27–39–6
Kansas City 8–26–46–97–86–56–46–47–86–510–512–37–85–5
Milwaukee 8–75–105–57–410–58–74–64–710–59–15–56–412–3
Minnesota 5–52–93–127–85–56–48–77–43–79–66–96–96–4
New York 9–69–75–59–19–611–45–65–107–38–26–56–411–4
Oakland 0–115–56–98–76–44–65–101–96–92–813–26–97–4
Seattle 1–93–76–98–71–82–83–125–59–65–62–133–128–2
Texas 4–77–310–54–119–13–78–74–69–64–69–612–34–7
Toronto 7–84–113–76–44–106–95–53–124–64–114–72–87–4

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
CRick Dempsey146441114.259632
1BEddie Murray161610174.2852795
2BRich Dauer133459121.264646
3BDoug DeCinces142511146.2862880
SSMark Belanger13534874.213016
LFPat Kelly10027475.2741140
CFLarry Harlow147460112.243826
RFKen Singleton149502147.2932081
DHLee May148556137.2462580

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
Billy Smith8525065.260530
Andrés Mora7622949.214814
Carlos López12019346.238420
Kiko Garcia7918649.263013
Al Bumbry3311427.23726
Terry Crowley629524.253012
Dave Skaggs368613.15102
Gary Roenicke275815.259315
Mike Anderson53323.09403
Elrod Hendricks13186.33311
Mike Dimmel800.00000

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
Mike Flanagan40281.119154.03167
Dennis Martínez40276.116113.52142
Jim Palmer3829621122.46138
Scott McGregor3523315133.3294
Sammy Stewart211.1113.1811

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
Nelson Briles1654.1444.6430
Dave Ford215100.005

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
Don Stanhouse5669242.8942
Tippy Martinez423354.8357
Joe Kerrigan263134.7741
John Flinn131108.048
Tim Stoddard80106.0014
Earl Stephenson20002.794
Larry Harlow100067.501
Elrod Hendricks10000.000

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

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