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Encyclopedia > 1978 American League Championship Series

The 1978 American League Championship Series was held between the New York Yankees and the Kansas City Royals. The Royals won 92 games that year and won the Western Divison title by 5 games over the Texas Rangers. The Yankees overcame a mid season defecit of 14 games and went on to win a one game playoff against the Boston Red Sox to win the Eastern crown. Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927 â€¢ 1923 AL Pennants (39) 2003 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 2000... Major league affiliations American League (1969-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 1985 AL Pennants (2) 1985 â€¢ 1980 Central Division titles (0) None West Division titles (6) [1] 1985 â€¢ 1984 â€¢ 1980 â€¢ 1978 1977 â€¢ 1976 Wild card berths (0) None [1... Major league affiliations American League (1961-present) West Division (1972-present) East Division (1969-1971) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None AL Pennants (0) None West Division titles (3) [1] 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 Wild card berths (0) None [1] - In 1994, a players strike wiped out the last... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1903 AL Pennants (11) 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1967 1946 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1903 East Division titles (5) 1995 â€¢ 1990 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1986 1975 Wild card berths...


The Yankees won this series in four games and went on to represent the American League in the World Series. Notable performers in this series included Reggie Jackson who hit two home runs and Chris Chambliss who has six base hits in 15 at bats. George Brett and Amos Otis were the hitting stars for the Royals. 1978 World Series Logo The 1978 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a rematch of the 1977 Series, with the Yankees winning in six games to repeat as champions. ... Reggie Jackson takes a cut. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. ... Carroll Christopher Chambliss (born December 26, 1948 in Dayton, Ohio) was a Major League Baseball player from 1971-1988 for the Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, and Atlanta Braves. ... This article deals with the baseball player George Howard Brett. ... Amos Joseph Otis {born April 26, 1947 in Mobile, Alabama) is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball who played fot the New York Mets (1967, 1969), Kansas City Royals (1970-1983) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1984). ...


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This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 19 - Eddie Mathews is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America on 301 of 379 ballots. ...

External links

Series statistics at Baseball Reference


 
 

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