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Encyclopedia > 1978 New York Yankees season
1978 New York Yankees
1978 AL East Champions
1978 AL Champions
1978 World Series Champions
Major league affiliations
Location
1978 Information
Owner(s) George Steinbrenner
Manager(s) Billy Martin, Dick Howser, and Bob Lemon
Local television none
Local radio none

The New York Yankees' 1978 season was the 76th season for the Yankees. The team finished with a record of 100-63, finishing 1 game ahead of the Boston Red Sox to win their third AL East title. The following are the baseball events of the year 1978 throughout the world. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1901 throughout the world. ... The American League East Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1969 throughout the world. ... This page is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Ted Turner completes the purchase of 100 percent of the Atlanta Braves. ... New York, New York redirects here. ... Births June 19 - Lou Gehrig - Hall of Fame First baseman ... George Michael Steinbrenner III (born July 4, 1930 in Rocky River, Ohio), often known as The Boss, is an American billionaire businessman and the principal owner of Major League Baseballs New York Yankees. ... Alfred Manuel Billy Martin (May 16, 1928 – December 25, 1989) was an American second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Richard Dalton (Dick) Howser (May 14, 1936 - June 17, 1987) was an American Major League Baseball shortstop and manager. ... Robert Granville Lemon (September 22, 1920 - January 11, 2000) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The following are the baseball events of the year 1978 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds...


In July, the team was 14.5 games behind the Boston, but rallied in the second half of the season to finish tied for first place. The Yankees were victorious over the Red Sox in the one-game playoff for the AL East title. This game featured Bucky Dent's infamous 3-run go-ahead home run in the 7th inning. A one-game playoff or pennant playoff is a tiebreaker in certain American professional sports, to determine which of two teams, tied in the final standings, will qualify for a post-season tournament. ... Bucky Dent (born November 25, 1951), born Russell Earl ODey, is an American former Major League Baseball player and manager. ...


In the ALCS, they won the series in 4 games. In the World Series, they defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in 6 games in a rematch of 1977 World Series. New York was managed by Billy Martin, Dick Howser and Bob Lemon. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium. The 1978 American League Championship Series was held between the New York Yankees and the Kansas City 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. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... 1977 World Series Logo The 1977 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first title since 1962, and their 21st overall. ... Alfred Manuel Billy Martin (May 16, 1928 – December 25, 1989) was an American second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Richard Dalton (Dick) Howser (May 14, 1936 - June 17, 1987) was an American Major League Baseball shortstop and manager. ... Robert Granville Lemon (September 22, 1920 - January 11, 2000) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... This page is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ...

Contents

Regular Season

Roster

1977 New York Yankees roster
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Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Thurman Lee Munson (June 7, 1947 – August 2, 1979) was an American catcher in Major League Baseball who played with the New York Yankees from 1969 to 1979. ...


Outfielders

Manager Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946), nicknamed Mr. ...

Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Alfred Manuel Billy Martin (May 16, 1928 – December 25, 1989) was an American second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ...

Standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Elim.#
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 --

The American League East Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... In certain sports, a magic number is a number used to indicate how close a front-running team is to clinching a season title. ... Location Fenway Park (Since 1912) Boston, Massachusetts (Since 1901) 1978 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Don Zimmer Local television none Local radio none The 1978 Boston Red Sox season involved the Red Sox finishing 2nd in the American League East with a record of 99 wins and 64 losses. ... Location Milwaukee County Stadium (Since 1970) Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Since 1970) 1978 Information Owner(s) Bud Selig Manager(s) George Bamberger Local television Local radio 620 WTMJ Stats ESPN.com BB-reference The Milwaukee Brewers 1978 season involved the Brewers finishing 3rd in the American League East with a record of... The 1978 Baltimore Orioles season involved the Orioles finishing 4th in the American League East with a record of 90 wins and 71 losses. ... The 1978 Detroit Tigers finished in fifth place in the American League Eastern Division with a record of 88-74, 13-1/2 games behind the Yankees. ... This article is under construction. ...

Player stats

Batting

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

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA

Relief pitchers
Player G W L SV ERA SO

ALCS

Game 1

October 3: Royals Stadium The 1978 American League Championship Series was held between the New York Yankees and the Kansas City Royals. ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium (formerly Royals Stadium) is a Major League Baseball stadium located in Kansas City, Missouri, and home to the Kansas City Royals of the American League. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 3 0 7 16 0
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 2
W: Jim Beattie (1-0)  L: Dennis Leonard (0-1)  S: Ken Clay (1)
HRs: NYYReggie Jackson (1)

James Louis Beattie (born July 4, 1954 in Hampton, Virginia), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1978-1986. ... Dennis Patrick Leonard (Born May 8th, 1951 in Brooklyn, NY) One of the Kansas City Royals most dominating pitchers of the late 70s and early 80s, but a promising career cut short due to injuries. ... Kenneth Earl Clay (born April 6, 1954 in Lynchburg, Virginia) was a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1977 to 1981 for the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, and Seattle Mariners. ... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946), nicknamed Mr. ...

Game 2

October 4: Royals Stadium is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium (formerly Royals Stadium) is a Major League Baseball stadium located in Kansas City, Missouri, and home to the Kansas City Royals of the American League. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 4 12 1
Kansas City 1 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 X 10 16 1
W: Larry Gura (1-0)  L: Ed Figueroa (0-1)
HRs: KCRFreddie Patek (1)

Lawrence Cyril Gura (born November 26, 1947, in Joliet, Illinois) was a left-handed baseball pitcher. ... Eduardo Figueroa Padilla (born October 14, 1948 in Ciales, Puerto Rico), was a Major League Baseball player from 1974-1981 for the California Angels, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, and Oakland Athletics. ... Frederick Joseph Patek (born October 9, 1944) was a Major League Baseball player for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals, and California Angels. ...

Game 3

October 6: Yankee Stadium is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This page is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 5 10 1
New York 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 X 6 10 0
W: Rich Gossage (1-0)  L: Doug Bird (0-1)
HRs: KCRGeorge Brett 3 (3)   NYYReggie Jackson (2) Thurman Munson (1)

Richard Michael Goose Gossage (born July 5, 1951, in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... James Douglas Bird (born March 5, 1950 in Corona, California) was a Major League Baseball Pitcher from 1973 to 1983. ... For the US Army Air Forces general during World War II, see George Brett (military). ... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946), nicknamed Mr. ... Thurman Lee Munson (June 7, 1947 – August 2, 1979) was an American catcher in Major League Baseball who played with the New York Yankees from 1969 to 1979. ...

Game 4

October 7: Yankee Stadium is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This page is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
New York 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 X 2 4 0
W: Ron Guidry (1-0)  L: Dennis Leonard (0-2)  S: Rich Gossage (1)
HRs: NYYGraig Nettles (1) Roy White (1)

Pitcher Ron Guidry Ronald Ames Guidry (Louisiana Lightning and Gator) (born August 28, 1950 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. ... Dennis Patrick Leonard (Born May 8th, 1951 in Brooklyn, NY) One of the Kansas City Royals most dominating pitchers of the late 70s and early 80s, but a promising career cut short due to injuries. ... Richard Michael Goose Gossage (born July 5, 1951, in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Graig Nettles (born August 20, 1944, in San Diego, California) (nicknamed Puff) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and left-handed batter who played for the Minnesota Twins (1967-69), Cleveland Indians (1970-72), New York Yankees (1973-83), San Diego Padres (1984-86), Atlanta Braves (1987) and... Roy Hilton White (born December 27, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, California) is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees between 1965 and 1979. ...

World Series

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Los Angeles Dodgers (2) Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899...

Game Score Date Location Attendance Time of Game
1 Yankees – 5, Dodgers – 11 October 10 Dodger Stadium 55,997 2:48
2 Yankees – 3, Dodgers – 4 October 11 Dodger Stadium 55,982 2:37
3 Dodgers – 1, Yankees – 5 October 13 Yankee Stadium 56,447 2:27
4 Dodgers – 3, Yankees – 4 (10 inns) October 14 Yankee Stadium 56,445 3:17
5 Dodgers – 2, Yankees – 12 October 15 Yankee Stadium 56,448 2:56
6 Yankees – 7, Dodgers – 2 October 17 Dodger Stadium 55,985 2:34

is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Dodger Stadium is a large outdoor baseball stadium in Los Angeles, California at Chávez Ravine. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Dodger Stadium is a large outdoor baseball stadium in Los Angeles, California at Chávez Ravine. ... is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This page is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This page is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This page is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Dodger Stadium is a large outdoor baseball stadium in Los Angeles, California at Chávez Ravine. ...

Awards and Honors

All-Star Game Chris Chambliss (born Carroll Christopher Chambliss on 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. ... The position of the first baseman First base redirects here. ... In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award given annually to the major league player judged to have the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... The Babe Ruth Award was an annual award given to the Major League Baseball player with the best performance in the World Series, similar to the World Series MVP Award. ... The World Series MVP Award is given to the player who most contributes to his teams success in the World Series. ... Richard Michael Goose Gossage (born July 5, 1951, in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award, first awarded in 1976, is a distinction given to the top relief pitcher in each league at the end of each season. ... Trevor Hoffman, a closer for the San Diego Padres, is currently the leader on the all-time save list. ... Pitcher Ron Guidry Ronald Ames Guidry (Louisiana Lightning and Gator) (born August 28, 1950 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. ... The Cy Young Award of the American League, 1983. ... Graig Nettles (born August 20, 1944, in San Diego, California) (nicknamed Puff) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and left-handed batter who played for the Minnesota Twins (1967-69), Cleveland Indians (1970-72), New York Yankees (1973-83), San Diego Padres (1984-86), Atlanta Braves (1987) and... The position of the third baseman “Third base” redirects here. ... In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award given annually to the major league player judged to have the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each...

Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946), nicknamed Mr. ... Thurman Lee Munson (June 7, 1947 – August 2, 1979) was an American catcher in Major League Baseball who played with the New York Yankees from 1969 to 1979. ... Graig Nettles (born August 20, 1944, in San Diego, California) (nicknamed Puff) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and left-handed batter who played for the Minnesota Twins (1967-69), Cleveland Indians (1970-72), New York Yankees (1973-83), San Diego Padres (1984-86), Atlanta Braves (1987) and...

Team Leaders

  • Home Runs - Graig Nettles, Reggie Jackson (27)
  • RBI - Reggie Jackson (97)
  • Batting Average - Lou Piniella (.314)
  • Hits - Thurman Munson (183)
  • Stolen Bases - Willie Randolph, 36
  • Walks - Willie Randolph, 82
  • Wins - Ron Guidry (25)
  • Strikeouts - Ron Guidry (248)

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Preceded by
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World Series champion
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Location Yankee Stadium (Since 1976) New York City, New York (Since 1903) 1977 Information Owner(s) CBS Manager(s) George Steinbrenner Local television none Local radio none The New York Yankees 1977 season was the 75th season for the Yankees. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... The 1979 Baltimore Orioles season involved the Orioles finishing 1st in the American League East with a record of 102 wins and 57 losses. ... Location Yankee Stadium (Since 1976) New York City, New York (Since 1903) 1977 Information Owner(s) CBS Manager(s) George Steinbrenner Local television none Local radio none The New York Yankees 1977 season was the 75th season for the Yankees. ... 1977 World Series Logo The 1977 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first title since 1962, and their 21st overall. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... 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. ... Location Three Rivers Stadium (Since 1970) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Since 1887) 1979 Information Owner(s) John W. Galbreath Manager(s) Chuck Tanner Local television Local radio The Pittsburgh Pirates had 98 wins and 64 losses and captured the National League East Division Title. ... Dates: October 10 – October 17 MVP: Willie Stargell (Pittsburgh) Television: ABC Announcers: Keith Jackson (Games 1-2; Games 6-7), Al Michaels (Games 3-5), Howard Cosell, and Don Drysdale (In 2006 a collectors edition DVD box set, featuring the complete telecasts of all seven games, was issued by...

 
 

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