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|1978 in baseball|
|1978 National League|
|Cuban National League|
|<< 1977 1979 >>|
 Season summary
- Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
|Rank||Team||G||W||L||T||WPCT||GB||RS (RS/G)||RA (RA/G)||AVG||OBP||SLG||ERA||FPCT|
|1||Philadelphia Phillies||162||90||72||0||.556||-.-||708 (4.37)||586 (3.62)||0.258||0.326||0.388||3.33||0.983|
|2||Pittsburgh Pirates||161||88||73||0||.547||1.5||684 (4.25)||637 (3.96)||0.257||0.318||0.385||3.41||0.973|
|3||Chicago Cubs||162||79||83||0||.488||11.0||664 (4.10)||724 (4.47)||0.264||0.332||0.361||4.05||0.978|
|4||Montreal Expos||162||76||86||0||.469||14.0||633 (3.91)||611 (3.77)||0.254||0.304||0.379||3.42||0.979|
|5||St. Louis Cardinals||162||69||93||0||.426||21.0||600 (3.70)||657 (4.06)||0.249||0.304||0.358||3.58||0.978|
|6||New York Mets||162||66||96||0||.407||24.0||607 (3.75)||690 (4.26)||0.245||0.314||0.352||3.87||0.979|
|1||Los Angeles Dodgers||162||95||67||0||.586||-.-||727 (4.49)||573 (3.54)||0.264||0.338||0.402||3.12||0.978|
|2||Cincinnati Reds||161||92||69||0||.571||2.5||710 (4.41)||688 (4.27)||0.256||0.334||0.393||3.81||0.978|
|3||San Francisco Giants||162||89||73||0||.549||6.0||613 (3.78)||594 (3.67)||0.248||0.319||0.374||3.30||0.976|
|4||San Diego Padres||162||84||78||0||.519||11.0||591 (3.65)||598 (3.69)||0.252||0.320||0.348||3.28||0.975|
|5||Houston Astros||162||74||88||0||.457||21.0||605 (3.73)||634 (3.91)||0.258||0.313||0.355||3.63||0.978|
|6||Atlanta Braves||162||69||93||0||.426||26.0||600 (3.70)||750 (4.63)||0.244||0.314||0.363||4.08||0.975|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
The National League Championship Series, featured Philadelphia Phillies, the Eastern Division winner, and the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Western Division winner. The Dodgers defeated the Phillies, 3 games to 1.
 Award winners
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Dave Parker, an outfielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates. In the award's voting, he had 320 out of a possible 336 points and 21 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Bob Horner, a third baseman with the Atlanta Braves. In the award's voting, he had 12 out of a possible 24 points and 12 first place votes.
 Gold Gloves
The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.
 Monthly Awards
- Player of the Month Award
- Pitcher of the Month Award
 Hall of Fame Game
The thirty-sixth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on August 7 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The game ended in a 4 - 4 tie between the New York Mets of the National League and Detroit Tigers of the American League. The game was stopped by rain in top of the seventh inning.
 Notable events