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1978 New York Yankees
1978 AL East Champions
1978 AL Champions
1978 World Series Champions
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Owner(s) George Steinbrenner
Manager(s) Billy Martin, Dick Howser, and Bob Lemon
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[edit] 1978 New York Yankees / Franchise: New York Yankees / BR Team Page

The New York Yankees' 1978 season was the 76th season for the Yankees. The team finished with a record of 100-63, finishing tied with the Boston Red Sox after 162 games, then winning a one-game playoff to win their third AL East title.

In July, the team was 14.5 games behind 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 playoff game that featured Bucky Dent's famous 3-run go-ahead home run in the 7th inning.

In the ALCS, New York beat the Kansas City Royals 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.

Ron Guidry was the unanimous Cy Young Award winner. In 248 innings, he compiled a record of 25-3, with 274 strikeouts and a 1.74 ERA. He finished second to Boston's Jim Rice in a controversial AL MVP vote. Rich Gossage earned the Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award with his AL-leading 27 saves. Bucky Dent was named the World Series MVP. Guidry, Gossage, Reggie Jackson, Thurman Munson and Graig Nettles all represented the Yankees at the 1978 All-Star Game. Gold Gloves were awarded to third baseman Nettles and first baseman Chris Chambliss.

[edit] Awards and Honors

[edit] ALCS

[edit] Game 1

October 3: Royals Stadium

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)

[edit] Game 2

October 4: Royals Stadium

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)

[edit] Game 3

October 6: Yankee Stadium

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)

[edit] Game 4

October 7: Yankee Stadium

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)

[edit] World Series

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Los Angeles Dodgers (2)
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

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