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1978 American League

1978 > Class Major League > League History
Overall: 1,131 games, 14 teams, approx. 161 games in season
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1977 / 1979
League Index / Batting Leaders / Pitching Leaders / Map of Teams / Other Years: 1977 / 1979

League Index / Batting Leaders / Pitching Leaders / Map of Teams / Other Years: 1977 / 1979

League Standings

Regular Season

162 games

East Division

Tm W L W-L% GB
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

West Division

Tm W L W-L% GB
Kansas City Royals 92 70 .568 --
Texas Rangers 87 75 .537 5
California Angels 87 75 .537 5
Minnesota Twins 73 89 .451 19
Chicago White Sox 71 90 .441 20.5
Oakland Athletics 69 93 .426 23
Seattle Mariners 56 104 .350 35

League Batting

Tm Aff BatAge R/G G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
Milwaukee Brewers MIL 27.3 4.96 162 6227 5536 804 1530 265 38 173 762 95 53 520 805 .276 .339 .432 .771 2390 94 32 89 50 38
Boston Red Sox BOS 28.5 4.88 163 6316 5587 796 1493 270 46 172 738 74 51 582 835 .267 .336 .424 .760 2371 135 24 65 58 43
Kansas City Royals KCR 27.3 4.59 162 6129 5474 743 1469 305 59 98 695 216 84 498 644 .268 .329 .399 .728 2186 95 30 55 72 44
New York Yankees NYY 29.8 4.51 163 6219 5583 735 1489 228 38 125 693 98 42 505 695 .267 .329 .388 .718 2168 126 42 37 52 45
Detroit Tigers DET 26.3 4.41 162 6299 5601 714 1520 218 34 129 666 90 38 563 695 .271 .339 .392 .730 2193 145 31 57 47 32
California Angels CAL 27.7 4.27 162 6206 5472 691 1417 226 28 108 646 86 69 539 682 .259 .330 .370 .700 2023 135 67 72 56 38
Texas Rangers TEX 28.8 4.27 162 6141 5347 692 1353 216 36 132 650 196 91 624 779 .253 .332 .381 .713 2037 115 32 83 55 45
Minnesota Twins MIN 27.0 4.11 162 6323 5522 666 1472 259 47 82 621 99 56 604 684 .267 .339 .375 .714 2071 139 33 109 55 43
Baltimore Orioles BAL 28.0 4.09 161 6079 5422 659 1397 248 19 154 612 75 61 552 864 .258 .326 .396 .722 2145 136 22 41 42 34
Cleveland Indians CLE 26.7 4.02 159 6011 5365 639 1400 223 45 106 596 64 63 488 698 .261 .323 .379 .702 2031 124 26 92 40 31
Chicago White Sox CHW 27.3 3.94 161 5955 5393 634 1423 221 41 106 595 83 68 409 625 .264 .317 .379 .696 2044 122 33 63 57 20
Seattle Mariners SEA 27.0 3.84 160 6023 5358 614 1327 229 37 97 571 123 47 522 702 .248 .314 .359 .673 1921 112 22 68 53 25
Toronto Blue Jays TOR 27.0 3.66 161 6015 5430 590 1358 217 39 98 551 28 52 448 645 .250 .308 .359 .667 1947 124 23 77 37 23
Oakland Athletics OAK 26.3 3.28 162 5914 5321 532 1304 200 31 100 492 144 117 433 800 .245 .303 .351 .654 1866 106 25 108 27 33
League Totals 27.5 4.20 2262 85857 76411 9509 19952 3325 538 1680 8888 1471 892 7287 10153 .261 .326 .385 .711 29393 1708 442 1016 701 494

League Pitching

Tm Aff PAge R/G W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
New York Yankees NYY 28.3 3.57 100 63 .613 3.18 163 163 124 39 16 36 1460.2 1321 582 516 111 478 30 817 32 4 43 6063 1.232 8.1 0.7 2.9 5.0 1.71
Texas Rangers TEX 29.0 3.90 87 75 .537 3.36 162 162 108 54 12 25 1456.1 1431 632 543 108 421 31 776 24 3 35 6084 1.272 8.8 0.7 2.6 4.8 1.84
Kansas City Royals KCR 28.7 3.91 92 70 .568 3.44 162 162 109 53 14 33 1439.0 1350 634 550 108 478 37 657 34 6 37 6034 1.270 8.4 0.7 3.0 4.1 1.37
Baltimore Orioles BAL 26.8 3.93 90 71 .559 3.56 161 161 96 65 16 33 1429.0 1340 633 566 107 509 29 754 15 6 44 5956 1.294 8.4 0.7 3.2 4.7 1.48
Milwaukee Brewers MIL 25.1 4.01 93 69 .574 3.65 162 162 100 62 19 24 1436.0 1442 650 583 109 398 26 577 41 7 34 6060 1.281 9.0 0.7 2.5 3.6 1.45
Detroit Tigers DET 27.1 4.03 86 76 .531 3.64 162 162 102 60 12 21 1455.2 1441 653 589 135 503 23 684 36 2 48 6150 1.335 8.9 0.8 3.1 4.2 1.36
Boston Red Sox BOS 29.2 4.03 99 64 .607 3.54 163 163 106 57 15 26 1472.2 1530 657 579 137 464 45 706 35 5 16 6274 1.354 9.4 0.8 2.8 4.3 1.52
California Angels CAL 26.6 4.11 87 75 .537 3.65 162 162 118 44 13 33 1455.2 1382 666 590 125 599 60 892 32 14 36 6223 1.361 8.5 0.8 3.7 5.5 1.49
Minnesota Twins MIN 26.5 4.19 73 89 .451 3.69 162 162 114 48 9 26 1459.2 1468 678 599 102 520 19 703 33 14 51 6208 1.362 9.1 0.6 3.2 4.3 1.35
Oakland Athletics OAK 25.3 4.26 69 93 .426 3.62 162 162 136 26 11 29 1433.1 1401 690 577 106 582 59 750 26 9 37 6171 1.383 8.8 0.7 3.7 4.7 1.29
Cleveland Indians CLE 27.1 4.36 69 90 .434 3.97 159 159 123 36 6 28 1407.1 1397 694 621 100 568 38 739 28 7 56 6068 1.396 8.9 0.6 3.6 4.7 1.30
Chicago White Sox CHW 28.5 4.54 71 90 .441 4.21 161 161 123 38 9 33 1409.1 1380 731 660 128 586 18 710 43 2 38 6087 1.395 8.8 0.8 3.7 4.5 1.21
Toronto Blue Jays TOR 25.9 4.81 59 102 .366 4.54 161 161 126 35 5 23 1429.1 1529 775 721 149 614 40 758 22 5 47 6255 1.499 9.6 0.9 3.9 4.8 1.23
Seattle Mariners SEA 26.9 5.21 56 104 .350 4.67 160 160 132 28 4 20 1419.1 1540 834 737 155 567 39 630 41 5 31 6241 1.484 9.8 1.0 3.6 4.0 1.11
League Totals 27.2 4.20 1131 1131 .500 3.76 2262 2262 1617 645 161 390 20163.1 19952 9509 8431 1680 7287 494 10153 442 89 553 85874 1.351 8.9 0.7 3.3 4.5 1.39

League Fielding

Tm Aff G CG PO A E DP Fld% PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Attendance Managers
New York Yankees NYY 163 4382 1758 113 134 .982 11 83 61 42% Billy Martin, Bob Lemon and Dick Howser
Baltimore Orioles BAL 161 4287 1887 110 166 .982 7 81 68 46% Earl Weaver
Detroit Tigers DET 162 4367 1858 118 177 .981 10 85 59 41% n/a
Cleveland Indians CLE 159 4222 1769 123 142 .980 15 129 59 31% Jeff Torborg
Toronto Blue Jays TOR 161 4288 1763 131 163 .979 16 101 66 40% Roy Hartsfield
California Angels CAL 162 4367 1624 136 136 .978 5 154 80 34% Dave Garcia and Jim Fregosi
Seattle Mariners SEA 160 4258 1882 141 174 .978 6 140 55 28% Darrell Johnson
Chicago White Sox CHW 161 4228 1715 139 130 .977 13 129 60 32% Larry Doby and Bob Lemon
Milwaukee Brewers MIL 162 4308 1976 150 144 .977 4 80 46 37% George Bamberger
Boston Red Sox BOS 163 4418 1842 146 171 .977 8 114 55 33% Don Zimmer
Minnesota Twins MIN 162 4379 1943 146 171 .977 7 91 76 46% Gene Mauch
Texas Rangers TEX 162 4369 1972 153 140 .976 12 84 75 47% Pat Corrales and Billy Hunter
Kansas City Royals KCR 162 4317 1676 150 153 .976 11 90 52 37% Whitey Herzog
Oakland Athletics OAK 162 4300 1626 179 145 .971 10 110 80 42% Jack McKeon and Bobby Winkles
League Totals 2262 60490 25291 1935 2146 .978 135 1471 892 38%