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1978 Butte Copper Kings

1978 > Class Rookie > 1978 Pioneer League
Overall: 19-47
Scored 417 runs, Allowed 591 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 23-43

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Bruce Manno
Represented: Butte, MT
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1979

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Henry Bender 19 46 159 146 23 39 4 3 3 19 3 0 10 41 .267 .316 .397 .714 58 1 1 1
2 Carlos Cabassa* 20 47 184 140 32 42 12 2 2 26 5 2 39 34 .300 .451 .457 .908 64 1 2 2
3 Miguel Cuevas 19 20 61 46 8 12 3 1 1 14 0 0 11 14 .261 .443 .435 .877 20 4 0 0
4 Hilario Espinal 19 34 116 107 18 22 2 2 0 17 1 2 6 27 .206 .261 .262 .523 28 2 1 0
5 Gary Ezell 22 26 7 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .400 .571 .400 .971 2 0 0 0
6 Julio Franco 19 47 161 141 34 43 5 2 3 28 4 3 17 30 .305 .381 .433 .814 61 1 1 1
7 Israel Gutierrez 19 53 236 205 49 69 15 4 3 37 11 4 27 27 .337 .413 .493 .905 101 1 1 2
8 Kevin Halicki 18 45 173 150 29 36 2 0 0 14 3 2 19 7 .240 .333 .253 .587 38 2 2 0
9 Douglas Hunt* 21 21 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
10 Philip Joanis* 20 25 97 83 13 18 1 2 0 11 2 0 10 7 .217 .313 .277 .590 23 2 1 1
11 Joseph Jones# 20 36 124 114 17 29 3 1 2 17 5 3 9 37 .254 .306 .351 .657 40 0 0 1
12 Tony Jordan 20 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
13 Harry Mauch# 22 6 17 14 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .071 .235 .071 .307 1 0 0 0
14 Gregory Moore 19 15 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0
15 Angelo Ross 21 54 234 209 40 58 9 3 1 24 11 2 16 22 .278 .333 .364 .697 76 3 3 3
16 Ron Stinnett 23 47 158 140 28 37 7 1 0 18 20 6 13 37 .264 .327 .329 .655 46 1 2 2
17 Cecil Strawn 21 44 158 127 25 39 6 2 2 18 2 1 21 41 .307 .396 .433 .829 55 1 4 5
18 Ralph Suarez# 24 26 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0
19 Steven Swain* 19 61 260 222 37 62 12 2 2 30 8 5 29 37 .279 .375 .378 .753 84 6 1 2
20 Alvin White 22 60 259 223 39 72 11 5 0 34 16 4 32 41 .323 .411 .417 .828 93 2 1 1
21 Alvin Williams 23 46 170 148 21 39 9 2 1 23 3 1 20 35 .264 .347 .372 .719 55 0 0 2
21 Players 20.3 66 2580 2224 417 620 101 32 20 331 94 35 286 443 .279 .364 .380 .744 845 27 20 23 17
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
Only players for whom we have stats are shown. See roster for more complete team list.

Team Pitching

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age 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
1 Henry Bender 19 0 0 54.00 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 10 12 12 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 7.000 45.0 0.0 18.0 9.0 0.50
2 Leon Brannon* 27 1 4 .200 14.76 8 5 0 0 0 25.0 46 44 41 9 16 0 13 1 2 3 2.480 16.6 3.2 5.8 4.7 0.81
3 Carlos Cabassa* 20 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3.000 9.0 0.0 18.0 9.0 0.50
4 David Caiazzo 24 1 5 .167 5.64 11 10 2 0 0 59.0 78 59 37 5 39 0 27 4 0 5 1.983 11.9 0.8 5.9 4.1 0.69
5 Robert Church 19 1 4 .200 10.67 8 7 1 0 0 27.0 58 45 32 5 13 0 8 0 0 0 2.630 19.3 1.7 4.3 2.7 0.62
6 Philip Costello 23 0 2 .000 6.75 3 2 0 0 0 8.0 10 9 6 0 13 0 2 0 0 0 2.875 11.2 0.0 14.6 2.2 0.15
7 Hilario Espinal 19 0 0 4.50 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1.500 9.0 0.0 4.5 9.0 2.00
8 Gary Ezell 22 1 1 .500 6.97 23 1 0 0 0 62.0 84 65 48 2 56 3 52 1 2 3 2.258 12.2 0.3 8.1 7.5 0.93
9 Kevin Halicki 18 0 0 12.00 3 0 0 0 0 3.0 4 5 4 0 4 0 5 0 0 0 2.667 12.0 0.0 12.0 15.0 1.25
10 Jack Holmes* 20 0 2 .000 9.78 5 5 0 0 0 23.0 42 34 25 2 19 0 9 0 0 2 2.652 16.4 0.8 7.4 3.5 0.47
11 Douglas Hunt 21 2 5 .286 6.57 20 0 0 0 3 37.0 51 37 27 4 18 3 32 2 1 1 1.865 12.4 1.0 4.4 7.8 1.78
12 Tony Jordan 20 3 2 .600 8.21 14 3 0 0 0 34.0 37 40 31 4 48 1 61 1 0 4 2.500 9.8 1.1 12.7 16.1 1.27
13 Gregory Moore 19 1 10 .091 5.07 13 13 6 0 0 87.0 95 80 49 4 54 1 63 4 3 8 1.713 9.8 0.4 5.6 6.5 1.17
14 Mario Mudano* 23 6 8 .429 5.85 17 14 8 0 0 100.0 125 95 65 8 61 3 63 0 2 13 1.860 11.2 0.7 5.5 5.7 1.03
15 Ron Stinnett 23 0 0 7.20 4 0 0 0 0 5.0 6 4 4 0 6 0 2 1 0 0 2.400 10.8 0.0 10.8 3.6 0.33
16 Ralph Suarez* 24 3 4 .429 5.37 23 6 2 1 1 67.0 70 61 40 5 50 1 45 0 2 6 1.791 9.4 0.7 6.7 6.0 0.90
16 Players 21.9 19 47 .288 7.01 66 66 47 19 1 4 542.0 719 591 422 48 404 12 387 14 12 45 2.072 11.9 0.8 6.7 6.4 0.96
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Cecil Strawn 33 197 25 13 3 .945 6.73 12
Henry Bender 30 169 18 14 0 .930 6.23 15
Miguel Cuevas 14 57 11 7 0 .907 4.86 12

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Steven Swain 56 463 29 22 43 .957 8.79
Henry Bender 6 36 1 3 2 .925 6.17
Alvin Williams 6 42 3 1 2 .978 7.50
Cecil Strawn 2 5 1 1 1 .857 3.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Israel Gutierrez 29 69 65 7 17 .950 4.62
Philip Joanis 24 48 59 5 10 .955 4.46
Ron Stinnett 10 26 16 4 1 .913 4.20
Julio Franco 7 8 12 4 1 .833 2.86
Kevin Halicki 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Kevin Halicki 31 23 60 9 3 .902 2.68
Hilario Espinal 27 21 53 15 4 .831 2.74
Israel Gutierrez 7 5 19 6 0 .800 3.43
Ron Stinnett 7 7 12 6 1 .760 2.71
Gary Ezell 2 0 1 1 0 .500 0.50
Cecil Strawn 1 3 1 0 0 1.000 4.00
Alvin Williams 1 2 2 2 0 .667 4.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Julio Franco 27 37 52 25 8 .781 3.30
Ron Stinnett 19 20 38 10 6 .853 3.05
Israel Gutierrez 18 18 56 5 10 .937 4.11
Kevin Halicki 14 8 43 8 8 .864 3.64

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Alvin White 55 84 9 14 1 .869 1.69
Angelo Ross 53 115 12 10 2 .927 2.40
Carlos Cabassa 43 64 4 4 0 .944 1.58
Joseph Jones 31 41 4 4 1 .918 1.45
Alvin Williams 21 22 1 3 0 .885 1.10
Ron Stinnett 4 5 0 1 0 .833 1.25
Steven Swain 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Gary Ezell 23 2 21 1 1 .958 1.00
Ralph Suarez 23 3 13 7 1 .696 0.70
Douglas Hunt 20 1 12 1 1 .929 0.65
Mario Mudano 17 6 16 4 0 .846 1.29
Tony Jordan 14 0 5 1 0 .833 0.36
Gregory Moore 13 8 12 0 1 1.000 1.54
David Caiazzo 11 3 14 2 0 .895 1.55
Leon Brannon 8 0 6 1 0 .857 0.75
Robert Church 8 2 6 3 1 .727 1.00
Jack Holmes 5 1 6 0 0 1.000 1.40
Ron Stinnett 4 0 0 0 0 0.00
Philip Costello 3 0 2 0 1 1.000 0.67
Kevin Halicki 3 0 0 0 0 0.00
Henry Bender 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Carlos Cabassa 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00
Hilario Espinal 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Henry Bender 19 R R 5' 9.0" 190 1959
Leon Brannon 27 L L 6' 0.0" 185 Feb 9, 1951 Cushing, OK, US
Carlos Cabassa 20 L L 6' 1.0" 178 Feb 2, 1958 San Juan, PR
David Caiazzo 24 R R 6' 3.0" 188 1954
Robert Church 19 R R 6' 4.0" 195 1959
Philip Costello 23 R R 6' 2.0" 1955
Miguel Cuevas 19 R R 6' 0.0" 1959
Hilario Espinal 19 R R 5' 11.0" 177 1959
Gary Ezell 22 R R 6' 2.0" 175 1956
Julio Franco 19 R R 6' 0.0" 160 Aug 23, 1958 Hato Mayor del Rey, Hato Mayor, DO
Israel Gutierrez 19 R R 5' 8.0" 152 Nov 25, 1958
Kevin Halicki 18 R R 6' 2.0" 180 May 7, 1960
Jack Holmes 20 L L 6' 1.0" 185 1958
Douglas Hunt 21 L R 6' 1.0" 195 Dec 28, 1956
Philip Joanis 20 L R 5' 6.0" 145 1958
Joseph Jones 20 S R 6' 0.0" 180 1958
Tony Jordan 20 R R 6' 2.0" 195 1958
Harry Mauch 22 S R 5' 11.0" 175 1956
Gregory Moore 19 R R 6' 5.0" 210 1959
Mario Mudano 23 R L 5' 11.0" 180 1955
Angelo Ross 21 R R 5' 11.0" 175 1957
Ron Stinnett 23 R R 5' 11.0" 163 May 22, 1955 Fort Benning, GA, US
Cecil Strawn 21 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Jul 30, 1956
Ralph Suarez 24 S L 6' 2.0" 188 1954
Steven Swain 19 L R 6' 2.0" 180 1959
Alvin White 22 R R 6' 0.0" 185 1956
Alvin Williams 23 R R 6' 2.0" 195 1955

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