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1978 Billings Mustangs

1978 > Class Rookie > 1978 Pioneer League
Overall: 50-18
Scored 507 runs, Allowed 317 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 48-20

Affiliation: Cincinnati Reds-NL
Manager: James Hoff
Represented: Billings, MT
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1977 / 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 Skeeter Barnes 21 68 314 277 66 102 22 5 3 76 21 3 29 27 .368 .422 .516 .938 143 1 1 6
2 Charlie Engel 22 68 308 241 48 81 16 3 1 69 15 0 56 52 .336 .455 .440 .895 106 0 7 4
3 Nick Esasky 18 64 264 213 38 65 10 5 4 48 8 0 43 59 .305 .421 .455 .877 97 2 3 3
4 Wayne Guinn 18 12 27 23 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 11 .087 .125 .087 .212 2 0 3 0
5 Ben Hayes 20 17 9 7 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 .143 .333 .143 .476 1 0 0 0
6 Cary Hornaman 21 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 0 0 0
7 Lee Hover 22 68 327 275 69 88 10 1 2 23 35 7 43 40 .320 .412 .385 .797 106 2 4 3
8 Byron Jackson 18 20 8 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .286 .167 .452 1 0 1 0
9 Larry Jackson 18 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
10 Tom Lawless 21 63 306 254 64 70 5 7 5 35 16 3 45 50 .276 .387 .409 .797 104 2 4 1
11 John LoCascio* 18 21 10 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 .167 .444 .167 .611 1 0 1 0
12 Wilson Mateo 18 34 72 67 11 15 4 0 0 4 1 1 5 33 .224 .278 .284 .561 19 0 0 0
13 Chuck McKinney 17 16 15 11 3 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 2 .182 .357 .182 .539 2 0 1 0
14 Greg McKinney* 19 44 121 103 16 24 0 0 1 10 6 1 17 36 .233 .339 .262 .601 27 0 0 1
15 Jeff Mihlbachler 19 13 31 23 4 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 10 .087 .160 .087 .247 2 0 6 0
16 Alex Neely 21 25 12 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .111 .200 .111 .311 1 0 2 0
17 Charley Noble* 19 8 14 9 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 3 .222 .462 .333 .795 3 0 1 0
18 Gary Redus 21 68 325 253 100 117 19 6 17 62 42 6 62 31 .462 .559 .787 1.346 199 1 3 6
19 Dan Sarrett 20 49 191 169 28 47 6 1 4 32 1 1 17 45 .278 .349 .396 .746 67 2 2 1
20 Steve Skaggs 20 11 26 19 3 4 2 0 0 2 1 0 2 7 .211 .286 .316 .602 6 0 5 0
21 Les Straker 18 12 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 0 0 0
22 Chris Stropolo* 18 12 34 30 7 7 1 0 0 6 0 2 4 4 .233 .324 .267 .590 8 0 0 0
23 Mike Sullivan 18 18 40 31 4 7 2 0 0 3 0 0 6 14 .226 .368 .290 .659 9 1 2 0
24 Jim Taylor 18 32 84 63 10 13 1 2 0 11 3 3 18 19 .206 .381 .286 .667 18 1 0 2
25 Eski Viltz# 18 63 257 221 31 55 7 3 0 29 11 2 24 50 .249 .333 .308 .641 68 5 5 2
26 Chris Wells 19 18 10 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 .143 .400 .143 .543 1 0 0 0
26 Players 20.0 68 2818 2328 507 708 106 33 37 420 164 30 393 507 .304 .404 .426 .830 991 17 51 29 32
* - 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 Charlie Engel 22 0 0 3.00 3 0 0 0 0 3.0 3 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 1.667 9.0 0.0 6.0 3.0 0.50
2 Roger Glynn* 21 0 0 1.12 2 2 0 0 0 8.0 9 8 1 1 5 0 7 1 0 0 1.750 10.1 1.1 5.6 7.9 1.40
3 Wayne Guinn 18 7 4 .636 3.82 12 12 3 1 0 73.0 61 37 31 1 35 0 55 2 0 2 1.315 7.5 0.1 4.3 6.8 1.57
4 Ben Hayes 20 2 0 1.000 3.55 16 2 1 0 5 38.0 31 16 15 0 23 1 49 1 0 2 1.421 7.3 0.0 5.4 11.6 2.13
5 Byron Jackson 18 3 1 .750 3.89 20 0 0 0 3 37.0 36 20 16 1 29 1 31 1 0 2 1.757 8.8 0.2 7.1 7.5 1.07
6 Larry Jackson 18 1 0 1.000 6.43 8 2 0 0 0 14.0 5 14 10 0 17 0 18 1 0 3 1.571 3.2 0.0 10.9 11.6 1.06
7 John LoCascio* 18 2 1 .667 2.00 21 3 0 0 3 36.0 30 15 8 2 19 2 35 1 0 4 1.361 7.5 0.5 4.8 8.8 1.84
8 Chuck McKinney 17 1 3 .250 5.14 15 7 2 0 0 49.0 53 38 28 3 42 0 54 1 0 8 1.939 9.7 0.6 7.7 9.9 1.29
9 Jeff Mihlbachler 19 6 5 .545 3.24 13 13 3 0 0 86.0 96 51 31 7 26 3 60 1 0 1 1.419 10.0 0.7 2.7 6.3 2.31
10 Alex Neely 21 8 0 1.000 2.77 25 0 0 0 3 52.0 36 21 16 2 37 3 50 2 0 4 1.404 6.2 0.3 6.4 8.7 1.35
11 Charley Noble* 19 2 1 .667 4.50 8 8 0 0 0 40.0 42 30 20 1 19 0 26 0 0 2 1.525 9.4 0.2 4.3 5.8 1.37
12 Steve Skaggs 20 5 0 1.000 1.83 11 7 2 1 0 54.0 30 17 11 0 35 0 39 1 1 5 1.204 5.0 0.0 5.8 6.5 1.11
13 Les Straker 18 7 2 .778 2.35 12 12 1 1 0 69.0 46 29 18 0 37 0 54 1 2 3 1.203 6.0 0.0 4.8 7.0 1.46
14 Chris Wells 19 6 1 .857 5.29 18 0 0 0 1 34.0 29 20 20 1 37 0 26 0 0 1 1.941 7.7 0.3 9.8 6.9 0.70
14 Players 18.9 50 18 .735 3.44 68 68 56 12 6 15 592.0 507 317 226 19 363 10 505 13 3 38 1.470 7.7 0.3 5.5 7.7 1.39
* - 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
Dan Sarrett 48 343 40 8 4 .980 7.98 23
Jim Taylor 23 126 11 2 4 .986 5.96 6
Mike Sullivan 15 60 5 0 0 1.000 4.33 5

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Charlie Engel 68 580 31 21 38 .967 8.99
Jim Taylor 5 6 0 0 0 1.000 1.20
Dan Sarrett 2 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50
Skeeter Barnes 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
Ben Hayes 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Gary Redus 67 124 185 28 25 .917 4.61
Skeeter Barnes 3 2 6 0 0 1.000 2.67
Tom Lawless 1 1 2 0 0 1.000 3.00

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Nick Esasky 61 62 88 22 6 .872 2.46
Skeeter Barnes 10 3 18 12 0 .636 2.10
Mike Sullivan 1 1 0 1 0 .500 1.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Tom Lawless 62 116 184 24 34 .926 4.84
Skeeter Barnes 9 5 19 1 1 .960 2.67
Eski Viltz 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Lee Hover 67 80 8 6 1 .936 1.31
Eski Viltz 61 132 10 8 2 .947 2.33
Skeeter Barnes 43 45 7 3 1 .945 1.21
Greg McKinney 24 28 2 3 0 .909 1.25
Wilson Mateo 21 18 0 2 1 .900 0.86
Chris Stropolo 9 9 1 1 0 .909 1.11
Cary Hornaman 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Alex Neely 25 1 5 0 0 1.000 0.24
John LoCascio 21 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.05
Byron Jackson 20 1 10 2 0 .846 0.55
Chris Wells 18 5 5 3 1 .769 0.56
Ben Hayes 16 1 5 1 0 .857 0.38
Chuck McKinney 15 4 7 4 0 .733 0.73
Jeff Mihlbachler 13 2 19 0 1 1.000 1.62
Wayne Guinn 12 6 14 0 1 1.000 1.67
Les Straker 12 6 12 1 2 .947 1.50
Steve Skaggs 11 4 9 0 0 1.000 1.18
Larry Jackson 8 0 3 2 0 .600 0.38
Charley Noble 8 1 6 0 1 1.000 0.88
Charlie Engel 3 0 0 0 0 0.00
Roger Glynn 2 0 4 0 0 1.000 2.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Skeeter Barnes 21 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Mar 3, 1957 Cincinnati, OH, US
Charlie Engel 22 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Sep 26, 1955
Nick Esasky 18 R R 6' 3.0" 200 Feb 24, 1960 Hialeah, FL, US
Roger Glynn 21 L L 6' 5.0" 235 1957
Wayne Guinn 18 R R 6' 3.0" 185 Aug 4, 1959
Ben Hayes 20 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Aug 4, 1957 Niagara Falls, NY, US
Cary Hornaman 21 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Feb 25, 1957
Lee Hover 22 R R 5' 8.0" 155 Oct 31, 1955
Byron Jackson 18 R R 6' 3.0" 190 Oct 31, 1959
Larry Jackson 18 R R 6' 7.0" 198 Sep 5, 1959
Tom Lawless 21 R R 5' 11.0" 170 Dec 19, 1956 Erie, PA, US
John LoCascio 18 L L 6' 0.0" 175 Feb 22, 1960
Wilson Mateo 18 R R 5' 11.0" 150 1960
Chuck McKinney 17 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Jul 3, 1960
Greg McKinney 19 L R 6' 2.0" 175 May 2, 1959
Jeff Mihlbachler 19 R R 6' 2.0" 165 Jun 30, 1959
Alex Neely 21 R R 6' 6.0" 230 Jan 15, 1957 Riverton, WY, US
Charley Noble 19 L L 6' 0.0" 170 Jan 12, 1959
Gary Redus 21 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Nov 1, 1956 Tanner, AL, US
Dan Sarrett 20 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Jun 7, 1958
Steve Skaggs 20 R R 6' 5.0" 210 Aug 1, 1957
Les Straker 18 R R 6' 1.0" 193 Oct 10, 1959 Ciudad Bolivar, Bolivar, VE
Chris Stropolo 18 L L 5' 10.0" 170 Nov 29, 1959
Mike Sullivan 18 R R 6' 1.0" 185 May 16, 1960
Jim Taylor 18 R R 5' 11.0" 185 Dec 21, 1959
Eski Viltz 18 S R 5' 10.0" 150 Mar 6, 1960
Chris Wells 19 R R 6' 1.0" 170 Apr 12, 1959

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