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1978 Shelby Reds

1978 > Class A > 1978 Western Carolinas League
Overall: 75-64
Scored 594 runs, Allowed 532 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 76-63

Affiliation: Cincinnati Reds-NL
Manager: Jim Lett
Represented: Shelby, NC
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 Russ Aldrich* 21 41 99 77 11 24 4 1 1 15 0 0 18 13 .312 .433 .429 .862 33 0 2 2
2 Mark Breitenbach 20 29 10 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 1 0
3 Jose Brito 18 30 28 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 16 .000 .136 .000 .136 0 0 6 0
4 Donald Carr 24 124 538 453 60 115 21 0 6 51 3 3 71 62 .254 .353 .340 .693 154 1 8 5
5 Steve Christmas* 20 106 421 352 53 88 10 0 9 40 2 1 56 22 .250 .351 .355 .706 125 2 5 6
6 Tom Foley* 18 124 493 424 55 98 19 1 2 41 8 2 50 43 .231 .315 .295 .610 125 5 7 7
7 Paul Gibson 18 24 25 19 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 5 .158 .333 .316 .649 6 0 1 0
8 Melvin Gosse* 22 28 37 22 3 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 10 9 .273 .500 .273 .773 6 0 5 0
9 Butch Harris 22 20 79 76 7 14 3 1 0 6 1 0 2 8 .184 .203 .250 .453 19 0 0 1
10 Dave Hoenstine 21 4 13 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .083 .154 .083 .237 1 0 0 0
11 Greg Hughes 19 26 29 19 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 5 8 .000 .222 .000 .222 0 1 2 2
12 Michael Kopsky 21 58 184 148 22 36 6 1 0 15 7 1 33 32 .243 .381 .297 .679 44 0 3 0
13 Bill Kuchar* 19 111 431 362 41 81 25 1 7 77 2 4 61 96 .224 .337 .356 .694 129 3 1 4
14 Gregg Lorenz 21 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
15 Jim McArdle 21 114 472 390 59 95 20 3 2 33 11 6 70 60 .244 .356 .326 .682 127 1 6 5
16 Greg Meyer 20 40 7 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 .333 .714 .333 1.048 1 0 0 0
17 James Mugele 22 24 52 40 3 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 9 15 .125 .288 .125 .413 5 1 0 2
18 Doug Neuenschwander 23 53 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 1 0
19 Thomas Norko 20 20 67 54 5 6 1 1 0 6 1 2 9 17 .111 .231 .167 .397 9 0 2 2
20 Antonio Ortiz* 20 9 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .200 .000 .200 0 0 0 0
21 Carlos Pimentel 18 112 441 389 54 101 14 1 3 34 9 4 38 76 .260 .326 .324 .650 126 1 12 1
22 Michael Ventress 23 70 248 180 32 39 12 0 2 29 2 3 58 29 .217 .412 .317 .728 57 3 5 2
23 Reggie Waller 23 128 546 430 84 112 14 7 13 63 9 10 102 70 .260 .401 .416 .817 179 1 10 3
24 Tom Watkins 23 120 484 427 59 95 13 3 9 63 16 1 38 63 .222 .287 .330 .617 141 4 7 8
25 Joel Willett 19 40 18 13 3 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 7 .385 .556 .462 1.017 6 0 0 0
25 Players 20.9 139 4737 3928 594 924 164 21 54 484 72 37 652 661 .235 .344 .329 .673 1292 23 84 50 36
* - 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 Mark Breitenbach 20 4 3 .571 2.34 29 3 1 0 4 77.0 74 39 20 2 25 1 42 2 0 5 1.286 8.6 0.2 2.9 4.9 1.68
2 Jose Brito 18 10 8 .556 3.66 30 25 4 1 0 155.0 132 74 63 10 67 1 107 4 2 5 1.284 7.7 0.6 3.9 6.2 1.60
3 Paul Gibson* 18 9 6 .600 3.02 24 22 4 2 0 140.0 106 57 47 6 71 0 71 1 0 8 1.264 6.8 0.4 4.6 4.6 1.00
4 Melvin Gosse* 22 7 12 .368 3.09 28 26 3 1 0 166.0 162 81 57 9 65 4 107 5 2 10 1.367 8.8 0.5 3.5 5.8 1.65
5 Greg Hughes 19 11 5 .688 2.14 26 26 5 2 0 164.0 134 64 39 8 61 3 57 5 1 11 1.189 7.4 0.4 3.3 3.1 0.93
6 Mark King 20 0 1 .000 9.00 1 1 0 0 0 3.0 3 3 3 0 4 0 1 0 0 1 2.333 9.0 0.0 12.0 3.0 0.25
7 Gregg Lorenz* 21 5 3 .625 3.71 11 10 5 0 0 63.0 49 27 26 5 25 0 36 2 0 4 1.175 7.0 0.7 3.6 5.1 1.44
8 Greg Meyer* 20 8 4 .667 3.48 40 0 0 0 2 62.0 53 30 24 5 62 3 52 2 0 2 1.855 7.7 0.7 9.0 7.5 0.84
9 Jeff Mihlbachler 19 1 0 1.000 4.20 8 5 0 0 0 30.0 43 18 14 1 14 2 22 0 1 0 1.900 12.9 0.3 4.2 6.6 1.57
10 Doug Neuenschwander 23 8 7 .533 2.72 53 0 0 0 15 76.0 48 26 23 3 52 8 76 1 1 6 1.316 5.7 0.4 6.2 9.0 1.46
11 Antonio Ortiz* 20 1 1 .500 4.50 9 2 0 0 1 16.0 20 8 8 0 14 0 7 1 0 0 2.125 11.2 0.0 7.9 3.9 0.50
12 Bill Scherrer* 20 0 2 .000 4.06 10 5 1 0 0 31.0 27 19 14 2 26 1 18 1 0 4 1.710 7.8 0.6 7.5 5.2 0.69
13 Joel Willett 19 5 6 .455 3.62 40 3 0 0 4 92.0 75 48 37 8 51 2 60 1 2 2 1.370 7.3 0.8 5.0 5.9 1.18
13 Players 20.0 75 64 .540 3.13 139 139 116 23 10 26 1077.0 928 532 375 59 537 25 656 25 9 58 1.360 7.8 0.5 4.5 5.5 1.22
* - 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
Steve Christmas 100 532 77 18 10 .971 6.09 20
Thomas Norko 19 105 15 1 4 .992 6.32 7
Russ Aldrich 16 67 9 1 2 .987 4.75 0

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bill Kuchar 107 863 42 25 119 .973 8.46
Michael Kopsky 9 76 5 0 4 1.000 9.00
Butch Harris 7 51 2 1 8 .981 7.57
Russ Aldrich 5 53 2 0 5 1.000 11.00
Reggie Waller 2 15 1 0 0 1.000 8.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Donald Carr 124 315 351 17 103 .975 5.37
James Mugele 3 1 3 0 0 1.000 1.33
Michael Kopsky 2 2 9 1 1 .917 5.50
Tom Watkins 2 6 5 1 1 .917 5.50

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Tom Watkins 106 88 231 28 24 .919 3.01
Michael Kopsky 21 14 34 6 4 .889 2.29
James Mugele 4 4 5 3 1 .750 2.25

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Tom Foley 121 217 352 30 98 .950 4.70
James Mugele 6 4 12 2 1 .889 2.67
Tom Watkins 3 5 5 1 2 .909 3.33

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Reggie Waller 125 241 11 8 3 .969 2.02
Jim McArdle 111 272 13 9 3 .969 2.57
Carlos Pimentel 81 127 7 9 1 .937 1.65
Michael Ventress 57 96 5 2 0 .981 1.77
Butch Harris 13 24 1 1 0 .962 1.92
Bill Kuchar 2 7 0 0 0 1.000 3.50

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Doug Neuenschwander 53 2 8 1 1 .909 0.19
Greg Meyer 40 0 13 0 1 1.000 0.33
Joel Willett 40 4 10 4 0 .778 0.35
Jose Brito 30 4 13 4 1 .810 0.57
Mark Breitenbach 29 5 18 1 3 .958 0.79
Melvin Gosse 28 9 29 1 2 .974 1.36
Greg Hughes 26 11 31 4 3 .913 1.62
Paul Gibson 24 4 19 2 0 .920 0.96
Gregg Lorenz 11 0 8 1 0 .889 0.73
Bill Scherrer 10 1 11 1 2 .923 1.20
Antonio Ortiz 9 0 5 0 0 1.000 0.56
Jeff Mihlbachler 8 2 7 1 1 .900 1.13
Mark King 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Russ Aldrich 21 L R 6' 0.0" 190 Oct 14, 1956
Mark Breitenbach 20 R R 6' 4.0" 190 Mar 5, 1958
Jose Brito 18 R R 6' 2.0" 155 Oct 28, 1959 Salcedo, Hermanas Mirabal, DO
Donald Carr 24 R R 5' 9.0" 165 1954
Steve Christmas 20 L R 6' 0.0" 190 Dec 9, 1957 Orlando, FL, US
Tom Foley 18 L R 6' 1.0" 175 Sep 9, 1959 Fort Benning, GA, US
Paul Gibson 18 R L 6' 0.0" 165 Jan 4, 1960 Southampton, NY, US
Melvin Gosse 22 L L 6' 1.0" 195 1956
Butch Harris 22 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Jan 2, 1956
Dave Hoenstine 21 R R 5' 11.0" 165 Jul 9, 1956
Greg Hughes 19 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Nov 22, 1958
Mark King 20 R R 6' 1.0" 195 1958
Michael Kopsky 21 R R 6' 3.0" 195 1957
Bill Kuchar 19 L L 6' 3.0" 190 Feb 11, 1959
Gregg Lorenz 21 R L 6' 5.0" 195 Mar 5, 1957
Jim McArdle 21 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Aug 12, 1956
Greg Meyer 20 R L 6' 0.0" 180 Nov 4, 1957
Jeff Mihlbachler 19 R R 6' 2.0" 165 Jun 30, 1959
James Mugele 22 R R 5' 11.0" 176 1956
Doug Neuenschwander 23 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Feb 2, 1955
Thomas Norko 20 R R 5' 11.0" 175 1958
Antonio Ortiz 20 L L 6' 2.0" 160 Jun 12, 1958
Carlos Pimentel 18 R R 6' 3.0" 180 Nov 10, 1959
Bill Scherrer 20 L L 6' 4.0" 170 Jan 20, 1958 Tonawanda, NY, US
Michael Ventress 23 R R 5' 9.0" 175 1955
Reggie Waller 23 R R 6' 3.0" 195 Apr 6, 1955
Tom Watkins 23 R R 5' 9.0" 165 Sep 4, 1954
Joel Willett 19 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Oct 19, 1958

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