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1978 Asheville Tourists

1978 > Class A > 1978 Western Carolinas League
Overall: 73-67
Scored 697 runs, Allowed 642 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 75-65

Affiliation: Texas Rangers-AL
Manager: n/a
Represented: Asheville, 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 James Barbe 23 131 562 478 91 143 17 2 18 99 3 2 77 110 .299 .395 .456 .851 218 1 2 4
2 William Buchan 20 7 15 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0
3 James Capowski 20 101 382 317 34 70 8 0 7 50 1 2 46 67 .221 .339 .312 .651 99 12 4 3
4 Ronald Carney* 22 118 461 403 58 121 25 2 10 68 23 13 41 31 .300 .366 .447 .813 180 5 5 7
5 Joseph Carroll 23 74 231 196 29 50 18 3 4 25 8 2 32 42 .255 .364 .439 .802 86 2 0 1
6 Ron Gooch 21 44 184 148 29 42 6 0 3 20 5 4 34 28 .284 .418 .385 .803 57 0 2 0
7 Bobby Hallgren* 21 59 219 186 34 45 10 0 6 21 9 1 32 39 .242 .356 .392 .749 73 1 0 0
8 David Hibner 19 57 219 160 24 30 8 2 0 21 17 1 49 44 .188 .386 .263 .649 42 4 4 2
9 Mike Jirschele 19 72 267 203 43 39 7 3 2 21 13 3 50 70 .192 .368 .286 .654 58 7 6 1
10 Bob Johnson 18 76 248 203 23 45 12 0 4 33 5 0 40 54 .222 .347 .340 .687 69 0 3 2
11 Cameron Killebrew 22 27 105 75 13 14 5 0 1 11 2 2 27 26 .187 .400 .293 .693 22 1 0 2
12 Victor Mabee 20 54 167 143 20 42 7 0 3 21 7 2 21 34 .294 .386 .406 .791 58 1 1 1
13 James Matthews 20 26 78 60 11 13 0 0 0 1 4 3 16 8 .217 .397 .217 .614 13 2 0 0
14 Arnold McCrary* 22 78 208 170 33 46 3 1 1 13 18 4 31 21 .271 .386 .318 .704 54 1 6 0
15 David Peterson 21 71 243 201 24 44 7 0 4 29 4 1 33 46 .219 .335 .313 .648 63 3 4 2
16 Miguel Pizzaro* 21 71 185 165 28 43 7 2 1 19 7 2 12 14 .261 .317 .345 .662 57 2 5 1
17 Steven Righetti 20 75 271 248 33 61 17 1 3 27 1 2 18 32 .246 .299 .359 .658 89 2 0 3
18 Billy Simpson 20 39 138 115 16 28 12 0 0 9 5 2 19 32 .243 .362 .348 .710 40 3 0 1
19 Wayne Tolleson# 22 70 255 212 35 57 4 1 0 21 19 9 40 30 .269 .385 .297 .682 63 0 3 0
20 George Wright# 19 110 421 335 66 83 16 1 1 27 25 10 70 49 .248 .384 .310 .695 104 6 7 3
21 Jeffrey Zitek* 20 31 102 84 18 24 1 2 1 16 8 1 15 13 .286 .394 .381 .775 32 0 3 0
21 Players 20.8 140 4965 4112 697 1040 190 20 69 552 184 66 712 801 .253 .368 .359 .727 1477 53 55 33 29
* - 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 John Butcher 21 10 9 .526 3.33 24 23 7 2 0 154.0 150 81 57 12 77 3 103 2 2 6 1.474 8.8 0.7 4.5 6.0 1.34
2 Ted Davis 19 3 3 .500 4.50 27 4 0 0 1 78.0 80 44 39 2 57 5 68 2 0 6 1.756 9.2 0.2 6.6 7.8 1.19
3 Harold Kelly 20 7 2 .778 3.32 12 9 2 1 0 65.0 60 34 24 2 34 2 49 3 0 9 1.446 8.3 0.3 4.7 6.8 1.44
4 Charles Lamson* 21 10 11 .476 3.94 26 25 6 1 0 160.0 155 97 70 6 96 0 155 1 1 9 1.569 8.7 0.3 5.4 8.7 1.61
5 William LaRosa 21 1 0 1.000 5.57 16 0 0 0 1 21.0 21 14 13 5 17 2 21 0 0 3 1.810 9.0 2.1 7.3 9.0 1.24
6 Ed Lynch 22 7 9 .438 3.29 18 18 7 1 0 123.0 122 55 45 8 33 1 79 2 3 5 1.260 8.9 0.6 2.4 5.8 2.39
7 Mark Mercer* 24 8 3 .727 2.73 48 0 0 0 16 79.0 58 32 24 3 54 5 87 0 1 5 1.418 6.6 0.3 6.2 9.9 1.61
8 Linvel Mosby 18 2 1 .667 5.73 5 5 0 0 0 22.0 24 14 14 0 21 0 10 0 0 9 2.045 9.8 0.0 8.6 4.1 0.48
9 Patrick Nelson 19 5 4 .556 4.89 16 14 2 0 0 70.0 79 58 38 9 49 1 42 3 0 5 1.829 10.2 1.2 6.3 5.4 0.86
10 Steven Nielsen 23 6 11 .353 3.48 30 15 5 1 2 132.0 132 62 51 4 62 4 74 9 3 3 1.470 9.0 0.3 4.2 5.0 1.19
11 Michael Odum* 24 3 1 .750 2.89 10 6 3 1 0 53.0 32 18 17 3 32 0 36 1 1 2 1.208 5.4 0.5 5.4 6.1 1.13
12 Michael Vickers* 20 0 1 .000 5.68 11 1 0 0 0 19.0 18 16 12 0 20 0 13 1 0 3 2.000 8.5 0.0 9.5 6.2 0.65
13 Charles Viskocil 24 0 1 .000 9.00 5 1 0 0 0 11.0 15 14 11 1 12 0 3 0 1 1 2.455 12.3 0.8 9.8 2.5 0.25
14 Len Whitehouse* 20 6 6 .500 4.30 32 8 2 0 1 92.0 89 60 44 7 57 5 79 2 1 5 1.587 8.7 0.7 5.6 7.7 1.39
15 Wesley Williams 20 1 3 .250 2.67 4 4 2 0 0 27.0 22 9 8 0 12 0 18 4 0 0 1.259 7.3 0.0 4.0 6.0 1.50
15 Players 21.3 73 67 .521 3.80 140 140 104 36 9 21 1106.0 1052 642 467 62 633 28 837 30 13 71 1.524 8.6 0.5 5.2 6.8 1.32
* - 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
Bob Johnson 76 427 48 15 6 .969 6.25 19
David Peterson 68 410 33 7 6 .984 6.51 12
William Buchan 7 19 1 0 0 1.000 2.86 1

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
James Barbe 128 1171 64 14 127 .989 9.65
Ronald Carney 5 11 1 1 2 .923 2.40
David Peterson 3 23 0 0 1 1.000 7.67
Victor Mabee 1 6 0 0 0 1.000 6.00
Arnold McCrary 1 4 0 0 1 1.000 4.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mike Jirschele 69 117 227 17 55 .953 4.99
Ron Gooch 44 93 119 14 37 .938 4.82
James Matthews 11 14 28 3 8 .933 3.82
James Capowski 9 16 23 1 9 .975 4.33
Victor Mabee 4 7 5 2 2 .857 3.00

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
James Capowski 78 41 115 17 16 .902 2.00
Steven Righetti 55 30 87 12 13 .907 2.13
Wayne Tolleson 49 54 122 16 19 .917 3.59
James Matthews 5 3 2 0 1 1.000 1.00
Jeffrey Zitek 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.00
Mike Jirschele 1 2 2 1 0 .800 4.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
David Hibner 55 78 145 33 43 .871 4.05
Jeffrey Zitek 27 33 67 15 14 .870 3.70
Wayne Tolleson 22 31 53 4 14 .955 3.82
James Capowski 5 6 8 2 3 .875 2.80
James Matthews 3 6 4 1 2 .909 3.33
Mike Jirschele 1 1 2 2 0 .600 3.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ronald Carney 113 139 14 10 2 .939 1.35
George Wright 106 203 15 7 6 .969 2.06
Joseph Carroll 63 57 7 1 2 .985 1.02
Miguel Pizzaro 56 56 5 5 2 .924 1.09
Arnold McCrary 37 33 2 2 1 .946 0.95
Billy Simpson 33 32 6 3 0 .927 1.15
Bobby Hallgren 31 41 2 3 0 .935 1.39
Cameron Killebrew 13 15 0 0 0 1.000 1.15
James Capowski 4 5 1 0 0 1.000 1.50

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mark Mercer 48 5 15 2 2 .909 0.42
Len Whitehouse 32 2 20 2 2 .917 0.69
Steven Nielsen 30 7 29 2 2 .947 1.20
Ted Davis 27 0 20 3 5 .870 0.74
Charles Lamson 26 7 27 3 0 .919 1.31
John Butcher 24 12 25 3 2 .925 1.54
Ed Lynch 18 6 25 3 3 .912 1.72
William LaRosa 16 0 1 1 1 .500 0.06
Patrick Nelson 16 1 15 4 0 .800 1.00
Harold Kelly 12 6 13 3 0 .864 1.58
Michael Vickers 11 2 4 0 0 1.000 0.55
Michael Odum 10 2 15 3 0 .850 1.70
Linvel Mosby 5 0 2 1 0 .667 0.40
Charles Viskocil 5 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.40
Wesley Williams 4 2 2 1 0 .800 1.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
James Barbe 23 R R 6' 0.0" Oct 16, 1954
William Buchan 20 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Nov 18, 1957
John Butcher 21 R R 6' 4.0" 185 Mar 8, 1957 Glendale, CA, US
James Capowski 20 R R 6' 2.0" 165 Oct 18, 1957 Yonkers, NY, US
Ronald Carney 22 L L 6' 0.0" 170 Nov 24, 1955
Joseph Carroll 23 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Jun 30, 1955
Ted Davis 19 R R 6' 5.0" 196 Sep 16, 1958 Cheverly, MD, US
Ron Gooch 21 R R 5' 11.0" 165 Apr 16, 1957
Bobby Hallgren 21 L R 6' 0.0" 170 Oct 11, 1956
David Hibner 19 R R 5' 10.0" 180 Oct 15, 1958
Mike Jirschele 19 R R 5' 11.0" 185 Mar 3, 1959 Clintonville, WI, US
Bob Johnson 18 R R 6' 3.0" 195 Jul 31, 1959 Dallas, TX, US
Harold Kelly 20 R R 6' 1.0" 170 Oct 8, 1957 Tampa, FL, US
Cameron Killebrew 22 R R 5' 11.0" 180 1956
Charles Lamson 21 L L 6' 5.0" 200 Sep 30, 1956
William LaRosa 21 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Jul 4, 1956
Ed Lynch 22 R R 6' 6.0" 230 Feb 25, 1956 Brooklyn, NY, US
Victor Mabee 20 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Oct 9, 1957 Palo Alto, CA, US
James Matthews 20 R R 6' 3.0" 210 Aug 31, 1957 Cordele, GA, US
Arnold McCrary 22 L L 5' 10.0" 175 Apr 22, 1956
Mark Mercer 24 L L 6' 5.0" 220 May 22, 1954 Fort Bragg, NC, US
Linvel Mosby 18 R R 6' 2.0" 189 Aug 3, 1959
Patrick Nelson 19 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Jan 3, 1959
Steven Nielsen 23 R R 6' 3.0" 200 Jun 16, 1955
Michael Odum 24 R L 6' 0.0" 170 1954
David Peterson 21 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Mar 21, 1957
Miguel Pizzaro 21 L L 5' 11.0" 180 1957
Steven Righetti 20 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Sep 26, 1957
Billy Simpson 20 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Aug 9, 1957 San Diego, CA, US
Wayne Tolleson 22 S R 5' 9.0" 160 Nov 22, 1955 Spartanburg, SC, US
Michael Vickers 20 R L 6' 0.0" 185 Feb 28, 1958
Charles Viskocil 24 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Feb 22, 1954
Len Whitehouse 20 L L 5' 11.0" 175 Sep 10, 1957 Burlington, VT, US
Wesley Williams 20 R R 6' 3.0" 180 Aug 9, 1957
George Wright 19 S R 5' 11.0" 180 Dec 22, 1958 Oklahoma City, OK, US
Jeffrey Zitek 20 L R 6' 0.0" 175 Jul 1, 1957

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