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1978 Syracuse Chiefs

1978 > Class AAA > 1978 International League
Overall: 50-90
Scored 548 runs, Allowed 702 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 54-86

Affiliation: Toronto Blue Jays-AL
Manager: Vern Benson
Represented: Syracuse, NY
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 Danny Ainge 19 119 416 389 33 89 10 1 4 30 4 3 18 74 .229 .263 .290 .553 113 0 9 0
2 Butch Alberts 28 129 515 455 62 136 25 4 9 71 2 4 46 59 .299 .366 .431 .797 196 6 2 6
3 Jack Baker 28 37 95 92 13 24 4 1 5 24 0 0 2 32 .261 .274 .489 .763 45 0 0 1
4 Steve Bowling 26 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
5 Andrew Dyes 24 10 41 35 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 13 .114 .225 .114 .339 4 1 1 0
6 Sam Ewing* 29 8 36 30 3 7 0 0 1 5 0 1 6 5 .233 .361 .333 .694 10 0 0 0
7 Jeffrey Geach 27 56 223 209 17 48 7 3 3 17 0 0 10 22 .230 .261 .335 .596 70 0 1 3
8 Garth Iorg 23 89 348 324 29 70 16 2 6 25 2 3 18 55 .216 .262 .333 .595 108 2 4 0
9 Pat Kelly 22 55 187 168 8 27 6 0 0 12 0 0 15 50 .161 .238 .196 .434 33 2 2 0
10 Sheldon Mallory* 24 95 372 319 52 86 19 4 10 40 15 3 46 53 .270 .369 .448 .818 143 5 1 1
11 Luis Melendez 28 96 367 322 43 83 15 3 2 35 0 0 30 41 .258 .320 .342 .662 110 2 8 5
12 Ken Pape 26 119 477 433 42 118 12 1 5 35 5 1 31 64 .273 .322 .339 .662 147 3 5 5
13 Tommy Sandt 27 100 381 330 44 81 7 4 4 32 0 1 45 38 .245 .340 .327 .668 108 3 2 1
14 Hector Torres 32 111 373 344 37 71 10 2 7 42 1 0 16 54 .206 .240 .308 .548 106 1 6 6 Stats for 2 teams
15 Greg Wells 24 29 108 100 13 25 4 0 3 14 0 0 5 18 .250 .299 .380 .679 38 2 1 0
16 Ernie Whitt* 26 121 452 399 50 98 16 3 12 53 0 4 45 35 .246 .322 .391 .713 156 2 2 4
17 Al Woods* 24 81 332 287 47 89 13 1 11 49 2 1 42 24 .310 .401 .477 .878 137 2 0 1
18 Gary Woods 23 133 586 504 74 136 33 6 13 45 20 12 70 100 .270 .362 .437 .798 220 5 3 4
18 Players 25.4 140 5114 4560 548 1151 190 34 91 502 51 33 441 722 .252 .321 .369 .690 1682 35 43 35 33
* - 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 Jack Baker 28 2 0 1.000 3.32 11 2 0 0 0 38.0 30 17 14 3 19 0 22 2 0 4 1.289 7.1 0.7 4.5 5.2 1.16
2 Tom Buskey 31 7 13 .350 2.95 45 4 3 0 9 119.0 113 51 39 7 41 5 62 2 1 0 1.294 8.5 0.5 3.1 4.7 1.51
3 Jeff Byrd 21 0 3 .000 8.13 7 7 1 0 0 31.0 33 31 28 0 24 0 18 1 1 3 1.839 9.6 0.0 7.0 5.2 0.75
4 Victor Cruz 20 3 2 .600 4.50 25 0 0 0 5 42.0 31 23 21 4 35 0 56 4 0 2 1.571 6.6 0.9 7.5 12.0 1.60
5 Mike Darr 22 6 16 .273 4.06 29 29 6 0 0 175.0 167 99 79 6 141 3 133 3 0 23 1.760 8.6 0.3 7.3 6.8 0.94
6 Butch Edge 21 2 10 .167 5.30 28 21 1 0 0 107.0 127 77 63 2 81 2 65 0 0 13 1.944 10.7 0.2 6.8 5.5 0.80
7 Chuck Fore 22 0 1 .000 3.60 3 3 0 0 0 15.0 17 9 6 1 8 0 11 0 0 0 1.667 10.2 0.6 4.8 6.6 1.38
8 Steve Grilli 29 9 12 .429 3.96 32 20 6 1 0 157.0 150 84 69 10 96 7 84 3 1 15 1.567 8.6 0.6 5.5 4.8 0.88
9 Phil Huffman 20 1 1 .500 4.91 2 2 0 0 0 11.0 14 6 6 2 6 0 7 0 0 1 1.818 11.5 1.6 4.9 5.7 1.17
10 Ken Pape 26 0 0 18.00 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4.000 36.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
11 Mike Pazik* 28 1 0 1.000 5.54 4 0 0 0 0 13.0 15 8 8 4 3 0 2 0 0 0 1.385 10.4 2.8 2.1 1.4 0.67
12 Luis Quintana* 26 3 4 .429 3.68 32 3 0 0 2 88.0 99 40 36 11 18 4 56 4 0 1 1.330 10.1 1.1 1.8 5.7 3.11
13 Ken Reynolds* 31 7 10 .412 4.32 28 23 8 2 2 148.0 139 88 71 18 73 1 98 5 0 8 1.432 8.5 1.1 4.4 6.0 1.34
14 Ed Ricks 27 0 1 .000 31.50 2 1 0 0 0 2.0 8 7 7 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 5.000 36.0 0.0 9.0 4.5 0.50
15 Mike Stanton 25 6 12 .333 5.48 31 25 2 0 0 143.0 155 110 87 8 105 1 116 7 1 7 1.818 9.8 0.5 6.6 7.3 1.10
16 Dave Wallace 30 3 5 .375 4.28 35 0 0 0 2 82.0 78 46 39 9 48 3 54 6 0 3 1.537 8.6 1.0 5.3 5.9 1.13
17 Randy Wiens 21 0 0 6.00 4 0 0 0 0 6.0 10 4 4 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1.833 15.0 1.5 1.5 3.0 2.00
17 Players 26.1 50 90 .357 4.43 140 140 113 27 4 20 1177.0 1190 702 579 86 701 26 787 37 4 81 1.607 9.1 0.7 5.4 6.0 1.12
* - 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
Ernie Whitt 92 512 59 4 7 .993 6.21 16
Pat Kelly 53 308 26 15 4 .957 6.30 6
Tommy Sandt 2 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 0

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Butch Alberts 41 319 25 4 36 .989 8.39
Sheldon Mallory 36 255 18 3 18 .989 7.58
Greg Wells 29 234 8 3 29 .988 8.34
Ernie Whitt 20 153 18 2 11 .988 8.55
Tommy Sandt 14 104 6 0 8 1.000 7.86
Jack Baker 11 76 6 5 8 .943 7.45

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Tommy Sandt 67 166 164 4 47 .988 4.93
Garth Iorg 39 94 91 6 23 .969 4.74
Hector Torres 35 75 92 3 19 .982 4.77 Stats for 2 teams
Danny Ainge 22 42 63 3 14 .972 4.77
Jeffrey Geach 9 17 16 1 4 .971 3.67
Ken Pape 1 0 3 1 1 .750 3.00

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ken Pape 70 48 121 16 7 .914 2.41
Garth Iorg 44 35 95 5 12 .963 2.95
Jeffrey Geach 18 11 30 7 5 .854 2.28
Tommy Sandt 13 10 15 5 0 .833 1.92
Steve Bowling 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Danny Ainge 96 164 265 26 43 .943 4.47
Hector Torres 73 92 220 19 38 .943 4.27 Stats for 2 teams
Garth Iorg 6 12 18 0 6 1.000 5.00
Tommy Sandt 4 7 12 2 2 .905 4.75

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Gary Woods 132 316 8 11 0 .967 2.45
Luis Melendez 88 158 6 6 3 .965 1.86
Al Woods 76 145 7 4 0 .974 2.00
Sheldon Mallory 47 77 3 2 2 .976 1.70
Jeffrey Geach 31 47 3 2 0 .962 1.61
Butch Alberts 27 45 2 2 0 .959 1.74
Ken Pape 13 27 2 1 0 .967 2.23
Andrew Dyes 10 19 2 2 0 .913 2.10
Ernie Whitt 5 8 2 1 0 .909 2.00
Greg Wells 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Tom Buskey 45 8 21 3 0 .906 0.64
Dave Wallace 35 4 6 0 0 1.000 0.29
Steve Grilli 32 6 27 4 1 .892 1.03
Luis Quintana 32 3 16 3 0 .864 0.59
Mike Stanton 31 12 23 4 1 .897 1.13
Mike Darr 29 11 18 4 2 .879 1.00
Butch Edge 28 7 12 3 1 .864 0.68
Ken Reynolds 28 5 31 3 3 .923 1.29
Victor Cruz 25 1 2 0 0 1.000 0.12
Jack Baker 11 1 6 0 2 1.000 0.64
Jeff Byrd 7 2 7 0 0 1.000 1.29
Mike Pazik 4 0 0 0 0 0.00
Randy Wiens 4 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.25
Chuck Fore 3 0 4 0 0 1.000 1.33
Phil Huffman 2 0 0 0 0 0.00
Ed Ricks 2 0 0 0 0 0.00
Ken Pape 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Danny Ainge 19 R R 6' 4.0" 175 Mar 17, 1959 Eugene, OR, US
Butch Alberts 28 R R 6' 2.0" 205 May 4, 1950 Williamsport, PA, US
Jack Baker 28 R R 6' 5.0" 225 May 4, 1950 Birmingham, AL, US
Steve Bowling 26 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Jun 26, 1952 Tulsa, OK, US
Tom Buskey 31 R R 6' 3.0" 200 Feb 20, 1947 Harrisburg, PA, US
Jeff Byrd 21 R R 6' 3.0" 195 Nov 11, 1956 La Mesa, CA, US
Victor Cruz 20 R R 5' 9.0" 174 Dec 24, 1957 Rancho Viejo, La Vega, DO
Mike Darr 22 R R 6' 4.0" 190 Mar 23, 1956 Pomona, CA, US
Andrew Dyes 24 R R 6' 2.0" 212 Dec 2, 1953 Richmond, CA, US
Butch Edge 21 R R 6' 3.0" 203 Jul 18, 1956 Houston, TX, US
Sam Ewing 29 L L 6' 3.0" 200 Apr 9, 1949 Lewisburg, TN, US
Chuck Fore 22 L R 6' 3.0" 198 Sep 9, 1955 Flomaton, AL, US
Jeffrey Geach 27 R R 5' 11.0" 160 Nov 6, 1950 Clendale, CA, US
Steve Grilli 29 R R 6' 2.0" 170 May 2, 1949 Brooklyn, NY, US
Phil Huffman 20 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Jun 20, 1958 Freeport, TX, US
Garth Iorg 23 R R 5' 11.0" 170 Oct 12, 1954 Arcata, CA, US
Pat Kelly 22 R R 6' 3.0" 210 Aug 27, 1955 Santa Maria, CA, US
Sheldon Mallory 24 L L 6' 2.0" 175 Jul 16, 1953 Argo, IL, US
Luis Melendez 28 R R 6' 0.0" 165 Aug 11, 1949 Aibonito, PR
Ken Pape 26 R R 5' 11.0" 195 Oct 1, 1951 San Antonio, TX, US
Mike Pazik 28 L L 6' 2.0" 195 Jan 26, 1950 Lynn, MA, US
Luis Quintana 26 L L 6' 2.0" 175 Dec 25, 1951 Vega Baja, PR
Ken Reynolds 31 L L 6' 0.0" 180 Jan 4, 1947 Trevose, PA, US
Ed Ricks 27 R R 6' 4.0" 190 Jan 5, 1951
Tommy Sandt 27 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Dec 22, 1950 Brooklyn, NY, US
Mike Stanton 25 S R 6' 2.0" 205 Sep 25, 1952 St. Louis, MO, US
Hector Torres 32 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Sep 16, 1945 Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, MX
Dave Wallace 30 R R 5' 10.0" 185 Sep 7, 1947 Waterbury, CT, US
Greg Wells 24 R R 6' 5.0" 218 Apr 25, 1954 McIntosh, AL, US
Ernie Whitt 26 L R 6' 2.0" 200 Jun 13, 1952 Detroit, MI, US
Randy Wiens 21 R R 6' 4.0" 190 1957
Al Woods 24 L L 6' 3.0" 190 Aug 8, 1953 Oakland, CA, US
Gary Woods 23 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Jul 20, 1954 Santa Barbara, CA, US

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