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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
RkNameAgeGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBGDPHBPSHSFIBB
1James Barbe231315624789114317218993277110.299.395.456.851218124
2William Buchan20715103000000053.000.333.000.3330000
3James Capowski20101382317347080750124667.221.339.312.651991243
4Ronald Carney*2211846140358121252106823134131.300.366.447.813180557
5Joseph Carroll23742311962950183425823242.255.364.439.80286201
6Ron Gooch2144184148294260320543428.284.418.385.80357020
7Bobby Hallgren*21592191863445100621913239.242.356.392.74973100
8David Hibner19572191602430820211714944.188.386.263.64942442
9Mike Jirschele19722672034339732211335070.192.368.286.65458761
10Bob Johnson18762482032345120433504054.222.347.340.68769032
11Cameron Killebrew222710575131450111222726.187.400.293.69322102
12Victor Mabee2054167143204270321722134.294.386.406.79158111
13James Matthews202678601113000143168.217.397.217.61413200
14Arnold McCrary*22782081703346311131843121.271.386.318.70454160
15David Peterson2171243201244470429413346.219.335.313.64863342
16Miguel Pizzaro*2171185165284372119721214.261.317.345.66257251
17Steven Righetti20752712483361171327121832.246.299.359.65889203
18Billy Simpson2039138115162812009521932.243.362.348.71040301
19Wayne Tolleson#22702552123557410211994030.269.385.297.68263030
20George Wright#19110421335668316112725107049.248.384.310.695104673
21Jeffrey Zitek*203110284182412116811513.286.394.381.77532030
21 Players20.8140496541126971040190206955218466712801.253.368.359.727147753553329
* - 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
RkNameAgeWLW-L%ERAGGSGFCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBIBBSOHBPBKWPBFWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9SO/W
1John Butcher21109.5263.332423720154.01508157127731032261.4748.80.74.56.01.34
2Ted Davis1933.5004.5027400178.08044392575682061.7569.20.26.67.81.19
3Harold Kelly2072.7783.3212921065.06034242342493091.4468.30.34.76.81.44
4Charles Lamson*211011.4763.942625610160.0155977069601551191.5698.70.35.48.71.61
5William LaRosa21101.0005.5716000121.02114135172210031.8109.02.17.39.01.24
6Ed Lynch2279.4383.291818710123.012255458331792351.2608.90.62.45.82.39
7Mark Mercer*2483.7272.73480001679.05832243545870151.4186.60.36.29.91.61
8Linvel Mosby1821.6675.735500022.02414140210100092.0459.80.08.64.10.48
9Patrick Nelson1954.5564.89161420070.07958389491423051.82910.21.26.35.40.86
10Steven Nielsen23611.3533.483015512132.013262514624749331.4709.00.34.25.01.19
11Michael Odum*2431.7502.8910631053.03218173320361121.2085.40.55.46.11.13
12Michael Vickers*2001.0005.6811100019.01816120200131032.0008.50.09.56.20.65
13Charles Viskocil2401.0009.005100011.0151411112030112.45512.30.89.82.50.25
14Len Whitehouse*2066.5004.3032820192.08960447575792151.5878.70.75.67.71.39
15Wesley Williams2013.2502.674420027.022980120184001.2597.30.04.06.01.50
15 Players21.37367.5213.80140140104369211106.0105264246762633288373013711.5248.60.55.26.81.32
* - 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

NameGCGPOAEDPFld%RF/GPBSBCSCS%lgCS%PO
Bob Johnson7642748156.9696.2519
David Peterson684103376.9846.5112
William Buchan7191001.0002.861

1B

NameGCGPOAEDPFld%RF/GlgCS%PO
James Barbe12811716414127.9899.65
Ronald Carney511112.9232.40
David Peterson3230011.0007.67
Victor Mabee160001.0006.00
Arnold McCrary140011.0004.00

2B

NameGCGPOAEDPFld%RF/GlgCS%PO
Mike Jirschele691172271755.9534.99
Ron Gooch44931191437.9384.82
James Matthews11142838.9333.82
James Capowski9162319.9754.33
Victor Mabee47522.8573.00

3B

NameGCGPOAEDPFld%RF/GlgCS%PO
James Capowski78411151716.9022.00
Steven Righetti5530871213.9072.13
Wayne Tolleson49541221619.9173.59
James Matthews532011.0001.00
Jeffrey Zitek211001.0001.00
Mike Jirschele12210.8004.00

SS

NameGCGPOAEDPFld%RF/GlgCS%PO
David Hibner55781453343.8714.05
Jeffrey Zitek2733671514.8703.70
Wayne Tolleson223153414.9553.82
James Capowski56823.8752.80
James Matthews36412.9093.33
Mike Jirschele11220.6003.00

OF

NameGCGPOAEDPFld%RF/GlgCS%PO
Ronald Carney11313914102.9391.35
George Wright1062031576.9692.06
Joseph Carroll6357712.9851.02
Miguel Pizzaro5656552.9241.09
Arnold McCrary3733221.9460.95
Billy Simpson3332630.9271.15
Bobby Hallgren3141230.9351.39
Cameron Killebrew13150001.0001.15
James Capowski451001.0001.50

P

NameGCGPOAEDPFld%RF/GlgCS%PO
Mark Mercer4851522.9090.42
Len Whitehouse3222022.9170.69
Steven Nielsen3072922.9471.20
Ted Davis2702035.8700.74
Charles Lamson2672730.9191.31
John Butcher24122532.9251.54
Ed Lynch1862533.9121.72
William LaRosa160111.5000.06
Patrick Nelson1611540.8001.00
Harold Kelly1261330.8641.58
Michael Vickers1124001.0000.55
Michael Odum1021530.8501.70
Linvel Mosby50210.6670.40
Charles Viskocil511001.0000.40
Wesley Williams42210.8001.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
NameAgeBTHtWtDoBBirthplace
James Barbe23RR6' 0.0"Oct 16, 1954
William Buchan20RR6' 0.0"190Nov 18, 1957
John Butcher21RR6' 4.0"185Mar 8, 1957Glendale, CA, US
James Capowski20RR6' 2.0"165Oct 18, 1957Yonkers, NY, US
Ronald Carney22LL6' 0.0"170Nov 24, 1955
Joseph Carroll23RR6' 2.0"190Jun 30, 1955
Ted Davis19RR6' 5.0"196Sep 16, 1958Cheverly, MD, US
Ron Gooch21RR5' 11.0"165Apr 16, 1957
Bobby Hallgren21LR6' 0.0"170Oct 11, 1956
David Hibner19RR5' 10.0"180Oct 15, 1958
Mike Jirschele19RR5' 11.0"185Mar 3, 1959Clintonville, WI, US
Bob Johnson18RR6' 3.0"195Jul 31, 1959Dallas, TX, US
Harold Kelly20RR6' 1.0"170Oct 8, 1957Tampa, FL, US
Cameron Killebrew22RR5' 11.0"1801956
Charles Lamson21LL6' 5.0"200Sep 30, 1956
William LaRosa21RR6' 0.0"180Jul 4, 1956
Ed Lynch22RR6' 6.0"230Feb 25, 1956Brooklyn, NY, US
Victor Mabee20RR6' 0.0"170Oct 9, 1957Palo Alto, CA, US
James Matthews20RR6' 3.0"210Aug 31, 1957Cordele, GA, US
Arnold McCrary22LL5' 10.0"175Apr 22, 1956
Mark Mercer24LL6' 5.0"220May 22, 1954Fort Bragg, NC, US
Linvel Mosby18RR6' 2.0"189Aug 3, 1959
Patrick Nelson19RR6' 1.0"190Jan 3, 1959
Steven Nielsen23RR6' 3.0"200Jun 16, 1955
Michael Odum24RL6' 0.0"1701954
David Peterson21RR6' 0.0"180Mar 21, 1957
Miguel Pizzaro21LL5' 11.0"1801957
Steven Righetti20RR5' 11.0"175Sep 26, 1957
Billy Simpson20RR6' 2.0"185Aug 9, 1957San Diego, CA, US
Wayne Tolleson22SR5' 9.0"160Nov 22, 1955Spartanburg, SC, US
Michael Vickers20RL6' 0.0"185Feb 28, 1958
Charles Viskocil24RR6' 0.0"175Feb 22, 1954
Len Whitehouse20LL5' 11.0"175Sep 10, 1957Burlington, VT, US
Wesley Williams20RR6' 3.0"180Aug 9, 1957
George Wright19SR5' 11.0"180Dec 22, 1958Oklahoma City, OK, US
Jeffrey Zitek20LR6' 0.0"175Jul 1, 1957

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