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1978 Jacksonville Suns

1978 > Class AA > 1978 Southern League (East)
Overall: 73-69
Scored 577 runs, Allowed 500 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 80-62

Affiliation: Kansas City Royals-AL
Manager: Gordon MacKenzie
Represented: Jacksonville, FL
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1977 / 1979

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1German Barranca*21492031822244322131341917.242.313.313.62757020
2Mark Cunningham2564235210244973215241630.233.284.324.60868063
3Paul Djakonow26130521434661021841673407381.235.347.406.753176536
4George Enright2478269237255520018212425.232.301.241.54157134
5Jim Eschen#281014293414879101532978048.232.379.311.690106242
6Larry Foster2710643633665861521748559277.256.419.464.884156422
7Kevin Gillen*2111145340141103186747244334.257.327.384.711154072
8Robert Glass#2411443638148103140137333819.270.338.315.653120476
9John Haley205660200000001.333.333.333.6672000
10Kelly Heath2070261231296260324562525.268.337.333.67177032
11Tim Ireland#256628925035621042311352730.248.323.344.66786345
12Sammie Jones243540000010001.
13Douglas Nelson*2324110000000000. for 2 teams
14Mike Ondina*241415414705611123285311954100.236.313.345.6581621115
15Ken Phelps*2312449538165942001661109957.247.407.425.832162735
16Hal Thomasson2448172157162740114411536.
17William Yarbrough211093793573681524401131659.
17 Players23.914251304377577106015526845078552622648.242.337.347.684151927594535
* - 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
1Gerald Ako2342.6674.9612421049.05931279164292011.53110.
2Mitchell Bobinger*2434.4294.5821300053.06436278275301161.71710.
3Gary Christenson*2553.6251.809852060.05018125200321041.1677.
4Jeff Cornell2123.4001.4222000638.020961166261110.9474.
5Ken Cvejdlik211011.4762.4426261130199.01656654146441225341.1517.
6Mark Daly*23106.6252.711919620123.012965374450662041.4159.
7Art DeFilippis*2603.0004.9110200011.012106113080012.2739.80.810.66.50.62
8Rich Dubee20129.5713.442424910162.0162736211440603031.2729.
9Craig Eaton2363.6673.04111141083.07131286180372031.0727.
10Ben Grzybek2088.5002.642121830140.013354417460840121.2798.
11Bill Laskey2032.6004.337400027.02314136151130001.4077.
12Mike Morley*1935.3752.61101010069.06927202221210041.3199.
13Douglas Nelson*2336.3335.6224400140.04029254364220121.9009. for 2 teams
14Dan Quisenberry2542.6672.39480001564.06222171125291101.1568.
15Michael Reichenbach2521.6672.007520036.0331083150100001.3338.
16Jim Sadowski2615.1672.9522211455.04221185181361001.0916.
16 Players22.57369.5142.94142142934916251184.011095003878540427611198341.2788.
* - 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


George Enright743374314.9975.144
Robert Glass7234836147.9655.334


Ken Phelps1231028661688.9868.89
Paul Djakonow151181139.9778.60
Mike Ondina3211021.0007.33
Jim Eschen1102021.00012.00
Larry Foster180011.0008.00
Hal Thomasson17120.8008.00


Jim Eschen66145149632.9804.45
German Barranca4497112722.9684.75
Tim Ireland338186921.9495.06
Mark Cunningham3148031.0007.33


Paul Djakonow106692072618.9142.60
Tim Ireland34357669.9493.26
Mark Cunningham43621.8182.25


Kelly Heath701152173133.9154.74
Mark Cunningham57811631629.9384.28
Jim Eschen203159610.9384.50


Mike Ondina1394052354.9883.08
William Yarbrough109163970.9611.58
Kevin Gillen1062091831.9872.14
Larry Foster55105412.9911.98
Hal Thomasson2851120.9631.86
John Haley550001.0001.00
Sammie Jones210001.0000.50


Dan Quisenberry4841521.9050.40
Ken Cvejdlik261217021.0001.12
Rich Dubee24522021.0001.13
Douglas Nelson240210.6670.08Stats for 2 teams
Jeff Cornell2210001.0000.05
Jim Sadowski2246001.0000.45
Mitchell Bobinger2124001.0000.29
Ben Grzybek2161310.9500.90
Mark Daly1912331.8891.26
Gerald Ako1235001.0000.67
Craig Eaton1121710.9501.73
Art DeFilippis1011001.0000.20
Mike Morley1001010.9091.00
Gary Christenson921611.9472.00
Bill Laskey714011.0000.71
Michael Reichenbach73310.8570.86

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Gerald Ako23RR5' 8.0"1651955
German Barranca21LR6' 0.0"160Oct 19, 1956Veracruz, Veracruz, MX
Mitchell Bobinger24RL6' 3.0"1901954US
Gary Christenson25LL6' 5.0"200May 5, 1953Mineola, NY, US
Jeff Cornell21SR5' 11.0"170Feb 10, 1957Kansas City, MO, US
Mark Cunningham25RR5' 11.0"1751953
Ken Cvejdlik21RR6' 3.0"195Jan 16, 1957Omaha, NE, US
Mark Daly23RL6' 1.0"197Sep 11, 1954West Palm Beach, FL, US
Art DeFilippis26LL6' 0.0"180Mar 7, 1952Stamford, CT, US
Paul Djakonow26RR5' 11.0"185Aug 6, 1951Philadelphia, PA, US
Rich Dubee20SR6' 2.0"200Oct 19, 1957Brockton, MA, US
Craig Eaton23RR5' 11.0"175Sep 7, 1954Cincinnati, OH, US
George Enright24RR5' 11.0"175May 9, 1954New Britain, CT, US
Jim Eschen28SR5' 11.0"170May 25, 1950Port Jefferson, NY, US
Larry Foster27RR5' 11.0"190Feb 23, 1951
Kevin Gillen21LL6' 1.0"188Mar 20, 1957
Robert Glass24SR5' 10.0"180Feb 1, 1954
Ben Grzybek20LR6' 5.0"205Jan 7, 1958
John Haley20RR6' 1.0"1791958
Kelly Heath20RR5' 7.0"155Sep 4, 1957Plattsburg, NY, US
Tim Ireland25SR6' 0.0"180Mar 14, 1953Oakland, CA, US
Sammie Jones24RR5' 9.0"160Feb 13, 1954
Bill Laskey20RR6' 5.0"190Dec 20, 1957Toledo, OH, US
Mike Morley19RL5' 11.0"175Jan 18, 1959
Douglas Nelson23LL6' 3.0"195Jul 29, 1954Charleston, WV, US
Mike Ondina24LR6' 2.0"190May 27, 1954
Ken Phelps23LL6' 1.0"209Aug 6, 1954Seattle, WA, US
Dan Quisenberry25RR6' 2.0"170Feb 7, 1953Santa Monica, CA, US
Michael Reichenbach25LR6' 5.0"2051953
Jim Sadowski26RR6' 3.0"195Aug 7, 1951Pittsburgh, PA, US
Hal Thomasson24RR6' 2.0"190Nov 13, 1953DeWitt, AR, US
William Yarbrough21RR6' 0.0"185Sep 5, 1956

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