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1978 Oklahoma City 89ers

1978 > Class AAA > 1978 American Association (West)
Overall: 62-74
Scored 721 runs, Allowed 743 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 66-70

Affiliation: Philadelphia Phillies-NL
Manager: Mike Ryan
Represented: Oklahoma City, OK
Ballpark: All Sports Stadium (Oklahoma City, OK), All Sports Stadium (Oklahoma City, OK) and All Sports Stadium (Oklahoma City, OK)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1977 / 1979

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Orlando Alvarez26105403377571031521870212371.273.313.467.780176012
2Larry Anderson254411100100000004. for 2 teams
3Mike Anderson27491991763055115834002129.313.387.568.955100101
4Ramon Aviles26903743414192202329852841.270.323.367.690125032
5Fred Beene#353313112300010002.
6Dan Boitano254015140100000013.
7Bobby Brown#24502282163162106418167928.287.314.444.75996021
8Mike Buskey29933322620160008.188.188.344.53111010
9Nardi Contreras#2644320000000012.000.333.000.3330000
10Todd Cruz22121488459581202221169441771.261.289.390.679179408
11Bill Dancy#2611101000000001.0001.0001.0002.0001000
12Robert DeMeo262157505100021000411.200.250.320.57016012
13Kerry Dineen*251164623916813516304316116238.345.434.402.835157234
14Orlando Gonzalez*26743092604977142136904427.296.393.377.77098014
15Tom Harmon*2911101000100001.0001.0001.0002.0001000
16Mark Klein247220000000002.
17Chuck Kniffin2735210000000001.
18Don McCormack224015914719467073121924.313.365.503.86874300
19Butch Metzger2611220000000001.
20Keith Moreland24130560501731452541698834332.289.342.451.7932262410
21Jose Moreno#201675671416103942810.239.320.388.70826000
22Jim Morrison25542241893752611028422839.275.374.476.85090322
23John Poff*25125525436791313082079327579.300.407.544.950237644
24Kevin Saucier*212713110200000017.
25Lonnie Smith2212556648010315120574366197979.315.411.421.832202223
26Jackson Todd261610100000000005.
27John Vukovich301264824294990161747244362.210.282.301.583129235
28Mike Wallace*2736440100020000.
29Dan Warthen#252716113100030147.091.313.091.4031001
30Steve Waterbury26241181100020021.
31Jim Wright235220000000001.
31 Players25.01365239463172113022154111865914462502680.281.351.422.773195325315027
* - 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
1Larry Anderson2567.4625.5044720490.0936555135657830251.6569. for 2 teams
2Fred Beene35125.7063.713315501153.0140756316503702221.2428.
3Dan Boitano25711.3893.994014207133.0152885916674713111.64710.
4Nardi Contreras2675.5834.2444000470.07142337575556151.8299.
5Mark Klein24005.407000015.0229948151102.00013.
6Chuck Kniffin*2723.4004.0934000244.04926203233344001.63610.
7Butch Metzger2637.3004.50111010068.07441341180307001.3539.
8Kevin Saucier*21712.3684.582727810173.02001088817572994311.48610.
9Jackson Todd2634.4294.61161320080.094564110250472041.48810.
10Mike Wallace*2715.1675.4736300479.094524810412390051.70910.
11Dan Warthen*25138.6194.0927271210196.0181116892111041443271.4858.
12Steve Waterbury26512.2946.732419500127.01601059514823655031.90611.
12 Players26.16274.4564.63136136101354181172.01276743603123552276803810321.5609.
* - 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


Keith Moreland109588721210.9826.0610
Don McCormack1788651.9495.533
Robert DeMeo1655010.9823.440


John Poff114968881583.9869.26
Orlando Gonzalez121066113.9919.33
Mike Anderson4372031.0009.75
Keith Moreland451114.98113.00
Jim Morrison222001.0002.00
John Vukovich130001.0003.00


Ramon Aviles78188211949.9785.12
Jim Morrison44105111628.9734.91
Jose Moreno15334039.9614.87
John Vukovich691813.9644.50


John Vukovich1151042271825.9482.88
Jim Morrison1042141.8622.50
Bobby Brown871731.8893.00
Keith Moreland422011.0001.00


Todd Cruz1192093794069.9364.94
Mike Buskey8182213.9765.00
Ramon Aviles781935.9003.86
John Vukovich33810.9173.67


Lonnie Smith12227421125.9612.42
Kerry Dineen961881371.9662.09
Orlando Alvarez60105941.9661.90
Orlando Gonzalez4980531.9661.73
Bobby Brown4298340.9622.40
Mike Anderson3661010.9841.69
John Poff6121011.0002.17


Larry Anderson4431022.8670.30Stats for 2 teams
Nardi Contreras4411210.9290.30
Dan Boitano40132221.9460.88
Mike Wallace36111001.0000.33
Chuck Kniffin345811.9290.38
Fred Beene33131120.9230.73
Kevin Saucier27121820.9381.11
Dan Warthen2752511.9681.11
Steve Waterbury24619011.0001.04
Jackson Todd165712.9230.75
Butch Metzger1133001.0000.55
Mark Klein730001.0000.43
Jim Wright520001.0000.40

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Orlando Alvarez26RR6' 0.0"165Feb 28, 1952Rio Grande, PR
Larry Anderson25RR6' 3.0"190Dec 3, 1952Maywood, CA, US
Mike Anderson27RR6' 2.0"200Jun 22, 1951Florence, SC, US
Ramon Aviles26RR5' 9.0"155Jan 22, 1952Manati, PR
Fred Beene35SR5' 9.0"155Nov 24, 1942Angleton, TX, US
Dan Boitano25RR6' 0.0"185Mar 22, 1953Sacramento, CA, US
Bobby Brown24SR6' 2.0"190May 25, 1954Norfolk, VA, US
Mike Buskey29RR5' 11.0"160Jan 13, 1949San Francisco, CA, US
Nardi Contreras26SR6' 2.0"193Sep 19, 1951Tampa, FL, US
Todd Cruz22RR6' 0.0"175Nov 23, 1955Highland Park, MI, US
Bill Dancy26SR6' 0.0"175Nov 10, 1951St. Augustine, FL, US
Robert DeMeo26RR5' 10.0"175Dec 15, 1951
Kerry Dineen25LL5' 11.0"165Jul 1, 1952Englewood, NJ, US
Orlando Gonzalez26LL6' 2.0"180Nov 15, 1951La Habana, La Habana, CU
Tom Harmon29LR5' 11.0"185Dec 16, 1948
Mark Klein24RR6' 4.0"Nov 11, 1953
Chuck Kniffin27RL5' 11.0"185Oct 28, 1950Rockville Center, NY, US
Don McCormack22RR6' 3.0"205Sep 18, 1955Omak, WA, US
Butch Metzger26RR6' 1.0"185May 23, 1952Lafayette, IN, US
Keith Moreland24RR6' 0.0"190May 2, 1954Dallas, TX, US
Jose Moreno20SR6' 0.0"175Nov 1, 1957Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO
Jim Morrison25RR5' 11.0"175Sep 23, 1952Pensacola, FL, US
John Poff25LL6' 2.0"190Oct 23, 1952Chillicothe, OH, US
Kevin Saucier21LL6' 1.0"190Aug 9, 1956Pensacola, FL, US
Lonnie Smith22RR5' 9.0"170Dec 22, 1955Chicago, IL, US
Jackson Todd26RR6' 2.0"180Nov 20, 1951Tulsa, OK, US
John Vukovich30RR6' 1.0"187Jul 31, 1947Sacramento, CA, US
Mike Wallace27LL6' 2.0"190Feb 3, 1951Gastonia, NC, US
Dan Warthen25SL6' 0.0"200Dec 1, 1952Omaha, NE, US
Steve Waterbury26RR6' 5.0"190Apr 6, 1952Carbondale, IL, US
Jim Wright23RR6' 5.0"205Mar 3, 1955St. Joseph, MO, US

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