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1978 Chicago Cubs

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1977 / 1979

79-83, Finished 3rd in NL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Herman Franks (79-83)
GM: Bob Kennedy, Scouting Dir: Vedie Himsl
Scored 664 runs, Allowed 724 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 75-87

Ballparks: Wrigley Field · Attendance: 1,525,311 (6th of 12)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 111, Pitching - 112 · one-year: Batting - 110, Pitching - 110

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1977 / 1979 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Larry Biittner 32 L L 6' 2" 205 Jul 27, 1945 9 120 75 120 88 0 0 62 0 0 0 29 0 0 29 39 2 -0.9
Tim Blackwell 25 B R 5' 11" 170 Aug 19, 1952 5 49 38 49 49 0 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Bill Buckner 28 L L 6' 0" 185 Dec 14, 1949 10 117 104 117 105 0 0 105 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0.9
Ray Burris 27 R R 6' 5" 200 Aug 22, 1950 6 41 32 41 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.7
Gene Clines 31 R R 5' 9" 170 Oct 6, 1946 9 109 47 109 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 11 25 71 52 3 -0.2
Larry Cox 30 R R 5' 10" 178 Sep 11, 1947 5 59 40 59 58 0 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.6
Hector Cruz 25 R R 5' 11" 170 Apr 2, 1953 5 30 20 30 21 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 14 0 15 10 0 -0.1
Ivan de Jesus 25 R R 5' 11" 175 Jan 9, 1953 5 160 158 160 160 0 0 0 0 0 160 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.6
Woodie Fryman 38 R L 6' 3" 197 Apr 12, 1940 13 13 9 13 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5
Dave Geisel 23 L L 6' 3" 210 Jan 18, 1955 1st 18 1 18 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Mike Gordon 24 B R 6' 3" 215 Sep 11, 1953 2 4 1 4 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Greg Gross 25 L L 5' 10" 160 Aug 1, 1952 6 124 76 124 111 0 0 0 0 0 0 41 71 12 124 32 2 0.1
Willie Hernandez 23 L L 6' 3" 180 Nov 14, 1954 2 55 0 55 54 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.0
Ken Holtzman 32 R L 6' 2" 175 Nov 3, 1945 14 23 6 23 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.0
Davey Johnson 35 R R 6' 1" 170 Jan 30, 1943 13 24 12 24 12 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0.5
Mick Kelleher 30 R R 5' 9" 176 Jul 25, 1947 7 68 24 68 62 0 0 0 17 37 10 0 0 0 0 3 12 0.3
Dave Kingman 29 R R 6' 6" 210 Dec 21, 1948 8 119 106 119 106 0 0 6 0 0 0 100 0 0 100 13 0 2.4 $275,000
Mike Krukow 26 R R 6' 5" 205 Jan 21, 1952 3 27 20 27 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.7
Dennis Lamp 25 R R 6' 4" 200 Sep 23, 1952 2 37 36 37 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.1
Lynn McGlothen 28 L R 6' 2" 185 Mar 27, 1950 7 49 1 49 49 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.5
Rudy Meoli 27 L R 5' 9" 165 May 1, 1951 5 47 3 47 11 0 0 0 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 23 16 -0.3
Donnie Moore 24 L R 6' 0" 185 Feb 13, 1954 3 71 1 71 71 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
Bobby Murcer 32 L R 5' 11" 160 May 20, 1946 12 146 133 146 138 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 121 154 13 0 0.0 $320,000
Steve Ontiveros 26 B R 6' 0" 185 Oct 26, 1951 6 82 76 82 78 0 0 1 0 77 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0.6
Karl Pagel 23 L L 6' 2" 188 Mar 29, 1955 1st 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -0.1
Ed Putman 24 R R 6' 1" 190 Sep 25, 1953 2 17 5 17 13 0 2 3 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 -0.0
Dave Rader 29 L R 5' 11" 165 Dec 26, 1948 8 116 83 116 114 0 114 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 -0.3
Paul Reuschel 31 R R 6' 4" 225 Jan 12, 1947 4 16 0 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Rick Reuschel 29 R R 6' 3" 215 May 16, 1949 7 35 35 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.4
Dave Roberts 33 L L 6' 3" 195 Sep 11, 1944 10 37 20 37 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.5
Rodney Scott 24 B R 6' 0" 160 Oct 16, 1953 4 78 64 78 75 0 0 0 6 59 6 0 10 0 10 4 7 1.0
Mike Sember 25 R R 6' 0" 185 Feb 24, 1953 2 9 0 9 7 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 -0.1
Manny Seoane 23 R R 6' 3" 187 Jun 26, 1955 2 7 1 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Bruce Sutter HOF 25 R R 6' 2" 190 Jan 8, 1953 3 64 0 64 64 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 All-Star
Scot Thompson 22 L L 6' 3" 195 Dec 7, 1955 1st 19 5 19 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 1 6 13 0 0.2
Manny Trillo 27 R R 6' 1" 150 Dec 25, 1950 6 152 147 152 149 0 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1.0
Mike Vail 26 R R 6' 1" 180 Nov 10, 1951 4 74 34 74 46 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 39 46 34 1 0.0
Joe Wallis 26 B R 5' 11" 180 Jan 9, 1952 4 28 11 28 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 25 3 1 0.3
Jerry White 25 B R 5' 10" 164 Aug 23, 1952 5 59 34 59 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 0 54 5 9 0.2
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

1977 / 1979 Roster (40-man)