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1978 Cleveland Indians

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1977 / 1979

69-90, Finished 6th in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Jeff Torborg (69-90)
GM: Phil Seghi, Scouting Dir: Bob Quinn Sr.
Scored 639 runs, Allowed 694 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 74-85

Ballparks: Cleveland Stadium · Attendance: 800,584 (12th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 93, Pitching - 93

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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 DH PH PR WAR Salary
Gary Alexander 25 R R 6' 2" 195 Mar 27, 1953 4 90 86 90 66 0 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 4 0 1.4
Buddy Bell 26 R R 6' 1" 180 Aug 27, 1951 7 142 139 142 139 0 0 0 0 139 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 4.4
Larvell Blanks 28 R R 5' 8" 167 Jan 28, 1950 7 70 49 70 62 0 0 0 17 3 43 0 0 0 0 1 14 0 0.3
Dan Briggs 25 L L 6' 0" 180 Nov 18, 1952 4 15 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 15 0 0 0 -0.0
Wayne Cage 26 L L 6' 4" 205 Nov 23, 1951 1st 36 25 36 11 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 7 1 0.1
Bernie Carbo 30 L R 5' 11" 173 Aug 5, 1947 10 60 50 60 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 49 10 0 0.3
David Clyde 23 L L 6' 1" 180 Apr 22, 1955 4 29 25 1 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.1
Ted Cox 23 R R 6' 3" 195 Jan 24, 1955 2 82 64 82 64 0 0 7 0 20 1 33 0 5 38 12 12 0 -1.5
Paul Dade 26 R R 6' 1" 185 Dec 7, 1951 4 93 75 93 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 75 83 9 12 3 0.5
Bo Diaz 25 R R 5' 11" 185 Mar 23, 1953 2 44 39 44 44 0 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Al Fitzmorris 32 B R 6' 2" 190 Mar 21, 1946 10 7 0 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1 $90,000
Dave Freisleben 26 R R 5' 11" 195 Oct 31, 1951 5 12 10 0 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.0
Wayne Garland 27 R R 6' 0" 195 Oct 26, 1950 6 6 6 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.8 $200,000
Alfredo Griffin 20 B R 5' 11" 160 Oct 6, 1957 3 5 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.2
Johnny Grubb 29 L R 6' 3" 175 Aug 4, 1948 7 113 100 113 110 0 0 0 0 0 0 108 0 6 114 0 8 1 2.3
Ron Hassey 25 L R 6' 2" 200 Feb 27, 1953 1st 25 23 25 24 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.3
Don Hood 28 L L 6' 2" 180 Oct 16, 1949 6 36 19 0 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.9
Willie Horton 35 R R 5' 11" 209 Oct 18, 1942 16 50 46 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 47 4 0 -0.2
Jim Kern 29 R R 6' 5" 185 Mar 15, 1949 5 58 0 3 58 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.7 $110,000 All-Star
Dennis Kinney 26 L L 6' 1" 175 Feb 26, 1952 1st 18 0 0 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Rick Kreuger 29 R L 6' 2" 185 Nov 3, 1948 4 6 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Duane Kuiper 28 L R 6' 0" 175 Jun 19, 1950 5 149 149 149 149 0 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.3
Larry Lintz 28 B R 5' 9" 150 Oct 10, 1949 6 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 -0.0
Rick Manning 23 L R 6' 1" 180 Sep 2, 1954 4 148 139 148 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 0 144 0 6 1 0.9 $259,000
Sid Monge 27 B L 6' 2" 185 Apr 11, 1951 4 48 2 1 48 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.1
Jim Norris 29 L L 5' 10" 175 Dec 20, 1948 2 113 81 113 82 0 0 6 0 0 0 26 5 51 82 15 26 3 1.7
Mike Paxton 24 R R 5' 11" 190 Sep 3, 1953 2 33 27 0 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.8
Ron Pruitt 26 R R 6' 0" 185 Oct 21, 1951 4 71 49 71 63 0 48 0 0 2 0 12 0 4 16 5 12 1 -0.4
Paul Reuschel 31 R R 6' 4" 225 Jan 12, 1947 4 18 6 1 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.9
Horace Speed 26 R R 6' 1" 180 Oct 4, 1951 2 70 27 70 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 22 31 65 3 5 12 -0.3
Dan Spillner 26 R R 6' 1" 190 Nov 27, 1951 5 36 0 1 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6
Andre Thornton 28 R R 6' 3" 200 Aug 13, 1949 6 145 144 145 145 0 0 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.3
Mike Vail 26 R R 6' 1" 180 Nov 10, 1951 4 14 8 14 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 7 9 1 6 0 -0.1
Tom Veryzer 25 R R 6' 1" 175 Feb 11, 1953 6 130 121 130 129 0 0 0 0 0 129 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.8
Rick Waits 26 L L 6' 3" 194 May 15, 1952 5 35 33 1 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4.2
Rick Wise 32 R R 6' 1" 180 Sep 13, 1945 14 33 31 0 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH 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)