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1977 Toronto Blue Jays

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1978

54-107, Finished 7th in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Roy Hartsfield (54-107)
GM: Peter Bavasi (Became president approximately 12/1/1977)
Scored 605 runs, Allowed 822 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 58-103

Ballparks: Exhibition Stadium · Attendance: 1,701,052 (4th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 102, Pitching - 105

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1978 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
Alan Ashby 25 B R 6' 2" 185 Jul 8, 1951 5 124 120 124 124 0 124 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.4
Doug Ault 27 R L 6' 3" 200 Mar 9, 1950 2 129 118 129 122 0 0 122 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 0 0.5 $19,000
Bob Bailor 25 R R 5' 11" 170 Jul 10, 1951 3 122 117 122 113 0 0 0 0 0 54 15 47 2 64 7 4 0 2.0
Steve Bowling 25 R R 6' 0" 185 Jun 26, 1952 2 89 57 89 87 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 24 47 91 0 6 6 -0.1 $19,000
Tom Bruno 24 R R 6' 5" 210 Jan 26, 1953 2 12 0 0 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5
Jeff Byrd 20 R R 6' 3" 195 Nov 11, 1956 1st 17 17 0 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.1
Rick Cerone 23 R R 5' 11" 192 May 19, 1954 3 31 29 31 31 0 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4 $25,000
Jim Clancy 21 R R 6' 4" 220 Dec 18, 1955 1st 13 13 0 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Mike Darr 21 R R 6' 4" 190 Mar 23, 1956 1st 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Dennis DeBarr 24 L L 6' 2" 190 Jan 16, 1953 1st 14 0 0 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0
Sam Ewing 28 L L 6' 3" 200 Apr 9, 1949 3 97 64 97 48 0 0 2 0 0 0 15 0 32 47 27 30 1 -0.4
Ron Fairly 38 L L 5' 10" 175 Jul 12, 1938 20 132 124 132 69 0 0 40 0 0 0 9 0 24 33 58 7 0 2.3 All-Star
Pedro Garcia 27 R R 5' 10" 175 Apr 17, 1950 5 41 34 41 35 0 0 0 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 4 -0.9 $30,000
Jerry Garvin 21 L L 6' 3" 195 Oct 21, 1955 1st 34 34 0 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.7
Steve Hargan 34 R R 6' 3" 170 Sep 8, 1942 12 6 5 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Chuck Hartenstein 35 R R 5' 11" 165 May 26, 1942 7 13 0 0 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Roy Howell 23 L R 6' 1" 190 Dec 18, 1953 4 96 95 96 87 0 0 0 0 87 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 2.7
Jesse Jefferson 28 R R 6' 3" 188 Mar 3, 1949 5 33 33 0 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Jerry Johnson 33 R R 6' 3" 200 Dec 3, 1943 10 43 0 0 43 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Dave Lemanczyk 26 R R 6' 4" 235 Aug 17, 1950 5 34 34 0 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.3
Jim Mason 26 L R 6' 2" 185 Aug 14, 1950 7 22 20 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.5
Dave McKay 27 B R 6' 1" 195 Mar 14, 1950 3 95 79 95 91 0 0 0 40 32 20 0 0 0 0 2 1 5 -1.9 $25,000
Tom Murphy 31 R R 6' 3" 185 Dec 30, 1945 10 19 1 0 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.9
Tim Nordbrook 27 R R 6' 1" 180 Jul 7, 1949 4 24 24 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
Doug Rader 32 R R 6' 2" 208 Jul 30, 1944 11 96 83 96 52 0 0 7 0 45 0 0 0 1 1 35 12 0 1.3
Phil Roof 36 R R 6' 2" 190 Mar 5, 1941 15 3 2 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
John Scott 25 R R 6' 2" 165 Jan 24, 1952 3 79 57 79 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 42 0 69 2 1 18 -1.4 $19,000
Bill Singer 33 R R 6' 4" 184 Apr 24, 1944 14 13 12 0 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.2 $90,000
Steve Staggs 26 R R 5' 9" 150 May 6, 1951 1st 72 71 72 72 0 0 0 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.1
Hector Torres 31 R R 6' 0" 175 Sep 16, 1945 9 91 77 91 90 0 0 0 23 2 68 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 -0.3 $27,500
Otto Velez 26 R R 6' 0" 170 Nov 29, 1950 5 120 98 120 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 78 78 29 18 1 1.8 $30,000
Pete Vuckovich 24 R R 6' 4" 215 Oct 27, 1952 3 53 8 0 53 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.9
Ernie Whitt 25 L R 6' 2" 200 Jun 13, 1952 2 23 10 23 14 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2 -0.2 $23,000
Mike Willis 26 L L 6' 2" 205 Dec 26, 1950 1st 43 3 0 43 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Al Woods 23 L L 6' 3" 190 Aug 8, 1953 1st 122 113 122 115 0 0 0 0 0 0 107 0 14 121 5 6 2 0.6
Gary Woods 22 R R 6' 2" 185 Jul 20, 1954 2 60 57 60 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60 0 60 0 1 0 -0.5 $19,000
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.

1978 Roster (40-man)