1978 Los Angeles Dodgers season: Wikis

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1978 Los Angeles Dodgers
1978 National League Champions
Major league affiliations
Location
1978 information
Owner(s) Walter O'Malley
General manager(s) Al Campanis
Manager(s) Tommy Lasorda
Local television KTTV (11)
Local radio KABC
Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett, Ross Porter
XEGM
Jaime Jarrin, Rudy Hoyos

The 1978 season ended with the Los Angeles Dodgers winning their second straight National League pennant and losing to the New York Yankees in the World Series again. Dodger coach Jim Gilliam died at the end of the season and his uniform number was retired by the team prior to Game 1 of the World Series.

Contents

Offseason

Round 1: Brian Holton
Round 5: Bryan Little (did not sign)[2]

Regular season

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Season standings

NL West W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 -- .586
Cincinnati Reds 92 69 2.5 .571
San Francisco Giants 89 73 6 .549
San Diego Padres 84 78 11 .519
Houston Astros 74 88 21 .457
Atlanta Braves 69 93 26 .426

Opening day lineup

Opening Day starters
Name Position
Davey Lopes Second baseman
Bill Russell Shortstop
Reggie Smith Rightfielder
Ron Cey Third baseman
Steve Garvey First baseman
Dusty Baker Leftfielder
Rick Monday Centerfielder
Steve Yeager Catcher
Don Sutton Starting Pitcher

Notable transactions

Round 6: Mike Marshall
Round 9: Steve Sax
Round 18: Eric Bullock (did not sign)
Round 19: Gary Weiss[6]
Secondary Phase
Round 1: Dann Bilardello [7]

Roster

1978 Los Angeles Dodgers roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
2B Lopes, DaveyDavey Lopes 151 587 163 .278 17 58

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Offseason

1978 National League Championship Series

The Dodgers defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3 games to 1 in the NLCS.

Game 1

October 4, Veterans Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4

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6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 4 2 1 1 0 0 1 9 13 1
Philadelphia 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 5 12 1
W: Bob Welch (1-0)  L: Larry Christenson (0-1)   SV: None
HRs: PHIJerry Martin (1)   LADSteve Garvey 2 (2)   Davey Lopes (1)   Steve Yeager (1)

Game 2

October 5, Veterans Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 4 8 0
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
W: Tommy John (1-0)  L: Dick Ruthven (0-1)   SV: None
HRs: PHI – None   LADDavey Lopes (2)

Game 3

October 6, Dodger Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 4 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 9 11 1
Los Angeles 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 8 2
W: Steve Carlton (1-0)  L: Don Sutton (0-1)   SV: None
HRs: PHISteve Carlton (1), Greg Luzinski (1); LADSteve Garvey (3)

Game 4

October 7, Dodger Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 8 2
Los Angeles 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 13 0
W: Terry Forster (1-0)  L: Tug McGraw (0-1)   SV: None
HRs: PHIGreg Luzinski (2), Bake McBride (1); LADRon Cey (1)   Steve Garvey (4)
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Jim Gilliam's number 19 was retired by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1978

1978 World Series

The Dodgers again lost to the Yankees in the World Series.

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Los Angeles Dodgers (2)

Game 1

Tuesday, October 10, 1978 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 5 9 1
Los Angeles 0 3 0 3 1 0 3 1 X 11 15 2

WP: Tommy John (1–0)  LP: Ed Figueroa (0–1)  
HRs:  NYY – Reggie Jackson (1)  LAD – Dusty Baker (1), Davey Lopes 2 (2)

Game 2

Wednesday, October 11, 1978 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 11 0
Los Angeles 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 X 4 7 0

WP: Burt Hooton (1–0)  LP: Catfish Hunter (0–1)  SV: Bob Welch (1)  
HRs:  LAD – Ron Cey (1)

Game 3

Friday, October 13, 1978 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0
New York 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 X 5 10 1

WP: Ron Guidry (1–0)  LP: Don Sutton (0–1)  
HRs:  NYY – Roy White (1)

Game 4

Saturday, October 14, 1978 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 1
New York 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 4 9 0

WP: Goose Gossage (1–0)  LP: Bob Welch (0–1)  
HRs:  LAD – Reggie Smith (1)

Game 5

Sunday, October 15, 1978 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 3
New York 0 0 4 3 0 0 4 1 X 12 18 0

WP: Jim Beattie (1–0)  LP: Burt Hooton (1–1)  

Game 6

Tuesday, October 17, 1978 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 3 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 7 11 0
Los Angeles 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1

WP: Catfish Hunter (1–1)  LP: Don Sutton (0–2)  
HRs:  NYY – Reggie Jackson (2)  LAD – Davey Lopes (3)

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League Del Crandall
AA San Antonio Dodgers Texas League Don LeJohn
A Lodi Dodgers California League Stan Wasiak
A Clinton Dodgers Midwest League Dick McLaughlin
Rookie Lethbridge Dodgers Pioneer League Jim Lefebvre


Teams in BOLD won League Championships

Preceded by
Los Angeles Dodgers
1977
NL West Championship Season
1978
Succeeded by
Cincinnati Reds
1979
Preceded by
Los Angeles Dodgers
1977
National League Championship Season
1978
Succeeded by
Pittsburgh Pirates
1979

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