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"Every club's the same. You've got two, maybe three guys who do their job and never complain, never say a word. Then you've got about 14 guys who might mumble but they're mild, and easy to handle. It's the other six or seven guys. Every time they're told to do something, the first thing they do is ask 'Why?' They always want to know, 'Why?'"
--Lefty Phillips, Angels manager

 
The 1978 League Leaders

The 1978 League Leaders

Year
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NL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
162 Cabell HOU                731 Rose CIN                  660 Cabell HOU                
162 Garvey LA                 712 DeJesus CHI               658 Cash MON                  
160 DeJesus CHI               703 Cash MON                  655 Rose CIN                  
159 Many players              702 Taveras PIT               654 Bowa PHI                  
                                                            654 Taveras PIT               

R                             H                             2B                            
104 DeJesus CHI               202 Garvey LA                 51  Rose CIN                  
103 Rose CIN                  198 Rose CIN                  46  Clark SF                  
102 Parker PIT                195 Cabell HOU                40  Simmons STL               
97  Foster CIN                194 Parker PIT                39  Parrish MON               

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
13  Templeton STL             40  Foster CIN                120 Foster CIN                
12  Parker PIT                35  Luzinski PHI              117 Parker PIT                
12  Richards SD               30  Parker PIT                113 Garvey LA                 
9   Many players              29  Smith LA                  101 Luzinski PHI              

BB                            IBB                           SO                            
117 Burroughs ATL             23  Parker PIT                145 Murphy ATL                
105 Evans SF                  20  Winfield SD               138 Foster CIN                
101 Tenace SD                 19  Montanez NY               135 Luzinski PHI              
100 Luzinski PHI              17  Simmons STL               128 Dawson MON                

HBP                           SH                            SF                            
12  Dawson MON                28  Smith SD                  13  Smith LA                  
11  Luzinski PHI              18  Hooton LA                 11  Morgan CIN                
11  Tenace SD                 17  Moreno PIT                11  B. Robinson PIT           
9   Hebner PHI                17  Whitfield SF              11  Watson HOU                

SB                            CS                            GDP                           
71  Moreno PIT                25  Taveras PIT               24  S. Henderson NY           
46  Taveras PIT               22  Moreno PIT                19  Parrish MON               
45  Lopes LA                  17  Richards SD               19  Simmons STL               
41  DeJesus CHI               17  Royster ATL               18  3 players                 

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.334 Parker PIT               .432 Burroughs ATL            .585 Parker PIT               
.316 Garvey LA                .394 Parker PIT               .559 Smith LA                 
.315 Cruz HOU                 .392 Tenace SD                .546 Foster CIN               
.309 Madlock SF               .388 Luzinski PHI             .537 Clark SF                 

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.224 Tenace SD                .277 Flynn NY                 .289 Flynn NY                 
.226 Murphy ATL               .280 Reitz STL                .303 Moreno PIT               
.233 Randle NY                .284 Murphy ATL               .312 Smith SD                 
.235 Moreno PIT               .291 Cash MON                 .315 Cash MON                 

BFW                           
4.5 Parker PIT                
4.3 Lopes LA                  
4.3 Templeton STL             
4.2 Clark SF                  

AL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
163 Rice BOS                  746 Rice BOS                  677 Rice BOS                  
162 Chambliss NY              741 LeFlore DET               666 LeFlore DET               
162 Staub DET                 734 Staub DET                 642 Staub DET                 
161 Murray BAL                702 Smalley MIN               626 Burleson BOS              

R                             H                             2B                            
126 LeFlore DET               213 Rice BOS                  45  Brett KC                  
121 Rice BOS                  198 LeFlore DET               39  Fisk BOS                  
103 Baylor CAL                188 Carew MIN                 39  McRae KC                  
97  Thornton CLE              183 Munson NY                 37  DeCinces BAL              

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
15  Rice BOS                  46  Rice BOS                  139 Rice BOS                  
10  Carew MIN                 34  Baylor CAL                121 Staub DET                 
10  Ford MIN                  34  Hisle MIL                 115 Hisle MIL                 
9   Garr CHI                  33  Thornton CLE              105 Thornton CLE              
9   Yount MIL                                                                             

BB                            IBB                           SO                            
107 Hargrove TEX              19  Carew MIN                 166 Alexander OAK-CLE         
98  Singleton BAL             14  Porter KC                 133 Jackson NY                
97  Kemp DET                  11  Lynn BOS                  133 Thomas MIL                
93  Thornton CLE              10  Oglivie MIL               126 Rice BOS                  

HBP                           SH                            SF                            
18  Baylor CAL                25  Campaneris TEX            12  Baylor CAL                
9   Jackson NY                23  Smalley MIN               11  Cowens KC                 
9   Jackson CAL               19  Gomez TOR                 11  McRae KC                  
8   Lemon CHI                 19  Grich CAL                 11  Staub DET                 
8   Roberts SEA                                                                           

SB                            CS                            GDP                           
68  LeFlore DET               23  Dilone OAK                26  Bostock CAL               
59  Cruz SEA                  22  Bonds CHI-TEX             24  Bell CLE                  
52  Wills TEX                 21  Edwards OAK               24  Staub DET                 
50  Dilone OAK                19  Page OAK                  20  Munson NY                 
                                                            20  Nettles NY                

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.333 Carew MIN                .411 Carew MIN                .600 Rice BOS                 
.324 Oliver TEX               .409 Singleton BAL            .533 Hisle MIL                
.315 Rice BOS                 .388 Hargrove TEX             .526 DeCinces BAL             
.314 Piniella NY              .381 Randolph NY              .525 Otis KC                  

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.225 Alexander OAK-CLE        .268 McKay TOR                .269 Cruz SEA                 
.229 Harrah TEX               .286 May BAL                  .285 Chalk CAL                
.229 Wynegar MIN              .292 Beniquez TEX             .308 Wynegar MIN              
.235 Cruz SEA                 .295 Rudi CAL                 .329 Grich CAL                

BFW                           
5.2 Smalley MIN               
4.3 DeCinces BAL              
4.1 Rice BOS                  
4.1 Yount MIL                 

NL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
91  Tekulve PIT               42  Niekro ATL                22  Niekro ATL                
72  Littell STL               37  Perry SD                  19  Grimsley MON              
71  Moore CHI                 36  6 players                 16  Knepper SF                
70  Bair CIN                                                16  Richard HOU               
70  Moffitt SF                                                                            

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
6   Knepper SF                65  Tekulve PIT               37  Fingers SD                
4   Blue SF                   62  Fingers SD                31  Tekulve PIT               
4   Blyleven PIT              56  Bair CIN                  28  Bair CIN                  
4   Halicki SF                51  Littell STL               27  Sutter CHI                
4   Niekro ATL                                                                            

W                             L                             IP                            
21  Perry SD                  18  Niekro ATL                334.1 Niekro ATL              
20  Grimsley MON              17  Forsch STL                275.1 Richard HOU             
19  Hooton LA                 15  5 players                 263   Grimsley MON            
19  Niekro ATL                                              260.2 Perry SD                

H                             HR                            R                             
295 Niekro ATL                30  Carlton PHI               129 Niekro ATL                
263 Jones SD                  29  Sutton LA                 117 Espinosa NY               
241 Perry SD                  26  Seaver CIN                112 Burris CHI                
237 Grimsley MON              25  Montefusco SF             110 3 players                 

ER                            BB                            IB                            
107 Espinosa NY               141 Richard HOU               23  Murray CIN-NY             
107 Niekro ATL                102 Niekro ATL                20  Jones SD                  
105 Burris CHI                97  Forsch STL                18  Tekulve PIT               
101 Montefusco SF             93  Hanna ATL                 16  Littell STL               

SO                            2B                            3B                            
303 Richard HOU               51  Jones SD                  12  Burris CHI                
248 Niekro ATL                46  Perry SD                  11  Jones SD                  
226 Seaver CIN                45  Grimsley MON              10  Carlton PHI               
182 Blyleven PIT              44  R. Reuschel CHI           10  Espinosa NY               
                                                            10  Niekro ATL                

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
13  Niekro ATL                16  Richard HOU               7   Carlton PHI               
10  Burris CHI                13  R. Reuschel CHI           7   Christenson PHI           
9   Lemongello HOU            12  Mahler ATL                7   Moskau CIN                
9   Niekro HOU                11  3 players                 6   Rasmussen STL-SD          

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
2.43 Swan NY                  4.76 Burris CHI               4.6 Niekro ATL                
2.47 Rogers MON               4.73 Espinosa NY              3.4 Bair CIN                  
2.54 Vuckovich STL            4.24 Rooker PIT               3.1 Hooton LA                 
2.63 Knepper SF               4.14 Hume CIN                 3.0 Carlton PHI               
                                                            3.0 Tekulve PIT               

AL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
74  Lacey OAK                 40  Flanagan BAL              23  Caldwell MIL              
69  Heaverlo OAK              40  Leonard KC                20  Leonard KC                
68  Sosa OAK                  38  D. Martinez BAL           19  Palmer BAL                
63  Gossage NY                38  Palmer BAL                18  Matlack TEX               
                              38  Splittorff KC                                           

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
9   Guidry NY                 55  Gossage NY                27  Gossage NY                
6   Caldwell MIL              51  Marshall MIN              25  LaRoche CAL               
6   Palmer BAL                47  Hrabosky KC               24  Stanhouse BAL             
5   Tiant BOS                 47  Stanhouse BAL             21  Marshall MIN              
                              47  Willoughby CHI                                          

W                             L                             IP                            
25  Guidry NY                 19  Wise CLE                  296   Palmer BAL              
22  Caldwell MIL              17  Leonard KC                294.2 Leonard KC              
21  Leonard KC                16  Jefferson TOR             293.1 Caldwell MIL            
21  Palmer BAL                16  Kravec CHI                281.1 Flanagan BAL            

H                             HR                            R                             
283 Leonard KC                30  Eckersley BOS             129 Erickson MIN              
277 Sorensen MIL              28  Jefferson TOR             128 Flanagan BAL              
272 Torrez BOS                27  Leonard KC                125 Leonard KC                
271 Flanagan BAL              27  Slaton DET                122 Torrez BOS                

ER                            BB                            IB                            
126 Flanagan BAL              148 Ryan CAL                  13  Lacey OAK                 
117 Erickson MIN              100 Gale KC                   11  LaRoche CAL               
110 Torrez BOS                99  Torrez BOS                10  Murphy TOR                
109 Leonard KC                97  Palmer BAL                10  Sosa OAK                  
                                                            10  Torrez BOS                

SO                            2B                            3B                            
260 Ryan CAL                  62  Leonard KC                11  Alexander TEX             
248 Guidry NY                 52  Flanagan BAL              11  Erickson MIN              
183 Leonard KC                50  Tanana CAL                11  Splittorff KC             
167 Flanagan BAL              47  Erickson MIN              10  3 players                 

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
10  Kravec CHI                13  Ryan CAL                  8   Tanana CAL                
9   Leonard KC                12  Keough OAK                4   Jackson MIN               
9   Tanana CAL                12  Leonard KC                3   6 players                 
8   Many players              11  Clyde CLE                                               

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
1.74 Guidry NY                5.20 Wood CHI                 6.4 Guidry NY                 
2.27 Matlack TEX              4.62 Broberg OAK              4.8 Caldwell MIL              
2.36 Caldwell MIL             4.54 Augustine MIL            4.3 Gossage NY                
2.46 Palmer BAL               4.41 Travers MIL              4.0 Matlack TEX               

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References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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