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1978 World Series (4-2): New York Yankees (100-63) over Los Angeles Dodgers (95-67)

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WS: NYY-LAD / ALCS: NYY-KCR / NLCS: LAD-PHI
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Series Games

Game 1 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  October 10, 1978 at Dodger Stad (Los Angeles Dodgers)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    New York Yankees             0  0  0    0  0  0    3  2  0     5  9  1
    Los Angeles Dodgers          0  3  0    3  1  0    3  1  x    11 15  2

    PITCHERS: NYY - Figueroa, Clay (2), Lindblad (5), Tidrow (7)
              LAD - John, Forster (8)

               WP - Tommy John
	       LP - Ed Figueroa
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: NYY - Jackson
              LAD - Baker, Lopes (2)

  ATTENDANCE: 55,997

Game 2 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  October 11, 1978 at Dodger Stad (Los Angeles Dodgers)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    New York Yankees             0  0  2    0  0  0    1  0  0     3 11  0
    Los Angeles Dodgers          0  0  0    1  0  3    0  0  x     4  7  0

    PITCHERS: NYY - Hunter, Gossage (7)
              LAD - Hooton, Forster (7), Welch (9)

               WP - Burt Hooton
	       LP - Catfish Hunter
             SAVE - Bob Welch

   HOME RUNS: NYY - none
              LAD - Cey

  ATTENDANCE: 55,982

Game 3 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  October 13, 1978 at Yankee Stad (New York Yankees)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Los Angeles Dodgers          0  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0     1  8  0
    New York Yankees             1  1  0    0  0  0    3  0  x     5 10  1

    PITCHERS: LAD - Sutton, Rautzhan (7), Hough (8)
              NYY - Guidry

               WP - Ron Guidry
	       LP - Don Sutton
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: LAD - none
              NYY - White

  ATTENDANCE: 56,447

Game 4 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  October 14, 1978 at Yankee Stad (New York Yankees)

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

    PITCHERS: LAD - John, Forster (8), Welch (8)
              NYY - Figueroa, Tidrow (6), Gossage (9)

               WP - Rich Gossage
	       LP - Bob Welch
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: LAD - Smith
              NYY - none

  ATTENDANCE: 56,445

Game 5 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  October 15, 1978 at Yankee Stad (New York Yankees)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Los Angeles Dodgers          1  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0     2  9  3
    New York Yankees             0  0  4    3  0  0    4  1  x    12 18  0

    PITCHERS: LAD - Hooton, Rautzhan (3), Hough (4)
              NYY - Beattie

               WP - Jim Beattie
	       LP - Burt Hooton
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: LAD - none
              NYY - none

  ATTENDANCE: 56,448

Game 6 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  October 17, 1978 at Dodger Stad (Los Angeles Dodgers)

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

    PITCHERS: NYY - Hunter, Gossage (8)
              LAD - Sutton, Welch (6), Rau (8)

               WP - Catfish Hunter
	       LP - Don Sutton
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: NYY - Jackson
              LAD - Lopes

  ATTENDANCE: 55,985

Series MVP - Bucky Dent

Series Batting Stats

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New York Yankees

                                          SERIES STATS                   |      REGULAR SEASON       
 Player              G  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO  BA    OBP   SLG  SB |  AB  H  HR  BA     OPS  SB
+-------------------+-+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+---+----+---+--+-----+-----+---+
 Jim Beattie         1   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |   0   0  0               0
 Paul Blair          6   8  2  3  1  0  0   0  1  4  .375  .444  .500  0 | 125  22  2  .176  .495   1
*Chris Chambliss     3  11  1  2  0  0  0   0  1  1  .182  .250  .182  0 | 625 171 12  .274  .703   2
 Ken Clay            1   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |   0   0  0               0
 Bucky Dent          6  24  3 10  1  0  0   7  1  2  .417  .440  .458  0 | 379  92  5  .243  .603   3
*Brian Doyle         6  16  4  7  1  0  0   2  0  0  .438  .438  .500  0 |  52  10  0  .192  .384   0
 Ed Figueroa         2   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |   0   0  0               0
 Rich Gossage        3   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |   0   0  0               0
*Ron Guidry          1   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |   0   0  0               0
 Mike Heath          1   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |  92  21  0  .228  .548   0
 Catfish Hunter      2   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |   0   0  0               0
*Reggie Jackson      6  23  2  9  1  0  2   8  3  7  .391  .500  .696  0 | 511 140 27  .274  .833  14
 Cliff Johnson       2   2  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  .000  .000  .000  0 | 174  32  6  .184  .658   0
*Jay Johnstone       2   2  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  .000  .000  .000  0 |+121  27  1  .223  .560   0
*Paul Lindblad       1   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |+  0   0  0               0
 Thurman Munson      6  25  5  8  3  0  0   7  3  7  .320  .393  .440  1 | 617 183  6  .297  .705   2
*Graig Nettles       6  25  2  4  0  0  0   1  0  6  .160  .160  .160  0 | 587 162 27  .276  .803   1
 Lou Piniella        6  25  3  7  0  0  0   4  0  0  .280  .280  .280  1 | 472 148  6  .314  .806   3
*Mickey Rivers       5  18  2  6  0  0  0   1  0  2  .333  .333  .333  1 | 559 148 11  .265  .699  25
*Jim Spencer         4  12  3  2  0  0  0   0  2  4  .167  .286  .167  0 | 150  34  7  .227  .735   0
 Fred Stanley        3   5  0  1  1  0  0   0  1  0  .200  .333  .400  0 | 160  35  1  .219  .605   0
*Gary Thomasson      3   4  0  1  0  0  0   0  0  1  .250  .250  .250  0 |+270  63  8  .233  .671   4
 Dick Tidrow         2   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |   0   0  0               0
#Roy White           6  24  9  8  0  0  1   4  4  5  .333  .429  .458  2 | 346  93  8  .269  .742  10
+-------------------+-+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+---+----+---+--+-----+-----+---+
 Total               6 224 36 68  8  0  3  34 16 41  .304  .355  .379  5 |        125  .267  .716  98

    * - bats left-handed, # - switch hits, ? - unknown, else - bats right-handed

A + before season totals indicates the player was with multiple teams this year.

Los Angeles Dodgers

                                          SERIES STATS                   |      REGULAR SEASON       
 Player              G  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO  BA    OBP   SLG  SB |  AB  H  HR  BA     OPS  SB
+-------------------+-+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+---+----+---+--+-----+-----+---+
 Dusty Baker         6  21  2  5  0  0  1   1  1  3  .238  .273  .381  0 | 522 137 11  .262  .700  12
 Ron Cey             6  21  2  6  0  0  1   4  3  3  .286  .375  .429  0 | 555 150 23  .270  .832   2
*Vic Davalillo       2   3  0  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  .333  .333  .333  0 |  77  24  1  .312  .723   2
 Joe Ferguson        2   4  1  2  2  0  0   0  0  1  .500  .500 1.000  0 |+348  78 14  .224  .747   1
*Terry Forster       3   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |   8   4  0  .500 1.125   0
 Steve Garvey        6  24  1  5  1  0  0   0  1  7  .208  .240  .250  1 | 639 202 21  .316  .852  10
 Jerry Grote         2   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |  70  19  0  .271  .697   0
 Burt Hooton         2   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |  67  10  0  .149  .394   0
 Charlie Hough       2   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |  12   4  0  .333  .750   0
 Tommy John          2   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |  66   8  0  .121  .311   0
 Lee Lacy            4  14  0  2  0  0  0   1  1  3  .143  .200  .143  0 | 245  64 13  .261  .853   7
 Davey Lopes         6  26  7  8  0  0  3   7  2  1  .308  .357  .654  2 | 587 163 17  .278  .776  45
*Rick Monday         5  13  2  2  1  0  0   0  4  3  .154  .353  .231  0 | 342  87 19  .254  .816   2
 Manny Mota          1   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  1  0       1.000        0 |  33  10  0  .303  .694   0
#Billy North         4   8  2  1  1  0  0   2  1  0  .125  .222  .250  1 |+356  82  0  .230  .637  30
*Johnny Oates        1   1  0  1  0  0  0   0  1  0 1.000 1.000 1.000  0 |  75  23  0  .307  .670   0
*Doug Rau            1   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |  63   9  0  .143  .328   0
 Lance Rautzhan      2   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |   4   0  0  .000  .000   0
 Bill Russell        6  26  1 11  2  0  0   2  2  2  .423  .464  .500  1 | 625 179  3  .286  .685  10
#Reggie Smith        6  25  3  5  0  0  1   5  2  6  .200  .259  .320  0 | 447 132 29  .295  .941  12
 Don Sutton          2   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |  72   6  0  .083  .215   0
 Bob Welch           3   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |  29   5  0  .172  .379   0
 Steve Yeager        5  13  2  3  1  0  0   0  1  2  .231  .286  .308  0 | 228  44  4  .193  .577   0
+-------------------+-+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+---+----+---+--+-----+-----+---+
 Total               6 199 23 52  8  0  6  22 20 31  .261  .329  .392  5 |        149  .264  .740 137

    * - bats left-handed, # - switch hits, ? - unknown, else - bats right-handed

A + before season totals indicates the player was with multiple teams this year.

Note pitchers did not bat in the 1978 World Series.

Series Pitching Stats

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New York Yankees

                        SERIES STATS                     |     REGULAR SEASON           
 Player              G  ERA   W-L SV CG  IP   H ER BB SO |  W-L   IP  ERA   WHIP  SO SV 
+-------------------+-+------+---+--+--+----+--+--+--+---+------+---+-----+-----+---+--+
 Catfish Hunter      2   4.15 1-1  0  0 13.0 13  6  1  5 | 12-6  118  3.58  1.13  56   
 Jim Beattie         1   2.00 1-0  0  1  9.0  9  2  4  8 |  6-9  128  3.73  1.36  65   
*Ron Guidry          1   1.00 1-0  0  1  9.0  8  1  7  4 | 25-3  274  1.74  0.95 248   
 Ed Figueroa         2   8.10 0-1  0  0  6.7  9  6  5  2 | 20-9  253  2.99  1.23  92   
 Rich Gossage        3   0.00 1-0  0  0  6.0  1  0  1  4 | 10-11 134  2.01  1.09 122 27
 Dick Tidrow         2   1.93 0-0  0  0  4.7  4  1  0  5 |  7-11 185  3.84  1.32  73   
 Ken Clay            1  11.57 0-0  0  0  2.3  4  3  2  2 |  3-4   76  4.28  1.45  32   
*Paul Lindblad       1  11.57 0-0  0  0  2.3  4  3  0  1 |+ 1-1   58  3.88  1.47  34  2
+-------------------+-+------+---+--+--+----+--+--+--+---+------+---+-----+-----+---+--+
 Total                   3.74 4-2  0  2 53.0 52 22 20 31 |            3.18 1.230   

    * - throws left-handed, ? - unknown, else - throws right-handed

A + before season totals indicates the player was with multiple teams this year.

Los Angeles Dodgers

                        SERIES STATS                     |     REGULAR SEASON           
 Player              G  ERA   W-L SV CG  IP   H ER BB SO |  W-L   IP  ERA   WHIP  SO SV 
+-------------------+-+------+---+--+--+----+--+--+--+---+------+---+-----+-----+---+--+
*Tommy John          2   3.07 1-0  0  0 14.7 14  5  4  6 | 17-10 213  3.30  1.33 124  1
 Don Sutton          2   7.50 0-2  0  0 12.0 17 10  4  8 | 15-11 238  3.55  1.18 154   
 Burt Hooton         2   6.48 1-1  0  0  8.3 13  6  3  6 | 19-10 236  2.71  1.09 104   
 Charlie Hough       2   8.44 0-0  0  0  5.3 10  5  2  5 |  5-5   93  3.28  1.25  66  7
 Bob Welch           3   6.23 0-1  1  0  4.3  4  3  2  6 |  7-4  111  2.02  1.06  66  3
*Terry Forster       3   0.00 0-0  0  0  4.0  5  0  1  6 |  5-4   65  1.93  1.21  46 22
*Doug Rau            1   0.00 0-0  0  0  2.0  1  0  0  3 | 15-9  199  3.26  1.44  95   
*Lance Rautzhan      2  13.50 0-0  0  0  2.0  4  3  0  0 |  2-1   61  2.93  1.30  25  4
+-------------------+-+------+---+--+--+----+--+--+--+---+------+---+-----+-----+---+--+
 Total                   5.47 2-4  1  0 52.7 68 32 16 40 |            3.12 1.250   

    * - throws left-handed, ? - unknown, else - throws right-handed

A + before season totals indicates the player was with multiple teams this year.

WS: NYY-LAD / ALCS: NYY-KCR / NLCS: LAD-PHI

 1977 WS /  1979 WS

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