1978 Evansville Triplets Roster

American Association (AA) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 78-58
Finished 2nd in the AA's East Division
Manager: Les Moss (78-58)
Affiliation: Detroit Tigers
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Ballpark: Bosse Field
Attendance: 109,106, Avg. 1,604
1978 Evansville Triplets Statistics

The Evansville Triplets of the American Association ended the 1978 season with a record of 78 wins and 58 losses, finishing second in the league's East Division.

The Triplets led the league with just 571 runs allowed. Evansville scored 675 runs. Dave Stegman paced the team with 14 home runs and drove in 67 runs. Rick Peters topped hitters with significant playing time by connecting at a .276 clip. Sheldon Burnside paced the squad with 14 wins, while Kip Young earned a 3.02 ERA, tops among pitchers with enough qualifying appearances.

Players from the 1978 Evansville Triplets who spent time in the Majors during their careers included Bruce Kimm, Al Greene, Bob Adams, Glenn Gulliver, Boots Day, Tom Brookens, Fernando Arroyo, Dan Gonzales, Jim Crawford, Charlie Spikes, Sheldon Burnside, Mark DeJohn, John Doherty, Rick Peters, Kip Young, Jerry Manuel, Chuck Scrivener, Dave Stegman, Mike Chris, Bruce Taylor, Ed Glynn, Dave Tobik, Bob Sykes, Pat Underwood, Steve Baker and Dan Petry.

Les Moss served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Bob AdamsRRJanuary 6, 19526'2"200Pittsburgh, PA US
Fernando ArroyoRRMarch 21, 19526'2"180Sacramento, CA US
Steve BakerRRAugust 30, 19566'0"185Eugene, OR US
Tom BrookensRRAugust 10, 19535'10"165Chambersburg, PA US
Sheldon BurnsideRLDecember 22, 19546'5"200South Bend, IN US
Dwight CarterRRJune 10, 19515'10"177Little Rock, AR US
Mike ChrisLLOctober 8, 19576'3"180Santa Monica, CA US
Jim CrawfordLLSeptember 29, 19506'3"200Chicago, IL US
Boots DayLLAugust 31, 19475'9"160Ilion, NY US
Mark DeJohnSRSeptember 18, 19535'11"170Middletown, CT US
John DohertyLLAugust 22, 19515'11"185Woburn, MA US
Marvin GarrisonRR6'5"175
Ed GlynnRLJune 3, 19536'2"180New York, NY US
Dan GonzalesLRSeptember 30, 19536'1"195Whittier, CA US
Garry GraftonRRSeptember 14, 19556'1"185Sewickley, PA US
Al GreeneLRNovember 9, 19545'11"190Detroit, MI US
Glenn GulliverLROctober 15, 19545'11"175Detroit, MI US
Bruce KimmRRJune 29, 19515'11"175Cedar Rapids, IA US
Jerry ManuelSRDecember 23, 19536'0"165Hahira, GA US
John MurphyLLAugust 7, 19576'3"185
Steve PatchinRRMarch 26, 19506'1"190Joplin, MO US
Rick PetersSRNovember 21, 19555'9"170Lynwood, CA US
Dan PetryRRNovember 13, 19586'4"185Palo Alto, CA US
Chuck ScrivenerRROctober 3, 19475'9"170Alexandria, VA US
Charlie SpikesRRJanuary 23, 19516'3"215Bogalusa, LA US
Dave StegmanRRJanuary 30, 19545'11"190Inglewood, CA US
Bob SykesSLDecember 11, 19546'1"195Neptune, NJ US
Bruce TaylorRRApril 16, 19536'0"178Holden, MA US
Dave TobikRRMarch 2, 19536'1"190Euclid, OH US
Ralph TreuelRRJune 7, 19556'4"200Elyria, OH US
Pat UnderwoodLLFebruary 9, 19576'0"175Kokomo, IN US
Stephen ViefhausRRSeptember 28, 19556'4"195
Kip YoungRROctober 29, 19545'11"175Georgetown, OH US

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.

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