1978 Portland Beavers Roster

Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 76-62
Finished 2nd in the PCL's West Division
Manager: Gene Dusan (76-62)
Affiliation: Cleveland Indians
Location: Portland, Oregon
Ballpark: PGE Park
Attendance: 96,395, Avg. 1,397
1978 Portland Beavers Statistics

Playoffs - Tacoma Yankees 2 games, Portland Beavers 2 - The series was postponed due to rain. Albuquerque and Tacoma were declared co-champions.

The Portland Beavers of the Pacific Coast League ended the 1978 season with a record of 76 wins and 62 losses, finishing second in the league's West Division.

The Beavers scored 833 runs and surrendered 804 runs. Rob Ellis led Portland with 21 home runs, while Dan Briggs and Wayne Cage walloped 15 or more also. Dan Briggs drove in 109 runs. Rob Ellis topped all regular hitters by hitting .333. Eric Wilkins paced the team with 15 wins, and Tom Brennan recorded a 4.55 ERA, best among regular hurlers.

Members of the 1978 Portland Beavers who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Larry Lintz, Dan Briggs, Mike Vail, Bob Allietta, Wayne Cage, Cardell Camper, Bill Laxton, Sandy Wihtol, Jack Baker, Dave Rosello, Alfredo Griffin, Tom Brennan, Steve Barr, Ed Goodson, Dave Oliver, Larry Andersen, Rick Sawyer, Ron Hassey, Eric Wilkins, Hugh Yancy, Rick Kreuger and Rob Ellis.

Gene Dusan served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Bob AlliettaRRMay 1, 19526'0"190New Bedford, MA US
Larry AndersenRRMay 6, 19536'3"200Portland, OR US
Jack BakerRRMay 4, 19506'5"225Birmingham, AL US
Steve BarrLLSeptember 8, 19516'4"200St. Louis, MO US
Tom BrennanRROctober 30, 19526'1"180Chicago, IL US
Dan BriggsLLNovember 18, 19526'0"180Scotia, CA US
Wayne CageLLNovember 23, 19516'4"205Monroe, LA US
Cardell CamperRRJuly 6, 19526'3"208Boley, OK US
Rick ColzieRRJuly 14, 19516'0"180Fitzgerald, GA US
Rob EllisRRJuly 3, 19505'11"180Grand Rapids, MI US
Jeffrey GeachRRNovember 6, 19505'11"160Clendale, CA US
Ed GoodsonLRJanuary 25, 19486'3"180Pulaski, VA US
Alfredo GriffinSROctober 6, 19575'11"160Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional DO
Ron HasseyLRFebruary 27, 19536'2"200Tucson, AZ US
Todd HeimerLLMarch 7, 19556'4"210
Rick KreugerRLNovember 3, 19486'2"185Grand Rapids, MI US
Bill LaxtonLLJanuary 5, 19486'1"190Camden, NJ US
Larry LintzSROctober 10, 19495'9"150Martinez, CA US
Tom McGoughRRAugust 15, 19556'2"180Johnstown, PA US
Gary MelsonRRFebruary 27, 19536'1"180
Tim NorridLRFebruary 8, 19556'2"190Ripley, TN US
Dave OliverLRApril 7, 19515'11"175Stockton, CA US
Nate PuryearRRJuly 30, 19546'4"205Biloxi, MS US
Dave RoselloRRJune 26, 19505'11"160Mayaguez, PR
John RoslundRL6'0"190
Rick SawyerRRApril 7, 19486'2"205Bakersfield, CA US
Mike VailRRNovember 10, 19516'1"180San Francisco, CA US
Bill VanBommelRRFebruary 15, 19526'5"210
Sandy WihtolRRJune 1, 19556'1"195Palo Alto, CA US
Eric WilkinsRRDecember 9, 19566'1"190St. Louis, MO US
Hugh YancyRROctober 16, 19505'11"170Sarasota, FL 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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