1978 Tacoma Yankees Roster

Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 80-57
Finished 1st in the PCL's West Division
Manager: Mike Ferraro (80-57)
Affiliation: New York Yankees
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Ballpark: Cheney Stadium
Attendance: 211,030, Avg. 3,081
1978 Tacoma Yankees Statistics

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

The Tacoma Yankees of the Pacific Coast League ended the 1978 season with a record of 80 wins and 57 losses, finishing first in the league's West Division.

The Yankees gave up 619 runs, the lowest total in the circuit. Tacoma tallied 779 runs. Roy Staiger paced the team with 19 home runs, while Tommy Cruz and Jerry Narron walloped 15 or more also. Roy Staiger drove in 85 runs. Garry Smith led all regular batters by hitting .325. Roger Slagle topped the squad with 13 wins, and Larry McCall recorded a 2.93 ERA, leading qualifying pitchers.

Jerry Narron, Brian Doyle, Bob Kammeyer, Rick Anderson, Dave Rajsich, Darryl Jones, Tommy Cruz, Dennis Werth, Larry McCall, Dell Alston, Bobby Brown, Dámaso García, Domingo Ramos, Roger Slagle, Jim Beattie, George Zeber and Roy Staiger were all players from the 1978 Tacoma Yankees who played in the Majors during their careers.

Mike Ferraro served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Jose AlcantaraRRApril 2, 19566'1"160, DO
Dell AlstonLRSeptember 22, 19526'0"180Valhalla, NY US
Rick AndersonRRDecember 25, 19536'2"210Inglewood, CA US
Jim BeattieRRJuly 4, 19546'5"210Hampton, VA US
Bobby BrownSRMay 25, 19546'2"190Norfolk, VA US
Nate ChapmanLLOctober 2, 19535'9"160Mobile, AL US
Tommy CruzLLFebruary 15, 19515'9"165Arroyo, PR
James CurnalRRJuly 23, 19546'2"215Jersey City, NJ US
Brian DoyleLRJanuary 26, 19545'10"160Glasgow, KY US
Dámaso GarcíaRRFebruary 7, 19576'1"165Moca, Espaillat DO
Doug HeinoldRRJanuary 12, 19556'4"185Victoria, TX US
Dennis IrwinRRJanuary 11, 19546'0"170Tulare, CA US
Darryl JonesRRJune 5, 19515'10"175Meadville, PA US
Bob KammeyerRRDecember 2, 19506'4"210Kansas City, KS US
Jim LysgaardRRJune 11, 19546'1"185, CA
Larry McCallLRSeptember 8, 19526'2"195Asheville, NC US
Neal MerschRROctober 27, 19516'3"185Covington, KY US
Jerry NarronLRJanuary 15, 19566'3"205Goldsboro, NC US
Bob PolinskyRRJune 21, 19516'4"202Coaldale, PA US
Dave RajsichLLSeptember 28, 19516'5"175Youngstown, OH US
Domingo RamosRRMarch 29, 19585'10"154Santiago, Santiago DO
Dan SchmitzLRMarch 1, 19555'7"150Detroit, MI US
Roger SlagleRRNovember 4, 19536'3"190Wichita, KS US
Garry SmithRLOctober 23, 19556'2"185Jacksonville, NC US
Roy StaigerRRJanuary 6, 19506'0"195Tulsa, OK US
Steve TaylorRRFebruary 9, 19566'4"200Wilmington, DE US
Marv ThompsonRRDecember 27, 19515'11"180Lynwood, CA US
Jamie WerlyRRSeptember 7, 19566'2"185Elmhurst, IL US
Dennis WerthRRDecember 29, 19526'1"200Lincoln, IL US
George ZeberSRAugust 29, 19505'11"170Ellwood City, PA 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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