1978 Iowa Oaks Statistics

American Association (AA) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 66-70
Finished 4th in the AA's East Division
Manager: Joe Sparks (66-70)
Affiliation: Chicago White Sox
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Ballpark: Sec Taylor Stadium I
Attendance: 121,510, Avg. 1,787
1978 Iowa Oaks Roster

The Iowa Oaks of the American Association ended the 1978 season with a record of 66 wins and 70 losses, finishing fourth in the league's East Division.

The Oaks scored 630 runs and gave up 629 runs. Rusty Torres and Jim Breazeale led Iowa with 16 home runs apiece. Rusty Torres drove in 55 runs. Mike Squires paced hitters with significant playing time by connecting at a .312 clip. Jack Kucek topped the team with 9 wins and a team-best 2.46 ERA, best among qualifying pitchers.

Members of the 1978 Iowa Oaks who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Mike Squires, Henry Cruz, Thad Bosley, Larry Johnson, Mike Colbern, John Flannery, Mike Pazik, Jim Breazeale, Houston Jiménez, John Verhoeven, Rich Hinton, Randy Scarbery, Ross Baumgarten, Steve Bowling, Rich Wortham, Jack Kucek, Reggie Sanders, Bob Oliver, Lloyd Allen, Steve Trout, Rusty Torres, Mike Eden, Steve Luebber, Bruce Dal Canton, Junior Moore, Ken Kravec, Lee Richard, Art James, Kevin Bell, Mike Proly and Eddie Bane.

Joe Sparks served as manager.


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Pitching:

Player W L W% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF
Jack Kucek98.5292.462120920150.013155418681115515
Steve Luebber89.4715.452724511147.0171988911742805014
Randy Scarbery811.4213.943715503144.01407163959586301
Eddie Bane77.5003.854014316131.013465561053372524
Mike Proly62.7502.5922510366.0522219413241202
John Verhoeven67.4624.8344000982.0944944625253037
Ross Baumgarten54.5563.279931066.0573024623054101
Rich Wortham58.3853.982222400138.01367561854173339
Rich Hinton401.0002.734430033.026111016026200
Steve Trout34.4295.249920055.0573632322038202
Stan Butkus22.5005.3415000032.0402219412213003
Mike Pazik11.5002.0814100026.02066411110000
Ken Kravec11.5003.752211012.0105515014100
Quency Hill11.5006.005500021.026161461915001
Bruce Dal Canton008.106000010.09119211011102
Lloyd Allen02.0007.205100010.01311811012003
Mitch Lukevics03.0009.9512500038.0594642517129214
Totals6670.4854.202941360366221161.0117562954289482227223210580

Batting:

Player GP PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB DP HBP SH SF IBB
Mike Squires1155174497014024354830126339.312.395.412.807185032
Art James120440399591161821050943141.291.340.421.761168226
Mike Eden106473412681132827471655637.274.361.403.764166122
Larry Johnson112425368449513113521524654.258.341.405.746149335
Fred Frazier1034183684592152747742826.250.307.359.6661325116
Rusty Torres9139232162901941655356462.280.403.514.917165322
Mike Colbern7528025132711101244122371.283.339.470.809118105
John Flannery1264343993671120124301879.178.214.216.430861142
Jim Breazeale682732323670801643013634.302.399.543.942126302
Kevin Bell8935730548651211240104683.213.312.377.689115015
Thad Bosley471981792752303152181721.291.355.358.71364110
Junior Moore351531332444104129111713.331.408.489.89765111
Steve Bowling511641282336100423553134.281.427.453.88058302
Henry Cruz28124111133050518111213.270.341.450.79250010
Scott Richartz33998510222028221121.259.351.353.70330120
Bob Oliver155953611201600616.208.288.302.59016000
Houston Jiménez13474179200602410.220.289.268.55711020
Reggie Sanders19635438301810710.148.254.259.51314101
A. J. Hill20766728300362322.119.157.164.32111060
Phil Trucks19584767200101825.149.281.191.4729111
Lee Richard1025235610021026.261.320.304.6247000
Mike Pazik15551210110001.400.4001.2001.6006000
Cleo Smith21082210120003.250.333.7501.0836110
Totals13125090443862911602051911857212357529721.261.341.396.737175702853420


Fielding:

Player Pos GP PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS%
Mike Squires1B10189470584.9959.545
Reggie Sanders1B181421048.9748.444
Bob Oliver1B151317216.9869.200
Henry Cruz1B3192011.0007.000
Jim Breazeale1B222012.95711.000
Steve Bowling1B1100021.0001.000
Fred Frazier2B1032032681565.9694.573
A. J. Hill2B204558614.9455.150
Mike Eden2B14252856.9143.786
Lee Richard2B781114.9502.714
John Flannery2B485021.0003.250
Kevin Bell3B89672242111.9333.270
Mike Eden3B44257357.9512.227
Larry Johnson3B311001.000.667
Junior Moore3B20220.5001.000
John Flannery3B204001.0002.000
Steve Bowling3B101001.0001.000
Mike ColbernC6433539133.9665.8445
Larry JohnsonC603313751.9876.1335
Phil TrucksC1890920.9805.5005
Henry CruzC170001.0007.0000
Jim BreazealeC110001.0001.0000
Art JamesOF107176270.9621.664
Rusty TorresOF912331171.9722.681
Mike EdenOF4688221.9781.957
Thad BosleyOF4677521.9761.783
Steve BowlingOF4470422.9741.682
Scott RichartzOF3255310.9831.812
Henry CruzOF2438210.9761.667
Junior MooreOF2030320.9431.650
Mike SquiresOF1928110.9671.526
Larry JohnsonOF850001.000.625
Cleo SmithOF230001.0001.500
Mike ColbernOF240001.0002.000
John VerhoevenP44320011.000.523
Eddie BaneP4051422.905.475
Randy ScarberyP3772012.964.730
Steve LuebberP27103345.9151.593
Rich WorthamP2242431.9031.273
Mike ProlyP22317021.000.909
Jack KucekP211323031.0001.714
Stan ButkusP151510.857.400
Mike PazikP1422001.000.286
Mitch LukevicsP124410.889.667
Steve TroutP938001.0001.222
Ross BaumgartenP905001.000.556
Bruce Dal CantonP603011.000.500
Quency HillP526011.0001.600
Lloyd AllenP51310.800.800
Rich HintonP412001.000.750
Ken KravecP20110.500.500
John FlannerySS1212293792578.9615.025
Houston JiménezSS131840212.9674.462
Mike EdenSS1362212.9662.154
Totals145534831513154341.9703.4341500

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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