1978 Wichita Aeros Statistics

American Association (AA) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 58-77
Finished 4th in the AA's West Division
Manager: Harry Dunlop (58-77)
Affiliation: Chicago Cubs
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Ballpark: Lawrence-Dumont Stadium
Attendance: 150,840, Avg. 2,235
1978 Wichita Aeros Roster

The Wichita Aeros of the American Association ended the 1978 season with a record of 58 wins and 77 losses, finishing fourth in the league's West Division.

The Aeros scored 615 runs and yielded 755 runs. Ed Putman paced Wichita with 24 home runs, while Karl Pagel walloped 15 or more, too. Karl Pagel drove in 86 runs. Scot Thompson led all regular batters with a .326 average. Manny Seoane topped the squad with 12 wins and a team-best 4.5 ERA, tops among pitchers with enough qualifying appearances.

Members of the 1978 Wichita Aeros who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Larry Anderson, Tim Blackwell, Bill Caudill, Steve Davis, Dennis DeBarr, Jesús Figueroa, Dave Geisel, Mike Gordon, Al Javier, Mike Krukow, Randy Martz, Rudy Meoli, Karl Pagel, Gerry Pirtle, Ed Putman, George Riley, Rodney Scott, Mike Sember, Manny Seoane and Scot Thompson.

Harry Dunlop 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
Manny Seoane129.5714.5028271110174.01641008721813131464
Chuck Rogers1015.4004.7829291010194.02171141033261494518
Bill Caudill89.4715.532924500158.015110397211054124605
Dave Geisel69.4004.961918110107.010268591065062403
Darrell Turner33.5004.9615911049.0743827631110004
Andrew Muhlstock34.4294.8044100490.010560481432654403
George Riley35.3757.2524200036.0473129823017005
Randy Martz37.3007.17111110059.0825147427224102
Mike Krukow23.4003.917730053.0512723521129203
Dave Overstreet101.0009.697000013.014151431306001
Gerry Pirtle80.0
Larry Anderson400.0
Mike Martin006.00800009.087601007001
Lawrence Groover0013.50200004.05663203001
Byron Wilkerson03.0003.6423000547.0402019623037225
Dennis DeBarr03.0009.6623310141.0635344930222128
Totals5170.4215.303171310334101034.01123693609142524236202911530

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
Scot Thompson13558151983169337106435125360.326.384.474.858246036
Steve Davis135537488591321961370863380.270.316.414.730202358
Karl Pagel1345564628112427523863391142.268.389.498.887230111
Ed Putman113471381631021852481337982.268.401.530.931202722
Mike Sember1244884105898137135713769143.239.353.400.753164432
Jeffrey Youngbauer1083703474286143734341939.248.286.366.652127031
Al Javier913263103676132113298548.245.269.406.676126632
Rodney Scott632872564867834173692829.262.339.363.70293210
Tim Blackwell64232184325470833114235.293.420.462.88285114
Jesús Figueroa69216201235140214641028.254.291.303.59561131
Jim Buckner602232072351101111681430.246.296.319.61566101
Rudy Meoli492051672549803151053320.293.411.395.80666131
Mike Gordon702522182639110832002947.179.273.339.61374032
Tony Pepper2988738192017111312.260.379.329.70824110
Manny Seoane2922203500020004.250.238.250.4885011
Kevin Drury31293401011020.444.500.6671.1676001
Dennis DeBarr232202100100001.0001.0001.5002.5003000
Dave Geisel1913111200000015.182.250.182.4322010
Michael Shepston1220100000000.500.500.5001.0001000
George Riley24220101010000.500.5001.5002.0003000
Bill Caudill30540100000002.250.250.250.5001010
Bill Evers3540100010000.250.400.250.6501100
Mike Krukow7990100000003.111.111.111.2221000
Chuck Rogers3019181100110008.056.056.222.2784010
Randy Martz11330000000003.000.000.000.0000000
Darrell Turner15430000000011.000.250.000.2500000
Byron Wilkerson23110000000001.000.000.000.0000000
Andrew Muhlstock44760000000014.000.143.000.1430000
Totals15064938431761511361884112956013571523826.263.344.415.760179302936330


Fielding:

Player Pos GP PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS%
Scot Thompson1B87772561077.9889.517
Karl Pagel1B3633110725.9809.472
Ed Putman1B1411650101.0008.643
Steve Davis2B113248334970.9855.150
Rodney Scott2B13383659.9375.692
Mike Sember2B6112325.9445.667
Kevin Drury2B31711.8892.667
Jeffrey Youngbauer2B265021.0005.500
Rudy Meoli2B121011.0003.000
Ed Putman3B85651551215.9482.588
Rudy Meoli3B36177056.9462.417
Jeffrey Youngbauer3B781432.8803.143
Steve Davis3B5011031.0002.200
Rodney Scott3B312001.0001.000
Mike Sember3B102001.0002.000
Mike GordonC693534885.9805.8127
Tim BlackwellC603512482.9796.2507
Ed PutmanC9506001.0006.2220
Michael ShepstonC140001.0004.0001
Jeffrey YoungbauerOF82157851.9712.012
Karl PagelOF81135670.9531.741
Jim BucknerOF5592320.9791.727
Al JavierOF54872101.8991.648
Scot ThompsonOF49101330.9722.122
Rodney ScottOF49111541.9672.367
Jesús FigueroaOF4682771.9271.935
Andrew MuhlstockP44817031.000.568
Larry AndersonP40.000
Chuck RogersP29124133.9461.828
Bill CaudillP291318021.0001.069
Manny SeoaneP2864012.9791.643
George RileyP241811.900.375
Byron WilkersonP231510.857.261
Dennis DeBarrP2328001.000.435
Dave GeiselP195911.933.737
Darrell TurnerP154540.692.600
Randy MartzP1161231.8571.636
Gerry PirtleP8.000
Mike MartinP802001.000.250
Dave OverstreetP713011.000.571
Mike KrukowP751211.9442.429
Lawrence GrooverP20000.000
Mike SemberSS1171483292264.9564.077
Steve DavisSS192542310.9573.526
Rudy MeoliSS113011.0004.000
Totals142133771397148327.9703.3601500

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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