1978 Oakland Athletics season


1978 Oakland Athletics season

MLB yearly infobox
name = Oakland Athletics
season = 1978
misc =

current league = American League
y1 = 1901
division = Western Division
y2 = 1969
Uniform
ballpark = Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
y4 = 1968
city = Oakland, California
y5 = 1968
owners = Charles O. Finley
managers = Bobby Winkles and Jack McKeon
television = KPIX-TV
(Monte Moore, Bob Waller)
radio = KALX/KNEW (AM)
(Bud Foster, Bob Cosgrove, Curt Flood, Jim Peterson, Larry Baer)|
The Oakland Athletics' 1978 season involved the A's finishing 6th in the American League West with a record of 69 wins and 93 losses. Charlie O. Finley nearly sold the team to buyers who would have moved them to Denver for the by|1978 season.

Offseason

*February 25, 1978: Doug Bair and cash were traded by the Athletics to the Cincinnati Reds for Dave Revering. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/reverda01.shtml Dave Revering page at Baseball Reference] ]
*March 15, 1978: Vida Blue was traded by the Athletics to the San Francisco Giants for Gary Alexander, Gary Thomasson, Dave Heaverlo, Alan Wirth, John Henry Johnson, Phil Huffman, a player to be named later, and $300,000. The Giants completed the deal by sending Mario Guerrero to the Athletics on April 7. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/bluevi01.shtml Vida Blue page at Baseball Reference] ]

The trade of Vida Blue was a very complicated deal for A's owner Charles O. Finley. At the end of the 1977 season, Finley attempted to trade Vida Blue to the Reds for a player of lesser stature and cash, but Bowie Kuhn vetoed the deal. The commissioner claimed that it was tantamount to the sale of the star pitcher to the Yankees that the commissioner voided during by|1976. The commissioner claimed that adding Blue to the Reds' already formidable pitching staff would make a mockery of the National League West race. Instead, Blue was traded across the bay to the San Francisco Giants in a multi-player trade that likewise received the Commissioner's blessing.

Regular season

eason standings

Notable transactions

*March 25, 1978: Sheldon Mallory was traded by the Athletics to the Toronto Blue Jays for Steve Staggs. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/mallosh01.shtml Sheldon Mallory page at Baseball Reference] ]
*March 28, 1978: Dick Allen was released by the Athletics. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/a/allendi01.shtml Dick Allen page at Baseball Reference] ]
*April 4, 1978: Manny Sanguillen was traded by the Athletics to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Miguel Dilone, Elias Sosa and a player to be named later. The Pirates completed the deal by sening Mike Edwards to the Athletics on April 7. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/sanguma01.shtml Manny Sanguillen page at Baseball Reference] ]
*June 15, 1978: Gary Alexander was traded by the Athletics to the Cleveland Indians for Joe Wallis. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/w/wallijo01.shtml Joe Wallis page at Baseball Reference] ]
*June 20, 1978: Tito Fuentes was signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics. [http://www.baseball-reference.com/f/fuentti01.shtml]
*July 13, 1978: Willie Horton was signed as a free agent by the Athletics. [http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/hortowi01.shtml Willie Horton page at Baseball Reference] ]
*July 26, 1978: Tito Fuentes was released by the Oakland Athletics. [http://www.baseball-reference.com/f/fuentti01.shtml]
*August 15, 1978: Willie Horton and Phil Huffman were traded by Athletics to the Toronto Blue Jays for Rico Carty.

Roster

Pitching

Starting pitchers

References

* [http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/OAK/1978.shtml 1978 Oakland Athletics team page at Baseball Reference]
* [http://baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1978&t=OAK 1978 Oakland Athletics team page at www.baseball-almanac.com]


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