1978 Season

World Series Champion

New York Yankees

The Yankees defeat the Dodgers (4-2)
World Series MVP: Bucky Dent (NYY)

Playoffs

ALCS: Yankees defeat the Royals 3-1
NLCS: Dodgers defeat the Phillies 3-1

Highlights

1. May 5th: Pete Rose swings for his 3,000 hit off Steve Rogers of the Montreal Expos
2. June 17th: Ron Guidry strikes out an American League record (for southpaws) 18 batters
3. June 30th: Willie McCovey hits his 500th home run off the Atlanta Braves
4. July 11th: The All-Star games goes 7-3 for The National League over the American League
5. July 20th: The Montreal Expos’ shortstop Chris Speier hits for the cycle
6. October 1st: Gaylord Perry records his 3,000 strikeout against the Los Angeles Dodgers
7. August 1st: Pete Rose’s 44-game hitting streak comes to an end against the Braves.

No-Hitters

April 16th: Bob Forsch,  Cardinals 5 – Phillies 0
June 16th: Tom Seaver,  Reds 4 – Cardinals 0

National League

EAST W L W-L% GB
Philadelphia Phillies 90 72 .556
Pittsburgh Pirates 88 73 .547 1.5
Chicago Cubs 79 83 .488 11.0
Montreal Expos 76 86 .469 14.0
St. Louis Cardinals 69 93 .426 21.0
New York Mets 66 96 .407 24.0
WEST W L W-L% GB
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 .586
Cincinnati Reds 92 69 .571 2.5
San Francisco Giants 89 73 .549 6.0
San Diego Padres 84 78 .519 11.0
Houston Astros 75 88 .457 21.0
Atlanta Braves 69 93 .426 26.0

NL Leaders

WAR: Phil Niekro (ATL), 10.4
Most Valuable Player: Dave Parker (PIT)
Cy Young Award: Gaylord Perry (SDP)
Rookie of the Year: Bob Horner (ATL)
Batting Title: Dave Parker (PIT), .334
Home Runs: George Foster (CIN), 40
RBIs: George Foster (CIN), 120
Wins: Gaylord Perry (SDP), 21
ERA: Craig Swan (NYM), 2.43
Strikeouts: J.R. Richard (HOU), 303

American League

EAST W L W-L% GB
New York Yankees 100 63 .613
Boston Red Sox 99 64 .607 1.0
Milwaukee Brewers 93 69 .574 6.5
Baltimore Orioles 90 71 .559 9.0
Detroit Tigers 86 76 .441 28.5
Cleveland Indians 69 90 .434 29.0
Toronto Blue Jays 59 102 .366 40.0
WEST W L W-L% GB
Kansas City Royals 92 70 .568
California Angels 87 75 .537 5.0
Texas Rangers 87 75 .537 5.0
Minnesota Twins 73 89 .451 19.0
Chicago White Sox 71 90 .441 20.5
Oakland Athletics 69 93 .426 23.0
Seattle Mariners 56 104 .350 35.0

AL Leaders

WAR: Ron Guidry (NYY), 9.6
Most Valuable Player:
Jim Rice (BOS)
Cy Young Award: Ron Guidry (NYY)
Rookie of the Year: Lou Whitaker (DET)
Batting Title: Rod Carew (MIN), .333
Home Runs: Jim Rice (BOS), 46
RBIs: Jim Rice (BOS), 139
Wins: Ron Guidry (NYY), 25
ERA: Ron Guidry (NYY), 1.74
Strikeouts: Nolan Ryan (CAL), 260