1978 Chicago Cubs Roster

The 1978 Chicago Cubs team roster seen on this page includes every player who appeared in a game during the 1978 season. It is a comprehensive team roster and player names are sorted by the fielding position where the most number of games were played during the regular season. Every player's name links to their career statistics.

Below the main roster you will find in the Fast Facts section: a 1978 Chicago Cubs Opening Day starters list, a 1978 Chicago Cubs salary list, a 1978 Chicago Cubs uniform number breakdown and a 1978 Chicago Cubs primary starters list. These team rosters are presented only when and where the data is available.

"Bill Buckner had a nineteen game hitting streak going and always wore the same underwear. Of course, he had no friends." - Lenny Randle
1978 Chicago Cubs


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Complete Roster

6-05
200
Right
Right
1950-08-22
6-02
205
Left
Right
1940-04-12
6-03
210
Left
Left
1955-01-18
6-03
180
Left
Left
1954-11-14
6-02
175
Left
Right
1945-11-03
6-05
205
Right
Right
1952-01-21
6-03
210
Right
Right
1952-09-23
6-02
195
Right
Left
1950-03-27
6-00
185
Right
Left
1954-02-13
6-04
225
Right
Right
1947-01-12
6-03
235
Right
Right
1949-05-16
6-02
197
Left
Left
1944-09-11
6-03
187
Right
Right
1955-06-26
6-02
190
Right
Right
1953-01-08
5-11
180
Right
Both
1952-08-19
5-11
190
Right
Right
1947-09-11
6-03
215
Right
Both
1953-09-11
5-11
165
Right
Left
1948-12-26
6-02
205
Left
Left
1946-07-27
6-00
185
Left
Left
1949-12-14
5-11
175
Right
Right
1953-01-09
6-01
180
Right
Right
1943-01-30
5-09
176
Right
Right
1947-07-25
5-09
165
Right
Left
1951-05-01
6-00
185
Right
Both
1951-10-26
6-01
190
Right
Right
1953-09-25
6-00
160
Right
Both
1953-10-16
6-00
185
Right
Right
1953-02-24
6-01
164
Right
Right
1950-12-25
5-09
170
Right
Right
1946-10-06
5-11
170
Right
Right
1953-04-02
5-11
175
Left
Left
1952-08-01
6-06
210
Right
Right
1948-12-21
5-11
180
Right
Left
1946-05-20
6-03
195
Left
Left
1955-12-07
6-00
185
Right
Right
1951-11-10
5-10
195
Right
Both
1952-01-09
5-11
165
Right
Both
1952-08-23
6-02
190
Left
Left
1955-03-29


The 1978 Chicago Cubs played 162 games during the regular season, won 79 games, lost 83 games, and finished in third position. They played their home games at Wrigley Field (Park Factors: 112/113) where 1,525,311 fans witnessed their 1978 Cubs finish the season with a .488 winning percentage.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a unique set of rosters not easily found on the Internet. Included, where data is available, is a 1978 Chicago Cubs Opening Day starters list, a 1978 Chicago Cubs salary list, a 1978 Chicago Cubs uniform number breakdown and a 1978 Chicago Cubs primary starters list:


1978 Chicago Cubs
Salaries

Bobby Murcer $320,000.00
Rick Reuschel $300,000.00
Dave Kingman $275,000.00
Bill Buckner $155,000.00
Dave Roberts $90,000.00
Bruce Sutter $71,000.00
Willie Hernandez $26,500.00
Dave Geisel $21,000.00
Mike Gordon $21,000.00
Mike Krukow $21,000.00
Dennis Lamp $21,000.00
Karl Pagel $21,000.00
Ed Putman $21,000.00
Mike Sember $21,000.00
Manny Seoane $21,000.00
Scot Thompson $21,000.00

Did you know that a 1978 Chicago Cubs Schedule is available and it includes dates of every game played, scores of every game played, a cumulative record, and many hard to find splits (Monthly Splits, Team vs Team Splits & Score Related Splits)?

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