1978 San Francisco Giants Roster

The 1978 San Francisco Giants 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 San Francisco Giants Opening Day starters list, a 1978 San Francisco Giants salary list, a 1978 San Francisco Giants uniform number breakdown and a 1978 San Francisco Giants primary starters list. These team rosters are presented only when and where the data is available.

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1978 San Francisco Giants

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Complete Roster

6-03
205
Right
Right
1948-02-10
6-00
189
Left
Both
1949-07-28
6-02
195
Right
Right
1952-10-02
6-02
185
Left
Left
1948-03-09
6-07
220
Right
Right
1950-10-04
6-02
200
Left
Left
1954-05-25
6-01
200
Left
Both
1949-01-03
6-02
195
Right
Left
1950-03-27
6-02
190
Right
Both
1951-07-29
6-03
190
Right
Right
1948-10-13
6-01
180
Right
Right
1950-05-25
6-02
180
Left
Left
1955-03-08
6-01
205
Right
Right
1952-04-09
6-02
200
Right
Right
1947-10-11
6-03
210
Right
Right
1952-02-18
6-02
200
Right
Right
1954-10-04
5-09
165
Right
Right
1946-05-30
5-10
180
Right
Both
1951-11-07
6-00
185
Right
Right
1952-12-11
6-02
205
Right
Left
1947-05-26
6-00
170
Right
Both
1950-03-27
6-01
180
Right
Right
1946-11-03
6-03
205
Right
Right
1952-08-08
6-00
185
Left
Left
1949-10-21
6-02
167
Right
Right
1954-06-19
5-11
185
Right
Right
1951-01-12
6-04
210
Left
Left
1938-01-10
6-00
165
Right
Both
1947-10-10
6-02
205
Right
Right
1955-11-10
5-11
170
Right
Right
1953-04-02
5-10
175
Left
Left
1950-01-03
6-03
195
Right
Right
1953-11-03
6-01
197
Right
Left
1953-01-12
5-11
175
Left
Left
1952-09-21
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The 1978 San Francisco Giants played 162 games during the regular season, won 89 games, lost 73 games, and finished in third position. They played their home games at Candlestick Park (Park Factors: 96/96) where 1,740,477 fans witnessed their 1978 Giants finish the season with a .549 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 San Francisco Giants Opening Day starters list, a 1978 San Francisco Giants salary list, a 1978 San Francisco Giants uniform number breakdown and a 1978 San Francisco Giants primary starters list:

1978 San Francisco Giants
Salaries

Bill Madlock $260,000.00
John Montefusco $260,000.00
Vida Blue $205,000.00
Darrell Evans $110,000.00
Willie McCovey $85,000.00
Bob Knepper $27,500.00
Terry Cornutt $21,000.00
Skip James $21,000.00
Dennis Littlejohn $21,000.00
Philip Nastu $21,000.00
Ed Plank $21,000.00
John Tamargo $21,000.00

Did you know that a 1978 San Francisco Giants 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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