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1978 American League Leaders

1978 American League Teams, Rosters and Statistics
1978 American League Standings

Hits Leaders

PlayerTeamHits2B3BHR
Jim RiceBoston Red Sox213251546
Ron LeFloreDetroit Tigers19830312
Rod CarewMinnesota Twins18826105
Thurman MunsonNew York Yankees1832716
Rusty StaubDetroit Tigers17530124
Eddie MurrayBaltimore Orioles17432327
Chris ChamblissNew York Yankees17126312
Hal McRaeKansas City Royals17039516
Al OliverTexas Rangers17035514
Jason ThompsonDetroit Tigers16925326

Doubles Leaders

PlayerTeam2B
George BrettKansas City Royals45
Hal McRaeKansas City Royals39
Carlton FiskBoston Red Sox39
Doug DeCincesBaltimore Orioles37
Dan FordMinnesota Twins36
Al OliverTexas Rangers35
Lou PiniellaNew York Yankees34
Fred LynnBoston Red Sox33
Eddie MurrayBaltimore Orioles32
Rick BurlesonBoston Red Sox32

Triples Leaders

PlayerTeam3B
Jim RiceBoston Red Sox15
Rod CarewMinnesota Twins10
Dan FordMinnesota Twins10
Robin YountMilwaukee Brewers9
Ralph GarrChicago White Sox9
Dave McKayToronto Blue Jays8
Buddy BellCleveland Indians8
George BrettKansas City Royals8
Al CowensKansas City Royals8
Mickey RiversNew York Yankees8

Home Run Leaders

PlayerTeamHR
Jim RiceBoston Red Sox46
Larry HisleMilwaukee Brewers34
Don BaylorCalifornia Angels34
Andre ThorntonCleveland Indians33
Gorman ThomasMilwaukee Brewers32
Bobby BondsChicago White Sox31
Rico CartyOakland Athletics31
Doug DeCincesBaltimore Orioles28
Gary AlexanderCleveland Indians27
Eddie MurrayBaltimore Orioles27
Reggie JacksonNew York Yankees27
Graig NettlesNew York Yankees27

RBI Leaders

PlayerTeamRBI
Jim RiceBoston Red Sox139
Rusty StaubDetroit Tigers121
Larry HisleMilwaukee Brewers115
Andre ThorntonCleveland Indians105
Rico CartyOakland Athletics99
Don BaylorCalifornia Angels99
Reggie JacksonNew York Yankees97
Jason ThompsonDetroit Tigers96
Amos OtisKansas City Royals96
Eddie MurrayBaltimore Orioles95

Wins Leaders

PlayerTeamWL
Ron GuidryNew York Yankees253
Mike CaldwellMilwaukee Brewers229
Jim PalmerBaltimore Orioles2112
Dennis LeonardKansas City Royals2117
Ed FigueroaNew York Yankees209
Dennis EckersleyBoston Red Sox208
Mike FlanaganBaltimore Orioles1915
Paul SplittorffKansas City Royals1913
Frank TananaCalifornia Angels1812
Lary SorensenMilwaukee Brewers1812
Fergie JenkinsTexas Rangers188

ERA Leaders

PlayerTeamERA
Ron GuidryNew York Yankees1.74
Jon MatlackTexas Rangers2.27
Mike CaldwellMilwaukee Brewers2.36
Jim PalmerBaltimore Orioles2.46
Dave GoltzMinnesota Twins2.49
Larry GuraKansas City Royals2.72
Dennis EckersleyBoston Red Sox2.99
Ed FigueroaNew York Yankees2.99
Geoff ZahnMinnesota Twins3.03
Fergie JenkinsTexas Rangers3.04

Shutout Leaders

PlayerTeamSHO
Ron GuidryNew York Yankees9
Jim PalmerBaltimore Orioles6
Mike CaldwellMilwaukee Brewers6
Luis TiantBoston Red Sox5
Fergie JenkinsTexas Rangers4
Scott McGregorBaltimore Orioles4
Frank TananaCalifornia Angels4
Jack BillinghamDetroit Tigers4
Dennis LeonardKansas City Royals4
Bill TraversMilwaukee Brewers3
Dennis EckersleyBoston Red Sox3
Jim WrightBoston Red Sox3
Nolan RyanCalifornia Angels3
Rich GaleKansas City Royals3
Lary SorensenMilwaukee Brewers3

Strikeout Leaders

PlayerTeamSO
Nolan RyanCalifornia Angels260
Ron GuidryNew York Yankees248
Dennis LeonardKansas City Royals183
Mike FlanaganBaltimore Orioles167
Dennis EckersleyBoston Red Sox162
Fergie JenkinsTexas Rangers157
Jon MatlackTexas Rangers157
Ken KravecChicago White Sox154
Dennis MartinezBaltimore Orioles142
Tom UnderwoodToronto Blue Jays139

Save Leaders

PlayerTeamSV
Rich GossageNew York Yankees27
Dave LaRocheCalifornia Angels25
Don StanhouseBaltimore Orioles24
Mike MarshallMinnesota Twins21
Al HraboskyKansas City Royals20
Lerrin LaGrowChicago White Sox16
John HillerDetroit Tigers15
Elias SosaOakland Athletics14
Jim WilloughbyChicago White Sox13
Jim KernCleveland Indians13