The 1978 New York Yankees season was the 76th season for the Yankees….as the team finished with a record of 100-63….finishing one game ahead of the Boston Red Sox to win their third American League East title in a row….for the two teams were tied after 162 games….leading to a one-game playoff….which the Yankees won.
In the ALCS, they defeated the Kansas City Royals in 4 games. In the World Series, they defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in 6 games in a rematch of the 1977 World Series. The Yankees were managed by Billy Martin, Dick Howser and Bob Lemon…..as the Yanks played at Yankee Stadium.
The season was tumultuous for the Yankees, as Jackson was suspended in a mid-season showdown with Billy Martin, which later resulted in Martin resigning mid-season.