1978 SUPERTEAMS BASEBALL PRELIMINARY

The anticipated match-up was to be a World Series rematch between the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers. However, in the last year the Yankees had inserted a clause in each player's contract prohibiting them from participating in off seasons sporting events. The American League West champion Kansas City Royals were invited instead. It is unclear if the Yankees barred players from Superteams due to fear of injury or as a result of the 7-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds the year before.

Honolulu, Hawaii

Competition Dates: February 10-11, 1978.

Air Date: February 26, 1978.

Commentators: Keith Jackson & O.J. Simpson.

1. KANSAS CITY ROYALS (4) - $6,200
2. LOS ANGELES DODGERS (3) - $4,000
George Brett Dusty Baker
Dennis Leonard Ron Cey
John Mayberry Steve Garvey
Hal McRae Tommy John
Amos Otis Davey Lopes
Fred Patek Rick Monday
Tom Poquette Bill Russell
Darrell Porter Reggie Smith
Paul Splitorff Don Sutton

Frank White

Steve Yeager

INDIVIDUAL EVENT RESULTS

TANDEM BIKE RELAY

1. Los Angeles Dodgers Garvey & Russell / Cey & Lopes / Yeager & Monday / Smith & John

2:57.80

2. Kansas City Royals McRae & Poquette / White & Leonard / Mayberry & Splitorff / Porter & Brett

3:04.00

RUNNING RELAY

1. Kansas City Royals Patek / White / Brett / Poquette / Otis / McRae

2:41.10

2. Los Angeles Dodgers Garvey / Russell / Baker / Monday / Smith / Lopes

2:42.90

OBSTACLE COURSE

1. Los Angeles Dodgers

2:53.73

2. Kansas City Royals

3:22.21

LOS ANGELES DODGERS

TIME

PENALTIES

FINAL TIME

KANSAS CITY ROYALS

TIME

PENALTIES

FINAL TIME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reggie Smith

27.30

27.30

Amos Otis

29.7e

WH

31.7e

Davey Lopes

27.57

27.57

George Brett

N/A

N/A

SWIMMING RELAY

1. Kansas City Royals Mayberry / Splitorff / Leonard / Brett / Poquette
1:54.95
2. Los Angeles Dodgers Sutton / John / Baker / Smith / Yeager
N/A

VOLLEYBALL

1. Kansas City Royals

15

2. Los Angeles Dodgers

8

WAR CANOE RACE

1. Los Angeles Dodgers

3:23.00

2. Kansas City Royals
3:25.67

TUG OF WAR

1. Kansas City Royals
3:35
2. Los Angeles Dodgers

e = estimated time

r = Superstars record

N/A = result not available

dnf - did not finish

nm - no mark

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