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Tuesday August 17,1971This date in baseball
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Games on 1971-08-17

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
California Angels4Boston Red Sox3BoxAndy MessersmithKen Tatum(none)
Detroit Tigers5Chicago White Sox6BoxBart JohnsonMickey Lolich(none)
Detroit Tigers1Chicago White Sox4BoxJoe HorlenLes CainTom Bradley
Baltimore Orioles3Milwaukee Brewers2BoxEddie WattKen Sanders(none)
Cleveland Indians3Minnesota Twins2BoxMike PaulBert Blyleven(none)
Kansas City Royals0New York Yankees2BoxFritz PetersonPaul Splittorff(none)
Kansas City Royals5New York Yankees8BoxMike KekichTed AbernathyRoger Hambright
Oakland Athletics1Washington Senators II8BoxBill GogolewskiBlue Moon Odom(none)
Chicago Cubs4Atlanta Braves5BoxJim NashRay Newman(none)
St. Louis Cardinals3Cincinnati Reds5BoxWayne GrangerChuck Taylor(none)
New York Mets0Los Angeles Dodgers4BoxClaude OsteenNolan Ryan(none)
Houston Astros6Pittsburgh Pirates5BoxWade BlasingameBob MillerJim Ray
Montreal Expos11San Diego Padres0BoxErnie McAnallySteve Arlin(none)
Philadelphia Phillies1San Francisco Giants5BoxGaylord PerryKen Reynolds(none)

Standings as of 1971-08-17

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1971 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Baltimore Orioles1177344.624--54040613436-2737-17W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonMemorial Stadium412813.683
238Boston Red Sox1226557.53310.5526521528-2837-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park402020.500
349Detroit Tigers1226557.53310.55375142329-3836-19L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium402614.650
4613New York Yankees1236261.50414.05064852128-3234-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I392019.513
51121Washington Senators II1205070.41724.5397483-8621-3429-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ShortRFK Memorial Stadium391326.333
61222Cleveland Indians1235073.40726.0403520-11727-3623-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium391029.256
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1971 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Oakland Athletics1217843.645--53642710947-1931-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum402317.575
2510Kansas City Royals1206357.52514.54574084932-3231-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium412219.537
3715Chicago White Sox1225963.48419.5459464-529-2930-34W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Stu HolcombComiskey Park402020.500
4817California Angels1245767.46022.5404454-5033-3324-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WalshAnaheim Stadium381919.500
5918Minnesota Twins1205466.45023.5494528-3424-3330-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium402020.500
61020Milwaukee Brewers1205169.42526.5395444-4922-3029-39L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank LaneCounty Stadium411823.439
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1971 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Pittsburgh Pirates1237251.585--60146014132-2640-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium392514.641
235St. Louis Cardinals1256956.5524.05625511133-2735-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II372116.568
346Chicago Cubs1206555.5425.54824582431-3434-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field421824.429
4814New York Mets1205961.49211.54464202629-3430-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium422418.571
51019Philadelphia Phillies1225369.43418.5426513-8727-3826-31L3T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnVeterans Stadium401426.350
61123Montreal Expos1204872.40022.5427540-11327-3821-34W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park412318.561
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1971 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113San Francisco Giants1247351.589--5495064329-2844-23W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park381721.447
257Los Angeles Dodgers1236657.5376.55054436233-2533-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium392316.590
3611Houston Astros1186058.50810.04464222427-3033-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome441925.432
4712Atlanta Braves1206159.50810.0480500-2028-3333-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium422121.500
5916Cincinnati Reds1235964.48013.5438440-224-3835-26W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium392019.513
61224San Diego Padres1204476.36727.0364473-10916-4228-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium411724.415


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Cal KoonceP30.272Released by Red Sox.