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Thursday April 20,1972This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.

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Games on 1972-04-20

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Detroit Tigers0Baltimore Orioles1BoxPat DobsonTom Timmermann(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers11Atlanta Braves1BoxClaude OsteenGeorge Stone(none)
Chicago Cubs5Pittsburgh Pirates7BoxDock EllisFergie JenkinsDave Giusti
San Francisco Giants2San Diego Padres1BoxSam McDowellSteve ArlinJerry Johnson

Standings as of 1972-04-20

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Baltimore Orioles541.800--16880-04-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenMemorial Stadium1497673.510
439New York Yankees422.5001.569-30-22-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I1517774.510
2815Cleveland Indians422.5001.5101002-10-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium1527082.461
3714Detroit Tigers422.5001.51011-11-21-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1528468.553
51018Milwaukee Brewers312.3332.07611-20-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank LaneCounty Stadium1536489.418
61121Boston Red Sox413.2502.5712-50-11-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1518467.556
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Oakland Athletics541.800--16970-04-1W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1508961.593
4510California Angels422.5001.5717-100-02-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium1517378.483
3412Minnesota Twins422.5001.5181172-20-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1507575.500
2613Kansas City Royals633.5001.51115-40-33-0L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium1487375.493
5916Chicago White Sox523.4002.0219120-32-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Stu HolcombComiskey Park1498564.570
61222Texas Rangers413.2502.5618-121-30-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeArlington Stadium1505397.353
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Montreal Expos3301.000--13672-01-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park1536786.438
257Philadelphia Phillies532.6001.0151411-12-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnVeterans Stadium1515695.371
346Pittsburgh Pirates532.6001.0181711-12-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium1509357.620
4817Chicago Cubs523.4002.01920-11-21-1L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field1508367.553
5919New York Mets312.3332.069-30-11-1L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium1538271.536
61123St. Louis Cardinals514.2003.01217-51-20-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1517477.490
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Los Angeles Dodgers651.833--3016145-10-0W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1498069.537
235San Francisco Giants642.6671.0271984-20-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park1496584.436
368Houston Astros532.6001.5282622-01-2W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome1488167.547
4711San Diego Padres633.5002.01620-40-03-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium1475592.374
51020Cincinnati Reds413.2503.0201910-01-3L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium1509456.627
61224Atlanta Braves716.1434.51536-211-20-4L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium1476978.469


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Miguel DiloneOF17.170Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Tom PhoebusP30.013Purchased by Cubs from Padres. 
Ron TaylorP34.128Signed as Free Agent by Padres. 
Ron TaylorP34.128Released by Expos.