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Friday May 5,1972This 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 1972-05-05

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Kansas City Royals2Baltimore Orioles3BoxJim PalmerTom BurgmeierEddie Watt
Minnesota Twins5Boston Red Sox2BoxJim KaatRay CulpWayne Granger
Milwaukee Brewers0California Angels4BoxNolan RyanKen Brett(none)
Chicago White Sox2Cleveland Indians1BoxWilbur WoodDick Tidrow(none)
Texas Rangers2Detroit Tigers1BoxBill GogolewskiJoe ColemanHoracio Pina
New York Yankees1Oakland Athletics3BoxKen HoltzmanFritz Peterson(none)
Houston Astros3Chicago Cubs0BoxLarry DierkerBurt Hooton(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates4Cincinnati Reds5BoxClay CarrollDave Giusti(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers1Montreal Expos3BoxBill StonemanTommy John(none)
San Diego Padres6New York Mets0BoxSteve ArlinJerry Koosman(none)
San Francisco Giants2Philadelphia Phillies3BoxBill ChampionJuan Marichal(none)
Atlanta Braves2St. Louis Cardinals1BoxPhil NiekroBob Gibson(none)

Standings as of 1972-05-05

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
139Baltimore Orioles1596.600--5536191-48-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenMemorial Stadium1397168.511
2510Detroit Tigers1486.5710.56134274-34-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1427864.549
3611Cleveland Indians1587.5331.04145-46-42-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium1416477.454
41020New York Yankees1459.3573.54049-90-55-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I1417467.525
51122Boston Red Sox1248.3333.54159-181-53-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1438162.566
61224Milwaukee Brewers1239.2504.51940-211-32-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank LaneCounty Stadium1446282.431
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Minnesota Twins13103.769--6828407-33-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1416774.475
224Oakland Athletics1284.6671.5373073-35-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1438558.594
348Chicago White Sox1596.6002.0504372-67-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Stu HolcombComiskey Park1397861.561
4712Texas Rangers1688.5003.55264-122-36-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeArlington Stadium1384692.333
5816Kansas City Royals17710.4125.04045-51-86-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium1376968.504
6917California Angels1569.4005.03768-313-73-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium1406971.493
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123New York Mets16115.688--605827-34-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium1407268.514
235Philadelphia Phillies18126.667--6652148-44-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnVeterans Stadium1384791.341
357Montreal Expos16106.6251.05363-106-54-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park1406080.429
4918Chicago Cubs18711.3895.08770171-86-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field1377859.569
51019Pittsburgh Pirates16610.3755.06682-162-34-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium1399049.647
61121St. Louis Cardinals17611.3535.56769-25-61-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1396970.496
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Houston Astros17125.706--9274187-15-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome1367264.529
246Los Angeles Dodgers19127.6321.08651355-27-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1367363.537
3613Cincinnati Reds1789.4714.08587-26-62-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium1378750.635
5714San Diego Padres19811.4215.04660-142-26-9W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium1345084.373
4815Atlanta Braves19811.4215.078106-285-53-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium1356273.459
61223San Francisco Giants20614.3007.586100-144-32-11L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park1356372.467


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Tom MurphyP26.126Traded by Angels to Royals for Bob Oliver. 
Bob Oliver1B-OF29.086Traded by Royals to Angels for Tom Murphy. 
Luis Rosado1B16.151Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Mets.