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Saturday May 6,1972This 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 1972-05-06

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Kansas City Royals9Baltimore Orioles1BoxDick DragoMike Cuellar(none)
Minnesota Twins3Boston Red Sox2BoxJim PerrySonny SiebertDave LaRoche
Milwaukee Brewers0California Angels2BoxAndy MessersmithJim Lonborg(none)
Chicago White Sox0Cleveland Indians12BoxGaylord PerryTom Bradley(none)
Texas Rangers1Detroit Tigers4BoxTom TimmermannRich HandFred Scherman
New York Yankees1Oakland Athletics4BoxCatfish HunterMike KekichBob Locker
Houston Astros4Chicago Cubs6BoxJuan PizarroKen Forsch(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates8Cincinnati Reds1BoxSteve BlassPedro Borbon(none)
San Diego Padres6New York Mets2BoxBill GreifTom SeaverMike Caldwell
San Francisco Giants3Philadelphia Phillies1BoxSam McDowellDick Selma(none)
Atlanta Braves2St. Louis Cardinals4BoxRick WiseMike McQueen(none)

Standings as of 1972-05-06

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
138Detroit Tigers1596.600--6535304-35-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1417764.546
3611Cleveland Indians1697.5630.5534586-43-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium1406377.450
249Baltimore Orioles1697.5630.55645111-48-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenMemorial Stadium1387167.514
41021New York Yankees15510.3334.04153-120-65-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I1407466.529
51123Boston Red Sox1349.3084.04362-191-53-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1428161.570
61224Milwaukee Brewers13310.2315.01942-231-42-6L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank LaneCounty Stadium1436281.434
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Minnesota Twins14113.786--7130418-33-0W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1406674.471
222Oakland Athletics1394.6921.54131103-36-1W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1428458.592
3510Chicago White Sox1697.5633.05055-52-77-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Stu HolcombComiskey Park1387860.565
4712Texas Rangers1789.4714.55368-152-46-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeArlington Stadium1374691.336
5815Kansas City Royals18810.4445.0494632-86-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium1366868.500
6916California Angels1679.4385.03968-293-74-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium1396871.489
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124New York Mets17116.647--6264-27-34-3L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium1397267.518
245Philadelphia Phillies19127.632--6755128-44-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnVeterans Stadium1374790.343
357Montreal Expos16106.6250.55363-106-54-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park1406080.429
4817Chicago Cubs19811.4214.09374191-87-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field1367759.566
5918Pittsburgh Pirates17710.4124.07483-93-34-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium1388949.645
61120St. Louis Cardinals18711.3894.5717105-62-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1386870.493
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Houston Astros18126.667--9680167-25-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome1357263.533
236Los Angeles Dodgers19127.6320.58651355-27-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1367363.537
3613San Diego Padres20911.4504.05262-103-26-9W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium1334984.368
4714Cincinnati Reds18810.4444.08695-96-62-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium1368749.640
51019Atlanta Braves20812.4005.080110-305-63-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium1346272.463
61222San Francisco Giants21714.3336.589101-125-32-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park1346272.463