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Monday May 8,1972This date in baseball
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Games on 1972-05-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
New York Yankees5Minnesota Twins3BoxMel StottlemyreBert BlylevenSparky Lyle
Los Angeles Dodgers5Montreal Expos2BoxClaude OsteenErnie McAnallyPete Mikkelsen

Standings as of 1972-05-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Detroit Tigers16106.625--7239334-36-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1407664.543
359Cleveland Indians17107.5880.55645116-44-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium1396277.446
2410Baltimore Orioles17107.5880.56149121-49-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenMemorial Stadium1377067.511
41021New York Yankees17611.3534.55163-121-75-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I1387365.529
61223Milwaukee Brewers14410.2865.02444-202-42-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank LaneCounty Stadium1426181.430
51124Boston Red Sox14410.2865.04770-231-53-5L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1418160.574
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Minnesota Twins16124.750--8239439-33-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1386573.471
222Oakland Athletics14104.7141.04836123-37-1W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1418358.589
3611Chicago White Sox1798.5293.55058-82-87-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Stu HolcombComiskey Park1377859.569
4713Texas Rangers18810.4445.05775-182-56-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeArlington Stadium1364690.338
5818Kansas City Royals19811.4215.5535122-96-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium1356867.504
6919California Angels17710.4125.54173-323-74-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium1386870.493
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113New York Mets18126.667--707007-35-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium1387167.514
235Philadelphia Phillies20137.650--7558178-45-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnVeterans Stadium1364690.338
358Montreal Expos18117.6111.05668-126-55-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park1385979.428
4612Pittsburgh Pirates18810.4444.08389-64-34-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium1378849.642
51017Chicago Cubs19811.4214.59374191-87-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field1367759.566
6816St. Louis Cardinals19811.4214.5767515-63-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1376770.489
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Houston Astros18126.667--9680167-25-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome1357263.533
247Los Angeles Dodgers21138.6190.59154376-37-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1347262.537
3714San Diego Padres21912.4294.55870-123-36-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium1324983.371
4915Cincinnati Reds19811.4214.592104-126-62-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium1358748.644
51120Atlanta Braves21813.3815.584115-315-73-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium1336271.466
61222San Francisco Giants22715.3187.092109-175-42-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park1336271.466


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Tom Robson1B26.113Signed as Free Agent by Rangers.