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Tuesday May 16,1972This 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 1972-05-16

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Oakland Athletics2California Angels4BoxRickey ClarkDiego SeguiLloyd Allen
Minnesota Twins1Chicago White Sox2BoxStan BahnsenDick WoodsonTerry Forster
New York Yankees3Cleveland Indians1BoxMike KekichSteve HarganSparky Lyle
Baltimore Orioles8Detroit Tigers3BoxDoyle AlexanderTom Timmermann(none)
Texas Rangers0Kansas City Royals5BoxJim RookerRich Hand(none)
Boston Red Sox5Milwaukee Brewers1BoxRay CulpKen Sanders(none)
Atlanta Braves5Houston Astros6BoxJim RayCecil Upshaw(none)
Montreal Expos3New York Mets7BoxTom SeaverCarl MortonChuck Taylor
Chicago Cubs8Philadelphia Phillies1BoxBurt HootonBill Champion(none)
St. Louis Cardinals3Pittsburgh Pirates4BoxLuke WalkerRick WiseDave Giusti
Los Angeles Dodgers2San Diego Padres0BoxBill SingerBill Greif(none)
Cincinnati Reds4San Francisco Giants3BoxGary NolanRon BryantClay Carroll
Cincinnati Reds2San Francisco Giants0BoxJack BillinghamSteve Stone(none)

Standings as of 1972-05-16

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147Cleveland Indians23149.609--7860186-48-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium1335875.436
259Detroit Tigers231310.5651.09270227-56-5L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1337360.549
3610Baltimore Orioles241311.5421.5817473-710-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenMemorial Stadium1306763.515
4716Boston Red Sox21912.4294.08698-126-73-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1347658.567
51120New York Yankees23914.3915.06779-124-105-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I1327062.530
61224Milwaukee Brewers21615.2867.04174-334-82-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank LaneCounty Stadium1355976.437
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Minnesota Twins23167.696--10457479-57-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1316170.466
224Oakland Athletics22148.6361.58368154-410-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1337954.594
335Chicago White Sox24159.6251.5827482-813-1W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Stu HolcombComiskey Park1307258.554
4817Kansas City Royals261115.4236.5777432-119-4W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium1286563.508
5918Texas Rangers251015.4007.07399-264-106-5L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeArlington Stadium1294485.341
61019California Angels251015.4007.064101-373-77-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium1306565.500
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Mets26197.731--1009197-312-4W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium1306466.492
248Philadelphia Phillies261511.5774.0918568-47-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnVeterans Stadium1304486.338
3511Pittsburgh Pirates251312.5205.511611337-56-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium1308347.638
4713Montreal Expos261313.5006.086107-216-77-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park1305773.438
5814Chicago Cubs251213.4806.511584315-107-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field1307357.562
61122St. Louis Cardinals281018.35710.0102119-175-125-6L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1286563.508
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Los Angeles Dodgers281810.643--114674711-57-5W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1276760.528
236Houston Astros261610.6151.0134116188-48-6W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome1276859.535
3612Cincinnati Reds271413.5193.5123127-48-66-7W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium1278146.638
4915San Diego Padres281216.4296.08295-136-56-11L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium1254679.368
51021Atlanta Braves271017.3707.5103141-385-95-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium1276067.472
61223San Francisco Giants30921.30010.0114135-217-82-13L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park1256065.480


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Steve BarberP34.083Signed as Free Agent by Angels. 
Lowell PalmerP24.272Signed as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Lowell PalmerP24.272Released by White Sox.