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Wednesday May 17,1972This 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 1972-05-17

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Oakland Athletics4California Angels0BoxKen HoltzmanRudy May(none)
Minnesota Twins8Chicago White Sox1BoxBert BlylevenTom BradleyWayne Granger
New York Yankees1Cleveland Indians2BoxDick TidrowFred Beene(none)
Baltimore Orioles1Detroit Tigers6BoxMickey LolichPat Dobson(none)
Texas Rangers4Kansas City Royals3BoxJim PantherTed Abernathy(none)
Boston Red Sox1Milwaukee Brewers4BoxJim LonborgSonny SiebertKen Sanders
Atlanta Braves0Houston Astros9BoxLarry DierkerRon Reed(none)
Montreal Expos2New York Mets12BoxGary GentryErnie McAnally(none)
Chicago Cubs3Philadelphia Phillies2BoxTom PhoebusSteve CarltonDan McGinn
St. Louis Cardinals0Pittsburgh Pirates12BoxSteve BlassReggie Cleveland(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers0San Diego Padres2BoxFred NormanTommy John(none)
Cincinnati Reds2San Francisco Giants1BoxRoss GrimsleyJuan MarichalClay Carroll

Standings as of 1972-05-17

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Cleveland Indians24159.625--8061196-49-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium1325775.432
258Detroit Tigers241410.5831.09871277-57-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1327260.545
3612Baltimore Orioles251312.5202.5828023-810-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenMemorial Stadium1296762.519
4817Boston Red Sox22913.4095.087102-156-83-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1337657.571
51120New York Yankees24915.3756.06881-134-115-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I1317061.534
61223Milwaukee Brewers22715.3187.04575-304-83-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank LaneCounty Stadium1345876.433
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Minnesota Twins24177.708--112585410-57-2W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1306070.462
223Oakland Athletics23158.6521.58768195-410-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1327854.591
347Chicago White Sox251510.6002.5838212-813-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Stu HolcombComiskey Park1297257.558
4716Texas Rangers261115.4237.077102-255-106-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeArlington Stadium1284385.336
5918Kansas City Royals271116.4077.5807822-119-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium1276562.512
61019California Angels261016.3858.064105-413-77-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium1296564.504
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Mets27207.741--11293197-313-4W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium1296366.488
249Philadelphia Phillies271512.5565.0938858-47-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnVeterans Stadium1294485.341
3510Pittsburgh Pirates261412.5385.5128113157-57-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium1298247.636
4713Chicago Cubs261313.5006.511886326-107-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field1297257.558
5814Montreal Expos271314.4817.088119-316-87-6L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park1295772.442
61122St. Louis Cardinals291019.34511.0102131-295-135-6L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1276562.512
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Houston Astros271710.630--143116278-49-6W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome1266759.532
236Los Angeles Dodgers291811.621--114694511-67-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1266759.532
3611Cincinnati Reds281513.5362.5125128-39-66-7W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium1268046.635
4915San Diego Padres291316.4485.08495-116-57-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium1244579.363
51021Atlanta Braves281018.3577.5103150-475-105-8L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium1266066.476
61224San Francisco Giants31922.29010.0115137-227-82-14L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park1246064.484


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Jack AkerP31.308Traded by Yankees to Cubs for Johnny Callison. 
Curt BlefaryOF-1B28.317Traded by Athletics with Greg Schubert and Mike Kilkenny to Padres for Ollie Brown. 
Ollie BrownOF28.096Traded by Padres to Athletics for Greg Schubert, Mike Kilkenny and Curt Blefary. 
Mike KilkennyP27.036Traded by Athletics with Greg Schubert and Curt Blefary to Padres for Ollie Brown.