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Tuesday May 23,1972This 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 1972-05-23

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Baltimore Orioles5Boston Red Sox6BoxBill LeeDoyle Alexander(none)
Milwaukee Brewers3Detroit Tigers0BoxJim LonborgJoe Coleman(none)
Cleveland Indians3New York Yankees0BoxGaylord PerryMel Stottlemyre(none)
California Angels2Oakland Athletics3BoxRollie FingersEddie Fisher(none)
Chicago White Sox2Texas Rangers1BoxStan BahnsenGerry JaneskiSteve Kealey
New York Mets1Chicago Cubs2BoxFergie JenkinsTug McGraw(none)
Atlanta Braves2Cincinnati Reds1BoxPhil NiekroJim McGlothlin(none)
San Francisco Giants5Los Angeles Dodgers8BoxDon SuttonJohn Cumberland(none)
Philadelphia Phillies2Montreal Expos6BoxBill StonemanDick Selma(none)
Houston Astros7San Diego Padres0BoxTom GriffinClay Kirby(none)
Houston Astros2San Diego Padres1BoxKen ForschBill Greif(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates6St. Louis Cardinals2BoxSteve BlassReggie ClevelandRamon Hernandez

Standings as of 1972-05-23

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Cleveland Indians281810.643--8768199-59-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium1285474.422
259Detroit Tigers291613.5522.511280327-59-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1277057.551
3611Baltimore Orioles291514.5173.510090105-1010-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenMemorial Stadium1256560.520
4816New York Yankees281216.4296.08389-64-118-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I1276760.528
51020Boston Red Sox271017.3707.5100129-296-124-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1287553.586
61122Milwaukee Brewers26917.3468.05288-365-84-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank LaneCounty Stadium1305674.431
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Chicago White Sox302010.667--11298144-816-2W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Stu HolcombComiskey Park1246757.540
223Oakland Athletics291910.6550.5113100137-612-4W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1267452.587
347Minnesota Twins281711.6072.0117734410-97-2L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1266066.476
4713Texas Rangers321517.4696.099116-175-1010-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeArlington Stadium1223983.320
5918Kansas City Royals301218.4008.010392112-1110-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium1246460.516
61223California Angels321121.34410.082137-553-128-9L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium1236459.520
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Mets33258.758--1321042811-414-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium1235865.472
236Pittsburgh Pirates311912.6135.0154118368-511-7W8T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium1247747.621
3612Chicago Cubs311615.5168.0134100348-128-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field1246955.556
4714Philadelphia Phillies331518.45510.0106117-118-67-12L8T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnVeterans Stadium1234479.358
5815Montreal Expos341519.44110.5104146-426-139-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park1225567.451
61121St. Louis Cardinals341222.35313.5117151-345-137-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1226359.516
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Houston Astros342212.647--1661264013-69-6W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome1196257.521
248Los Angeles Dodgers352114.6001.5139904911-610-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1206456.533
3510Cincinnati Reds341816.5294.0145149-412-86-8L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium1207743.642
4917San Diego Padres361521.4178.099122-236-59-16L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium1174374.368
51019Atlanta Braves331320.3948.5121166-458-125-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium1215764.471
61224San Francisco Giants381226.31612.0149177-288-94-17L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park1175760.487