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Wednesday May 31,1972This date in baseball
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Games on 1972-05-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Chicago White Sox3California Angels4BoxLloyd AllenSteve Kealey(none)
Detroit Tigers5Cleveland Indians4BoxFred SchermanSteve Mingori(none)
New York Yankees5Milwaukee Brewers4BoxMel StottlemyreKen BrettSparky Lyle
Kansas City Royals2Minnesota Twins3BoxBert BlylevenJim RookerWayne Granger
Oakland Athletics5Texas Rangers1BoxCatfish HunterDick Bosman(none)
San Diego Padres4Atlanta Braves5BoxRon ReedFred NormanCecil Upshaw
St. Louis Cardinals1Chicago Cubs0BoxBob GibsonFergie Jenkins(none)
Cincinnati Reds12Houston Astros4BoxGary NolanDave Roberts(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates2Montreal Expos3BoxErnie McAnallyNelson Briles(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers5San Francisco Giants4BoxJim BrewerDon McMahon(none)

Standings as of 1972-05-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148Detroit Tigers372116.568--1401053511-710-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1196554.546
2510Baltimore Orioles362016.5560.5122103196-1114-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenMemorial Stadium1186058.508
3612Cleveland Indians351817.5142.0979619-119-6L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium1215467.446
4713New York Yankees371720.4594.0111116-55-1212-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I1186256.525
5816Boston Red Sox341519.4414.5130153-237-128-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1217051.579
61122Milwaukee Brewers341222.3537.583120-377-125-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank LaneCounty Stadium1225369.434
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Oakland Athletics372512.676--1511213010-715-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1186850.576
223Minnesota Twins352312.6571.01461004611-912-3W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1195465.454
337Chicago White Sox382216.5793.513613156-1416-2L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Stu HolcombComiskey Park1166551.560
4917California Angels411823.4399.0125166-414-1214-11W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium1145757.500
51018Texas Rangers411724.41510.0129161-326-1311-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeArlington Stadium1133776.327
61223Kansas City Royals371324.35112.012111923-1610-8L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium1176354.538
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Mets402911.725--1591322714-715-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium1165462.466
235Pittsburgh Pirates392415.6154.5191145469-715-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium1167244.621
3611Chicago Cubs382018.5268.0161120418-1212-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field1176552.556
4814Montreal Expos401822.45011.0126169-437-1611-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park1165264.448
5919Philadelphia Phillies401624.40013.0123152-299-127-12L4T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnVeterans Stadium1164373.371
61020St. Louis Cardinals411625.39013.5147178-316-1310-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1155956.513
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Los Angeles Dodgers422616.619--1701135716-710-9W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1135954.522
246Houston Astros412417.5851.51951732214-610-11L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome1126052.536
359Cincinnati Reds412318.5612.51911741715-88-10W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium1137241.637
4715Atlanta Braves401822.4507.0159197-389-129-10W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium1145262.456
51121San Diego Padres421626.38110.0115148-337-99-17L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium1114269.378
61224San Francisco Giants461531.32613.0183219-3611-114-20L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park1095455.495