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Friday August 4,1972This date in baseball
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Games on 1972-08-04

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Baltimore Orioles0Boston Red Sox2BoxMarty PattinPat Dobson(none)
Texas Rangers2Chicago White Sox3BoxStan BahnsenPaul Lindblad(none)
Detroit Tigers0Cleveland Indians1BoxDick TidrowMickey Lolich(none)
California Angels6Kansas City Royals5BoxEddie FisherTed Abernathy(none)
New York Yankees9Milwaukee Brewers4BoxFritz PetersonEarl StephensonSparky Lyle
Oakland Athletics4Minnesota Twins5BoxBert BlylevenBlue Moon OdomWayne Granger
Atlanta Braves5Cincinnati Reds6BoxClay CarrollPat Jarvis(none)
Atlanta Braves2Cincinnati Reds3BoxRoss GrimsleyDenny McLainDon Gullett
San Diego Padres2Los Angeles Dodgers0BoxMike CaldwellBill Singer(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates1Montreal Expos2BoxBalor MooreBruce Kison(none)
Chicago Cubs1New York Mets6BoxJim McAndrewFergie Jenkins(none)
Houston Astros6San Francisco Giants1BoxJerry ReussJuan MarichalFred Gladding
Philadelphia Phillies8St. Louis Cardinals3BoxBill WilsonDon DurhamBucky Brandon

Standings as of 1972-08-04

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Detroit Tigers995544.556--3443212327-2228-22L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium573126.544
248Baltimore Orioles995346.5352.03392766328-2225-24L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenMemorial Stadium552728.491
3610New York Yankees975047.5154.03603105020-3030-17W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I582929.500
4713Boston Red Sox985048.5104.5412425-1319-3031-18W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park573522.614
5916Cleveland Indians994653.4659.0294327-3317-3329-20W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium572631.456
61122Milwaukee Brewers994059.40415.0313389-7617-3323-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank LaneCounty Stadium572532.439
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Oakland Athletics1006139.610--3952969931-1930-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum553223.582
224Chicago White Sox995643.5664.53683551316-3040-13W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Stu HolcombComiskey Park553124.564
359Minnesota Twins965046.5219.0348339923-2927-17W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium582731.466
4815Kansas City Royals984652.46914.03743542018-3128-21L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium563026.536
51019California Angels1004555.45016.0315386-7118-3127-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium553025.545
61223Texas Rangers1004060.40021.0310394-8416-3224-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeArlington Stadium541440.259
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Pittsburgh Pirates996138.616--44934210729-2032-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium563521.625
247New York Mets985444.5516.5325345-2026-2128-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium582929.500
3612Chicago Cubs1035350.51510.04313597223-3230-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field523220.615
4714St. Louis Cardinals984850.49012.5373390-1724-2724-23L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II582731.466
5817Montreal Expos974552.46415.0308377-6921-2924-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park592534.424
61224Philadelphia Phillies1003862.38023.5321408-8719-2919-33W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium562135.375
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Cincinnati Reds986038.612--4463489836-1424-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium563521.625
236Houston Astros1015645.5545.54754175829-2027-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome522824.538
3511Los Angeles Dodgers995148.5159.53653481726-2425-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium563422.607
4918Atlanta Braves1034756.45615.5409471-6222-3224-25L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisEddie RobinsonAtlanta Stadium512328.451
51020San Francisco Giants1024557.44117.0422436-1427-2418-33L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park532429.453
61121San Diego Padres1004159.41020.0326409-8324-2117-38W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium531736.321

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Duke SimsC31.060Claimed on waivers by Tigers from Dodgers. 
U.L. WashingtonSS18.281Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Royals.