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Wednesday August 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 1972-08-16

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Oakland Athletics4Baltimore Orioles3BoxBob LockerDoyle AlexanderJoe Horlen
Milwaukee Brewers6Chicago White Sox8BoxWilbur WoodGary RyersonTerry Forster
California Angels2Cleveland Indians1BoxClyde WrightDick Tidrow(none)
New York Yankees2Kansas City Royals3BoxRoger NelsonFritz Peterson(none)
Boston Red Sox8Texas Rangers9BoxCasey CoxKen Tatum(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates3Los Angeles Dodgers2BoxBob MillerDon Sutton(none)
Houston Astros5Montreal Expos0BoxDon WilsonMike Torrez(none)
Atlanta Braves3New York Mets1BoxPhil NiekroJon Matlack(none)
Cincinnati Reds8Philadelphia Phillies2BoxJim McGlothlinKen ReynoldsPedro Borbon
St. Louis Cardinals6San Diego Padres4BoxBob GibsonSteve ArlinDiego Segui
Chicago Cubs9San Francisco Giants14BoxDon CarrithersRick ReuschelRandy Moffitt

Standings as of 1972-08-16

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Baltimore Orioles1116051.541--3933088532-2428-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenMemorial Stadium432023.465
2510Detroit Tigers1115952.5321.03773671030-2629-26L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium452718.600
3611New York Yankees1115853.5232.04063574922-3436-19L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I442123.477
4713Boston Red Sox1095554.5054.0452473-2121-3434-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park463016.652
5916Cleveland Indians1115259.4688.0340361-2121-3631-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium452025.444
61223Milwaukee Brewers1124369.38417.5350449-9918-3825-31L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank LaneCounty Stadium442222.500
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Oakland Athletics1126646.589--4273339434-2432-22W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum432716.628
224Chicago White Sox1106446.5821.04123872520-3244-14W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Stu HolcombComiskey Park442321.523
348Minnesota Twins1075750.5336.53903702026-3131-19W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium472027.426
4814Kansas City Royals1105456.49111.04133932019-3335-23W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium442222.500
51019California Angels1115061.45015.5341413-7221-3329-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium442519.568
61121Texas Rangers1114566.40520.5356446-9018-3627-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeArlington Stadium43934.209
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Pittsburgh Pirates1106941.627--50737912833-2136-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium452718.600
247New York Mets1085850.53710.0368380-1228-2530-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium482523.521
3612Chicago Cubs1135855.51312.54814156624-3534-20L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field422715.643
4715St. Louis Cardinals1095356.48615.5415444-2926-3127-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II472225.468
5918Montreal Expos1095059.45918.5346430-8425-3225-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park472027.426
61224Philadelphia Phillies1104169.37328.0340445-10521-3120-38L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium461828.391
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Cincinnati Reds1106842.618--51138712440-1628-26W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium442717.614
235Houston Astros1136350.5586.55274656233-2430-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome402119.525
359Los Angeles Dodgers1095851.5329.54043733130-2628-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium462719.587
4817Atlanta Braves1155362.46117.5459534-7524-3528-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie MathewsEddie RobinsonAtlanta Stadium391722.436
51020San Francisco Giants1145163.44719.0492494-228-2723-36W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park411823.439
61122San Diego Padres1104367.39125.0355459-10425-2518-42L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium431528.349