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Games on 1972-08-17

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Chicago White Sox6Baltimore Orioles1BoxDave LemondsPat DobsonCy Acosta
California Angels4Cleveland Indians2BoxAndy MessersmithTom Hilgendorf(none)
Minnesota Twins2Detroit Tigers12BoxWoodie FrymanJim Perry(none)
Minnesota Twins7Detroit Tigers6BoxJim StricklandChuck Seelbach(none)
Boston Red Sox4Texas Rangers3BoxMarty PattinMike PaulBill Lee
Pittsburgh Pirates2Los Angeles Dodgers4BoxAl DowningBob MoosePete Richert
Houston Astros17Montreal Expos5BoxGeorge CulverBalor Moore(none)
Atlanta Braves1New York Mets2BoxTom SeaverRon ReedTug McGraw
Cincinnati Reds4Philadelphia Phillies9BoxSteve CarltonRoss Grimsley(none)
St. Louis Cardinals2San Diego Padres3BoxClay KirbyRick WiseMike Corkins
Chicago Cubs2San Francisco Giants1BoxMilt PappasJim BarrJack Aker

Standings as of 1972-08-17

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
138Baltimore Orioles1126052.536--3943148032-2428-28L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenMemorial Stadium422022.476
2510Detroit Tigers1136053.5310.53953761930-2630-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium432617.605
3611New York Yankees1115853.5231.54063574922-3436-19L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I442123.477
4713Boston Red Sox1105654.5093.0456476-2022-3434-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park452916.644
5916Cleveland Indians1125260.4648.0342365-2321-3631-24L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium442024.455
61223Milwaukee Brewers1124369.38417.0350449-9918-3825-31L5T 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 Sox1116546.5860.54183883021-3244-14W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Stu HolcombComiskey Park432221.512
349Minnesota Twins1095851.5326.53993881127-3231-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium451926.422
4814Kansas City Royals1105456.49111.04133932019-3335-23W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium442222.500
51018California Angels1125161.45515.0345415-7022-3329-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium432419.558
61121Texas Rangers1124567.40221.0359450-9118-3627-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeArlington Stadium42933.214
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Pittsburgh Pirates1116942.622--50938312633-2236-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium442717.614
246New York Mets1095950.5419.0370381-1128-2531-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium472423.511
3612Chicago Cubs1145955.51811.54834166725-3534-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field412615.634
4715St. Louis Cardinals1105357.48215.5417447-3026-3227-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II462224.478
5919Montreal Expos1105060.45518.5351447-9625-3225-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park462026.435
61224Philadelphia Phillies1114269.37827.0349449-10021-3121-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium451728.378
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Cincinnati Reds1116843.613--51539611940-1728-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium432716.628
235Houston Astros1146450.5615.55444707434-2430-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome392019.513
357Los Angeles Dodgers1105951.5368.54083753330-2629-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium452619.578
4817Atlanta Braves1165363.45717.5460536-7624-3628-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie MathewsEddie RobinsonAtlanta Stadium381721.447
51020San Francisco Giants1155164.44319.0493496-328-2723-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park401822.450
61122San Diego Padres1114467.39624.0358461-10325-2519-42W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium421428.333


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Eddie FisherP36.032Traded by Angels to White Sox for Bruce Kimm and Bruce Miller. 
Bruce Miller3B-2B25.166Traded by White Sox with Bruce Kimm to Angels for Eddie Fisher. 
Allen RipleyP19.303Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox.