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Friday August 18,1972This 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 1972-08-18

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Minnesota Twins3Baltimore Orioles1BoxDick WoodsonDave McNally(none)
Boston Red Sox1Chicago White Sox8BoxStan BahnsenSonny SiebertTerry Forster
Oakland Athletics8Cleveland Indians0BoxBlue Moon OdomGaylord Perry(none)
California Angels0Detroit Tigers2BoxMickey LolichNolan Ryan(none)
Milwaukee Brewers7Kansas City Royals2BoxJim LonborgPaul SplittorffFrank Linzy
New York Yankees2Texas Rangers11BoxDick BosmanMel StottlemyreBill Gogolewski
Chicago Cubs5Los Angeles Dodgers0BoxFergie JenkinsBill Singer(none)
Atlanta Braves3Montreal Expos4BoxMike MarshallPat Jarvis(none)
Cincinnati Reds8New York Mets2BoxTom HallJerry KoosmanPedro Borbon
Houston Astros4Philadelphia Phillies3BoxDave RobertsBucky BrandonFred Gladding
Pittsburgh Pirates4San Diego Padres2BoxSteve BlassBill Greif(none)
St. Louis Cardinals3San Francisco Giants1BoxDon DurhamJim WilloughbyDiego Segui

Standings as of 1972-08-18

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148Detroit Tigers1146153.535--3973762130-2631-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium422517.595
2510Baltimore Orioles1136053.5310.53953177832-2428-29L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenMemorial Stadium412021.488
3612New York Yankees1125854.5182.04083684022-3536-19L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I432122.488
4713Boston Red Sox1115655.5053.5457484-2722-3534-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park442915.659
5916Cleveland Indians1135261.4608.5342373-3121-3631-25L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium432023.465
61223Milwaukee Brewers1134469.38916.5357451-9419-3825-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank LaneCounty Stadium432122.488
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Oakland Athletics1136746.593--43533310235-2432-22W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum422616.619
224Chicago White Sox1126646.5890.54263893721-3245-14W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Stu HolcombComiskey Park422121.500
336Minnesota Twins1105951.5366.54023891328-3231-19W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium441826.409
4814Kansas City Royals1115457.48612.04154001519-3335-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium432221.512
51019California Angels1135162.45116.0345417-7222-3429-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium422418.571
61121Texas Rangers1134667.40721.0370452-8218-3628-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeArlington Stadium41833.195
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Pittsburgh Pirates1127042.625--51338512834-2236-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium432617.605
247New York Mets1105951.53610.0372389-1728-2531-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium462422.522
3611Chicago Cubs1156055.52211.54884167226-3534-20W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field402515.625
4715St. Louis Cardinals1115457.48615.5420448-2827-3227-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II452124.467
5817Montreal Expos1115160.45918.5355450-9525-3226-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park451926.422
61224Philadelphia Phillies1124270.37528.0352453-10121-3121-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium441727.386
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Cincinnati Reds1126943.616--52339812541-1728-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium422616.619
235Houston Astros1156550.5655.55484737535-2430-26W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome381919.500
359Los Angeles Dodgers1115952.5329.54083802830-2629-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium442618.591
4918Atlanta Braves1175364.45318.5463540-7724-3728-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie MathewsEddie RobinsonAtlanta Stadium371720.459
51020San Francisco Giants1165165.44020.0494499-528-2723-38L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park391821.462
61122San Diego Padres1124468.39325.0360465-10525-2519-43L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium411427.341


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Tommy DavisOF33.150Traded by Cubs to Orioles for Ellie Hendricks. 
Steve HamiltonP36.262Released by Cubs. 
Ellie HendricksC31.239Traded by Orioles to Cubs for Tommy Davis.