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Wednesday August 23,1972This date in baseball
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Games on 1972-08-23

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
California Angels1Baltimore Orioles7BoxJim PalmerRudy May(none)
New York Yankees2Chicago White Sox5BoxWilbur WoodMel Stottlemyre(none)
Minnesota Twins1Cleveland Indians5BoxSteve DunningDick WoodsonPhil Hennigan
Oakland Athletics5Detroit Tigers7BoxJoe ColemanKen HoltzmanChuck Seelbach
Boston Red Sox0Kansas City Royals3BoxRoger NelsonSonny Siebert(none)
St. Louis Cardinals0Los Angeles Dodgers3BoxBill SingerDon Durham(none)
Cincinnati Reds0Montreal Expos11BoxBalor MooreWayne Simpson(none)
Houston Astros7New York Mets4BoxLarry DierkerJerry Koosman(none)
Atlanta Braves9Philadelphia Phillies6BoxJim HardinWayne TwitchellJoe Hoerner
Chicago Cubs7San Diego Padres5BoxMilt PappasBill GreifJack Aker
Pittsburgh Pirates0San Francisco Giants8BoxJim BarrBob Moose(none)

Standings as of 1972-08-23

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Detroit Tigers1196455.538--4294022730-2634-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium372215.595
248Baltimore Orioles1186355.5340.54083268232-2431-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenMemorial Stadium361719.472
3612New York Yankees1166056.5172.54223804224-3736-19L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I391920.487
4713Boston Red Sox1165957.5093.5482507-2525-3734-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park392613.667
5915Cleveland Indians1185761.4836.5368384-1621-3636-25W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium381523.395
61222Milwaukee Brewers1164571.38817.5361456-9520-3925-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank LaneCounty Stadium402020.500
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Chicago White Sox1176948.590--4494103921-3248-16W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Stu HolcombComiskey Park371819.486
224Oakland Athletics1186949.5850.545635210437-2732-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum372413.649
3511Minnesota Twins1156055.5228.0413410329-3631-19L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium391722.436
4814Kansas City Royals1155659.48712.04284131519-3337-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium392019.513
51020California Angels1185266.44117.5359448-8923-3829-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium372314.622
61121Texas Rangers1164769.40521.5374461-8719-3628-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeArlington Stadium38731.184
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Pittsburgh Pirates1167343.629--52839813037-2336-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium392316.590
259New York Mets1156154.53011.5385413-2828-2533-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium412219.537
3610Chicago Cubs1206357.52512.05114377429-3734-20W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field352213.629
4716St. Louis Cardinals1165660.48317.0434461-2729-3527-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II401921.475
5817Montreal Expos1165462.46619.0377459-8225-3229-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park401624.400
61224Philadelphia Phillies1174374.36830.5371478-10721-3122-43L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium391623.410
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Cincinnati Reds1177344.624--54541413145-1828-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium372215.595
235Houston Astros1206753.5587.55624907237-2730-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome331716.515
347Los Angeles Dodgers1166254.53410.54193912830-2632-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium392316.590
4918Atlanta Braves1225666.45919.5485561-7627-3928-28W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie MathewsEddie RobinsonAtlanta Stadium321418.438
51019San Francisco Giants1205367.44221.5511510128-2725-40W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park351619.457
61123San Diego Padres1174572.38528.0379495-11625-2520-47L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium361323.361