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Saturday August 26,1972This 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 1972-08-26

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Texas Rangers6Boston Red Sox7BoxDon NewhauserCasey Cox(none)
Cleveland Indians1California Angels7BoxAndy MessersmithGaylord Perry(none)
Chicago White Sox3Milwaukee Brewers1BoxTerry ForsterKen Sanders(none)
Chicago White Sox0Milwaukee Brewers4BoxJim ColbornStan BahnsenFrank Linzy
Detroit Tigers5Minnesota Twins3BoxBill SlaybackJim StricklandLerrin LaGrow
Kansas City Royals6New York Yankees3BoxDick DragoRob GardnerNorm Angelini
Baltimore Orioles5Oakland Athletics1BoxPat DobsonRollie FingersGrant Jackson
New York Mets6Atlanta Braves7BoxCecil UpshawRay Sadecki(none)
San Francisco Giants9Chicago Cubs10BoxJack AkerRandy Moffitt(none)
Philadelphia Phillies4Cincinnati Reds3BoxSteve CarltonJim McGlothlinMac Scarce
Montreal Expos5Houston Astros6BoxFred GladdingMike Marshall(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers7Pittsburgh Pirates3BoxDon SuttonDock Ellis(none)
San Diego Padres3St. Louis Cardinals9BoxBob GibsonSteve ArlinDennis Higgins

Standings as of 1972-08-26

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137Baltimore Orioles1206555.542--4183308834-2431-31W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenMemorial Stadium341519.441
246Detroit Tigers1206555.542--4344052931-2634-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium362115.583
3612Boston Red Sox1186157.5173.0493513-2025-3736-20W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park372413.649
4713New York Yankees1196158.5133.54303923824-3737-21L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I361818.500
5916Cleveland Indians1205862.4837.0371392-2122-3736-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium361422.389
61222Milwaukee Brewers1204773.39218.0371466-9520-3927-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank LaneCounty Stadium361818.500
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Chicago White Sox1197049.588--4524153722-3348-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Stu HolcombComiskey Park351718.486
224Oakland Athletics1206951.5751.54603629837-2732-24L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum352411.686
3511Minnesota Twins1166056.5178.5416415129-3631-20L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium381721.447
4814Kansas City Royals1185860.49211.54404211921-3437-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium361818.500
51020California Angels1205367.44217.5367451-8423-3830-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium352213.629
61121Texas Rangers1204872.40022.5387477-9020-3928-33L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeArlington Stadium34628.176
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Pittsburgh Pirates1197445.622--53741112637-2337-22L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium362214.611
259Chicago Cubs1226458.52511.55234576629-3735-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field332112.636
3610New York Mets1176156.52112.0392422-3028-2733-29L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium392217.564
4715St. Louis Cardinals1195861.48716.0457476-1929-3529-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II371720.459
5918Montreal Expos1195564.46219.0386474-8826-3329-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park371522.405
61224Philadelphia Phillies1194475.37030.0376487-11122-3222-43W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium371522.405
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Cincinnati Reds1207545.625--56041914146-1829-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium342014.588
235Houston Astros1226854.5578.05714997237-2731-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome311615.516
348Los Angeles Dodgers1196455.53810.54324003232-2732-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium362115.583
4817Atlanta Braves1245866.46819.0494568-7427-3930-28W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie MathewsEddie RobinsonAtlanta Stadium301218.400
51019San Francisco Giants1225468.44322.0531522929-2825-40L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park331518.455
61123San Diego Padres1204674.38329.0394518-12426-2720-47L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium331221.364