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Thursday August 31,1972This 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 1972-08-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Detroit Tigers0California Angels4BoxNolan RyanWoodie Fryman(none)
Kansas City Royals3Milwaukee Brewers7BoxSkip LockwoodMike Jackson(none)
Texas Rangers0New York Yankees7BoxFritz PetersonRich Hand(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers5Chicago Cubs3BoxClaude OsteenRick Reuschel(none)
Philadelphia Phillies1Houston Astros5BoxLarry DierkerWayne Twitchell(none)

Standings as of 1972-08-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Baltimore Orioles1246757.540--4313438836-2631-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenMemorial Stadium301317.433
248Detroit Tigers1256758.5360.54424192333-2934-29L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium311912.613
3510New York Yankees1256659.5281.54674204724-3742-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I301317.433
4611Boston Red Sox1226458.5252.0514524-1025-3739-21W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park332112.636
5916Cleveland Indians1245866.4689.0375401-2622-4136-25L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium321418.438
61121Milwaukee Brewers1244975.39518.0388484-9620-3929-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank LaneCounty Stadium321616.500
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Oakland Athletics1247351.589--47036710337-2736-24W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum312011.645
224Chicago White Sox1237152.5771.54634303323-3648-16L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Stu HolcombComiskey Park311615.516
3713Minnesota Twins1216160.50410.5430433-329-3632-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium331617.485
4814Kansas City Royals1236063.48812.54694501923-3737-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium311615.516
51019California Angels1245767.46016.0379453-7423-3834-29W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium311813.581
61222Texas Rangers1254976.39224.5404508-10421-4328-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeArlington Stadium29524.172
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Pittsburgh Pirates1237746.626--56242413837-2340-23W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium321913.594
259Chicago Cubs1266759.53211.55464747229-3738-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field291811.621
3612New York Mets1216358.52113.0412437-2530-2933-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium352015.571
4715St. Louis Cardinals1236063.48817.0472486-1429-3531-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II331518.455
5817Montreal Expos1215665.46320.0391484-9327-3429-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park351421.400
61224Philadelphia Phillies1234479.35833.0383506-12322-3622-43L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium331518.455
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Cincinnati Reds1247846.629--57642814846-1832-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium301713.567
235Houston Astros1267254.5717.05915068537-2735-27W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome271215.444
347Los Angeles Dodgers1236657.53711.54534183534-2932-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium321913.594
4918Atlanta Braves1265868.46021.0502584-8227-3930-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie MathewsEddie RobinsonAtlanta Stadium281216.429
51020San Francisco Giants1265670.44423.0542537531-3025-40W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park291316.448
61123San Diego Padres1244678.37132.0402548-14626-3120-47L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium291217.414


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Frank HowardOF-1B36.023Purchased by Tigers from Rangers.