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Games on 1974-08-17

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Kansas City Royals3Baltimore Orioles2BoxSteve MingoriBob Reynolds(none)
Minnesota Twins7Boston Red Sox4BoxDave GoltzReggie ClevelandTom Burgmeier
Milwaukee Brewers4California Angels2BoxJim ColbornAndy HasslerTom Murphy
Texas Rangers0Cleveland Indians4BoxJim PerrySteve Hargan(none)
Chicago White Sox1New York Yankees2BoxDoc MedichBart Johnson(none)
Detroit Tigers4Oakland Athletics3BoxJohn HillerGlenn Abbott(none)
Philadelphia Phillies6Atlanta Braves7BoxTom HouseMac Scarce(none)
San Diego Padres4Chicago Cubs3BoxLarry HardyOscar Zamora(none)
New York Mets2Cincinnati Reds6BoxJack BillinghamHarry Parker(none)
Houston Astros2Montreal Expos3BoxChuck TaylorKen Forsch(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers3Pittsburgh Pirates4BoxJerry ReussAndy MessersmithDave Giusti
San Francisco Giants3St. Louis Cardinals5BoxMike GarmanRandy Moffitt(none)

Standings as of 1974-08-17

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1974 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Boston Red Sox1196554.546--5415043729-3136-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park431924.442
248Cleveland Indians1166155.5262.5487485227-2733-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium461630.348
3512Baltimore Orioles1196059.5045.0483491-829-3131-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenMemorial Stadium433112.721
4714New York Yankees1195960.4966.0466477-1127-3532-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithShea Stadium433013.698
51119Detroit Tigers1205763.4758.5445542-9729-3428-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium421527.357
61018Milwaukee Brewers1205763.4758.55104951527-3430-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim WilsonCounty Stadium421923.452
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1974 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Oakland Athletics1216952.570--54943711231-2838-24L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum412120.512
236Kansas City Royals1186355.5344.55244655929-3034-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium441430.318
3613Chicago White Sox1226161.5008.5549566-1726-3734-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park381919.500
5815Texas Rangers1226062.4929.5546578-3228-3332-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienArlington Stadium382414.632
4916Minnesota Twins1226062.4929.5510533-2326-3433-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium402218.550
61224California Angels1224874.39321.5494531-3724-3424-40L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium402020.500
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1974 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147St. Louis Cardinals1216457.529--5014713029-2635-31W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II402218.550
369Pittsburgh Pirates1206159.5082.55304874323-3538-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium422715.643
2510Philadelphia Phillies1206159.5082.5513510323-3338-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium421923.452
4817Montreal Expos1175661.4796.0473486-1331-3525-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park442321.523
5920New York Mets1165264.4489.5411477-6626-3126-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium461927.413
61122Chicago Cubs1174968.41913.0459586-12722-3427-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field451728.378
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1974 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Dodgers1207545.625--58440617837-2738-18L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium422715.643
222Cincinnati Reds1217249.5953.555944811137-2335-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium412615.634
335Atlanta Braves1196455.53810.54804186232-2832-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clyde KingEddie RobinsonAtlanta Stadium432419.558
4711Houston Astros1196059.50414.55034624125-3335-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome432122.488
51021San Francisco Giants1215467.44621.5478535-5727-3727-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park411823.439
61223San Diego Padres1214873.39727.5421626-20520-4228-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium411229.293


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Rico CartyOF34.351Purchased by Indians from Cordoba (Mexican).