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Sunday August 8,1976This 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 1976-08-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Kansas City Royals2Chicago White Sox5BoxTerry ForsterMarty PattinRich Gossage
Kansas City Royals7Chicago White Sox1BoxAl FitzmorrisJesse Jefferson(none)
Cleveland Indians1Detroit Tigers2BoxJohn HillerDennis Eckersley(none)
Cleveland Indians5Detroit Tigers15BoxSteve GrilliJim Kern(none)
Baltimore Orioles8New York Yankees5BoxRoss GrimsleyCatfish HunterMike Cuellar
California Angels3Oakland Athletics9BoxStan BahnsenSid MongeRollie Fingers
California Angels8Oakland Athletics13BoxPaul LindbladNolan RyanRollie Fingers
Minnesota Twins4Texas Rangers5BoxJeff TerpkoBill Campbell(none)
San Francisco Giants1Atlanta Braves2BoxDick RuthvenGary Lavelle(none)
San Francisco Giants4Atlanta Braves1BoxJohn MontefuscoFrank LaCorte(none)
Cincinnati Reds3Los Angeles Dodgers2BoxJack BillinghamBurt HootonRawly Eastwick
Chicago Cubs7Montreal Expos1BoxSteve RenkoChip Lang(none)
New York Mets7Pittsburgh Pirates4BoxMickey LolichJim Rooker(none)
Houston Astros3San Diego Padres4BoxButch MetzgerJ.R. Richard(none)
Philadelphia Phillies3St. Louis Cardinals2BoxSteve CarltonBill GreifRon Reed

Standings as of 1976-08-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1976 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124New York Yankees1076443.598--48938210733-1831-25L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulYankee Stadium I523319.635
248Baltimore Orioles1075552.5149.0396404-832-2423-28W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium553322.600
3613Boston Red Sox1075255.48612.0443445-224-3028-25W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park553124.564
4816Cleveland Indians1085256.48112.5434438-427-3125-25L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium512922.569
5915Detroit Tigers1085256.48112.5429469-4027-2925-27W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium532231.415
61019Milwaukee Brewers1054758.44816.0388423-3519-3228-26L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BaumerCounty Stadium561937.339
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1976 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Kansas City Royals1096742.615--51239811429-2438-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium532330.434
237Oakland Athletics1115853.52310.04964366024-3334-20W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum502921.580
3511Minnesota Twins1105555.50012.5478488-1025-3030-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium523022.577
4712Texas Rangers1075255.48614.0434447-1321-2631-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienArlington Stadium552431.436
51120Chicago White Sox1094861.44019.0397483-8623-3125-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park521636.308
61223California Angels1124864.42920.5382465-8324-3424-30L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium502822.560
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1976 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Philadelphia Phillies1097237.661--54337916437-1736-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium532924.547
235Pittsburgh Pirates1095950.54113.04874731428-2231-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium533320.623
359New York Mets1135756.50417.04363845230-3027-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium492920.592
4918Chicago Cubs1135162.45123.0439540-10125-3626-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Salty SaltwellWrigley Field492425.490
51021St. Louis Cardinals1074661.43025.0406438-3223-3023-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II552629.473
61224Montreal Expos1053768.35233.0353484-13121-3516-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park571839.316
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1976 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Cincinnati Reds1127339.652--64043520539-1834-21W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium502921.580
246Los Angeles Dodgers1105951.53613.0428419925-2834-23L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium523319.635
3610Houston Astros1145757.50017.0443479-3623-3333-25L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome482325.479
4714San Diego Padres1145559.48219.0417473-5621-3334-26W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium481830.375
5817Atlanta Braves1125161.45522.0460470-1026-2925-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave BristolEddie RobinsonAtlanta Stadium501931.380
61122San Francisco Giants1144965.43025.0414492-7822-3527-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park482523.521