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Wednesday August 31,1977This 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 1977-08-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
California Angels3Baltimore Orioles4BoxDennis MartinezFrank Tanana(none)
Cleveland Indians4Boston Red Sox3BoxJim KernBob Stanley(none)
Texas Rangers4Kansas City Royals5BoxJim ColbornDoyle AlexanderDoug Bird
Detroit Tigers5Milwaukee Brewers2BoxMilt WilcoxJim Slaton(none)
Oakland Athletics4Minnesota Twins3BoxDoc MedichPaul ThormodsgardDoug Bair
Seattle Mariners4New York Yankees5BoxSparky LyleBob Galasso(none)
New York Mets2Houston Astros5BoxMark LemongelloJerry Koosman(none)
Chicago Cubs0Los Angeles Dodgers5BoxRick RhodenRay Burris(none)
Cincinnati Reds6Montreal Expos0BoxTom SeaverWayne Twitchell(none)
Atlanta Braves1Philadelphia Phillies6BoxSteve CarltonPhil Niekro(none)
St. Louis Cardinals1San Diego Padres2BoxBob ShirleyTom UnderwoodRollie Fingers
Pittsburgh Pirates3San Francisco Giants6BoxJim BarrBruce Kison(none)

Standings as of 1977-08-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1977 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112New York Yankees1328052.606--69053815233-3247-20W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulYankee Stadium I302010.667
236Baltimore Orioles1307555.5774.05505321832-3043-25W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium31229.710
347Boston Red Sox1307555.5774.06866058135-2840-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park31229.710
4814Detroit Tigers1306367.48516.05865721431-3632-31W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium321121.344
51017Cleveland Indians1326270.47018.0577612-3532-3630-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium29920.310
61121Milwaukee Brewers1375780.41625.5552650-9825-4232-38L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BaumerCounty Stadium251015.400
71426Toronto Blue Jays1294584.34933.5506662-15623-4322-41L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiExhibition Stadium32923.281
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1977 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Kansas City Royals1307654.585--6495549536-3040-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium32266.813
258Chicago White Sox1297356.5662.56946494533-3240-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park331716.515
369Minnesota Twins1347559.5603.074663611031-3744-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium27918.333
4710Texas Rangers1317358.5573.56135288540-2633-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium312110.677
5916California Angels1296168.47314.5564556828-3633-32L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium331320.394
61222Oakland Athletics1305278.40024.0481595-11424-4028-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum311120.355
71324Seattle Mariners1355283.38526.5516721-20527-4125-42L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome271215.444
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1977 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Philadelphia Phillies1318150.618--67455212231-3650-14W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium312011.645
235Pittsburgh Pirates1337756.5795.06215546729-3748-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium291910.655
3411Chicago Cubs1327359.5538.5597599-230-3442-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field30822.267
4613St. Louis Cardinals1337162.53411.05915375426-3945-23L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II291217.414
5919Montreal Expos1325973.44722.5552611-5929-3831-34L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium301614.533
61123New York Mets1325181.38630.5461534-7321-4730-34L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium301317.433
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1977 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Los Angeles Dodgers1338053.602--63047115940-2940-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium291811.621
2512Cincinnati Reds1347262.5378.56846107430-3542-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium281612.571
3715Houston Astros1336469.48116.0533551-1825-4039-29W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome291712.586
4818San Francisco Giants1346272.46318.5558593-3531-3731-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park281315.464
51020San Diego Padres1355976.43722.0592692-10031-3828-38W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium271017.370
61225Atlanta Braves1324884.36431.5544733-18913-5135-33L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave BristolBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium301317.433


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Clay CarrollP36.121Traded by Cardinals to White Sox for Silvio Martinez, Dave Hamilton and Nyls Nyman. 
Jerry GroteC34.329Traded by Mets to Dodgers for Randy Rogers and Dan Smith. 
Boog Powell1B-OF36.014Released by Dodgers.