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Games on 1978-05-17

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
California Angels6Chicago White Sox9BoxSteve StoneNolan Ryan(none)
New York Yankees4Cleveland Indians5BoxSid MongeSparky Lyle(none)
Detroit Tigers5Milwaukee Brewers3BoxJack BillinghamJerry AugustineJohn Hiller
Oakland Athletics3Texas Rangers4BoxJon MatlackJohn Henry Johnson(none)
Philadelphia Phillies1Houston Astros2BoxJoaquin AndujarRandy LerchTom Dixon
Pittsburgh Pirates1Los Angeles Dodgers10BoxTommy JohnJim Rooker(none)
Cincinnati Reds4Montreal Expos5BoxDarold KnowlesDale Murray(none)
Atlanta Braves2New York Mets1BoxPhil NiekroJerry Koosman(none)
Atlanta Braves1New York Mets3BoxNino EspinosaTommy Boggs(none)
St. Louis Cardinals2San Diego Padres5BoxBob ShirleyEric RasmussenRollie Fingers
Chicago Cubs5San Francisco Giants9BoxVida BlueRay Burris(none)

Standings as of 1978-05-17

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Detroit Tigers30219.700--1641125213-48-5W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1326567.492
222Boston Red Sox352312.6570.5192145477-916-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1287652.594
346New York Yankees321913.5943.0131115168-911-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1318150.618
4814Cleveland Indians321616.5006.013513507-129-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1275374.417
5917Milwaukee Brewers331518.4557.5174157176-129-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1297851.605
71021Toronto Blue Jays321319.4069.0130163-334-119-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1294683.357
61120Baltimore Orioles321319.4069.0133182-497-106-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1297752.597
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134Oakland Athletics342212.647--113103109-713-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1284781.367
257California Angels331914.5762.5145124217-712-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1296861.527
369Kansas City Royals321814.5633.013813357-1011-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1307456.569
4712Texas Rangers311615.5164.5120125-55-811-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1317160.542
51224Minnesota Twins351223.34310.5162171-97-135-10W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1276166.480
61325Chicago White Sox301020.33310.0115142-272-108-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1316170.466
71426Seattle Mariners371225.32411.5135180-455-137-12L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1234479.358
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1410Philadelphia Phillies311714.548--149114354-813-6L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1317358.557
2511Montreal Expos331815.545--143128158-810-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium1295871.450
3715Chicago Cubs331617.4852.0124146-2210-106-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1296366.488
4918Pittsburgh Pirates341519.4413.5135158-236-129-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium1277354.575
51019New York Mets361521.4174.5124143-199-106-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1265175.405
61223St. Louis Cardinals371423.3786.0145150-55-149-9L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1255570.440
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113San Francisco Giants342212.647--1301161410-612-6W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1286761.523
225Los Angeles Dodgers352114.6001.51891345510-711-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1277453.583
338Cincinnati Reds352015.5712.51801641610-810-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1267254.571
4613Houston Astros321616.5005.0118127-96-1110-5W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1305872.446
5816San Diego Padres341618.4716.0116135-196-1110-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1286860.531
61122Atlanta Braves321319.4068.094132-384-109-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1305674.431


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Glenn BurkeOF25.182Traded by Dodgers to Athletics for Billy North. 
Ben HayesP20.286Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Reds. 
Dave MayOF34.146Purchased by Brewers from Rangers. 
Billy NorthOF30.002Traded by Athletics to Dodgers for Glenn Burke. 
Marty PerezSS-2B31.078Released by Athletics. 
Earl WilliamsC-1B29.307Released by Athletics.