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Thursday May 18,1978This date in baseball
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Games on 1978-05-18

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Toronto Blue Jays3Baltimore Orioles5BoxMike FlanaganJim Clancy(none)
California Angels9Chicago White Sox5BoxChris KnappFrancisco BarriosDave LaRoche
New York Yankees5Cleveland Indians3BoxRon GuidryDennis KinneyRich Gossage
Minnesota Twins8Kansas City Royals6BoxGeoff ZahnDennis LeonardMike Marshall
Detroit Tigers7Milwaukee Brewers8BoxBill CastroSteve Foucault(none)
Oakland Athletics4Texas Rangers6BoxJim UmbargerMatt KeoughReggie Cleveland
Philadelphia Phillies8Houston Astros5BoxGene GarberJoe Sambito(none)
Cincinnati Reds3Montreal Expos2BoxFred NormanSteve RogersPedro Borbon
Atlanta Braves7New York Mets8BoxSkip LockwoodEddie Solomon(none)

Standings as of 1978-05-18

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Detroit Tigers312110.677--1711205113-58-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1316566.496
222Boston Red Sox352312.657--192145477-916-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1287652.594
345New York Yankees332013.6062.0136118189-911-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1308050.615
4814Cleveland Indians331617.4856.0138140-27-129-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1265373.421
5917Milwaukee Brewers341618.4716.5182164186-1210-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1287751.602
61020Baltimore Orioles331419.4248.0138185-477-107-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1287652.594
71121Toronto Blue Jays331320.3949.0133168-354-129-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1284682.359
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134Oakland Athletics352213.629--11710989-813-5L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1274780.370
257California Angels342014.5881.5154129258-712-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1286761.523
3610Kansas City Royals331815.5453.014414137-1011-5L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1297455.574
4711Texas Rangers321715.5313.5126129-35-812-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1307060.538
51224Minnesota Twins361323.3619.5170177-78-135-10W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1266066.476
61325Seattle Mariners371225.32411.0135180-455-137-12L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1234479.358
71426Chicago White Sox311021.32310.0120151-312-108-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1306169.469
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149Philadelphia Phillies321814.563--157119385-813-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1307258.554
2512Montreal Expos341816.5291.0145131148-810-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium1285870.453
3615Chicago Cubs331617.4852.5124146-2210-106-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1296366.488
4918Pittsburgh Pirates341519.4414.0135158-236-129-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium1277354.575
51019New York Mets371621.4324.5132150-189-107-11W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1255075.400
61223St. Louis Cardinals371423.3786.5145150-55-149-9L7T 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
226Los Angeles Dodgers352114.6001.51891345510-711-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1277453.583
338Cincinnati Reds362115.5832.01831661711-810-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1257154.568
4713Houston Astros331617.4855.5123135-126-1110-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1295871.450
5816San Diego Padres341618.4716.0116135-196-1110-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1286860.531
61122Atlanta Braves331320.3948.5101140-394-119-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1295673.434


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Larry Lintz2B-SS28.220Signed as Free Agent by Indians. 
Gerry PirtleP30.167Released by Cubs.