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Wednesday May 31,1978This 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 1978-05-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Toronto Blue Jays6Boston Red Sox2BoxJim ClancyBill Lee(none)
California Angels2Chicago White Sox17BoxSteve StoneDon Aase(none)
Milwaukee Brewers0Detroit Tigers3BoxMilt WilcoxBill Travers(none)
Seattle Mariners3Kansas City Royals8BoxPaul SplittorffGlenn Abbott(none)
Baltimore Orioles3New York Yankees2BoxMike FlanaganEd Figueroa(none)
Cincinnati Reds10Atlanta Braves4BoxTom SeaverDick Ruthven(none)
San Francisco Giants0Houston Astros1BoxMark LemongelloVida Blue(none)
San Diego Padres3Los Angeles Dodgers1BoxBob ShirleyDoug RauRollie Fingers
Chicago Cubs1Montreal Expos9BoxRudy MayDennis Lamp(none)
St. Louis Cardinals5New York Mets4BoxBob ForschMike BruhertBuddy Schultz
Pittsburgh Pirates2Philadelphia Phillies1BoxJohn CandelariaRandy LerchKent Tekulve

Standings as of 1978-05-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Boston Red Sox503416.680--2621946812-1222-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1136548.575
223New York Yankees462917.6303.02061604613-1116-6L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1177146.607
358Detroit Tigers462620.5656.02121714114-1212-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1166056.517
4813Milwaukee Brewers452322.5118.52202002010-1413-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1177047.598
5915Baltimore Orioles482325.47910.0180223-4311-1312-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1136746.593
61017Cleveland Indians452124.46710.5171186-159-1612-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1144866.421
71325Toronto Blue Jays481731.35416.0186248-626-1711-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1134271.372
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Oakland Athletics472720.574--152149312-1115-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1154273.365
247Kansas City Royals442519.5680.52031901311-1214-7W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1186751.568
3610California Angels462521.5431.519618889-1216-9L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1166254.534
4714Texas Rangers452322.5113.0171176-59-1214-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1176453.547
51121Minnesota Twins471928.4048.0208217-912-157-13W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1155461.470
61223Chicago White Sox451728.3789.0181195-144-1513-13W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1165462.466
71426Seattle Mariners501733.34011.5193244-516-1611-17L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1103971.355
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149Chicago Cubs442420.545--172179-713-1311-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1185563.466
2511Montreal Expos472522.5320.52061713511-1114-11W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium1155164.443
3612Philadelphia Phillies432221.5121.5201164377-1415-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1196851.571
4716Pittsburgh Pirates472225.4683.5180210-3010-1512-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium1146648.579
5818New York Mets502327.4604.0193212-1913-1210-15L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1124369.384
61224St. Louis Cardinals501832.3609.0179210-318-1810-14W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1125161.455
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112San Francisco Giants463016.652--1791443513-917-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1165957.509
224Cincinnati Reds493019.6121.52482113715-1015-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1126250.554
335Los Angeles Dodgers472720.5743.52451846112-1115-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1156847.591
4919San Diego Padres472126.4479.5162194-328-1613-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1156352.548
51020Houston Astros452025.4449.5164181-176-1414-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1175463.462
61122Atlanta Braves451827.40011.5144213-696-1512-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1175166.436


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Tom PaciorekOF-1B31.210Signed as Free Agent by Mariners.