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Thursday June 8,1978This 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 1978-06-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Chicago White Sox2Minnesota Twins1BoxWilbur WoodDave GoltzJim Willoughby
California Angels10Oakland Athletics7BoxDave LaRocheElias Sosa(none)
Kansas City Royals4Texas Rangers5BoxDoyle AlexanderAndy HasslerReggie Cleveland
Kansas City Royals2Texas Rangers3BoxSteve ComerAl Hrabosky(none)
Cincinnati Reds1Chicago Cubs10BoxRick ReuschelFred Norman(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers1Montreal Expos4BoxSteve RogersDon Sutton(none)
Atlanta Braves0St. Louis Cardinals2BoxPete VuckovichPreston HannaMark Littell

Standings as of 1978-06-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Boston Red Sox553619.655--2832196414-1522-4L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1086345.583
225New York Yankees533122.5854.02291854415-1516-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I1106941.627
348Detroit Tigers522923.5585.52351973815-1314-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1105753.518
4611Baltimore Orioles542925.5376.5211242-3117-1312-12W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1076146.570
5915Milwaukee Brewers522626.5008.52602372310-1516-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1106743.609
61018Cleveland Indians512328.45111.0195222-2711-1812-10L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1084662.426
71325Toronto Blue Jays511932.37315.0198261-636-1713-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1104070.364
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Oakland Athletics553223.582--1891791012-1120-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1073770.346
2510Texas Rangers522824.5382.5204202210-1418-10W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1105951.536
3712Kansas City Royals512724.5293.02392162311-1516-9L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1116546.586
4813California Angels542826.5193.5227224311-1317-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1085949.546
51119Chicago White Sox522329.4427.5212218-610-1613-13W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1094861.440
61222Minnesota Twins532132.39610.0236247-1114-177-15L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1095257.477
71426Seattle Mariners571938.33314.0216285-696-1713-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome1033766.359
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
134Chicago Cubs513021.588--2152051013-1317-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1114962.441
247Philadelphia Phillies492821.5711.0235184517-1421-7W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1136251.549
359Montreal Expos543024.5561.52381904811-1119-13W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium1084662.426
4716New York Mets562630.4646.5216242-2613-1213-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1064066.377
5817Pittsburgh Pirates522428.4626.5197228-3111-1713-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium1096445.587
61224St. Louis Cardinals582236.37911.5195229-3410-2012-16W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1044757.452
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112San Francisco Giants523220.615--2041723215-1317-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1105753.518
223Cincinnati Reds563422.607--2692412817-1217-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1055847.552
3614Los Angeles Dodgers542826.5195.02712205113-1715-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1086741.620
4920San Diego Padres532330.4349.5180219-3910-2013-10L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1096148.560
51021Houston Astros512229.4319.5179201-226-1616-13L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1115259.468
61123Atlanta Braves522032.38512.0171239-688-2012-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1104961.445


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Bob ColuccioOF26.250Traded by Astros to Cardinals for Frank Riccelli. 
Frank RiccelliP25.104Traded by Cardinals to Astros for Bob Coluccio.