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Friday June 23,1978This 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 1978-06-23

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Baltimore Orioles2Boston Red Sox5BoxBill LeeJim Palmer(none)
Minnesota Twins2Chicago White Sox1BoxDave GoltzKen Kravec(none)
Toronto Blue Jays3Cleveland Indians8BoxRick WaitsJesse Jefferson(none)
New York Yankees12Detroit Tigers3BoxSparky LyleMilt Wilcox(none)
Oakland Athletics3Kansas City Royals5BoxPaul SplittorffRick LangfordAl Hrabosky
Oakland Athletics5Kansas City Royals4BoxPete BrobergDennis LeonardDave Heaverlo
Seattle Mariners3Milwaukee Brewers0BoxGlenn AbbottMike Caldwell(none)
California Angels0Texas Rangers7BoxFergie JenkinsChris Knapp(none)
California Angels4Texas Rangers8BoxDoyle AlexanderTom GriffinReggie Cleveland
Cincinnati Reds0Los Angeles Dodgers1BoxBurt HootonFred Norman(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates2New York Mets3BoxDale MurrayEd Whitson(none)
Chicago Cubs1Philadelphia Phillies6BoxDick RuthvenDave Roberts(none)
Chicago Cubs1Philadelphia Phillies6BoxJim LonborgDennis Lamp(none)
Houston Astros0San Diego Padres3BoxGaylord PerryTom Dixon(none)
Atlanta Braves0San Francisco Giants9BoxVida BluePreston Hanna(none)
Montreal Expos4St. Louis Cardinals8BoxPete VuckovichRudy MayMark Littell

Standings as of 1978-06-23

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Boston Red Sox694821.696--37626511117-1531-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park945143.543
335New York Yankees684028.5887.53092545519-1921-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I956035.632
224Baltimore Orioles684028.5887.5270281-1122-1518-13L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium935043.538
446Milwaukee Brewers683830.5599.53302923817-1621-14L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium945539.585
5814Detroit Tigers663333.50013.5281278317-1816-15L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium965343.552
61120Cleveland Indians652936.44617.0251278-2712-2317-13W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium944054.426
71426Toronto Blue Jays662145.31825.5243340-978-2413-21L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium953857.400
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1510Kansas City Royals673631.537--2992752414-1922-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium955639.589
2611Texas Rangers683632.5290.52702571311-1725-15W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium945143.543
3712California Angels693633.5221.0293294-117-1919-14L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium935142.548
4915Oakland Athletics703436.4863.5219247-2814-2120-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum923557.380
51018Chicago White Sox673136.4635.0272264812-1719-19L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park944054.426
61222Minnesota Twins662838.4247.5287291-417-2011-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium964551.469
71325Seattle Mariners712447.33814.0271355-8411-2313-24W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome893257.360
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148Philadelphia Phillies633429.540--279228518-2026-9W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium995643.566
259Chicago Cubs653530.538--261263-216-2119-9L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field974453.454
3613Montreal Expos693534.5072.02812552615-1920-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium934152.441
4716Pittsburgh Pirates653134.4774.0262282-2014-2117-13L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium965739.594
51021New York Mets713140.4377.0252290-3815-1816-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium913556.385
61224St. Louis Cardinals702545.35712.5235298-6311-2714-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II924448.478
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112San Francisco Giants674324.642--2662115517-1426-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park954649.484
223Cincinnati Reds694227.6092.03162773920-1622-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium925042.543
337Los Angeles Dodgers683830.5595.53372696815-1823-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium945737.606
4817Houston Astros643034.46911.5244256-1210-1920-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome984454.449
5919San Diego Padres683137.45612.5226262-3611-2220-15W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium945341.564
61123Atlanta Braves652738.41515.0221289-6811-2416-14L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium974255.433


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Mike AndersonOF27.001Released by Phillies. 
Mike AndersonOF27.001Signed as Free Agent by Orioles. 
Julio FrancoSS-2B19.304Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Phillies. 
Roy ThomasP25.001Claimed on waivers by Cardinals from Astros. 
Jerry WhiteOF25.304Traded by Expos to Cubs for Woodie Fryman.