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Monday July 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 1978-07-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Milwaukee Brewers5Baltimore Orioles6BoxJoe KerriganBill Castro(none)
Chicago White Sox2Boston Red Sox9BoxDennis EckersleyKen Kravec(none)
Oakland Athletics2California Angels0BoxMatt KeoughFrank TananaElias Sosa
Kansas City Royals3Cleveland Indians4BoxSid MongeAl Hrabosky(none)
Texas Rangers1New York Yankees6BoxEd FigueroaDoc Medich(none)
Detroit Tigers7Toronto Blue Jays8BoxJoe ColemanBob Sykes(none)
Cincinnati Reds3Atlanta Braves2BoxMike LaCossPhil NiekroDoug Bair
San Francisco Giants1Houston Astros4BoxJoe NiekroEd Halicki(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates2Montreal Expos3BoxMike GarmanBert Blyleven(none)
New York Mets1Philadelphia Phillies6BoxDick RuthvenNino Espinosa(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers3San Diego Padres4BoxEric RasmussenRick RhodenRollie Fingers

Standings as of 1978-07-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Boston Red Sox1036538.631--52440611825-2840-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park603426.567
225Milwaukee Brewers1025943.5785.553342810523-2536-18L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium603426.567
348Baltimore Orioles1045846.5587.5430474-4429-2729-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium573225.561
457New York Yankees1045846.5587.54584075127-2831-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I594217.712
5610Detroit Tigers1045549.52910.54644234126-2929-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium583127.534
6916Cleveland Indians1034954.47616.0441440119-3230-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium562036.357
71325Toronto Blue Jays1053966.37127.0412515-10315-3724-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium562036.357
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Kansas City Royals1025844.569--4724027022-2836-16L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium603426.567
2711California Angels1065650.5284.0435443-825-2931-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium563125.554
3812Oakland Athletics1065551.5195.0375396-2125-2830-23W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum561442.250
41017Texas Rangers1044955.47110.0416423-718-3231-23L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium583820.655
51121Minnesota Twins1014556.44612.5443444-125-3120-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium612833.459
61222Chicago White Sox1034459.42714.5417471-5416-2728-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park582731.466
71426Seattle Mariners1053669.34323.5412560-14816-3420-35L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome552035.364
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149Philadelphia Phillies1005545.550--4343726218-3037-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium623527.565
2614Chicago Cubs1025151.5005.0408438-3025-3126-20L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field602832.467
3715Pittsburgh Pirates1004852.4807.0389411-2220-3128-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium614021.656
4818Montreal Expos1075057.4678.54483975122-3128-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium552629.473
51123New York Mets1074562.42113.5413451-3819-3126-31L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium552134.382
61224St. Louis Cardinals1044064.38517.0352426-7419-3521-29L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II582929.500
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112San Francisco Giants1066343.594--4413766528-2635-17L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park562630.464
223Cincinnati Reds1056243.5900.54644313328-2334-20W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium563026.536
334Los Angeles Dodgers1056144.5811.54903929828-2733-17L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium573423.596
4513San Diego Padres1065452.5099.0398413-1521-3333-19W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium563026.536
6919Houston Astros1044856.46214.0393431-3814-3434-22W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome582632.448
51020Atlanta Braves1044856.46214.0385477-9219-3229-24L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium582137.362