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Sunday August 6,1978This 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 1978-08-06

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Minnesota Twins3California Angels4BoxDave LaRocheMike Marshall(none)
Chicago White Sox0Detroit Tigers8BoxJim SlatonKen Kravec(none)
Toronto Blue Jays5Kansas City Royals12BoxRich GaleBalor Moore(none)
Boston Red Sox4Milwaukee Brewers0BoxLuis TiantBill Travers(none)
Baltimore Orioles0New York Yankees3BoxCatfish HunterJim Palmer(none)
Seattle Mariners3Oakland Athletics4BoxRick LangfordShane Rawley(none)
Seattle Mariners3Oakland Athletics4BoxBob LaceyEnrique Romo(none)
Cleveland Indians2Texas Rangers3BoxJon MatlackRick Waits(none)
Houston Astros2Atlanta Braves3BoxLarry McWilliamsJ.R. RichardGene Garber
Montreal Expos2Chicago Cubs1BoxSteve RogersDennis LampDarold Knowles
Montreal Expos3Chicago Cubs4BoxLynn McGlothenMike GarmanBruce Sutter
San Diego Padres1Cincinnati Reds3BoxFred NormanRandy JonesDoug Bair
Philadelphia Phillies3Pittsburgh Pirates2BoxDick RuthvenBert Blyleven(none)
Philadelphia Phillies5Pittsburgh Pirates0BoxSteve CarltonJim Bibby(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers5San Francisco Giants1BoxBurt HootonBob Knepper(none)
New York Mets1St. Louis Cardinals3BoxSilvio MartinezJerry KoosmanRoy Thomas

Standings as of 1978-08-06

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Boston Red Sox1096940.633--55542413129-2940-11W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park543024.556
224Milwaukee Brewers1076146.5707.05474489924-2637-20L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium553223.582
348New York Yankees1106149.5558.54794275227-2834-21W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I533914.736
459Baltimore Orioles1096049.5509.0440488-4830-2930-20L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium523022.577
5610Detroit Tigers1096049.5509.04944306427-2933-20W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium532627.491
61016Cleveland Indians1085157.47217.5453458-519-3532-22L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium511833.353
71325Toronto Blue Jays1094069.36729.0427539-11216-3924-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium521933.365
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Kansas City Royals1076047.561--4964227422-3038-17W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium553223.582
2711California Angels1136152.5402.04744601425-2936-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium492623.531
3812Oakland Athletics1135954.5224.0395422-2726-3033-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum491039.204
4915Texas Rangers1085256.4818.5432436-418-3334-23W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium543519.648
51121Minnesota Twins1084662.42614.5468489-2126-3720-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium542727.500
61223Chicago White Sox1084563.41715.5427500-7317-3128-32L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park532627.491
71426Seattle Mariners1124072.35722.5444588-14417-3723-35L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome481632.333
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147Philadelphia Phillies1065947.557--4553906521-3138-16W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium563125.554
2513Chicago Cubs1095653.5144.5433460-2725-3131-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field532330.434
3717Pittsburgh Pirates1065056.4729.0402427-2521-3229-24L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium553817.691
4818Montreal Expos1135360.4699.54684185024-3329-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium492326.469
51122New York Mets1124765.42015.0436471-3521-3426-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium501931.380
61224St. Louis Cardinals1104268.38219.0369448-7919-3823-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II522725.519
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Cincinnati Reds1106545.591--4864543229-2436-21W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium512724.529
223San Francisco Giants1126646.589--4553946129-2737-19L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park502327.460
335Los Angeles Dodgers1116348.5682.550340310030-3133-17W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium513219.627
4614San Diego Padres1115754.5148.5406426-2022-3535-19L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium512724.529
6919Houston Astros1105159.46414.0415450-3516-3635-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome522329.442
51020Atlanta Braves1105159.46414.0416503-8719-3232-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium521834.346


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Larry AndersonP25.246Traded by Cubs to Phillies for Davey Johnson. 
Davey Johnson2B35.188Traded by Phillies to Cubs for Larry Anderson.