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Wednesday August 16,1978This 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 1978-08-16

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Boston Red Sox4California Angels2BoxLuis TiantNolan Ryan(none)
Cleveland Indians0Detroit Tigers2BoxJack BillinghamDavid Clyde(none)
Toronto Blue Jays1Milwaukee Brewers8BoxMike CaldwellJesse Jefferson(none)
Toronto Blue Jays2Milwaukee Brewers3BoxEduardo RodriguezBalor MooreBob McClure
Kansas City Royals1Minnesota Twins5BoxGeoff ZahnDoug Bird(none)
Kansas City Royals11Minnesota Twins7BoxPaul SplittorffStan PerzanowskiSteve Mingori
New York Yankees5Oakland Athletics3BoxCatfish HunterBob LaceyRich Gossage
Baltimore Orioles5Seattle Mariners7BoxByron McLaughlinMike FlanaganJim Todd
Chicago White Sox6Texas Rangers2BoxRoss BaumgartenDoyle AlexanderLerrin LaGrow
Atlanta Braves9Chicago Cubs0BoxPhil NiekroMike Krukow(none)
San Francisco Giants0Montreal Expos1BoxWoodie FrymanVida Blue(none)
San Diego Padres2New York Mets1BoxJohn D'AcquistoSkip Lockwood(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers5Philadelphia Phillies2BoxBob WelchJim Kaat(none)
Cincinnati Reds2Pittsburgh Pirates13BoxJohn CandelariaBill BonhamGrant Jackson
Houston Astros4St. Louis Cardinals2BoxJoe NiekroSilvio Martinez(none)

Standings as of 1978-08-16

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Boston Red Sox1197544.630--60347013330-3045-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park442420.545
224New York Yankees1196851.5717.05204487231-3037-21W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I443212.727
336Milwaukee Brewers1186652.5598.55964989826-3240-20W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium442717.614
447Detroit Tigers1176552.5569.05384588029-3036-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium452124.467
5711Baltimore Orioles1196455.53811.0470520-5031-3233-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium422616.619
61020Cleveland Indians1185365.44921.5492511-1920-3833-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium411625.390
71325Toronto Blue Jays1194673.38729.0469579-11016-4230-31L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium421329.310
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
158Kansas City Royals1186553.551--5444756926-3539-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium442717.614
2610California Angels1226656.5411.05134882529-3237-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium402119.525
3814Texas Rangers1175958.5045.5473464923-3436-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium452817.622
4915Oakland Athletics1236162.4966.5414465-5127-3434-28L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum39831.205
51121Minnesota Twins1205367.44213.0522534-1227-3826-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium422022.476
61224Chicago White Sox1184870.40717.0459555-9619-3629-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park432320.535
71426Seattle Mariners1214576.37221.5482630-14819-3826-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome391128.282
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
149Philadelphia Phillies1166353.543--5034307322-3441-19L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium462719.587
2512Chicago Cubs1186157.5173.0478507-2926-3335-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field441826.409
3716Montreal Expos1205862.4837.04884375124-3334-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium421824.429
4918Pittsburgh Pirates1165462.4669.0455483-2823-3731-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium453411.756
51122New York Mets1194970.41215.5454498-4422-3527-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium431726.395
61223St. Louis Cardinals1204971.40816.0414477-6322-3827-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II422022.476
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Los Angeles Dodgers1207050.583--54642711932-3138-19W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium422517.595
223San Francisco Giants1206951.5751.04814315031-3138-20L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park422022.476
335Cincinnati Reds1206852.5672.05235101331-2937-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium412417.585
4613San Diego Padres1206159.5089.0434448-1423-3938-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium422319.548
5817Houston Astros1185662.47513.0446474-2819-3837-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome441826.409
61019Atlanta Braves1195564.46214.5454554-10023-3732-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium431429.326


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Steve FoucaultP28.317Claimed on waivers by Royals from Tigers.