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Wednesday August 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 1978-08-23

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
New York Yankees3California Angels6BoxChris KnappEd FigueroaDave LaRoche
Kansas City Royals0Chicago White Sox3BoxKen KravecDennis Leonard(none)
Toronto Blue Jays4Detroit Tigers3BoxVictor CruzDave Rozema(none)
Toronto Blue Jays5Detroit Tigers4BoxJerry GarvinBob SykesMike Willis
Cleveland Indians4Milwaukee Brewers9BoxAndy ReplogleSid Monge(none)
Texas Rangers2Minnesota Twins0BoxSteve ComerRoger Erickson(none)
Baltimore Orioles11Oakland Athletics0BoxJim PalmerSteve Renko(none)
Boston Red Sox3Seattle Mariners5BoxByron McLaughlinMike TorrezEnrique Romo
Pittsburgh Pirates4Atlanta Braves3BoxGrant JacksonDave Campbell(none)
Chicago Cubs0Houston Astros3BoxKen ForschDennis LampJoe Sambito
Los Angeles Dodgers4Montreal Expos2BoxBurt HootonSteve RogersCharlie Hough
San Francisco Giants2New York Mets1BoxBob KnepperSkip LockwoodGary Lavelle
San Diego Padres6Philadelphia Phillies5BoxRollie FingersRon Reed(none)

Standings as of 1978-08-23

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Boston Red Sox1257847.624--63049913133-3345-14L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park382117.553
224Milwaukee Brewers1257253.5766.062751511226-3246-21W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium372116.568
335New York Yankees1247054.5657.55404667433-3337-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I39309.769
447Detroit Tigers1256956.5529.05774898832-3237-24L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium371720.459
5711Baltimore Orioles1256758.53611.0495534-3934-3533-23W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium362313.639
61121Cleveland Indians1255471.43224.0519547-2820-4234-29L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium341519.441
71324Toronto Blue Jays1275176.40228.0498610-11219-4532-31W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium34826.235
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
158Kansas City Royals1246856.548--5634927127-3741-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium382414.632
269California Angels1287058.547--5355102529-3241-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium341717.500
3815Texas Rangers1246163.4927.0489487225-3836-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium382612.684
4916Oakland Athletics1296267.4818.5433499-6627-3435-33L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum33726.212
51020Minnesota Twins1275671.44113.5548566-1827-3829-33L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium351718.486
61223Chicago White Sox1245272.41916.0479575-9622-3730-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park371918.514
71426Seattle Mariners1264977.38920.0502646-14419-3830-39W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome34727.206
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1410Philadelphia Phillies1236657.537--5314607122-3444-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium392415.615
2613Chicago Cubs1256362.5044.0496538-4226-3637-26L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field371621.432
3714Pittsburgh Pirates1246262.5004.5490502-1225-3737-25W9T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium372611.703
4817Montreal Expos1265967.4688.55024574524-3335-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium361719.472
51122St. Louis Cardinals1265373.42114.5447502-5523-3930-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II361620.444
61225New York Mets1265076.39717.5478536-5822-3528-41L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium361620.444
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Los Angeles Dodgers1267452.587--57345012336-3338-19W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium362115.583
223San Francisco Giants1277453.5830.55064515536-3338-20W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park351520.429
336Cincinnati Reds1267155.5633.05555421333-3138-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium352114.600
4512San Diego Padres1276760.5287.5470471-129-4038-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium351718.486
5918Houston Astros1275968.46515.5474506-3219-4440-24W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome351520.429
61019Atlanta Braves1255669.44817.5469576-10724-4032-29L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium371324.351