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Saturday August 26,1978This date in baseball
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Games on 1978-08-26

Top1978 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALSeattle Mariners2Baltimore Orioles9Boxscore - PBP916,4842:15Jim ColbornMike FlanaganMike Flanagan (17-11)Jim Colborn (4-9)Joe Kerrigan (2)Darrell JohnsonEarl WeaverMemorial Stadium
ALCalifornia Angels1Boston Red Sox7Boxscore - PBP933,5312:18Paul HartzellJim WrightJim Wright (8-2)Paul Hartzell (5-8)-Jim FregosiDon ZimmerFenway Park
ALCleveland Indians7Chicago White Sox8Boxscore - PBP919,1002:28David ClydeSteve StoneSteve Stone (10-10)David Clyde (5-9)Jim Willoughby (13)Jeff TorborgLarry DobyComiskey Park
ALMilwaukee Brewers9Detroit Tigers5Boxscore - PBP932,1032:45Bill TraversJack BillinghamBill Travers (9-7)Jack Billingham (14-6)Bob McClure (9)George BambergerRalph HoukTiger Stadium
ALOakland Athletics4New York Yankees5Boxscore - PBP953,8832:28Matt KeoughDick TidrowSparky Lyle (9-2)Bob Lacey (8-8)-Jack McKeonBob LemonYankee Stadium I
ALKansas City Royals4Texas Rangers8Boxscore - PBP933,0842:25Larry GuraDock EllisDock Ellis (9-5)Larry Gura (11-4)Len Barker (3)Whitey HerzogBilly HunterArlington Stadium
ALMinnesota Twins3Toronto Blue Jays4Boxscore - PBP1025,6012:54Geoff ZahnJesse JeffersonVictor Cruz (5-1)Geoff Zahn (9-13)-Gene MauchRoy HartsfieldExhibition Stadiu
NLSt. Louis Cardinals9Atlanta Braves4Boxscore - PBP918,0242:21Silvio MartinezPreston HannaSilvio Martinez (8-6)Preston Hanna (7-13)-Ken BoyerBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton Co
NLChicago Cubs8Cincinnati Reds6Boxscore - PBP947,2992:41Ray BurrisBill BonhamDave Roberts (6-8)Doug Bair (6-5)Bruce Sutter (23)Herman FranksSparky AndersonCinergy Field
NLPittsburgh Pirates2Houston Astros7Boxscore - PBP99,9852:18Bruce KisonJ.R. RichardJ.R. Richard (14-11)Bruce Kison (4-5)-Chuck TannerBill VirdonAstrodome
NLPhiladelphia Phillies3Los Angeles Dodgers1Boxscore - PBP950,1942:16Randy LerchDoug RauRandy Lerch (8-7)Doug Rau (12-8)-Danny OzarkTom LasordaDodger Stadium
NLNew York Mets1San Diego Padres2Boxscore - PBP916,4582:04Jerry KoosmanMickey LolichMickey Lolich (2-0)Jerry Koosman (3-14)Rollie Fingers (30)Joe TorreRoger CraigQualcomm Stadium
NLMontreal Expos1San Francisco Giants4Boxscore - PBP916,2352:12Woodie FrymanJim BarrJim Barr (7-10)Woodie Fryman (7-8)-Dick WilliamsJoe Altobelli3Com Park at Cand
NLMontreal Expos1San Francisco Giants4Boxscore - PBP916,2352:12Woodie FrymanJim BarrJim Barr (7-10)Woodie Fryman (7-8)-Dick WilliamsJoe AltobelliCandlestick Park
14 Games on this date

Standings as of 1978-08-26.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Boston Red Sox1278047.630--64350014333-3347-14W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park361917.528
224New York Yankees1267254.5717.55524718133-3339-21W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I37289.757
335Milwaukee Brewers1287355.5707.564753511227-3346-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium342014.588
446Detroit Tigers1287157.5559.55935039032-3239-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium341519.441
558Baltimore Orioles1276958.54311.0509536-2734-3535-23W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium342113.618
61019Cleveland Indians1285672.43824.5537564-2722-4334-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium311318.419
71324Toronto Blue Jays1305377.40828.5511621-11019-4634-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium31625.194
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
169California Angels1307060.538--5365231329-3441-26L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium321715.531
2710Kansas City Royals1276859.5350.55705115927-4041-19L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium352411.686
3814Texas Rangers1276463.5044.55084941426-3838-25W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium352312.657
4916Oakland Athletics1316269.4738.5438511-7327-3635-33L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum31724.226
51122Minnesota Twins1305674.43114.0555581-2627-4029-34L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium321715.531
61223Chicago White Sox1275473.42514.5492585-9322-3732-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park341717.500
71426Seattle Mariners1284979.38320.0504660-15619-4030-39L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome32725.219
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1411Philadelphia Phillies1266759.532--5434727123-3644-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium362313.639
2613Chicago Cubs1276562.5122.5509546-3728-3637-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field351421.400
3715Pittsburgh Pirates1276364.4964.5502517-1526-3937-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium34259.735
4918Montreal Expos1286068.4698.05114664525-3435-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium341618.471
51121St. Louis Cardinals1295673.43412.5471519-4826-3930-34W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II331320.394
61225New York Mets1295277.40316.5487542-5524-3628-41L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium331419.424
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Los Angeles Dodgers1297653.589--58546212336-3340-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium331914.576
223San Francisco Giants1297554.5811.05154605536-3339-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park331419.424
337Cincinnati Reds1297158.5505.0566559733-3138-27L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium322111.656
4512San Diego Padres1306862.5238.5476480-429-4039-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium321616.500
5817Houston Astros1296168.47315.0488513-2519-4442-24W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome331320.394
61020Atlanta Braves1285672.43819.5484601-11724-4032-32L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium341321.382

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Howard BaileyP21.026Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers.