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Saturday August 26,1978This 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 1978-08-26

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Seattle Mariners2Baltimore Orioles9BoxMike FlanaganJim ColbornJoe Kerrigan
California Angels1Boston Red Sox7BoxJim WrightPaul Hartzell(none)
Cleveland Indians7Chicago White Sox8BoxSteve StoneDavid ClydeJim Willoughby
Milwaukee Brewers9Detroit Tigers5BoxBill TraversJack BillinghamBob McClure
Oakland Athletics4New York Yankees5BoxSparky LyleBob Lacey(none)
Kansas City Royals4Texas Rangers8BoxDock EllisLarry GuraLen Barker
Minnesota Twins3Toronto Blue Jays4BoxVictor CruzGeoff Zahn(none)
St. Louis Cardinals9Atlanta Braves4BoxSilvio MartinezPreston Hanna(none)
Chicago Cubs8Cincinnati Reds6BoxDave RobertsDoug BairBruce Sutter
Pittsburgh Pirates2Houston Astros7BoxJ.R. RichardBruce Kison(none)
Philadelphia Phillies3Los Angeles Dodgers1BoxRandy LerchDoug Rau(none)
New York Mets1San Diego Padres2BoxMickey LolichJerry KoosmanRollie Fingers
Montreal Expos1San Francisco Giants4BoxJim BarrWoodie Fryman(none)

Standings as of 1978-08-26

TopPREV   NEXTRecord 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


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