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Wednesday April 17,1985This date in baseball
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Games on 1985-04-17

Top1985 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALBaltimore Orioles6Cleveland Indians3Boxscore - PBP94,3153:11Scott McGregorDon SchulzeSammy Stewart (1-0)Jose Roman (0-1)-Joe AltobelliPat CorralesCleveland Stadium
ALMilwaukee Brewers2Detroit Tigers0Boxscore - PBP915,2211:58Danny DarwinJack MorrisDanny Darwin (1-0)Jack Morris (2-1)-George BambergerSparky AndersonTiger Stadium
ALBoston Red Sox1Kansas City Royals6Boxscore - PBP918,6852:38Al NipperCharlie LeibrandtCharlie Leibrandt (1-0)Al Nipper (0-1)-John McNamaraDick HowserKauffman Stadium
ALCalifornia Angels4Minnesota Twins3Boxscore - PBP914,7412:23Jim SlatonJohn ButcherJim Slaton (1-0)John Butcher (0-1)Donnie Moore (1)Gene MauchBilly GardnerHubert H. Humphre
ALSeattle Mariners4Oakland Athletics8Boxscore - PBP96,2832:50Matt YoungDon SuttonDon Sutton (2-0)Matt Young (1-1)-Chuck CottierJackie MooreOakland-Alameda C
ALTexas Rangers1Toronto Blue Jays3Boxscore - PBP1015,4723:00Charlie HoughJimmy KeyBill Caudill (3-1)Dave Stewart (0-1)-Doug RaderBobby CoxExhibition Stadiu
NLCincinnati Reds6Atlanta Braves1Boxscore - PBP913,5132:08Tom BrowningSteve BedrosianTom Browning (1-0)Steve Bedrosian (0-1)-Pete RoseEddie HaasAtlanta-Fulton Co
NLPhiladelphia Phillies4Chicago Cubs5Boxscore - PBP915,7522:46Shane RawleyScott SandersonGeorge Frazier (1-0)Kevin Gross (0-2)Lee Smith (3)John FelskeJim FreyWrigley Field
NLHouston Astros0Los Angeles Dodgers1Boxscore - PBP1129,7892:43Mike ScottRick HoneycuttOrel Hershiser (1-0)Frank DiPino (0-1)-Bob LillisTom LasordaDodger Stadium
NLNew York Mets10Pittsburgh Pirates6Boxscore - PBP914,0293:23Bruce BerenyiLarry McWilliamsDoug Sisk (1-0)Larry McWilliams (0-1)-Davey JohnsonChuck TannerThree Rivers Stad
NLMontreal Expos2St. Louis Cardinals1Boxscore - PBP920,1452:14Joe HeskethJohn TudorJoe Hesketh (1-0)John Tudor (0-1)Jeff Reardon (1)Buck RodgersWhitey HerzogBusch Stadium II
11 Games on this date

Standings as of 1985-04-17.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1985 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Detroit Tigers761.857--3420142-04-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill LajoieTiger Stadium1547876.506
224Baltimore Orioles752.7141.03826121-14-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1547876.506
335Milwaukee Brewers752.7141.03819194-11-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1546688.429
5710New York Yankees633.5002.52437-132-31-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Clyde KingYankee Stadium I1559461.606
41015Boston Red Sox844.5002.54838100-24-2L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanFenway Park1547777.500
6612Toronto Blue Jays844.5002.52733-63-31-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium1539558.621
71324Cleveland Indians716.1435.02841-130-31-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1555996.381
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1985 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
146Seattle Mariners963.667--554690-36-0L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Hal KellerThe Kingdome1536885.444
258Oakland Athletics954.5561.0615380-35-1W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Sandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1537281.471
4813California Angels844.5001.53142-113-21-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike PortAnaheim Stadium1548668.558
3916Chicago White Sox633.5001.52833-53-30-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1568274.526
51120Kansas City Royals734.4292.0151500-03-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John SchuerholzRoyals Stadium1558867.568
61223Minnesota Twins826.2503.52733-62-40-2L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy GardnerHoward FoxHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome1547579.487
71425Texas Rangers716.1434.02543-181-30-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom GrieveArlington Stadium1546193.396
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1985 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
121Chicago Cubs871.875--2717100-07-1W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Dallas GreenWrigley Field1537083.458
212New York Mets871.875--2818102-15-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium1549163.591
3819Montreal Expos734.4293.51825-73-40-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Murray CookOlympic Stadium1548173.526
41021Pittsburgh Pirates835.3754.02736-90-23-3L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium1535499.353
51122St. Louis Cardinals725.2864.5302551-41-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dal MaxvillBusch Stadium II1559956.639
61226Philadelphia Phillies817.1256.01835-171-50-2L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill GilesVeterans Stadium1547480.481
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1985 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
137San Diego Padres743.571--292182-32-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium1557976.510
249Los Angeles Dodgers954.556--2531-62-13-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1539063.588
4614Cincinnati Reds844.5000.5232213-31-1W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BergeschRiverfront Stadium1538568.556
3511Atlanta Braves844.5000.5353322-02-4L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie HaasJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1546292.403
5717Houston Astros945.4441.0342951-23-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome1537974.516
6918San Francisco Giants734.4291.02022-22-31-1L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim DavenportTom HallerCandlestick Park1555996.381

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
John RabbC-1B24.298Traded by Giants to Braves for Alex Trevino. 
Alex TrevinoC27.234Traded by Braves to Giants for John Rabb.