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Wednesday, August 16,1978

Wednesday, August 16,1978

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year gametype box date visiting team score home team score box ballpark winning pitcher losing pitcher save pitcher attend. time
1978 reg season Aug 16,1978 Boston Red Sox  4  California Angels  2  box | pbp Angel Stadium of Anaheim Luis Tiant Nolan Ryan -- 37,535 3:06
1978 reg season Aug 16,1978 Cleveland Indians  0  Detroit Tigers  2  box | pbp Tiger Stadium Jack Billingham David Clyde -- 15,819 2:11
1978 reg season Aug 16,1978 Toronto Blue Jays  1  Milwaukee Brewers  8  box | pbp County Stadium Mike Caldwell Jesse Jefferson -- 0 2:10
1978 reg season Aug 16,1978 Toronto Blue Jays  2  Milwaukee Brewers  3  box | pbp County Stadium Eduardo Rodriguez Balor Moore Bob McClure 16,920 2:41
1978 reg season Aug 16,1978 Kansas City Royals  1  Minnesota Twins  5  box | pbp Metropolitan Stadium Geoff Zahn Doug Bird -- 0 2:30
1978 reg season Aug 16,1978 Kansas City Royals  11  Minnesota Twins  7  box | pbp Metropolitan Stadium Paul Splittorff Stan Perzanowski Steve Mingori 14,640 2:53
1978 reg season Aug 16,1978 New York Yankees  5  Oakland Athletics  3  box | pbp Oakland-Alameda Cty Colis Catfish Hunter Bob Lacey Rich Gossage 10,394 2:30
1978 reg season Aug 16,1978 Baltimore Orioles  5  Seattle Mariners  7  box | pbp Kingdome Byron McLaughlin Mike Flanagan Jim Todd 6,619 2:47
1978 reg season Aug 16,1978 Chicago White Sox  6  Texas Rangers  2  box | pbp Arlington Stadium Ross Baumgarten Doyle Alexander Lerrin LaGrow 16,193 2:52
1978 reg season Aug 16,1978 Atlanta Braves  9  Chicago Cubs  0  box | pbp Wrigley Field Phil Niekro Mike Krukow -- 19,828 2:06
1978 reg season Aug 16,1978 San Francisco Giants  0  Montreal Expos  1  box | pbp Stade Olympique Woodie Fryman Vida Blue -- 21,893 1:57
1978 reg season Aug 16,1978 San Diego Padres  2  New York Mets  1  box | pbp Shea Stadium John D'Acquisto Skip Lockwood -- 10,263 2:21
1978 reg season Aug 16,1978 Los Angeles Dodgers  5  Philadelphia Phillies  2  box | pbp Veterans Stadium Bob Welch Jim Kaat -- 37,660 2:06
1978 reg season Aug 16,1978 Cincinnati Reds  2  Pittsburgh Pirates  13  box | pbp Three Rivers Stadium John Candelaria Bill Bonham Grant Jackson 15,490 2:24
1978 reg season Aug 16,1978 Houston Astros  4  St. Louis Cardinals  2  box | pbp Busch Stadium II Joe Niekro Silvio Martinez -- 10,829 2:24
15 record(s)
Standings on this date
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  • Sort: Click a column in the first header row to sort data by values in that column. Click again to reverse the original sort. Some cells have custom sort keys that will sort them logically instead of alphanumerically.
  • Compare/Analyze: Click multiple rows for players of interest. In addition to filtering, you can quickly COMPARE player stats or use the MULTI-PLAYER STAT VIEWER to view multiple player cards on the same page.
  • Leaders: On stat grids. Top-10 ranked statistics are highlighted in gray. #1 rank is in light green. (PREMIUM setting)
  • Export to CSV: Click CSV to convert the full grid into a comma-delimeted display. From there, you can copy/paste to another application.
year league division team name links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lg rk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1978 AL East Boston Red Sox franchise | log 119 75 44 .630 0.0 603 470 133 W1 30-30 45-14 1 1 1 Yes dnq
1978 AL East New York Yankees franchise | log 119 68 51 .571 7.0 520 448 72 W3 31-30 37-21 2 2 4 Yes Won World Series (Dodgers)
1978 AL East Milwaukee Brewers franchise | log 118 66 52 .559 8.5 596 498 98 W4 26-32 40-20 3 3 6 Yes dnq
1978 AL East Detroit Tigers franchise | log 117 65 52 .556 9.0 538 458 80 W1 29-30 36-22 4 4 7 Yes dnq
1978 AL East Baltimore Orioles franchise | log 119 64 55 .538 11.0 470 520 -50 L1 31-32 33-23 5 7 11 -- dnq
1978 AL East Cleveland Indians franchise | log 118 53 65 .449 21.5 492 511 -19 L2 20-38 33-27 6 10 20 -- dnq
1978 AL East Toronto Blue Jays franchise | log 119 46 73 .387 29.0 469 579 -110 L3 16-42 30-31 7 13 25 -- dnq
year league division team name links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lg rk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1978 AL West Kansas City Royals franchise | log 118 65 53 .551 0.0 544 475 69 W1 26-35 39-18 1 5 8 Yes Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1978 AL West California Angels franchise | log 122 66 56 .541 1.0 513 488 25 L1 29-32 37-24 2 6 10 -- dnq
1978 AL West Texas Rangers franchise | log 117 59 58 .504 5.5 473 464 9 L1 23-34 36-24 3 8 14 -- dnq
1978 AL West Oakland Athletics franchise | log 123 61 62 .496 6.5 414 465 -51 L6 27-34 34-28 4 9 15 -- dnq
1978 AL West Minnesota Twins franchise | log 120 53 67 .442 13.0 522 534 -12 L1 27-38 26-29 5 11 21 -- dnq
1978 AL West Chicago White Sox franchise | log 118 48 70 .407 17.0 459 555 -96 W1 19-36 29-34 6 12 24 -- dnq
1978 AL West Seattle Mariners franchise | log 121 45 76 .372 21.5 482 630 -148 W1 19-38 26-38 7 14 26 -- dnq
year league division team name links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lg rk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1978 NL East Philadelphia Phillies franchise | log 116 63 53 .543 0.0 503 430 73 L3 22-34 41-19 1 4 9 Yes Lost NLCS (Dodgers)
1978 NL East Chicago Cubs franchise | log 118 61 57 .517 3.0 478 507 -29 L1 26-33 35-24 2 5 12 Yes dnq
1978 NL East Montreal Expos franchise | log 120 58 62 .483 7.0 488 437 51 W2 24-33 34-29 3 7 16 -- dnq
1978 NL East Pittsburgh Pirates franchise | log 116 54 62 .466 9.0 455 483 -28 W1 23-37 31-25 4 9 18 -- dnq
1978 NL East New York Mets franchise | log 119 49 70 .412 15.5 454 498 -44 L1 22-35 27-35 5 11 22 -- dnq
1978 NL East St. Louis Cardinals franchise | log 120 49 71 .408 16.0 414 477 -63 L1 22-38 27-33 6 12 23 -- dnq
year league division team name links gp   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff streak home away div rk lg rk mlb rk in playoff spot end-of-season playoffs
1978 NL West Los Angeles Dodgers franchise | log 120 70 50 .583 0.0 546 427 119 W2 32-31 38-19 1 1 2 Yes Lost World Series (Yankees)
1978 NL West San Francisco Giants franchise | log 120 69 51 .575 1.0 481 431 50 L2 31-31 38-20 2 2 3 Yes dnq
1978 NL West Cincinnati Reds franchise | log 120 68 52 .567 2.0 523 510 13 L1 31-29 37-23 3 3 5 Yes dnq
1978 NL West San Diego Padres franchise | log 120 61 59 .508 9.0 434 448 -14 W1 23-39 38-20 4 6 13 -- dnq
1978 NL West Houston Astros franchise | log 118 56 62 .475 13.0 446 474 -28 W1 19-38 37-24 5 8 17 -- dnq
1978 NL West Atlanta Braves franchise | log 119 55 64 .462 14.5 454 554 -100 W1 23-37 32-27 6 10 19 -- dnq
26 record(s)
Transactions
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Grid Actions:
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Tips/tools for using data grids:

  • Manual Filter: Single-click a row to highlight in orange. Click FILTER ROWS button to show only those rows in the grid
  • Quick-Filter: Double-Click on a cell value to filter the grid on rows that have same value in same column. Click a statistic to view all values equal or higher
  • Select Rows: Single-click rows to select multiple rows for future action or visibility.
  • Hide Rows: Click the minus sign in the first column to hide the row in the grid.
  • Restore Rows: Once rows are filtered, click RESTORE ROWS to show all rows once again
  • Sort: Click a column in the first header row to sort data by values in that column. Click again to reverse the original sort. Some cells have custom sort keys that will sort them logically instead of alphanumerically.
  • Compare/Analyze: Click multiple rows for players of interest. In addition to filtering, you can quickly COMPARE player stats or use the MULTI-PLAYER STAT VIEWER to view multiple player cards on the same page.
  • Leaders: On stat grids. Top-10 ranked statistics are highlighted in gray. #1 rank is in light green. (PREMIUM setting)
  • Export to CSV: Click CSV to convert the full grid into a comma-delimeted display. From there, you can copy/paste to another application.
player name team name statusshort Transaction Description
Steve Foucault Kansas City Royals Hist Claimed on waivers from Tigers by Royals
Don Kirkwood Toronto Blue Jays Hist Activated from Disabled List
2 record(s)