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Tuesday August 8,1972This 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 1972-08-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Cleveland Indians1Boston Red Sox4BoxMarty PattinDick Tidrow(none)
Chicago White Sox4California Angels3BoxStan BahnsenAndy MessersmithTerry Forster
Oakland Athletics3Kansas City Royals4BoxTed AbernathyRollie Fingers(none)
Baltimore Orioles4Milwaukee Brewers2BoxPat DobsonJim ColbornEddie Watt
Texas Rangers5Minnesota Twins6BoxJim StricklandPaul Lindblad(none)
Detroit Tigers2New York Yankees4BoxSparky LyleMickey Lolich(none)
Houston Astros4Atlanta Braves8BoxDenny McLainDon Wilson(none)
Montreal Expos5Chicago Cubs6BoxFergie JenkinsErnie McAnallyJack Aker
Los Angeles Dodgers1Cincinnati Reds2BoxPedro BorbonPete Mikkelsen(none)
Philadelphia Phillies2Pittsburgh Pirates4BoxDock EllisBill Champion(none)
San Diego Padres4San Francisco Giants15BoxFrank RebergerMike Corkins(none)
San Diego Padres3San Francisco Giants7BoxSteve StoneBill GreifJerry Johnson
New York Mets5St. Louis Cardinals6BoxDennis HigginsDanny Frisella(none)

Standings as of 1972-08-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Detroit Tigers1035746.553--3573352229-2428-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium532924.547
247Baltimore Orioles1035647.5441.03622887431-2325-24W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenMemorial Stadium512427.471
3610New York Yankees1015348.5253.03733205322-3131-17W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I542628.481
4713Boston Red Sox1025250.5104.5426446-2019-3033-20W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park533320.623
5916Cleveland Indians1044856.4629.5311344-3318-3430-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium522428.462
61122Milwaukee Brewers1044163.39416.5325407-8217-3324-30L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank LaneCounty Stadium522428.462
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Oakland Athletics1056243.590--4073169132-2330-20L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum503119.620
224Chicago White Sox1035944.5732.03943712317-3042-14W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Stu HolcombComiskey Park512823.549
359Minnesota Twins1015447.5356.03713512023-2931-18W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium532330.434
4815Kansas City Royals1034954.47612.03893672218-3131-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisMunicipal Stadium512724.529
51018California Angels1044757.45214.5326397-7120-3227-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium512823.549
61223Texas Rangers1054164.39021.0328427-9917-3624-28L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeArlington Stadium491336.265
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Pittsburgh Pirates1036538.631--47535012532-2033-18W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium523121.596
248New York Mets1025547.5399.5346359-1326-2329-24L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium542826.519
3612Chicago Cubs1065551.51911.54423786424-3331-18W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field493019.612
4714St. Louis Cardinals1025151.50013.5388402-1424-2727-24W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II542430.444
51020Montreal Expos1014556.44619.0319405-8621-3024-26L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park552530.455
61224Philadelphia Phillies1033964.37926.0328418-9020-3119-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium532033.377
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1972 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Cincinnati Reds1026339.618--46435610836-1427-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium523220.615
236Houston Astros1055847.5526.54924375531-2227-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome482622.542
3511Los Angeles Dodgers1025349.52010.03733502326-2527-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium533221.604
4817Atlanta Braves1074958.45816.5424491-6723-3425-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie MathewsEddie RobinsonAtlanta Stadium472126.447
5919San Francisco Giants1074859.44917.5456456027-2421-35W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park482127.438
61121San Diego Padres1044163.39423.0333438-10524-2517-38L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium491732.347


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Moe DrabowskyP37.018Released by Cardinals.