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Wednesday May 2,1973This 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 1973-05-02

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Texas Rangers2Boston Red Sox6BoxLuis TiantPete Broberg(none)
Baltimore Orioles0Chicago White Sox4BoxWilbur WoodJim Palmer(none)
California Angels5Detroit Tigers3BoxNolan RyanLerrin LaGrow(none)
Oakland Athletics7Milwaukee Brewers3BoxKen HoltzmanFrank Linzy(none)
Cleveland Indians8Minnesota Twins4BoxRay LambKen SandersJerry Johnson
Kansas City Royals4New York Yankees3BoxPaul SplittorffDoc MedichGene Garber
Montreal Expos3Atlanta Braves2BoxErnie McAnallyPat Dobson(none)
Chicago Cubs1Los Angeles Dodgers4BoxDon SuttonMilt Pappas(none)
Cincinnati Reds6New York Mets1BoxRoss GrimsleyTom SeaverPedro Borbon
Houston Astros9Philadelphia Phillies4BoxDave RobertsJim LonborgJim Ray
St. Louis Cardinals5San Diego Padres4BoxBob GibsonClay KirbyDiego Segui
Pittsburgh Pirates2San Francisco Giants1BoxLuke WalkerJim BarrDave Giusti

Standings as of 1973-05-02

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1973 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1511Milwaukee Brewers201010.500--7478-45-65-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim WilsonCounty Stadium1426478.451
2713Baltimore Orioles211011.4760.5737035-85-3L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenMemorial Stadium1418754.617
3614New York Yankees211011.4760.59477173-67-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I1417071.496
4916Cleveland Indians221012.4551.06989-206-74-5W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Municipal Stadium1406179.436
5815Detroit Tigers221012.4551.0827847-53-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1407565.536
61120Boston Red Sox19811.4211.5989623-35-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park1438162.566
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1973 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Chicago White Sox17125.706--9075157-15-4W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Stu HolcombComiskey Park1456580.448
225Kansas City Royals23149.6091.0130115158-36-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisRoyals Stadium1397465.532
337California Angels19118.5792.0716745-46-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium1436875.476
4410Minnesota Twins1899.5003.57783-64-65-3L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1447272.500
51017Oakland Athletics221012.4554.58392-94-56-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1408456.600
61221Texas Rangers18711.3895.56182-212-85-3L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeArlington Stadium1445094.347
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1973 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
146Chicago Cubs22139.591--9584116-47-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field1396475.460
258New York Mets21129.5710.5565427-45-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium1407070.500
369Pittsburgh Pirates1798.5291.59380135-44-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium1457174.490
5818Philadelphia Phillies20911.4503.06780-133-76-4L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1426280.437
4919Montreal Expos20911.4503.08196-156-93-2W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park1427072.493
61224St. Louis Cardinals20416.2008.06491-271-73-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1427765.542
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1973 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111San Francisco Giants26197.731--121833810-39-4L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park1366967.507
223Cincinnati Reds22148.6363.010166359-25-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium1408555.607
334Houston Astros261610.6153.010385186-810-2W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome1366670.485
4712Los Angeles Dodgers241212.5006.08186-55-57-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1378354.606
51022San Diego Padres24816.33310.075111-361-97-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium1385286.377
61123Atlanta Braves22715.31810.07596-213-84-7L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie MathewsEddie RobinsonAtlanta Stadium1396970.496


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Dick BaneyP26.182Signed as Free Agent by Athletics. 
Mike Ferraro3B28.257Released by Twins. 
Deron Johnson1B-3B34.289Traded by Phillies to Athletics for Jack Bastable.