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Wednesday August 8,1973This 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 1973-08-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Cleveland Indians13Chicago White Sox1BoxDick TidrowStan Bahnsen(none)
Oakland Athletics2Detroit Tigers3BoxWoodie FrymanKen HoltzmanJohn Hiller
Boston Red Sox9Kansas City Royals4BoxLuis TiantPaul Splittorff(none)
California Angels2Milwaukee Brewers8BoxJim ColbornBill Singer(none)
Baltimore Orioles6Minnesota Twins1BoxJim PalmerDick Woodson(none)
Texas Rangers2New York Yankees3BoxFred BeeneJim Merritt(none)
Chicago Cubs3Cincinnati Reds4BoxFred NormanFergie JenkinsTom Hall
New York Mets1Los Angeles Dodgers0BoxJon MatlackAndy Messersmith(none)
Houston Astros3Pittsburgh Pirates4BoxJim RookerDave RobertsBob Johnson
Philadelphia Phillies0San Diego Padres3BoxBill GreifSteve Carlton(none)
Montreal Expos1San Francisco Giants2BoxRon BryantSteve RogersElias Sosa
Atlanta Braves4St. Louis Cardinals1BoxRon SchuelerRich FolkersPhil Niekro

Standings as of 1973-08-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1973 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Detroit Tigers1136251.549--4644481627-2835-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium492326.469
247Baltimore Orioles1106050.5450.54643818331-2629-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenMemorial Stadium523715.712
358New York Yankees1176354.5381.04774245322-3441-20W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I451728.378
469Boston Red Sox1126052.5361.54974544328-2832-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park502921.580
5917Milwaukee Brewers1115358.4778.04954841126-2727-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim WilsonCounty Stadium512130.412
61122Cleveland Indians1154471.38319.0472596-12422-3722-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Municipal Stadium472720.574
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1973 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Kansas City Royals1156550.565--5475242333-2732-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisRoyals Stadium472324.489
224Oakland Athletics1146450.5610.55114238832-2732-23L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum483018.625
3712Minnesota Twins1115655.5057.0482473929-2127-34L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium512526.490
4815Chicago White Sox1145658.4918.5457486-2928-2628-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park482127.438
51018California Angels1105258.47310.5404426-2227-3125-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium522725.519
61223Texas Rangers1124270.37521.5402553-15117-4325-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeArlington Stadium501535.300
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1973 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1410St. Louis Cardinals1146153.535--4614164528-3033-23L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II482028.417
2511Montreal Expos1085553.5093.0461479-1826-3129-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park542430.444
3714Pittsburgh Pirates1115556.4954.5471491-2025-3130-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium512526.490
4816Chicago Cubs1145658.4915.0459455429-3227-26L5T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field472126.447
5919Philadelphia Phillies1135261.4608.5470470024-3228-29L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium491930.388
61020New York Mets1115160.4598.5413437-2427-3024-30W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium503119.620
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1973 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Dodgers1157144.617--48938110833-2338-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium462422.522
222Cincinnati Reds1156847.5913.05084436530-2238-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium473116.660
335San Francisco Giants1126250.5547.55134714229-2533-25W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park502624.520
4613Houston Astros1175958.50413.04924712128-3431-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome452322.511
51121Atlanta Braves1155164.44320.0531568-3724-3326-32W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie MathewsEddie RobinsonAtlanta Stadium462521.543
61224San Diego Padres1133875.33632.0358544-18615-3823-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium492227.449