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Top1973 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALCleveland Indians1Kansas City Royals5Boxscore - PBP916,2682:16Tom TimmermannAl FitzmorrisAl Fitzmorris (5-0)Tom Timmermann (5-4)-Ken AspromonteJack McKeonKauffman Stadium
ALChicago White Sox4Milwaukee Brewers5Boxscore - PBP921,5392:52Wilbur WoodJerry BellEduardo Rodriguez (6-3)Cy Acosta (7-4)-Chuck TannerDel CrandallCounty Stadium
ALDetroit Tigers7Minnesota Twins9Boxscore - PBP917,2142:39Mickey LolichJoe DeckerBill Campbell (1-1)Bob Miller (4-2)-Billy MartinFrank QuiliciMetropolitan Stad
ALCalifornia Angels3New York Yankees1Boxscore - PBP917,2532:52Steve BarberMel StottlemyreSteve Barber (2-2)Mel Stottlemyre (12-11)Aurelio Monteagudo (2)Bobby WinklesRalph HoukYankee Stadium I
ALBaltimore Orioles5Texas Rangers1Boxscore - PBP98,0332:20Dave McNallyJim BibbyDave McNally (11-13)Jim Bibby (6-9)-Earl WeaverWhitey HerzogArlington Stadium
NLAtlanta Braves15Chicago Cubs1Boxscore - PBP921,6522:24Phil NiekroRick ReuschelPhil Niekro (13-5)Rick Reuschel (12-11)-Eddie MathewsWhitey LockmanWrigley Field
NLMontreal Expos2Los Angeles Dodgers7Boxscore - PBP925,9822:21Ernie McAnallyDon SuttonDon Sutton (15-7)Ernie McAnally (7-7)Jim Brewer (17)Gene MauchWalter AlstonDodger Stadium
NLCincinnati Reds1Pittsburgh Pirates0Boxscore - PBP920,9032:06Jack BillinghamDock EllisJack Billingham (16-8)Dock Ellis (11-11)-Sparky AndersonBill VirdonThree Rivers Stad
NLNew York Mets7San Diego Padres0Boxscore - PBP96,5312:07Tom SeaverSteve ArlinTom Seaver (15-6)Steve Arlin (7-11)-Yogi BerraDon ZimmerQualcomm Stadium
NLPhiladelphia Phillies2San Francisco Giants11Boxscore - PBP94,0892:47Wayne TwitchellJuan MarichalJuan Marichal (10-8)Wayne Twitchell (11-5)-Danny OzarkCharlie Fox3Com Park at Cand
NLPhiladelphia Phillies2San Francisco Giants11Boxscore - PBP94,0892:47Wayne TwitchellJuan MarichalJuan Marichal (10-8)Wayne Twitchell (11-5)-Danny OzarkCharlie FoxCandlestick Park
NLHouston Astros3St. Louis Cardinals0Boxscore - PBP919,8622:20Jerry ReussRick WiseJerry Reuss (13-8)Rick Wise (13-8)-Leo DurocherRed SchoendienstBusch Stadium II
12 Games on this date

Standings as of 1973-08-15.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1973 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Baltimore Orioles1176552.556--5054149136-2829-24W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenMemorial Stadium453213.711
247Detroit Tigers1206654.5500.55024841828-3038-24L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium421923.452
358New York Yankees1236657.5372.05164585822-3444-23L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I391425.359
469Boston Red Sox1186256.5253.55194754428-2934-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park442717.614
5712Milwaukee Brewers1185959.5006.55355181726-2733-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim WilsonCounty Stadium441529.341
61122Cleveland Indians1204773.39219.5498618-12025-3922-34L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Municipal Stadium422418.571
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1973 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Kansas City Royals1217051.579--5805473333-2737-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisRoyals Stadium411823.439
224Oakland Athletics1196851.5711.05444499536-2832-23W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum432617.605
3814Minnesota Twins1185860.49210.5523514929-2429-36W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium442321.523
4916Chicago White Sox1215863.47912.0482519-3730-3128-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park411922.463
51020California Angels1175463.46214.0428465-3729-3625-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium452520.556
61224Texas Rangers1184276.35626.5426597-17117-4325-33L8T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeArlington Stadium441529.341
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1973 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1511St. Louis Cardinals1216259.512--4874582928-3034-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II411922.463
2613Montreal Expos1155758.4962.0484509-2528-3629-22L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park472225.468
3715Pittsburgh Pirates1175760.4873.0490515-2525-3132-29L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium452322.511
4817Chicago Cubs1195663.4715.0472491-1929-3227-31L10T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field422121.500
51019Philadelphia Phillies1195564.4626.0494500-627-3528-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium431627.372
61121New York Mets1185365.4497.5437463-2629-3524-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium432914.674
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1973 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Dodgers1227646.623--51540011533-2343-23W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium391920.487
222Cincinnati Reds1217348.6032.55384617735-2338-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium412615.634
336San Francisco Giants1186553.5519.05434974629-2536-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park442321.523
4410Houston Astros1236459.52012.55194902933-3531-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome391821.462
5918Atlanta Braves1215665.46319.5576589-1329-3426-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie MathewsEddie RobinsonAtlanta Stadium402020.500
61223San Diego Padres1204377.35832.0388570-18215-3828-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium421725.405


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Dave CheadleP21.178Traded by Yankees with Al Closter, Wayne Nordhagen and Frank Tepedino to Braves for Pat Dobson. 
Jim KaatP34.281Claimed on waivers by White Sox from Twins.