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Friday August 31,1973This 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 1973-08-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
California Angels2Chicago White Sox7BoxWilbur WoodBill SingerCy Acosta
Cleveland Indians6Detroit Tigers3BoxMike KekichMickey LolichTom Hilgendorf
Oakland Athletics10Kansas City Royals7BoxRollie FingersDoug Bird(none)
Boston Red Sox2Milwaukee Brewers3BoxCarlos VelazquezLuis TiantEduardo Rodriguez
Boston Red Sox4Milwaukee Brewers5BoxEduardo RodriguezBobby Bolin(none)
Baltimore Orioles2New York Yankees5BoxMel StottlemyreJim Palmer(none)
Minnesota Twins11Texas Rangers2BoxDanny FifeJim MerrittRay Corbin
Houston Astros3Los Angeles Dodgers2BoxTom GriffinJim Brewer(none)
Montreal Expos5Philadelphia Phillies2BoxSteve RogersJim LonborgMike Marshall
Chicago Cubs0Pittsburgh Pirates7BoxJim RookerRick Reuschel(none)
Chicago Cubs2Pittsburgh Pirates5BoxBob JohnsonFergie JenkinsRamon Hernandez
Cincinnati Reds10San Diego Padres4BoxDon GullettBill GreifClay Carroll
Atlanta Braves10San Francisco Giants4BoxRoric HarrisonRon Bryant(none)
New York Mets6St. Louis Cardinals4BoxTug McGrawDiego Segui(none)

Standings as of 1973-08-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1973 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Baltimore Orioles1307654.585--56943913036-2940-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenMemorial Stadium322111.656
247Boston Red Sox1347262.5376.05955415435-3437-28L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park281711.607
358Detroit Tigers1357164.5267.5547557-1032-3639-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium271413.519
469New York Yankees1356966.5119.55495103924-4345-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I271116.407
5713Milwaukee Brewers1336667.49611.55965762030-3536-32W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim WilsonCounty Stadium29821.276
61122Cleveland Indians1355778.42221.5560679-11928-3929-39W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Municipal Stadium271413.519
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1973 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Oakland Athletics1337954.594--61349212138-2841-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum291514.517
236Kansas City Royals1347460.5525.5630627334-3440-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisRoyals Stadium281414.500
3816Minnesota Twins1336469.48115.05925692334-3130-38W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium291712.586
4917Chicago White Sox1346470.47815.5523562-3931-3533-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park281315.464
51019California Angels1296168.47316.0473501-2829-3732-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium331815.545
61224Texas Rangers1334687.34633.0495689-19420-4726-40L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeArlington Stadium291118.379
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1973 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1410St. Louis Cardinals1346866.507--5375102732-3436-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II281315.464
2612Pittsburgh Pirates1306565.5001.0553564-1129-3536-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium321517.469
3714Montreal Expos1296366.4882.5544565-2129-3734-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park331617.485
4815Chicago Cubs1336469.4813.5523551-2832-3632-33L3T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field281315.464
51020New York Mets1336271.4665.5493506-1330-3632-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium28208.714
61121Philadelphia Phillies1346272.4636.0554565-1129-3733-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium28919.321
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1973 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Dodgers1368353.610--56344411939-2944-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium251213.480
223Cincinnati Reds1347955.5903.05945207438-2841-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium28208.714
335San Francisco Giants1327359.5538.05845434136-3037-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park301515.500
4511Houston Astros1376968.50414.55675511634-3635-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome251312.520
5918Atlanta Braves1336370.47418.5651647432-3630-35W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie MathewsEddie RobinsonAtlanta Stadium281315.464
61223San Diego Padres1334885.36133.5442639-19720-4528-40L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium291217.414


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Mike PaulP28.135Traded by Rangers to Cubs for Larry Gura.