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Saturday August 31,1974This 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 1974-08-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
New York Yankees18Chicago White Sox6BoxDoc MedichJim KaatSparky Lyle
Oakland Athletics3Detroit Tigers7BoxJoe ColemanVida Blue(none)
Baltimore Orioles3Kansas City Royals2BoxJim PalmerPaul SplittorffGrant Jackson
California Angels5Milwaukee Brewers6BoxTom MurphyHoracio Pina(none)
Boston Red Sox2Minnesota Twins6BoxDave GoltzDick Drago(none)
Cleveland Indians0Texas Rangers2BoxFergie JenkinsJim Perry(none)
Montreal Expos3Cincinnati Reds10BoxJack BillinghamSteve Renko(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates4Los Angeles Dodgers3BoxLarry DemeryGeoff ZahnDave Giusti
Atlanta Braves5New York Mets6BoxBob ApodacaMax LeonHarry Parker
Houston Astros6Philadelphia Phillies10BoxLarry ChristensonJ.R. Richard(none)
St. Louis Cardinals2San Francisco Giants3BoxJohn D'AcquistoBob ForschJohn Morris

Standings as of 1974-08-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1974 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Boston Red Sox1317259.550--5855404531-3441-25L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park311219.387
237New York Yankees1316962.5273.05395152431-3638-26W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithShea Stadium312011.645
3511Cleveland Indians1306664.5085.5538546-831-3334-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium321121.344
4713Baltimore Orioles1316665.5046.0520530-1032-3334-32W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenMemorial Stadium31256.806
51017Milwaukee Brewers1336370.47410.0540542-230-3533-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim WilsonCounty Stadium291316.448
61118Detroit Tigers1326270.47010.5487597-11030-3732-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium301020.333
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1974 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Oakland Athletics1337657.571--60346813536-3140-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum291415.483
248Kansas City Royals1326963.5236.55765166034-3335-30L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium30822.267
3612Texas Rangers1346866.5078.5588611-2333-3535-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienArlington Stadium261610.615
4814Minnesota Twins1346668.49310.5557579-2229-3836-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium281612.571
5916Chicago White Sox1356669.48911.0595639-4426-4139-29L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park251411.560
61223California Angels1345282.38824.5529574-4526-4026-42L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium281612.571
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1974 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
146Pittsburgh Pirates1327062.530--6005227830-3640-26W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownThree Rivers Stadium301812.600
2610St. Louis Cardinals1336865.5112.55395251432-3436-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II281810.643
3715Philadelphia Phillies1326567.4925.0555568-1325-3840-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium301515.500
4819Montreal Expos1306070.4629.0526550-2432-3628-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim FanningJarry Park311912.613
51021New York Mets1305971.45410.0464523-5928-3731-34W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob ScheffingShea Stadium321220.375
61122Chicago Cubs1295376.41115.5520656-13626-3828-37W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field331320.394
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1974 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Dodgers1328349.629--66146120040-2843-21L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium301911.633
222Cincinnati Reds1338152.6092.563550213342-2439-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium291712.586
335Atlanta Braves1337360.54910.55444707435-3138-29L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Clyde KingEddie RobinsonAtlanta Stadium291514.517
459Houston Astros1326864.51515.05415053628-3740-27L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome301317.433
5920San Francisco Giants1336172.45922.5516581-6529-3931-34W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Horace StonehamCandlestick Park291118.379
61224San Diego Padres1335083.37633.5455693-23821-4529-38L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium291019.345