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Games on 1977-08-17

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Kansas City Royals5Cleveland Indians3BoxMarty PattinJim BibbyDoug Bird
New York Yankees7Detroit Tigers5BoxEd FigueroaFernando ArroyoSparky Lyle
Boston Red Sox3Milwaukee Brewers5BoxLary SorensenRick Wise(none)
Seattle Mariners3Minnesota Twins2BoxPaul MitchellGeoff ZahnEnrique Romo
Toronto Blue Jays5Texas Rangers6BoxAdrian DevineMike Willis(none)
Houston Astros6Atlanta Braves9BoxDon CollinsJoe SambitoDave Campbell
Pittsburgh Pirates2Chicago Cubs4BoxRick ReuschelJim Rooker(none)
San Diego Padres7Cincinnati Reds4BoxBob ShirleyMario SotoRollie Fingers
Philadelphia Phillies0Montreal Expos13BoxStan BahnsenSteve Carlton(none)
New York Mets0St. Louis Cardinals2BoxBob ForschJerry Koosman(none)

Standings as of 1977-08-17

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1977 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Boston Red Sox1157045.609--6195249534-2336-22L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park462719.587
224Baltimore Orioles1176849.5813.04894791030-2738-22W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium442915.659
336New York Yankees1186850.5763.561649212428-3140-19W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulYankee Stadium I443212.727
4916Detroit Tigers1175463.46217.0518519-124-3430-29L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium452025.444
51018Cleveland Indians1185365.44918.5508571-6326-3427-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium431825.419
61121Milwaukee Brewers1235370.43121.0491586-9523-3930-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BaumerCounty Stadium391425.359
71426Toronto Blue Jays1164076.34530.5445601-15618-3822-38L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiExhibition Stadium451431.311
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1977 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148Texas Rangers1176750.573--5514737836-2231-28W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium452718.600
259Chicago White Sox1166650.5690.56465816529-2837-22L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park462422.522
3610Minnesota Twins1206852.5670.567656710930-3338-19L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium411625.390
4711Kansas City Royals1166551.5601.55795047531-2834-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium46379.804
5814California Angels1165858.5008.55184902827-3131-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonAnaheim Stadium461630.348
61223Seattle Mariners1225072.41019.5476631-15526-3624-36W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome401426.350
71324Oakland Athletics1174473.37623.0423537-11419-3925-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum441925.432
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1977 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Philadelphia Phillies1177245.615--60449810628-3144-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium452916.644
235Chicago Cubs1186850.5764.55525401228-2839-23W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field441331.295
347Pittsburgh Pirates1206951.5754.55705185224-3645-15L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium422715.643
4512St. Louis Cardinals1206654.5507.55424796326-3340-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II421725.405
5919Montreal Expos1195366.44520.0497557-6027-3527-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium432221.512
61122New York Mets1194970.41224.0429470-4121-4028-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium431528.349
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1977 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Los Angeles Dodgers1197247.605--57243413838-2434-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium432617.605
2613Cincinnati Reds1206159.50811.56155714424-3437-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamRiverfront Stadium422715.643
3715Houston Astros1215764.47116.0482509-2725-3532-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome412417.585
4817San Francisco Giants1215566.45518.0515551-3627-3328-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park412021.488
51020San Diego Padres1245470.43520.5558641-8329-3525-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiSan Diego Stadium381523.395
61225Atlanta Braves1184276.35629.5491659-16812-4530-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave BristolBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium441925.432


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Vic DavalilloOF41.017Purchased by Dodgers from Aguascalientes (Mexican).