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Saturday April 8,1978This 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 1978-04-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Oakland Athletics4California Angels2BoxBob LaceyPaul HartzellDave Heaverlo
Boston Red Sox5Chicago White Sox6BoxPablo TorrealbaBill CampbellLerrin LaGrow
Kansas City Royals5Cleveland Indians8BoxWayne GarlandDennis LeonardMike Paxton
Toronto Blue Jays5Detroit Tigers2BoxJerry GarvinJim SlatonMike Willis
Baltimore Orioles3Milwaukee Brewers16BoxMoose HaasDennis Martinez(none)
Minnesota Twins8Seattle Mariners2BoxPaul ThormodsgardPaul Mitchell(none)
New York Yankees1Texas Rangers2BoxJon MatlackRich Gossage(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers6Atlanta Braves2BoxTommy JohnDick RuthvenTerry Forster
Houston Astros1Cincinnati Reds2BoxFred NormanJoaquin AndujarDoug Bair
Montreal Expos5New York Mets6BoxMardie CornejoStan Bahnsen(none)
St. Louis Cardinals0Philadelphia Phillies7BoxLarry ChristensonEric Rasmussen(none)
Chicago Cubs3Pittsburgh Pirates4BoxJim BibbyBruce Sutter(none)
San Diego Padres0San Francisco Giants6BoxJim BarrBob Shirley(none)

Standings as of 1978-04-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Cleveland Indians1101.000--8530-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium1586890.430
241Milwaukee Brewers2201.0000.5276210-02-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium1609169.569
31015Detroit Tigers211.5000.58710-01-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium1608575.531
4617Toronto Blue Jays211.5000.578-11-10-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium15958101.365
71119New York Yankees101.0001.012-10-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Cedric TallisYankee Stadium I16210062.617
61324Boston Red Sox202.0001.51012-20-20-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park1619962.615
51425Baltimore Orioles202.0001.5627-210-20-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium1599069.566
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
116Chicago White Sox2201.000--121020-02-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park1596990.434
238Texas Rangers1101.0000.52110-01-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium1618675.534
5714Seattle Mariners422.5001.01518-30-02-2L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanThe Kingdome15654102.346
4811Oakland Athletics211.5001.04311-10-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1606892.425
6512California Angels211.5001.034-10-01-1L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium1608674.538
3910Minnesota Twins422.5001.0181532-20-0W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium1587187.449
71221Kansas City Royals101.0001.558-30-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium1619269.571
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
247Pittsburgh Pirates2201.000--5320-02-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joseph O'TooleThree Rivers Stadium1598673.541
113New York Mets2201.000--9630-02-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe McDonaldShea Stadium1606496.400
4816St. Louis Cardinals211.5001.058-31-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II1606892.425
3718Philadelphia Phillies211.5001.08530-01-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium1608971.556
6920Montreal Expos202.0002.069-30-20-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FoxOlympic Stadium1607684.475
51123Chicago Cubs202.0002.035-20-20-0L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field1607981.494
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1978 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
232Los Angeles Dodgers2201.0000.5196132-00-0W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium1609367.581
125Cincinnati Reds3301.000--181440-03-0W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium1588969.563
369San Diego Padres211.5001.538-51-10-0L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob FontaineSan Diego Stadium1608377.519
4513San Francisco Giants211.5001.58350-01-1W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonCandlestick Park1608872.550
61022Houston Astros303.0003.01418-40-30-0L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tal SmithAstrodome1597485.465
51226Atlanta Braves202.0002.5619-130-00-2L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxBill LucasAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium1606991.431